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It's only rock 'n' roll....

The best medicine....

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About me....

Hi! I reside for most of the year in Dublin, Ireland.

My interests are diverse and change from time to time. I'm interested in computers, history, politics, most kinds of music, some kinds of sport. I'll try learning any language. Play in a number of music sessions around Dublin.

 

About my work....

At various times in the past I've set up my own business as a technical writer and translator. In addition to traditional hardcopy documentation development, I have extensive experience in developing online help systems and in Web publishing. I've also worked in other software support areas, including end-user interface design, testing, training, and project management.

When not tech writing to pay the bills, I do some writing for websites, primarily travel articles, and intend expanding this to contributing articles to online and offline publications.

I also do some freelance translation, editing, proofreading, and Web content development.

Take a look at My Sordid Past

In my spare time....

I like to play around with the computer, read history, follow sport, meet friends and play/sing at music sessions. To practise web development, I have put together web sites for some of my interests, and list the URLs below.

  • Outings with colleagues and friends. Everything from restaurants to karting, traditional music to night-clubs.
  • Sport, following the Dublin GAA team, the Irish soccer team and the Irish, Munster and Leinster rugby teams.
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  • Travel.

     

    In 2000 the big trip was to South-East Asia.

    2001 started off in Naples, which I revisited over Easter. In June/July I was in South Africa and afterwards in London. In August at the Lantra translator's workshop in Tralee and in September in Germany and Holland.

    2002 back in Naples for Easter. From mid-May to Mid-July at the World Cup 2002 in Japan and Korea, along with a trip to some other countries.

    Since then I've taken shorter trips abroad every year, including Italy, USA, England and Germany.

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  • Vespa. Whizzing around the city and countryside on my PX200, the Silver Bullet.
  • Softball.

    Bowne Braves softball team started out as absolute beginners in 2000, and I played with them until I left the company.

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It's only rock 'n' roll....

.... but I like it....

I enjoy most kinds of music. Here are some of my favorite artists (with links where I could find them):
    Pop/Rock

  • Captain Beefheart
  • Pino Daniele
  • Marlene Dietrich
  • Elis Regina 
  • Shawn Colvin
  • Bob Dylan
  • Simply Red
  • Curtis Stigers
  • Paolo Conte
  • Van Morrison 
    Trad/Folk/Blues

  • Mary Black
  • Doc Watson
  • Eleanore Shanly
  • Mary Coughlan 
  • John Mayall
  • Tom Rush
  • Peter Rowan
  • Christy Moore
  • Dean Friedman
  • Jess Fuller 
  • Ronan Hardiman

The best medicine....

"Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence; tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence." (Santayana) So we turn to comedy to keep things in perspective. Here's a collection I put together from the WWW:

Take a look at the Palace of Culture

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