Software engineer and transient fad enthusiast.

I’m Paul, a software engineer by trade. I'm currently the CTO for Square1.io, and am based in Dublin, Ireland.

First World Cup - Celebrations Cut Short

Back in 1990, Ireland qualified for the men's football World Cup for the first time. It was a very exciting time for the whole country, though as an eight year old I wasn't quite up to speed on the finer details of why...

CSS & Javascript truncated by nginx

On several recent projects I’ve been using VirtualBox and Vagrant to spin up new development machines. My code was mounted from a windows host, and initially all was going well. Then suddenly my app started spitting out javascript errors. Digging in to chrome’s error console, it looked like the last 40 or 50 bytes of the file were missing. Same for the CSS files. A frustrating investigation had begun...

What's the best time to renew an ad on Daft.ie?

Daft.ie is Ireland's largest property portal. After listing an advertisement, it can be "renewed", confirming continued availability, and pushing the ad back towards the top of the rankings. As ads can only be renewed once a day, a question we often get asked is "what's the best time to renew my ad in order to get maximum exposure?" Great question! Let's figure it out by taking a look at the time ad replies are sent through the site.

Work

  1. Company
    Square1 Software
    Role
    CTO
    Date
  2. Company
    Daft.ie
    Role
    Director of Product & Engineering
    Date
  3. Company
    Distilled Media
    Role
    Head of Development
    Date
  4. Company
    Daft.ie
    Role
    Software Engineer -> Dev Manager
    Date
  5. Company
    UGC
    Role
    Operations Manager (Finance, Retail)
    Date
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