Author Archives: Barry

RTE Innovation Show Podcast

I had a nice conversation with Aidan McCullen for his RTE Radio 1 Extra Innovation Show in early August. Available on the RTE site HERE, or listen to it now, below!

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Mike Flanagan Galloping Gael Tapes June 1976

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 … Continue reading

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The 90’s seem so long ago….

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 … Continue reading

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If you have more than one computer on your…

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 … Continue reading

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Open Communications – When Google was…

Open Communications – When Google was Good | Barry Flanagan 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 … Continue reading

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Open Communications – When Google was Good

Came across the following article today. It was written in 2005: Open Communications Google’s mission is to make the world’s information universally accessible and useful. Google Talk, which enables users to instantly communicate with friends, family, and colleagues via voice … Continue reading

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Unfazed By Bitcoin’s Wild Swings And Mysterious Origins, Silicon Valley VCs Place Their Bets | TechCrunch

Worth a read. Bitcoin’s record highs and the ensuring surge in hacking attempts and thefts may be grabbing headlines. However, beneath the chaos, Silicon Valley’s best-known venture firms are finally starting to make real bets around the crypto-currency. Unfazed By … Continue reading

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Google’s New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife | TechCrunch

Great idea Google. Thanks! I don’t intend to need it anytime soon but will definitely set it up. http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/11/googles-afterlife/

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What Bitcoin Is Teaching Us | Laissez-Faire Bookstore

Another interesting article. Could of course be totally wrong, and our current system is really acting in our best interests (yeah, right) but an interesting angle. What Bitcoin Is Teaching Us | Laissez-Faire Bookstore.

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Bitcoin Really Is an Existential Threat to the Modern Liberal State – Bloomberg

This article is a good laugh. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-05/bitcoin-really-is-an-existential-threat-to-the-modern-liberal-state.html

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