Thursday, March 29, 2012
When we came out to Carraroe we painted a crappy wooden shelf thing we had that I had loads of junk on. Got some good quality bargain paint down at Tí Liam. When we were finished with it I was like "wow, that looks fantastic".
I finished off my day with an exhausting hour session at Cliffs Gym. Phew, I was tired afterward but I felt good.
Monday, March 26, 2012
|John Keane hard at work.|
|The set... some assembly was required.|
|Linda and her padawan Rick finalising the preparations for the set.|
|"The butler did it!"|
|The fantastic cast taking a bow.|
|The fantastic cast striking a pose.|
|John contemplates which timber to build his trophy cabnet from.|
|Kinda scary looking trophies... here are 50% of them... yeah!|
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Workin.... However when night fell i went down to Marts and we had a film night. We saw Thor and some ghost film. Paranormal Activity 3. It was my second time seeing Thor and it was equally as brilliant the second time around. Maybe the best of the Avengers films?
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Battlestar Galactica is not like this at all! It is a brilliant series and I have never seen it. However, if I want to see it I can just download it, look at it on my 1 months free from Netflix or get a DVD off someone! Rock on!
|Must... Watch.... BSG|
Now that there is a new Battlestar Galactica coming out called Blood & Chrome I realise that I have wasted enough of my life... I am going to watch the first episode of BSG (not the 70's one obviously - I actually technically saw all those I believe) tonight with or without Linda and for once and for all catch up on BSG. As Captain Picard said in the last episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation... "I should have done this a long time ago."
Basically it is a 27 minute video exactly for people like me who did not know who or what Kony is. Thing is I had heard of this man before but I did not know his name. Basically, he is a man who kidnaps kids, rapes, tortures them. He turn the boys into soilders and the girls into sex slaves. He is a very bad man.
|Kony, Joseph Kony. kony|
Look at the video. By me telling you to look at the video I am actually doing something good in the world believe it or not. By you looking at the video YOU are doing something good in the world. By you and me telling other people to look at this video WE are doing something good. And what is that good thing? We are letting other people know who Kony is.
He is getting away with what he is doing because people do not know about him. See his face. Know him. Tell people about him. That is how he will be stopped.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Propaganda I am sure has a lot of definations. My defination is that propaganda is the act of making people see what you want them to see. I was looking at the video below and I found myself questioning weather I was looking at propaganda or not.
It was a nice relaxing day all the same. Did some physical work, that was good. I explained to Sophie who Chairman Mao is and how he was just another leader in the history of China who held controvertial political views.
|The Fearless Leader of China from the 1940s - 1960s . He also killed around 45 million of his own people.|
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Wow the cool stuff i did today on my beautiful ubuntu. I manually installed mysql & php5 & apache2 using aptitude. All on the command line! it felt like i was really using the computer. I am taking notes on what commands i am using. This is the kind of stuff i would never do with windows. I just could not be bothered.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Ubuntu (of various versions of Linux)
The reason I mention all of these is because there are reasons in the past where if all you wanted was to surf the internet, check mail, play some computer games, look at YouTube, Facebook etc the regular end user would have simply needed Windows or Apple. That has definately changed now. The future is definately bright because if the past has taught us one thing it is that where there is competition there is innovation. And with competition and innovation there is always one big winner. You - the end user.
So why am I on Ubuntu? Becasue I can. I downloaded it free and apart from games (there are some there but games are simply not Linux's strong point) it has everything. For games I use my beautiful xbox360. For everything else I can use my beautiful Ubuntu.
Now today was my sister Mali's birthday! Yippee! Her and a bunch of girls went up to the house and did some fun girl stuff. Linda was knitting. It is the first time I saw Linda knitting and to tell the truth I didn't even know she could knit!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
|This films is brilliant, beautiful and all things that are good with good cinema.|
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
|Poor Mr. LulzSec :(|
I have cut this piece out of the online mag TechCentral.ie - It gives the news better than I could.
"TechLife | 06 Mar 2012 : Two Irish men were among five arrested as part of investigations into the LulzSec hacking team today. Police in Ireland, the US and UK have taken a total of five men into custody on the foot of information supplied by LulzSec's alleged ringleader Hector Xavier Monsegur (28), aka Sabu, who was arrested last June.
