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Eoghann Irving
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Writing Goals 4/26/15 - 5/2/14

So I didn't post any writing goals last week and I achieved... nothing.  Time for some new writing goals.

Dragon Hoard Part 14
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Edit back matter for The Wolves of West Virginia 
TV Review: Daredevil Episodes 9 - 13 
Book Review: Cursed by Benedict Jacka 
Book Review: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

Old Quarter by John Petersen is an illustration of the City of Bulikov from the book City of Stairs  - http://www.robertjacksonbennett.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/CityOfBulikov.htm
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Because the view is so amazing.
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It's like the setting of a fantasy from this angle
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This morning's walk was more of a hike.
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wonderful
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The manual camera mode and ability to shoot in RAW are the things I find most interesting about the LG G4.

From a pure auto perspective it seems like Samsung's S6 is still a little better, but I like to edit my photos.
LG has been making big promises about the camera its new G4 smartphone. We ran it through some tests to see if it delivers.
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In not interested in rooting my phone, rumors don't mean much and the M9 camera is not that good.
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Zygons and Osgood Announced for Doctor Who Season 9

Following on from the news that Kate Stewart will return in the next season of Doctor Who is the rather more surprising news that actress Ingrid Oliver is returning to her role as Oswin Osgood.

Which, considering she was killed by the Master at the end of last season is quite the comeback. I presume the fact that the episode features Zygons has something to do with this apparent resurrection. I was sorry to see the character die though so I'd be happy if she actually has been brought back, rather than just mimicked by an alien.

Osgood will appear in a two part story written by Peter Harness who wrote the episode Kill the Moon for season 8. An episode that received mixed responses to say the least.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/6fec5341-a0c9-439e-9c75-34e0cae1af56
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But... Kill the moon... Ugh.
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So You"ve Been Publicly Shamed

I just listened to an interview with the author of this book, Jon Ronson and it strikes me as something that anyone participating in social media might do well to read.

For several years now I have been critical of both the lynch mob mentality and the notion that "shaming" people is somehow okay if you're on the "right" side of the situation.

There are so many problems with that mentality it's hard to cover them all, but let's just hit a few. 

1) People always think they're on the right side.
2) Glass houses
3) Proportionate responses

Neither you, nor I have been appointed as judge and jury for other members of society, perhaps instead of jumping on to the latest outrage wagon we should all try out a little empathy and ask ourselves could there be a more innocent explanation than the one we just leapt to.
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Oh no! Somebody expressed an opinion! We can't have that!
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Obsessive Compulsive Reader Problems

My To Read list on GoodReads is now so long (200+ books) that I have to set up a new Reading Next list as a subset of that list.
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Soon a 3rd list

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I love making the trip up Maryland Heights though.
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Gorgeous and nicely done!
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Star Wars: The Binks Awakens

I would totally watch this movie.

And before anyone starts raving about Jar Jar, I'll just point out that anger and hate lead to the dark side...
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Priceless closing scene.
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I'm not certain yet, still exploring!
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Caldera by jcbarquethttp://www.deviantart.com/art/Caldera-272987845

The unusual angling of this image really adds to the atmosphere It hink.
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reminds me of "Old" Mars from the 50s
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LEGO Double Decker London Bushttp://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=109216

Here's a great build of a London style double decker bus by Andybear. You can see more pictures at the link.
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  • Northrop Grumman
    Subcontract Administrator, 2012 - present
  • Aero International Inc
    Director of Operations, 2010 - 2012
  • Aero International Inc
    Business Unit Manager, 2004 - 2010
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How do I...
It's a Gaelic spelling of Ewan. Phonetically you would say you-an.


Summary:
Born in Scotland, living in the United States. Two sons. One wife. Two sisters. I have opinions on everything and a store of largely useless knowledge that I like to share with as many people as possible.

If there's a social network site, I've probably signed up and used it. If it's a software, I've installed it. Jack of many trades. Master of few.

Interests:
  • Computers & Gadgets
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Comic books
  • Photography
  • Movies
  • Books
  • Television
  • Hiking
  • Android
  • Aspergers
  • Depression
What Do You Post About?

Mostly you're going to see links to news items for Science Fiction and Fantasy movies, tv etc. Some reviews from my blog. Photos I've taken (always looking for feedback). Plus some general tech news.

Amongst those there may be some quick status posts of what I'm up to, or maybe some thoughts on G+ and social networking in general.

I do occasionally post "political" links, but I have no interest in left/right  democrat/republican/libertarian political discussions. Similarly I only discuss religious matters with close friends. I consider that a personal matter.

What About Work?

I don't intend this to be a work driven account particularly, but just to make my profile comprehensive. I have worked in a number of different fields:
  • Computer Training Consultant
  • Database Developer (integrating with websites)
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Contracts Specialist
  • Unit Manager
  • Director of Operations
As a result I have a wide range of skills that can be applied to many different situations.

Skills:
  • Touch Typing
  • Office Software Training
  • PHP, Perl, ASP, SQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Database Design
  • Technical Writing
  • Blogging
  • Management & Team Building
  • Procurement & Purchasing
  • Contracts Management
Bragging rights
Good kind of weirdo and freak - Krystal Heather 9/29/11, Three versions of awesome - Marc Jansen 10/12/11, You are officially awesome - Antimony L. 11/12/11, Is generally a bad influence on me - Steven Spence 2/07/12, A hemi-demi-semi-God! - Ted Ewen 2/17/12
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  • University of Edinburgh
  • St Serfs School, Edinburgh
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Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago
Having twins makes for challenging birthdays. So this year we decided to take advantage of one of the birthday packages that Pump It Up offers and the experience was great. For those who aren't familiar they're an indoor kids activity playground (bouncy slides, bouncy obstacle courses, bouncy bouncers!). We got a 90 minute package for 15 kids and pretty much the only thing we had to do was bring the cake (or cupcakes in our case). The friendly staff helped us bring the cupcakes in from the car and helped keep the boys occupied since we arrived a good 20 minutes early. When our timeslot came, not all of the guests had arrived, but we were able to go in and spend the time with the boys while the staff again handled the later arrivals, right down to making sure the presents were taken care of. We chose a Superhero theme package so the boys got to pick their superhero names and engage in some other games. Of course all the equipment was popular. One of my sons has aspergers and when the excitement got to much and he had a melt down, the staff handled it wonderfully. They stayed calm, checked with us to see if we needed any help and made sure that we felt no pressure. Basically he was able to expend his tantrum in the safety of one of the pieces of equipment and once he was back in control, out he came to join the rest of the group. The last half hour of the party was in one of their party rooms where two blow-up "thrones" had been set up for the birthday boys to sit in (wearing capes, masks and blow up crowns no less). This was popular of course. And once again we didn't have to do anything. The staff set out the food, made sure the kids had what they need and tidied up afterwards. All in all a great party for the boys and their friends and no stress for us.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
No frills service and food. Good value and large portions.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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I've always liked this park for its size and variety. But since the county took it over there's been a significant improvement in the play areas for children with all new equipment installed.
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great theater. Comfortable seats, lots of leg room, easy to see over the other customers. Food is decent. Ticket prices are surprisingly low.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago