A friend of mine put me onto docker a few weeks ago and since then I’ve become rather obsessed with all things docker. I’ve gone from tinkering around with containers to recommending my company look into a strategy that will fully containerize our asp.net application.Read More »
Public health is a barrier to economic growth, so it is an essential part of a successful strategy for a nation. When we look internationally we can all see the disparity between how capable different nations are at handling this global challenge. It’s something worth thinking about.Read More »
I had been trying to find a solution to the problem of how can I feel productive if I don't know where I've spent my time? I would get to the end of a day and wonder, what did it amount to?Read More »
Windows 10 was released today and the first thing I did when I got it installed it try to get chocolatey working. Wasn't as easy as I'd hoped but it still integrates really nicely with Window's new packaging system.Read More »
So yesterday I talked about how hard it is to get the information on candidates running for election you need to make an informed vote. In this post I'd like to describe some of the current methods you can use to get information on which candidates are running and if they have been previously elected, what they have done when in power.Read More »
This is the first election I've actually spent time researching the individual candidates before voting, there are 17 candidates so as you can imagine it took quite a long time, and even though I spent Friday Evening, most of Saturday and Sunday evening on it, I still made some mistakes which I found out once I sent and email to every candidate informing them that I had written and published the blog.Read More »
So if you are looking at this post you are probably wondering the same thing I was, who should I vote for in the upcoming election. We really should have started looking into this earlier, maybe next time. It's actually a lot of work to research each of these candidates and I really can't find an easy way of finding out information about them so I'm probably going to prioritise candidates that give out the most information on the internet.
This post reflects my experience of looking for a candidate and my political views, it's not intended to be an unbiased guide to candidates, I may get some information wrong, I didn't try especially hard not to, if you find it useful, please take the time to say thank you in the comments. It will make my day :)
Here is a list of all the candidates running in the upcoming election, I took this from elections.org, I reordered their list though so minorities, women and less powerful parties/independents were at the the top, for no particular reason whatsoever! Why is gender important? Because of this: thejournal.ie/local-elections…
- Marcin Czechowicz (Independent)
- Nadine Meisonnave (Fine Gael)
- Anne Maree Quinn (Independent)
- Claire Byrne (Green Party)
- Sonya Stapleton (People before profit)
- Lorraine Clifford (Fianna Fail)
- Gerry Ashe (Labour)
- Linda O'Shea Farren (Fine Gael)
- Mannix Flynn (Independent)
- Chris Andrews (Sinn Fein)
- Frank Kennedy (Fianna Fail)
- James Humphreys (Labour)
- Dermot Lacey (Labour)
- Kieran Binchy (Fine Gael)
- Paddy McCartan (Fine Gael)
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The brain is where decisions are made, everything that makes up you is contained within it. Alterations to the brain such as damage to cells or changing the amount of chemicals can alter how you make decisions.Read More »
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Links in emails you send me should log me in
As long as the only security you provide to reset my password is my email address stop sending me emails with links that don't automatically log me in. Particularly when it comes to “click to unsubscribe” and “verify your email” links. They make me think your application is made by people who hate me.Read More »
An important part of monetizing your work is creating a situation where people are willing to give you money.
One of the ways, in desktop software, to create that situation is to prevent your software from being used or used fully without giving you (enough) money.
This blog post is going to break down how that works into it's different parts and then provide you with some sample implementations of copy protection along with their weaknesses.
Here are the some types of restrictions:
- You do not get the software until you have paid (your website could prevent download of any software till you have paid for the product)
- You cannot use the software in certain ways you have not paid for (the trial software could limit the use of the product, or you might buy a license for one machine)
- You have a time limit on how long you can use the software (trial period)
- Users cannot access the source code
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So I was ignoring the #SlaneGirl controversy until she ended up sedated in hospital.
Then I hit the twitters and started engaging people who were slut shaming #SlaneGirl
What I'd like to show you is what people said on twitter about her.
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