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11 December 2013

Facebook... At Last

After a lot of soul searching and humming and hawing I worked out the security systems on Facebook and am comfortable there at last.

It may be a question of age, but it seems that younger people enjoy the Facebook experience more than I do and get more out of it. It seems to have improved in the last year and there are some good groups where one can share information and photos.
I have joined the Flickr group there and a very useful one on learning Modern Greek. It remains to be seen if I will persist over time. The ability to communicate with friends in real time, rather than wait for answers to emails, thanks to Chat is particularly pleasant. I dislike Skype and find it inefficient, although it's nice to catch up with news in person. It's taken an age to extend comfort zones to include social media, but things are improving.

It looks as if Facebook has replaced chat rooms in my case and I cannot imagine going back to places like Boards.ie. They had a major place in teaching how to compute, but now seem a bit old fashioned, replaced by Twitter in particular.

It will be interesting to see where I'll be at a year from now.

In the meantime, here's wishing all visitors here a very Happy Christmas.

Christmas Lights in Dublin, Ireland SOOC

13 November 2013

The Re-Learning Curve


Hurrah. I've worked out how to make live links again.
Months away from blogging have left me with less skills than before and a steep re-learning curve is about to be addressed.

There are now so many sites available for would-be bloggers. How to build and engage an audience is a constant concern.

At the moment I have little to say. So this site
Tips for Blogging
might prove useful.

6 November 2013

Water Land

Last evening we braved the chill November air and hied off to a very interesting exhibition called "Water Land" at the Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre

Many craft workers from the Design Tower congratulated one another on some very fine pieces that are for sale.

The venue is near Boland's Mill, at the end of Pearse Street and known to all Dubliners.

Live linking no longer works here, so just copy and paste the following for details:

http://www.waterwaysirelandvisitorcentre.org/events.aspx

The exhibition opens to the public on Thursday, 7th November and runs until the 30th.

Well worth a visit, if only to see the magical building suspended over the water.
There's a coffee shop next door for anybody who has walked to the venue.

Some time later...
I have just found a very good link to details of this exhibition by the organisers:

 http://thedesigntower.blogspot.ie/2013/10/water-land-exhibition.html