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  • April 29, 2018 Published on: 29 Apr 2018 For a twitter chat you might consider having  Tweetdeck open in one browser window & your twitter profile in another • side by side or one window above the other. The column layout above allows the chatter to view the chat, responses and view feedback. You may wish to add a column containing your @twitterhandle to see your own tweets. Having your twitter page open in another window also allows you to see your own tweets. Home: General twitter streaming Schedule: Here you’ll see tweets you have ready to post at specific times, You can also schedule retweets with comments, you can’t add pic to RT’s Messages: (your DM’s), @mentions 9you’ll se peoples response to your interactions in the chat), Notifications: followers, mentions, likes, other Two columns for the chat you are following. One you can scroll through to chat, answer questions, RT. The second column streams in real time. (you may dip in & out of that one if you wish just remember to set to the top of column occasionally) You can browse someones profile & tweets etc. by clicking on their @username. This will bring up the profile dialog panel. In Tweetdeck You may add columns to keep up with a specific list yours or anothers.  You may add columns to keep up with a specific #tag You may add columns to keep up with a specific @username Well that’s the quick overview if you have any questions add them to the comments below or DM me on Twitter. @2dgraphicdesign    
  • July 15, 2017 Published: Jul 2017 It’s Summertime, ‘Pump up the volume’ • July 30 years ago M|A|R|R|S.  Enjoy the sun.   Music is evokative, sharing memories, emotions, sounds that can touch the soul. A singer with great voice can transport a listener to another plane. Sharing a story, bringing their audience to a new, beautiful or familiar space. Hearts will  soar with desire to join in. Some peoples voices have had this effect on me since childhood. When you hear it, you know you’ve heard uniqueness, beauty. Hearing River Dance for the first time, did it. The world stops and all you can hear is the … So it was with the ‘Dawn of Acid House M|A|R|R|S Pump up the volume July 1987 30 years ago     The single was the product of an uneasy collaboration between electronic group Colourbox and alternative rock band A R Kane, two groups signed to the independent label 4AD. The link-up was suggested by label founder Ivo Watts-Russell after the two groups had independently sounded him out about the possibility of releasing a commercially oriented dance record, inspired by the American house music that was starting to make an impact on the UK chart. When the M|A|R|R|S project was first released early in 1987, the popularity of the style of the song had already started to grow. The collaboration between the two groups did not go entirely to plan. Once in the studio, the groups’ different working methods and personalities failed to gel. Producer John Fryer found himself in the middle and unable to resolve the conflict between the two groups. The result was that instead of working together, the two groups ended up recording a track each, then turning it over to the other for additional input. Colourbox came up with “Pump Up the Volume”, a percussion-led near-instrumental, featuring an ...
  • April 28, 2016 •• Published on: Apr 28, 2016 Dawn Chorus 26/04/2016 • 6 – 7am Ferrybank, Wexford, Ireland. (Recording). Trying out two sound hosting services, Chirbit & Soundcloud. Recording 1 via Chirbit Give it a moment it’s a bit of slow to start.   If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here http://chirb.it/54Dc4v Check this out on Chirbit Recording 2 via Soundcloud Give it a moment it’s a bit of slow to start.   RTE – The Dawn Chorus live broadcast will take place on Sunday, May 1st 2016, from 00:00 – 06:00 ( Irish time). For more information click here to goto Mooney Goes Wild on the RTE website
  • December 9, 2015 • Published: Dec 9, 2015 Every century has a musical instrument synonymous with it. For the 20th Century it was the electronic synthesiser added to the stringed, piano, & percussion instruments. Will the Eigenharp make the same claim for the 21st Century. An instrument capable of mimicing and expanding on the sound of almost any existing musical instrument as well as producing it’s own unique sound. Eigenharp is a brand of electronic instrument made by Eigenlabs, a company based in Devon, UK, invented by John Lambert and released in 2009 after developing it for eight years.The “instrument” is in essence a highly flexible and portable controller, with the sound being actually generated in the software it drives. Eigenharp Wiki Eigenharp demonstration   Eigenharp: The Future Of Music
  • November 11, 2015 Published on: Nov 11, 2015 by Evan Carmichael Published on Jun 7, 2015 youtu.be/eHzAtxW3TzY Steve Jobs’s 10 Rules for Success Don’t live limited life Have Passion Design for yourself Don’t sell crap Build a Great team Don’t do it for the money Be proud of your product Build around customers Marketing about values Stay Hungry, Stay foolish
  • October 29, 2015 •• Published: Oct 29, 2015 As Children we attended the Vikings Bikers Rally at Loftus hall. There were hippies, hundreds of fantastically decorated, beautifully maintained motorcycles, bikers & obscure religious practitioners. We all knew the history of Loftus Hall. It had 365 window panes one for every day of the year. We knew that 100’s of years before there had been a wild storm that brought a stranger to stay with the Tottenham Family. In 1766 while the Loftus family were away on business. Charles Tottenham, his wife and daughter, Anne, were taking care of the mansion. The young woman became quite enamoured of the charming stranger. We were told that during an evenings game of cards the daughter of the house dropped one. Upon reaching beneath the table to retrieve the wayward card she noticed their visitor had cloven feet. Discovered he rose through the ceiling. Making a hole that could never be repaired properly. A number of Protestant clergymen apparently tried and failed to put a stop to the persistent poltergeist activity that occurred since the strangers visit. The family, who were themselves Protestants, eventually called on Father Thomas Broaders (a Catholic priest, who was also a tenant on the Loftus Hall estate) to exorcise the house. We knew that Lotus hall had also housed two Catholic religious orders. Loftus Hall was occupied by the Benedictines from 1917 to 1935, and by the Rossminians (Sisters of Providence ) from 1937 until 1983. They purged the ghosts & evil from the house & it’s surrounds. Apparently it didn’t stick. Loftus Hall with Wexford Paranormal • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_T5OKE1Zwk • Uploaded on Jan 15, 2012 Ghost Adventures Loftus Hall •  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldW3CpxTTgU • Published on Feb 22, 2015 loftushall.ie
  • October 2, 2015 •• Published on: Oct 2, 2015 I regularly extol the parking virtues of a small Ka. So when walking to the end of Anne street I saw a smart Car parked across the road, Quayside. I was struck by the thought ‘Now! that is a really small car’. Starting a train of thought which was later revisited when I found this car mod or rather smart car tank.  Well of course I couldn’t leave it there.        
