Rants

General off-the-cuff and not very well thought out diatribes on different topics of varying importance.

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Shutdown Day

Can you survive for a day without your computer, mp3 player, TV, cellphone, or indeed any technology? Why not try it on the 3rd of May and see. This is what the organisers of the second annual Shutdown Day are…

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Friendship

I love how the modern concept of making friends means adding someone to a list on some poxy website. Last week some stranger was railing at me because I removed him/her from my “friends” list on a popular website. I…

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Landlord update

So here was the situation with the former landlord: He returned our deposit minus €260 rent he claims we still owe him. Pirita has sat down with her bank statements and looked at all the rent she’s paid since we…

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Doh!

    Whoops. While trying to defrost the ice-box I’ve managed to puncture the circulation system and all the gas has escaped (yes, I was impatient and used a knife…). Just another peice of cack-handling to cap a bad few weeks….

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New Years Resolutions

Be more sociable Quit instinctively eating stuff I’m intolerant to Stop letting negative thoughts have free rein on my psyche Make better use of my time Live more Pay more attention Cut back on the caffeine Study Finnish more Finish…

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BBS: The Documentary

This short film brings be waves of nostalgia. It’s a montage of some interviews from the independent eight-part documentary series BBS: The documentary that was made a few years back. US centric, but I doubt anyone else would have bothered…

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Ireland Facts

Post-boxes in Ireland are merely ornamental. Ireland has no working postal service. The residents corrispond with each other via columns in the local newspaper, bills for services are taken at the local pubs in the form of drinks and parcels…