Nick Geoghegan

Professional Yak Shaver

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Meanwhile, in The Cupping Room

Everyone loves Cyclic Redundancy Check burgers! Blog posts will be sporadic until I get back to Ireland and do up a number of MongoDB ones  

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Goodbye, ICHEC

  Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’ We are not now that strengh which in old days Moved Earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. […]

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Ghosts of Our Fathers

http://youtu.be/j9bH5ptal7c

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Just Saying

I’m just saying
, you might get sick of the waiting ’round.
 The waiting for buses and girls but one’s late
 and one’s not coming at all and I don’t know which is which anymore. I’m just saying it’s plans not TVs out the window now and you might get sick of waiting for the lights […]

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2012 — Looking back

2012 has been an interesting year for me, both personally and professionally. It has been a year of heartache and pain, long hours, hard work, illness and death, fighting for an inch and loosing a mile. But, it has also been a year of great joy. A year for new love to blossom, for old love […]

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I’ve been having a dream…

I’m walking along a beach. My feet sink into the sand, which is coarse and unpleasant. Looking ahead, I can see a figure seated beneath a tree in the distance. I call out a greeting, but the person does not respond. I start to move towards the tree…but I seem to stay fixed in place […]

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Let Us All unite

Melody Sheep has remixed Charlie Chaplin’s “Let Us All Unite” speech from one of my favourite films The Great Dictator.

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PGI Compilers and CUDA 5

I’ve been using the PGI Compilers along with CUDA to do GPGPU development for some time. The compilers themselves are fantastic – OpenACC support, OpenMP support and loads of other cool things. Recently I upgraded to CUDA 5.0 and noticed that a number of programs now failed to compile, as the compiler wasn’t seeing CUDA 5 […]

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SSH and Linux Mint

I’ve recently come across an interesting bug in Linux Mint. When trying to ssh to a Mint machine from OSX, I’d get errors saying “no hostkey alg“. After going on a long Google Vision Quest, I was still none the wiser. All the tricks I’d found didn’t work at all. The solution – at least for […]

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Meanwhile, in DayZ

Spitting image of everyone’s favourite former Minister of Defence, Willie O’Dea

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NVIDIA 304.60 and OpenSUSE 11.4

NVIDIA recently released their 304.60 drivers to the main OpenSUSE repo. Sadly, these drivers didn’t have a proper dependency for the kernel-desktop-devel in them, which broke the install and caused the machine to fail on bootup – failsafe mode worked however. I submitted a bug report to NVIDIA and to be fair Daniel Dadap got […]

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Bye Bye RSS

Recently both Facebook and Twitter, yet again, changed their methods for accessing a users RSS feed. Sorry lads, but I’m sick of all the nasty hacks and workarounds. The two statuses in the sidebar shall be no more.

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Single command shell accounts

There are times when you will want a single purpose user account – an account that cannot get a shell, not can it do anything but run a single command. This can come in useful for a few reasons – for me, I use it to force an svn update on machines that can’t use […]

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The Ouzel Galley plaque, College Green.

Comeheretome have a fantastic article about this unique Dublin building.   The stone plaque is the only remaining part of the three story, granite, Commercial Buildings. Commercial Buildings stood on (what is now) the Central Bank. It was used for the Ouzel Galley Society’s meetings.

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Meanwhile, back in 1991 with @amckinstry

Gerry Adams could learn a thing or two about growing a beard.

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Mr.Roboto — An Allegory for the human condition

My theory is that Mr.Roboto is actually based on identity issues. Mr. Roboto is the Alter ego Kilroy is the true inner self The song is between Mr. Roboto and Killroy. This is likely a moment of self-awareness by Kilroy. You’re wondering who I am-machine or mannequin He is displaying his alter ego here. Mr. […]

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Ergonomic Management Keyboard

Recently, in work, I got a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 – aka the Ergonomic Management Keyboard. Microsoft have always made fantastically good hardware, as far as I’m concerned, and this keyboard is a delight to use. The keyboard works fantastic under Windows, as it should – being a Microsoft keyboard and all. Under Linux however, it can […]

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