Digital media consultant and artist

Thursday 12/06/2014

Sort your Gravatar profile. It will make you look super cool.

01 Digital MarketingSort your Gravatar profile. It will make you look super cool.

Have you ever commented on a blog, only to wonder why everyone else's profile pic is really cool, and yours is just a grey square outline of someone else?

Body painting censorship and freeing your mind

02 Body PaintingBody painting censorship and...

Someone saw some my photos, took offence, reported it, and my Facebook account was temporarily suspended.

Roller Derby – strap some wheels on to your feet and get moving with the East Coast Cyclones

03 BlogRoller Derby – strap some wheels on to your feet...

There’s 13 women wobbling bambis on roller skates, and I’m one of them. What have I gotten myself in to? The bin outside is overflowing with plastic from everyone’s brand new safety gear. I am not alone. By the end of the first session, everything and everyone was well broken in. Friendships had begun to form, and by the time we were added to our own Facebook group I was hooked. Before you can even think of joining a team, there is the appropriately named ‘fresh meat’ to endure. This is a 12 week crash in roller skating, covering everything from how to skate (NOT one foot in front of the other), ...

Apologies for the mess – blame Turkish hacktivists!

04 BlogApologies for the mess – blame Turkish...

Apologies for the mess of the site these days. I was hacked by an apparent Turkish hackivist a couple of weeks ago. I am currently building a new, and more secure blog and website, but it’s taking some time. Bear with me and I’ll hopefully be up and running in no time! In the mean time – follow me on Twitter. I’m very good on the ‘ol Twitter…    

I am not a vampire, and other bedtime stories: New Years Resolution #1

05 ProductivityI am not a vampire, and other...

With the new year comes the inevitable talk of resolutions. Statistically, everyone knows resolutions are pointless and no one ever keeps them up, but if we don’t – then we will continue as before. If you want your life to be different, you have to do something different. Isn’t that the definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result? Didn’t Ghandi say that? Or was it Bjork… So with that in mind, I’ve been working on my list for the last few weeks. There’s nothing new on the list really, but I’ve tried to break down why I’ve failed in previous attempts. ...

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    25 Oct

    TILT: In Dublin’s fair city…

    Things I Love Thursday

    I’ve been distracting myself a lot of late, and avoiding spending any real time with myself. Today’s list is of people, places, and things that have brought me back to the moment. Dublin City. As I crossed the Ha’penny Bridge there were about 15 people taking pictures of Dublin and the sunset along it. Dublin is a beautiful place, if you only take the time to look. Meeting with Katie at my new favourite city centre eatery – Foam Cafe. We had the nicest lunch I’ve had in a long time, followed by shoe shopping. Girlie heaven! Hangin out wit Tor and little Rubz and plotting our global takeover. Serendipity ...

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    18 Oct

    TILT: You may remember such blogs as The Masquerade Asylum, and Sweeter than Ben & Jerry…

    Things I Love Thursday

    Having spent my entire monies on junk food, rent and college fees, I’m down to my last few coppers already. For the remainder of the month I shall be a recluse, emerging only for Halloween and tea. Between the free ice cream and the party, I am reminded of previous blogs that have fallen away over the years and without note. Hopefully third time’s a charm… I was invited to the most delightful going away party in Killiney. The dress code was masquerade black tie and the congregation looked sharp. I stenciled lace across my face as a mask, since glasses are total agro in these situations. It wasn’t as ...

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    11 Oct

    TILT: Introducing Kandi Pants and how to make cupcakes with only a blender and brute force

    Things I Love Thursday

    In my efforts to not burn the candle at both ends, I have ended up doing just that. I ended up taking Wednesday off work with a head ache, which I'm sure was my body's reaction to the cumulative lack of sleep. My little buddy Kandi Pants was sick too, so I had to bring her to the vet. She's on 10 days of antibiotics, so hopefully she'll be right as rain in no time.

  • East Coast Cyclones Freshmeat
    17 Mar

    Roller Derby – strap some wheels on to your feet and get moving with the East Coast Cyclones

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    There’s 13 women wobbling bambis on roller skates, and I’m one of them. What have I gotten myself in to? The bin outside is overflowing with plastic from everyone’s brand new safety gear. I am not alone. By the end of the first session, everything and everyone was well broken in. Friendships had begun to form, and by the time we were added to our own Facebook group I was hooked. Before you can even think of joining a team, there is the appropriately named ‘fresh meat’ to endure. This is a 12 week crash in roller skating, covering everything from how to skate (NOT one foot in front of the other), ...

