Notes

Podcasts

2020-07-07: COVID Tracker App - Ireland’s Coronavirus Contact Tracing App Installed.

2020-07-05: An Open Letter to Micheál Martin - 2 Irelands together Great letter to An Taoiseach.

2020-07-04: Why China’s Race For AI Dominance Depends On Math - The National Interest Fascinating.

2020-07-04: The everyone economy: how to make capitalism work for all - Financial Times

2020-07-02: UK report on Online Platforms and Digital Advertising. “The concerns we have identified in these markets are so wide ranging and self- reinforcing …

2020-07-02: Reading this makes me wonder about the long term implications for Intel in Ireland. Apple Drags The …

2020-07-01: Passed a camper van yesterday and the thought struck me that the next year will be good for camper …

2020-06-29: Something very off about Ryanair running radio ads promoting holiday flights while the chief medical …

2020-06-29: Forgotten.

2020-06-28: Lex in depth: Examining the slave trade — ‘Britain has a debt to repay’ - Financial Times

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2020-06-20: Vote Yes On Thursday last, I took part in the Green Party special convention to discuss the Program for …

2020-06-20: Michael Clifford is one of our best journalist. This is another very timely piece from him. Michael …

2020-06-16: Bloomsday.

2020-06-13: The smell of diesel is is the air again.

2020-06-04: Important to understand how destructive it is. Termite Capitalism: how private equity is undermining …

2020-06-03: Essential Reading. Why Do Republican Leaders Continue to Enable Trump? - The Atlantic

2020-06-03: Ignore the austerity ‘jihadis’. Here’s an alternative economic strategy - David McWilliams

2020-06-01: Sunset Dublin 1st June. High tide.

2020-06-01: Timely article. We can see clearly now where populism leads. Populist politics in all but name is …

2020-05-31: ‘This man knows he’s dying as surely as I do’: a doctor’s dispatches from …

2020-05-27: Good piece. Platforms in an Aggregator World – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

2020-05-25: “The end of an American led system” Annual German Ambassadors’ Conference 2020: Opening remarks by …

2020-05-25: Open Letter on “confidential” dealings in Facebook case

2020-05-25: Keynes and the Good Life - The American Prospect

2020-05-24: In a great piece, One writer I respect, Om Malik, references an article written by another writer I …

2020-05-24: Plague Trails - Out of Eden Walk

2020-05-22: A new planet is born, perhaps. What will it be like a billion years from now? ESO Telescope Sees …

2020-05-20: Today, I noticed more people cycling than I ever have before. Dublin is changing for the better.

2020-05-19: Doordash and Pizza arbitrage More plaftorm bull***. Some of the comments below the article are even …

2020-05-13: NPHET needs to bite the bullet and mandate that everyone must wear some form of face covering while …

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2020-05-04: Out for a walk earlier this morning on a quiet road, I noticed myself keeping a set distance behind …

2020-05-04: Consider this, before buying on Amazon. ongoing by Tim Bray · Bye, Amazon

2020-05-03: The inevitable has happened. – On my Om

2020-04-28: About to repoint a domain to the Shopify platform, this caught my attention. There are no easy …

2020-04-24: This is brilliant writing that completely captures the reality of small business. My Restaurant Was …

2020-04-24: Been a while since I saw one of these.

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2020-04-23: Completely agree with Karlin. It’s time to ban websites from gathering our personal data

2020-04-23: A lot to unpack here. Some of his thinking I agree with. DiEM25’s Vision of Europe for the …

2020-04-21: Silent Dublin. Monday 20th April. 2020.

2020-04-21: Interesting data on what’s happening in the UK economy. Corona shock

2020-04-20: Interesting read on the future of media. mondaynote.com Updated to include this How I’d …

2020-04-19: Scott Galloway is never a boring read. Always provocative, always makes you think. Post Corona: The …

2020-04-18: Really liked John Naughton’s description today of the twin problems of the British system …

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2020-04-16: The Brent Geese will be leaving us soon.

