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John Looney
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Only in Dublin...450 year old oak carvings. Apparently from an Italian church...bow in a Dublin bar, with good craft beer. As...decoration. 
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The neon sign with "the wiley bar" is screwed into it, just to the left.
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Insightful paper on how automation is not done when it's done..because when it's done, you need people to look after the automation. And maybe automate that maintenance.


It's taken me 15 years of writing automation to realise just how accurate this was.

Why didn't we cover this in college ?
Main Index Page. This paper discusses ways in which automation of industrial processes may expand rather than eliminate problems with the human operator. Ironies of Automation. Lisanne Bainbridge Department of Psychology, University College London. 1983. 1. Introduction ...
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Let's take a moment to think of all of the gay couples who will now be badgered by Irish mammies with phrases like "So when am I getting my day out?"

It's going to be rough, folks. But others have been through it, and survived.

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    Engineering Manager, 2005 - present
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    Systems Engineer, 2003 - 2005
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    Chief Scientist, 2001 - 2003
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Kicking arse, metaphorically & literally into my fourth decade
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Living & working in Dublin, but born a Meath-man. Proud owner of far too much medieval replica weaponry. By day, I'm an engineering manager with Google.
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  • Dublin City University
    Computer Applications, 1993 - 1997
  • O'Connell's Schools, Dublin
    1988 - 1993
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Excellent Italian pizza, imaginative toppings and Eight Degrees beers. Nice ambiance, decor and friendly staff. Eat here.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
mediocre bar food is fine for a venue that serves great beer, and the porter house doesn't disappoint. the menu has been pretty steady for the last decade. the decor is interesting to look at, but the seating is far from comfortable. it's hard to hide from the noise in the evenings, if music is not your thing.
Decor: Very GoodFood: GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
one of the best quick kebabs in the city; proper fresh flatbreads, baked on-site with high-quality ingredients. magnificent food before or after a night on the beer!
Decor: GoodFood: Very GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
"enormous beer and whiskey selection, matched to a gastropub menu. some of the best steaks in the city. the ""beerhall"" upstairs can be loud and brash (especially on weekend evenings), while downstairs has more intimate small tables. all my friends love this place."
Decor: Very GoodFood: ExcellentService: Very Good
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bewley's reminds me of the dublin that drove samuel beckett to leave ireland. i don't think it realises how grim and archaic it feels - but bewleys seems to be a taste of early 20st century dublin..with full-irish breakfast sandwiches. very popular with the blue was brigade, though some small numbers of hipsters in search of decent coffee do frequent it (ironically, i'm sure).
Decor: GoodFood: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Magnificent French recipes with Irish ingredients, in a fabulous French townhouse like setting. Great service. Anything meal with game meats is a must. Surprisingly generous portions for a 'fine dining' establishment.
Food: ExcellentService: ExcellentDecor: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
avoca is the irish mammy's favorite hangout; good quality food you can pretend is healthy, enormous deserts and serving staff that will endure tales of woe and delight from anyone who wants to share with them. lunch at avoca is also a great excuse to spend an hour pottering over pretty or shiny things you don't need. stay away from the tasty cheesecake; it's actually huge, not far away.
Decor: Very GoodFood: Very GoodService: Very Good
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