Archive for July, 2005

GPS in Ireland

Friday, July 15th, 2005

James Corbett’s GPS in Ireland openeir project is on the 3rd page of Google for the search phrase GPS Ireland. An open source GPS Map of Ireland is a great idea especially when a taxpayer funded OSI will not share their toys with the Irish people.

So let’s all use the phrase GPS in Ireland to link to James at this address: and give him more Google juice. The more that know about the project the more that will start contributing to it.

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Tyler James Could Never be my Woman

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Damn you anyway Tyler James. Nice caravan you live in though. His version of White Town’s tune is actually good. His voice seems a bit like Will Young’s at times. It hasn’t annoyed me yet though. Out in August.

Oh and don’t worry, I’m still a music snob. Here to keep you happy are the lyrics to the Iron and Wine song: “Trapeze Swinger” Fantastic tune I must say, all 9 minutes of it. I also picked up Superwolf’s new album. Some good lyrics in that too. Wish I could find them online.

Please, remember me
By the rosebush laughing
With bruises on my chin
The time when
We counted every black car passing
Your house beneath the hill
And up until
Someone caught us in the kitchen
With maps, a mountain range,
A piggy bank
A vision too removed to mention

Please, remember me
I heard from someone you’re still pretty
And then
They went on to say
That the pearly gates
Had some eloquent graffiti
Like ‘We’ll meet again’
And ‘Fuck the man’
And ‘Tell my mother not to worry’
And angels with their gray
Were always done in such a hurry

Please, remember me
At Halloween
Making fools of all the neighbors
Our faces painted white
By midnight
We’d forgotten one another
And when the morning came
I was ashamed
Only now it seems so silly
That season left the world
And then returned
And now you’re lit up by the city

Please, remember me
In the window of the tallest tower call
Then pass us by
But much too high
To see the empty road at happy hour
Leave and resonate
Just like the gates
Around the holy kingdom
With words like ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘Don’t Look Down’
And ‘Someone Save Temptation’

Please, remember me
As in the dream
We had as rug-burned babies
Among the fallen trees
And fast asleep
Aside the lions and the ladies
That called you what you like
And even might
Give a gift for your behavior
A fleeting chance to see
A trapeze
Swing as high as any savior

Please, remember me
My misery
And how it lost me all I wanted
Those dogs that love the rain
And chasing trains
The colored birds above there running
In circles round the well
And where it spells
On the wall behind St. Peter’s
So bright with cinder gray
And spray paint
‘Who the hell can see forever?’

Please, remember me
In the car behind the carnival
My hand between your knees
You turn from me
And said ‘The trapeze act was wonderful
But never meant to last’
The clown that passed
Saw me just come up with anger
When it filled with circus dogs
The parking lot
Had an element of danger

Please, remember me
And all my uphill clawing
My dear
But if i make
The pearly gates
Do my best to make a drawing
Of G-d and Lucifer
A boy and girl
An angel kissin on a sinner
A monkey and a man
A marching band
All around the frightened trapeze swingers


13th Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – 28 July to 1 August

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

13th Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – 28 July to 1 August

Official Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival website which is of course blank. 14 days to go and nothing is listed. Wondeful!

At least the IFI has the Film Fest Listings but saying that there doesn’t appear to be anything that looks really good. Lots of the films appear to have been around for a good while now.

Unflattering pic

Thursday, July 14th, 2005


Taken at the company BBQ this week. Grrr.

Mixed bag: Death of the firewall, Wired finds GTD, DMCA being abused again…

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Wired Discovers GTD. Took them long enough. I’m sure this will get bigger for a while and then the fad will end and someone will find a carb-free version to distract themselves with.

Speaking of GTD, here comes Next Action and online GTD program to keep you chugging along and being efficient and productive.

The Firewall is Dead. Are the days of restrictive firewalls dead, to be replaced with tougher DMZs? I think firewalls will be used along with other things. Eventually I guess everything will go through packet analyers once they become easier and cheaper to use.

From security to blackhat SEO tricks.
How to use the DMCA to have websites blacklisted by Yahoo! Dangerous this is that DMCA and such a stupid law that it allows a lot of abuse.

Whitehouse gets a battering over Rove. Funny how the press let this all but drop running up to the election. Now that silly season is upon us we get to read about this. Still shows the press has a long way to go to restore the trust that they lost from some of the people.

The Logic of Suicide bombing. It does need discussion I guess.

Fireants into genetic engineering. Males and females wage war and remove the DNA of the other sex to ensure their own sex is born/harvested. I think I read that this weekend when I was reading the book “Emergence”.

RSS Clustering. *Shrug* RSS and Usability I guess. Will look at it later. Simpy’d it for now.

Just for Fixer. 100 quick and easy healthy foods.

Videocasting with public webcams

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

David Weinberger reports on a Videocast using public Webcam

Hungarian woman living in London went to a public webcam in Covent Garden and used her cell phone to record her observations and feelings. A colleague videotaped a monitor displaying the webcam footage and an Hungarian news channel, picked it up.

More being used. Sounds like a fun idea where you use a public webcam to do a webcast of sorts.

Those that can, do, those that can’t …

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Ten Tips for New Trainers/Teachers and Eleven things to know.

Some great advice. Something that musn’t be forgotten about anyone in any job or even who just blog information is that we are all teachers in a way. We are all sharing information in various ways and hoping people will use it.

Back from London, a city that won’t be beaten

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Back from London after going there to see Sigur Ros in Somerset House. Fantastic gig. Some Sigur Ros gig pics here. I’m tempted to go see them in Boston in Sept after that show.

I noticed too that Kottke seems to be a fan of theirs.

But back to the people of London. They won’t let something like the latest terrorist attack stop them from being and from getting on with life. While there was heightened security and a greater sense of worry about security I don’t think it will make people change their lives and live in fear. I noticed newsreports saying that the underground was really quiet on Friday with carriages that were generally full all quiet now. Well duh! Most companies gave their employees the day off and told them stay home and stay safe. It’s the usual TV hype and bullshit.

The rise of citizenship journalism during this event was fantastic and I think will make news more honest. The main stations used to have the ability to twist the facts and get away with it, but not anymore. Flick and blogs and cameraphone pics save all these moments in time forever.

Just to get me weird visits from Google

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

The Glory Hole. A very famous glory hole, created decades ago and still used to this day.

Giant robots go berserk in Temple Bar, Dublin

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

And now that I have your attention… The fourth annual ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show, an international art exhibition for robotic art and art-making robots, will take place at Saints Michael and John Church in Dublin, Ireland on July 15-17, 2005. The show is free and open to the public from noon-6pm each day.

I can’t go, can someone get me a t-shirt?