I’m currently renovating a house in Dublin. The project has been ongoing for about a year now and one of the hardest parts of it was finding building contractors and suppliers that offered the services I needed, good value for money and were easy to work with and trustworthy. Anybody building a house will understand this and those that set out on similar projects will soon find it out! I’m writing this post to help those working on similar projects in Dublin or anywhere else in Ireland. I wanted to give people embarking on similar projects the benefit of a lot of research I’ve done into builders and other suppliers. The following are the contractors that I’ve come to work with and that I’ve been happy with.
It snowed quite a bit here in Ireland over the last two weeks – not much compared to the levels of snow in the UK and the rest of Europe, but a lot compared to recent years in Ireland. We took the opportunity to have some fun – involving sliding (slowly at first, then faster) [...]
A recent banner advertisement on Wired.com promoting the Apple iPod Touch.
Video demonstration on how to delay the password lock when the Mac OSX screensaver kicks in.
I had the great pleasure of seeing Massive Attack live in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre last night – October 6th 2009. Below is a video of the song ‘Angel’ that I shot on my Flip camera. It was a superb gig – top quality performance, amazing set and light show. Being in the pit and only [...]
Well as you can see, ragorder.com has been redesigned and relaunched. I’ve moved the blog infrastructure to the fantabulous WordPress after a lot of nagging by some fanboi’s I know. I’ve also simplified the design and layout. This is the first step in what will prove to be a more active ragorder.com. I intend to [...]
lifetime ago Originally uploaded by Mark Stanley Here’s a picture of the kids I took last year. I was trawling through photos yesterday looking for something to get my Lightroom teeth around since I haven’t taken anything lately. Came across this one which struck me for two reasons: 1) the relative serenity of two otherwise [...]
Normally you would find my photography on flickr, or thanks to the magic web-monkeys I have beavering away 24/7, under the photography section of my website. However today I launched my first online photography exhibition on NewChemicalHistory.com – the dedicated exhibition space for photographers and artists. Check out my exhibition, but also spend some time [...]
Robin Originally uploaded by Mark Stanley I chased this little fella around for about 15mins with the cumbersome Canon 70-200mm f/2.8. Finally got this shot which I’m pretty happy with. Taken in Belvedere House & Gardens in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Ireland using the aforementioned lens on a Canon 400d (Digital Rebel Xti). Basic contrast and [...]
Wishing all family, friends, colleagues and all humankind a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2009 Tweet