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So #Cong14 has come and gone and I’m happy I made the trip up and across the country from Wexford. I’m glad the journey afforded me the opportunity to catch up with one enormous little woman, and to meet and get to know a hyperlocal D12 native and a sciencey twerson. My huddles worked out well.…

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There was a time when lunch vouchers were considered a perk and you were really on the pig’s back getting your entire family covered on your company health insurance but the post on NBC news about Apple and Facebook paying for female employees to freeze their eggs has to be the most revolting talent attraction /…

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This is a repeat of a blog post I wrote for CongRegation — a one-day ‘un-conference’ social media gathering — that took place in Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland in November 2014. I’ve been loitering with intent around the web industry in this country like a dirty penny since the mid-90s. I’ve seen every fad, gimmick and craze…

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So I watched RTE’s Saturday Night Show with Brendan O’Connor last night for the first and last time in my life. I’m not really sure where in Ireland or in which decade the host lives but I live in an Ireland where the President of the USA deserves a bit more respect than to be…

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So the general public and music industry are united and up in arms together about U2’s album launch a.k.a. free distribution via iTunes. The album was not free, it cost Apple $100m which then allowed Apple to gift it to its 500 million users. A couple of points: U2 sold themselves short by accepting $2…

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Yet again I find myself starting a blog post thinking ‘I’m not really this cynical but…’ If I were launching a movie about some personal content going AWOL in the cloud, what luck to have an enormous scandal centred around the very same theme of my movie?  Not to mention the added boon of said personal…

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Attended and competed (well sort of) in an open water swim event over the weekend. Had a wonderful day out, the weather was glorious, had the honour of swimming in our national lake with its beautiful golden amber water that, with the reflection of light, gave you the feeling of swimming in liquid gold. Overall a well…

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So Garth Brooks stuck to his ‘5 or none at all’ ultimatum and will not be joining us on the rock as planned later this month despite having friends in far from low places. Over the past week we’ve had: A comment from the Taoiseach (yes our Head of State) live from Berlin on National television about the…

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