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RIP Patrick Fahy. 1960 – 2019

Last Thursday, I lost my father to Stage IV Lung Cancer after a short battle.

On November 28th he was diagnosed with Cancer after having a pep scan and the next day, he was in hospital in St. Luke’s hospital for radiation treatment. Unfortunately, 2 days after being admitted, he was transferred to St. James Hospital due to breathing difficulties. He would spend a few days in ICU before being moved into a private room in a ward.

When he spent the few days in ICU, we were told he would have “days or weeks”.

A few days later, we were told that he had Stage 4 Cancer. Dad had a decision to make, whether to continue with the radiation treatment or do without. Not taking the treatment would mean that he would have only lasted for 3 days, but if he did take the treatment, he could last 3 weeks!

He decided to take the treatment and would proceed to have treatment every 2 days and finished the Monday before Christmas. He asked prior to the end of the treatments whether he could have got home for Christmas.

Palliative care were so good that they delivered a special bed, wheelchair and other bits and pieces before he was discharged from hospital the Monday 23rd.

After 22 days, Dad was home from hospital for christmas. The first thing he wanted was an Indian dinner and that’s what we gave him. On Tuesday (Christmas Eve), he had a Smoked Cod & Chips. On Wednesday, he even had his Christmas Dinner, albeit it wasn’t a lot.

On Thursday (St. Stephen’s Day) is when everything went south. I woke up late (at around 11am) and when I went into the room to see the colour just dropping from his face. In the back of my mind, I knew that he wasn’t well. He was unresponsive and was having nil by mouth.

The breathing was very laboured and before a more ‘forced’ as the afternoon/evening wared on. We tried to give him tablets but he couldn’t swallow or even take any water. I was giving him some water by mouth with a sponge.

Later that evening, the night nurse arrived at about 10:45pm and without evening touching him, she turned to me and said “Call everybody. He’s got less than an hour”. I proceeded to call some family members and during one call, she called me back into the room and at 10:52pm, she couldn’t get a pulse.

We sat around him, asking him to stay with us, but there was no response. It was over, my father was gone.

Before I could even gather myself, and think… time had passed, we had the priest, doctor and undertaker at the house and at 7am, my father was laid out in his coffin.

My heart sank. To even think that my own father was in front of me in a coffin seemed farfetched and surreal.

Even today, 3 days after he was buried, the house feels empty, the atmosphere feels very different and the only thing that I can do is look after my mum. There is nothing else I can do to bring my dad back.

My dad has been a cornerstone of our family, he was always a person that we would go to for anything that needed to be done or resolved. He would take control of everything that would be going on and he would see everything right through to the end and he wouldn’t bat an eye at a challenge.

I am going to miss him so much.

RIP Dad! x

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Jukebox music

[The Jukebox] S6E11 – Macross 82-99 – Fun Tonight

A genre that I have been listening to a lot in the last couple of years has been “Future Funk”… ahem, I mean “Future Funk 因為ヾ”

A genre born from the illustrious vaporwave sub-genre which was brought to popularity in the early parts of 2010’s with its sampling of music from the ’70s and ’80s English & Japanese pop and disco songs and the incorporation of synth-wave and other sub-genres of vaporwave and citypop.

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Jukebox music

[The JukeBox] S6E10 – Joji – Slow Dancing in the Dark

George Miller made his name on the internet way before the release and popularity of Slow Dancing in the Dark. For several years, George was under the persona of Filthy Frank.

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Jukebox music

[The JukeBox] S6E9 – WILLOW – Wait a Minute!

In my previous Jukebox, I wrote how the video-sharing service, TikTok was exposing artists and their music. Here is another song that was made popular from the app.

Will Smith’s daughter Willow burst onto the music scene at just 9 years old when she released the infamous song, “Whip My Hair” and since then she has gone and released 3 albums (The latest only being in July of this year)

Here is “Wait a Minute!” which has a nice chill beat.

Wait a minute!
I think I left my conscience on your front door step
Woah woah, wait a minute!
I think I left my consciousness in the 6th dimension
But I’m here right now, right now


Just sitting in a cloud, oh wow
I’m here right now, right now with you, oh wow, oh wow
I don’t even care
Run my hands through your hair
You wanna run your fingers through mine
But my dreads too thick and that’s alright


Hold on, wait a minute!
Feel my heart’s intention
Hold on, wait a minute!
I left my consciousness in the 6th dimension
Left my soul in his vision
Let’s go get it, oh, oh
Let’s go get it, oh, oh


Some things don’t work
Some things are bound to be
Some things, they hurt
And they tear apart me
You left your diary at my house
And I read those pages, you really love me, baby


Some things don’t work
Some things are bound to be
Some things, they hurt
And they tear apart me
But I broke my word, and you were bound to see
And I cried at the curb
When you first said “Oel ngati kameie”


Hold on, wait a minute!
Feel my heart’s intention
Hold on, wait a minute!
I left my consciousness in the 6th dimension
Left my soul in his vision
Let’s go get it, oh, oh
Let’s go get it, oh, oh


Some people lie to me
Some just tryin’ to get by
Some people I can’t hurt
Some just rather say goodbye, bye
Hold on, wait a minute!
Feel my heart’s intention


Hold on, wait a minute!
I left my consciousness in the 6th dimension
Left my soul in his vision
Let’s go get it, oh, oh
Let’s go get it, oh, oh

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Featured tech

Protect & secure your Facebook account! [2FA]

Previously, I wrote about how to protect your Instagram account. Here is how to do this on Facebook!

