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Eating Your Own Dog Food

My first “real” job was in food and beverage. I worked in fairly expensive restaurants at a major European tourism destination for a number of years. One of the things that I learnt while there was that if you wanted to effectively sell food or wine you had to actually like it yourself. Sure, some […]

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Taking on Another Role

While I’m sure a more traditional way to celebrate the New Year would be by committing to doing more exercise or similar, in my case it’s a time for a small announcement. As of January 1st 2017 I am “Chair Elect” of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. What does that mean? I’ll be the Chair from […]

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Making Hosting Sexy In Portland

Earlier this week I was in Portland, Oregon for the cPanel conference. On Wednesday morning I gave the keynote. I’m not sure if cPanel or anyone else recorded it, so in the interim here are my slides: Make Hosting Sexy from Blacknight My talk wasn’t about sex, obviously, but picked up on some of the […]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

I’ll keep this short and to the point .. We are currently hiring for a number of positions and we plan on advertising several more over the next couple of weeks. If you’d like to see all our current vacancies go here. So why would you want to work for us? Last year I asked […]

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What Kind Of Government Do We Need?

An opinion piece in this weekend’s Sunday Business Post called for more Irish businesses to make their voices heard when it comes to Irish politics and government. It’s an interesting “call to arms” and prior to reading it I had been mulling over the results of this general election and how it could potentially impact […]

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Holding An “All Hands” Company Meeting

One of the things that we needed to address for a long time, as I’ve mentioned previously, was our internal communications. The more we’ve worked on this over the last couple of months the more I’ve come to realise how important it really is. If people internally don’t know what’s going on and what should […]

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Exposing New TLDs Via Usage

This site lives at a .hosting domain name. Not because I didn’t have any suitable .com domain names to use, but because I chose to use an appropriate domain. And by domain I mean the whole thing ie. both sides of the dot. So it made sense, as I pointed out, to opt for a […]

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Killing Products Is Good

Hosting providers like us offer a lot of different products and services. Some are popular, some aren’t. Some fill an obvious gap, while others target the “long tail”. The “long tail” is fascinating, but I digress. At the moment we are conducting an in-depth review of how we do things. Why? Because it’s long overdue. […]

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