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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Gadgets and musings

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

This Funky Caller ID Globe would look well if Caller ID worked properly on our exchange.

Got a few radioactive keyrings in the post yesterday too. They glow in the dark for 10 years. Cancer is not fully guranteed with them.

Went to a debate yesterday evening on the blanket ban by the Blood Transfusion Board on any man that has had sex with a man. Even if you had sex once with a man and it was protected and you’ve had HIV tests done for the past 12 months you are banned from giving blood forever.

Its a stupid rule in my opinion, they should follow Australias lead and just have a one year ban before giving blood. It would make more sense in my opinion. I did learn though that they are banning people from subsaharan countries too which I didn’t know. I’m all for justifiable bans for the sake of health and was under the previous impression that this seriously high risk category was not banned.

It was interesting to see some ‘educated’ peoples attitudes were almost like “you are disease ridden subhumans, go away”. It was really enlightening (sarcasm) to hear a young female doctor who started giving out that the gay people were doing their usual “we’re being discriminated against because we’re gay” routine, and she was all but saying “we don’t discriminate against ‘you people'” half her friends are gay she said, aren’t they lucky.

Good article on Disconnected Urbanism.

Familiar Strangers

Monday, November 17th, 2003

Familiar Strangers, now thats an interesting phrase. Its something I really had not thought about really but its very true.

“A good example is a person that one sees on the subway every morning. If that person fails to appear, we notice.”

Its amazing how you go about your everyday life and never think about these things.

Mobile / Cell Phone Jammer

Saturday, November 15th, 2003

This guy in the UK is selling cell phone and mobile jammers but he can’t sell them to UK people. I wonder can an Irish Company sell them to UK people ? 🙂

Mt Blacklisting you spamming bastards !

Saturday, November 15th, 2003

mtblacklist.pngMT Blacklist is in tha house of Mulley. Jay Allen has saved me a lot of time and helped keep my blood pressure a tad bit lower with this tool.

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives

Friday, November 14th, 2003

Death is more universal than life everyone dies but not everyone lives.

Caught !

Thursday, November 13th, 2003

Hehe. I read Hit or Miss daily and I like the mix of content on it. This post about the posters personal life got very interesting with the person he met up with replying . Least he didn’t say the guy was crap in bed.

Self Development

Thursday, November 13th, 2003

So the plan for changing the way I live and work is working. I’ve lost 11 lbs so far in the past 4-5 weeks, I’m getting more sleep at night and my productivity at work has gone way up.

I’m after getting the book for the CompTIA Project+ exam. and I’ve looked into getting a City and Guild Certification in Technical Writing, which I’ll start next year. Further down the road I’ve been looking at the Counselling Course that the Applied Psychology Dept in UCC organise. (UCC does not deserve a link due to it having one of the most badly designed websites in the history of academia. They’re using the BLINK tag for fucks sake )

The counselling course is a weekend part-time course that starts next September. I’ve made enquiries as to how I can apply for it and what I need to do to qualify.

I want to also do a database course in work. I’ll download a Smartforce course in work on it.

Found an online colour picker which is compatible with mozilla so I’m going to use that to give this site a better colour scheme and I must do a colour scheme for a friend too.

Saw Carlitos Way yesterday. Wonderful film. Today I saw Raging Bull and that too was fantastic. Inspiring. David Bowies new album is shite. Paddy Caseys is great as is the new album by kinesis.

Sending back my Turin Brakes cd to CDWow since its not a cd at all but a cd like disc that will not play on a computer or my stereo for that matter. I was going to see them live in Dublin but they can go fuck themselves if I’m going to support them now when they won’t allow me to play the cd on my computer.

American Apology Shirt

Thursday, November 13th, 2003

The American Apology Shirt. For Americans that travel the world.


Driving Test Looms again

Thursday, November 13th, 2003


My driving test is in December. This is Driving Test: The Sequel. This time I’ll make sure nobody changes the insurance disk the day of the test.