  • September 11, 2015 •• Published on: Sep 11, 2015 ‘What Lies Beneath’ by Dr Maeve Doyle  held at ‘Garter Lane Gallery’ Waterford is an exhibition of anatomically accurate images which are adapted and altered slightly to convey a message – Anatomy with a twist, with an injection of life and fun. Many of the drawings are from the collection of work she did for Modern Medicine Ireland, for which she created illustrations, over a period of ten years. The exhibition ‘What Lies Beneath’ is running until 24th September 2015. Her illustrations ‘tell a story’ or ‘convey a message’ e.g. in the image of a heart, a cross-section is portrayed as an ash-tray to demonstrate the link between smoking and heart disease. They are also used as teaching aids and for e-learning programmes. ‌The artist enjoys drawing anatomically accurate images which are adapted/altered slightly to convey a message. The drawings show ‘what lies beneath’ both in anatomical terms and when there is a disease process occurring. Dr Maeve is a visual learner and believes in the power of the visual aid. In medical school, trainee doctors learn ‘lists’ of factors affecting disease. In her work, the artist tries to turn the ‘list’ into an image e.g. in the image of the fractured bone, the artist’s ‘twist on anatomy’ is used to illustrate the factors that affect fracture healing. The artist draws people, portraits and caricatures too. In her caricatures, Maeve tries to incorporate things that represent ‘What Lies Beneath’. In the image of the Microbiologist in the laboratory, for example, ‘What Lies Beneath’ is a love of shoes, an interest in antique furniture and a high coffee consumption! In the caricature, the artist also includes a separate frivolous ‘worm world’ in the background, just for fun (this of course, is artistic licence and a stark contrast to the reality of the usual Microbiology laboratory!). The ...
  • August 27, 2015 •• Published: Aug 27, 2015 Now I need only to burnish the edges to finish it off.
  • April 15, 2015 •• Published on: Apr 15, 2015 It’s 2015 & we’re not buying property on the moon nor zipping around on hover boards. Flying cars, not so much either, though with Auto assist parking, steering assist, adaptive cruise control & speed regulation systems, Autonomous vehicles or self driving cars are not far into the future.                   Tablet computer/ communication devices are here. The future is now. There is no going back. Make the future, your own.  
  • February 19, 2015 •• Published on: Feb 19, 2015 Double click picture to resize
  • September 17, 2014 Published: Sep 17, 2014 What is Jacinta up to these days well from the 17th to the 20th of September 2014 she is showing her beautiful lighting at 100% Design in London. Her new pieces are evocative of the mysterious deep sea creatures that in the darkest depths of the oceans they create their own luminescence.   Earls Court Exhibition Centre 2 Warwick Road London SW5 9TA United Kingdom For Google Map Directions Click Here Plan my journey OPENING TIMES Wednesday 17th September: 10.00 – 18.00 Thursday 18th September: 10.00 – 21.00 Friday 19th September: 10.00 – 18.00 Saturday 20th September: 10.00 – 18.00 (Public permitted to attend)                  
  • September 10, 2014 Published: Sept 10, 2014 Four weeks ago I asked why does my iPhone 5 take longer to charge than my 4S and the previous iPhone 3G I didn’t my answer to that but came across a lot of advice on prolonging life, battery life, some I know to be inaccurate, others mis interpreted. I also went to the sours and repeat the article below as Apple have an annoying habit of updating their website when their next big things come’s along irregardless to those of us who liver by ‘if it works well why upgrade?’ I’d already culled my apps almost to the essentials at 77 I’m sure there are more to go.  The surprise in reading Apples advice was switching off the location services. I discovered a number of apps that did not need to know where I am were keeping tabs on my where a bouts. I’d go as far as to say most apps don’t need your location.  Apparently the selection of apps connecting with their leaders were causing the iPhone to stay ahead of its speed to charge. Indeed recharge time has increased considerably since I minimised location services. For good measure I made sure push notifications were off too. That put pay to a twitter app tweeping at all hours.   From the apple site: Turn off push notifications. If you receive several notifications every day, this could affect battery life. To disable, go to Settings > Notification Center, choose the app you want to disable, and do the†following: Change Alert Style to None. Turn Badge App Icon off. Turn Sounds off. Note: New data will be received when you open the app. Minimize use of location services. Apps that actively use location services, such as Maps, may reduce battery life. You can see which applications have recently used location services by going to Settings > Privacy ...
  • August 20, 2014 Published: Aug 20, 2014   The E Car Charge point at Keilys of Killinick on the Wexford to Rosslare N25 is a quick charge point. The commuter  can roll into the service station, set their car to charge, pop into the service station shop, cafe or skip through to the village, while they wait for their car to charge. Indeed there are many spots to partake of sustenance in Killinick. Beside the service station is the Coopers Inn Resturant, which can also be accessed through the Ye Olde Coopers Inn pub in the village. There you’ll also find the Merry Elf, Karoo Farm Shop and McDonnalls Take Away.                                                                                                      Fast charge points can deliver higher power to electric cars resulting in a much shorter charging time than domestic charging. Fast charge points are installed mainly along inter-urban routes to facilitate nationwide electric car travel. Fast charging can be done using 3-phase, 63A AC (44kW) or 120A, 400V DC (50kW). A 50kW DC fast charge point can charge a suitable electric car up to 80% in 20-30 minutes. The Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi iMiEV, Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-ZERO support DC fast charging. Fast charge points are designed to “power up” electric cars at a faster rate. They deliver up to 50 kW of direct current via a special connector developed by the CHAdeMO Association. Check out the ESB Fast charge point  page for more details.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Previous Articles on Electric Car charge points around Wexford County • e-Car Power points around Wexford • 11 months later • Cornmarket, ...
  • July 12, 2014 •• Published: Jul 12, 2014 Wexford Beach Homes wexfordbeachhomes.ie Brendan Colbert . . . Visit Wexford Uploaded on Jun 8, 2011 Song by Cry Before Dawn “Gone Forever” crybeforedawn.net From undulating countryside to rolling waves, Wexford has it all. Rolling rich green fields that blanket the peaceful idyll of rural Wexford slope gently downwards to a golden coast where the soft sand is in a timeless dance with the Irish Sea. 

Elsewhere, the county’s towns and villages are busy contemporary centres where historical buildings nod knowingly at modern architecture as locals and visitors alike partake in the rich tapestry of life that is Wexford today. . . . A brief history of Wexford town Published on Aug 1, 2012 Interesting overview of the history of Wexford town with special focus on the town wall. . . . Visit Wexford – Fun, Festive & Unforgettable . . . Uploaded on Nov 29, 2011 Autumn Winter Promo – www.visitwexford.ie

 Song by Wallis Bird – ‘To My Bones’ 

 This video is a fantastic capture of the beautiful county Wexford featuring scenes at Curracloe Beach, Hook Lighthouse, The Lobster Pot bar and Restaurant, Enniscorthy Castle, The Sky and the Ground, Wexford Opera House, Monart Destination Spa, New Ross Boat Club and Wexford Winter Wonderland, crew from Racing 795 in Bunclody and Hooked Kitesurfing in Duncannon along with performers from Bui Bolg at the Wexford Festival Opera opening also feature. All captured in Wexford, Ireland.
