Sociable GeekNo news is.... (9.2.2006, 17:37 UTC)
Finally got a few seconds to blog up and what have I got to say? Umm… Nothing. Nope, not a bean of information to put forward. Maybe something will come to me later. S. P.S. Officially this blog is viewed by more macs than pcs. Officially!
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekNow 25 (5.2.2006, 16:25 UTC)
Oh bugger! S.
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekThings what i done learn (3.2.2006, 14:25 UTC)
As I've noted previously i have a small bedroom in my current lodgings. But just how small? Well I've taken the liberty of researching small rooms and found that it's smaller than most US prison cells! According to North Carolina Weslyan College the average size of a cell in the States is 70 square feet (usually 7ft x 10ft). Measuring in at a little over 6ft x 11ft (approx) that makes the room that I pay rent for, 4 feet smaller than what you get in correctional facilities! Evidently, for ...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable Geek'It is weekend' (well almost) (2.2.2006, 20:46 UTC)
For those diligent enough to wonder, the title of this post is by a crap 'DJ' called Scooter. Remember him? Well despite his bad grammar I reckon he was spot on with the sentiment. I truly can't wait to see the back of what has been a really damn busy week. All that aside I did manage to make the following bunch of observations:1. Northern Ireland people like to play the role of the victim. Listen to any debate in the media and you’ll hear how someone has been badly wronged, but the agg...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekThis week... (1.2.2006, 15:20 UTC)
This week has been kinda mental. Case in point: There are two guys from the neighbouring office outside my window hitting a calulator with a sledgehammer (no really there are! I'm not taking liberties wth the truth here). They're accountants, so i can only assume that maybe they dropped a penny into it a few years back and now they want it back. I guess the real question here should why they have a sledgehammer in the first place. See what I mean? Strange, strange week. I've also managed...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekCharacter assassination (27.1.2006, 11:30 UTC)
Off to Dublin today for a late Xmas work-party, so not much time for posting. In the meantime here's a picture that confirms why the TV show Friends has no chance of a comeback. S.
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable Geek4 K T (19.1.2006, 17:39 UTC)
Been meaning to put a post up about last weekend but never quite got the time to do it right. So here's a summary of it as expressed in various song titles. Bonus points to anyone who can name the bands Living for the weekend American Woman Road trippin Walk Saturday Night Should I stay or should I go Go with the flow Where did you sleep last night Half the World away S.
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekSpiders more dangerous than first thought (13.1.2006, 16:20 UTC)
After years of taking amusement at the squirms of those with spider phobias, it transpires that they may actually be right about how deadly the little buggers are. Theage.com.au reports that a 19 year old man was rushed to hospital after a particularly nasty run in with a fearless arachnid. The teenager is currently in a stable condition after his ordeal, but methinks he'll look at spiders in a different light from now on. The injury sustained was a double break in his right tibia after pat...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekDr God (10.1.2006, 15:08 UTC)
Religions die when they are proven to be true. Science is the record of dead religions. – Oscar Wilde I went out of my way yesterday to catch ‘The Root of all Evil’ on Channel Four Last night, which proved to be very well constructed doctrine on why religion is now the biggest threat to the world it tries to save. At the heart of the debate lies the claim that necessity within religion to abandon reason and rationality in favour of faith and belief are fuelling what we dee...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekA reputation mine-field (9.1.2006, 12:25 UTC)
Just looking back over the blog with one eye on current affairs and I’ve noticed how a comment (and reactive post) from Mel has a little more relevance in light of the Sago Mine disaster in West Virginia. As the full extent of the tragedy has now come to be known, including a very public disclosure of the miners last moments, the demand for enquiry and accountable actions grow. To my previous post on the cost of PR to tax payers, Mel had made reference to the relationship between trans...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekHouse Cleaning (6.1.2006, 16:43 UTC)
Ok last post of the week. I'm going to try and tidy up the bits and bobs on the blog including links and whatsits. At the mo everything is abit higgildy piggildy. There are a few blogs that I've been needing to link to for a while and while the iron's hot I may as well invite a few quick links to those who read the blog. Anyone feels they would benefit from a having an affiliation feel free to email me at mcgrathy[at]yahoo.com. And now I'm definitely going to enjoy the weekend. S.
