1. I’m at An Spidéal! Glorious evening in Spiddal. http://4sq.com/gf02U1

    I’m at An Spidéal! Glorious evening in Spiddal. http://4sq.com/gf02U1

  2. I’m at Mannin Beach!  http://4sq.com/b8qBz3

    I’m at Mannin Beach! http://4sq.com/b8qBz3

  3. I’m at Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland! Lovely exhibition. Brings back all sorts of memories. http://4sq.com/NKtCNj

    I’m at Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland! Lovely exhibition. Brings back all sorts of memories. http://4sq.com/NKtCNj

  4. But I look across the board at IEEE, IETF, SDN organizations and the like and feel that these organizations need a radical restructuring effort. They need to be shaken up, turned on their heads and revamped in order to have monumental impact on the Internet once again. For one, we all need to agree that everyone gains from the Internet being unencumbered and that interoperability only helps the Internet serve all our needs better. More critically, I believe it is time to revisit the tradeoffs between consensus and leadership; they absolutely should not be considered to be one and the same. This will be tricky and will require careful balancing of undesirable control and faster decisions. Most likely, a change like this will require a complete overhaul of the leadership selection process and structure. But, without this rather drastic shake up, I’m afraid we are widening the gap between standards and reality.

    — Why I quit writing internet standards — Tech News and Analysis

  5. I’m at O’Dowds Seafood Bar & Restaurant! Perfect reward for climbing Diamond Hill http://4sq.com/fkNdjS

    I’m at O’Dowds Seafood Bar & Restaurant! Perfect reward for climbing Diamond Hill http://4sq.com/fkNdjS

  6. I’m at The Birdcage! Lunch at last -  much to the relief if my feet. Nice folk, nice music. http://4sq.com/PAJCAp

    I’m at The Birdcage! Lunch at last - much to the relief if my feet. Nice folk, nice music. http://4sq.com/PAJCAp

  7. I’m at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery!  http://4sq.com/aKSTAN

    I’m at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery! http://4sq.com/aKSTAN

  8. I’m at Christmas Steps! “This Streete was Steppered Done & Finished September 1669.” Love the word steppered. http://4sq.com/cv2KC4

    I’m at Christmas Steps! “This Streete was Steppered Done & Finished September 1669.” Love the word steppered. http://4sq.com/cv2KC4

  9. I’m at Bristol International Airport (BRS)!  http://4sq.com/7KpECp

    I’m at Bristol International Airport (BRS)! http://4sq.com/7KpECp

  10. The CPJ has documented 1,053 motivated killings since 1992, 164 of which have taken place in Iraq. Conflict affects many of the countries that appear in the list above, so it’s not surprising that 36 percent of the journalists killed since 1992 were covering a war. Last year alone, 28 journalists were killed in Syria, where a civil war has raged since 2011. Syria surpassed Iraq as the most dangerous country to work as a journalist in 2013. (via A Look at Journalists Killed, by Country | FiveThirtyEight)

    The CPJ has documented 1,053 motivated killings since 1992, 164 of which have taken place in Iraq. Conflict affects many of the countries that appear in the list above, so it’s not surprising that 36 percent of the journalists killed since 1992 were covering a war. Last year alone, 28 journalists were killed in Syria, where a civil war has raged since 2011. Syria surpassed Iraq as the most dangerous country to work as a journalist in 2013. (via A Look at Journalists Killed, by Country | FiveThirtyEight)

  11. INTERVIEWER You talk about exploring and experimenting under prevailing conditions. If the studios are in control, will they let that happen? SOUTHERN They’re relenting all the time, because they’re losing ground. Television is the thing, you see—its existence puts movies in a position of having to do something different. In five years television screens will be half the size of a movie screen, they’ll occupy a whole wall. And people will just sit there. They’re not going to leave the house except to see something groovy, something that they can’t see at home. The great future, not for creative writers, but for professional writers, is in television, because pay television is going to come in, and that will take the place of the art movies that exist now, and ordinary television will take the place of what now exists in movies. In twenty years, the movies that compete with TV and pay TV will have to be pretty far out. Otherwise people will simply hang with the tube.

    — Paris Review - The Art of Screenwriting No. 3, Terry Southern

  12. We are at the beginning of a remarkable time, when a remarkable number of products will be developed. When you think about technology and what it has enabled us to do so far, and what it will enable us to do in future, we’re not even close to any kind of limit. It’s still so, so new.” (via Apple Designer Jonathan Ive Talks About Steve Jobs and New Products - TIME)

    We are at the beginning of a remarkable time, when a remarkable number of products will be developed. When you think about technology and what it has enabled us to do so far, and what it will enable us to do in future, we’re not even close to any kind of limit. It’s still so, so new.” (via Apple Designer Jonathan Ive Talks About Steve Jobs and New Products - TIME)

  13. One key to Ukraine’s future, I believe, is some form of debt forgiveness. The lenders demanding their money back knew the crooks they were dealing were crooks, so when crooks do what crooks do….no one should bail their willing business partners out. Anyone heard this idea in either the mainstream or progressive media. It ain’t in Parry either. Nobody elected the anti-Semitic temps in the interim government that Parry and Steve Weissman are so worried about, and it is possible, even likely, few will vote for them in the May elections to reconstitute the government. The story in Ukraine is not whether change there is good for the Jews or the neocons, but for the Ukrainians. These guys haven’t even talked to one between ‘em.

    — DAVE MARASH SEZ: UKRAINE, COVERAGE AND NON-COVERAGE ARE MAKING ME NUTS