This is the taped log of Mike Flanagan’s (Dad’s) unfinished June 1976 Trans-Atlantic Solo attempt. Forty years ago this month.
It is 45 minutes long, and unless you knew him or are interested in what it must be like to sail off alone into the North Atlantic, this is probably not for you.
Recorded between the 5th June 1976 (start of the OSTAR race) and some time before 22 June (when Galloping Gael was found without her skipper). Sound quality is not the best, due to it being 1976 and having been recorded during howling gales.
Last words on the tape:
“Looking at the progress it is difficult to imagine that I’ll be back in two and a half weeks, but is is still possible”
No. It wasn’t.
Two publications were launched this week covering the birth of the internet in Ireland. Seems like it was somebody else, but apparently I played a small part. Good story anyway 🙂
IOL Entry from Niall Murphy’s (The Forrest Gump of Geeks) personal Internet history:
The IOL Entry for John Sterne’s Irish Tech Archives:
If you have more than one computer on your desk – say your notebook and a desktop – you owe it to yourself to grab a copy of Synergy – Use a single mouse and keyboard for all the computers on your desk.
I have been relying on this for years and could not rate it more highly. One of the little known gems of the software world!
Works with Linux, Windows and Mac and is extremely simple to set up.
If you find yourself using it, donate to the devs so they can keep making it even better!
Share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk.
This was a great time for open communications on the Internet. It marked the beginning of interoperable, standards-based protocols for chat, voice and presence. The possibility of an end to the many isolated islands of Instant Messaging by embracing true open standards.
Interesting launcher. Been using it on and off for a week or so. Very close to being more on then off
Chris Lacy originally shared this post:
I think widgets are one of the most unique, yet chronically under utilized features of Android. This is my attempt at allowing users to unlock the full power of Android widgets.
Grab Action Launcher 1.5 from the Play Store to try shutters out for yourself: http://goo.gl/baays
Nice interview with a guy I have admired for a very long time. In fact, back in 1993 when he started GNN, I mirrored it on IOL every day – bandwidth in those days was expensive, and content was thin on the ground!
GNN was great and Tim was a lovely person to deal with.
Entreprenuer, author and investor Tim O’Reilly has been seeing around corners for decades now. Here’s what he sees coming next.
Haha. Worth a watch. Chuck not too impressed with Keef's playing.
Haha….. maybe there is a god.
Neo-Nazi MEP from Hungary discovers he is Jewish
A Hungarian neo-Nazi leader has had to retire from professional antisemitism because he discovered he was Jewish. Csanad Szegedi, who had decried "Jewishness" in Hungary's political class, and referred to Jews as "lice-infested, dirty murderers," was outed by a rival within the neo-Nazi movement, who revealed that Szegedi's maternal grandmother was a Jewish Auschwitz survivor, making him Jewish as well. From an AP story in the NYT:
The fallout of Szegedi's ancestry saga has extended to his business interests. Jobbik executive director Gabor Szabo is pulling out of an Internet site selling nationalist Hungarian merchandise that he owns with Szegedi. Szabo said his sister has resigned as Szegedi's personal assistant.
In the 2010 tape, former convict Zoltan Ambrus is heard telling Szegedi that he has documents proving Szegedi is Jewish. The right-wing politician seems genuinely surprised by the news — and offers EU funds and a possible EU job to Ambrus to hush it up.
Ambrus, who served time in prison on a weapons and explosives conviction, apparently rejected the bribes. He said he secretly taped the conversation as part of an internal Jobbik power struggle aimed at ousting Szegedi from a local party leadership post. The party's reaction was swift.
Hungary Far-Right Leader Discovers Jewish Roots
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A Hungarian neo-Nazi leader has had to retire from professional antisemitism because he discovered he was Jewish. Csanad Szegedi, who had decried “Jewishness” in Hungary’s political class, and referre…
Too close to reality…..
My family and I got back from our annual vacation in the Current Middle Ages last Friday morning around 2 a.m. Exhausted from the trip, I forgot to take in my iPod and left it visibly displayed on th…