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Screening with help from @otter_ai

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 13:27

WE HAVE BEEN diving into The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly for the past three years and if you're interested in following the conversations, you can simply ask your podcatcher for "Emerging Trends Kun Keen" or have the recordings drop directly by subscribing to the podcast. In today's episode, Amie O'Mahony got a little help from Otter.ai around 8:12 into Episode 22.

Listen to "Screening with Amie O'Mahony E22" on Spreaker.

Otter.ai converts speech to text. I turned on the app using a three year old Sony Xperia sitting a meter away from Amy as she spoke. The Otter app captured most of Amy's presentation through the on-board microphone assembly. It does much better when used with a microphone in a quiet space.

I'm currently unpacking The Inevitable with three separate groups of students. Creative Multimedia students often bring a code-based perspective to their reviews of Kevin Kelly's work. Our animators can see a story in every chapter and game art designers have shared holistic analyses. All of these factors are coalescing in a flow of audio commentary I'm sharing as work that pushes out into iTunes U.

[You can download the audio directly. Image from the Denver Post. Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology.]

The Brexit Kitchen Stores

Caitriona Redmond - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 15:42

Did I get your attention there? Or maybe, like me, you rolled your eyes a little bit at the thoughts of stockpiling certain food items in advance of Brexit (in whatever form it eventually takes). Bear with me here though, because a fully stocked store cupboard is a thing of beauty and regardless of the UK imminently leaving the EU it’s a good idea.

What’s in my pre-Brexit store cupboards? It’s probably easier to list it out according to category:

Dry Stores

  • Beans – Black eyed, pinto, chickpeas (garbanzo), and butterbeans
  • Lentils
  • Seeds – Pumpkin, Sesame, Sunflower, Poppy, Nigella (onion seed)
  • Sugar – Caster, Granulated, Soft Brown, Dark Brown, Demerara (did you know it’s not produced in Ireland anymore?)
  • Flour – Plain, Self Raising, Strong, Type 00 (for pasta making), Wholemeal, Brown
  • Oats
  • Tinned Beans (blackbeans, pinto, chickpeas, butterbeans, and baked beans)
  • Passata
  • Tomato Puree
  • Oils – olive, sunflower, rapeseed, peanut
  • Dried Fruit – Raisins, currants, apricots, prunes, figs
  • Pasta – spaghetti, lasagne sheets, and several different pasta shapes
  • Rice – White, brown, basmati, pudding
  • Bulghar Wheat
  • Couscous
  • Stock Cubes
  • Tea
  • Coffee


  • Loaves of bread
  • Meat – chicken, beef, pork, lamb
  • Fish
  • Pizzas (emergency use only)
  • Yoghurt
  • Vegetables – peas, sweetcorn, butternut squash
  • Fruit – gooseberries, raspberries, bananas (skin off), strawberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, blueberries, apple purée (perfect for baking)

How do I build up my stores? I simply buy a little bit extra every week and factor it into my shopping budget, the maximum I spend each week is €5 on the extra items but store items like beans are extremely good value and I can get plenty for that amount of money.

The idea is, Brexit aside, that I should be able to feed the family from the freezer and cupboards for up to a month or more in the event of me running out of cash. I’d really only need to buy milk (which I know I can also freeze but I don’t have space) and eggs.

I have to emphasise here, I’m not a hoarder! I rotate my stocks and we will eat absolutely everything in the presses in rotation. Once I reach a set limit on my store levels I restock. I also keep an eye out for special offers and deals to stock back up.

Do you only buy what you need? Do you keep large stores like I do or do you just top up 1 item as and when it runs out? Might you change your shopping habits in the coming weeks and months?


It’s likely that there are some foodstuffs that are going to be more expensive in the next few months. However, buying locally produced seasonal food is always going to be more affordable. Think fruits and vegetables for example. The first of the Irish tomatoes left a farm local to me over the St Patrick’s Day weekend, and strawberries won’t be far behind, so keep an eye out in the supermarkets this week as choosing to buy Irish has a long-term impact on our local communities and economy.

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Focused on FX [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:35

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

One book at a time.

Form and Figure [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:24

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Portfolio work by Megan Stafford.

The Inspiration Behind Sionnach Yarns’s Mystery Club

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:02

I’m off to Edinburgh Yarn Festival this week, so my brain is all about packing and coordinating. So I was just brainstorming what to post this week and Sophie was kind enough to let me write about her new shop offering,...

The post The Inspiration Behind Sionnach Yarns’s Mystery Club appeared first on EvinOK.

Snapped during #100DaysOfWalking [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:03

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Inspired by Mags Amond

Sample from back garden [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:19

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Gathered by son and wife.

25 Years of Paddy's Day in Ireland #stpatricksday

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:37

AFTER 25 YEARS watching St Patrick's Day unfold in Ireland, I believe I have a refined perspective of what makes a Paddy's Day Parade authentic. It depends upon the place where the parade unfolds.

For my first five years in Ireland, I used a "parade metric" that I packed in my brain from the States. There had to be drum and bugle corps present. Marching bands with gleaming brass were meant to set the standard. Cheerleaders with street choreography had to punctuate the proceedings.

But then I moved down the country and I realised an authentic St Patrick's Day celebration was one that looked and sounded like a community events guide mashed up with a parish phone book. And instead of a cadence that never stopped between groups marching in the parade, large gaps in the proceedings had to be injected in the parade to accommodate for the tractors that broke down or the floats that caught fire. I've seen it all between 1995 and 2019 so I'm now nearly qualified to sit with the Grandmaster on the main platform.

Listen to "Walking St Patricks Day" on Spreaker.

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

Hurling Paddy's Day [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 08:47

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

With St Mary's hurlers crushing the Paddy's Day Parade.

Approaching Clonmel Guard [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 08:46

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

During the Paddy's Day Parade in Clonmel 2019.

Dogs on parade [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 08:46

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

In Clonmel

Dylan in the Paddy's Day Parade 2019 [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 08:45

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

On the streets of Clonmel.

Over the Campus [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 11:47

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Watching the sun set in February.

Looking Towards Longfield [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 11:47

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Looking north from the Clonmel Digital Campus.

Ashgrove Kitchen [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 11:47

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Before the cutting.

Ashgrove Green [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 11:47

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Along the eastern side of Ashgrove.

Campus Green [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 11:31

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

On the Clonmel Digital Campus

Time to buy @chrismarquardt a coffee [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:55

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Because his podcast shownotes inside Pocketcasts tell me to :-)

Ready for Paddy's Day [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 08:35

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

In rain-soaked Clonmel.