Sunday, December 31, 2006
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Ah yes the old chestnut of Mahon Point traffic again ! I was waiting this afternoon to turn right into the retail park so having missed the lights I sat back and watched the muppetry that was sure to unfold. I wasn't disappointed. Across from me was the queue to turn right into Mahon Point Centre. This queue was held by a redlight and the folks there were waiting patiently. But then a muppet decided that joining the queue was for fools so he started his own one - in the Straight-ahead lane. He was shortly followed by another duo of a**holes thus nicely blocking one of the lanes. When the lights changed they nipped across without any shame. A few minutes later another car decided that the straight lane was actually for turning right and turned in as well. Worst of all was when a Tesco Artic barrelled down the straight-lane and forced his way in on top of the right-turning cars - so much for professional drivers but then again every little helps when you're delivering stock to the worst stocked Tesco in Ireland.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
At home I have an Intel iMac , a Dell PC and an IBM laptop. Up to recently the printer has been connected to the iMac. During the recent Apple sale I bought a second Airport Express to use as a wireless print server. I set it up and the Mac dealt with it happily. The instructions to setup the XP devices were extensive and involved creating ports and adding IP addreses and generally not working. So I then discovered an Apple download called Bonjour for Windows - this installs quickly without a restart and within a few clicks will detect and install your remote wireless printer being shared through OS X. It works a treat and I was printing in less than a minute. I don't know why Apple don't suggest this in their instructions rather than the long drawn-out rigamarole they expect people go through...
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry has a note on its webpage saying: "We’ve tried reasoning, cajoling and pleading, all only to implement the law and protect legitimate businesses from the Black Economy. We are being ignored and our businesses are suffering. We’re all compliant and we get no appreciation or thanks, while the black economy is thriving and the VRT system on used imports is out of control. We are pleased that the Minister for Transport, Martin Cullen TD has said that he will ban roadside car sales and is checking out the legal options. This would be great but we would still have a problem with the black economy selling from their homes and the lack of control on used imports....... " Hmm. Is that so. Have a look at the Revenue site and look at the defaulters list for Sepember 2006 - check how many Car-related enterprises are listed. Quite a few. Wasn't that long ago when the Competition Authority were checking them out
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Fon, the social router movement, are offering free WiFI routers to subscribers of www.boards.ie - this is an ideal offer if you sub to boards and would like to try out the idea. Click here for more details Source - Antoin's Blog (Antoin is the chief fonero in Ireland)