Ceallaigh's Blog

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In order to make the best use of this recipe, you will already need to know the following:

  1. How to burn an .iso copy of Ubuntu to a CD
  2. How to f-disk and partition your hard drive using a Window$ installation CD
  3. The difference between FAT32 and NTFS

Step One:

Download and burn a copy of the Ubuntu Live CD, and have both it and your Window$ installation CD handy.

Step Two:

Using your Window$ installation CD, f-disk your hard drive and prepare two partitions. The first partition should be formatted as FAT32 and be large enough to hold your Window$ operating system plus installed programs.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Written by Sean P.O. MacCath-Moran

We LOVE to can food at our house! It's a rare and wonderful treat to be able to pull items from our seasonal harvest off the shelf to find them tasting as fresh as the day they came off the vine. It fills us with pride and joy to give out Yule gifts of our berry and fruit jams or to serve guests sauce we put up over the summer using nothing but vegetables and spices grown in our own garden. Best of all, canning is easy to do and costs very little to get started!

All that being said, there is a dark side to canning. If you mess up, you can grow nasty, nasty things in your canning that have unpleasant effects. Botulism, for example, is a very powerful toxin - just one microgram is lethal to humans, blocking nerve function and leading to respiratory and musculoskeletal paralysis. So, on that cheery thought, let me stress that sanitation is key in successful canning as is good planning and preparation. It's also important not to deviate from a given recipe until you're sure you understand why all the ingredients are there (e.g. don't drop the citrus juice and/or vinegar from a canned salsa recipe as this ingredient insures the acid content of your food is high enough to withstand bacterial growths). In all, it's important for me stress that if you mess things up and kill off your family, friends, or neighbors by using bad canning practices, then it's all your fault, not mine; read "all warranties stated or implied herein are null and void forever and ever and ever, neener neener".

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Greetings Workshop Attendees and Friends,

Here is the bibliography for the Introduction to Celtic Languages workshop:

  • Ball, M. J., & Müller, N. (2009). The Celtic languages. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • O'Rahilly, T. F. (1936). The Goidels and their predecessors. The Sir John Rhys memorial lecture, British Academy, 1935. London: H. Milford.
  • O'Rahilly, T. F. (1972). Irish dialects past and present.
  • O'Rahilly, T. F. (1946). Early Irish history and mythology. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
  • Russell, P. (1995). An introduction to the Celtic languages. Longman linguistics library. London: Longman.

In addition, here is a list of web site links to various articles of interest mentioned in the Introduction to Celtic Languages workshop. These will open in a new window.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010
A Note to prospective plagiarists: If you're reading this paper in hopes of trying to pass it off as your own, then you should understand a couple of things in advance. First, your instructor knows how well or how poorly you write, because it's your instructor's job to know. So if you try to pass this paper off as your own, your instructor will become suspicious and will probably search the Internet for key phrases in the paper, since that's where most plagiarists steal their information from these days. You can't change this paper enough to thwart that kind of search without writing it from scratch, so you might as well do your homework to begin with and save yourself the failing grade, the course dismissal or the expulsion you would receive for academic dishonesty. Second, I taught college English for five years, and I actively support the efforts of other instructors to uncover and punish instances of academic dishonesty, so if your instructor contacts me with regard to your efforts to pass my work off as yours, I will help that instructor in every way I can.
Plagiarism is never worth it, and besides, the study of philosophy is good for your brain. So go do your homework, and if you want to cite this paper as one of the sources you used in a legitimate academic inquiry, then by all means, please do so. Good luck to you.

Written in partial fulfillment of a college 'Philosophy of Religion' class in 1997.

Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines pantheism as "a doctrine that equates God with the forces and laws of the universe." I define pantheism as a deep and resonant sense of connection to all things that exist and an acknowledgment that I am a daughter to and a co-creator with the vast and sentient Universe. God is everywhere. God is everything. God is spirit. God is incarnate. God is energy. God is matter. Rejoice! The pages you are reading and the ink upon them is manifest Divinity.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Moving from Outlook to Evolution isn’t easy, and there is no single solution at present which will convert your .pst file (the file in which your Outlook information is stored) into a format Evolution can read. This is because the .pst format is proprietary to Micro$oft, and Micro$oft wants to keep your business.

However, I have successfully moved from Outlook to Evolution, so in the interest of contributing to the Open Source community, I am offering my recipe for this procedure here. In order to use this recipe effectively, you will need to already know how to do the following:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dale Gadens of the Orion Community Drummers accompanied me as I sang the traditional Irish Gaelic folk song "Caide Sin Don Té Sin?" at the Wildacres 2010 Talent Show.

Video Copyright Sandy Mabery, All Rights Reserved.
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sunday morning, I'll be busking with my Irish music friends at the Eastern Market, and Sunday afternoon I'll be in Milford supporting the Crohn's Walk with my West African drumming friends. Come out and see us if you're local!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A montage of my performance with Sarana VerLin at the Plymouth Art Feast in 2008.

Video Copyright Sarana VerLin, All Rights Reserved.
Thursday, April 29, 2010

I've recently received word that the Graduate School at the University of Aberdeen doesn't plan to offer any funding for my Celtic research. Without funding assistance, even the Fulbright won't be able to bridge the gap between my pocketbook and international British fees for three years. So I've decided not to pursue this academic option any further.

In truth, I've been on the fence about this degree for some months now. I'd begun to have reservations about whether or not the Celtic department and I were a good fit for one another based on substantial differences in our communication styles, so this lack of funding came as much a relief to me as anything else. I hasten to write that I definitely think things are turning out for the best here.

Therefore, I have declined the university's offer of admission, and I am making solid plans in other directions. More news when I have it.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The C.S. MacCath web site redesign is underway. This is a major reorganization for the purpose of making the information here more accessible to visitors, so please don't count on pages being exactly where they were before, since much of the content has been consolidated and/or moved. If you're looking for something in particular, try the web site menu structure first. When in doubt, however, the search box on the home page can help you find what you need.