John Tinsley, B.Sc., Ph.D.
PLuTO Project Co-ordinator
Centre for Next Generation Localisation
Dublin City University

Personal Stuff


Visit my blog: johntins.blogspot.com, where apparently I'm complain a lot! (but have not done so in a long time as is the nature of such blogs...)

I'm also on Twitter - @johntins


Football

I love Liverpool FC. I like to go to Anfield as much as I can, time and money permitting!

Recently Attended
  • Liverpool vs. Chelsea (CL Semi) - May 1 2007 - photos
  • Liverpool vs. Barceolona (CL Last 16) - March 6 2007 - photos | videos
  • Liverpool vs. Blackburn (league) - October 16 2006 - photos
  • Liverpool vs. Arsenal (league) - Oct 28 2007
  • Blackburn vs. Liverpool (league) - Nov 3 2007 - photos
  • Liverpool vs. Inter Milan (CL Last 16) - Feb 9 2008 - *My flight was cancelled so I missed it :-(
  • Liverpool vs. Chelsea (CL Semi) - Apr 22 2008 - photos
  • Liverpool vs. Manchester United (League) - Sep 19 2010

To Attend


Travel

I like to travel and take photos. As far as I can recall I've been to:

  • flag Colorado Springs, CO, USA - November 2010
  • flag Boulder, CO, USA - November 2010
  • flag Denver, CO, USA - November 2010
  • flag Manchester, England - September 2010
  • flag North Antrim, Ireland - September 2010
  • flag London, England - August 2010
  • flag Reyjavik, Iceland - August 2010
  • flag Bilbao, Spain - July 2010
  • flag Nürnberg, Germany - June 2010 | photos
  • flag Monte Carlo, Monaco - May 2010 |
  • flag Saint-Raphael, France - May 2010 |
  • flag Valencia, Spain |
  • flag Chicago, USA - March 2010 | photos
  • flag New York, USA - February 2010 | photos
  • flag Philadelphia, USA - February 2010 | photos
  • flag Washington, D.C., USA - February 2010 | photos
  • flag St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria - January 2010 | photos
  • flag Zürich, Switzerland - January 2010
  • flag Toronto, Canada - September 2009 | photos
  • flag Niagara, Canada - September 2009 | photos
  • flag Ottawa, Canada - August 2009 | photos
  • flag Montréal, Canada - August 2009 | photos
  • flag London, England - July 2009 | photos
  • flag London/Nottingham, England - June 2009 | photos
  • flag Nürnberg, Germany - June 2009 | photos
  • flag Barcelona, Spain - May 2009 | photos
  • flag Galveston Island, Texas, USA - April 2009 | photos
  • flag Houston, Texas, USA - April 2009 | photos
  • flag Atlanta, Georgia, USA - March 2009 | photos
  • flag Taxco, Mexico - March 2009 | photos
  • flag Mexico City, Mexico - March 2009| photos (see other folders for more)
  • flag Washington, D.C., USA - February 2009| photos (see other folders for more)
  • flag Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - January/February 2009 | photos (see other folders for more)
  • flag Belgrade, Serbia - January 2009 | photos
  • flag Girona, Spain - November 2008 | photos
  • flag Prague, Czech Republic - November 2008 | photos
  • flag Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - October 2008 | photos (see other folders for more)
  • flag Valencia, Spain - August 2008 |
  • flag Nürnberg, Germany - June 2008 | photos
  • flag Porto, Portugal - May 2008 | photos
  • flag Belfast, Ireland - April 2008 | photos
  • flag North Wales, Wales - April 2008 | photos
  • flag Athens, Greece - April 2008 | photos
  • flag Kaunas, Lithuania - April 2008 | photos
  • flag Luxembourg, Luxembourg - February 2008 | photos
  • flag Paris, France - February 2008 | photos
  • flag Cork, Ireland - January 2008 | photos
  • flag Belgrade, Serbia - January 2008 | photos
  • flag Bergen, Norway - December 2007 | photos
  • flag Malmö, Sweden - September 2007 |
  • flag Copenhagen, Denmark - September 2007 | photos
  • flag Gothenburg/Skovde, Sweden - September 2007 | photos1 | photos2
  • flag Galway, Ireland - August 2007 | photos
  • flag Castellón, Spain - July 2007 | photos
  • flag Edinburgh, Scotland - April 2007 | photos
  • flag Valencia, Spain - March 2007 (Las Fallas) | photos
  • flag Zagreb, Croatia - January 2007 | photos
  • flag Belgrade, Serbia - January 2007 | photos
  • flag Valencia, Spain - September 2006 | photos
  • flag Xátiva, Spain - September 2006 | photos
  • flag Basel, Switzerland - August 2006 | photos
  • flag Geneva, Switzerland - August 2006 | photos
  • flag Bern, Switzerland - August 2006 | photos
  • flag Vaduz, Liechtenstein - August 2006 | photos
  • flag Zürich, Switzerland - August 2006 | photos
  • flag Innsbruck, Austria - August 2006 | photos
  • flag Vienna, Austria - August 2006 | photos
  • flag Münich, Germany - July 2006 | photos
  • flag Berlin, Germany - July 2006 | photos
  • flag Hamburg, Germany - July 2006 | photos
  • flag Copenhagen, Denmark - July 2006 | photos
  • flag Malmö, Sweden - July 2006 | photos
  • flag Stockholm, Sweden - July 2006 | photos
  • flag London, England - October 2005 |
  • flag Barcelona, Spain - January 2005 | photos
  • flag Valencia, Spain - September 2004-->2005 |
  • flag Gran Canaria, Spain - August 2002 |
  • flag Koblenz, Germany - April 1999 |
  • flag Cologne, Germany - April 1999 |
  • flag Masstricht, Netherlands - March 1999 |
  • flag Brussels, Belgium - March 1999 |
Upcoming Trips
  • flag Brussels, Belgium |
  • flag Melbourne, Australia |
  • flag Sydney, Australia |

