Realities of LLU Talk / UKNOF7

So yesterday I gave the first airing of a talk I have wanted to give for a while called The Realities of LLU in Ireland at UKNOF7. The Title is a bit silly but such is life.
I am planning to give this talk or a version of it at BarCamp Dublin in a few weeks but I have some doubts over how suitable it is for the event.

The talk covers a number of areas including brief history of irish telecoms that impacts on LLU, How an operator goes about unbundling an exchange, how do we unbundle customers to deliver services and finally what are the coming changes that will impact on LLU. The slides form a lose structure in which I talked about the nature of the ISP market in Ireland and anything else that seemed related.

John having recently joined the UKNOF Programme Committee ment that Colm from Joost and Donal from HEAnet were also giving talks which were really informative and in the case of Donal’s talk on NOC tools it gave me some interesting ideas for tools to use within Magnet.

POTD: Jill looking at me

In the original you can see me reflected in her eyes.

INEX Multicast Talk

Yesterday I gave a talk on Multicast to the INEX members meeting. I was scheduled after Malcolm Hutty from LINX but I think I did ok.
My slides are here.
Malcolm was very impressive and congrats to the INEX team for putting together such a good day.

Photo of the Day

Going to America

Flights are now booked for the LadyFriend and I great North American adventure of 2007. Going to Boston on the 29th of June and returning from Seattle on the 30th of July. In between there will be much adventure. One of the highlights will be travelling from Toronto to Vancouver via train.

It turned out to be cheaper to book two one way trips than a single multiway trip. Very odd.

Weekend in Cork

Back from Warpcon in UCC with the LadyFriend where I came across the scene above. Garnish house rocked once more. Good times were had and I had a lot of fun with the camera. I uploaded 95 new photos to usual place. You should check them out. Those without access should drop me an email and access can be arranged.

People should also be warned that I have started a new project to get good portrait shots of people I know and above is a good example but I have no idea who the young lady is.

Christmas Photos


Mince Pies…. Mmmmhhhhh…. I am quite fond of them. Hope everyone is having a good Christmas

Trains, Planes and Automobiles …

For good measure a boat as well. Got home this afternoon after being caught up in the fun in heathrow last night. Full story to follow.

The Venice Project

Got my beta account today and despite Colm’s claims of how it isn’t ready etc I am very very impressed by what has been achieved in so short a time.

This may pose a significant challenge to my plans for the Colin Appreciation Channel.

Voice over to my life

Siting in Leiden watching Jurassic Park with Colmmacc and expressing the opinion that along with Richard Attenbourgh, James Earl Jones would be the other person that should doing the voice over to my life. Imagine my joy to discover Mr Jones was presenting one of the special features on the DVD.

Things are all good.