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Anovadea
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Icon 1 posted March 13, 2008 08:50      Profile for Anovadea     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey folks,

26 y/o Dublin geek here.

I'm feeling brief so I'll just say that I'm a final year computer science student.

I heard about this place thanks to a travelling member of your ranks who stopped by for a weekend.

I'm a bit of unix-geek, and also just a lover of shiny things.

Take care,
Aoife

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Snaggy

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Icon 14 posted March 13, 2008 09:49      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Welcome Anovadea!

Great to have you here. [Smile]

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted March 13, 2008 10:25      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Welcome aboard, Anovadea. There's a box of donuts in the back, help yourself [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted March 13, 2008 10:26      Profile for DoctorWho     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Greetings Anovadea. [Smile]

/me pours you a cup of coffee to go with the donuts.

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______________________ Anovadea good to see a new name in our midst, I am one of the resident old farts, retired and drawing a pension.

Please post often and enter into the discussions with the devil very carefully. Some people will attempt to miss quote you for their own amusement.

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Welcome to the forums Anovadea!

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Anovadea
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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2008 07:15      Profile for Anovadea     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Some people will attempt to miss quote you

Cool! I love Miss Quote pageants. I just think they're the darnedest things! [Razz]

(You mean like that?)

Thanks for all the welcomes. [Smile]

Aoife

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Ashitaka

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say, how long is it to Liverpoole from Dublin? They must have a ferry or somehting.

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Anovadea
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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2008 09:42      Profile for Anovadea     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
say, how long is it to Liverpoole from Dublin? They must have a ferry or somehting.

Well, if you go by catamaran (the faster of the ferries) from Dublin to Holyhead, that's about an hour, and factor in about 40 minutes on each side of the water, we're up to 2:20, and then assuming there's a train in Holyhead ferry port, we're talking about another hour to Chester, and after that I'm not sure how far Liverpool is, probably about another half hour?

All tolled, if connections happen on time, and given ideal scheduling, we're talking about 4 to 5 hours.

(I'm a minor travel geek - I used to love making trips to London by ferry and train. They were little pilgrimages of mine. Unfortunately, my old mecca has burnt down though. [Frown] )

Anywho... why do you ask?

Aoife

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Ashitaka

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quote:
Originally posted by Anovadea:
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
say, how long is it to Liverpoole from Dublin? They must have a ferry or somehting.

Well, if you go by catamaran (the faster of the ferries) from Dublin to Holyhead, that's about an hour, and factor in about 40 minutes on each side of the water, we're up to 2:20, and then assuming there's a train in Holyhead ferry port, we're talking about another hour to Chester, and after that I'm not sure how far Liverpool is, probably about another half hour?

All tolled, if connections happen on time, and given ideal scheduling, we're talking about 4 to 5 hours.

(I'm a minor travel geek - I used to love making trips to London by ferry and train. They were little pilgrimages of mine. Unfortunately, my old mecca has burnt down though. [Frown] )

Anywho... why do you ask?

Aoife

My wife is being sent to liverpool on business for 2 months. I thought I might stop by and see her once or twice but I am told liverpool is not really a nice city. Then I saw that Dublin was a short swim away and thought my wife amd I could spend a saturday there but if it will be 8 hours round trip travelling I don't know.

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Anovadea
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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2008 10:37      Profile for Anovadea     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
To be honest, if you want to visit Dublin, the quickest (and, more often than not, cheaper) way is to go by plane. Checkin times aren't as long, especially if you have no baggage (both Ryanair and Aer Lingus do online checkin - unlike Ryanair, Aer Lingus' online facility allows you to check luggage) and the flight is really short (Dublin to London is something like 40 minutes, so Liverpool's hardly anything)
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Rhonwyyn

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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2008 13:48      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi. Welcome to GC!

How do you pronounce "Aoife"? (For those of us on the other side of the pond. I'm guessing it's of Gaelic descent?)

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Anovadea
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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
How do you pronounce "Aoife"? (For those of us on the other side of the pond. I'm guessing it's of Gaelic descent?)

It's pronounced "Ee-fah". While the Irish language is lovely, and I wish I spoke more of it, it is a bit heavy on the vowels for a fairly simple name.

So it's a bit like Eva but with a hard 'f' sound (assuming you pronounce it with an 'ee' sound).

Fun fact, that name is banned in New Zealand - it's on their "funny names we won't let parents call their babies" list. (I remember this YEARS ago - it's hard to find a relevant article now)

Ee-fah

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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2008 10:21      Profile for Beast Girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi Anovadea and wellcome [Smile]
A lover of shiny, you say? Most excellent [Big Grin] . I have a weak spot for zee shinies too *eyes her beloved gadgets*.

Anyways, here's some caffeine and have a nice time here [Smile] *brings out some freshly brewed coffee*

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