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Remember…everything!

I've been a fan of online to-do list generator "Remember the Milk" for some time. However, I found myself printing off the weekly schedule for when I was going to be away froma computer, and then inevitably, losing it or leaving it at home. I wanted mobile online access to the service and now my ...

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Hello world!

Please bear with me while I grapple with this new (to me) WordPress system... transfer of interesting/favourite posts from last blog in progress.

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The Heavy Hand…

This makes me really angry. Yes, Dell (and other US computer firms) have created a lot of jobs in Ireland in the last twenty years. But they have done so because it was advantageous to them - the Irish government offered foreign business a very attrctive low rate of corporation tax. Now that the economy ...

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Christmas begins now… sort of

I've finally finished wrapping presents for my family. I'm about to check-in online for my flight to Edinburgh tomorrow. I have just a couple of work-related tasks to complete tomorrow, as well as a meeting with my manager. Only now am I feeling in the 'holiday spirit'. Up till now, it's been pretty stressful. This ...

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It’s Hugh Jackman-tacular

Can't wait for this to come out. I've been a massive X-Men fan since I was 8 years old... seeing them make it onto the silver screen has been a dream come true. I thought the three X-Men films were well-executed, though they tried to squeeze in too many characters. This could be different... and ...

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It goes without saying…

...I'll be seeing this baby in 2009 too. Oh yes. I just hope it's the first in a series...

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An amazing life…

Conor Cruise O'Brien died last week. A scholar, journalist, government minister, diplomat and opponent of the IRA, he lived the most amazing life. Yes, I was a fan. He was never afraid of saying the "wrong thing", as he did so often. He was a man of principle, unfortunately more often than not surrounded by ...

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Some Work-Life Balance irony…

I've neglected this blog for over a month now, due to overwhelming pressures in the other spheres of my life. Work has been very busy (though not overly so) and I've been spending a lot more time on my Doctorate. For this of you who don't know yet, I'm approximately half way through a doctoral ...

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She hasn’t gone away you know…

From the BBC: Palin puts faith in God for 2012 Defeated Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has said she hopes God will "show her the way" on any future bid for the White House. The Alaska governor said 2012 was too far off for her to decide whether she would run for the US presidency. ...

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