I've been playing around with and following a number of profiles on exposure.co for some time now. Primarily built for photo essays I've began to post some examples of projects I've worked on in work and outside of work on there as well as some of the stuff i get up to in my down time. Check it out eoinos.exposure.co
I'm not going to get in to reviewing the album or the NCH gig, which was incredible, but one of the big tracks songs from the album is Freedom, or Saoirse in Irish; a song based on the famous poem Saoirse by Seán O Riordáin. It, like all songs on the album, is in Irish and while I knew knew of the poem i had to back and read it again. So for you who are in a similar boat here's the poem in full in Irish with translation (translated by Greg Delanty, Poetry Ireland Review, Issue 84 via cstone.net) in English below.
Raghaidh mé síos i measc na ndaoine
De shiúl mo chos
Is raghaidh mé. síos anocht
Ó fanfad libh de ló is d’oiche,
Is beidh mé íseal,
Is beidh mé dílis,
Mar do chuala iad ag fás im intinn,
Ag fás gan chuimse,
Is do thugas gean mo chroí go fíochmhar
Don rud tá srianta,
Don gach macrud:
Don smacht, don reacht, don teampall daoineach,
Don bhfocal bocht coitianta
Don am fé leith:
Don ab, don chlog, don seirbhiseach
Don chomparáid fhaitíosach,
Don luch, don tomhas, don dreancaid bhideach,
Don chaibidil, don líne
Don mhórgacht imeachta is tíochta,
Don chearrbhachas istoíche,
Don bhfeirmeoir ag tomhas na gaoithe
Sa bhfómhar is é ag cuirnhneamh
Ar pháirc eornan:
Don chomhthuiscint, don chomh-sheanchuimhne,
Do chomhiompar comhdhaoine,
Is bheirim fuath anois is choíche
Do imeachtaí na saoirse,
Is atuirseach an intinn
A thit in iomar doimhin na saoirse,
Ní mhaireann cnoc dar chruthaigh Dia ann,
Ach cnoic theibi, sainchnoic shamhlaíochta.
Is bíonn gach cnoc díobh lán de mhianta
Ag dreapadóireacht gan chomhlíonadh,
Nil teora leis an saoirse
Ná le cnoca na samhlaíochta,
Ná níl teora leis na mianta,
I'll go out and mingle with people.
I'll head down on my own two feet.
I'll walk down tonight.
I'll go down looking for Confinedom,
counteract the rabid freedom
I'll fetter the pack of snarling thoughts
in my aloneness.
I'll look for a regular chapel
chock-a-block with people
at a set time.
I'll seek the company of folk
who never practise freedom,
and listen to pennythoughts
like something coined.
I'll bear affection for people
without anything original
in their stockthoughts.
I'll stay with them day and night.
I'll be humble
and loyal to their snuffed minds
since I heard them
rising in my mind
I'll give all my furious affection
to everything that binds them
to every stockthing:
to control, to contracts, to the communal temple,
to the poor common word,
to the concise time,
to the cowl, to the cockerel, to the cook,
to the weak comparison,
to the coward,
to the cosy mouse, to the cost, to the covert flea,
to the code, to the codex,
to the codicil,
to the cocky coming and going,
to the costly night gambling,
to the conferred blessing,
to the concerned farmer testing
the wind, contemplating
a field of corn,
to co-understanding, to co-memory,
to the co-behaviour of co-people,
to the co-stockthing.
And I condemn now and forever
the goings-on of freedom,
The mind is finished
that falls into the abyss of freedom.
There's no hills made by god there,
only abstract hills — specifically of the imagination.
Every hill crawls with desires
that climb without ever reaching fulfilment.
There's no limit to freedom
on Mount Fancy,
nor is there limit to desire,
nor any relief
to be found.
Makes you want to jump on a Honda Rebel and take off. Was half way through before i thought this could be an ad and by the end i realised it was an extended ad or branded piece of content for Edwin. Still worth watching.
This Aria Desk from Herman Miller has gone on my want list.
Hello world Google Maps Streetview style.
Great example of UGC captured via SM being integrated with live event. The Killers - American Express UNSTAGED http://amex.co/S32qXb
So, first you need an Instagram account of course, that's a given.
Second, sign up for a Dropbox account and download the Dropbox application that allows you to have a virtual Dropbox folder on your local machine.
Once everything is all synced up and working with your Dropbox account you should see a Dropbox folder under your User profile folder or in your Favorites in your explored sidebar.
And yes, all my drives are named after pubs.
After you have your Dropbox sorted head on over to IFTTT. You will need to add Instagram and Dropbox as Channels but that's pretty easy to do so on to the next step.
Once you've authorized IFTTT to access your Instagram and Dropbox accounts go to this nice little recipe, recipe 25679, and activate. Recipe 25679 will automatically save any photos you take with Instagram to your a folder in your Dropbox (Dropbox/ifttt/instagram).
So that's the easy bit done. You can now access all your lovely instagrams from your desktop just like any other images folder on your desktop.
Now, for WIn7 to use this folder as a library for Desktop Background images is again pretty easy.
Right click on your desktop and go to Personalize. In there click on Desktop Background which should be down in the bottom left of the window. That should open up the Desktop Background window which allows you to select what folder to use for background images and how often you want the background updated etc.
Click on Browse and select the Dropbox folder (already available on your machine under User or Favorites). IFTTT will have added an IFTTT folder in your Dropbox root and in there will be the Instagram folder. Make sure and Select All for newly added images to get dropped in to rotation. I have Picture Position set to 'Fill' with the picture on shuffle and set to change every day. Save changes and you're done...Insta-desktop-background!
Just try not right clicking on your desktop and selecting 'Next Desktop Background', over and over again, once you have this setup!
Some examples of my Insta-desktop-background's. Have a 2 screen setup hence the repeat and black bar on the right.
Left my phone down, forgot it was filming, and this is what it captured. While the after party and general atmosphere in the Lighthouse Cinema was pretty good, for the SUAPTH screening, we had a less than ideal experience.
Not only was the entire movie in screen 2 B&W (while all other screens enjoyed the joys of a full colour experience) the sound was so out of sync that people, including us, got up and left!
Sound out of fucking sync for #suapth @lighthoused7 screen 2…. Not acceptable… ppl walking out…