Lose 20lbs with Technology (Well, that’s the plan)

Last year I got a Jawbone UP24 for my birthday. For the first few months I was motivated to be more active and regularly checked my steps against my goals but my motivation soon waned.

Then in October 2014 I bought a Withings Smart Body Analyzer / Internet Connected Weighing Scales with the intention of blogging how I was going to lose tons of weight by using the latest technology to keep me motivated.

However I got busy with other things work, parenting, avoiding getting fit.

Now it’s 10 month later, and I’m committed to getting this started.

Check in at Start of Program:

Weight Today, 29th August 2014 : 79.5kg (12 stone 9 lbs in old money)


Goal Weight: 70kg by Jan 2016

I’m going to use the following apps and devices to track, measure, and motivate

So the plan for Month 1 is to:

  • Be More Active – Set a benchmark to start from before moving to a fitness program , I’ve no idea how many steps I currently take per day.
  • Eat more Healthy Foods  – A Nutribullet smoothie a day
  • Drink less/no beer – Craft beer is still beer

I’ll be keeping the blog updated as to my progress, so comment below to let me know what you think, or if there is any questions that I can answer for you.

Check out my new Mobile Learning and eLearning Site

For the last 6 months I’ve been working on finding and testing a Learning Management System (LMS) with complimentary Mobile App for course consumption for 100% mobile learning courses I will be offering.

We are now live.

InternetCollege.co is a go. Soon to be THE destination for Mobile and eLearning in Ireland, UK, Europe and….. The World!

Internet College will be offering RoSPA Health and Safety courses to begin and we have a long line of HR and Computer Skills courses in production. We also have a huge team of content creators on hand to create mobile and elearning course for clients.

The app is pretty cool, in that it stores all you training records and relevant documentation (Drivers License, Safepass, ID, Audit Forms, Reports) in the app to make it easy to retrieve when needed to present on site. It is available for Android and iOS.

It even has a QR code feature allows you to do a lookup on a students training record from within the app.

If you are involved in eLearning or Mobile Learning within you company, I’d love for you to check it out.

If you would like a demo of the app or the LMS let me know and I’ll set you up on the system.

You can get to the site by clicking here: InternetCollege.co

Please check it out and let me know what you think.

P.S. We have a 10% Discount offer on all eLearning and Mobile Learning courses , you can find the code on The Blog.

What is the best value phone to buy for use in Ireland and UK for July 2015?

The ZTE Blade S6 is currently the best value phone available for sim free use in Ireland and the UK.


For £169.99 or €239.00 you get phone that beats the spec of the iPhone 6 in many department (Dual Sim, 8 Core, Micro SD, Huge 2400 mAh Battery, Android 5.0)

Check the video review here:

and buy it here ZTE Blade S6:

Is the Flat White the iPhone of Coffee?

I’ve just paid €3 for a takeout coffee.

A Flat White.

It came in an unbranded paper cup with white lid.

It is, by all standards, a lovely cup of coffee.

But at €3 it was dearer than the other Coffees (cappuccino, latte, filter, espresso) on the menu and smaller than most.

Is this, less for more with minimalist appearance but superior experience, the iPhone of the the Coffee world?

How to get American/US Netflix in Australia on iPad/Apple TV and many more devices….

So, Netflix launched in Australia on 31st March 2015 and overall Internet Traffic for the country is up 50%.

3 days  in and I was already seeing people complaining on Facebook about the relatively shallow content pool available to Australian subscribers.

Did you know that by changing the DNS settings in your device’s network settings you can use Netflix in Australia as if you were in America?

Yes, US Netflix in Australia without paying for a VPN service!! 100% Free. (but you still must pay for Netflix)

How? Use the following DNS code: DNS:

Screen photo of settings inputted into Apple TV:


If your device can take a primary and secondary DNS use:

Primary DNS:

Secondary DNS:

It is very simple to do and opens up the whole american Library to Australian users.

Find out what’s new on Netflix for April 2015 here: http://decider.com/2015/03/18/new-on-netflix-april-2015/

If you try it and it works, let me know where you are in Australia and What devices it works on in the comments below!

Tried and tested in Sydney on a current generation Apple TV on 3rd April 2015.

This should work on Apple TV, iPad, Android Smartphones, iPhone, PS3, PS4, Xbox one, Xbox 360, WiiU and many more.

The code changes sporadically so check back regularly, or search the internet for the new codes if it stops working.

New Code June 2015:

Want to help prevent online bullying? Comment on Facebook

Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:

As TED’s social media editor, I have seen a lot of nasty comments. I’ve seen grown men and women deride a 14-year-old girl for her choice of dress. I’ve seen them say they’re revolted by a beautiful transgender woman. On every talk about race, I’ve seen a slew of racist comments. But none have ever been as bad as the comments we got when we published Monica Lewinsky’s TED Talk, The Price of Shame. At least at first.

When Monica spoke at TED2015, held in March in Vancouver, the audience in the room received her with warmth and generosity of spirit. Many who’d had reservations were swayed by her talk. We saw this kind, vulnerable, strong woman who wanted to be heard — a woman who knew what was at stake for the victims of public shaming and who deeply hoped to get her message right. For someone scarred…

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