The Gaslighting of Science - Insight

Unionism in a tailspin is bad for Unionism but it’s bad for everyone in Northern Ireland too… – Slugger O’Toole I lived in Belfast for a couple of years and it is utterly depressing that we now have a new generation of kids getting caught up in violence. This piece is an excellent analysis of where we are.

Clueless in California

The Facts on News Reports About Facebook Data

Utterly tone deaf. Private information about up to 1.5 million Irish Facebook users now searchable online. You might think it would be a good call for someone in Facebook to put a call through to the Data Protection Commissoner. Nope.

From the Irish DPC statement yesterday.

“The DPC attempted over the weekend to establish the full facts and is continuing to do so. It received no proactive communication from Facebook. Through a number of channels, it sought contact and answers from Facebook..”

We live in hope

Testing linking to Bandcamp. Enjoying Jimmy’s Groove.

Looks like Spring but 5.5 degrees today.

Other Voices - RTÉ PlayerTake some time out and listen to these Other Voices.

There’s another pandemic under our noses, and it kills 8.7m people a year - Climate change - The Guardian

Any day now, the Brent Geese will take off and begin their flight back to Canada.

Evening Kitesurfers

Inside a viral website - Not Fun at Parties This is great. Laughed out loud at the end. Well played.

Your Work Peak Is Earlier Than You Think - The Atlantic This resonates with me. A good read.

Siúcra Roxanna Nic Liam - YouTube ana mhaith ar fad

The end of Silicon Valley as we know it

This is the best essay that I have read in a very long time. It begins with Silicon Valley, but is really a serious piece about addressing Climate change, the failings of Capitalism in its current form and how we might build towards a better future.

It’s one of those rare pieces where you have to immediately stop and consider in a deeper way what you’ve just read. I will be re-reading this several times, following all the links and reading what they point to as well.

Quiet day out there.

NASA Mission to Venus in 1978 May Have… - The Planetary Society


Mick Herron’s Slough House – On my Omooh…had no idea that this was being developed as an Apple TV series… can’t wait. I’ve only read the first one. The second is in my reading pile somwhere.

Europe’s trust in Britain has gone. We’re now a problem, not a partner - Brexit - The Guardian Excellent analysis.

ESA - Is the nearest star cluster to the Sun being destroyed? We know so little about so much.

Climate Action Plan approved by Cabinet.

This Climate Action Bill approved by the Cabinet today commits Ireland to getting to net zero by 2050 with a 51% reduction in emissions within 10 years. Happy to see this as a Green Party member. We have a lot of work to do.

Happy that I can write using Ulysses and post directly to Thanks to all who worked on this.

Beint vefstreymi frá eldstöðvunum - RÚV Live volcano in Iceland.

RIP PLC: the rise of the ghost corporation - Prospect Magazine Good article by John Kay.

Covid-19: ‘Temporary deferral’ of AstraZeneca vaccine rollout Hopefully temporary. Think everyone was a little deflated by this news this morning.

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