Night Photography – Trying to Capture the Milky Way – Part One

Last week, I headed to Glendalough in the evening to try some night photography. It was a clear evening as I drove south. I had read that Glendalough/Laragh has perhaps the darkest skies closest to Dublin and since I was already running an errand in south Dublin, I figured I could keep going. When I arrived, [...]

By | 2017-04-13T13:48:17+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Photography, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I like Tannins in Wine

On Wednesday at my wine course, we covered The America's both North and South. I find most North American wines too sweet. Most of the wines we had from Argentina and Chile were reds and most were pretty sweet. One stood out for me though and that was Bodegas Callia Blend de Terroirs Cabernet Sauvignon. That's [...]

By | 2017-03-07T15:33:41+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized, Wine|0 Comments

Selling Your House Yourself – No Estate Agent Needed?

Here's the situation I find myself in. In late 2004/early 2005 I was ready to buy a house but the prices in Dublin were crazy. €200,000 was my absolute limit for a mortgage so my choice was either buy somewhere in Dublin that I wouldn't want to live, in a mid-terraced house I would hate [...]

By | 2016-12-20T11:43:12+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Sister Act – The Musical

The Location I went along to see the musical production of Sister Act this week. It was my first time going to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. That's a horrible, mouthful of a name for a theatre so I'm going to refer to it as the BGE theatre. The BGE theatre is Ireland's largest [...]

By | 2016-11-15T17:25:16+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Sister Act, Theatre, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Rolling Vineyards of Saint-Émilion

We left San Sebastian on a wet and miserable Monday morning. It was even a little chilly due to the rain. I had high hopes for the Bordeaux region of France which is known for its sunshine. Originally, we were supposed to stay for 2 nights in Bordeaux city itself and were going to visit [...]

By | 2016-10-03T10:19:30+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Food, Uncategorized, Wine|0 Comments

Avoiding Pointless Pintxos in San Sebastian

Walking around the streets of the old town in San Sebastian, you can't help but wonder about the whole pintxo thing. They are everywhere, almost every bar is packed full of plates of random pieces of food.  A pintxo is sort of like a bigger version of tapas and is often sitting atop a piece of bread, pierced [...]

By | 2016-09-28T11:58:43+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Food, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Migrating From Blogger to WordPress

  Last week, I decided to move this blog from Blogger to Wordpress. Here's the thing, I have been using Blogger on my main blog (taleofale.com) since 2008 and have thought about migrating to full self-hosted Wordpress (not wordpress.com) for years. The reason being that Google seem to have stopped developing Blogger and wordpress has [...]

By | 2016-09-12T16:03:47+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IT as Portrayed in Movies and Television

Why is it that in movies and TV shows, the hacking or general IT stuff is so diabolically bad? Is it too much to ask producers or whoever is in charge of this sort of thing to simply hire an IT guy as a consultant? This comes to me after I went to see Jason [...]

By | 2016-09-09T08:22:34+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments