the new Kino mural is taking shape

October 27th, 2017

New kino mural

USS Donald Cook in Cobh

March 25th, 2017

USS Donald Cook (DDG-75)

FGS Oker in Cork City

February 24th, 2017


Gerry O Sullivan

USS Porter in Cobh

October 23rd, 2016

USS Porter, (DDG-78) an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy, moored in Cobh this morning.

USS Porter

More photos here

P63 LE William Butler Yeats arrives in Haulbowline

July 23rd, 2016

The newest ship in the fleet has arrived at Haulbowline.

P63 LE William Butler Yeats

FS Cephee in Cork City

April 23rd, 2016

French minesweeper Cephee in Cork City for a visit this morning.


time to make cider!

November 16th, 2015

I’m taking part in a group buy over on the National Homebrewclub forums.
Members in the club came together to buy over 2000 litres of apple juice to turn into cider over the next few months.
I’ve one 25 litre drum waiting for me. This should make some lovely cider for next summer.

Apple Juice Group Buy 2015

Next step is to get set for fermentation!

I’ll document the process here and on the East Cork Rebel Homebrewers page.

There’s a great Cider 101“how to” on making cider on the NHC forums.

Meeting House Vienna Lager

November 13th, 2015

Michael in Bradleys of North Main St. and the lads over at Elbow Lane have worked together to create this:

Meeting House Vienna Lager

It’s a super limited lager brewed by the folks in Elbow Lane and named in a competition on twitter.
You don’t get much more local than these guys!

Meeting House Lager

If you’re looking for gifts for this Christmas, Michael has an awesome slection in the shop, and he’ll make up a special gift set or hamper for you if you don’t see one you like!
Meeting House Lager

There’s a super range of artisan products at the front of the shop too. We’re bringing a batch of these out to Switzerland to make an Irish Foodie morning for the family over the break.

restore lost management interface in esx

October 15th, 2015

moving from vss to vds?
got lost along the way?

you can restore management connectivity to your hypervisor like so:

# show interfaces
esxcli network ip interface list

# list current vswitch configuration
esxcli network vswitch standard list

#delete non functional interfaces
esxcli network ip interface remove --interface-name=vmkX

#list vds, get the dvPort for the vmnic
esxcli network vswitch dvs vmware list
# delete the nics from vds
esxcfg-vswitch -Q vmnic -V dvPort_ID_of_vmnic dvSwitch

#remove nic from vss
esxcli network vswitch standard uplink remove --uplink-name=vmnic --vswitch-name=vSwitch

#create vswitch
esxcli network vswitch standard add --vswitch-name=vSwitchX
#add vmnic to switch
esxcli network vswitch standard uplink ad --uplink-name=vmnicX --vswitch-name=vSwitchX
#create portgroup
esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup add --portgroup-name=MYportgroup --vswitch-name=vSwitchX
#create vmk and add to portgroup
esxcli network ip interface add --interface-name=vmkX --portgroup-name=MYportgroup
esxcli network ip interface ipv4 set --interface-name=vmkX --ipv4=ipaddress --netmask=netmask --type=static
#set vlan id
esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup set -p MYportgroup --vlan-id VLAN#

once that’s done you can reattach to vCentre Server.

East Cork Rebel Homebrewers meetup this Friday at 8 in the Mad Monk

August 20th, 2015

The East Cork Rebel Homebrewers club will be meeting in the Mad Monk, Midleton this Friday 21st at 8 to swap some homebrew, taste some homebrew and talk about beer!

All are welcome.