In Rage Against The Outrage Machine, published by The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf industriously picks apart the umbrage taken against an article by George Will published in The Washington Post titled, “Colleges become the victims of progressivism.” In his article, Will puts forward the notion that colleges are “conferring privilege” (Will’s words) – perhaps in the […]
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For the craic: if Leonardo da Vinci were a software developer sending his cover letter to that hot new startup. Adapted from Letters of Note: The Skills of Leonardo da Vinci. My Most Illustrious Lord, Having now sufficiently seen and considered the achievements of all those who count themselves masters and artificers of software, and […]
This is a quick and really basic node.js snippet for mocking up remote HTTP requests, like API calls. During initial development of an API client, sometimes you just want to see what the server is receiving in real time, so you can hack things together quickly. This script sets up a HTTP server which spits […]
Today, I finish up three and a half great years with Boards.ie, and next week I join Eamon, David, Helgi and Gwoo with Noah, Elizabeth, Davey (and a couple of others) to help kick Orchestra into orbit by joining EngineYard. At EngineYard, I hope to build upon my experience bringing scale to web applications within Distilled Media, and […]
Kevin Smith announced a one day presale of tickets to his show in Vicar Street, Dublin, An Evening With Kevin Smith, on his Twitter account last night. Tickets are on sale starting today from 9am.
Noticed that the proles are getting restless? Spotted someone looking for revolution? It’s time to play Bolshevik Bingo!
A light hearted response to this post from Steve Hanov.
Update: 2012-03-05 Someone kindly dropped me a mail letting me know that A&W root beer is stocked at a Spar near the Vicar Street venue. Update: 2011-06-13 According to Bargain Alerts, Amazon will soon start shipping groceries to Ireland, in which case you’ll be able to buy A&W Root Beer from them! Woo! Update: 2011-01-13 […]