October 6, 2013

Schipol Airport Bar Cliched Decors

James and I spent a couple of hours in one of the airport bars at Schipol on the way back from Wordcamp The decors wasn’t exactly “inspired” Related Posts:What A Difference A Small Tweak Can MakeOur New Data Centre Opens MondayWorking Around AIB’s Online Banking LimitationsCampbells Retro packagingFresh anchovies from Ballycotton Seafood in Midleton

October 5, 2013

WordCamp Europe Day 1

James and I are in Leiden this weekend for WordCamp Europe. Since James has been taking lots and lots of photos he’ll hopefully post something on the company blog The variety and quality of the sessions so far has been excellent and it’s been really enjoyable so far. Highlight of the day so far – [...]

September 29, 2013

Fresh anchovies from Ballycotton Seafood in Midleton

I love cooking and being able to cook with good quality fresh ingredients makes the entire experience even better. Unfortunately a lot of good quality ingredients are harder to find if you don’t live in a major urban centre. However Ireland is packed with quality food producers, so you can find excellent sources in the [...]

September 28, 2013

A rather big award!

On Friday night I was awarded with the overall Net Visionary award by the Irish Internet Association. I’m still in a state of shock. Conn shot the entire thing. And yes, the award itself is damn big! Related Posts:Social Media Awards Tonight!Woohoo!More Awards PhotosIIA NetVisionary Voting OpensIt’s Award Season (Again!)

September 26, 2013

Using Vbulletin’s Impex Import System With Newer Versions of MySQL

If you are moving a forum to Vbulletin or, like me, need to move an existing Vbulletin install around, then you might end up using Vbulletin’s “impex”. Impex is an import system that allows you to import users, posts etc., from a very large number of bulletin board and forum software into Vbulletin. To save [...]

September 22, 2013

Very cool marketing!

Marketing material from domain types can be incredibly boring, but the guys from DotZon did this, which is wonderful ! Related Posts:Marketing On A ShoeStringKantar Media Spamming Social Media Award NomineesAdwords FailDotNGO T-ShirtPushy Salespeople Suck

September 14, 2013

The Sage food philosophy

Sage Restaurant 12 mile philosophy

Sage Restaurant is just off the main street in Midleton. Yesterday I was lucky enough to have lunch there and I have to say it was simply fantastic. But what’s more interesting about the restaurant isn’t just the quality of the food. It’s their food philosophy. They source most of their ingredients within a 12 [...]

September 10, 2013

Pasta, kale & anchovies with chilli & garlic plus lemon juice

I’ve been cooking with kale quite a bit over the last couple of weeks. Kale is incredibly healthy, but is probably best described as “an acquired taste”. Personally I really like it, though I know a lot of people don’t. The below shot is of pasta, kale & anchovies with chilli & garlic plus lemon [...]

September 8, 2013

AIB Take Logic To New Low

Both my personal and business credit cards are with AIB. From time to time credit card services need to contact me. Unfortunately a lot of the calls I get from them and other parts of the bank come from a blocked number ie. I cannot see who is calling me when I answer the call [...]

September 4, 2013

Steak with kale, chilli & garlic

I picked up a few herbs and spices on my most recent trip to the US, so I used some of the seasoning when grilling the steak. Keeping things relatively healthy and simple I served the steak with some kale done with garlic and chilli. The end result was fantastic. Related Posts:Pasta, kale & anchovies [...]