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Fluffy links – Monday June 18th 2007

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Sean Deasy’s PC repair toolkit. Handy list of apps if you are the bloody relative that “knows stuff about computers”.

The Social and Health Education Project. blurb:

To enable people to achieve personal effectiveness: the capacity to discern and adopt health-enhancing and socially just behaviours which optimise individual and community wellbeing and promote the integrity of the natural environment.

Chewing gum for men. This seems like it’s straight out of Anchorman.

Doing the Irish oral exams using a mobile.

So you have a Facebook account and you are getting worried about the creeping erosion of your privacy, the more it asks of you and the more people add you as a friend. So you decide the world doesn’t need to know everything about you and your fianceé. Except getting rid of that information gets Loic LeMeur to twitter than you’ve split with your girl. 760+ people get this news instantly. Tonnes of emails and contacts later you are still explaining you are not have breaking up, you just want privacy.

Dell messes up to start with, trying to take a site down but then quickly remedies the situation after realising they made a mistake and saying sorry.

Things that go boom.

A rocket fuel depot explodes:

Assorted boomy things:

I’d hire her – Red Mum is job hunting

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

She’s good at blogging (award winning), she has extensive press experience (being a press officer for a political party), she’s a webmaster, she’s an amazing photographer and she’s a journalist. Oh yes and it was Red Mum that did the “This is … ” videos for the Labour Party. Remember them? Consider hiring her because her contract is now up. We have yet to see people hired to be social web type people around these parts. Maybe this will change.

Testing out LouderVoice review site

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

The last blog post below was written by me over on and it posted it here on this blog. For some reason though the main review text showed up white in the blog post so I had to manually edit the post. I think this is down to the class “description” which makes all the text inside it appear white. On my blog anyway. I am running an older version of WordPress so maybe that’s why? Also the review over on the site says “No Item Available” under the Review title. Hmmmz.

Feature requests:
1. It’d be handy if there was an option to time the review posts to go out. Write 50 reviews and have one go out every day, kind of thing. Sometimes one is in reviewing kind of mood and will do reviews in blocks.
2. The ability to also embed video reviews.

Liking the site and will write a few more reviews.

Blood – There will be

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Via Critical MassThere will be blood. Another movie with Daniel Day Lewis being intense. All about the oil business.

Handelaar’s meme – Things about me that you wouldn’t think were true, but are.

Friday, June 15th, 2007

He made me do it. Things about me that you wouldn’t think were true, but are.

1. Despite TV appearances, newspaper interviews, talking at conferences and doing about 120 radio interviews in the past few years, I am a very shy person and I’d class myself as introverted.

2. My name is Timothy.

3. I don’t like making even numbered lists. I don’t sit in even numbered seats in airplanes and I make sure my fluffy links go out on odd numbered timestamps. What makes it worse is that 45 or 25 or 35 is also too uniform for my tastes.

4. I own a Mac.

Beirut Tickets – Alan O’Connell is the winner

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Congrats to Alan O’Connell. Email sent to you with the details. Thanks to everyone that entered the draw. I forgot to mention that Alan will be required to shout “Free bird” at the concert.

In fact Ah, is gone

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Bye lads. Another great blog gone. I hope some of the lads start their own blogs, if they have time.

Fluffy Links – Friday June 15th 2007

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Via You Ain’t No Picasso: Feist and a little bit of Grizzly bear.

Consider signing up for Paddy’s Valley.

Forget not that BarCamp Belfast is on June 30th. They’re looking for speakers and attendees so g’wan, it’ll be worth the trip.

eBay shows Google who the Daddy is. Google decide to run an event at the same time as eBay to try and nab some of their customers. eBay cancels all Google Ads. Google cancels their own event.

Don’t forget the draw for 2 tickets to Beirut. Last few hours of it!

Paddy’s Valley – What exactly do we want to do

Thursday, June 14th, 2007


20 people at most.
Rent a minibus. (I’d love to get a few VW camper vans to tour in)
Get a central hotel.
Visit the historical Silicon Valley places where the big tech guys started and do touristy stuff too.
Meet some VCs and Valley people and get to know them.
Exchange cards and build friendships.
Have a showcase evening on one of the evenings to show off the companies who have come over.

Eamon Ryan is Comms Minister

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Goodbye Dialup Dempsey, hello someone that is more able to fix the communications problems than anyone to date. I’m actually quite happy and confident that Eamon Ryan is the new Minister for Energy, Communications and Natural Resources. There were bits of the Green Manifesto I disagreed with but I hope most of it is implemented. It was a very tough decision shutting down IrelandOffline last week but it gets a little easier to sleep knowing the new boss is not a Fianna Fáiler, PDr or Fine Gaeler. Fingers crossed. Minister, please do something about ComReg.

Update: Seven months later and Minister Ryan is probably the worst Communications Minister so far. A total disgrace.