Produced by Highwind Films
www.highwindfilms.ie The Hook Lighthouse, Co. Wexford, IRELAND – The Oldest lighthouse in the world . . . Uploaded on Mar 4, 2014 Wexford is a historic maritime town in the Southeast of Ireland. Well worth a visit. You’ll find the natives are welcoming and friendly
  • May 19, 2014 •• Published: May 19, 2014 If I didn’t laugh I’d Cry Who’s On first Typography. a typographic interpretation of the old Abbott and Costello baseball sketch. View more of the video authors work, Jimmy073 by clicking the ‘Watch on You Tube.com’  or jimmy Zito’s Vimeo link,  NAMES OF LOCAL ELECTIONS CANDIDATES (22 in Total) Allen, Jim (F.G.), CARTHY, GER (NON-P.) , DEMPSEY, TONY (F.F.), Fallon, Donal (Non-P.) , Fenlon, Mark (F.G.), Forde, Danny (G.P.), HYNES, DAVID (NON-P.), Johnstone, Jane (Non-P.), KEHOE, FERGIE (F.F.), KELLY, ANTHONY (S.F.), Kelly, Leonard (Non-P.) , Lacey, Sandra (F.G.) , Lawlor, Do Do (Non-P.), LAWLOR, GEORGE (LAB.), Lloyd, David (D.D.I.), MOORE, JIM (F.G.), Mullen, Bernie (LAB.), O’Hanlon, Paul (Non-P.) , ROCHE, MICK (S.F.), Ryan, Joe (LAB.), STAPLES, FRANK (F.G.), WADDING, DEIRDRE (P.B.P.A.
  • April 25, 2014 •• Published: Apr 25, 2014 On the Thursday before Good Friday the Guys on the Sewage works told us they they were surprised to be off for the long weekend. They had been scheduled to work through. Of course they were, their deadline to be finished this section looms the closer we get to the 6th of May. There were meetings on the road through out the day. Where would the staff go for the weekend? Were the staff going to be paid for this unscheduled stop? Where would the equipment go for the weekend? Local enquirers were told the election canvassers asked that the works be stopped. The cats enjoyed the additional shade the large white van cast in my yard over the weekend. Councillors didn’t want to get their cars dirty. Would it have killed them to park at the bottom of the lane and walk. We’ve had to and navigate the works for the last month or so. Certainly we’d have thought better of them. Instead as with the run up to every election, for the past decade, they pulled a fast one. Previous years, prior to… the pot holes on the lane would miraculously acquire a dollop of tarred stones topped with a squirt of liquid tar. Naturally any rain insured these flowed out & down the lane at the earliest opportunity. It was notice, they’re coming. This year the lane is a pit of dust, holes, dips & hollows like you wouldn’t believe. Saturday (19th April) a black van, parked across the road, Philomena & crew disembarked. The road was already congested with mounds of stone. When the bin lorries arrived with black van in situe they couldn’t reverse down one lane to collect recycling. Oblivious the canvassers, happily, trundled from one household to the next. I received a ...
  • April 11, 2014 •• Published: Apr 11, 2014 The best places to go wild in Wexford. Coast steering at hook head here in Wexford. I can’t recall many an occasion when there wasn’t a swell at the hook. ‘Coasteering’ is a mixture of adventure swimming, jumping and scrambling along the coastline. Shielbaggan OEC at Hook Head in Wexford show how it’s done, for our Best Place to go Wild in Ireland series. Video: Bryan O’Brien & Darragh Bambrick   Http://bocce.me/9z7bh5kn   swell times at the hook. Clear waters, rugged shore, always beautiful.  
  • February 9, 2014 •• Published: Feb 9, 2014 . 2D TypoGraphic Design made our Wexford start up from Ferrybank and now 2D Graphic Design is back in Ferrybank this time across the lane. You’ll find 2D Graphic Design at Bád Aeir (flying boat). We design, Identities, Leaflets to Brochure, Annual reports to Magazine and Book lay out, Advertising for the print media, producing print ready artwork and supplying the printer. Website design, skins, graphics and info-graphics for Social media. We host and maintain websites and can manage your Facebook pages. @D Graphic Design provide a full Graphic Design service. We have 18 years experience working with individuals and business of all sizes and experience. From were thinking of starting an enterprise, start ups, small, medium and large enterprise, in areas of the arts, crafts, retail, services, manufacturing, charitable organisations and large business. If you need to promote your busies, enterprise or endeavour contact us or give us a call by Phone: 053 91 223 55, Skype: twodtypog . . As children we played with and amongst the remaining artefacts of the 1918 US Naval Air Station, much disguised or destroyed by our homes. Today if you know where to look there are still remains. a pole mount for the station wind sock, beside the monument on the hill at Wexford Municipal pool. The Boat/ Plane slip across from Ferrybank Motors was built by the Americans. Their massive hangers once occupied the area where O’Rourkes car show rooms and garage occupy today. . . The Air station began under the remit of the British Secret Service. due to post 1916 activity it was necessary to keep existence of the bases possible existence a secret. Due to food shortages and those of raw materials, created by U Boat blockage of Southern approaches off the County Wexford Coast, the British Admirality decided to establish a ...
  • October 24, 2013 Original article https://2dgraphicdesign.ie/solowheel-•-the-gyro-stabilized-people-mover-•-inventors-•-entrepeneurs/
  • September 19, 2013 •• Published: Sep 19, 2013 Another vehicle in the growing catalog of alternative transport. Alternative to petrol or diesel powered people carriers. This one runs on air. Granted compressed air engines have been used in France and England on and off to run Trams since the late 19th Century. The Air pod concept developed and designed by MDI, a french engineering company & is produced by Indian car maker Tata Motors. The video below was up loaded to you tube Oct 29, 2010 « An amazing affordable auto that runs on air! 

AIRPod is the culmination of MDI studies on pollution and urban mobility.
 With small size, a tiny price, zero pollution, fun and futuristic design, AIRPod mark a turning point in the range of urban vehicles while renewing the idea of the automobile and transportation. You can drive with a joystick, it only costs one euro per 2 It is a real breath of fresh air in our cities and the prelude to travel without pollution. Its small size make it easy to park, keeping still a large internal volume. AIRPod help us to forget the price of petrol.

