December 12, 2013

French Beer, Herbal Tea & Cured Meat

James comes over to Carlow a couple of times a year and he usually brings me over a few products that I simply cannot get in Ireland. Vanilla tea – while there are a couple of varieties available in Irish shops they’re simply not as good as the Twining’s one Adelscott beer – I’ve been […]

December 12, 2013


I’ll be reading Gary Vee’s new book over the next few days. I ordered it months ago so I’ve been looking forward to it .. Related Posts:Gary Vaynerchuk At Web SummitSponsoring Irish Internet Awards ComparedVisualising Social Via IntelBuffer App Makes Scheduling Tweets EasyMuseum Of Me Visualisation

December 9, 2013

Gender Stereotypes

This video, which is an advert for Pantene, speaks for itself. Just read the captions. Watch it again. Read them again. Related Posts:Embedding Youtube Videos With Captions Turned OnBehaving Like Cavemen Isn’t CoolAlphabet For GeeksCommon Spelling / Grammar Censoring Blog Content?

December 8, 2013

.brussels NewTLDs

It looks like the city of Brussels is doing a marketing campaign around .brussels – the new domain extension for the Belgian city: Related Posts:Life On A Plane?Big Companies Trying To Monopolise .blog, .cloud and moreThe New TLD Application List Is Out!Hilton Brussels City Still Have Stupid broadband Limits – False Advertising!Hilton Brussels City Secret […]

December 6, 2013

Working Around AIB’s Online Banking Limitations

AIB’s online banking for personal users isn’t terrible. It’s mostly usable. However if you’re trying to manage your personal finances using any of the popular desktop (or cloud) solutions on the market you can end up hitting a virtual brick wall. For some bizarre reason AIB doesn’t offer any “sane” way of exporting transaction data. […]

December 6, 2013

Pay For Your Drink With a Kiss

Milan’s bar scene is famous for its “aperitivi” ie. evening drinks. One wine bar, Wineria, is trying a slightly different tack with its marketing – pay with a kiss. Video below sort of explains it in action: Full story (in Italian) Related Posts:AIB Take Logic To New LowBypassing Delivery Restrictions With Parcel MotelPushy Salespeople SuckA […]

December 2, 2013

Not Your Ordinary Chicken

I had dinner the other evening in Rouge Tomate in Brussels. The main course was: “Coq des prés” chicken filet with seared foie gras, mustard breaded spinach, farro and a thyme and white Sancerre reduction It was incredible. A fantastic combination of flavours in a lovely setting Related Posts:French Beer, Herbal Tea & Cured MeatArty farty […]

December 1, 2013

Setting Up A Personal Budget With YNAB

A few times over the last few years I’ve tried to setup and track my personal budget. I know I should do it, but it’s one of those things I’ve always been really bad at doing. So a couple of days ago I decided to fix this situation once and for all. I’d already tried […]

November 27, 2013

Campbells Retro packaging

I’m not sure what Campbell’s are up to, but you can currently get some of their products in very retro style packaging. Spotted at my local Dunnes Stores. Related Posts:What A Difference A Small Tweak Can MakeOur New Data Centre Opens MondayWorking Around AIB’s Online Banking LimitationsSchipol Airport Bar Cliched DecorsFresh anchovies from Ballycotton Seafood […]

November 22, 2013


Seeing a Botero “in the flesh” is always better than just looking at a photo of one .. Related Posts:No More Luggage Checkin?