RFID in the Grauniad, and back in Dublin

Greetings from sunny Dublin, Ireland! (really!)

I’m now back in taint.org’s native timezone, although precariously set up and experiencing occasional interruptions. If you’re waiting for a mail from me, it may take a little more time.

I did have time to be interviewed last week by Karlin Lillington for this Guardian story:

To make sure customs agents could read his cat’s chip to match him to his Pet Passport on return to Europe, Mason bought his own scanner at a cost of some £200. “I didn’t want to risk the cat being impounded for six months’ quarantine at Heathrow,” he sighs.

It’s true.

Happy to be back — I think. Looking forward to my first pints, in over a year, of creamy Guinness in its native habitat. I also have a couple of half-written weblog entries I wrote on the plane, too…

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  1. Posted February 16, 2006 at 20:06 | Permalink

    Welcome back Justin, I hope you’re enjoying the brisk February weather that has greated you on your return.

  2. ben
    Posted February 16, 2006 at 20:07 | Permalink


    hyper hyper

  3. Posted February 17, 2006 at 05:08 | Permalink

    Miss you already, California is not the same, and losing 2 Irish in a month is going to be hard to recover. Glad you made it back ok. My offer still stands to give Bubba a life of luxury in Long Beach. I hope to see you sooner than later.

  4. nishad
    Posted February 20, 2006 at 22:24 | Permalink

    Justin! You leave and a couple of days later we go see Sarah Cracknell!!! You shoulda stayed, sucka! She is a B A B E!

    Well, hope you’re having fun. Keep pounding the gavel, chief justice!

  5. Posted February 22, 2006 at 23:27 | Permalink

    The only problem with the piece is, the subeditors mixed up pet passports and microchipping generally in the headline, plus they added that weird final 1984-angst paragraph which I’d like to officially dissociate myself from! Heh. On the other hand a version of the piece will be my Friday column this week and hey, over 300 people have read about your cat in Taipei!


  6. Posted February 22, 2006 at 23:51 | Permalink

    thanks Karlin! I thought it read pretty well. seemed to get syndicated pretty widely, too, judging by the hits from my “ego-search” Google News Search ;)