Sunday, October 19, 2008

Address Change

I've finally gotten around to setting up a custom domain for this blog (I'll still be using blogger) . As and from now the blog is reachable at - it was pure laziness which prevented me doing this before.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Welcome to the Cloud.

Here at home the main computer is my iMac - it holds our music, videos and photos. It's backed up to an external drive and also to amazon'S s3 servers using Jungledisk. This also holds all my email. As a gadget freak I also use netbooks and it's often a pain having to go to the iMac to check on historical mail etc. So today I moved to the Cloud. I signed up to Google Apps and it's now taking care of the email for my domain. It was a straightforward process with a slight hiccup when I discovered that I couldn't change my DNS settings on Digiweb. I resolved it by signing up to Dyndns for my DNS services and pointing the website to a specific Digiweb address and the MX records to Google Apps. A little bit of CNAME tweaking and the same address as previously used for webmail was redirected. Benefits for me ? One less backup. Greater search capabilities and access from anywhere using a decent interface. I've been trying out Evernote and OneNote for notetaking etc and I think I'll plop for evernote as it has better text recognition in images and the ability to access through a browser.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Drinks Industry to Government : "please help us"

I was shocked during the week to see the Alcohol lobby asking the Government to layoff alcohol in the Budget because consumption is lowering. We have a shocking high rate of alcohol consumption in this country. We are always being urged to reduce it and become more resonsible and yet we have a trade organsiation moaning about how it is a bad thing for the country to be drinking less. Almost a case of go out and drink for the sake of the country. And for the sake of the fat cats in the drinks industry.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Thomond Park hush

Good to see that whilst we might have an upgraded stadium we still have the Thomond Park silence when someone is taking a penaltu

Thursday, October 02, 2008

QE II approaches Roches Point - her last time ever in Cork


Slan Abhaile - QEII leaving Cork Harbour.


Queen Elizabeth II along with escort boats and chopper - Cork Harbour


Coastguard chopper and seagull over Spike Island


This boat got around Spike faster than the QE II (funnel visible)


Queen Elizabeth II leaving Cobh


QEII leaves Cobh with its escort.


Queen Elizabeth II passing the Haulbowline Slag Heap