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Trolumnist is indeed an epithet worthy of coining.

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"Christ, what an asshole."
Life is too short to waste on ordinary potboilers – and our obsession with mediocre writers is a very disturbing cultural phenomenon
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Moon Over Howth

Went to see +The Man from U.N.C.L.E tonight - thoroughly enjoyable, very nicely retro flavour.  On the way back from Swords I couldn't stop staring at the moon and clouds - to the danger of my passengers, quite possibly!

Finally I got to stop in Baldoyle and got this reflection of the dead calm estuary.  A handheld shot since I keep forgetting I have that tripod in the car which would really have helped a lot with this one. I should really have remembered that tonight...

#moon   #Howth   #Baldoyle   #Dublin   #reflection  
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+Samantha Qiao I would be pleased to see the painting - I am sure it is wonderful :-)
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OK, so I just pledged to support Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh on #Moozvine  - I do hope this platform can catch on.
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Hey! Thanks Andrew! It's a great story, I hope you enjoy it. If you have any problems with the gift, let me know.
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In Ireland, if the sun is shining, you might still need your umbrella...

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+Ciaran McCann back in New Zealand we never used an umbrella - in Wellington they are largely useless due to the wind, and unnecessary because the footpaths in front of shops are almost always covered.
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I guess I'm the last person on the planet to see this, but just in case I'm not...
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Used to know it off heart. How times change... 
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Wairarapa Times-Age

Designed in 1937, this stunning example of Art Deco architecture in Masterton was purpose built for printing newspapers and from the merger of the Wairarapa Age and the Wairarapa Daily Times in 1938, the newspapers were printed on the premises right through until 2004.

#Wairarapa   #Masterton   #NewZealand   #ArtDeco   #newspaper   #architecturephotography  
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It actually has a new paintjob now. All yellow, black and red - looking very sharp.
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Doe Castle

On our way over to the Inishowen Peninsula we took a quick look at Castle Doe.  It's operated by the Office of Public Works, and you can freely roam around inside the perimeter, but the tours of the central tower happened less frequently and on a schedule that meant we missed out.  This view from across the other side of the bay is one of the best ways of seeing it fully in it's element though.  And you can still zoom right in if you want to see the details :-)

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Thank you Maureen. Yes, I am always happy to be going there. I will be there again in September for 3 weeks. I retired June 2014, so I am now my own boss and I do not have to get up at 5:30AM like I use to , and travel to work for an hour one way. I love my retirement.
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Conolly’s Folly

On Sunday Max and I went to Castletown House.  We'd passed the entrance a few times on some toll-road-avoiding journeys around Dublin but never actually stopped, and Heritage Week seemed a good time.  On Sunday afternoons tours of the house are self-guided, and quite interesting with a docent in most rooms to provide backup if any curiosity comes out.  They're also OK with (non-flash) photos inside, which always makes me happier.

On the way along the back of the upstairs Max looked out the window and saw a distant obelisk, along with some plans being shown on the wall, so after we exited he suggested we try and walk to it.  After walking for a kilometre or so in what he thought was the correct direction, but with no sign of the obelisk he had sighted he admitted that perhaps he'd seen a tree, or something, so we walked back to the house.

From the house I could see an obelisk.  Well: I could see it if I took a telephoto shot in the direction we'd been walking, and zoomed right into it, so I suggested we would drive around in that direction.

In the end it turned out that it was a lot further away than he'd thought, and we would have needed to walk about 10km and cross the M4, nearly to Maynooth, so just as well we were in the car by that time!

When we got there it was this fantastic folly, apparently built to provide employment for the poor during the famine in 1740/1741 and at 42m (140 feet) tall it is quite an imposing edifice.  Sadly it's surrounded by a steel fence so that only a really determined vandal can get in, and with gaps so small that I had to sling my camera over the top of the fence and slide it down inside to take a suitably dramatic and unobstructed picture.

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+Ankita R thanks :-)
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I hope it takes off... :-)
 
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Yes, I really, really hope this works. Thank you for sharing 
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Finally!
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+Steve Withers but in your heart of hearts you didn;t believe this, whereas last time you were rickrolled...
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Racing Downriver

Max and I went to the +Odeon PointVillage​ tonight for their "ScreenUnseen" where you get to see a movie which is shortly to be released, but you don't know what it is.  Tonight's was "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" which we both thought was utterly fantastic.

We got to town a little early, and I was able to wander around taking a few photos to see if my broken lens was still broken after sending it away to discover it'd cost €1000 to fix it.  Sadly it is still broken - to be expected since I had to turn down their repair quote - but kind of a real shame as it was a favourite.

Here's a picture I took with it of a rowing boat about to go under the East Link Bridge.  This actually hides the brokenness brilliantly, since nobody would expect the railings at the bottom of the picture to be in focus anyway.  For landscapes it's much more annoying, because having the left-hand 1/5 of the picture out of focus will definitely look weird.  I think I shall have to start saving my pennies for a replacement, and recall that this one has done pretty good service and been around the world more than once since I bought it in 2010.

#rowboat   #rowers   #Liffey   #Dublin   #Ireland  
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New Zealand national parks after TPP?
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A.K.A "Karora" in various places.
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I'm a geek, married and father of two sons and a number of free software projects including the DAViCal CalDAV server and the aCal CalDAV client for Android.
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DAViCal, aCal, catalyst.net.nz, morphoss.com, XO Tablet UI
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A lover of equality and freedom in software, culture and the everyday world.
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    Site Reliability Manager, 2014 - present
    Be a cat, helping to encourage other cats to herd themselves.
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    Founder, 2008 - 2014
    I started it, who knows where it will end!
  • Catalyst IT Ltd
    1/5th Founder, 1997 - 2008
    As a founder of Catalyst I was responsible for some parts of "turning five friends into a fun multi-million dollar turnover company". As the original alpha geek I was instrumental in setting Catalyst down the road less-travelled to free software: perhaps a little less lucrative, but undoubtedly a lot more fun.
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