February 11, 2014

The Ultimate Grumpy Cat Mug


Apart from being fantastic at doing PR stuff for us, Kelly is also a good friend and gave me an amazing present. Officially this was a Christmas present, but since it arrived around the time of my birthday I’ll consider it  a birthday one instead Related Posts:What A Difference A Small Tweak Can MakeI Love […]

February 9, 2014

Carlow’s Dolmen


I grew up on the west coast of Ireland only a few miles from the Burren region. It’s a beautiful part of the world and has a lot of history. Nowadays I live in Carlow, which is in the southeast of Ireland. It too has history, but even though I’ve been living here for 10 […]

February 2, 2014

Our New Data Centre Opens Monday


By this time tomorrow our shiny new data centre will have been officially opened. It’s taken us a long time to get this far Hopefully we’ll have lots of photos and videos to share from the event In the meantime here’s a video of the new sign going up outside the building: More to follow […]

February 1, 2014

Air France Surprise and Delight Me Via Twitter


I fly with Air France and other airlines that are part of the SkyTeam alliance. I like Air France, but sometimes they screwup. And when they do and you’re on the receiving end of the screwup it can be really really frustrating. However they have been really doing a fantastic job with handling customer service […]

February 1, 2014

Tongue in cheek marketing


Spotted in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.. Yes, AVN was being held there at the time, so it was appropriate, but I loved the quite cheeky play with words. Nicely done Related Posts:Jetlagged In VegasIn Vegas For NamesConEnjoying Regional Cuisine in JordanIstanbul Colours and FlavoursDotNGO T-Shirt

January 15, 2014

Matt Mullenweg Makes A Surprise Stop At Namescon


One of the things I love about going to conferences in the US is that you never know who is likely to turn up. This week I’ve been in Las Vegas for NamesCon which, as you’d expect, was primarily focussed on domain names and the domain name industry. However Matt Mullenweg was in town and […]

January 12, 2014

In Vegas For NamesCon


I’m in Las Vegas for the next few days at NamesCon. It’s the first internet / domain industry event of 2014 and the list of speakers and attendees is pretty impressive. I’ll be speaking on a couple of panels, but for now I’m going to try and see a bit of Vegas. I was here […]

January 6, 2014

Central Perk


I’ve been digging through photos on my phone over the last few days and publishing some of the quirky ones. This shot is of the Central Perk sign on the Friends set. Yes, the real set, at Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank. I was there last year, but lost most of the photos I took […]

January 6, 2014

Ubuntu Grub Error

Ubuntu Cola and a roll

More for myself than anyone else .. While cleaning up the kernels and doing some updates on an Ubuntu machine you might get this error:  you may need to re-run your boot loader[grub] Not 100% clear to me, but the solution is pretty easy. As root or using sudo run: update-grub Problem solved! Related Posts:Ubuntu […]

January 2, 2014

Time’s Top Music Tracks of 2013


I’m still working my way through the last couple of Time magazines of 2013 (dead tree versions). Their review of 2013 in music focussed on the albums of the year, but also included a nice little list of “best songs” of the year.. So I created a Spotify playlist: Related Posts:Configuring Icecast Streaming Server On […]