I HAVE WORKING NOTES from conferences I've attended during the past 20 years (like the one pictured in this blog post) that depict Ireland as a country with two separate nodes of productivity. There's productivity in the indigenous sector and there's productivity in the multinational sector.
I SPEND A LOT OF TIME working in remote locations so I'm grateful for the ease of use I get with my durable Brydge keyboard. It connects to my Note 9 the moment I switch it on with no requirement to push a button or select a setting.
AMAZON OFFERED REDUCED pricing for the Kindle Paperwhite and I jumped at the opportunity to buy a 32 GB model with its Bluetooth service for the Audible collection I have amassed.
I like the lightweight feel and quick touchscreen responsiveness of the Paperwhite. I don't think I will be using its waterproof capability to read in the bathtub or Jacuzzi.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology. He ports handouts onto his Kindle Paperwhite when sharing those documents across the campus OneDrive.]
BASED ON AVIATION WEATHER forecasts and on a WhatsApp message that described rough flying conditions, it's possible the light aircraft carrying Emiliano Sala encountered in-flight icing conditions before entering an aerodynamic stall. My thoughts are with the families of the pilot Ibbotson and passenger Sala as the accident investigation commences in earnest.
WE SPENT 90 minutes with creative artist Aoife Barrett in the South Tipperary Arts Centre and produce 18 pieces of print work using tools and techniques Aoife demonstrated to Dylan (7) and Mia (11). Then the young artists shared their work on Flickr.
I HAVE GIVEN MY Mac and Cheese addiction to my Irish-American offspring. Those two pre-teens like it more than pizza. Now I discover from Maura Judkis in the Washington Post  that our family macaroni and cheese of choice isn't haut cuisine.
AFTER SEVERAL HUNDRED flights with my DJI Phantom 3 Pro, I've started getting electromagnetic interference during the pre-flight phase. I know the interference is probably coming from the fan and diesel particle filtration system on our recently-purchased Skoda Yeti.
I HAVE RENEWED my focus on collaborative workflow now that the spring semester has started. At the moment, it means reviewing items in the PR Stack, a practical guide to tools and workflow edited by Stephen Waddington.