Most of the complaints were about pricing issues and dodgy terms and conditions as well as this famous deceptive flyer but one was about the fact that Perlico billed their 1Mb broadband package as “superfast”. They aren’t allowed to do that anymore.
Archive for July, 2008
Eames Solicitors sent in this Freedom of Information request:
Reports which relate to the telecommunications assets of the State or State owned bodies, one of which relates to Project Dingle.
The Department says yup, you probably mean this report: “Potential for Enhancing and Augmenting SemiState Telecommunicaton Assets”. Then tells them due to commercial sensitive information in the report and because of the deliberation process of Government decisions, they can’t provide it. Application refused. Eames appealed. Again refused.
Uh, so why can’t the public find out what taxpayer paid for assets are and what the Government is doing with them?
Sometimes you can be more open and honest with strangers than with friends and family. What can be too much information for a friend isn’t for some strangers. I think many blogs are handy confessionals, like post secret.
Unfortunately my friends who don’t blog are now reading this blog and many who read this blog have become some of my best friends so I seem to be hamstrung just a little when it comes to making this a dear diary thing. But almost like the way people ask philosophical-like questions at 4am while being half-stoned, why not go and ask in public a question or thought you had but kept to yourself?
Here’s my contribution:
How come within minutes of eating asparagus, your wee smells of it? It’s the same for coffee.
Oh what, you thought I was going to be high brow or intellectual? Pah.
Boards.ie are giving away all their collected data. That’s 10 years of posts and threads from massively massive discussion site Boards.ie and all now available for download. It’s a bold and open move. And very exciting.
And if that’s not enough, there’s a bloody big competition for people to do interesting things with the data. The most interesting apps or thingymabobs win prizes:
* The first prize is an Amazon voucher for $4000 (~€2500)
* The second prize is a voucher for $2000 (~€1250)
* The third prize is a voucher for $1000 (~€625)
See more here on John Breslin’s blog.
I’ve love a Google News/Boards.ie mashup and a timeline kind of thing. Pick a date from a timeline, see the main news from Google and then see how people on Boards.ie reacted.
Or pick a few brands that became over the past few years and plot the rise of them. Sociology and Anthropology researchers will have a field day with these things.
When was the first mention of x on boards.ie and the first use of “celtic tiger” etc. etc.
Screw Google’s zeitgeist, what was the most linked to site in 1998, 1999, 2003?
Well done the Boards.ie owners for doing such a thing.
Ant Galvin’s blog.
Ben on his Mobile Me package.
XP on the OLPC seems to be shit.
Meanwhile some people think Vista rocks when told it’s not Vista. Hmm.
I’m a cynic but Obama would have known this would happen.
Dexter season 3. Yawn.
The actual business blog for my new company will be set up in the next while on a different domain so these self-promotional things will go away then and it’s back to slagging politicians and the town of Muff. Promise.
The Cork Media Training event will happen mid-August. Dates will follow.
On Wednesday, 15th October, at the ICS Headquarters in Crescent Hall and in association with said Irish Computer Society I’ll be doing a day-long course on Business Blogging. Contact them if you want to sign up.
On Wednesday, 29th October, again with the ICS in Dublin I’ll be doing a day-long course on New Communications and Online Marketing.
There’s also versions of these (in assoc. with another org) going to happen in Cork. Possibly Limerick too.
I think I’m doing some free talk with it@cork in October as well. Stay tuned.
Yeah I dunno why I have beans in the pic. Colour.
Last day to give feedback about IrishBlogs.ie
Swear I’m not Paul. Another music blog but pretty damned good all the same.
Joomla to wordpress importer from Cathal.
A Bebo page for Roches Stores. RIP.
I began Life as a simple furniture store and expanded to Cork’s largest dept. store hiring many a mouldy college student to stack shelves and hook up.
The Beeb have at Stephen Fry about Apple.
Steve Jobs, arrogant fuck. Love it.
Via Joel, it seems Second Life is fueled by the sale of women’s dresses in the virtual world. Just like we have a recession in Ireland due to the housing issues, will we see the same if the market is flooded with dresses and too many people overspend on them?
This was in April but is still good. How to prevent your daughter from becoming a vegetarian.
Helicopters going upside down, just rock: