Category Archives: Personal

Inspired by Sea Fever

I am lucky enough to have a few paintings of sailing ships – produced by a great-uncle – on my walls. On the back of one is the second verse of the John Masefield poem Sea Fever. I must go … Continue reading

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My recent diagnosis

On 3rd March of this year I was diagnosed with a chronic lymphoid  leukemia with the scary name of Hairy Cell Leukemia. I’ve just finished my chemotherapy treatment – and beginning to feel now like I’m coming out the other … Continue reading

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St Josephs National School Killasser (the old school)

My Uncle John always took lots of photographs. Nothing was too inconsequential. A frame from a programme on television, newspaper clippings, hens,  dogs,  cats,  buildings, landscapes. Generous time was also given to his nieces, nephews, brothers, in-laws and friends. Last … Continue reading

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The Letter from the Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Letter from the IBTS on the stolen New York Laptop.    

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Web2.0 Presentation at HISI ’07

Last week was a tough one. On thursday, I gave a presentation on Web2.0 and healthcare at the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland – the slides are on slideshare.

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Blogging the Election Conference

I attended the Blogging the Election conference in the Digital Hub on saturday. Last week, I wrote a short piece about an Active Citizenship event I was recently at – my civic spirit seems to be in flow at the … Continue reading

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Active Citizenship event in Sligo

A couple of weeks back, I attended an Active Citizen function in Sligo. According to the website, Active Citizenship seeks “to advise the Government on the steps that can be taken to ensure that the wealth of civic spirit and … Continue reading

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Luminosity, Whales & Web2.0

Out for my daily walk yesterday evening down to the seafront in Strandhill, listening to this episode of Distributing the Future, minding my own business. Car slows, guy pokes his head out and shouts what sounded to me like “I’m … Continue reading

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"If I live to be a hundred, I won't see a better game than this one…"

Hearing this alone from Colm O’Rourke after the All-Ireland Football Semi-Final between Mayo and Dublin, took some of the pain away from not having a ticket on the day. For the privileged Mayo fans among the 82,000 who saw the … Continue reading

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Corporate policies on the installation and use of sound cards

I have recently been discussing a project with a  potential customer. It’s a sub eLearning type thingy and audio is a crucial element of the content in its’ present proposed form.

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