Control the Controllable’s

In the words of Marcus Aurelius’s, Meditations, he states ‘Vex not that spirit at the course of things, they heed not thy vexations.‘ Externals things have no control over any one of us if we don’t let them. The only thing one has control over is oneself. In a race, in an academic setting the…

Happy New Year

A new semester and a new academic year. New challenges, new opportunities, new possibilities. Dreams, wishes and thoughts which were once dormant emerge from the spring, as the newness is embraced. The worries come fleeting by. Fears of the unknown are intertwined with the strength of the knowing but that propels us to turn up.…

The Transatlantic Cable – An Irish Perspective

(A paper submitted to the 2001 IEEE Conference on the History of Telecommunications, Student paper winner for Europe and Asia.) Changes in the telecommunications industry over the past decades have been significant. The last 20 years has seen a dramatic growth in the dependence of industry and commerce on telecommunications and wireless technologies. Nonetheless the laying…