Uaine? Cad é uaine?

Of all the Irish words I expected to learn when reading "An Hobad", I never expected one of those to be "green". I expected to have to refresh some words and have gaps for topics that were never covered at school i.e. modern tech, conversations, using the language as an actual language! But green, surely that was glas right? Like I learned in primary school. Apparently not.

There are two words for green in Irish - glas and uaine. It seems that glas is more for natural green e.g. green grass and uaine for normal green. And there are other colours that have this also e.g. dearg and rua for red.

If you'd asked me what were the colours of the Irish flag in Irish, I'd have said glas, bán and oráiste. I don't even meet the Meatloaf standard here - only one out three right! Orange is actual flannbhuí! From article 7 - "An bhratach trí dhath .i. uaine, bán, agus flannbhuí, an suaitheantas náisiúnta."

posted on July 21, 2019gaeilge


Upgraded on day one just for this feature - a 1080p machine with great framerates. 4k can wait until the next gen.

posted on July 20, 2019microposts


It's about time we started building up in the city centre. Get the density so that we can put in proper bus and cycle infrastructure. Leave the traffic choked sprawl to other cities.

posted on July 19, 2019microposts


Thosaigh mé ag rothaíocht chuig m'oifig le deanaí. Ach, mar bharr ar an ádh, an chead lá a rothaigh mé, fuair mé polltán. Thug mé é don fhear sa siopa rothar chun é a shocrú. Ní tús iontach é!

posted on July 16, 2019microposts


Thosaigh mo mhac ag imirt Fortnite le deanaí ach tá dualgais orm bheith ag imirt dó. Mar tá go leor rudaí le fail amach dó. Tá céad leibhéal ag gach séasúr. Amhail is dara post atá agam!

posted on July 15, 2019microposts


Excellent Series of Articles on Modern C++

Here is a great series of articles on modern C++:

  1. Relation between C and C++, Strings
  2. Namespaces, Classes, RAII, Smart pointers, Threads, Locking, Error Handling
  3. Inheritance & polymorphism, Templates
  4. Lambdas, Containers and algorithms, Boost containers
  5. Memory management, RVO, Smart Pointers
  6. Static assert, Constexpr, Time, Enums, Initializer Lists, Regexp, Optionals

posted on April 5, 2019development


Automated building with CircleCI

I've started using CircleCI to automatically build repos - specifically my various static websites. It's working really well. CircleCI will detect a change to the Github repo, automatically trigger a build and then push the result to the gh-pages branch.

One tip I found useful is to use a machine account to push to the gh-pages branch - this means that we don't need to use our actual github SSH key. You will need machine accounts in [both[(https://github.com/DevProgress/onboarding/wiki/Using-Circle-CI-with-Github-Pages-for-Continuous-Delivery) Github and CircleCI. For each repository that you want to build you need to add the machine account as a collaborator on the Github repository.

CircleCI will also trigger a build on the push to the gh-pages branch which is not what you want. To stop this we need to add [ci skip] to our commit message. In Middleman we can do this by adding deploy.commit_message = "Automated commit at #{time} by #{signature} [ci skip]" to our config.ru.

posted on October 2, 2018development


Tldr looks great as a simplified version of man. Example based rather than pages of options.

posted on August 21, 2018microposts


Misc HTML Links

Some links gathered while adding content to my chess site

posted on October 24, 2017development


My son is starting to learn Irish at school and I'm keeping track of the phrases he learns each week here.

posted on October 24, 2017microposts


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