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Happy Cat [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 11/13/2020 - 00:50

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Two year old Luna.

Planning for essential Black Friday Shopping [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 07:27

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Much of my splurges are Prime-powered.

Slow Cooker Mini-book

Caitriona Redmond - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 14:57

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Redressing the balance of climate change – how can we can all help in our own way

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 14:15

Today, I’m sharing guest post today by Louise Palmer-Masterton, founder of multiple award-winning restaurants Stem & Glory. Though I am not 100% on a plant-based diet, I eat several aligned meals each week and gravitate toward meat-free foods in general. I...

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The Sunday Times announces Sleepy Joe has arisen [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 19:24

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And the 2020 American election returned a Democrat to the Oval Office.

New Parcel Motel arrived during COVID-19 Lockdown [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 19:24

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

This Parcel Motel is next to the parents with children parking spaces. You can get parcels delivered from outside your five kilometer limit.

Lancaster Online Says Biden Won [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 19:24

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The Pennsylvania count pushed Biden over the top.

Dylan's adopted cat during COVID-19 [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 08:13

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Hurting from arthritis.

My absentee ballot is ready to be counted [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 11/04/2020 - 22:50

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In Lancaster, PA. Story by the Washington Post.

The Morning After Election 2020 [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 11/04/2020 - 22:50

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Democrats haven't flipped the Senate.

Election 2020 with Fran Curry [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 11/04/2020 - 22:50

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Outside the Clonmel TippFM studio after talking to Paul Allen, Joe Caulfield, and Professor Anthony O'Halloran.

A Tense Election Night and I Time Traveled into 2002

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 11/03/2020 - 23:08

I STARTED LISTENING to early exit polls from the 2020 US election and somehow transported myself back to 2002 when Ruth and I walked alongside the River Liffey. I can find only a few photos from November 2002 but it's easy to lose myself in the sound track of my life from those less stressful times.

From my 2002 Sound Track

Eminem -- "Lose Yourself" in 2002, a song I used to play for my Media Writing students on campus.
Avril Lavigne -- "Complicated" in 2002, describing my life in Dublin and Kilkenny.
Peter Gabriel -- "In your eyes" from 1986 when I first arrived in Europe.
REM -- "Everybody Hurts" from 1992 when I started my lost years in Germany.
Guns N Roses -- "November Rain" from 1992 and the last rock concert I attended in Germany.
No Doubt -- "Don't Speak from 1995 when I first walked alone in Ireland.
Dido -- "Here with Me" from 1999 when I first learned how to place anything I wanted into the top 10 of Alta Vista, Hotbot, Excite and that new Google thing.

I need to set aside a few hours to bore through several terabytes of hard drives because I know I have several hundred orphaned images that deserve to be archived online. I've discovered three rolls of undeveloped 35mm film in boxes holding Moleskine journals from the years when I wrote for the Irish Examiner. People have told me the handwritten notes in more than 200 Moleskines should be pulled into Roam Research because those books are like my second brain. The notes give context to gigabytes of files on 14 different handsets I've saved in a steamer trunk. I still have five different Nokia Communicators with their power units. Some of those old handsets contain images that have never been seen outside of the small screens on the phones.

Like so many people trapped by COVID-19 restrictions, I want to get back to meeting up with people in cafes, lobbies, and hidden corners of Irish cities. I miss those personal face-to-face contacts, many recorded as notes in my unshared Moleskines or snapped but never seen on my old phones. I want to get back to sharing stories with people and recording some podcasts to share with others. I feel better thinking about the prospects of reconnecting in the months ahead instead of stressing about the American election that's underway.

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

Wet growth [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 11/03/2020 - 07:50

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One of our mushroom groves. Samples recently harvested.

Trump in Reading PA [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 11/02/2020 - 06:14

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Trump made numerous visits into Pennsylvania during the 2020 campaign.

PA Vote Count Could Take Days [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 11/02/2020 - 06:14

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Reporting from all major news networks.

Wolfwalkers in Sunday Times [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 11/02/2020 - 06:14

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Nice promotional material ahead of December 2020 release.

Careful with that ax @EOLoughlin #DataAnalytics

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 17:47

Photo from DIT e-learning summer school

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SEVEN YEARS AGO, I marveled at the YouTube tutorials Eugene O'Loughlin was churning out. I listened as he shared his experiences with a packed room during DIT's e-learning Summer School in 2013. Eugene often recorded his lectures beforehand and posted them on YouTube. After every lecture period at the National College of Ireland, Eugene would return to his office to often discover 100 more people had viewed his material online than had listened to him in the lecture hall.

Last week, Eugene O'Loughlin finished packing up Room 3.21 in the National College of Ireland. And today he retired from teaching.


Image snapped by @eoloughlin.

Like Eugene, I'm lucky to have an office all to my own on campus. Actually, because I'm teaching everything online during COVID-19, my office is now the official isolation room. It's important to have a quiet space to meet up and chat with students. I can see expressions of gratitude in the eyes of students who stop as we talk through our masks.

I picked up a lot of clever ideas from Eugene but I've never been able to quickly produce the high quality academic content he consistently shared through the years. I've pointed several of my business modules at Eugene's clips since his explanations are always more straightforward and confident than mine. I've suggested Eugene's perspective on Pareto Analysis to more than 100 students on three campuses of the Limerick Institute of Technology.

I'm glad I've several listening posts tuned into Eugene's thoughts because I want to read (and possibly hear) him reflect on his 31 years of teaching. We both taught at third level for the same period of time so we share many of the same perspectives. I'm very interested in seeing if some of the data analytics methods Eugene embedded on the NCI curriculum might be worth considering when teaching data journalism.

In the meantime, I'm spending a few hours reflecting on the memorable impression Eugene O'Loughlin has made on Ireland's education landscape. In several posts on Facebook and LinkedIn, hundreds of commentators have already acclaimed Eugene's excellence as a data analyst, blogger, lecturer, YouTube, biker, photographer, and writer. His legacy extends beyond his time in Mayor Square. I would love to catch up with him for a long retirement chat.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus for the Limerick Institute of Technology. You can subscribe to Eugene's blog with your fav feed reader. Remember those?]

What Bernie is Reading [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 10:11

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From my Goodreads Account. It's rather social.

Speedtest during Level 5 COVID [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 08:30

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Our Eir broadband connection is working well.

5km from Home [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 08:19

Bernie Goldbach posted a video:

Watching Dylan (9) explore local.

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