Wednesday 9 May 2012

Blister in the sun

Was reading this article in the Irish Times today on Freakscene in Cork. Don't remember offhand ever being there, but looking at their top ten at the end of the article reminded me of this song, which I haven't heard in years, and brought back some great memories.

Halcyon days.....

Friday 4 May 2012


Fado, fado (ie a long long time ago), when I was a mere slip of a lad, happily drinking myself stupid and wasting a lot of time and effort on things very unimportant, I chanced upon Lowbrow one Friday afternoon, and instantly got hooked. I passed this goldmine of nonsense onto like minded souls. I didn't just recommend it to people, I exposed its brilliance in a long winded rant. Despite this, I don't think anyone ever loved it anywhere near as much as I did.

Then when it needed funds to continue to pay for its server hosting, I put up some money towards it, not much but I was a student at the time, so I still get loadsa karma points. Despite this, eventually it died. Back then it was a .com site of course.

Then a couple of years later, I remembered it one idle day and found it had been saved to some extent as  a .org title. It was never the same though. The design was horrible. It looked like vomit. It just wasn't the same.

Now a couple of years later, I re-remembered it one late friday evening when I'm mentally tired beyond belief. Who knows why. So I remember the .org, and typed it in with bated breath to see if it still existed. It did. Then to read the history page and see it has been offline for years and only restored to life within the last month. Hurrah.

This feels like a mini-version of fate. The design while not as good as the original is more than acceptable.  I may waste valuable hours on this.

So be it.

Monday 30 April 2012

Pictures from abroad

Alcatraz in the distance, from the far side of the Golden Gate Bridge (ie the car park). It was very windy and cold and we soon sought the happy warmth of the rental Camry bus.

Here from the same location is the actual bridge itself

Great days to be on expenses

April rain and snow

April rain and snow