Category Archives: Business

My solution to #TheDao impasse.

1. Create a new (and properly vetted, this time) smart contract which will release an agreed and appropriate sum to the hacker. For the sake of argument, let’s say $1 million, which (it could be argued) is a just reward … Continue reading

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The corruption and hypocrisy of John Delaney

The John Delaney and FIFA / FAI €5 million bung episode gets more and more outrageous. Delaney, the FAI chief executive is currently being revealed to be about as honest and incorruptible as ex-Vice President of FIFA Jack Warner. A summary … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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The useless Aer Lingus ‘Gold Circle Club’.

If you fly on Aer Lingus and are thinking of joining their so-called ‘Gold Circle Club’ – don’t bother. You will be completely wasting your time. I am (supposedly) a member of the Gold Circle Club and so is my mother. … Continue reading

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ICE Ireland ‘Currency Exchange’? – NO THANKS!

One of the worst things that a business can do is to say to a customer: “we don’t do that here sorry” – especially when it would take no extra effort or expenditure to facilitate a successful transaction and, more … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Kilkenomics 2013!

Tomorrow afternoon I will take a 2 hour journey by train from Adamstown station, near my home in Lucan, County Dublin. I’m embarking on my yearly pilgrimage to the Marble City of Kilkenny in south-east Ireland, in order to attend … Continue reading

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My Introduction to Bitcoin

I have recently become interested and invested (on a small scale) in the crypto-currency known as Bitcoin. Bitcoin was conceived of in 2008, by a mysterious individual (or, some say, a group of individuals) known as Satoshi Nakamoto, when he … Continue reading

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