We missed the community. We missed designing products for ourselves. We missed that killer Aaron
Draplin-designed logo. UP is what put us on the proverbial map, and has been more responsible for
our success than any other single thing we’ve ever done as a company since 2009. We knew we couldn’t
allow it to stay dormant forever.
For each t-shirt, pin, notebook, or other item that you purchase, 10% of our gross revenue will go
to an industry-related organization in need.
I took a diversion through Old Ross where I observed a signpost pointing towards the
‘Scullabogue Memorial’. This was, as far as I could see, the only signpost on any public road
to an especially significant and poignant memorial. Yet, after two hours of driving around the
rural hinterland of New Ross, my wife and I still could not find the memorial
This is probably the best illusion I've ever seen. The blue and red lines are all the same length; none is moving or changing size, and they’re all at the same level. Only the arrowheads are moving. https://t.co/bDyeOKXgbCpic.twitter.com/V6KrmLkiPr
Sophie Power didn’t race UTMB, a 105-mile trail race around Mont Blanc, just three months after
giving birth to her son Cormac because she wanted to make a point to the world. She raced UTMB
because she wasn’t prepared to give up on a dream she’d been chasing for four years. “Yes, if
I could have deferred that place I absolutely would have done so,” says Sophie. “I had my place
in 2014 and I lost that because I was pregnant and I couldn’t defer it. I tried to get in to race
CCC [a 63-mile race that is part of the UTMB running festival] in 2015, and then in 2016 and 2017
I tried for UTMB. I missed out two years in a row, which means you get your automatic place in
2018,” explains Sophie. “I knew that it would be a long time before I got another place.”
In 2018, it’s almost unbelievable that athletes can get race deferral for an injury but not
pregnancy. Almost, but not quite, because it happens all the time.
UTMB is one of the most famous ultra-distance races in the world, and it should lead by example
here and allow pregnant women to defer. Sophie Power you are amazing 👏
"In real-life communication, we use touch to communicate emotions with others. However,
current technology doesn’t use touch as an information channel. This project is just one approach
for how we can receive a remote touch. Another aspect of this work is the relationship we are
building with our mobile devices."
" For some reason, introducing any stimulant like this one into Irish society is like
introducing a packet of Mentos into a recently shaken up bottle of Diet Coke. We shake violently.
We rupture. We convulse, as a people. It’s a mess."
I loved this article by Carl Kinsella on the car-park craziness in Blanch recently, all due to the
fact that a 24 hour donut drive-thru opened.
"Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger
than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’ original design.
investigators determined that the chips allowed the attackers to create a stealth doorway into
any network that included the altered machines"
Industrial espionage stories although in many cases terrifying, are also pretty cool to read about.
"moths gently insert their straw-like proboscis into the eyes of their unwary hosts,
sucking out the nutrient-laden tears. Scientists have watched moths drink the tears from
various mammals, and even reptiles like turtles and crocodiles. But on birds, not so much."
I'm sometimes asked if working in Film/TV detracts from my enjoyment of watching shows, b/c I'm aware of what's going on behind the lens. I tell them that I often appreciate something more knowing the craft that went into it. E.g.: This is some real movie magic shit right here: pic.twitter.com/7YqYOb9zmV