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eir Monthly Usage [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 12/11/2020 - 17:36

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

A typical consumer using eir with three smart speakers, one smart TV, four mobile devices, and one WiFi camera on all the time.

Our Historical Broadband Usage [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 12/11/2020 - 17:34

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

With eir at home.

Our Daily Broadband Usage with eir [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 12/11/2020 - 17:33

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

There's never a major spike in our usage.

Three Average Broadband Charge [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 12/11/2020 - 17:31

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

We don't normally burn our bank account when using Three Ireland data.

The End of the Roman Empire [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 12/06/2020 - 10:51

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Reading Christopher Kelly as America continues its decline.

How to find green gifts for friends and family

Evin O’Keeffe - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:35

Today, I’m sharing a guest post by Liesbeth Deddens of Climeworks.   Concern for the environment has led to changing purchasing habits; whether it’s using biodegradable, chemical-free cleaning products, buying plastic-free goods such as bamboo toothbrushes and shampoo bars, changing energy...

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The most seductive keyboard [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 21:52

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

It's from the Surface Book and it detaches.

In The Book Personalised Books Under the Tree

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 14:24

You know I love books! And I have a unique name, so I’ve always loved personalised things because it feels special and bespoke. So when In The Book offered me a choice of gifted books to show off my creative...

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Our Personal Quest for Energy Independence @power_vault

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 09:35

MY PERSONAL QUEST for energy independence involves saving solar energy as the primary power source for our household. That means investing in a Power Vault to store the energy AND committing to shutting down for the day when the stored power reaches a critical level.

Our home burns 11.4 kwh during the summer and nearly double that amount during the winter months if we run a space heater in our uninsulated outdoor studio. We need to conserve more and perhaps start with better insulation. Ideas welcome.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches remotely during COVID-19 and reckons working from home in his log cabin síbín costs three euro per day for electricity.]

First Touch Surface Book

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 08:26

WE HAVE A COMMUNAL Surface Book now. I used it for 35 minutes during the first five hours of its life in the house. The remainder of the time the laptop was detached from its screen and used by Mia (13) with its pen to draw with the excellent app Leonardo.

My first impression: this is a laptop that can quickly save me up to an hour a day with rendering and system multi-tasking. True to its promotional literature, this Surface Book 3 "combines speed, graphics and immersive gaming with the versatility of a laptop, tablet and portable studio."

If having a Windows machine with the elegance of an iPad appeals to you, I recommend checking to see if you can if you qualify for an educational discount otherwise you'll spend north of €2400 for the Surface Book we have in the house..

[Bernie Goldbach teaches remotely while attached to the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology.]

Beaver Moon over Marlfield [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 08:05

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Under a chilly November moon

Studio Ashgrove [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 08:05

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Where Bernie's Teams Meetings happen.

First touch of Surface Book [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 15:02

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

This took more than a few minutes.

Bernie's screen during a week broadband cost €600 [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 20:33

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Exploring how I could have spent more than €600 in data charges.

Three Itemised Broadband Usage [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 18:58

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

You pay more than a used car to use Three MiFi on a monthly 30GB contract. Details from my bill.

Peak Usage of Three MiFi [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 18:55

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

One week of MiFi for the house just killed Christmas 2020 for us, according to my bill.

Shopping and Planning for Christmas 2020

Evin O’Keeffe - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 14:39

With lockdown restrictions returning to Ireland taking place up until the two weeks before Christmas, it is important to remain calm about anything that isn’t life or death. This year has been so hard for so many, I remain grateful...

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Seeking a comfy carrier [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 17:59

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

DJI OM4 sneaking out to record.

Speedtest Working in Shed [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 12:29

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Three MiFi Broadband working in the garden shed.

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