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Jester Crest [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:29

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Part of a team project in the creative media degree on the Clonmel Digital Campus. Board here.

Limerick Printmakers at 20

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:18

LIMERICK PRIINTMAKERS AT 20 (LP at 20) is an exhibition of new prints in The Hunt Museum in Limerick on Thursdday, February 14, 2019. The exhibition continues through Monday, April 22, 2019.

I'm enamored by printmaking because I've seen several hands-on workshops by Aoife Barrett, printmaker and LSAD graduate.

Twenty years have passed since the formation of Limerick Printmakers, a printmaking studio and creative space. It was 20 years ago that I met Gavin Hogg, one of the founder members of Limerick Printmakers. Today, the printmaking studio in 3 John's Square has become an integral part of the cultural landscape of midwest Ireland.

The Limerick Printmakers promote and champion printmaking as an art form. On the Clonmel Digital Campus, we plan to incorporate elements of traditional print into part of an annual digital exhibition. The result will delight and surprise visitors.

I plan to explore LP at 20 in The Hunt Museum because I enjoy looking at creative work. I wonder if printmaking workshops will feature as part of the LPat 20 exhibition. Naomi O'Nolan, head of Exhibitions at The Hunt Museum explains, "There has always been a close relationships between The Hunt Museum and Limerick Printmakers, stretching back to one of the museum's first open days when Limerick Printmakers hosted hugely popular printmaking workshops from the museum's gallery". It would be lovely to observe a similar set of workshops from printmakers.

LP at 20 will showcase the current artistic practice of Limerick Printmakers. Each of the exhibitors will display two editions of new large scale work.

Printmaking techniques on display include relief and intaglio techniques including aquatint, silkscreen, monotype, collograph, and stone lithogaphy. Artistts are incorporating hand cast plates. embossment, gold foil, and hand stitching. All work measures 100 cm by 70 cm.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology.]


Talking about printmaking on TippFM [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:29

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Dylan (7) and Aoife Barrett (printvango)

Kindle Paperwhite on Red Leather [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:18

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Both 10th generation products.

Listening to voices for the last time [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:18

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As I withdraw from Facebook.

First Touch with Paperwhite #kindle

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 12:28

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.]

RC Controller Software [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 07:33

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Using DJI Phantom 3 controller.

Testing Wowza Streaming Cloud

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:47

I AM EXPLORING a way to connect our DJI Phantom 3 drone to RMTP services offered by Wowza Streaming Cloud. In a previous test, we could not get a good digtal video signal to encode on the drone before transcoding on Wowza.

See the Stream

[Bernie Goldbach teaches drone videography on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology.]

Kindle Paperwhite [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:38

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A 10th generation product.

Clonmel in early February [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:36

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Snapped over Longfield.

At My Field Desk #clonmeldigit

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:56

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.

Download At My Field Desk

The very versatile Note 9 and its small footprint make it easy to occupy cramped spaces and get things done. I'm improving my distributed networking skills by leveraging the workflow that comes with knowing how to best use time and space.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology.]

Reporting from my Field Desk #clonmeldigit

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:33

I HAVE TO USE a field desk several times a week and today that means waiting in a long hallway to meet up with several clever creative students who are producing content to complement a collection called #clonmeldigit. I'm taking a few minutes to tap a few thoughts into DayOne App on my Note 9, using a Brydge Mini keyboard because I can get better than 35 wpm with its metal surface.

I'm very happy with DayOne (the app), Brydge Mini (a keyboard I bought two years ago to work with the iPad Mini), and the Note 9 (amazed by its 6 GB of RAM and its 128 GB main memory). I've started comparing the mobile gear I have in a well-worn camera bag with students who often give up meals to afford high quality mobile gear. I'm learning from those students and can definitely pronounce a takeaway of the week: Get a phone with more than 2 GB of RAM.

I need to use the black Moleskine you can see in the accompanying photo to develop show notes for a recording I plan to use in a podcast with one of my third year students as we both walk through "effective workflow for third level study sessions". I've heard specific critiques from students about Classroom OneNote, Microsoft OneDrive, Moodle, and newsfeeds. I want to discuss these items with Adian Murphy, a creative media and design student who is helping me improve my teaching practice. In doing that, I think we will propose a learning practice that effectively leverages the digital literacies of creative students across Ireland.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clomel Digital Campus for the Limerick Institute of Technology. Selected portions of the work will be hashtagged #clonmeldigit.]

