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The Lighter Side / Re: Surnames in other languages
« on: Thursday 16 May 19 22:18 BST (UK)  »
Scots & Gaelic, Gow/Gobha for a blacksmith. The name Smith is Mac a ghobhainn!

sometimes GOWAN Anglicised from Irish

looking at some of my family names ..
KAVANAGH comes from Caomhánach - -handsome . .the first Caomhánach ( Domhnall Caomhánach mac Murchada), was a son of Dermot Mac Murrough,  who persuaded the Normans to invade Ireland

Lawlor .. Ó Leathlabhair - a "half-speaker" - maybe the first one had a stutter??

McLoughlin - .. Mac Lochlainn (son of a VIking)

Canada / Re: Charles Stewart Brady and family - Toronto search goes on
« on: Monday 13 May 19 22:08 BST (UK)  »
Hello Dennis

Sorry for not replying sooner, but i was away until today.
I've certainly looked at your website before, though it's some years ago. I've been trawling though my BRADY stuff, and I have that photo of the crew.

I've read the book "Guests of the State" by T. Ryle Dwyer, which details his internment in the Curragh.
I got some information from Military Archives in Portobello Barracks in Dublin, and of course his cousins (my in-laws) remembered him being in contact.

I'd be delighted for any links you can send me, and I'll answer questions you might have (if they're not private family stuff)

regards eadaoin

The Common Room / Re: Hopefully a helpful suggestion
« on: Wednesday 06 March 19 13:08 GMT (UK)  »
If I make a small change to a post I've made, I usually type the word EDIT: . . leaving the original untouched (maybe a strikeout . .)

Technical Help / Re: MS Word driving me mad!!
« on: Monday 18 February 19 11:32 GMT (UK)  »
I turned off ALL the auto-correct stuff years ago! I know what I want to type!

Technical Help / Re: Can the smilies have their festive SANTA hats please Trystan?
« on: Monday 07 January 19 10:52 GMT (UK)  »
To be very pedantic . .
I looked at my R.C. Missal and found that, back in the day before Vatican II
-- the Christmas Cycle has 3 parts
-- part 1 is Advent
-- part 2 is Christmastide, which ends on the first Sunday after Epiphany
-- part 3 is the season after Epiphany which ends on the 6th Sunday After the Epiphany

Technical Help / Re: what type of laptop to buy?
« on: Monday 07 January 19 10:36 GMT (UK)  »
Just marking - I'm in a similar boat . .

The Common Room / Re: Rant - FreeCen changes
« on: Thursday 20 December 18 23:02 GMT (UK)  »

We used to perform:
Program Testing
Unit Testing
System Testing
User Acceptance Testing
Regression Testing

How many of these are skipped, or not done properly, these days?

Why do so many banking system updates (as an example) go so wrong?
When the mainframes were thrown out so were all the proven procedures that went along with mainframe development in analysis, design and testing.

When I was tutoring first-year University students in 1980s, that's what we taught them.
They had to do a project towards year-end, comprising 3 programs, I think.
One of my jobs as tutor was to pretend I was an illiterate user, and try to input weird numbers, etc into their programs - to try to "break" the system. It really showed them a thing or two!

so, when the program screen said "type in 4 digits", I'd type 3 digits, then I'd try 5 digits, then some letters etc etc

Does anyone know about the current progress of the release of 1926 Census?

« on: Friday 05 October 18 17:49 BST (UK)  »
Ciss is often a pet name for a girl in a family of boys = "sister"

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