2020-04-15: Interesting data from the Central Bank. Spending on debit and credit cards and ATM withdrawals could …

2020-04-15: The joint document from FF/FG is a good starting point for Government formation. There is much that …

2020-04-15: Just read about Trump suspending WHO funding. No words. U.S should be viewed as a rogue state until …

2020-04-15: My Twitter timeline seemed a lot calmer this morning. Then I remembered I had muted the “C” word and …

2020-04-14: If you are trying to understand what’s been going on in the Financial markets over the last month, …

2020-04-11: Spring

2020-04-11: Hey Microsoft. I PAY you for a family 365 account. When I log out of Outlook, I don’t want to …

2020-04-11: Does Asia do Capitalism better? Interesting point from John Authers daily newsletter “Points of Return”last week. …

2020-04-10: Another three weeks. Stay strong. Stay safe and stay at home. twitter.com

2020-04-09: This piece is both excellent and deeply worrying. Adam Tooze · Shockwave: The World Goes Bust · LRB …

2020-04-03: Mask Wars More masks for France Fewer masks for France US accused of modern day piracy What have we become? …

2020-04-01: Sad to hear of the passing of Jack Schofield the Guardian’s Ask Jack tech columist.

2020-03-30: The Green Party must grow up As a green party member, I am exasperated. We are in the middle of a once in a century crisis and …

2020-03-28: Venus over Crescent moon tonight.

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2020-03-28: Ireland. Everybody must Stay at Home

2020-03-26: Current social distance reading status.

2020-03-22: Beautiful day at the end of a difficult week.

2020-03-17: St Patrick’s Day statement by An Taoiseach Strong and reassuring statement to the nation this St. Patrick’s day 2020 by An Taoiseach. The …

2020-03-16: Ireland’s action plan in response to Covid-19

2020-03-16: Fundraiser by Feed The Heroes : Feed the Heroes

2020-03-14: That moment when you pull up at a pump to put petrol in the car and you realise that you should be …

2020-03-12: All schools, colleges and childcare facilities to close in Ireland from 6pm this evening. All …

2020-03-11: Zero Trust Information – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

2020-03-11: In a week where people are anxiously re-thinking how to work and live while protecting those closest …

2020-03-10: Riders on the beach

2020-03-09: Science and and common sense prevail. St Patrick’s Day parades cancelled. €2bn aid package …

2020-03-09: Oil Crash Turbulent times. Oil prices crashing. Markets crashing. Oil Fall The Gregor Letter. Assessing the …

2020-03-08: Act Now Given the situation in Italy, we need to take immediate decisive action to flatten the curve. …

2020-03-07: It feels like the quiet before the storm. Spending the weekend thinking preparation. But so many …

2020-03-07: “The health of America and the wealth of America could be on a collision course” David McWilliams: …

2020-03-07: The Largest Solar Power Plant in Europe (For Now)

2020-03-07: With the correct policies, we can resolve this. Dermot Desmond: Everyone has a right to a home. Here …

2020-03-05: Signs of Spring. First sight of a magpie with twig. Nest building.

2020-03-04: Tasc Report - Exploring household debt in Ireland As cross party talks get underway in Ireland to attempt to form a Government, all politicans should …

2020-03-03: With recent moves to more home working, why we can’t distribute knowledge work throughout the …

2020-03-02: Google staff in Dublin, all 8,000 of them, to work from home tomorrow twitter.com

2020-03-02: We are what we consume. Watching From Afar - The Big Picture

2020-03-02: A note to the Irish Times The way you construct headlines for digital as opposed to print is poor and at times misleading. …

2020-03-02: HSE information on Coronavirus is clear, practical and the best source of information in Ireland. …

2020-03-02: Dystopian. In Coronavirus Fight, China Gives Citizens a Color Code, With Red Flags - The New York …

2020-03-01: In an effort to keep myself informed, I’ve created this Covid-19 Twitter list.

2020-03-01: Who had the vision to create this?

2020-03-01: This resonates with me. Please be quiet: my search for a noise-free life - Life and style - The …

2020-03-01: William Gibson on the apocalypse: “it’s been happening for at least 100 years”

2020-02-29: Leap day is also hunker down out of storm Jorge day. Red alerts in the West.

2020-02-29: Nope. I’m not going to leap from the balcony today.

2020-02-28: Look out below! Ulster Museum Belfast

2020-02-27: Seems we have a new moon that’s about the size of a car orbiting the Earth, but maybe not for …

2020-02-27: Enjoying music together. Fête de la Musique is for me the best day of the year to be in France. It’s …

2020-02-27: Life as a Facebook moderator: ‘People are awful. This is what my job has taught me’

2020-02-26: Swinging the vote from The Markup. Which political emails arrive in your main inbox and which get …

2020-02-26: No escape for the bulls in this bar in Cadiz.

2020-02-26: Does Germany need a new business model? Germany needs a new business model - David McWilliams I’m not sure that Germany needs a new business …

2020-02-26: email addresses and razor blades. by Ben Thompson.

2020-02-25: For someone, this boot became a hurdle to overcome and so was left behind.

2020-02-24: John Creedon playing great music.

