Turly surrounded by some of his little helpers after a hard Macsbug session.
Random things to know about turly
How do you pronounce 'Turlough'?
'Tur-lock' or 'Tur-loch'. Lough is the Irish equivalent
(original?) of Scottish Loch (i.e., 'lough' means 'lake'.) One
meaning of the name Turlough is that of Instigator, but it
also means a seasonal lake -- generally at the top of a hill -- which is
dry in summer. (It's a bit odd to find one's name as the subject of a
Weird Words column.)
I have also been referred to as "That Irish Git". But most people
call me "Turly".
Is it true that you have never learned to drive? What kind of
moron are you?
Yes; a procrastinating moron. Managing to survive into your 30s
without learning to drive is unusual even for a Corkman :) I always said
I'd learn to drive when I could afford a Lamborghini. Sadly, that day is
no nearer. But hey, I'm a good walker, and it means I can be the
designated drinker in any mobile party!
Though it must be said that living in Silicon Valley without a car is ... errr, interesting.
I am a telecelibate -- I don't have a TV.
Give it a try sometime! Read a book, listen to some music.
It's pretty easy to survive without TV, especially here in the US, where,
at the risk of offending mine hosts, TV is pretty feckin' awful.