I’m in Dublin

Hotel room

It’s true! I’m in Dublin. And just to prove it, here is a photograph of my (an) hotel room in said Irish capital. Look (above) it’s a real, Irish bedroom. In a real Irish hotel. In real Ireland. Really.

And this (below) is the view from my real Irish hotel room in real Ireland:

View from my hotel room -- of a sandy field.

It appears to be a building site themed on a gymkhana. There was also a crane nearby which I could have taken a photograph of, but if it’s alright with you I’m going to keep that to myself as a private memory. I don’t want to give everything away on my blog, you know!

It’s been a good day. Up early (05:45), at the airport by 06:45, flight left on time (ish) and no sooner had we got to cruising height than we were making our descent into Dublin International Airport.

Taxi or bus? Those are the kind of important decisions you have to make when you’re an international business traveller. We decided on taxi, but the queue was massive so we crossed the road to the Aircoach. Only to return to the taxi queue a few minutes later when the packed bus drove off without us. I guess I am new to this international business traveller business after all!

The rest of the day has been taken up with the TERMINALFOUR Open Day, which has been excellent. An excellent opportunity to meet other Higher Education users of T4, an excellent opportunity to find out what is intended for the next few versions and to put in our own tuppenceworth (twoeurosworth maybe?), and an excellent opportunity to blog from Dublin. Which is where I am just now. Did I mention that?

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

5 thoughts on “I’m in Dublin”

  1. Gosh the Euro really must be very week to the pound at the moment if tuppence (i.e. two pence) currently equates to 2 Euros… I must travel to Irleand again soon and buy lots of things

  2. Notice you use Lotus WordPro Gareth. Have you found a way to remove that fixed Lotus graphic on the title bar so it then matches the rest of the XP theme? Don’t know why but it’s one of those “niggles” that has really bugged me. Otherwise the wordpro is excellent! 🙂

  3. Hehe .. don’t worry Nigel. To answer your question, I haven’t.

    My major niggle with Lotus WordPro is the way that XP’s privileges confuses it. By which I mean, I can’t save any WordPro files in … My Documents. In fact, I can only save WordPro documents in sub-folders within My Documents, but only if I’ve not customized them (meaning they have to have the default yellow folder icon). I can save Lotus 123 files in My Documents, I can save all other Lotus SmartSuite files in My Documents just not WordPro.

    I keep upgrading every now and then to a newer version (from 9.0 up to 9.7) and this is a common “feature” of WordPro that Lotus STILL haven’t fixed. I’ve now moved alot of my word processing to Microsoft Word 2003, which in my opinion is (sadly) far better than WordPro and is the first version of Word that I think matches and betters WordPro in terms of ease of use and features. And Word 2007, which I’ve previewed, is even better.

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