 AIRPod is part of the MDI production licence of “less than 500kg vehicles”, and is manufactured in the same factories as OneFlowAir, following the original production concept proposed by MDI.» View on You Tube  The AirPod uses a Compressed Air engine.Running on compressed Air its emissions are similar to an electric car. To run it Costs one euro per 200 km. Top Speed 80 km/ hour. Range 150 – 200km.   «AIRPod
 The standard version is designed for the transport of persons. It has four seats (3 adults and one child) and has space for luggage. It is dedicated to multiple uses as in the private and public sectors. Airports, train stations and municipalities also need a cheap, non-polluting car ...
  • August 28, 2013 •• Published: Aug 28, 2013 Buskers, Street performers, Artists on the street, moving statues and sometimes kinda creepy. For a start you gotta admire someone for putting themselves out there. To earn a crust, for some there is the added bonus of gaining experience performing for an audience. Some are out there almost every day, others occasionally through out the summer. Any sunny Saturday performers can be found along Wexfords main street.
  • June 29, 2013 •• Published: Jun 29, 2013 Irish Orchid Last weekend 23/6/2013 we were out walking beyond the old Slí na Croí at Kilmore. I took some photos of the wild marsh-orchids. They are not the  Phaleanopsis or Gardenia, you might buy in the supermarket those, that only your mother can keep alive after it’s first flowering. These are special & come in a variety of pinks: deep purple through to nearly white. Common Name: Northern marsh-orchid Scientific Name: Dactylorhiza purpurella Irish Name: Magairlín corcra Family Group: Orchidaceae
  • June 26, 2013 Nearly a year later during a trip across the country I noted various types of e-Car chargers had sprouted along my route. Last month when renewing my car tax I noticed an e-Car charger in the Car park of the new County Council building. The weekend before last I while out driving we stopped to admire the view across the Slaney and down to the estuary from the Ferrycarrig Hotel car park, beside the entrance to the leisure centre we spotted another e-car charger. . Curiosity aroused I returned to the esb.ie/ecars website. Were there many more public e-car chargers around Wexford town? Has anyone been using them? Besides the chargers I’ve come across personally there are more in Whites hotel car park and another 24 hour access  point at the Wexford Car Centre at Ardcavan Business Park.   On the esbecarsblog.ie website you can meet the 21 ESB e-Car ambassadors. The ESB had 21 e-Car ambassadors around Ireland through out 2012 into 2013 test driving a selection of electric cars. Electric Renault Kangoo Z.E, Nissan Leaf E Car and Mitsubishi iMiev “Tom Fortune lives in Gorey an Architectural Technician  studying for a BSc in Sustainable Architecture at Carlow IT in Wexford town. The e-Car was used to drive to college which is a 90 km round trip, as well as for social driving trips. On campus it was exposed to over 800 college students and a charge point was installed to further extend the range of the e-Car.” Thomas reported from Wexford Town, he finished his test run last March. Tom shares his experience during  his test period on his blog reports, the latest being E Car update. You can follow other ESB e-Car ambassadors post’s at esbecarsblog.ie  All in all Thomas found his e Car trial positive ‘…in one word…PERFECT…’. With a little planning he could go ...
  • May 7, 2013 •• Published: May 7, 2013 When a message comes from three unrelated sources in one week. I think It’s safe to say something out there is sharing a message!   .    
  • December 7, 2012 •• Published: Dec 7, 2012  Over the summer I read an appalling article in the Sunday Irish Independent (August 2012) trying to give parents an excuse not to be tech savvy and even worse suggesting that facebook is difficuilt to use. I’ve participated in conversations with customers and friends concerned about their childrens safety on facebook. The subject of social website safety again became a public issue in the printed and broadcasting media for Irish parents last November. Bullying it is a big deal. Remember, First off Facebook is a social network not a personal diary. Yes facebook timeline is great you can see what you were doing on facebook, 12 months ago, beyond and inbetween. It’s not a diary. Parents please don’t use that as an excuse to be lazy about the tech, you need to be there in some capacity. You tell your children not to take sweets from strangers, don’t get into strange cars etc. the same must apply to facebook and it’s up to you to make sure your children are safe. After all if they are subject to third parties abuse you want to be the first to know, before it gets too far.  As a child my parents knew who I hung around with what kids clubs, classes, groups  I was involved in. If your children are on facebook you need to be there too. On facebook your children are exposed to millions of people, of all kinds, you never were as a child. Who’s going to protect them, who do they discuss their concerns about things they come across if their parents don’t know even the basics of Facebook. There is a reason why facebook has an age restriction of 13 years and over. Facebook is not a baby sitter. It is a place for people to interact. ...
  • November 9, 2012 •• Published: Nov 9, 2012 With the pending approach of 2013 a mere eight weeks away or so. Wexford is looking towards ‘the Gathering’ . While catching up on what’s happening in and around the county over 2013 I came across the Hooked Kitefest now that’s all very well for the Duncannon Beach, New Ross, Duncannon, Co. Wexford 31 August 2013 – 1 September 2013, 11:00 – 17:00 Daily  •  hookedkitesurfing.ie This is a little more like it for those calm days during our winter months.   Velavis is a flyke—a relatively new mobility concept that is a cross between a recumbent bicycle and a motorized paraglider. It combines the advantages of each of these forms of transport, thus offering the pilot a new dimension in mobility and independence. For the first time in the history of aviation, the Velavis flyke, which falls into the category of ultra-light aircraft, allows ambitious hobby pilots to move through the air and on the ground with one and the same vehicle and thus remain mobile after landing.  Runs on electricity       Flyke” in action – it’s a flying bike that can be pedalled (or propeller powered) on the ground, and flown in the air. The author of this video flew from Land’s End to John O’Groats, UK in the summer of 2009 (www.flybike.co.uk), landing in random fields every couple of hours, cycling to petrol stations to refuel and then taking off again from nearby fields. Landing about 30 times altogether during the trip, and raised £17000 for charity.
  • October 9, 2012 Published: Oct 9, 2012 2012 National Ploughing Championships, Heathpark, New Ross, County Wexford, 25th – 27th September  npa.ie   I headed off to the ploughing, on the Thursday shortly after the PM. The sun was splitting the trees, though being Autumn there was a slight chill in the air. Heading out from Wexford Town it was a clear run to Heathpark. I only stopped to speak to a Guard at a check point, to be asked “Are ya ploughing?” in a Ka? I nodded enthusiastically & followed his directions. I turned right and followed the signs.  
