Archive for February, 2007

Bye Bye Bodega :(

Monday, February 5th, 2007

As Tom notes, the Bodega is closing. This Friday in fact. I really loved that bar. Anyone interested in going in there on Thu or Friday evening for one last hurrah and to thank the staff. Or most of them anyway. With a few exceptions the staff in there are wonderfully helpful and friendly and quite chatty. You feel welcome in the place unlike so many other places these days. What’s worse is that they’re turning it into a clothes store or something. Jesus. More here on too. Also more here and here.

Anyway, who fancies calling in and having a pint there to say goodbye?

Which TDs are on drugs? Sign a petition to find out

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Drug test your TD. Enda Kenny wants to drug test schoolkids. Enda should be tested too and all the rest. I’d love to know what kind of weed some Ministers seem to be smoking.

Update: John in the comments points to what happened in Italy.

Fluffy Links – February 5th 2007

Monday, February 5th, 2007

John Handelaar points to some old ads for audio tapes. Tapes!

Nice to see Walter get a mention again
. Rubbing shoulders with the best photo editing apps out there.

Nailing jelly to a wall. Can’t be done, I’m betting it can if thought through. Ideally this should have been a video on YouTube.

Rob has yet another blog.

The High Stool gives good coverage to Duke Special.

Fucking with parking meters using well-placed stickers.

William Gibson’s new book is called Spook Country.

Here is Duke on Jools Holland:

Trolling Mac fans:

Doctor Who and the Dalek where the Dalek is uttering dialog from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

IDAFYA 3 – – Update my friends

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

Part 3 of “I didn’t ask for your f… advice”. Roam4Free recently launched their roaming pre-paid sim card. The idea is that receiving calls and making calls will be cheap with this sim. The main drawbacks for the service are that people will have to ring an Estonian mobile number to contact you and the same goes for texts. I may be wrong, but I don’t see anywhere on the site that says you can update your friends with your new number. A simple service to add then would be to upload an address book and have a simple “Update my friends” option which would ask for some dates and numbers and you could sent texts out to all your friends, colleagues and clients with a text message like the following:

Hi Everyone,
This is Pat Phelan, this is my number while I’m traveling. If you want to contact me from February 12th to February 23rd or anytime I’m away then use this number.

Blunt Cogs – Whatever you want lads

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

Irish Blog Awards jumps shark when mentioned in a comic strip:

I’ve just subscribed to them. You should too!

Fluffy Links – February 1st 2007

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

I love this. Fake confessions. Nonstory til the Church made it one. Probably the plan all along.

Jumping the Tour De France

28% of net users tag? Impressive.

Clever billboard “sex crazy” ad.

Highest APRU for Ireland for Voda. Voda customers here shell out more than twice Voda Germany customers pay.

Hooray Funky links! Oh my god that’s the funky link.

Why can’t a person tickle themselves?

Right, signing off til Friday evening when I’m back in Cork. Don’t break anything while I’m way.