Nick Geoghegan

Professional Yak Shaver

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Footprints in the sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only. This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods […]

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Leprechaun Hunting

Happy St.Patrick’s Day

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Abstraction

A few things can confuse programming students, or new people to programming. One of these is abstraction. Wikipedia says: In computer science, abstraction is the process by which data and programs are defined with a representation similar to its meaning (semantics), while hiding away the implementation details. Abstraction tries to reduce and factor out details so that the programmer can focus on […]

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Navit in Android Market

English A German translation is below the English text. Today is a red letter day for Navit, we’re delighted to officially announce that Navit is in the Android Market! Here’s a few, important, things that have been improved upon. * Address search * Navigate to a destination from Google Maps * Navigate to a destination […]

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Navit at CeBIT

Hall 2, Booth F44

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The Great Dictator – Charlie Chaplin

I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business – I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We all want to live by […]

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Galway New Years Day 2011

The final hours of 2010, the dawn of 2011 over Galway city and into to the evening celebrations of New Years day

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Get timestamps on Bash’s History

One of the annoyances of Bash, is that searching through your history has no context. When did I last run that command? What commands were run at 3am, while on the lock? The following, single line, run in the shell, will provide date and time stamping for your Bash History the next time you login, […]

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Enda Kenny

The whole “Web 2.0” approach doesn’t really make sense for Ireland, with it’s classical grass-roots voting methods. Most people in Ireland vote for “the local guy” because he got you planning permission, fixed the pot-hole or attended your fathers funeral. This “new” approach is ludicrous , especially when www.finegael.ie managed to get hacked lately, exposing both the […]

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