Profile

Cover photo
John Looney
Works at Google
Attended Dublin City University
Lives in Dublin, Ireland
1,581 followers|956,471 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

John Looney

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's a burden Irish and Ethiopians share.
11
Jeff McNeil's profile photoMohammed Khan's profile photo
2 comments
 
John brdley solicitor and co
Add a comment...

John Looney

Shared publicly  - 
 
Someone should do an edited version of mythbusters.. 15 mins per episode would likely be enough. I love the concept, just can't handle the excess of exposition.
10
Donal Hunt's profile photoGary B's profile photoBrian Brazil's profile photoJoe Desbonnet's profile photo
4 comments
 
Would make for an interesting project: a kinda a edit script which operates in real time on the original video file.  Publish the script on GitHub as there should be no copyright violation.  Could also be used by conservative types to edit out the naughty bits from movies :-)  and if you don't like the edit, fork and make your own.
Add a comment...

John Looney

Shared publicly  - 
 
Downside of cheap Korean monitors....they sometimes don't show BIOS screens on Asus motherboards. No idea how this can be a thing, but if your computer goes strange, it significantly complicates debugging, and can result in you buying a new motherboard out of frustration.
2
Donovan Baarda's profile photoGary B's profile photoJohn Looney's profile photo
4 comments
 
No, just dvi-d. 
Add a comment...

John Looney

Shared publicly  - 
 

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 ...
14
9
Gary Peck's profile photoStelian Ionescu's profile photo
Add a comment...
John Looney was tagged in a photo.
John Looney and Kevin Lyda were tagged in John Looney's photos.

John Looney

Shared publicly  - 
2
John Looney was tagged in a photo.

John Looney

Shared publicly  - 
4
Have them in circles
1,581 people
Zahid Ali Raja's profile photo
Kerry Cliffs Portmagee's profile photo
Jason Weber's profile photo
Loney Tunie's profile photo
Pat Kaehler's profile photo
Julie Galvin's profile photo
Keith Brady's profile photo
Isaac Clerencia's profile photo
Ireland business directory's profile photo

John Looney

Shared publicly  - 
 
Looking for advice on where to live in Dublin ? This is aimed at non-natives.
MAP LEGEND: > Green areas - Ideal location and / or wealthiest areas > Light green areas - Ok locations that are not the most recommended or best services by train/LUAS lines > Red areas - Not recommended locations, because of crime or anti-social behaviour > Light red areas - Less not recommended locations: while not the best areas, they are still livable > Blue diamonds - Train stations > Red pushpins - LUAS red line > Green push...
7
1
andrew mcmillan's profile photoGráinne Sheerin's profile photoTherese Lundin's profile photoIvan Vučica's profile photo
6 comments
 
I love living in The Liberties/The Coombe. :( But this is probably a topic where there are as many opinions as there are residents in Dublin. ;) 
Add a comment...

John Looney

Shared publicly  - 
 
Only in Dublin...450 year old oak carvings. Apparently from an Italian church...bow in a Dublin bar, with good craft beer. As...decoration. 
8
1
Paul O'Malley's profile photoandrew mcmillan's profile photoJohn Looney's profile photoJan Rosa's profile photo
3 comments
 
The neon sign with "the wiley bar" is screwed into it, just to the left.
Add a comment...
John Looney was tagged in a photo.

John Looney

Shared publicly  - 
1
John Looney was tagged in a photo.

John Looney

Shared publicly  - 
1
John Looney was tagged in a photo.

John Looney

Shared publicly  - 
1
People
Have them in circles
1,581 people
Zahid Ali Raja's profile photo
Kerry Cliffs Portmagee's profile photo
Jason Weber's profile photo
Loney Tunie's profile photo
Pat Kaehler's profile photo
Julie Galvin's profile photo
Keith Brady's profile photo
Isaac Clerencia's profile photo
Ireland business directory's profile photo
Collections John is following
Education
  • Dublin City University
    Computer Applications, 1993 - 1997
  • O'Connell's Schools, Dublin
    1988 - 1993
Basic Information
Gender
Decline to State
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Radiant Defense
Story
Tagline
Kicking arse, metaphorically & literally into my fourth decade
Introduction
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.
Work
Occupation
Teaching & Nerd herding
Employment
  • Google
    Engineering Manager, 2005 - present
  • Hosting 365
    Systems Engineer, 2003 - 2005
  • Antefacto
    Chief Scientist, 2001 - 2003
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Dublin, Ireland
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
"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
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years 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
72 reviews
Map
Map
Map
adding five fancy toppings and a salad to a thick overcooked patty, makes an unwieldy work of art from fast food. it makes for great photos - but awkward food. there is no way to eat one without either embarrassing yourself or disappointing your date.
Decor: GoodFood: GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago