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Interests: Developing a game-based learning platform for education
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Hey Bernie, I'm in the Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre on the LIT campus 3 days a week now. Let me get you a coffee some day you're around.
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2013 on There Are No Work Desks in Hallways at Inside View
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The problem is we don't need another (centralized) network, we need ONE network (not Twitter!). As Dave Winer says Or Steve Sanderson - RT ‏@stevensanderson Why isn't microblogging decentralised yet? Email & web publishing don't need single host company to control them.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2012 on Joined the App.Net Posse at Inside View
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I read this blog post in Google Reader. Despite my liking for Flipboard I'll never leave my news flow entirely to the recommendation of friends. I've just remembered too that I wrote a blog post, probably several years ago, predicting that I'd be soon commenting on blog posts directly from within Google Reader. I was sure the plumbing was getting there. Pity it never did.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2012 on A Personal Tributary Feeding Twitter at Inside View
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You could have always used a baking tray - How much are baking trays these days?
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I hadn't realized, but apparently you can collaborate on Foursquare lists. So feel free to edit mine if you like.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2012 on Our Essential Coffee Culture at Inside View
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Nice one, my Limerick list is shamefully small compared with my Dublin one.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2012 on Our Essential Coffee Culture at Inside View
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I left a few photos of coffee on Foursquare and Instagram today as I set out on a new journey to start grinding my own beans. First stop was Zest at the Limerick City Gallery of Art - a hidden gem I have to say. Beautiful setting & decor, gorgeous food and open, free wifi. That was followed by a brief fly-by of new pop-up coffee shop @canteen_ on Mallow Street and a bean run to The French Cafe on Catherine Street. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the strong cafe culture along the length of Catherine Street as people made the best of the rare summer sun.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2012 on Our Essential Coffee Culture at Inside View
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I wouldn't worry about Weckler's cynicism - he has all the imagination of a... journalist ;-) have just launched a new bus advertising campaign with QR codes offering a discount. It'll be interesting to hear Emer McCormack's feedback on click-through rates.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2012 on Hoping Adrian Weckler Isn't Right at Inside View
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Tip: I find that sometimes fails on pages when Readability works fine.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2012 on The Elegant Save-to-Kindle at Inside View
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You can scan my personal QR code here -
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2012 on Learning More About QR Codes at Inside View
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You can't beat for keeping up with the firehose of #edchatie
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2012 on The Big Irish Education Aggregation at Inside View
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Thanks for the shoutout Bernie (BTW the link is broken ;-) - it was another very enjoyable meetup.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2012 on My Limerick OpenCoffee Finding at Inside View
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Thanks Alex and Emmet. I'll definitely be writing elsewhere, probably more than I ever wrote here. The future is here and it's widely distributed ;-)
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2012 on So long blog, it's been good at EirePreneur
Ah thanks Walter - your last sentence is what makes me nostalgic for 'the good ol' days' of blogging when there was a great sense of camaraderie and community. I made a big deal about leaving Facebook a few years ago only to sheepishly return some months later so I don't want to make a big deal about this. I'm not giving up blogging per se, just this blog. Education is what floats my boat nowadays, more-so than entrepreneurship so that's my focus for now and MissionV will most likely get more of my long form attention.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2012 on So long blog, it's been good at EirePreneur
On August 6th 2003 I launched this blog with (in retrospect) a cringeworthy post. Ah well, I only had an audience of one and didn't have a clue what I really wanted to write about but nevertheless knew I should... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at EirePreneur
We (MissionV) were honoured to be invited by Brian Mulligan to make a presentation for the IT Sligo / NDLR Teaching and Learning Webinar series yesterday. The recording of 'Virtual worlds, real learning' is now online. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at EirePreneur
RT @TeachPaperless In 2012 "revolutionizing" edu by offering new textbooks is akin to "revolutionizing" RockNRoll by dropping a new Styx record. #Apple #edchat
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I encountered a nice use for this today. After booking a hotel instead of printing the booking summary (to paper) I 'printed' to Kindle and now there it is, ready to produce at check-in.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2012 on Send to Kindle from Browser at Inside View
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For Profit: The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship is an informal meetup taking place in Dublin next Tuesday December 20th - "For-profit social entrepreneurs are changing the world. They create a new model for sustainable change, one which doesn't require constant... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2011 at EirePreneur
Yes, that's what I said. Evernote will buy Dublin headquartered Plendi. And that's my one and only prediction for 2012. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at EirePreneur
I wonder how long it will be before Evernote buys Plendi
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2011 on Evernote as a Routine at Inside View
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We have been supported by Discover Science & Engineering to run a Science Week event where students from 20 schools around Ireland are exhibiting their 'Chemistry of Life' themed projects in a massive 80 acre virtual arena. All week hundreds... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at EirePreneur
"The miLKlabs Electronics Bootcamp is an intense introduction to basic and not-so-basic electronics. Run by members of miLKlabs - Limerick's makerspace - the bootcamp will emphasize hands-on experience and practical skills, but you'll learn enough theory to be dangerous. Some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at EirePreneur
What is MissionV game-based learning? In this 4 minute video, produced by Conn Ó Muíneacháin of Edgecast Media as part of our application to the David Manley Awards 2011, I explain what our 20 school programme is all about and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at EirePreneur
Photo by Bill Liao (more here) I went along to the first Limerick Coder Dojo today (see previous post) at Limerick Institute of Technology and was as blown away as the organizers by the turnout and interest. I counted 24... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at EirePreneur