This is a lovely account of the referendum campaign in Kerry. Captures perfectly the loneliness at the start, the struggling through when we thought we were going to lose, the late euphoria when we thought we might win, and the sense of loss thereafter.
Feeling utter shame that Ireland is ranked 27th out of 28 European countries in tackling climate change. Our inaction is an act of sabotage against the world’s poorest people.
Ambitious cities plan for great public transport. It’s great that Dublin is getting serious about buses but we desperately need a similar plan for Limerick. Planning now for a high quality bus system will ensure inward investment and social inclusion in the future.
Great session last night at the Limerick iOS dev meetup, with a really accessible talk on Augmented Reality and its applications in industry.
This Sunday Catherine St. will be closed to traffic and open to families. Come along and get a glimpse of a safer, happier and healthier future for Limerick.
Streets are better with people, not cars
The University of Limerick actually employs people to stop pedestrians from using pedestrian crossings at rush hour.
Men of Limerick, we need your help this Wednesday.
Our 51st podcast episode, and our first with a guest. Stephen Coyle joined us to talk about all his apps, the challenges of being an indie developer, and lots of other things. Really enjoyed recording this one.
The next Limerick iOS developer meetup is on Friday. Looking forward to hearing Brian Halpin give an overview on developing for the Apple Watch. Newcomers welcome!
The graffiti around here is on point
An eloquent and powerful piece by Anne Enright in The Guardian today about pregnancy and consent.
First pilot canvass in Limerick tonight. Positive response. We’ll be out in numbers from next week.
Episode 50 of our podcast is out. Of course we forgot to mark the milestone. Looking forward to the next 50.
With rights and privilege come a responsibility to fight for those without: some thoughts about why I’ll be campaigning to repeal the 8th amendment.
I’ve put together some thoughts on how we could achieve an integrated bus network in Limerick and still keep our city centre free from through traffic.
Links for this week: research falsification, gaslighting, six degrees of wikipedia, red dots.
Clearing a snow-covered footpath is very satisfying. I’m a bit wrecked now though!
My current commuting outfit makes me look a bit demented but at least it keeps the snow out of my eyes.
This week’s links: lobbying, dictionaries and first world problems.
I’m looking forward to presenting some research on the impact of traffic removal in regional city centres on Wednesday, alongside six other very talented speakers. Event is free but you need to book.
This week’s links include baby advice, a gloriously sprawling article about tech, design and the Amish, and a guaranteed way to get to sleep.
Anybody hiring iOS developers in Limerick or remote? Not looking myself but I know quite a few very talented iOS devs locally who are available, they would get snapped up in a heartbeat if they were in a bigger city. Contact details on my website if anybody wants to get in touch.
To the random heroine who tried to stop to help me after I fell off my bike on the ice, and ended up falling off her own bike as a result: thank you and I’m so very sorry!
Links for this week include a few interesting posts about ethics in the tech industry (which is turning into a bit of a hobby horse for me) and a wise article from Michael Lewis about US politics.
Huge thanks to Allen Wixted for presenting. You should download his app, it’s class! https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/no-place-like/id1336606763?mt=8
Good crowd for our Limerick iOS dev meetup tonight.
Thursday night Power Grid
Brompton silhouette this evening by the River Shannon.
Links I enjoyed this week, including proto social networks, insecure overachievers, and the punk rock internet.
Attended the first Limerick AI/Games meetup last night. Good fun, interesting talks and fun pints after.
A new present to myself. Taking a while to break in but it’s starting to feel very comfy.
Weekly links 2018-01-28 including a glorious essay about the McRib as a commodity, PR luvvies and how to pay for followers on social media.
Looking forward to the next Limerick iOS Development meetup on Feb 9th. Local dev Allen Wixted will be showcasing his new AR app No Place Like, and sharing some of its backstory.
Weekly links 2018-01-21 including BuzzFeed’s style guide and German board games.
New podcast episode “Return immediately or your tree will die” with some good game recommendations from Baz at the end.
Links 2018-01-14: including cryptocurrency cynicism, the origins of the Iraq war in 1990s WWII nostalgia, naming things, mens fashion and the 17 year-old in Ratoath teaching the world how to (maybe) make a fortune.
Starting a new job today. The commute is very nice.
[Weekly links 2018-01-07](http://thomas.bibby.ie/links-2018-01-07/)
Great coffee returns to Limerick’s Mallow Street. So happy!
@aaronblock I enjoyed your blog post about using Swift as a teaching language. Curious to know how changes in Swift 3/4 have made a difference, e.g. readLine()?
Interesting news for iOS devs – Buddybuild has been acquired by Apple. There have been consistent improvements in continuous integration/delivery in Xcode over the past few years but this could be a big step change. I wonder if they will make the additions to Xcode Server or will they switch to a cloud model for testing and deployment?
A new experiment I’m running – [a weekly list of links to things I enjoyed reading over the week.](http://thomas.bibby.ie/links-2017-12-31/) Feedback welcome!
New podcast episode! If you’re looking for some holiday gaming recommendations, Baz and Dave have some good ones towards the end. http://worstcasescenario.ie/podcast/049-technology-to-enable-me-to-use-less-technology/
New post: “Eight opinionated tips for people learning Swift” http://thomas.bibby.ie/eight-opinionated-tips-for-people-learning-swift/
When you close a street to traffic, you open it to hearts and minds.
New blog post: “Starting to break out from the walled garden” http://thomas.bibby.ie/starting-to-break-out-from-the-walled-garden/
Think everything is hooked up now. I can even post to my own microblog from the micro.blog app! Love the simplicity of it all. Kudos to @manton for allowing me to take control of my own content. Wonder if that @ mention will work?
Hopefully this is now set up to post to micro.blog – am taking notes and might do a writeup later.
Weekend project start (this!) new micro-blog and hook it up to http://micro.blog – going for an off-the-shelf wordpress theme to get it up and running quickly