Monthly Archives: January 2009

Apture for WordPress

I first started experimenting with Apture a few months back, and have since turned it off. While I loved it, it had a habit of chewing up memory on my server. To me it was a combination of ease-of-use, along … Continue reading

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Back to reality

My first full day of news and it aint pretty. Near riots in Waterford, Dunne nearing bankuptcy, Quinn saying he lost €1bn in Anglo, and some unbelievable scheme of local authorities to rent empty houses at prices way over the … Continue reading

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Back in Ireland

Back to reality. Ugh. For a while there I wanted to change my citizenship.

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How many people were at the inauguration?

I, like many others, was asking that question throughout the day. Being on the ground it felt like Croke Park times 20. Slate asks how best to reach a figure: Thanks to advances in aerial digital photography and computer image-processing, … Continue reading

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Where I was on inuguration day

It is interesting to look at the photos from today, and they are all over the web. But in this photo, I was around this spot on the day Barack Obama became president of the United States. I was there. … Continue reading

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U2 at the Lincoln Memorial

Bono sings Pride (In the name of love) and City of Blinding Lights at the Lincoln Memorial concert. I was about half way down the reflecting pool. Great day. Great crowd. Great memories.

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Inauguration photos

It is a difficult thing to describe. I was among the million in the crowd, and had a front row seat to history being made. Among the highlights though were the reaction of the crowd to George Bush – wholescale … Continue reading

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Inauguration day

Heading down to the national mall now… looks like 2 million people will turn out. Will take a few photos.

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In the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial

Garth Brooks does shout. The crowd went wild. The ground shook from people jumping up and down. Unbelievable.

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Lincoln Memorial concert pictures

If anyone was wondering how many people went, all I can say is that a huge amount went. I have never seen so many people congregate in one place. This photo demonstrates, almost: All the way from Lincoln to the … Continue reading

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