Author Archives: davidsprott

About davidsprott

Artist, writer, veteran IT professional

So How Will Climate Change Impact Me?

As discussed in my last post, after the recent fires and floods we should need no reminding of the path we are on to climate disaster. But the question we all want to answer is, what will the impact be … Continue reading

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Climate Change Becomes Real for Many

The question we have to ask ourselves is, have the terrible events of this month done sufficient to cause the world to stop, look and listen and then act differently. I would have to say, probably not Continue reading

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Societal Breakdown – A Very Disturbing Trend

We should take note of a disturbing trend in society that is accelerating. We all know that America is sharply divided between red and blue or Republican and Democrat if you prefer. Friends from the USA mentioned the other day … Continue reading

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Saving Eden: Natural Ecosystems v Unrestrained Capitalism

This story is an object lesson in how not to manage sustainability. Of course, we know that back in the 1950s concern for the environment or indeed individuals’ rights was not on anyone’s agenda. But today things should be different. Continue reading

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A Walk on the Wild Side

Last week Marie and I travelled out of county for the first time since 2019! Yes, travel restrictions are lifting and we booked an AirBNB in Birr, Co. Offaly. You might well ask why Offaly? Surely that’s pretty boring compared … Continue reading

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The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind

Without any legal enforcement measures the hugely influential agriculture lobby will cause the Irish Climate Change efforts to fail. Continue reading

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May The Circle Remain Unbroken

May is usually the start of summer with rising temperatures and softer rain. Here in Ireland, and across Northern Europe this month of May has been terrible weather. There has been a lot of rain much of it incredibly intense. … Continue reading

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Cyber-Attackers Focus on Organizations That Have Failed to Invest in Modern Security Systems. Is this YOU?

So the HSE is widely known as a lagger in its use of IT. This is a huge red flag waving for all cyber attackers to see. This morning’s news was clearly inevitable. Continue reading

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Cyber Attack – The No 1 Emerging Threat?

What’s happening is that the entire world is critically dependent upon computer systems. This creates a compelling opportunity for any number of bad actors who have various motivations including making money, destabilizing nation states, economies or organizations. Continue reading

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National Concert Hall Crashes and Byrnes

Thursday 29th April 2021 10:19 NCH: NCH SPRING SUMMER VARIATIONS: CELINE BYRNEHi David , just a reminder that you’ll get access to the stream at least 30 minutes before the event starts – both on your ticket in-app and via … Continue reading

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