Tom’s post on China blocking Technorati just got BoingBoing‘d. Hopefully it won’t be the last time for a post by Tom. Tom’s out back now having a post-boingboing’d smoke. As you do in those instances I’m told.
Archive for April, 2006
No longer a blog boy, he’s a man now – Tom Raftery gets BoingBoing’dWednesday, April 26th, 2006
Build me this: Blogroll widgety thingWednesday, April 26th, 2006
After reading a post where Des Walsh ruminates on blogrolls and how he clicked on a few links from someones blogroll to see what it got him and how it was related to the orginator blog it got me thinking about how it was lucky dip really when you click on someones blogroll unless they split them into categories.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a blogroll with some AJAX stuff built-in which popped up a window when you clicked on an icon next to the sitename on the blogroll? This window would present a thumbnail of the linked blog, a very short explanation of the blog and the latest posts on that blog. This preview window could be populated using data from Tailrank I guess.
Colm O’Gorman is running for the PDs?Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
Colm O’Gorman running for the PDs in Wexford? This is impressive because he might just be the first out TD. One wonders why Wexford Labour turned him down. Lets see how the media covers this and what issues they highlight.
It’s a fishing rod, not a chain – Links for Mon 24th April 2006Monday, April 24th, 2006
Russell Beattie is now poisoning his blog feed with a really annoying flashing graphic. He wants people to unsubscribe. Currently there are 3315 subscribers via bloglines. Lets see how that decreases over time. More ads like that or a goatse and it’ll plummet.
Nice comment on Usenet by Rob:
In fact, there are as many as 15 people who use USENET for purposes which donâ€™t involve large illegal files. You learn something new every day.
Blog post of the year so far. Treasa on beauty and appearances. The title of this post is taken from her post.
The one thing I do know, contrary enough as I am, is that if I read anyone talking about how all women hate their bodies, or their breasts, or their hair, or their eyes, I instantly resolve to love mine. … it’s a fishing rod, not a chain, in other words.
Theatre of noise on Véronique.
All of you who loved the stunning Trois couleurs films now have a fourth colour in which to revel.
That’s me sold then.
Genesis Europe rises from the ashes, sorta. Electric news reports on a combi gsm/wifi/satellite phone from the guy that was behind Genesis Europe – the company that was going to bring VDSL to the masses in 1999.
Mulley in Mac Approval ShockerMonday, April 24th, 2006
The CV is a dead model, long live the blog and the Tom Raftery Global MicrobrandMonday, April 24th, 2006
I mentioned previously that Tom Raftery is looking for a job via his blog.
Some of the people that responded were complaining that he hadn’t his CV online and that he hadn’t references for previous jobs and that he hadn’t mentioned every niggly detail that a CV demands. So I went off on a bit of a rant but I think I’ll expand on why I think you don’t need to have a CV if you job hunt via your blog. It’s the old way of doing business and thinking in a analog way compared to the new way of communicating and working with people. The Hughtrain method I suppose.
You don’t need the CV because you already have your foot in the door. You are sharing the conversation space with an employer already via your blog. You don’t need to go through the horseshit of “So tell me about yourself?” You don’t need to answer the silly questions that are just asked to find out are you telling the truth about your abilities and that you’re not a nutter. The recruiting process can cut all that out if you are involved in the environment you want a job in. References? Again to make sure you’re not telling porkies and are not a nutter. Outside validation. Your employer should be already in that conversation and seeing what’s happening. You should be known to them. A company should always be looking at new ways of thinking and should always be looking to recruit great people that can make their company better. If that company isn’t doing it, should you care?
Look at Google snapping up small companies. They don’t look for CVs, they see what the companies do and just buy the company to get the people. Many other larger tech companies are doing this too. The shining stars are recruited via what they do, they communicate via their work not via a word document. Stormhoke is a global microbrand, Englishcut is a global microbrand, Tom Raftery is his own global microbrand. You don’t have to have a cv for wine, why have one for Tom?
If you’re medicore at what you do and want to work in a company where everyone sits in cubicle doing the same thing the way it’s always done and must always be done then sure polish up your cv, if you can’t stand out from the crowd then use more bold in that cv and a nice subtle watermark. Passionate people at the top of their game don’t need a cv.
But maybe I’m being arrogant with one concrete job offer because of this blog and one suggestion that I interview for a company. Politely declined both and I’ll not disclose who. They know who they are as do I. 🙂
Sinnerly Search engine differencesMonday, April 24th, 2006
So, I decided to see does the word “sinnerly” exist anywhere else online. 71 results in Google for it. 13 in MSN. 30 in Yahoo! 0 results on Icerocket and 0 results on Technorati. How does Google have so many and MSN so few?
Myers should join the sarcosphereMonday, April 24th, 2006
All this talk of Myers and going to the Indo. I agree with the potato fella. Kevers should blog as well or just blog and feck the Indo and do some podcasts too. Quick blog posts with a nice bit o’sarc in them. He’d be perfect for the sarcopshere. Yes, another neologism from me. I’m sure someone can register the domain name like they did with boggersphere.com Hey Roger! KevinMyers.eu is available but KevinMyers.com is taken.
Would you out a blogger for a grand?Monday, April 24th, 2006
MetaFilter reports on news from Prince Edward Island that a local businessman is so pissed off with an anonymous blogger that he’s offering a 1000 Canadian dollars (which is like 50pence in old money) to get the identity of a blogger. More on this from CBC. If I were the anon blogger I’d offer a thousand bucks to dish more gossip on the businessman. Or give fifty bucks each to anyone that outs themselves as the blogger and waste a lot of time. I wonder how much people would pay to out that blog from Dundalk?
EDIT: Amended town name.
Cute overload – Quads laughing. InfectiousMonday, April 24th, 2006
To balance the Youtube video below, here’s a quads giggling. Danger, it might make you smile!
UPDATE: Hello Trixxie, hockeygirl, LaCeY82, Kelly, speechykeen, Jeanetta, dishmanbabes, Tiger15, Rosielia, SJFsMOM, LaLaLalena, lacascada, pam_ny and everyone from babynames.com who viewed this page. I love all those cute baby names! – Damien