Sligo blocade

“A blockade by farmers of one of Sligo’s most scenic beauty spots has been threatened by North Sligo farmer, Andy McSharry in what would be a dramatic escalation of the dispute between hillwalkers and landowners in the county.” as reported in The Sligo Champion. – I’m not really that sure …

Happy New Year

I was born in the Year Of The Ram: “The Year Of The Ram 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 People born in the Year of Ram are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. They seem to be, at first glance, better off than those born in …

Mike Rowe Soft

Mernember Mike Rowe? Well looks like MS have backed down. “Microsoft has indicated it may have overreacted to the Web site of Canadian teenager Mike Rowe who added the word ‘soft’ to his name and registered the address mikerowesoft.com. ‘We take our trademark seriously, but in this case maybe a …

Copyright taken to extremes

From The Register, a tale of copyright protection going WAY too far: In what could easily be mistaken for an Onion story, Microsoft has unleashed the full fury of its lawyers on 17-year-old Canadian high-school student, Mike Rowe, demanding the handover of his Internet domain. The domain? MikeRoweSoft.com. No, seriously. …

Col. Paul Rodzianko

Was browsing around Irish showjumping sites, trying to get up to date with what’s going on, as it has been a while since I have taken more than a passing interest, and on the army’s equitation site came across mention of Col. Paul Rodzianko. As he sounded interesting I googled …