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Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Got their album recently and really impressed with it.

Meanwhile Justice V Simian – We are your friends:

Broadband lobby group – Barry wants one started

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

So Barry, frequent visitor to this blog has posted a thread on the old IrelandOffline forum looking for interested people who want to campaign to get the rest of the country broadband. I won’t be involved, just so we’re clear. Ive done my time and it’s about time that all those people who get on to me on an almost daily basis still and say “someone should do something” should themselves be that someone. So Barry is doing just that but he needs the help of others too. With the recent attitude from Lying Eamon Ryan, there is a definite need for some kind of lobby group and Shane Ross can’t be left to be the only person fighting for broadband, he needs others to row in too. So get over to IrelandOffline’s forum or if you don’t want to join Boards.ie (whyonearthnot?) leave a comment here and Barry can respond.

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As an example of the sheer bad attitude from Eamon Ryan and the Government, here’s a short clipping from the Sunday Times

John McElligott, the managing director of eBay in Ireland, has called on the minister to take a “quantum leap” by investing in NGNs, bringing Irish broadband speeds closer to the 100 megabits per second (Mbits/s) enjoyed in some countries. Irish download speeds for residential broadband users are a maximum of 12 Mbit/s. Most of the country operates on speeds of 1-2 Mbit/s. Ryan said McElligott was “right to be ambitious”, but questioned his thinking. “John runs eBay. When he starts running a construction company, he can advise me on digging holes to every home in the country,” Ryan said.

Cos Ryan clearly has a PhD in telecoms and broadband…

Sorry Glengarriff Lodge I’m not gonna rig Google for you

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

While many Irish bloggers are linking to the Glengarriff Lodge site with certain keywords so it’ll do well in Google, I’m not going to.

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I’d rather preserve the fact that when I blog I am not given money or the chance of winning something of monetary value to be inspired to write that post. That’s not stopping others though from taking part in their competition. Details here. Seems you can only be in the chance of winning if there over 25 other people using the Google rigging text. The Glengarriff Lodge does look nice I have to say, I agree with Donncha, it’s a shame though that they are using a technique as odious as Pay Per Post to promote themselves. As a great man once said, that’s just SEO bullshit.

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Luxury Self Catering

Discount to see Guy Cowabunga, Robin Williams, Tom Raftery and loads more

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Oh, I meant Kawasaki, Guy Kawasaki. And Anthony Williams, the guy behind Wikinomics. And Tom. So yes, the Irish Softwre Association are offering via me a discount of 15% for the first 10 people to use the code “Mulley’08” when they register for the ISA 2008 conference which takes place on February 28th. For a while I felt special… but … If you want you can also get the same discount from Tom. Details here.

Cork City Hall Car Park

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Cork City Hall Car Park

Today is “Annoy Busy People” Friday

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Today is Annoy Busy People Friday. Yes I just made it up. If you have friends on GMail chat or MSN or YahooIM or whatever and they’ve marked themselves as busy, then it’s time to email them and Facebook message them and IM them and text them and ring them. Make sure that your messages will frustrate them because they are so inconsequential compared to the task they are doing. “So, yeah, ever wondered about the sky being blue?” “What’s the biggest number you’ve counted up to? Is it 1003 or maybe 2036 or maybe 917?”. You get the idea. Terrorise a friend, g’wan, it’s Friday.

eircom innovation fund – Last Day

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Today’s the last day. Have you sent something in? Well worth doing.

Lying Ryan on Prime Time

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Dear Lying

We suddenly have 120k people on mobile broadband? Didn’t you tell Bertie 90k just the other day and he said it on YouTube? Who to believe, who to believe. Not you.

You got caught with the maps. Badly. First anyone had heard about the maps being constantly updated. Should I FOI that too? According to you I should find a few iterations of that map when I do another FOI. I think I will so.

The National Broadband Scheme will be finished in 12 months. Really? If I asked eircom, BT and Three, would they agree? I’m going to ask them tomorrow to check.

We are NOT midtable OCED, we are not average. Bertie even said that the other day and that figure includes mobile broadband figures that are not counted by the OECD.

Loved when they quoted the DCMNR FOI’d documents about resources. Muhaha. Punk’d

Fluffy Links – Thursday February 14th 2008

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

I had a Moot Court exam thing today so was studying a little bit yesterday and so didn’t have time to do the fluffies. So here they are.

Pat Kenny has a blog!

The Tuppenceworth blog are asking for you to send them details about the management fees you pay. Crowdsourcing!

Reuters continue to do clever things. Like OpenCalais.

Bob Woodward speaks at Google. If you don’t know who he is, Google him!

The Jawbone bluetooth headset ad features snogging rugby players. Dieux de Stade they ain’t.

Chris Walken reading a kiddie story:

Via Colm Brophy The new Indiana Jones trailer:

Denis O’Brien does it all and then some!

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

He saved Irish soccer, nothing to do with his hatred of eircom of course, you can get his taxi to the matches, while listening to TodayFM or Newstalk (both his), you can thank him for getting you your job and now he can even get you a date. Rides of all sorts. Anything he can’t do? (Apart from stay in the country long enough to pay taxes)