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Gotta get this game. Then I gotta get the time to play it. WHich of course will never happen. But I have seen (and read) 'Cosmos'.
If you’ve never had the chance to watch the original Cosmos with Carl Sagan, then I highly recommend giving it a watch. In fact, I suggest watching any of Carl Sagan’s work, as it is no…
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Overcast Sunday afternoon: perfect weather for seeing the Book of Kells and strealing around the city centre. #Dublin +Eoin Lavelle+Alexander Lavelle​
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Electrifying experience for +Eoin Lavelle​ and +Alexander Lavelle​ at the BT Young Scientist show.
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We left Seville this morning, crossed back into Portugal, and we're now staying in Pestana Posada Convento Évora, an old convent converted into a fancy guesthouse. They call these converted historic buildings 'pousadas' here in Portugal. And we're right next to some ancient Roman stuff. Historical!
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Feliz año from Seville, muchachos y muchachas! A grand night to see some Flamenco dancing.
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Óbidos, Portugal. Day 3 of our trip through Portugal and Spain.
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We really should do something with our ceiling too. +Tina Lavelle​ at the Convento de Cristo. Fabulous stuff. Headquarters of the Knights Templar.

We left Tomar this morning, on our way east into Spain. We'll be in Cáceres tonight, and Seville for New Year's Eve.
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Back in Dublin until July '16.
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Well, I normally live in Brisbane, Australia, but I'm back in Dublin (where I grew up) with my family until July 2016. Until then I'll be working (hopefully) as a C# developer in Realex Payments in the Docklands area in Dublin. In July, when Alexander and Eoin will have finished school, and I'll have finished my contract in town, we'll be back in Europe, working our way through France back to Zante.

I've just had an 8-month break with my family, during which time we went to Vienna, Budapest, Zakynthos (for 4 months), Berlin, and Poland, before coming home to Dublin in mid August. In Zakynthos, I wrote a book 'On a Greek Island: A Season in Zakynthos'. And our travel blog is called Koukla House, after the house we stay in on Zante.

In my spare time I write, and work on my language learning website, JayJayWords.
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I can speak (in order of ability) some French, Spanish, Irish, Greek, Chinese, and German.
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Web developer/travel blogger
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C#, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, TypeScript
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  • Queensland Health
    Web developer, 2012 - 2013
    Working on the QLD Health website - Hospital Performance - and various intranetesque-y things.
  • Mater Health Services
    Web developer, 2010 - 2012
  • DERM, QLD Govt.
    Web developer, 2010 - 2010
  • Dialog
    Web developer, 2009 - 2010
  • 3 Mobile, Speedwell eCommerce Services, QLD Police Services, Emu Design
    2003 - 2008
  • BCM
    Web developer, 2013 - 2014
    Dreams project for Sunsuper.com.au
  • Realex Payments
    Web developer, 2014 - present
  • Allianz
    Web Developer, 2013 - 2013
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Laniakea: Our Home Supercluster
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Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But where does one end

The view from a pagan place by Kevin Barry
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You should find a high place to mark the solstice today, at a lofty remove from the drone of the everyday, the screeching of commerce and di

i Skate Christmas Ice Skating At RDS Dublin - Booking Online
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I Skate Ireland’s Newest and Biggest Christmas Ice Skating event will run from early 5 December to 11 January 2015 in the RDS in Dublin.

Don't Be Scared Of Functional Programming – Smashing Magazine
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Functional programming is the mustachioed hipster of programming paradigms. Originally relegated to the annals of computer science academia,

Chrissie Parker - Author
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On a Greek Island: A Season in Zakynthos, by Ralph Lavelle I'd like to welcome Ralph Lavelle to my blog to talk about his new book On a Gree

Family home now a thriving art gallery - Connacht Tribune - Galway City ...
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If Deborah Watkins and Gavin Lavelle had paused for a moment during the official opening of their revamped gallery in Clifden last weekend t

Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos
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How do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This question is at the heart of David Bellos's funny, wise and life-affirming l

Ο διάσημος πολυβραβευμένος συγγραφέας Simon Singh στην Αθήνα: Πώς αγαπήσ...
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Το «Τhe Hub Events» και ο Νικόλας Πρωτονοτάριος συνεχίζουν για τέταρτη χρονιά τη σειρά επιστημονικών διαλέξεων με τίτλο «Hub Science», με σκ

Still waiting for a Universal Translator
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WHEN Google announced that its Google Translate app would be getting an update, the technology press went into a bit of a swoon. First with

A courteous distance
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GREECE'S new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, made history within hours of his victory by informing the Archbishop of Athens, very politely,

All You Need to Know About the “Learning Styles” Myth, in Two Minutes | ...
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The myth of preferred learning styles states that people learn better when they are taught in a way that matches their preferred style. Yet

Itchy Feet: A Travel and Language Comic: Stranger than Fiction
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Good point! I also omitted where they stick his head in the fireplace to, uh, "encourage" him to shit what they want. Next time I'll do a fi

Bionic Bird: the Flying App.
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The world's 1st smartphone controlled bird. The only furtive civilian drone. Flying free.

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes) | Books |...
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You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules alwa

Nowism: China’s Religious Avoidance of “Plans”
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The Chinese love their sayings. This one is probably my favorite: 计划赶不上变化 (Ji4 Hua4 Gan3 Bu2 Shang4 Bian4 Hua4). It means, more or less, tha

Cineplex - BALMORAL
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[ Close ]. Notice. We have a facebook competition on at the moment to see Delivery Man on Monday Night at 6.30pm at Balmoral Cinema. If you

From Kathimerini: The Greek Island Where Every Jew Survived the Holocaus...
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In the late spring of 1944, Nazi ships of death were making stops in the ports of the Ionian Islands. They had stowed 2,000 Jews from Corfu

Greek island holiday guide: the Ionian islands
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The second in our series on holidaying in the Greek islands focuses on where to stay and eat and what to see and do in the Ionian islands •

Airbnb's legal troubles: what are the issues? | Travel |
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As Airbnb finds itself under growing attack from city authorities around the world – this week receiving a €30,000 fine in Barcelona – we lo

Too soon to travel?
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I have been back from my Malaysian holiday for 6.5 days. It might sound like I'm counting the days and that would be the truth. I have a bad

Very friendly on arrival, the women really make you feel welcome. There's free wi-fi: just ask fir the password. It's hard to beat the location, and there's plenty of shops and cafes a short walk away. Beautiful spot!
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The staff here are great, make it worth going the extra few yards past other coffee places!
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