2020-02-24: Double trouble.

2020-02-23: Interior of Milano Centrale the largest railway station in Europe by volume.

2020-02-23: Will the UK go Rogue on Northern Ireland? – Progressive Pulse

2020-02-22: Spectacle Collection

2020-02-21: No one writes as well about Facebook as Karlin. Don’t be fooled by Facebook’s ‘regulate us, please’ …

2020-02-21: Looking into a replica of a European Space Agency Lab that is part of the ISS orbiting the Earth …

2020-02-21: You couldn’t make this story up. Drug dealer loses codes for €53.6m bitcoin accounts

2020-02-20: Listened to an episode of the new BBC podcast on the US election, Americast. Maybe, it will help me …

2020-02-20: Fascinating. What other discoveries lie ahead? Powerful antibiotic discovered using machine learning …

2020-02-20: Scale

2020-02-19: Circular Space

2020-02-18: In theory, I oppose croissants for breakfast…but..this one..

2020-02-17: It was pretty cool and wet out there as the train moved through the countryside.

2020-02-16: They rest at the foot of the Round Tower.

2020-02-15: Slice of life from a street in Italy this am. Very elderly lady stands on footpath next to a …

2020-02-15: What is he trying to tell me?

2020-02-15: 15/30. Balance is the word that came to mind when this wheelbarrow caught my eye three stories up.

2020-02-14: 14/30. Can almost feel the Warmth

2020-02-13: The high cost of living was one of the themes of the election. Thought more about it this morning in …

2020-02-13: The towers of Bologna rise to the sky. Some a little more precariously than others.

2020-02-12: Facebook will never learn. DPC statement on Facebook dating feature - 12/02/2020 - Data Protection …

2020-02-12: Landed in Italy this morning en route to a trade fair. Was thinking about the word of the day …

2020-02-11: This is an incredible essay. If you only read one thing today, read this by Paraic O’ Donnell. The …

2020-02-11: I recommend the Gregor Letter to anyone interested in energy.

2020-02-11: I can say this with a plain face. 🍰

2020-02-10: A thought occurred to me this morning. If Simon Coveney had won the FG leadership after Enda Kenny …

2020-02-10: It’s a sign that the King once stood here.

2020-02-09: Sinn Féin Surge Negotiations to form a Government are going to be very difficult. SF won’t fear another election, …

2020-02-09: The worst of storm Ciara has passed through and there is a lull in the rain, but not for very long.

2020-02-08: Our family just voted in the General Election. The contrast in voting intentions compared to even 10 …

2020-02-07: With the wind today 67% of Ireland’s electricity is from renewables right now. And this before storm …

2020-02-07: Above the city

2020-02-06: We plant our foot beside the arrow and ponder what lies ahead on the path to Santiago. Camino …

2020-02-05: Let’s hide the twig.

2020-02-04: Change for better or worse? The polls show a major shift to Sinn Fein in the last week by people seeking change. Unless we elect …

2020-02-04: Can you spot the butterfly? It’s becoming more difficult because of our Biodiversity Crisis

2020-02-03: Reflect

2020-02-02: The sight of a flock of Brent Geese over Dublin Bay stopped me in my tracks.

2020-02-01: Fly me to the moon..

2020-01-30: Dublin, the most congested city in Western Europe. Certainly feels like it at times. greennews.ie

2020-01-29: Irish Banks selling ATMs Bank of Ireland and AIB are trying to sell off some of their non branch ATM’s. This will mean …

2020-01-23: Wandering

2020-01-23: This is not Smart Sonos Like many others in the last few days, I received an email from Sonos which had the title “your …

2020-01-18: Green Party Campaign launch in Dublin Bay North Last evening, I went to David Healy’s campaign launch for the Dublin Bay North constituency for the …

2020-01-14: And we’re off. The Irish General Election will be held on Saturday, February the 8th. I think …

2020-01-13: Listened to two Podcasts while out walking at the weekend. First, USA, Iran and the three M’s …

2020-01-08: This is such a good and thoughtful piece by Fergal Keane. www.e-pages.dk RIC row threatens to drag …

2020-01-06: Google lost its way. I’m tired of Google. In the beginning I bought in to the “do no evil” …

2019-12-31: Parts of Bull Island being eroded.

2019-12-30: Dublin Bay Sunset

2019-12-28: A coupe of weeks late to this Episode but was really interesting from David McWilliams. …

2019-12-24: French radio station www.fip.fr playing an eclectic mix of very chilled Jazz this Christmas Eve.

2019-12-20: Tides out.

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