Tuesday 24 May 2011

Enda Kenny's rabble rousing speech, May 23rd 2011


On May 23rd, 2011, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed US President, Barack Obama, to Ireland with a rabble rousing, emotional and powerful speech that we have not seen the likes of from our leaders in many a year! Yes, it borrowed from Obama's own speech from his Inauguration in 2008, but that was the point.  It was a fitting tribute to the US President, our Thaoiseach and our Country! It was the emotion behind the speech, not necessarily the words, that stirred the crowd and the audience at home.  It was excellently delivered... Enda, you did us proud yesterday... Keep it going... Is Feidir Linn!
Just try and imagine Bertie or Cowen attempting the same speech.... Wouldn't have had nearly the same impact!

Here is the transcript of the speech...

Friday 13 May 2011

> /dev/null 2>&1

What does "> /dev/null 2>&1" mean?

Ever wondered what the trailing garbage in some commands on a Unix system mean?  What's the funny looking  greater-than, ampersands and numbers after the commands mean? In this article we’ll explain those weird commands.
Here’s an example command:
mycommand > /dev/null 2>&1
Below is a graphical representation of whats going on.  This is explained later.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

To be honest, I thought I liked celery....

So, i've decided to try and eat a bit healthier. Looking for that snack food that will kill the craving but not have lasting effects on the auld health, right? Where better to look than the negative-calorie powerhouse that is celery!
Everyone knows that chewing on celery burns more calories that it contains*, so it is the perfect snack food, right?!
I remember

Monday 9 May 2011

Google celebrates Roger Hargreaves' 75th birthday... Mr Men style!

16 Google Doodles celebrating the creator of Mr. Men and Little Miss, Roger Hargreaves, 75th birthday today, May 9th 2011.
Young or old, everyone knows the Mr Men and Little Miss series of books and cartoons.
Roger, your legacy continues to be enjoyed and amuses children of all ages!

The Mr Bump one is my favourite... what's yours?


Thursday 5 May 2011

Apple's approach to making stuff better....

Apple at their best.... 

Let's make our phone better by, well, changing the colour from slick black to poxy white.... Nice one Apple!
Oh, and if you rush out to buy this phone now, you'll probably find yourself being very sad and dissappointed in September/October when they launch their iProne 5 (this is not a typo BTW) .... with a whole new set of bugs and handling instructions!
If you want to improve your iProne, get an Android!  Simples.

Jedward hit the Russian airwaves.....

The poor russian guy hadn't a chance... Some one should have prepped him to be ready for their, let's face it, unique interview style and antics! Is there any interviewer out there brave enough to take this pair on?!? "Frost vs Jedward" perhaps?
Jedward1: "We're John and he's Edward and together we're Jedward"
Jedward2: "I so need to go to the toilet!"
You cannot deny their energy.... they are doing exactly what they wanted to do.... Living their dream! .... Although some may say it is a nightmare... But I say: Rock on guys... Fingers crossed for you tonight!