  • September 19, 2012 Published: Sep 19, 2012  Santa Claws delivered the Sureflap, cat flap, Christmas 2011. It was installed January 2012. June/ July the red light began flashing. indicating the batteries were running out. I replaced the batteries, the catch remained in the “open” position. I tried all the trouble shooting tips I could find on forums, the Sureflap website, the Sureflap You Tube and followed every googled search lead. The Sureflap ticked away, acting like a regular cat flap. Using up batteries. I contacted Sureflap using an iPhone via their website. No reply, I blamed the smart phone. I tried again from the desktop. I received an automated reply, no follow up. Since that I contacted Sureflap via their You Tube, Amazon and even google. Through the Sureflap You Tube, they suggested their contacting me here on my 2D Graphic Design website. I said, please do, no further follow up. I was getting around to their facebook page & twitter when… The Helpful Response arrived 17 /9 /2012, 10:58 via email. More trouble shooting tips were suggested. When they were unsuccessful I was asked for my postal address. The replacement, batteries and a little B&W cat ‘mini Newton’ arrived by FedEx 11:45, 18 /9 /2012. The new Sureflap was installed, later that evening. Pennyworth didn’t mind the colour change. She enjoyed the extra treats received while programming this Sureflap to recognise her ID Chip. She noticed the latch was working. This morning she teased the neighbors cat safely through the Sureflap, last week Molly could hit back. ‘mini Newton’ is stuck to the filing cabinet. The trouble shooting tips/ FAQ’s, the second was one I hadn’t found on the internet, they might help someone else. “In the first instance we would recommend that you are using high quality alkaline batteries (Energizer have given the best performance). I ...
  • August 8, 2012 Published: Aug 8, 2012 A few days ago I met a boy cycling up Parnell Street on a UniCycle. No mean feat considering the gradient. This morning I came across this while doing a little Gyroscope research. I Luv YouTube 😀 His thirteen year old daughter saw a single wheeled motor cycle in a video game and asked dad Christopher Hoffmann ‘can you build that?’ The latest version of the bike, “Ryno”, is able to go as far as 30miles with a maximum speed of 25mph, and even climb slopes. Weighing only 57kg, 90 minutes is all you need to fully charge it up. This is a great story on the early days of RYNO Motors up to the end of 2011. See their latest creation pre-production show bike at their web-site at:  rynomotors.com “Regulated in the city at 12.5 miles per hour just like any other mobility scooter, it packs more features and more fun into its small size than any other product on the market. For off-road use it can be opened up to 25 MPH. RYNO is poised to create real fundamental change. Since you can take it on the train in the suburbs, get off downtown and quietly ride it all around, city planners will finally have a product that will allow urban centers to clear out automobile free zones and get people out of their cars and back to meeting face to face.”   **Production begins January, 2013** Retailing at £3000 Sterling Twitter @rynomotors Facebook RYNO-Motors YouTube rynomotors1 RYNO Motors Full Story Gadget Show -small- Polly tests the Ryno Cycle Agility test
  • July 25, 2012 Published: Jul 25, 2012 I took the photo at the time because I was amused by the eclectic visual, a shop using their stock to sell or so I thought until I really read the blackboard. Oddly amusing & scary though it was, the contents of the above image reminded me of an exerpt from The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz Chapter 4 “How to Think Big”. In the ‘See What Can Be, Not Just What Is’ section the author offers us a few examples of seeing past what is in the present towards what can (and will) be in the future. Example 2 How much is a customer worth? ” A department-store executive was addressing a conference of merchandise managers. She was saying, “I may be old fashioned, but I belong to the school that believes the best way to get customers to come back is to give them friendly, courteous service. One day I was walking through our store when I overheard a sales person arguing with a customer. The customer left in a huff.” “Afterwards the sales person said to another, I’m not going to lets a $1.98 customer take up all my time and make me take the store apart trying to find what he wants. He’s simply not worth it” “I walked away” the executive continued, “but I couldn’t get the remark out of my mind. It is pretty serious, I thought, when our sales staff think of customers as being in the $1.98 category. When I got back to my office I called our research director and asked him to find out how much the average customer spent in our store last year. The figure he came up with surprised even me. According to our research director’s careful calculations the average customer spent $362 in our establishment.” “The next ...
  • July 6, 2012 Published: Jul 6, 2012    Indeed Turkey’s the place for the sun & where better than reaching new heights in 1632? Hezarfen – 3D Animation Istanbul 1632, Hezarfen perched at the top of the tower of Galata, is going to attempt the first flight of the human being. Hezarfen is a historical Turkish character. Hezarfen is an animation created by Tolga Ari, Romain Blanchet and Chung-Yu Huang and Rémy Hurlin. hezarfen-themovie.com
  • June 25, 2012 Published: Jun 25, 2012 When you’ve grown up on a steady diet of Scifi Cyborgs seem not so far in the future. True knees, hips, heart valves and assorted replacements are modern medical marvels. I admit to expressing disgust at the excited Kevin Warwick ‘Captain Cyborg’ (British scientist and professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading) implanting a chip under his skin then calling himself a cyborg on BBC’s ‘Tomorrows World’ in the Late ‘1990’s. That said I understood that he could open a door, switch on lights, with a thought, but he demonstrated little else. My cat has an ID chip her, Sureflap cat flap recognises her unique chip and lets her in. No magnets, it reads her micro chip. In the footage below she demonstrates, Pennyworth is the coolest cat in the kitchen, the one and the only. Does that make the Cat a cyborg? This post answers two questions. One: what does a facebook video embed look like outside of Facebook (see above). Two: what can cyborg technology do in 2012? Some hints below. Today prostetic limbs offer the the closest resemblance to cyber technolgy depicted in my youth’s SciFi diet.   Man controls hand with mind: Mechanical Finger Bionic Soldiers
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  • April 29, 2012 I’m moving to the country, well over the far side of Wexford bridge. I’ll still see the Seagulls, hear the Herons and Curlew. The new home might be described as the near the mouth of the river Slaney rather than being able to see the Estuary or mouth of the harbor as at 17 Parnell street. Previously I thought I’d have kept 17 Parnell Street as an investment when I’d make my purchase & move. Times are a changing, this lucky chance arose and the move occurs earlier than as per ‘the plan’. This gives you or a friend an opportunity to buy a Prime 3 storey residence in much sought after area of Wexford town with a large sheltered, low maintenance garden and rear access. Ideally situated in quiet part of town. Just minutes walk from the centre of town, 1st, 2nd & 3rd level schools and restaurants. The property is presented in very good decorative order and maintained to very high standard. This type of property rarely comes on the market and is well worth viewing. Contact John, mobile 086 8111 661 or Jim the auctioneer via daft.ie or myhome.ie links below. Daft.ie • 17 Parnell street DoneDeal • 3 storey residence • Freehold • Wexford House-for-sale-Ireland.com BuyandSell.ie Google maps • Street View View Larger Map Published on: Apr 29, 2012 @ 15:52
  • April 27, 2012 Audio Spam, Specifically Skype Spam an automated phone call and recorded message. In this case it suggests that there is a problem with the computer security and that to rectify it go to a certain web address. I imagine if the proposed website exists you’ll find something other than assistance. Recording of the SYSTEM NOTICE ONLINE MAINTANCE call (opens in a new window) I’ve read in one article* listed below that ‘Skype user message boards devoted to spam go back well into 2006; the spammers back then ranged from online casinos to Chinese jibberish’. I only started to receive the security warning from the 14th of December 2011. So it could be worse. That said for some time I have received automated phone calls from India, Voip numbers featureing a selection of 1’s and 0’s. So spam over the wires is not a new thing at all. Perhaps a little bit of a shock it arriving via computer now. Does it bode well for VOIP phone calls though? Tune into SouthEast Radio this Saturday the 28th April 2012 > 10.30am – 11.30am South East Radio’s Business Matters with Karl Fitzpatrick to hear a discussion on why more and more business’ are turning to VOIP. It’s possible by answering the call in the first place I have informed the sender of the spam that that the skype address is a live address. So what can I Do? Skype tells Windows users to report it and follow their Skype security advice. Article from itworld Beware of Skype voice spam An artcile by Jim Higdon | January 28, 2008 on Voip-news.com * What’s the Deal with Skype Spam?  
