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Really achieving your childhood dreams

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The “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch. A CS professor fighting pancreatic cancer.

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May 14, 2008 at 11:13 am

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In memory

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Christopher Johnson McCandless

February 12, 1968 – August 18, 1992

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November 16, 2007 at 12:41 am

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Here I am

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europe trip map

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September 22, 2007 at 8:18 pm

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Ireland’s First Vidcast

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After 28 hours of video editing (and some sleep in-between), Ireland’s first vidcast/vodcast has been produced by myself, Francis and Gareth.
Adobe premiere and VirtualDub are a pain to use. Especially exporting xvid.

Technolotics

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November 13, 2005 at 3:53 am

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Ubuntu

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Just reinstalled ubuntu on my laptop and I must say that 5.10 “Breezy Badger” is pretty nice. It’s got proper power management support for my laptop now and I can use my wireless card in Ad-Hoc mode.
Ubuntu has to be the best desktop linux variant at the moment. I just hope their forays into enterprise systems doesn’t mean that the home user loses out.

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November 9, 2005 at 2:25 am

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Computer Woes

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My desktop is on the brink, I’m getting more memory for it, but looks like a Windows reinstall is inevitable. My laptop windows installation became unusable a long time ago, and I am just after breaking the Ubuntu installation on it. So more re-installs there.

All round, my luck is down with computers at the moment.

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November 7, 2005 at 5:31 pm

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Damn Helicopter

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Right now i’m trying to study but the constant noise of a helicopter flying overhead is EXTREMELY distracting and annoying. The reason the helicopter’s there? Well, it’s the night before hallowe’en and people have been letting of fireworks. So the Garda send a helicopter up to monitor and scare people. The reason’s my window’s open? The heat in my building is constantly stuck on at full blast.
The legalisation of fireworks may stop people getting injured, but we live in a hypocrital society. We can injure ourselves many other ways (excessive alcohol, smoking, driving) but not this way. Alcohol and smoking have far more detrimental effects on society than a few fireworks lighting up the sky.
If people want to be idiots and play around with matches and fireworks, then they should be allowed to do so. Otherwise you’re disrupting natural selection!

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October 30, 2005 at 11:52 pm

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