Archive for August, 2007
A while back I posted that I was looking to do some profiles of tech companies. After emailing every Business Innovation Centre, every City and County Enterprise Board and sticking it on the blog, I got 17 replies. You’d think there’d be more people interested in that. Shame really. I’m not sure exactly what else I am meant to do to help get tech companies some attention but this seems to have failed a little. Still, the next time I hear tech companies bitch about lack of coverage and I know they got my email and didn’t bother filling in a simple form, you can imagine what I’ll say. One lovely “go to” person in one of the groups linked me to a fucking website and suggested I contact each one of her companies. Should I have also written their marketing plan?
Anyways, here are 17 of the companies so far who I will profile in the next while:
Want to be added? Fill in this form.
Mashup Camp, Trinity College Dublin, September 12th and 13th.
Firefox plugin to turn your GMail into an online drive.
Way back when, IBM were one of the first companies to encourage staff to use the web, then to blog and now to use virutal worlds. Each time they release guidelines and this is the one for virtual worlds.
Hugs. Or should that be *hugs*
Be Kind, Rewind – New Gondry movie. Oh yes:
The Faint – Agenda Suicide:
Alexia and Richard both have blog posts today which concentrate on the fact that ire should not be directed at Aer Lingus and the Transport Minister and some frank reassesments should occur on the abilities of Shannon and Limerick to attract business instead. Seriously, if a company decides to pull out, they might be jerks for impacting on the lives of a lot of people but why are we not seeing a collective reaction of “Fuck you, we don’t need you anyway, jerks” ? It is obvious to Aer Lingus that Belfast is more lucrative for them than Shannon, so why not change that? If Aer Lingus was the match that held up the whole house, then that is a MAJOR worry and as Alexia said, why the fuck should Aer Lingus be bribed to make them stay and the same offer not given to anyone else?
We do remember the days of Aer Lingus charging us 400 quid to the UK, right?
They turned the quirkiness up to 11 on this. Pushing Daisies is about a guy who can bring the dead back to life with a touch but another touch and they die again. Trouble is someone else will die if he lets someone live for longer than a minute.
The main storyline for this show is that he works with a private investigator to solve murders and they do it easily enough by just asking the victims. All in a very quirky manner. A very experienced and fantastic cast might make this fun but I was quite bored by the whole notion of it. Lovely cinematography but it’s like they have some kind of person employed to add more quirkiness to the pot. Think of it liek Deadwood but instead of cunt, cocksucker and fuck every 20 seconds, there’s quirkiness. You might want to murder someone just to get back to normality after watching a block of this. Not for everyone and not for me but worth watching. The first episode for this has been purposely leaked all over the Internet, thus ensuring a nice buzz.
Via Suzy and Irish Election is news of the latest Irish podcast, this one on politics. Anna Livia‘s Inside Out politics programme will now host the podcast edition of the show on IrishElection and it is also available on iTunes. A weekly podcast will go out plus other treats from their archives will go out too.
And I believe there’s more news from IrishElection on the way too 😉
Congrats to all involved.
Arcade Fire sold out already for Phoenix Park? Arghh. Karma that I have yet to get to one of their shows. 🙁
Google are finally announcing their online storage initiative. Though it seems to be uniting storage for their existing online applications and charging you to have additional space. A complete shock that Google will charge for storage. I thought they only liked getting money in via ad clicks?
taking foods from Wheat Thins to Chips Ahoy and dividing them into individually wrapped units of 100 calories each.
This is because extensive scientific evidence shows that round numbers lead to weight loss. Eating an entire box of Cheese Nips is unquestionably unhealthy, unless it’s really easy to do math afterward. This is why people in countries that use the metric system — which is to say pretty much any country except the United States — are much slimmer.
Monty Python Trek:
Via JoÃ«l Céré – Lions attack buffalo, take baby buffalo, buffalo come back for revenge: