Sunday, October 25, 2009

Going quiet for a while

Looks like I'll be cutting back on my blogging for a while since I have started a new job and will be traveling for a few weeks. I'll get back to this blog as much as I can. :-)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Robot Doctors

Some what less cool than Terminator, RTE is reporting that a robot doctor has started work in Tallaght Hospital this week. Unfortunately by now it has gone on strike and wont treat any patients unless it gets a voltage increase and an extra can of oil per injection. It is also working in a private practice as an IT consultant so if you go to Tallaght Hospital you will actually be treated by an AIBO.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ireland V Canada Song Contest

My girlfriend, who is from Canada, showed me a video of the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper singing so I decided to show her a video of the Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen singing. I think Harper wins this one.

Stephen Harper:

Brian Cowen:

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Open House Day

The annual Open House Dublin is on again this year, in fact it's on next weekend October 8th to 11th. It's a wonderful opportunity to visit some of the iconic buildings in Dublin. For photographers there is the opportunity to go up onto the viewing deck of Liberty Hall to take photos of the city skyline. For political fans there is the chance to visit Leinster House and Government Buildings. It's well worth having a look at the schedule, some buildings require an advance booking others are on a first come first served basis.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The End of the World Started in Dublin

The end of the world is coming in 10 years time and it appears to have started in Dublin. That is according to the new movie The Road starring Charlize Theron and Viggo Mortensen. The movie is described as "A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible".

In typical disaster movie style the trailer starts with news footage of the start apocalypse. In prominent position is footage from the 2006 Dublin riots. That means we have 7 years until most of us are dead and the survivors are pursued by gangs of lawless killers. So really if things keep going the way they have over the last year 7 years might be an optimistic estimate.