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Easy Startup Dashboards

Beaglebone Black

At PageFair we’ve repurposed all our spare monitors as cheap real-time business dashboards. Here’s how you can do the same (especially if you’re in Dublin).

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Awkward Bedfellows: Xero and AIB

In PageFair I’m striving to automate as much admin as possible. This means figuring out for once and for all how best to handle startup accountancy in Ireland, stretching all the way from receipts and invoicing all the way up

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Make an Impact: Start a Startup

I gave the keynote speech at the Python Ireland Conference on October 14th 2012. I proposed that Dublin is one of the world’s best emerging startup hubs, uniquely situated as the gateway between Europe and America. As programmers, we enjoy

Posted in Enterprise, Ireland, Life, Python, Tech

Taking Software Seriously

The files are IN the computer??

I often find myself struggling to communicate to non-geeks just how complicated software engineering is, probably because there’s no familiar lines of work that are any way comparable. There’s a danger that I often end up looking like I have

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Logging Unhandled Exceptions in Actionscript

When an error occurs in your flash application, and is not handled, the Flash runtime will cross its fingers, ignore it, and try to struggle on. Unfortunately, an unhandled error will probably leave your client in an unstable state, and

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