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Monday, September 26, 2005

nothing at all

After my MPC weekend in the 12 Pins (Bens) in Galway, I've arrived in my grand parents house for a week! There I plan to do NOTHING AT ALL!! And about time! After 6 months being on the go with work and the whole lot, I need a break.

So talk soon!!

Sunday, September 25, 2005


This is a complete list of PlayStation 2 games that my Cousin has! Not too bad! Pitty it's a PS2 tho!

Monday, September 19, 2005

talk like a pirate day

Arrrr... Ahoy Matey!
Shiver me timbers, dar be treasure in them thar hills. By t'way, grab thee a wench as ive forgot t'remind thee today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
I've also found some facts ye might be finding intrestin... Arrr

R'member... dead men tell no tales.. so swab the deck ya scarvy scum!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2005


Over the weekend I have been Surfing my Sky Digital channels! And came across this new Channel, abc1. Having never been to America, but I've heard lots and seen a few taped videos from there over in Switzerland, I know how they work their Ads.

Take your average episode of Scrubs or Friends:
In Ireland (and the UK):
The show starts at the top of the hour, after about 3 or 4 minutes of Ads that have been running since the end of the last show. At about quarter past, there are 3 minutes of Ads. At the end of the show, there is about 3 or 4 minutes of Ads until the next show that has to start at half past the hour.

In America:
The show starts immediately after the end of the previous show. It shows the first few scenes until the Shows titles run. Just as the titles end, there is 3 or 4 minutes of Ads. Then you come back and the show starts and it runs without a break for most of the show. Then just before its about to wrap up, it takes its second set of Ads. Finally coming back to finish out the show (and show the lesson learnt... as in all American Shows) and start straight into the next one...

Two different ways of doing it, I can advantages to both. The American way tries to hook viewers onto the next show, where as our way doesn't keep you waiting 4 minutes after showing you the 1st two minutes of the show to see the rest of it... same with having to wait to see the last 2 minutes of it at the end!!

never blog about bloging

Like I've got time for a BlogSpot!!:

When you write your own blog you can basically get away with anything. You don't have to please your readers, you don't have to cater to anyone's taste, you don't have to be interesting, and your blog doesn't even have to make sense! But there are some basic unwritten rules about bloging that must be adhered to at all times. And up there with 'never blog about your co-workers' and 'always know if your mother reads your blog' is a fundamental and oft forgotten rule:

Do not insult your readers intelligence, i.e.:

Never blog about blogging!

We all know the feeling, you one sit down at your computer to blog one fateful day, and nothing happens. Nothing. Happens.

You can't think of anything to blog about.

It may not be because your life's particularly boring or empty; you might just have nothing to say. There's always the chance that you've stumbled upon the great discovery of conversation, and with a small cry of 'Eureka!' have began saying things directly to people, thus having no more need to blog. Or you could just be shallow.

Either way, you are suddenly faced with a momentous, blog-changing decision. What do you do now? Oh, you know the sensible thing to do would be to stand up, turn off your computer, and walk away. Go do something else. But in the back of your mind, a twisted logic is beginning to form:

  1. I normally blog about what goes on in my life.
  2. What's going on in my life right is that I have nothing to blog.
  3. I should blog about the fact I have nothing to blog.

So I say 'NO!' and say again, 'NO!'
You never, ever, under any circumstances, blog about the fact that you have nothing to blog about. If you’ve got nothing to blog, don’t blog! Sometimes inspiration comes, sometimes it doesn’t. You people just have to learn to let it go sometimes. Learn to walk away.

There's nothing worse than reading a blog titled 'I have nothing to say' or worse 'what should I blog about'. Nothing is more insulting to the experienced blogger. You’ve taken the time and effort to visit some blog, only to be slapped in the proverbial face. With a proverbial salmon. You feel violated.

People can get hurt that way.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


One of my Scouts sent me this picture today. The person on the left is my old school principal. Mr. Murray. Nice chap. Can't fault him in any way. The guy on the right is Peter Griffin:

Peter is an incompetent blue-collar worker and a bumbling, drunken father, yet still a dedicated family man. He is a legally retarded man, who often gets into bad situations, which are only made worse as he tries to get out of them. He formerly worked as a production line worker at the Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory. Following its closure he became a fisherman. He has also previously been a jouster, Sheriff, cast member on The Electric Company, a ghostbuster, career soldier, member of Simon and Garfunkel (creative differences being what led to his stint as a career soldier in Vietnam), CEO, Death, one of the wonder twins, and folk singer. Husband to Lois, father to Meg, Chris, and Stewie and technically the owner of Brian.

What a man!!

foreign blogs

Has anyone noticed since Google have launched Blog search there has been a load of foreign Blogs on the Next Blog list! I'm not against it or anything, in fact I like looking at blogs from different countries. But a few weeks back I only came across maybe 1 in 10 foreign language blogs! Now its more like 1 in 3! Strange eh?

Also Mozilla Thunderbird has a shit spell checker... as does the Blogger tool i use for this! I just used Google to find the correct spelling of foreign!