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekFuturamblings (6.1.2006, 15:12 UTC)
Not much to comment on today, except that today sees the beginning of new socialising initiative for me. Loooking back on last year it's obvious how much I've grown to love wasting time at home rather than getting out and meeting new people. So hey it's Friday and my January budget tells me that it'll survive a night out so why not? Other than that, I think I'll cap a the week of with a somewhat untopical Futurama quote 'You're entering the vicinity of an area adjacent to a location. The kind...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekGentlemen, lock and load (5.1.2006, 17:08 UTC)
The great house hunt of 2006 begins from today onwards. Blunderbusters at the ready. The currnet room is definitely too small and I fear the walls are moving in (or I've now got too much stuff). With six months left on the lease that gives me plenty of time to find a real gem in the same area but with more space. This one's going to be a long hunt! S.
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekA late Christmas (4.1.2006, 14:31 UTC)
I’m going to act like one of the stereotypical internet geeks here and continue a rumour that’s been doing the rounds today. According to ComingSoon.net/Variety, the producers of Futurama are in very ‘early discussions’ about doing a limited number of new episodes for the comedy killing network. As has documented many times, Fox was practically dragged into bringing back Family Guy due to it’s mammoth sales on DVD, a feat which Futurama has similarly repeated. ...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekChaaaaaaarge (31.12.2005, 12:35 UTC)
***Insert generic new year greeting here*** Cheerio to 2005, let's hope for a weirder year ahead. S.
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekMy pen is an idiot (24.12.2005, 21:26 UTC)
Christmas 2005, they would have you believe, is based on an original concept created over 2000 years ago. This is wrong. For any of you who care to research the matter you will undoubtedly uncover the dark truth behind this space age tradition. It all started back in 1975, Marlot and Mick were up for a challenge and willingly accepted a bet, or wager as it was known at the time, to create an alcoholic drink to overcome the many horrors of the stupid ages. Marlot got there first with an inve...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekThe elves are back to work today, Hooray (20.12.2005, 12:01 UTC)
I think I remember how to post on the blog, although I'm more amazed that I remembered my password. So Chrimbo is around the corner, work is finally relenting and I've got a bottle of Bailey's chilling at home. These would seem to be good days, and certainly days when posting on the blog is again possible. Aileen (who's cancelled her own live journal for no good reason) put forward the best description I've heard on what blogging is: 'The brain cells have a formal meeting to discuss somethin...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekSabbatical (27.11.2005, 15:13 UTC)
Work has started to accelerate at a rate I didn't quite expect. That, coupled with a presummed level of burn out seems to be having an effect on the quantity of posts in the last week, a trend I'm sure that will contine. So rather than just leave the blog idle with a non-referrential post I'm going to announce a sabbatical. In effect I'll be on a sort of unpaid leave gathering a range of ideas on the direction of the blog and recharging my writing batteries. Not too sure how long I'll be of...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekPublic Revulsions (22.11.2005, 16:08 UTC)
Been reading Piaras? You should do it’s a mighty fine blog that’s been added to the links on the left. Today’s topic for discussion is the furor in the South about PR’s involvement in government; interestingly Piaras highlights both the alleged costs to the Republic’s tax payer and the uproar when PR fails. This, of course, holds special interest to me, not only because I now work in PR but largely as this hits on the topic of dissertation: ‘What is PR?R
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekSsshhh Valley (21.11.2005, 14:49 UTC)
This is Silent Valley, located high in the Mourne Mountains. Partly in connection wiith work and partly down to general intrigue I went up to the area on Sunday. It's an awesome and inspiring sight. There is a distinct juxtaposition with the overwhelming natural landscape and the clearly miraculous feat of engineering. Unsettlingly quiet but aesthetically alluring S.
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekThe hand that feeds (18.11.2005, 15:59 UTC)
You people who read my blog are a weird bunch.I've had a look at how people are finding my blog online with search engines, here'sthe top five list of things people have googled to get here:5. 'Sleaves' (What the hell?)4. 'Jealous Geek' (I can't even remember writing about jealous geeks)3. 'How to be sociable' (You won't learn that here. Sorry)2. 'Eddie Geurrero' (RIP)1. 'Mutaba Virus' (see previous posts on this one!) This has got me thinking, what words can I jam into this post that will attr...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekThe Legend of the 900 (15.11.2005, 17:10 UTC)
In 1999 Tony Hawk made history by becoming the first man to complete ‘The 900’. A skating move that is defined by the skater completing a revolution of 900 degrees whilst in the air and landing on the board. Thus the legend of the 900 was born. In 2000, Neversoft/Activision released the video game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. A video game which offered the possibility to play as ‘The Birdman’, including a special move of ‘The 900’. Within this virtual...
