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Bernie Goldbach
Cashel, Ireland
"I find, check and share information."
Interests: I enjoy running long distance when I'm fit and reading history more than watching television.
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DERVALA HANLEY, a Limerick native with extensive experience working alongside successful entrepreneurs, joins a group of business students from the Limerick Institute of Technology for a freeform discussion at 10am Monday 5 October in the Abbey Suite of Limerick's Absolute Hotel. Dervala's range of experience, with hard-pressed start-ups and well-established international brands, makes her a well-regarded contributor to Ireland's StartUp Gathering Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Inside View
ConnectIreland offers a big event in Dublin that promises powerful networking for startups as part of #StartupGathering. The centre city Dublin event kicks off at 2PM on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 14 Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Inside View
Did you can remove layers of security from the Pentagon’s war plans for Iraq? Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Inside View
IN THE SUMMER OF 1973, I drifted off to sleep on a cold concrete slab, listening to a scratchy Oriental sing-song melody. Part of 72 hours in a mock POW camp in Colorado courtesy of Commandant Nguyen Tan Dong. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Inside View
The Irish Echo appears on top of The New York Times in some news agents in Manhattan, reverberating some of the racist comments spewing forth from Ireland against the Nice Treaty. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Inside View
The Irish Echo appears on top of The New York Times in some news agents in Manhattan, reverberating some of the racist comments spewing forth from Ireland against the Nice Treaty. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Inside View
DUBLIN, Ireland -- A funny thing happened to me while passing through Immigration at the Dublin Airport. I was refused "leave to land" which means I don't get to return to my Kilkenny home just yet. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Inside View
ONE OF THE GREATEST force multipliers I enjoy occurs when I share and share alike. The concept is part of the ethos I observed during many OpenCoffee sessions in Limerick, such as the one in the photo. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Inside View
STARTUP GATHERING, one of the biggest start-up festivals in the world, features more than 350 events across Ireland in October. I have heard several really great entrepreneurial stories in Ireland but those stories need greater coverage if Ireland wants to be known as a hub for entrepreneurship. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at Inside View
I HAVE A FULL-TIME job with a pension paid by the government of Ireland, have owned a home, have 10,000 euro in savings yet I cannot qualify for a mortgage because of rules set by the Central Bank of Ireland. Consequently, our two-income family now blocks lower income families who may have a greater need to rent the bungalow we occupy. Our annual household income tops €150,000 yet because our monthly commitments include €1050 of childcare and €250 for a car payment, we fail a litmus test put in place by mortgage regulators. We need to get a banger of a car when both kids get into primary school plus we need another €10,000 of spare change to climb back into the property market. In the meantime, “the mortgage market is poised to grind to a halt as banks run up against Central Bank limits on lending to home buyers,” writes Emma Kennedy on the front page of the Sunday Business Post. [1] We discovered some Irish banks can breach rules set by the Central Bank but each of the banks appear to have different mechanisms in place when underwriting property loans. In our experience, EBS has the tightest rules... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at Inside View
IN THE 80S, I knew friends who flew into Libyan waters fast enough to create rooster tails of spray as they locked onto targets a few miles inland. Today, I'm walking the streets of Cork next to Irish sailors who may be plying those waters in search of smugglers carrying migrants. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at Inside View
Numbers learned from the Sunday newspapers in Ireland. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2015 at Inside View
I HAVE A SURFACE Pro 2 that occasionally loses its ability to see WiFi and Bluetooth. I’ve fixed the problem by purchasing USB accessories that allow me to see wired connections. The problem with my Surface Pro 2 (a tablet loaned to me by a colleague) is its Marvell Avastar Wireless Composite Device often fails. I follow Microsoft’s advice and use various steps to disable, uninstall, power down, reinstall and enable the driver. Sometimes that works. When it doesn’t, I now use a Manhattan USB Hub with gigabit Ethernet adapter to connect to our campus network where speeds normally exceed 100 megabits per second. I still need to get a cabled mouse because when the Marvell driver fails, Bluetooth is inoperative. The Microsoft USB Ethernet adapter is smaller and less expensive than the USB hub version. The USB hub recognises everything I throw at it. It is the fastest way I have discovered for swapping files between the Surface, my phones and OneDrive. That ease of file maintenance has improved my workflow and enhanced collaboration. So from the headache of “this device is not configured correctly” came a better and faster way of managing my collaborative workflow. The Surface Pro... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Inside View