  • April 24, 2012 “April showers bring may flowers”. I was told to-day that we can expect a months rain over the next two days. In turn surly we can expect a bumper crop this year. That said the sun is welcome any time of the year, little did we know that this Winter Wonderland would to herald one one of the snowiest spells Ireland had in years. Personally I enjoyed the snow and the many photographs I took at the time. Recently a resurrected these photos from November 2010   Google Maps School Street towards Bride Street Church (Church of the Assumption) home of some very nice ‘Harry Clarke’ Stain Glass View Larger Map      
  • March 16, 2012 It’s a wonderful opportunity & I’d like to move the country (well on the cusp). So comes the task of selling my house. A few months ago one of my neighbours had their house on the market for €265,000, (excessive due to the downturn). I’d discussed that with my mortgage advisor he suggested €180 – €165 Thousand may be more realistic. Now I find myself in a bizarre situation. Auctioneers aren’t seeking to sell the house based on it’s value as a well maintained, three story, four bedroom house, 3 minutes from town center. But value it on the price any house is selling for in the area. The majority of the houses on the market outside of my street are two story, two bedroomed houses. MyHome.ie Daft.ie Certainly it’s a buyers market. But surly selling a large house for the price of one almost half it’s size because the small ones are selling, That’s rediculous? How does that strategy help the seller. How does that strategy help the economy. All the Auctioneers boast they are selling houses, at least one a week, one boasted four houses a week. Of course you are! On the upSide the housing market has started to sell again. If I applied that strategy to my business I’d be selling a single sided a5 flyer for the same price as an A4, 16 page brochure. Considering the time it takes to research, develop a concept, implement the design, consult with my customer and put together the artwork for either piece. The times and energy are very different. Of course the big difference is that the time involved is my customers and my own along with my experience and design skills. Together we’re raising the standard, client and designer seeking to exceed, develop and sell to the desired audience successfully.  
  • January 27, 2012 With the arrival of 2012 mention the ‘Mayan Calendar’ brings portents of doom & gloom. Though, there are predictions that occur afer 2012. The Mayans were superb mathematicians & astronomers. The ‘Mayan Calendar’ depicts time as linear and shows the natural cycles of observable phenomena, and the recurrence and renewal of death-rebirth imagery in their mythological traditions were important influences upon Maya societies. December 21, 2012 is simply the day that the calendar will go to the next b’ak’tun, at Long Count The Maya calendar uses three different dating systems in parallel, the Long Count, the Tzolkin (divine calendar), and the Haab (civil calendar). From a visual stand point the ‘Mayan Calendar’ is a collection of symbols, icons, pictorials that are informative, entertaining, charming and as beautiful as the day they were created. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Day Symbols of the Maya Year, by Cyrus Thomas •
  • June 21, 2011 For years I’ve asked what do spammers & hackers get out of? The only answer I’ve ever received they practice their programming skills, their innovation. Finally I’ve received an answer I understand. ‘Sorry sweetie’ spammers are making money & here’s how. The short list . They’re selling advertising (viagra & co, software, fake products, medical remedies) They’re selling compromised emails They’re selling credit card numbers They’re selling spamming software They’re selling ‘eyes’ cracking captchas (very little money in this one) The video below is 1 hour & 18 minutes but very interesting. . . “Keynote Address given by Stefan Savage, Director of the Collaborative Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CCIED) and Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Talk given at the 2011 USENIX Federated Conferences Week, which took place June 14-17, 2011, in Portland, OR. Abstract: Computer security is a field that is fundamentally co-dependent—driven to respond by the actions of adversaries. This dance fuels both the research community and a multi-billion-dollar computer security industry. However, to date most efforts have focused on the technical components of this battle: identifying new vulnerabilities, exploits, and attacks, building and deploying new defenses, and so on. In this talk, I will argue for a complementary research agenda based on understanding the business models that drive today’s Internet attacks, deconstructing the underlying value chain for attackers and ultimately using this information to better focus on security interventions. I will provide a rough sketch of the modern cyber-criminal ecosystem, describe its dependencies, and highlight some of the key open questions that motivate our focus. Using a range of activities, including our own completed studies, work in progress, and work in development, I’ll illustrate how many of these questions can be tackled empirically. Along the way, I’ll discuss the real and significant challenges in conducting this sort of research and how we address these issues ...
  • May 25, 2011 . Barack Obama’s Speech in College Green, Dublin, Ireland, May 23 2011 Barack Obama Ireland : http://youtu.be/ngwyKsUg9Ms Catch the transcript here : US President Barack Obama’s speech at College Green, Dublin via Business & Leadership   and a quick reminder of  JF Kennedys speech in 1963 John F. Kennedy in New Ross and Wexford, Ireland, June 27th 1963.   Cooper: Some one who makes wooden staved vessels bound with iron hoops such as buckets, churns, barrels
  • February 13, 2011 I enjoy the textures and colour variations with every imprint Print 1 Print 2 Print 3 Colour change Variation Textures . . .
