Author Archives: davidsprott

About davidsprott

Artist, writer, veteran IT professional

Personal Responsibility in the Next Phase of the Covid19 Pandemic

There has rightly been huge emphasis placed upon individual Irish citizens responsibility in overcoming the Covid19 threat. The consistent message has been, reduce the number of infections by total compliance with the social distancing, cocooning, hand washing, etc. And following … Continue reading

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We Are Living a Sci-Fi or Horror Movie!

Today, Friday was beautiful, and we walked a favourite path along the cliffs and then down to the beach east of Crosshaven overlooking the heads of Cork Harbour. A nearly clear sky, about 7 degrees with a stiff breeze off … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS IS A DRILL!

In 2015 Bill Gates gave a TED talk. He predicted the current pandemic. He said, “. . . If anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather … Continue reading

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2020 – The Year the Climate Crisis Heats Up

M and I attended a brilliant session with (ex Irish President) Mary Robinson a couple of weeks ago; and we were very inspired by her advice to start climate action at home. She urged us all to work bottom up … Continue reading

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Solving the Climate Crisis One Problem at a Time! Let’s Understand What we Need to do to Get People Onto the Buses!

There’s no silver bullet that will fix the climate crisis. There’s a myriad of small actions that together will make a difference. One of these is getting us all out of our cars and onto the buses. Even using diesel … Continue reading

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Brexit Warfare on LBC provides real insight into what’s happening.

James O’Brien keeps banging on about how leave voters must see that the promises made will not be kept. But he’s not smelling the coffee! Leave voters want change, and any change. In fact they see chaos as being highly desirable, even though it may hurt them personally. Now in Johnson they have a Prime Minister who is promising change will occur. And Johnson is himself chaotic. He can’t be trusted, but that’s clearly irrelevant. He can be trusted to make change even if it doesn’t work out. The ordinary workers now see that some sort of change will happen. And THAT’s what they voted for. Continue reading

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I Don’t Feel Retired

For years I would say, “I’ll never retire!” I loved my work – the mix of research and consulting and the huge buzz I would get working with IT architects all over the world. But in 2016/7 it became clear … Continue reading

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