Latest blog posts

An extract of the 10 most recent posts from my blog:

  • Alfie August 14, 2018
    This is Alfie, a mixed-breed Jack Russell Terrier we rescued from the dog pound in 2016. He’s currently about 3-4 years old, and has bags of energy. He loves chasing balls on the beach Running around in the park Sunning himself in the park We go through a few tennis bal …
  • Cancel next alarm August 7, 2018
    I’ve been looking for an alarm clock app for my mobile phone that supports a very specific feature, but I can’t find it anywhere. What I want is the ability to cancel the next occurrence of a repeating alarm without having to disable all future alarms. Here is my proble …
  • Flexible working July 19, 2018
    Flexible working seems to be a hot topic at the moment, whether it’s to juggle work with other commitments, or to achieve a better work/life balance. People have moved beyond the days of being a wage-slave, and have realised that free time is often more valuable to them …
  • Using taxi hailing apps at Dublin Airport June 20, 2018
    There’s been some discussion recently about whether taxis should be forced to accept card payments. When arriving at an airport you would have thought it would be especially important that taxis accept credit and debit cards – but it seems there’s no requirement on the …
  • So you’re thinking of banking with N26? May 31, 2018
    N26 is an innovative fintech providing mobile-first online banking, based in Berlin Germany, but serving customers from across Europe – and soon to launching in the UK and USA as well. I’m based in Ireland and have been an N26 customer for over a year now, and I thought …
  • 6 Ways to Improve the Performance of your WordPress Blog May 28, 2018
    How fast does your WordPress blog load? Have you tested performance on mobile as well as desktop? Did you know that performance is one of metrics that Google uses to rank sites? When talking about performance its important to remember that around half of all traffic the …
  • Immigrants for Yes May 17, 2018
    On the 25th May 2018 the Irish citizens will be asked to vote on repealing the 8th amendment of the constitution to allow legislation to be created to legalise abortion. A lot of the discussion ahead of the referendum has been about Irish women and men. But there is a s …
  • Pebble or Fitbit Versa April 19, 2018
    I love my Pebble smartwatch. I’m on my third one, having backed them from the start on Kickstarter. And so I was naturally quite upset to learn that Pebble closed down just over a year ago. Knowing that the Pebble servers are due to be switched off at the end of June 20 …
  • MasterChef music chops April 13, 2018
    Watched the series final of MasterChef UK this evening, and one of my favourite things of the series returned to tonight’s episode. It’s probably something that a lot of people don’t even notice as they watch, but the background music was timed and punctuated by the cli …
  • Non-Irish banks and eir April 13, 2018
    I was on the phone earlier to the telecoms operator eir to change something related to do with my mobile phone contract, and for some reason they requested that I give them my payment details again. I gave them my details – both the 16 digit number from my debit card an …