[updated November 24th, 2011 – Sorry to hear that Anne passed away today, according to the BBC News website. She struck me as a lovely lady and I’m sorry I didn’t get to see more of her in the last few years.] I was recently interested to learn that Anne McCaffrey lived quite close to… Continue Reading
On a personal level I happen to think that faith in God is pretty silly. This is a growing belief shared by many atheists and can broadly be said to be a belief consistent with The Liberal Agenda ™ as expressed by much of the media in the western world. However, another part of the… Continue Reading
Hmm, worring stuff. Taken from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/6385849.stm An Egyptian court has sentenced an internet blogger to four years’ prison for insulting Islam and the president. Abdul Karim Nabil’s trial was the first time that a blogger had been prosecuted in Egypt. He had used his weblog to criticise the country’s top Islamic institution, the al-Azhar university… Continue Reading
Fatso By Lars Ramslie, New Island, €14.95 Reviewed by Alex Meehan, January 7th, 2007, The Sunday Business Post Rarely has an author set out to create a ‘hero’ so objectionable as the protagonist in Lars Ramslie’s Fatso. Rino Hanssen is an obese, sweaty, ambitionless thirty four year old virgin who is obsessed with sex. He… Continue Reading
Well, would you try to steal this car? I shamelessly lifted this from Diane Duane’s blog, but it’s worth sharing. You can see how this works (and it is real tesla coil effect – not a photoshopped effect) at this address.
Having spent most of Saturday being lazy, the family unit decided to get out walking on Sunday, so we took a trip up to Powerscourt Waterfall in the hills behind the area i live in. It’s the largest waterfall in Ireland, and while it may be no niagara, it’s incredibly impressive. As always, when I… Continue Reading
This is a reprint of a feature I did last year for the Sunday Business Post Agenda section – it’s the first of the blog posts from the old blog I’ll be importing here – laboriously by hand. Anyway, enjoy . . . Rankin, Rebus and making crime pay (Published Sunday, November 06, 2005. By… Continue Reading