Blog of Random Thoughts and Pictures

Carrick AC winter League #4

October 31st, 2012

Started off strong and felt happy at the half way stage. Faded a little on the next bit the course and could have finished stronger. On the watch 20:11 which was off my best time by some 22 secs. Wow I didn’t think I was that much off, time to aim higher for next week.

According to the points system I was given 57 points, which I must be honest I don’t total understand yet, but the overall goal is to have the lowest score possible at the end of 10 runs (well best out of 8). Given that I missed the last two runs I have no clue how I’m fairing though.

Welcome to a post phone era

October 22nd, 2012

webRTC may truly bring a post phone era to bear. Via Acme packet

Clonmel Carers Association 10km

October 21st, 2012

This is a tough one the Carers Association 10k Run Clonmel 2012, there’s a hill in the middle of this course that just seems to go on forever. I knew it this year though, and I think I broke it in the end.

The start line of the 2012 Clonmel Cares Association 10km

The start line of the 2012 Clonmel Cares Association 10km

On my watch I finished at 45:46 and off the official timing sheet [xls] it was 45:50 on the clock but 45:46 off the tag. I placed 43rd out of 378 runners/joggers/walkers.

Overall I’m really happy with the run, and it was 1:39 quicker than last year.

NorthBound API is not Standardised

October 20th, 2012

Via an interesting take on why the SDN Controller northbound API is the crucial missing piece.

Carrick AC Winter league #2

October 16th, 2012

Missed this week as I was in Brussels.

On the site I haven’t been assigned any points but I think an additional 50 pts will be added which places me way down the table.

Carrick AC Winter league #1

October 9th, 2012

On the watch 19:49.

On the official timer had me at 19:49 also. I was in 11th place and thus 11 points at round 1.

Danesford 10km

October 7th, 2012

An undulating course greeted me for the Danesdord 10km run. I was happy at the half way stage but by km 6 & 7 I faded away and even with a sprint in the final km only managed 43:45 (watch) with an official time of 43:46. Ok not my best time of the year, but then again not too far off my best of 43:30 from back in May. I placed 23rd out of 189 runners, walkers and strollers.

On a better note it was great to see Deirdre Uí Dhubhda there for her run which she completed with Meadbh (her dog) in tow.

Deirdre Uí Dhubhda

Deirdre Uí Dhubhda running with Meabdh

I must say that was no mean feat !


October 6th, 2012

I’ve been reading about Inner-Sourcing: Adopting Open Source Development Processes in Corporate IT. I’m trying to achieve something similar, however while dev tools are mentioned and git in particular the one thing this article doesn’t highlight is the need for an internal forge and I must admit I’ve had some great experience with GitLab

Real Time Cloud

October 1st, 2012

What real time cloud means to Telcos and enterprises.