  • February 12, 2011 1st Print 2nd Print 3rd Print Clean the Print block to change colour 3 readable prints per ink block with this ink mix, after that they become interesting textures. Print the photographs Apply to the card
  • February 5, 2011 Concept, design & layout . Measure lino to size, mark up print area, cutting tools ready Transfer image to tracing paper. To the reverse side (right reading side) apply a generous application of soft pencil. Flip to the wrong reading side, place into position on your lino and trace again. Like carbon paper this leaves you (wrong reading) template to cut.   When your lino is carved as required stick to a 2cm (1/2inch) wood block . . . . . I know the logo over the images is a little annoying but no one should but images they value on facebook with out it
  • December 22, 2010 The last time dawn sunlight beamed into the passage grave at Newgrange just as the moon passed out of a full eclipse was 450 years ago — when Pirate Queen Granuaile first turned her hand to plundering ships. ……..more . The event is not expected to recur for another 200 years . Winter solstice on a frosty winter morning held the promise of some beautiful shots. The moon having moved out of sight of Wexford town hours before it was to officially set. Don’t be disappointed Elaine Larkin of ‘Webcontent.ie‘ captured the lunar eclipse ‘moments’ on the other side of the county, Lunar Eclipse 21 December 2010. Below find a few shots of the winter solstice sunrise over Wexford Harbour & then some. . The Next full Lunar eclipse is due in five years, I think I’ll head towards New Ross for that one . The boardwalk was white and crunchy from the morning frost.  Following my return to the studio I’d read tweet after tweet of snow in Gorey, Courtown, BallyGarret & not a hint of snow in Wexford town until 5 to 10 am a few flakes floated around. A while later it started to snow in earnest, within 15 minutes Wexford was covered and the snow rising. Wow! what a Winter solstice 2010. . I havn’t seen this method of Snow grip used since the 80’s,  this is a recent & excellent video. Merry Christmas and stay safe. .
  • November 22, 2010  Published: Nov 22, 2010 Like many I’ve considered the various means of making money that the internet offers. I regularly recieve spam extolling the benefits of one method over an other. In the main these turn out to be version’s of the sealing envelopes start your own business/ pyramid scheme type scams. Buy a set of envelope, then encourage other people to buy their sets too. You get the idea. . I’d read many blogs on how individuals make thousands a month via ‘Google’ advertising. Two Unrelated individuals in IT locally claimed, one suggesting they’d raised and paid their college fees with their revenue from ‘Google’ advertising, another earned his monthly mortgage. I took the plunge. . I read and watched the ‘Google’ videos. I’ve had a ‘Google’ account for years. I went to Enhance your site—and your profits. . You can use your ‘AdSense’ on more than one website, without opening multiple accounts. This makes sense if you succeed in finding the revenue making formula, you have all your earning in one spot. Indeed it is frowned upon to try to set up more than one ‘AdSense’ account. . Upon setting up your ‘AdSense’ account you now have the option designing how the adverts will look within ‘Google’ perameters. You have a selection of typeface, colours, text and add sizes/ shapes you may use. You set the advert then copy and paste the relevant code into your website. . I find it facinating that ‘Google’ does indeed match the content of the page with the advert that appears on it. Even on the same site, take a wordpress blog/site the same code is used once in for example a widgets text box, yet on each page the designated advert box appears the adverts are different. I’m not so impressed when my competition appear on my pages, ...
  • November 9, 2010 It wasn’t always this way. But today if you miss the renewal date of your domain registration, for what ever reason,  your domain goes into redemption. . Basically for 90 days your domain is held from the public. Over the first 30 – 60 days you can pay to retrieve your domain. After 90 days it’s made public and you take your chances with everyone else. . The fees are rather hefty and vary from domain register to domain register. There is the standard domain central registry ‘s admin fees plus the fees imposed by your provider. The fees will be excessively higher than your regular renewal fees. There is no guarantee that your application will be successful or at least so the web suggests. . To be honest, the bill for came as something of a shock as I’d thought the domain had been paid for, I Googled with scary results and put a question out on ‘Linked in’ follow the link REDEMPTION. In the end I retrieved my domain and I’d like to thank the five respondents to my query on ‘Linked in’ for their informative and ‘down to earth’ advice.
  • October 25, 2010 Published: •• Oct 25, 2010 This is rather amusing particularly some of the feature mentioned are things we search just to see what google will do. Google as a: Calculator Dictionary International clock Stock market tracker Google has the answer to to life the universe and everything Electronic magic tricks Image search. . . Google tricks. http://twitter.com/chrispirillo – http://www.youtube.com/thedevirkahan – javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.getElementsByTagName(‘img’); DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI.style; DIS.position=’absolute’; DIS.left=(Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5)+­’px’; DIS.top=(Math.cos(R*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5)+’­px’}R++}setInterval(‘A()’,5); void(0); I think the java Script above is Chris Pirrello’s idea of a little joke it didn’t work for me. In any case enjoy! .
  • October 24, 2010 •• Published: Oct 24, 2013 Solowheel: The Gyro-Stabilized People Mover from CES 2012 Solowheel Paris Girl Heels Rain Uphills Duo solowheel.com Solowheel tricks! Here’s some fancy footwork to amuse you.
  • October 24, 2010 •• Published: Oct 24, 2013 Solowheel: The Gyro-Stabilized People Mover from CES 2012 Solowheel Paris Girl Heels Rain Uphills Duo solowheel.com Solowheel tricks! Here’s some fancy footwork to amuse you.
  • October 21, 2010 Since 2006 Nicky McGuire has invited professional & amateur artists to exhibit in the group exhibition ‘RavenArt’ to promote awareness of the art of Wexford and raise money for LGBT services in & around Wexford. . The exhibition previously has been an eclectic mix of creativity, acrylic painting, oils, watercolours, photography, graphic art to crafts: wood turning, ceramics, card making, glass work etc. . This year is no exception, we have eight artists: . Nick Chapman: Wood turner, Maker Deirdre ni Dhubhghaill: Graphic Art Paddy Donovan: Photography Tracy Holligan ʻTazʼ : Painter/ Sculpture Tessa Kelly : Painter Nicky McGuire: Painter/ Photography Noel Noblett: Photography Chris Snelling: Photography For further details see Raven Art 2010
  • October 8, 2010 Because it’s Friday. I defy you not to smile 🙂 Modern242 | March 01, 2010 Playful film of little birds popping out of socks, boots and cups to create music…. created by Pleix and Warm & Fuzzy Category: Film & Animation Tags: pleix piu warm & fuzzy birds socks.