Friday, September 16, 2005


Taidy and his hand... it looks soo real man! Taken in my room checking out the functions of the Camera on my phone for some reason!

revolution controller

So Nintendo finally announced their controller?! Take a look at this gamble:

Yup! Its a remote control!! Correction it looks smaller than any of my remote controls! Here is the low down:

It is shaped like a simple television remote control and operates like a mouse in three-dimensional real-space.
The controller is a major departure from the last 20 years of console design. Two sensors near the television allow the controller to sense its position in three-dimensional space; other sensors in the controller itself allow it to sense its tilt and yaw. Players can thus mime actions (and receive haptic feedback) instead of simply pushing buttons. An early marketing video showed actors miming such actions as fishing, cooking, drumming, conducting an orchestra, shooting a gun, sword fighting, and performing dental surgery. To communicate with the sensors, the Revolution's controller uses Bluetooth technology.
A digital directional pad is positioned at the top of the controller face, with a large GameCube-styled A button directly below it and a trigger on the underside acting as the B-button. Below the A button is a row of three small buttons: Start, Home, and Select. Near the bottom end of the controller are two additional buttons labeled lowercase a and b (labeled X and Y in promotional videos and likely the final product), suggesting that users can turn the controller 90 degrees and use it like a classic NES controller.
The controller can also slip inside or attach to peripherals through a proprietary plug on its bottom end. A tethered peripheral with an analog stick and two shoulder buttons (labeled Z₁ and Z₂) will be bundled with the Revolution game console (letting the user play games "nunchaku-style"). A "shell" peripheral is also slated to release for the Revolution that will be similar to traditional controllers like those of the Xbox 360 and PS3. Nintendo promises a wide variety of peripherals ranging from dance mats to analog game controllers. Peripherals may be cheap enough to be bundled with games.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

as himself would say


As himself would say... i worked out why the counter wasn't working... i only had the Stats Script on the page, and not the Counter Script!! It would be working now!!

Tell your friends from other countries!!

fred and freds

In my surfing I came across a blog called
fredandfreds. Nice, updated frequently and full of interesting enough stuff...

Its worth a surf!!

In other news... I don't think my Top 10 list of counties are working... I'll give it another day. Canada, the UK and Uruguay should be up there...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

what a load of

Waffle... Only place to get good ones is France, and Paris to be exact. So there.

Anyway, Just waffle here... don't know what to say, so here goes.

Lets start with Googles Blog Search. Launched today, with a bit of an identity crisis. On the main Google Blog it shows you loads of places you can see different versions of the same thing. Excellent that they are all over the place, but if they are the same, why do they look different?

Anyway, I went back to Beavers tonight. First night back, wasn't too bad. Grand total of 12, plus another 7 or so joining before Christmas (because they aren't 6 yet) plus the few that just didn't bother showing up tonight!

Autumn has started in Kandersteg! I can remember this time a year ago, good times... I was in Geneva actually... And this time 2 years ago I was suffering from withdrawal symptom's!

And I forgot what else I was going to say... Oh yeah, I cant think of anything... but hopefully this will be enough to make a load of random people to visit from click next blog so I can see if my country counter works!

Tóg go bog é!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

push button publishing

The thing about push button publishing is the fact you have to Push the Button to publish anything!! This involves opening Firefox and clicking a link, then having to write whatever your publishing and then push the button. EASY!

Its all fine and dandy until you get to the last bit, writing what you want to publish. I read a few blogs daily, and some people write the biggest load of dribble. Not for one second do I think my blog is any different, infact I know for a fact noone looks at it (thank you statcounter) .

So personal update time... less than 2 weeks left here at work. The other two students have all fecked off on holidays or "leaving early" because they are back to college. Talk about doing your 6 months... Its more like 5.

Over the weekend I had a 13th and a 21st Party on the same night. I managed to get to both, but had to leave the 21st early because I had a hike the next day. So it was bed at 2:30 for me and up again at 7:30 for the hike. More MPC training, from the Vee across the Knockmealdowns down into Mount Melleary. Good fun, lovely weather, no pics :o(
On the way home we were treated to the 2nd half of the All-Ireland Hurling Final where Cork beat Galway to retain the Liam McCarthy Cup!

Monday, September 12, 2005


The ever increasing price of petrol is annoying me. I don't drive, so it doesn't affect me that much... but when the Americans go on about how petrol prices are so high, and that prices have broken the 3 dollar mark, it makes me angry.

Lets look at it so... the average price for an American is about
3USD for 1 US Gallon of petrol.
Over here prices are on average about
1.20EUR for 1 metric liter of petrol.
A quick google query shows us what were really spending in terms for those americans. If Ireland was in America we would be paying about:
5.50USD for our gallon of pertol.
The same reversed: If we had the prices they have, we would be paying about:
0.64EUR per liter.

Makes you think...

Monday, September 05, 2005

hike up the galtees

Yesterday I went on a hike with the MPC (mountain pursuit challenge) team up the Galtees. It was a spur of the moment type joby, but it was good fun. There was little or no visibility for the 1st half, then just after lunch it cleared up a bit, and then the clouds came in again.

To make matters worse, on the way back it started to rain. This wasn't your normal type rain either, they were heavy feckers, each one was like an angry man trying to get its own back on the world.

Some people can be so bitter.
This is me and the team, who will hopefully complete our first MPC in 3 weeks in Connacht.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

keep cork tidy

I was in Mahon Point today and noticed a pretty class bin ad!! Its to the point and matter a fact alright!! I like! I like!


I have completed my summer project of getting the isinglas website up and running again, and just to show how fond I am of this whole blogging thing on blogger, I've put them on here!
Yup, its now, isinglas.com

That also just about cuts me off from updating the site and the responsibility of doing anything to it! Its now in their hands!!

Good Luck and Happy Blogging! :o)

Thursday, September 01, 2005

my marty homework

I've done a bit of homework on Mr. Whelan, and it seem like he already sat in the very same chair he is due to be in on the 26th of September when he takes over the Breakfast Show. He presented this show back in the 80s, for 3 years!!
Then he left to work for Rival Station Centry Radio.