Note: I would recommend doing this on the desktop version.

(Right-click and click on “Open image in new tab” to see them in full resolution)

Click on the arrow on the top-right and click on “Settings”

Click on “Security & Login” and click on “Edit” beside “Use two-factor authentication”

Click on “Get Started”

Choose “Authentication app” on the left and click “Next”

On your smartphone, down an “Authentication” app, like Authy (I personally recommend this) and set up an account.

On your authenticator app, scan the QR code and note down your backup codes and click “Next”

Your backup codes should be stored on paper in a secure location somewhere!

Enter the 6-digit code from your authenticator and press “Next”

And you are done!

As you have made a change to your account, you will need to enter your Facebook password to proceed!

This page now confirms that 2FA has been turned on.

Now when you go to log into Facebook on any device (Desktop, Laptops, iOS, Android, etc), you will not only be prompted for your password, but also your 2FA code.

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Featured internet technology

Facebook’s ‘Page Transparency’ & How to know when to spot fake pages!

Back in April of this year, to combat ‘Fake News’, Facebook introduced a new feature on all pages called “Page Transparency”.
It allows everyone who vists the page the ability to see various metadata.

Facebook’s “Page Transparency” box on Padraig Fahy Support
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ffxiv gaming

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Screenshots [Album]

Since 17th June 2017, I have taken some screenshots within Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.

As FFXIV: Shadowbringers is going into Early Access tomorrow (28th June 2019), I figured I would upload the images that I have taken over the last couple of years!

 

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Featured Jukebox music

[The JukeBox] S6E8 – Kero Kero Bonito – Flamingo

With the rise of the short-form video sharing servie, Tik Tok, (formally known as Musical.ly), it has allowed users to lipsync themselves with audio clips such as music pieces and audio recordings of people talking.

There has been also exposure of edited songs such as ‘bad guy but with a twist’ where they edit Billie Eilish’s ‘bad guy’ with a soundclip from Spongebob Squarepants.

One thing that TikTok has also exposed is indie artists with their lyrics being dubbed or acted out by users of the app.

A song called “Flamingo” from British/Japanese star “Kero Kero Bonito” was made famous to highlight that no matter what colour you are, you are ‘pretty cool’.

Here it is:

YouTube:

Spotify:

Lyrics:

 

How many shrimps do you have to eat?
before you make your skin turn pink
eat too much and you’ll get sick
shrimps are pretty rich


Nande aitsura wa pinku?
Doubutsu-en de omou to pinku
Tabemono de, sou nanda
Jitsu wa watashi wa tarako ga daisuki
Purasu ebi kani tabeyo
Pinku iro ni naru no
Dakara minna chigau iro
Ningen-de kanchigai
Shiteru yo ne


Black, white, green or blue
show off your natural hue
flamingo, oh oh owoah
if you’re multicouloured that’s cool too
You, dont, need to change
it’s boring being the same
flamingo, oh oh oh
You’re pretty either way


Tsuru no shippo shita ni mukatte magetara FURAMINGO〜
Imi fumei dakedo omoshiroi deshou
Niji iro ni somatte sekai
Kyou mo chikyuu no doko ka de
Ebi wo mushamusha tabete
Furamingo wa, pinku iro ni
Somatte ikuze 123!

Black, white, green or blue
show off your natural hue
flamingo, oh oh oh
if you’re multicouloured that’s cool too
You, dont, need to change
it’s boring being the same
flamingo, oh oh oh
You’re pretty either way


Flamingo


How many shrimps do you have to eat?
before you make your skin turn pink
eat too much and you’ll get sick
shrimps are pretty rich


green or blue


show off your natural hue
flamingo, oh oh oh
if you’re multicouloured that’s cool too
You, dont, need to change
it’s boring being the same
flamingo, oh oh oh
You’re pretty either way


flamingo, oh oh oh


PINK!


flamingo, oh oh oh

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Featured Wrestling

So about Wrestlemania 35

The following is a cross-post from my Wrestling site, SquaredCircle.ie

So about Wrestlemania 35… It was brilliant! Well, about 95% of it anyway. The only match that let it down was the Baron Corbin vs Kurt Angle match. Other than that, it was a solid way to begin the 2019/2020 season of WWE.

Without further ado, let’s have a recap of last night’s show!

[SPOILER WARNING]

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ffxiv travel

Photos from the Final Fantasy XIV: Fan Festival in Paris 2019

Back in February 2019, I attended the Final Fantasy XIV: Fan Festival 2019 in Paris, France.

Here are some photos that I took from the couple of days that I attended the FFXIV event.