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The great storm of February 12th 2014

February the 12th 2014 will go down in history for a day that saw a powerful and damaging storm. Some named the storm Darwin as the 12th was Darwins day In this blog post I’ll look back at the days before the storm, how it was forecast and then track the storm as it moved […]

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LogMeIn pull the plug on free service

Today I received the below email from LogMeIn Important changes to your LogMeIn Free account. As of January 21, 2014, LogMeIn Free will no longer be available. To continue using remote access, you will need to purchase an account subscription of LogMeIn Pro. A new Pro account includes our signature remote access with premium features […]

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Firefox DNS Cache

If like me you get frustrated by firefox caching DNS, i.e. you make a change and firefox is slow to update then you can set it to clear the cache after x seconds, the default is 30 days, I set mine to 60 seconds type about:config in Firefox’s address bar acknowledge the warning that appears […]

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Carlow Weather 2013 report

Summary Averages/extremes for the year 2013 —————————————————— Average temperature     = 9.7°C Average humidity        = 87% Average dewpoint        = 7.8°C Average barometer       = 1013.7 hPa Average windspeed       = 7.3 mph Average gustspeed       = 10.0 mph Average direction     […]

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So as someone who has an account with I received the email below tonight. Dear Alan, Despite our best efforts, the security on has been breached over the last 36 hours, in a sophisticated, sustained and aggressive attack. One of our databases was accessed and customer details were stolen. Security is an area we take […]

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Complaint against Eircom upheld by ASAI

So last year I made a complaint to the ASAI (Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland), this was based a long and rather annoying argument with Eircom. I raised a complaint with them and while they refunded me the cost of the line and cancelled my service they refused to accept that the advertising on their […]

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WordPress simple to use, not so simple to protect

Most people who have a website nowadays will have a CMS system in place which is an acronym for Content Management System allowing website owners to simply and easily update and add to their site, WordPress is the most commonly used CMS system this site been a example! Before CMS systems were common place people […]

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Carlow Weather 2012 and All time records

Summary Rain: Year 901.9 mm (206 rain day(s) this year) Temperature High 25.2 °C on 25/05/2012 Temperature Low  -5.5 °C on 03/02/2012 Barometer High 1041.6 hPa on 12/05/2012 Wind Gust High 87km/h on 22/11/2012 Rainfall Chart:   All time Records For Station: Record high temperature:  25.8 °C  at: 15:35  on: 02 Jun 2009 Record low […]

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Raspberry pi case

Ok so now that I had a use for my Raspberry pi I needed a case to keep it safe and steady. There are loads available to purchase but I decided a DIY case would do for now so I headed to my nephew’s house and with his lego and assistance we built the case […]

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Raspberry pi Project 1

So I decided to pick up a Raspberry pi which is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV, see for more details. Its a pretty cheap device at €35 Euro available from Element14 or RS Online you will need a few more bits to get it going, namely a HDMI cable, a […]

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