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 […]

January 2, 2014

Paul Ties the Knot


Paul, my business partner, has finally “tied the knot”. I’m not “into” weddings so I’ve only gone to the absolute minimum number of them. The actual ceremony was held in Graiguenamanagh Abbey, which is also known as Duiske Abbey. It’s a 13th century Cistercian building, or at least parts of it are .. As weddings go […]

January 1, 2014

Hangovers and Age


Tonight is probably the biggest night of the year for people to party and overindulge .. So tomorrow this is the kind of scene you’ll probably either be starring in or simply observing: Happy New Year (And yes, I am currently re-watching Scrubs on Netflix, which inspired the choice of video clip) Related Posts:Spending New […]

December 24, 2013

Evening Echo Boy Statue


If you wander around Cork city you’ll probably walk past this statue at some point. “The Echo Boy” serves as a memory as the number of “boys” selling the local evening paper – The Evening Echo – has now dwindled to practically zero. The “boys” are now grown men if they exist at all Related […]

December 23, 2013

Confusing “Your” and “You’re” on Signs


Spotted outside a shop in Midleton, Co. Cork: And it’s not the only “bad” sign you’ll come across in the town. The local supermarket is proud of its “customer’s car park”, which is suggests that they might not be in business for much longer or that nobody drives .. Getting it right shouldn’t be hard: […]

December 22, 2013

A Bit of Schoolboy Nostalgia


If you went to school in Ireland you probably had one of these “maths set” cases at some point. I’d forgotten about them until I spotted this one for sale in a supermarket in Midleton. Of course if it isn’t scratched and punched full of holes it probably isn’t the “genuine article” I’m not sure […]