Music

I like music. I own four lovely guitars which I love as if they were my own... because they are. They are:

  • Epiphone Sheraton II Archtop - photo
  • SX Mini Jumbo Cutaway Electro-Acoustic - photo
  • Valencia CG50 Classical - photo
  • Gibson SG Special Faded Electric - photo

I also quite like to go to gigs.
I recently saw:

  • Apocalyptica @ The Ambassador, Dublin
  • Manic Street Preachers @ The Ambassador, Dublin
  • Serj Tankian @ The Ambassador, Dublin
  • Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Silversun Pickups @ Marlay Park, Dublin
  • Rolling Stones, The Hold Steady @ Slane Castle, Meath
  • Billy Talent @ The Ambassador, Dublin
  • The Lemonheads, Icarus Line @ The Ambassador, Dublin
  • John Cale @ The Village, Dublin
  • Tool @ The Point, Dublin
  • Muse @ The Point, Dublin
  • Avenged Sevenfold @ The Ambassador, Dublin
  • Smashing Pumpkins @ The RDS, Dublin
  • Jimmy Eat World @ The Olympia, Dublin
  • Björk @ The Waterfront, Belfast
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Dublin Castle
  • Bad Religion - Rage Against the Machine - Metallica - Queens of the Stone Age - The Offspring - In Flames - HIM - Jimmy Eat World - Serj Tankian - Incubus - The Prodigy - The Fratellis - The Eagles of Death Metal - Kid Rock @ Rock im Park 2208, Nuremberg
  • Rage Against the Machine - The Hold Steady - The Stranglers - Kaiser Chiefs - Reverend and the Makers - Eddie Grant @ Oxegen, Naas
  • Rise Against @ The Academy, Dublin
  • NOFX @ The Olympia, Dublin
  • Slipknot - Placebo - Limp Bizkit - Korn - Marilyn Manson - Papa Roach - Billy Talent - The Prodigy - Machine Head@ Rock Im Park 2009, Nuremberg
  • Faith No More @ Brixton Academy, London
  • Faith No More - Korn - Limp Bizkit @ Download 2009, Donington Park
  • Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction @ O2, London
  • Metallica, Alice in Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, Mastodon @ Marlay Park, Dublin
  • Pixies @ The Olympia, Dublin
  • Nick Cave @ Vicar St, Dublin
  • Opeth @ The Olympia, Dublin
  • Kevin Smith @ Vicar St, Dublin
  • Propagandhi @ The Village, Dublin
  • Propagandhi @ Speakeasy, Belfast
  • The Mars Volta @ The Olympia, Dublin
  • Placebo @ The Olympia, Dublin
  • Rock im Park 2010 @ Nuremberg, Germany: Bad Religion, Gogol Bordello, Rammstein, Rage Against the Machine, Alice in Chains, Rise Against, Muse, Them Crooked Vultures, Kiss, Motorhead, Volbeat, Stone Sour
  • Rage Against the Machine, Gogol Bordello @ The Point, Dublin
  • BBKLive 2010 @ Bilbao, Spain: Faith No More (!!), Gogol Bordello, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Rammstein, Slayer, Rise Against, Dropkick Murphys, Manic Street Preachers
  • Bad Religion @ Hammersmith Apollo, London
  • Therapy? @ Mandela Hall, Belfast
I'll soon be seeing
  • Gogol Bordello @ Mandela Hall, Belfast
  • Gogol Bordello @ The Olympia, Dublin
  • Volbeat @ The Academy, Dublin
Find out more about my musical tastes at Last.fm



Judo

In September 2008 I began practising Judo in DCU Judo club.

  • Feb 21 '09 Irish Intervarsities in NUI Maynooth (and injured ever since!!)
  • Dec 15 '08 Graded for my yellow belt
  • Sep 29 '08 First training session in DCU