As the whole damned network is down. Getting various reports from all over the country that the BT service is down. eircom maybe thieving bastards but they have probably the best service around.
Archive for February, 2007
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Ah mathematics. I hated you in school and hated you in college but thanks to you, people *can* fold a piece of paper 12 times.
a teacher in Richton, Mo., posted a request for a $392 camcorder for her kids to act out stories they’re reading; a teacher in New York City asked for a rug on which to read stories to kindergarteners ($474); and a teacher in a 100 percent low-income school in Los Angeles wants a $414 telescope to teach astronomy to her students. Donors scroll through the hundreds of proposals (searchable by region, subject, level of school poverty, etc.) and fund them in whole or in part with a couple of clicks.
Marmite. Ugh. Marmite using Guinness yeast. Still Ugh.
Dialog from Glengarry Glen Ross. Almost as good as the dialog from Wallstreet. Greed is good.
Via Fred, Arcade Fire in Union Square:
Anyone remember The Secret Life of Machines? I remember watching it in school and then on telly at weird hours too. Well you can see many of them on Google Video now and you can even download them on bittorrent with it seems the permission of show creator Tim Hunkin. They’re all quite entertaining and well worth watching. Kids will even enjoy them. Tim was also the bloke that designed the Flying Pigs for Pink Floyd.
Here’s The Secret Life of the Lift:
Kate Bush can sing about em so why not have a programme about them, the Secret Life of the Washing Machine:
The No Asshole rule. Something I want to implement a lot more in recent times.
The hum of the earth. No, not the smell.
Votes from 67 countries. Some reach for the Blog Awards.
The joys of tech support:
Lithium with sock puppets – Polyphonic Spree
Polyphonic – Sgt Peppers
Educamp Ireland – A BarCamp on the Irish Education system. For the resources that schools are given, they do a fantastic job but a great deal more needs to be done.
ByteSense. Analyse your AdSense earnings. Yet another fantastic application from Robin.
Michael Gartenberg, the next Scoble? Been a big fan of Michael for the past few years. A very high quality blogger, I look forward to his new blog.
The one that got away:
The Best Blog Award for the night is still up for grabs. Despite past interest, there doesn’t seem to be much now. Go on, make a bid. Also, we’ll have an official podcast of the event (and many unofficial ones) and we’re looking for sponsorship for that too.
p.s. Insomnia sucks
If you are looking for something different to do tonight, youâ€™re in luck. Something very cool sounding is happening in Christchurch Cathedral and itâ€™s FREE in.
Paul Ayres performs Happy Hardcore tunes as recognisable and playable music on a pipe organ.
Well done Jenny Ring. He work to be displayed in the Tate Modern.
Via Phil. Badly Drawn Boy in Belfast:
Sources close to the company said yesterday that BT Ireland is over-staffed and is likely to reconsider its position in relation to residential telecoms services, including fixed-line telephony and broadband services.
Market commentators said yesterday that if BT did decide to pull out of the residential market, it would be a blow to Ireland’s telecoms industry.
Recently, telecoms firm Magnet Networks confirmed it would not be offering Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) broadband services in the future and the Government has scrapped its group broadband scheme for rural areas.