  • October 7, 2010 People were in two minds about the coming of McDonalds to Wexford. Well it will bring jobs to Wexford! But it will be an ugly red thing others suggested. What’s it doing out there? In reality it was something else altogether. En route the hungry hoards from Wexford are confronted by the Arc Instead of the gaudy plastic frontage associated with McDonalds take away, the building is a ‘tasteful’ modern building adorned with traditional materials. The wood and slate receiving approval from those who had ‘feared the facade’
  • September 3, 2010 Bill Cullen On Being An Entrepreneur What is an Entrepreneur?   A risk taker 
•    You’ll never make money working for another.
 •    An Entrepreneur is responsible for the outcome
 •    The Entrepreneur has to try to outwork the other people.
 •    The Entrepreneur must develop a hard neck.
 •    The Entrepreneur has the freedom to do what they want
 •    Positive Can Do attitude : If some one else can do it so can you!
 •    Get off you’re butt & go out and do it. Bill Cullen, one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs, best selling author and star of the Irish version of “The Apprentice” TV show gives some advice for young people thinking of setting up their own businesses
  • September 1, 2010 Yesterday following post: The Closest We’ll Get To A Real Lightsabre – A Wicked Laser! the 06/11/2010 – 1:00 pm By Diana Adams popped into my twitter stream. I really like electric blue, so it was a must read. entertaining to say the least. So today the 1st of September while finishing a mug of ‘weak’ tea I’m reading the stream again. This time another bit stream article: How To: Make Your Own Tattoo Gun Using An Electric Toothbrush! 06/02/2010 – 5:00 am By Richard Darell but what caught my eye was the video player ‘Smart Player‘ not sure why, I know there are others, out there besides ‘You tube’, ‘Vimeo’ and ‘ubcam.com’ In any case in an attempt to learn more I click on a link, full screen then see, you might be interested in, related videos XBOX 360 Laser Pistol More DIY videos at 5min.com and the mag light conversion : How to turn a Minimag Flashlight into a Burning Laser More DIY videos at 5min.com Yep pop! a balloon & light a match! inspiration can come from any where
  • March 8, 2010 The Sinclair C5 was a battery powered electric vehicle invented by Sir Clive Sinclair and launched in the United Kingdom on the 10th of January 1985. It was a battery-assisted tricycle steered by a handlebar beneath the driver’s knees. Powered operation was possible making it unnecessary for the driver to pedal. Its top speed of 15 miles per hour (24 km/h). Flip the wheels two to the front and you have the Honda 3R-C. Hondas ‘tribute’?? Using electric motors it’s a zero-emissions vehicle but mostly Honda’s newest concept vehicle. The three-wheeled vehicle will apparently use a battery, an electric drivetrain mounted low in the chassis for improved stability, it even includes a bit of room for storage in the front. There is a remarkable resemblance between the two and quarter of a decade apart. The Sinclair C5 represents an attempt to solve a problem that the technology of the 80’s couldn’t fulfill. The Honda 3R-C repeats some of the C5’s ‘shortfalls’. Interesting step in the  technology  but ‘are we there yet?’, I think not.
  • March 1, 2010 I recently came across the skittles website “Experience the Rainbow” & talk about a blast from the past. It brought to mind, memories of the 1980’s Ariston adverts it went onandonandonandon. Below you’ll find some examples of Ariston advertising from the 1980’s, 1990’s and their saner, beautiful 21st Century Television advertisement. sidiboots1 uTube:  1987 Ariston  advert Soundtrack music DA DA DA by Trio Pyroman1990 uTube: 1987 Ariston  advert Soundtrack music DA DA DA by Trio TonyWhiteArchive uTube 1991 Ariston  advert Soundtrack music DA DA DA by Trio Stop-frame animation created by Aardman Animation burntar666 uTube  Ariston and on and on and Ariston For the 21st century Ariston took a more sane approach. The more ecologically ‘sound’ Ariston Aqualtis. Your washing machine as an aquarium. Nicely made commercial by Leo Burnett (Milan). 2006
  • February 2, 2010 2D Graphic Design workstation
  • January 12, 2010 The ‘iPhone’ is great & one of the less obvious features that has intrigued me is the finger temperature touch screen sensitivity. No gloves allowed. With the Sci Fi ring of ‘2010’, ‘TwentyTen’ to the approaching new year I inevitably began thinking of the exciting technical advances users could expect over the next decade. The touch screen clearly will bring the user a whole new userability experience. These ease of use advances bring additional security issues. I began increaseing my use of my phone for more than calls & texts with a ‘htc’. Before that I carried a PDA as well as the mobile. I’ve never been convinced by the voice recognition systems. Have you tried using dictation software? Hence I wouldn’t rate them as a reliable security measure. But the touch screen really opens up the possibilities. When will ‘Apple’ integrate fingerprint recognition into the ‘iPhone’ ? It could be inoptrusive, a listed feature, when the user taps their password into the phone the ‘iPhone’ would recognise it’s owners fingerprints. I should take a moment to blame/ thank Patricia Cornwalls book ‘The Scarpetta Factor’ for re-reminding me of the importance of phone security. 27th February 2013: to get the most out of the iPhone you need a mac. Macintosh managers will readily admit that the iPhone & iTunes is good only better via a mac. I recognise the truth of this from both sides now. Intuitive elements of mac & iPhone are fabulous, eg playing with photos, are a complete pain in the taobh thiar via windows.
  • April 29, 2009 Ada Lovelace Day, bringing women in technology to the fore, was the the 24th of March. It was promoted & discussed amongst a number of technical types on the web at the time. Last weekend (April 18th) I came across the clipping below taken from a local newspaper in 2004. It gives a synopsis of a book published at the time. Author: Jaffe, Deborah Ingenious women : from tincture of saffron to flying machines / foreword by Sandi Toksvig, 2004. The first woman to receive a patent was in 1637 in England between that and 1914 the were 500 patents granted to women. In the article the author of the article mentions a few women that Deborah Jaffe describes in her book. For more details click on the name. Josephine Cochran – dish washer Marion Donavan– disposable nappy   Ada Lovelace- first computer programme   Gusta AaronsBohannan– chain link fire escape   Mary Anderson – windscreen wiper   Stephanie Kwolek – Kevlar     You will find some more inventions here, illustrations included when you click on the patent number. WOMEN INVENTORS INDEX – 1790-1895 the illustrations are well worth looking at.

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