Link | Clicks: 1
Sociable GeekAt the end of business (14.11.2005, 17:30 UTC)
Hectic is an under-used word in the mcgrathy cannon, but I feel utter obliged to label today as a classic example of it. This is the first cahnce I've had to post today so I'm taking, even though there's not much to report. That said I haven't done any lists of threes in a while, so here's three of three. Last three movies watched 1. Spiderman 2. (loved it even more on my second viewing).2. Family Guy the Movie (does exactly what you'd expect)3. The Ring (chilling, challenging and stylish)....
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekThe recipe for a mega geek (11.11.2005, 11:30 UTC)
Take one part video games, mix to one part online encyclopedia and liberally spread with a cult internet phenomenon. And what does that make? The last 30 minutes of my life, that's what! It seems everyday I manage to find a new interest in Wikipedia, today's topic being All your Base are belong to us. An 'Engrish' phrase from an obscure videogame that spawned many websites and flash animations. In fact the quote has develpoed such a following that many contempory developers are subtley dr...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekNeo-fascism (10.11.2005, 13:08 UTC)
Question: When fascism is no longer accepted in politics where would it naturally go?Answer: Into the free market of course! Or rather the marketing part of it. I found this article in the BBC's archive detailing what is quite possibly the most offensive censorship ever to masquerade as a marketing ploy. If read with a cycnical (ie correct) perspective, it underlines the dangerous attempts within contempory marketing to not only highlight brand identity but to enforce a strict 'ours only' p...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekToday (7.11.2005, 15:13 UTC)
Today I'm a grumpy bollocks. I have no idea why I'm so irritable but almost everything I'm doing today seems to be winding me up. So bah to things, stuff and people. Rant over, now back to work. S.
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekMoToryhead (4.11.2005, 14:13 UTC)
I have to put something up on this Lemmy from Motorhead has only attended a Welsh Tory assembly to speak about drugs given his 'lifetime's field research'. Never one to disappoint on any front, Lemmy addressed the audience and pitched his own take on how to resolve drug crime and recoup the taxes due to be lost with the smoking ban. Answer: 'Legalise heroin'! Now I have never attended a tory assembly but I'm figuring this may be a little, how should I put this, radical for a party normally as...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekHealth warning (4.11.2005, 13:15 UTC)
Interesting discovery today: if you google ‘mutaba virus’ the first thing on the list is my blog. Not sure how useful or relevant my posts are to the general public especially considering (to the best of my knowledge) mutaba is a fictional virus featured in Outbreak and Clerks the animated series (geek power!). On a slightly similar theme, am I the only person thinking that the whole bird flu panic is a bit of an over reaction? I have yet to see stricken birds falling from the s...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekThe fool following the fool (3.11.2005, 11:28 UTC)
Star Wars turns up in very odd places. A long time (Two days) ago I called into a newly furbished coffee-house (far far away) with some Christian affiliations (not that it makes too much difference). After an annoying wait someone came to collect our order. My accomplice moved first and asked for a hot chocolate which prompted the response 'you will have the large hot chocolate' from the waitress. My reaction: 'Holy shit it's the Jedi mind trick, in marketing form!'. I got my own back by o...
Link | Clicks: 0
Sociable GeekArmitage Shanks: A Tribute (2.11.2005, 17:25 UTC)
It’s been a strange and busy few days, which has caused me to take a bit more tea and coffee than usual. This, it would seem has been to my benefit for two reasons, my caffeine levels are consistently high causing me to buzz at work and crash at home (as good a balance as I’m likely to have, and secondly this causes me to make the trip to the john a many more times than normal. Now here’s the thing, the levels of creativity I generate at my desk in a four hour period are usu...
Link | Clicks: 0
MetaRSS 0.92 Feed   RDF 1.0 Feed
Atom Feed
TechPHP5 Powered   PEAR Powered
Popoon Powered   Planet PHP Powered
ButtonsPOTB Button   POTB Button 2