Acoustical Ceiling [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:20

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Designed to deaden sound. This one is in TippFM.

Brydge Mini with Note 9 [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:12

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lovely nomad desktop

Pork Wrap With Lime Salsa

Caitriona Redmond - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:49

Make Once Eat Twice

Week 4 Recipe 2

The second recipe in the series is another simple assembly job. If you intend on using the rice you used the night before you might like to read my tips for cooling rice quickly so that you don’t risk food poisoning.

Leftover pork can be a little bit bland and this is the reason why I pair the pork with a lime salsa. It’s extremely easy to make.


  • Handful of cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Red onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced


Stir all the ingredients together in a bowl and leave to sit in the fridge for about 1 hour before serving.

To assemble the pork wraps, heat a dry pan to medium on the hob.

On a clean surface fill a wholemeal wrap with a tablespoon of rice, pork, and black beans, top with some salsa. Roll the wrap tightly and then toast on the dry pan until heated through. Enjoy immediately!

PS: In the spirit of being open and honest, my 7 year old declined the assembled wrap and instead had the below bowl of leftover pork, baby peppers, and wholemeal wraps for his dinner. I had the contents of the wrap, but not the wrap. The rest of the family enjoyed the wraps!

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Discovering I Like the Worst Mac & Cheese

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 17:46

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 [1] that our family macaroni and cheese of choice isn't haut cuisine.

Mac and Cheese

Maura "set out to try some of the most popular store-bought macaroni and cheeses (and) quickly learned: The difference between a good mac and cheese and a bad mac and cheese is as vast as the ocean is wide. And after a few tastes of these mac and cheeses, we wondered whether that ocean was actually orange and whether we were drowning in it".

The WaPo Kitchen bought more mac and cheeses than I have ever tried before.  They prepared them according to the instructions but didn't spike them with Kerrygold creamery butter, my hidden ingredient.  In a blind tasting, a small panel savaged our Kraft kitchen collection.

According to the Washington Post, "Tasters said the cheese tastes like it was grown in a lab.  It had an 'unpleasant aftertaste,' and one taster described it as 'the chaotic neutral of mac and cheeses.'" This dismal result lumped our Kraft preference along with Trader Joe's Wisconsin Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese under the title "The Worst Boxed Mac and Cheeses".

When we return to the States for a visit, we plan to bring back the best boxed mac and cheeses. According to the rigorous WaPo taste test, here are the best:

  1. Velveeta Shells and Cheese

The creaminess and nostalgia factor put Velveeta at the top, with the highest score in the entire competition, even beating the TJ’s frozen mac. It “has more of a cheese sauce texture” than others, which testers complained were too thin. The “extra cheesy, creamy” shells “provide a solid base for all the cheese,” and made one of our testers declare: “It’s like being a kid again!”

  1. Annie’s Shells & White Cheddar

Though it “could benefit from some pepper,” and the sauce was a little loose, our tasters liked this cult-favorite mac and cheese, which was one of the few that didn’t have a nuclear orange hue. “The shells are adorable,” one taster said. “White is better than orange, but shells are better than macaroni: This is my theory of mac and cheese aesthetics,” said one taster (which, tbh, we could write a whole article on that, but we’ll spare you).

  1. 365 Macaroni and Cheese

Testers praised its “good noodle texture” despite a “definite powdery cheese taste.” It “looks like a classic mac and cheese” — with its thin noodles and orange powder, but scored several ranks above the Kraft style it was so clearly trying to imitate.

  1. Maura Judkis -- "We tried 20 store-bought mac and cheese brands to determine which is the best" in The Washington Post, January 31, 2019.
  2. Photos of Bernie Goldbach's Mac & Cheese collections on Flickr.

Drying prints [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 23:40

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With Aoife Barrett in the South Tipperary Arts Centre.

20190202_142228 [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 23:40

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20190202_135131 [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 23:40

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20190202_135122 [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 23:40

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