Category Archives: Practice

4 years in Oz

I moved to Oz back in October 2011. That means I’ve been here for almost four years. Much has happened in four years, so let’s start from the beginning. Let’s begin with the why I moved here in the first … Continue reading

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the wondrous story of S

This week I cycled to the smokestacks of Sydney Park and spilled a beer for S, whom I lost to the health hazards of crust punk hedonism. The bit of life I shared with him was so full of unexpected … Continue reading

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one day coding binge: OpenCV, Tesseract and MtG

The Dingle Berries by Lúnasa on Grooveshark Last weekend I got to see these guys. They were incredible. I’ve been wanting to try OpenCV for a while. I did some Computer Vision work back in Uni and had a great … Continue reading

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Experiments with a 3Doodler, technopipes and a portable speaker

Generally I’m not too keen on putting commercial products on this page, but in this case I thought it would be fun. For a while now I’ve been playing with the idea of using 3D printing tech to make instruments. … Continue reading

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in the land of the kind, bullies are kings

The Great Ceilidh Swindle by Peatbog Faeries on Grooveshark Some Highland Pipes for a change, from the Peatbog Faeries. I had another equally amusing title for this post: ‘infatuated with bullies’. By now it should be no secret that I’m … Continue reading

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folk music, sessions and intellectual property

L'Arrebatu by Tejedor on Grooveshark First, a tune and an apology for the silence on this page. For the past year I have been writing a book — the book that was promised years ago. It is now in the … Continue reading

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multiculturalism and xenophobia in a context of austerity

02. Teampall an Ghleanntáin – Hickeys by Mick O'Brien & Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh on Grooveshark There is something to be said about economic crimes and their perpetrators — they are virtually ignored in how serious they can be. In a worldwide … Continue reading

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