Archive for January, 2007

Blogorrah to launch Huff Post blog for Ireland?

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Via the Irish Echo:

O’Connor thinks blogging has the potential to significantly impact on the election outcome.

“It’s going to be a bloggers election,” he said. “An Irish election has never been held up for the kind of scrutiny that bloggers can offer. The majority of Irish media tows a certain line: this is how we’re supposed to feel, this is how we’re supposed to react. I think there’s an irreverence that blogging can offer. I think the bloggers are a lot more in touch with the people, whose views are a lot more mixed, a lot more confused and, in some cases, a lot more apathetic than people think.”

The Blogorrah team is keen to get involved with the election; their next step is to start up a more politically-based Irish blog, akin to the Huffington Post, that will give Irish bloggers a forum in which to discuss and openly debate political matters.

So there ye have it folks. I’d love to see something like this. Competition is great. While they’re at it they should buy Beaut.ie before the Indo or Times snaps them up. Oh and pity Lads.ie is taken as that would be great to see a website geared towards Irish lads. I wonder could there be an Irish version of Fleshbot too… wishful thinking. This is kind of my second Blogorrah related post today. No, I don’t want a job. Juggling 5 is enough ta.

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Lots of bloggers in Dublin on Feb 1st

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Myself, John, Brian, and Johnny will be at the Digital Media Awards tomorrow evening. EDIT: And Conn! There’s also a blogger curry going on in Dublin organised by Paul Walsh. I also hear that John “I didn’t know he was a ginger til Blogorrah mentioned it”Ryan will aso be at the Digital Media Awards. Himself and John Breslin and a few others are up for the Best Blog award. (Not affiliated with the Irish Blog Awards) I got a spare ticket at the last minute so I’ve given it to Twenty. John, he’ll be the one with the slingshot.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday January 31st 2007

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Flowers Made Easy have a bebo page.

Nostalgia links from Mick.

I did not choke. See.

Mobile providers not making as much. My heart bleeds.

Meanwhile the French Regulator has a pair and fights in Court to fine France Telecom a heap of money. Unlike the Poodle who capitulates and settles most cases on the steps of the Court. Or as the recent case was, they let eircom off with gross abuse of data AND agree not to find eircom at fault. What bollox.

I will never use it. But I want one. Simpsons Donut Maker.

No Wow with Vista despite the marketing.

Trolley fun.

Micheál it might not affect your reality but it reflects the reality of 350 bloody people in Cork.

Two projects I’m working on are because of ideas in the shower. I agree with Robin, I do think showers are like meditating. Only time I am away from all my distractions. I wonder are there are a lot of “entrepreneurs” like that.

And they call it pocket love. Levi’s sues over pocket design.

There’s tough bastards and there’s Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Cutting off yer own fingers. Damn.

Anyone in Dublin annoyed with their eircom service? Contact me asap

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Anyone in the Dublin area one of the people that emailed Ray D’Arcy about their eircom issues? If so email me: damien < at > mulley dot Net. Looking to talk to someone this evening.

Update: Sorted.

Van Jacobson “A New Way to Look at Networking.” – Talk at Google

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Via ITU blog – Van Jacobson presents his talk entitled “A New Way to Look at Networking.”

Jacobson’s motivation for giving this talk is his feeling that in the last decade network research in the United States has been at a dead end. Despite technological advances, everything with networking is becoming more difficult.

Van Jacobson is a Research Fellow at PARC. Prior to that he was Chief Scientist and co-founder of … all » Packet Design. Prior to that he was Chief Scientist at Cisco. Prior to that he was head of the Network Research group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He’s been studying networking since 1969.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday January 30th 2007

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Joanna Newsom at Olympia sold out. I got my tickets!

A watch with a working digital hourglass display. I want.

You Park Like An Asshole. Can we have one for Ireland? YouParkLikeALanger for hyperlocal markets.

YouTube added a digg button. Makes sense. Glad to see them do it though. Wonder will DIgg get even more traffic?

Elephant in way. Makes mathematical sense.

Ah blog awards!

Steve Irwin meets the gay intern from the Leno show. “Sweetheart er I mean mate.”

Battlestar – New crew in town

Driving along in my automobile. Humvee in Baghdad:

SoicalImpact.ie – Measuring the effects of policy?

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Richard has an idea to measure the impact of political decisions. It is modeled on the new site Dotherightthing.com, which as Richard describes:

lets people post commentary and links to content about the actions of companies. Others can then vote on the content and decide whether the issues discussed have a negative or positive impact.

Richard says:

I think the Irish version should be based not on corporate social responsibility but on the actions of politicians and political parties. Set it up, publish commentary about Irish politics (think about some of the recent furores) and let people decide on the impact.

I’d fully support, promote and contribute to this idea.

Also, it does seem that Hilary Clinton’s people are getting the web. Via JesusJarvis (the saviour of media) comes news that she has now posted a question to Yahoo! answers asking for opinions on the American Health Care System. She’s gotten 35,000 answers so far.

Someone really needs to act as a broker for the genius technology creators and political people. Both sides could seriously benefit from interacting with each other.

City-wide free Wifi for Dublin

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

The Times, mentions Dublin City council is tendering for a free Wifi network. Will they do what Google did in San Fran and make back money from hyper-localised ads? Now if Smart made the WiFi network in Cork free, they’d take some of their glory. :)

Flux Radio show talking about Media Intrusion

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Caught an ad on Morning Ireland this morning that the Flux show will have a show about an event that happened in a small community and how the media circus impacted on the lives of people. It sounded interesting but I’ll be in lectures so won’t be able to listen in.

Fluffy links – January 29th 2007

Monday, January 29th, 2007

35 acre subterranean Cold War City in the UK!

Another getting things done diagram.

Now that’s a gun and a half.

Do not look at this if you just ate. Thanks Andrew.

Some fucked up driving from a schoolbus driver. No kids were on board at the time. Otto was driving yeah?

Caffeine infused donuts. But what if you want to sleep after eating them?

C.H.O.P.S. Changing Homosexuals into Ordinary People.

Let me be the second to welcome our robot overlords

Final Episode of Lost preview: