My company isn’t rich enough to compete with the summer party Colm’s company had but they really look after us with the great chef we have. On Friday we had the following for lunch: Salmon, prawns & crab thai style fishcakes served with crispy leaves tossed in oriental dressing and fresh ginger fried pak choi. I’m really surprised Google hasn’t tried to poach him. Just thought I’d share that with you.
Archive for September, 2006
Friday Fish SpecialSunday, September 10th, 2006
Recommendation wanted: Scanners with document feederSunday, September 10th, 2006
I have about 2000 pages of documentation from FOI requests and I want to scan these in and put them online. Can anyone recommend a scanner that will allow me to do this? Something that won’t cost me a fortune. If anyone in the Cork area wants to loan me theirs I’d be very appreciative. 🙂
Some interesting UCC short evening coursesSunday, September 10th, 2006
The Centre for Adult Continuing Education in UCC has some really interesting short courses starting in October.
There are also more courses starting in January.
I don’t know what my timetable for college is going to be like but I’d really like to go to some of them such as:
- Cork’s architectural heritage (The names of the lecturers alone make me want to go – Dr. Dagmar Ã“ Riain-Raedel and Elizabeth Wincott-Heckett)
- Collecting, dealing and displaying art: the bigger picture
- Prison literature: the outsider’s polemic discourse
- The mass media and citizenship
- Leadership and conflict resolution
- Exploring democracy
Add me to your del.icio.us networkSaturday, September 9th, 2006
Just stuck a del.icio.us button thingy on the sidebar so you can add me to your del.icio.us network.
del.icio.us is dead handy for me. I use it for all my bookmarks instead of my browser.
Cute washing machine ad from AristonSaturday, September 9th, 2006
Who needs ads on TV when we go seeking them out ourselves online and pass them on to our friends? I wonder will the ad business cop on to that?
Fluffy links Sept 9th 2006Saturday, September 9th, 2006
Treasa takes some beautiful eclipse photos.
Another lovely Piece by Gavin.
The art of John Gerrard. Check out the smoke tree.
Atomic Ballroom. It’s like the Sony Bravia ad but with the pause button pressed.
McDonalds gets a corporate responsibility blog while Budweiser just builds a massive online TV channel.
iTube – Move YouTube videos to your Ipod .
Tiny robotic devices that made from junk are drawing things.
James Bond Casino Royale – New TrailerSaturday, September 9th, 2006
I’m sold even if he does look like a dodgy builder with a gun. Nice little update on the theme tune too.
“Taoiseach.tv is available for registration”Friday, September 8th, 2006
Nothing to see here
Conference on Irish Politics and blogging – Oct 7th in DublinFriday, September 8th, 2006
Cian, Suzy, Mick and myself have been busy the past while getting a conference together called “Blogging the Election”. Details available over on IrishElection.com about this. This is an IrishElection.com gig with support from the rest of us. We’d love to see as many people there as can go and that we can accomodate. Please try and encourage any politicians and journalists you know to come along too.
We’ll be using the tag “irishelection2007” to tag all posts that cover this event.
A registration form will go up soon so you can register for the event. Details of guest speakers will appear in due course too.
Update: Coverage on Slugger.
Press release below:
Inaugural conference on blogging and politics to be held in Dublin on October 7th.
The heavyweights of the growing Irish blogging community will mix with politicians, journalists and interested members of the public at an event called “Blogging the Election” In Dublin in October. The event is being billed as an informal meeting and discussion on how new Internet tools like blogging can help and influence the very traditional political process in Ireland.
Politics website IrishElection.com will be running the event with the support of political commentator Mick Fealty from website SluggerOToole.com, campaigner Suzy Byrne from MamanPoulet.com and Internet lobbyist Damien Mulley.
Cian O’Flaherty from IrishElection.com stated “Irish Politics has yet to embrace and tap into the ability of the Internet to energise interest in politics and political campaigning. The “Blogging the Election” event will explore how bloggers can benefit elections and help shape the future of politics.”
Mick Fealty from Slugger O’Toole added “Next year’s general election holds possibilities for a blogging breakthrough in Irish politics and we will be exploring this issue in depth via experienced guest speakers and by facilitating a series of open spaces in which participants can host their own conversations, probing issues that they are passionate about.”
More information is available from www.IrishElection.com
About blogging and politics:
Blogging has revolutionised online communication in way that few previously imagined. It has allowed intelligent audiences to make faster and smarter responses that often disrupt traditional top down news flows. It puts considerable power in the hands of ordinary citizens to disrupt cosy consensuses of established political and media elites.
In the US, bloggers have shaped some of the biggest news stories and continue to provide a decisive influence, even inside political parties. In Britain, a new breed of aggressive anti-government bloggers has been generating stories that have brought them into the centre of the mainstream establishment, the Deputy Prime Minister the most senior politician to feel the heat.
Tonnes of hits because of a voicemailFriday, September 8th, 2006
An amazing number coming from Government IP addresses. 🙂
The remixed voicemail. Now you can dance to it. Dance like the Billy Barrie kid we all never wanted to be.