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    23 Feb

    Apologies for the mess – blame Turkish hacktivists!

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    Apologies for the mess of the site these days. I was hacked by an apparent Turkish hackivist a couple of weeks ago. I am currently building a new, and more secure blog and website, but it’s taking some time. Bear with me and I’ll hopefully be up and running in no time! In the mean time – follow me on Twitter. I’m very good on the ‘ol Twitter…    

  • Django Django’s Irish singer ready to rock Longitude
    19 Jul

    Django Django’s Irish singer ready to rock Longitude

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    It’s festival season – and this weekend will debut Ireland’s newest music extravaganza Longitude on Dublin’s southside in Marlay Park. Three days of music, but without the headache of camping, it’s looking to be the festival for folk who like a real bed after a night of dancing and a hot shower to wash the UV paint off the morning after. Doors open at 1.30pm each day until late, with a shuttle bus from Customs House Quay on the hour (€10 return) being the recommended mode of transport due to limited parking. Brit rockers Django Django will bring their upbeat pop-rock anthems to the party, having hit the festival circuit ...

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    17 Jul

    Moody rockers Editors’ fourth album is worth the Weight

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    ALT-ROCKERS Editors have a love/hate relationship with festivals, and turned down Electric Picnic on their circuit to promote new album The Weight of Love.

  • Best part of being sick – all of the TV
    23 May

    Best part of being sick – all of the TV

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    So having spent the last week in bed with a chest infection, I have of course been watching a stupid amount of TV. I feel that the secret to enjoying the self imposed incarceration is a mix of nostalgia, box sets, UK Living, talk shows, and plenty of fluids.

  • My favourite YouTube clips of all time
    24 Apr

    My favourite YouTube clips of all time

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    On the 8th birthday of the King of home video, we celebrate one of the best inventions since the internet itself – YouTube. 1: Bjork wears 2 watches and explains how a tv works Look at Bjork there, just being a legend – like the legend she is. She’s also wearing two watches. 2: Orange peel teeth This gets me every time. I must have watched it about a hundred times with the sister and we couldn’t stop laughing. 3: Noel fielding is Kate Bush One of the greatest things to ever come out of Comic Relief (other than all the good things they do for the community and the ...

  • OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
    25 Mar

    Oz The Great And Powerful: Disney does steampunk

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    Oz The Great And Powerful is not a re-imagining of the 1939 Judy Garland classic, but following the current trend, is a prequel. This film focuses on The Wizard himself (Oscar), played by James Franko, far before he ever met Dorothy, and tells the backstory of how he became the now infamous Wizard of Oz. Everyone has watched The Wizard of Oz – it’s usually shown repeatedly over Christmas – and even though you know how Oz The Great and Powerful has to end, so as to line up with it, none of the magic is lost. You will still be cheering for the good heart to overcome the greedy ...

  • Ant and Dec back to wreck the mic with Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble
    25 Mar

    Ant and Dec back to wreck the mic with Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble

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    It was an unremarkable Saturday evening and Shreck had just finished over on RTE. The nation seemed to be flicking the channels to see what would kill some time – but no one could have know what was in store for the lucky viewing public.

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    11 Mar

    Endless Art: Steve Simpson drawing on Irish for inspiration

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    The world of Irish language books and tv shows for children has changed greatly in recent years. Long gone are the days of Peig/Rí-Rá agus Lulu. Now you can watch South Park and Spongebob Squarepants or learn to read with a selection of visually magnificent children’s books. Steve Simpson has been illustrating Irish children’s books for over twenty years. A surprising career path for a Manchester native who speaks no Irish. The distinctive visual artist began in animation, working on Danger Mouse, Duckula, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which brought him to our shores. That led to finding work storytelling through still images – in books. He has been honing ...

  • 07 Mar

    Agallamh 60 soicind: Mairéad Farrell

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    Name: Mairéad Farrell Job: TV and radio presenter From: Dublin How is your Irish? My Irish is not very good. It is something that I am embarrassed about I have to say. It was something that was pointed out to me in second year in school by my Irish teacher Miss Geary. We were asked ‘what would you like to be when you grow up?’ and I said I really wanted to work in RTE. She kind of laughed and said ‘well your Irish isn’t good enough Mairéad.’ Who’s laughin’ now? Yeah well, it’s just — it’s not good. I mean, now there’s a gaelscoil in Finglas but at the ...