I realized I never posted the interview on here! Here’s me talking to Declan Meehan from EastCoast FM about life, love and digital legacy. Very general interview, but wow it went fast!
May 16, 2012
August 17, 2011
The boys and I have just returned from a lovely few days at our friends Martin and Miriam’s house, in Louisburgh in Mayo. We had a grand day yesterday, sitting on Oldhead beach, the boys making sandcastles and big holes and whooping in the cold water. It was desperately needed, which I hadn’t realized. We were only there for one full day, but it was sunny the whole day, and warm (for Ireland).
Thanks to M&M, and to Xian and Michael, who shared the drive out with us. Once again, our lovely friends are helping to keep us supported.
School starts in 2 weeks! Ohmigosh.
And can we all say happy birthday to B’s little bro, Derry? Today’s his /mumbledy birthday!!
July 28, 2011
It’s actually been 9 days. I can’t believe time is still moving. It shouldn’t be.
I wanted to thank everyone for, well, everything, really. The outpouring of love and caring has really surprised me, pleasantly. Thank you is too little a phrase to show the appreciation for what all of you have been doing. The amounts of email, invitations, food, wine, taking care of the boys, coming to the service and the afters, mentions in the meeja, all of it. I knew how amazing B was, I just didn’t know that everyone else saw it too!
So from our family to all of you, thank you. You’ve all shown that you’re really part of our family as well.
July 25, 2011
Speech is such a funny word. I like tribute better.
Brendan’s brother Derry (Diarmuid) was up first, followed by Christian and then Diarmaid (please follow along in your booklets).
November 25, 2009
This is what I got to say at Patrick’s primary school today, introducing the President of Ireland before she gave her remarks in front of the kids and staff at the school:
Today is a very special day for the Dalkey School Project. As Chairperson of the Board of Management, it gives me great pleasure to welcome President McAleese to the school. The last time she visited the school was for the 25th birthday celebrations.
However, for many people here, this is their first time experiencing a Presidential visit; we look forward to hearing the President’s address. It is an honor for me to invite the President to speak.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.
April 29, 2009
A friend did a skydive at the end of May in an effort to raise funds for our kids’ primary school. In terms of ways to help children, the bar has been raised pretty high: a few thousand feet, in fact.
It was a really great success.
January 22, 2009
To scribble down electronically what’s scribbled in pencil on a piece of scrap paper on my desk:
To change the length of time my Nokia N95-8GB spends ringing for an incoming call with Vodafone, I enter
then press the green Call button. In this, xxx and yyyy are your mobile phone number, and sec is the number of seconds (divisible by 5) ranging from a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 30 seconds. So 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30.
Paper recycled. 🙂
September 19, 2008
My Irish passport expires in a few months. I figure we’ve no plans to go anywhere for the remainder of the year, probably, so why not look into getting it renewed? I visited the Official Site to get the scoop.
If you pay An Post for Passport Express, you’ll get it in 10 days.
If you don’t, and want to be frugal since there’s no rush, you can do it via regular post—accepting it will take “at least 4-6 weeks” to get it back. Which instills the fear in the reader that something may come up in the next two months which would make you need it, and you’d of course be screwed without it. So I’d guess most people go via An Post.
I wonder: what’s the functional difference between the Passport Express delivery box and the Stupid Shit Regular Post box? I expect they sit side-by-side in the same building, and the Regular Post box also serves as a great place to rest bags full of those completed-and-barely-shredded Passport Express applications awaiting recycling.
March 26, 2008
For the longest time I’ve been sticking with having to only ever visit www.ros.ie using W1ndow$ on my laptop. Being self-employed, every two months I have to give some tax to The Man.
This time, I decided to look again to see if anyone has discovered a way to do this without that other OS. Luckily, I found some notes by Andrew S. Townley explaining exactly how. He’s found the link into the ros.ie site to get at the actual KCrypto Java applet that it uses (and claims fails to start).
As described, I put it into
/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.03/jre/lib/ext and restarted Firefox. Now the login page on the site worked fine, and I could get in. Yay!
P.S. I’m doing this under Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon).
June 7, 2007
A new community weblog is starting up in Ireland:
For Nine Pounds. (And in 2008 retired, only to rise out of the ashes in its new form of The Blog Pound.) The content in its first few days has been plentiful and entertaining. I’ve started to try doing the Live Bookmarks feature of Firefox to get RSS atom feeds of weblogs to help you spend more time reading and less time clicking.
Anyway, it’s pretty good so far. 🙂