Aren’t Mothers Great

The mother of a 13-year old girl gives Steve Ballmer from Microsoft an earful about her experiences with Windows Vista, their latest operating system offering.

I especially love how she appeared to got the final word in when, after Ballmer tried to waffle his way around the situation suggesting the Service Pack 1 would address many of the issues she’d seen, she retorted, “Good, I’ll let you come and install it for me!”


Source: SlashDot

All About Me website launch

Today marks the official launch of the new All About Me website.

“All About Me produces beautifully presented personal stories that uncover historical, musical and sporting details, along with some interesting facts, all from a special date (or year) in someone’s life.”

Christmas is coming so don’t be stuck – get your orders in now!

If you have any comments or feedback about the new site, please let me know. |

Welcome Adam Mernin

I’m delighted to announce the arrival of Adam Mernin to the world. He is the second son of my brother, John and his wife Julie. He arrived 2 weeks early at 9pm on Thursday, September 28th 2006 at Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland and weighed in at 6lbs 6ozs.

Yet again, it is just utterly amazing that, there I was sitting at home, and hey presto, I was able to look at a picture of my new nephew on a device that is countless times smaller than he is, literally within minutes of his birth. I mean, did my parents ever dream that such a thing would be possible in their lifetime? I can’t help wondering where technology will be when it is Adams turn to announce the arrival of someone close to him.

Congratulations and well done Julie!

North Main Street

I had reason to drive to Cork city recently to a premises on North Main Street. Not knowing Cork that well, I sought the assistance of a map on the internet and started to look for North Main St. However, I just couldn’t find it and all the references in site search results were useless.

My 70 year old father happened to be in the room at the time and since he grew up in West County Waterford (not a million miles away from Cork), I decided to ask him if, by any chance, he happened to know where North Main Street in Cork was. Here is his reply…

….pause….stare at wall…pause…. “Er, um, No … but I know where North Main Street in Youghal is…”

Priceless (and useless) !!!

Conor Quinlan

Congratulations to my mate Gavan and his wife Michelle who are the proud parents of baby Conor, born last week in Dublin. It’s been a long time coming I’m sure but looking at the pictures of mother and baby, it looks like it was well worth the wait. Of course he’s already taking after his father, knocking back large bottles and falling asleep within 10 minutes!!!

He’s a very lucky lad to have such great parents and I’m sure they will make wonderful parents…