About

Who am I, and what is this blog about? My aim is one post per day with new information on a variety of topics and to try out different writing styles. My aim is to get better at blogging here, and hopefully refer people to this blog if they want to suss me out really quickly.

Biographies are a vaguery, but I'll try ― I'm into all things tech, especially The Web and all the forms it takes.

I am partial to tech-startups, coding, design, web development, social media, devops, SEO, lifestyle hacking, bio hacking, and tinkering.

Príomh Ó hÚigínn is an iteration of my real name David Higgins. Príomh means main, or principal, and Ó hÚigínn is Gaelic for Higgins. Since I do more Internet than this guy ― it is sufficient for people to Google my alias and actually find me.

My mantra is:

To make myself & others happy with computer code 

Ever since I was gifted a Commodore 64 as a child, I was in love with computers. I always loved how unforgiving a computer was. If it broke - it was entirely my fault - and how I love making a computer better.

I'm quite active on social media, and hang out on Github, app.net, and Dribbble the most.

I use each social network in the right context, i.e: Twitter for conversation, LinkedIN for networking, Github for coding, etc. I'm more of a broadcaster than a talker. I use social media for the following:

  • Networking. Talk to like-minded people about tech, startups, coding, etc
  • Sharing links to good content. Amplify the voice of others, and share my own stuff too.
  • Keeping up to date. Tech moves very fast, and I know the importance of keeping up.
  • Having fun. There is no reason to be bored on social media. No reason at all.
  • Helping out. I'm a tech consultant, so I dogfood this on social media and help out where I can. My Twitter is a help desk.

Core Networks

Smaller Networks

Distribution / Syndication

Side projects

RSS Feeds

Streams

I hope to one day aggregate the data from all these networks into one place, but lifestreaming is very hard to get right. Infact there is a standard such as activity streams which tries to make this easier. activitystrea.ms. Sadly, the networks I'm on use proprietary technology (e.g Twitter) - so making services talk to one unified service is difficult. Your best bet is to check each social network individually to see what I'm up to.

For professional enquiries, consult higg.tel