Season’s greetings from renaissance chambara

Have a happy and peaceful holiday season and start to the new year

Christmas speech by President Mary McAleese

Thanks to the Irish Emmigrant for the Christmas message from President Mary McAleese in both Gaelic and English. __________________________________________________________ Beannachtai na Nollag on Uachtaran Maire Mhic Ghiolla Iosa Guim Nollaig mhor mhaith agus athbhliain faoi mhaise ar gach duine. Agus me ag tosu amach ar threimhse ur mar Uachtaran is mor an phibhleid dom beannachtai […]

Feeding a customer a line – the use of numbers to deceive in technology marketing

When you buy a PC there is often a list of numbers, with clock speed (number of cycles per second of the processor) displayed prominently. Many people followed this slavishly, when what really matters is real world performance. Because different chips work in different ways you could have the same performance out of a different […]

Putting the faith back into the mailman and a Japanese retail gem

Royal Mail The other day I had to go to the Royal Mail sorting office around the corner from my house to pick up a package. I showed my credit card as proof of signature and identity. I then went about my business, later that day before meeting some friends for a spot of networking. […]

Pirate Christmas party part four

Picture courtesy of Alex Crawshaw Ged Carroll and Kate Bonner desperately try and ignore the high-speed rhinestone tassles of the belly dancer whizzing past the back of their heads, in the vain hope that she will not ask them up to dance as the circulation below their knees had disappeared. You have no idea how […]