Nick Geoghegan

Professional Yak Shaver

The Milky Bar kid grows up

The image of the milky bar kid popped into my mind. I began to wonder if the Milky Bar Kid grew up to be the Milk Tray man. Maybe as a child star, he was bullied. Ostracised. And in turn, shuns society and took to the dark side streets – a confectionary “Phantom of the […]

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Geoghegan on: Memories

The main reason I like Brainstorm so much is because it is similar to Westworld, Blade Runner, RoboCop, and Total Recall. The philosophical question of “What are memories” runs throughout all of these works. Yes, even RoboCop and Total Recall asks this question. Unlike Blade Runner and Westworld, though, Brainstorm doesn’t ask the question of […]

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Geoghegan on: Brainstorm

Douglas Trumbull’s 1983 sci-fi classic, Brainstorm, is one of my favourite movies both in terms of plot and special effects. The movie itself seems to be a late 1970s imagining of the technological advancements possibly available in the mid 1980s – that science would finally allow us insight into other people’s minds. Into their hopes, […]

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Geoghegan on: Communication during the time of COVID-19

COVID-19, or the coronavirus, swept through the world at an alarming rate. This is due to its virulence and long incubation period before symptoms develop – allowing it to be passed on by a lot of people who don’t know their are sick. I can’t imagine anyone who doesn’t know of someone who has been […]

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Another charm of hotels

I really enjoy just existing in hotels. The long identical hallways. The soulless abstract art. The weird noises the air conditioner makes. Strange city lights in the window. Six floors off the ground. Strangers chatting in the hall. Nothing in the wardrobe. No past, but an infinite present.

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Geoghegan On: Stock Options

NOTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS FINANCIAL ADVICE, IT IS THE OPINION OF THE AUTHOR WHO IS NOT A FINANCIAL ADVISOR CAN’T STRESS THAT ENOUGH LADS, THIS IS ALL BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE AND CIRCUMSTANCES   So, you started in a new job and you get these weird things called Options or Stock […]

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Easter Sunday, April 1949

People celebrating Irish independence on O’Connell Bridge, Dublin, at midnight before Easter Sunday, April 1949

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Installing z-push on Debian 9

z-push is a great tool. It pretends to be an Exchange server, allowing you to have your IMAP server push emails to phones and other clients as if the client was talking to a real Exchange server. In this tutorial we will use an apache2 vhost with a LetsEncrypt cert, install z-push from source. The […]

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Meanwhile, in Donegal

Fairly sure Padre Pio won’t save him from the guards

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Interdimensional Cable

I’ve been a Youtube user and content creator for quite some time. For some ungodly reason I keep finding myself in the weird parts of Youtube. So I started collecting them in a playlist, which is currently at 1400 videos. This list is not safe for work, but boy is it weird as fuck. I […]

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Geoghegan On: Postmodern Development

Fredric Jameson establishes that in postmodernism we have experienced a weakening sense of historicity such that what is, what was, and what will be all exist as presents in time. 1970, 2019, and 2038 all happen simultaneously. Hence developers working on new projects while still coding in decades-old text editors. They write the future in […]

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Geoghegan on: The 5 levels of trust

I’ve been thinking about the different levels of trust you give to people over the past year or so, and I thought I’d do a blog post on what I consider to be the five different levels or types of trust. I might make more of these musings over the next few weeks and months, […]

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Setting up Google Auth 2FA on Debian

In a previous post, I went through setting up a Google Authenticator TOTP on a Yubikey. Let’s expand that to installing Google’s TOTP PAM Module, so we can use the Yubikey or Google Authenticator App as a TOTP based 2 factor authentication method to access our server. In this post, we’ll be setting this up on […]

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Meanwhile, on the farm

Fucking baackseat drivers  

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Configuring a YubiKey for TOTP on OSX

I recently got a YubiKey FIDO U2F as part of Yubico and Github’s bromance sale at a fairly heavy discount of $13 off! Mine, including shipping, cost $11. They had issues with the initial keys they sent out being partially configured – if you tried to force setup the FIDO U2F it would brick the […]

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Replacing the Copen’s air filter

27k miles, not 15k miles. The three years is right, though.

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Updating a Note II to 4.4.2

When O2 Ireland got bought out by Three, I feared that all updates for the Note II (N7100) would stop. I was not mistaken – a number of months in, and no updates with no plan to update. The phone is also loaded down with O2 crapware that you cannot remove. Three support the Note […]

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Meanwhile, in Clondalkin

Must really help with all the shooting there of late  

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