REPORTS FROM several news outlets document how Germany expects to rehome 800,000 refugees this year. That is the per capita equivalent of 46,000 migrants arriving in Ireland. Germany is responding in a measured way to the outpouring of people streaming from civil war in Syria, ISIS purges in North Africa and clan hostilities in West Africa. In a poignant piece for The Sunday Business Post, Catherina O’Mahony shares a story from a refugee hostel in Hannover where a six-month-old Ghanaian baby named Angela Merkel lives. The little girl’s mother, Ophelya Ade, named her daughter after the German chancellor in gratitude for the care she and her daughter have received in Germany. I wonder if Ireland will ever see little boys with sub-Saharan complexions named Enda Kenny next year. After all, Ireland have committed to taking 520 people from Syria this year. I will keep looking at the birth register and report back. [Sent from Outlook Mail for Windows 10 on Lumia to Typepad publishing services.] Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2015 at Inside View
I WISH I had saved the stained and torn recipes my mom had stuffed inside her Betty Crocker Cookbook because they were the tastes that influenced our home in the last half of the 20th century. Moreover, many of those recipes came from Iowa where mom wrote down the exact method used by her mother to create meals. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Inside View
I HAVE FOND memories of growing up I a rural environment with corn across the road and cycling adventures unfolding on narrow roads where cars seemed out of place. Because I think our two young Irish children would enjoy that too, we've rented a small bungalow in County Tipperary to get their impressions. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Inside View
ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES of living away from the sound of industrialised activities is you can better hear the world of our grandparents. And that's one of the unexpected pleasures of watching young school children interpret rural Ireland. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Inside View
BEHIND THE HEADLINE entry points data, the an Irish Times Freedom of Information Act result shows "more than 12 per cent of honours degree courses listed by universities and institutes of technology are taking in fewer than 10 students". [1] Joe Humphreys, the writer of the article, does not speculate why. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Inside View
I LIKE WINDOWS 10 for several reasons and can base my opinion on running the preview edition for several weeks. In my experience, Edge is faster than Chrome. And Cortana is better than Google Now, especially when connected to the Bluetooth head unit in our car. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Inside View
I AM ALWAYS intrigued by personal data stored on Google's timelines and now with the demise of Google Plus, I want to create my own scraper that can follow my cloud-based moments, archiving them for generations to review. Right now I have 800 megabytes of media from three hours spent in Clonakilty's model railway village. It would be nice to access all those curated elements when 4yo Dylan enters his 20s. I think Dave Winer has devised the workflow that best approaches a design process for what I want and it means nominating a central host (like a personal blog) as the main information hub where the crawling and archiving begins. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Inside View
ALTHOUGH MANY BREAKING stories emerge on Twitter, you often need to sift through the casual and banal to find info that matters--unless you enjoy the signal-to-noise ratio of @MagicRecs. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Inside View
I'M IN DUBLIN for Bloomsday and the occasion allows me to connect with Mitch Joel, a man I knew as a rock and roll journalist years ago. Today, Mitch continues to share creative ideas with international audiences in person and through syndicated media with Mirum, an agency changing the future of advertising and marketing. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Inside View
ONE OF THE easiest wins in my personal productivity involves using Office Delve, a new app on my Android handset. It presents images and links, in a Flipboard-friendly way, of things related to business productivity. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Inside View
I AM FASCINATED with the current tension between the private citizen Denis O'Brien and the public interest. It's an issue playing out in the Irish courts while stifled in the Irish press. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Inside View
I AM BEMUSED at the ridiculous situation that Irish billionaire Denis O’Brien (known as #redacted on Twitter) has created for the world to view about the way investigative journalism is conducted. James Morrissey, the spokesman for #redacted, uses Irish radio to condemn an Irish parliamentarian, Deputy Catherine Murphy, for “peddling lies” in the Dail (Irish Parliament) but listeners cannot be told what she has alleged. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Inside View