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11 July 2012
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Northern Irish Identity

Some of you may be familiar with the date. 11th July. Every year. That’s tonight, by the way.

A night where people go crazier than usual, where bonfires spring up and police are on patrol. And on this ‘special’ night, I wanted to share a post from my friend, Chris Geddis, on national identity in ‘Our Wee Country’…

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19 June 2012
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Conferences and Open Bars

Every so often, when doing a PhD, you get to go to conferences and the like. Sometimes, there conferences are across the world, and you get a free holiday. Sometimes, they’re right in your backyard.

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13 June 2012
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Church of England on gay marriage – the consultation

I’ve had all day to digest the latest reports, documented in many other reputable news sites (and some disreputable ones). I just wanted to go through and break down the Church of England’s argument all the way down, because it is such huge bullshit. For those not in the know, the UK government put out for public consultation the issue of full gay civil marriage, and this is the ‘official’ Church of England response to the consultation.

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5 May 2012
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Troubleshooting: Ice Cream Sandwich Bootloop

Whilst there can be many reasons for a bootloop on an Android device, if your device exhibits the problem only when your SD card is plugged in, this may be your problem.

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25 April 2012
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Chronicles of a Thesis: Despair, frustration and hope

So I had this moment after an hour futilely analysing a sample looking for my stuff to happen, and seeing nothing. See, the equipment I use to analyse it is kinda dodgy, like most equipment in labs everywhere. It is new, but has glitches and problems, and I was coming against one of its problems.

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20 April 2012
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I now officially have too many video games

I did something that finally made me realise I think I have too many games 😛

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27 March 2012
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Jailed for a tweet; social media isn’t your internal monologue

A twitter user has been jailed for 56 days for making “racially offensive comments on Twitter” about footballer Fabrice Muamba. What about the guys who got jailed for creating a riot event on Facebook, even though the event never happened? Part of the problem is, that public mood dictates jail terms, and that is a dangerous position to be in. However, social media is NOT your diary or your internal monologue. That is what I’m trying to point out.

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8 March 2012
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KONY and the Invisible Children – Does the truth matter?

I’ve not heard much about Kony… apart from of course the COUNTLESS facebook, twitter, blog, news, counter-blog, etc etc reports about the issue. Honestly, I’m kinda a bit tired of hearing about it, but I’m also intrigued by the controversy about the organisation, Invisible Children, that has made some headlines. What’s the truth? Does it matter?

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6 March 2012
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Stupidest Cardinal in the world?

Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O’Brien. You. Are. Not. Worthy. Of. RESPECT. And I will give you NONE. Deciding to take himself to the Sunday Telegraph to bash at gay marriage, this idiot basically trolled the entire country. It’s people like this that get me angry at religion. You wonder why there are so many people without faith, when you are so out of touch and nausea-inducing? As my friend Adam said, it’s almost the perfect pro-gay strategy. I’m not sure we need to even say anything, as people like that just look like absolute fools to, I hope, the majority of logical-thinking people. Go back under your rock. Get out of my life, let me live equally and stop thrusting your religion, your sexuality, down my throat. Sound familiar?

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28 February 2012
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NoH8 Campaign – Models wanted!

I’d like to offer to anyone who’d like me to take a NOH8 picture for them and edit it, so that I can compile, for GLYNI, a set of our local faces to add to the NOH8 global movement.

Please, I’d like to get as many as possible, particularly from young people and GLYNI members – let’s show that we won’t tolerate hate anywhere, and especially not here!

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