Michelle gave the family a trip to Barcelona for xmass this year. Today we’re on a plane ready to collect her gift. We’ve learned a bit from previous holidays. We booked a flight later in the day vs our normal early morning bookings requiring us to be out the door […]

Barcelona Xmass Gift Trip – First Half

Short version – Wrote 2 Powershell commands for finding LUAS times; They can be found on GITHUB. They use 2 web sources., One scrapes https://www.luas.ie/index.php and the other makes REST calls to https://data.dublinked.ie. More words version with pictures When we first moved Dublin and started relying on the LUAS for transportation we […]


Thursday Jan 4, 2018, we’re on a bus headed to Cork. As has been typical with our Ireland trips we left the house in darkness and rain. This morning we walked to the Gallops LUAS stop near our house and road the LUAS to O’Connell street station in Dublin city […]

Cork weekend

December has been a slow adventure month for the Millfam. We’d planned a weekend in London for Maddex’s birthday; sadly we didn’t make it. One after another everyone in the house ended up sick with the flu. The flu sucked up about a week and a half of the month. […]

Scooters are Rad

Microsoft Ireland is lacking the unlimited cans of soda Microsoft US offers employees. While I miss my blue soda, and coke zero, not having unlimited soda at hand has led me to some healthier drinking; more water. Instead of soda in cans we have a small fountain drink thing with […]

Fancy water at work

I spent the last few days fighting with duplicate object errors for an Off365 Dirsync project. The project was to setup dirsync, and single sign-on with ADFS / STS for a customer. The trouble shooting documentation from Microsoft, while informative, did not seem to jive and make sense enough to help […]

Duplicate UserPrincipalName conflict

First week of November is a school holiday for the kids giving us a week off from school to do something. Bummer, I filled out some tax paper work incorrectly and the pay checks have been encumbered with emergency Irish taxes to the tune of a bit over 60%. Small […]

Belfast holiday

Three weeks ago, yes it took me that long to find enough round tuits to finish this post, Millfams first trip off the Irish maintain was last weekend. Our first destination was Berlin Germany to see the sights and visit Wes and his wife Cari. The kids were surprisingly chipper […]

Berlin Trip

We went for a ride to the eastern end of the red line LUAS yesterday; to the Point. We’d planed on going for an hour walk then taking the LUAS back home. We ended up walking most of the day and clocked about 12km before we made it back home. […]

The Point to home – walk