According to Fox News Darren "Pwnsauce" Martyn and Donncha "Palladium" O'Cearrbhail have been taken into custody. Also indicted so far are Jake "Topiary" Davis and Ryan "Kayla" Ackroyd of London; and Jeremy "Anarchaos" Hammond of Chicago, who has also been charged in connection with operations by hacktivist collective Anonymous. Davis, a 19-year-old diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, has been under house arrest since August.
The FBI's operation to dismantle LulzSec dates back to August 15 2011 when Monsegur, an unemployed father of two, was unmasked as Sabu. Since then he operated out of FBI offices tasked with taking down the other leaders of LulzSec and hacktivists from Anonymous.
During LulzSec's brief existance it attacked the websites of the CIA, Fox, Sony and global intelligence company Stratfor, posting confidential information to the website Pastebin and causing billions in damage and harming Sony's reputation to the extent that it has had to rebrand its online gaming service to distance itself from the fallout from the security breach.
A long-term welfare recipient, Monsegur's last full time job was with peer-to-peer music sharing service Limewire. The company went under in 2010, helped in no small part by a €100 million lawsuit by the Recording Industry Association of America.
LulzSec officially ceased operations in June 2011 citing boredom rather than intervention by law enforcement agencies as the reason for calling it quits.
As for the Irish arrests, Darren Martyn is the "founder and main researcher" of Insecurity Research and studied at NUI Galway. In January he gave a talk on wireless security at information security conference CampusCon, organised by the Waterford IT Hacking Society. Details of O'Cearrbhail's background are pending confirmation.
The Garda Press Office has confirmed it is holding one person for questionning.
Read more: http://www.techcentral.ie/18450/two-irish-arrested-in-lulzsec-case#ixzz1oPrP2dzc"
Me = :)
Monday, March 5, 2012
On the way down we looked at a hotel in Mayo, Westport. It was nice. It is on our definately maybe list. Then we got to Carraroe of course and there was a wedding fare there! It was in Ostan An Cheathrú Rua. The place scrubbed up well and there was a nice positive feeling there from the hair and makeup, to dresses, the food etc etc. Everything you need for the day I guess. But to me our wedding seems SO FAR AWAY! Realistically, I know that, even though we have not set an actually date, the wedding is going to happen relatively soon.
But I will let future Donal worry about that....
When we got home we had a nice walk about Castlebar when our kids were asleep. Castlebar, like most small towns, is alot nicer when there is not much traffic, or many people walking around the place. To know a town or city you have to see it at night too. They have different energies.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Well, after karate and some TV, and after way too many of the delicious fairy cakes buns that the girls made, I went to bed and actually got some thing working properly on my Alpha07 game! I am impressed and amazed with myself, although it really was stuff that Mark Ahern wrote that I didn't have a clue how it worked but that I have figured out now. So basically my little php browser based game is getting closer to completion. Rock.
So we met up in town with Linda who got a beautiful new haircut....
Your lookin good baby... but no news there :)
You know, it is funny. I have been learning a programming language on and off called PHP. I have been learning or dabbling rather with programming languages on and off all the time since I was a (late) teen. But anyway, it is one thing to mess with a language and a whole other thing to do something with it. So in an effort to learn PHP I began making a game based on the browser based game idea of "Torn City" or "OGame". Remember Torn City? How big were we into that at the time!
Anyway my game is called Alpha07 and it is based on this idea where you have a planet, you can build space ships, fight other players, there will be an economy in it where if you need titanium to build your space ship but your enemy knows that you need lots of titanium then the enemy can buy up the titanium and increase the price of said titanium... therefore fighting you economically before flying his ship over to your planet and blasting it to pieces.
|Screen Shot 1 - Login Screen|
|Screen Shot 2 - Complete with naff pics I drew myself....|
Yeah... I have put a few screen shots together to show you that this is not actually a dream in my head.. I have actually been working on the game for a good while.
My point about all this is that I have actually begun working on the game again, hopefully I will get to launch it properly as a playable game! I will keep you posted.
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