Change TV source with a SKY remote


I don’t know about you, but nothing, and I mean nothing, is worse than getting off your ass – setting down your beer, to change the TV source from SKY to your blu-ray player or media center.

Yes, first world problems, and all that… But it can be a slight irritant. I accidently found out last week, that the SKY remote can do this for you! A lazy man’s dream.

This is what I did, and it worked for me with a Samsung TV.


  1. On the Sky remote select TV (remember to press SKY when you are finished this if you want to control SKY)
  2. Press the ‘help’ button on the remote to switch between inputs eg. AV HDMI, PC and so on.
  3. This step may not apply to you, but for me, the samsung TV left the source list on the tv screen – i.e it did not time out and covered some of the screen, pressing the ‘i’ button removed this for me.

I hope this works for you, and don’t forget when you switch back to SKY Tv to press the blue SKY button to re-control SKY TV.


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quinoaComing back from the US recently I overheard an American woman in front of me say “can I have the Quinoa please”.  Wondering what it was I googled it, and of course bought it.

Quinoa – it’s not bad actually in terms of taste and has generated quite the buzz around it and apparently  it’s pronounced ‘keen-wah’.

 So what is Quinoa then?  It’s a pseudocereal…relax! I know, what’s a pseudocereal? Forget that. The’re seeds basically. However unlike rice, yes i am comparing this to rice, because I use rice almost every day and this is a perfect replacement for that meal once a week, Quinoa seems to contain more protein and according to this website, is pretty close to a perfect ingredient.

Quinoa is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and is a good course of fibre

Facts via

So how do you cook this? Well you can do lots of things with this to make a nice meal, but I just wanted to replace rice, what I did was just cook this in the rice cooker and served it for my lunch with chicken and veg. Probably not the tastiest of meals in terms of flavour, but perfect for my lunch and pre gym meal. You can find this in Dunnes Stores, in the specialist and gluten free sections, it’s not exactly cheap either, but handy to have in the cupboard for when you fancy a change.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever had this, and doing anything more exciting that cook this in the rice cooker.


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Wil Wheaton stands up for nerds everywhere

Wil Wheaton is in my all time two favourite shows. Star Trek:TNG (staring)  and The Big Bang Theory (regular special guest) and as an adult he has fully embraced his inner-nerd. His answer to a girls question about being called a nerd, is something you should share with anyone who dislikes being called a nerd. Maybe they did not hear the phrase brainy is the new sexy.

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Bulk Powders discount code – Get 5 Euro off First Order on their new Irish site

Bulk Powders discount code - 5 Euro off First Order

Bulk Powders discount code – 5 Euro off First Order

Click here if you fancy 5 euro of your first order from  or use Referral Code: JR126449.

My experience: I bought their Strawberry flavoured protein shake from their “pure series” and it tastes really good, I compare this to banana flavoured ON protein, which to me tastes like ‘medicine’, if you mix with milk (which I don’t like to do) it’s ok. So that’s why I will be sticking to these guys for now.

Good  value  & quality with fast delivery too! If your wondering, they also included a scoop with their powders!

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Panti’s Noble Call at the Abbey Theatre

Mrs Brown is a drag act… but this post has nothing to do with her.

If you have an issue with drag (God bless your innocent little soul), then try your best to see through it, and watch this message from Rory O’Neil, aka Panti – he has a powerful message, with over 301,000 hits on youtube and international media coverage.

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This French name is based on the Latin ‘caelestis’ meaning ‘heavenly’. Five popes have been named ‘Celestine’, two of whom were canonized.

People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.

People with this name tend to be idealistic, highly immaginative, intuitive, and spiritual. They seek after spiritual truth and often find it. They tend to be visionary and may inspire others. If they fail to develop their potential, they may become dreamers, or misuse power.


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