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So do something

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Lots of whining and soul-searching because Bertie the Cunning was once again a winner. Twenty thinks that the 41% that voted him back in have no right to complain for the next 5 years but that still leaves a massive number who’ll still whine and do absolutely nothing but blame everything on those that did vote for Bertie while sitting on their asses pontificating and not actually doing anything tangible or constructive.

There’s more to do now than ever before and 5 years of Fianna Fail means even more to do. How many of those that whine and moan will actually do anything apart from hope that someone else will do something on their behalf in 5 years time? Self-serving people may have voted Bertie in, but a whole load of self-serving people wanted Pat and Enda and Trevor to get in too.

Reboot’s gonna rock

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Tom will be rubbing shoulders with an amazing array of geniuses and web legends at Reboot where he’ll be giving a talk. I’ll be there, as will Bernie and many more. I’m staying in the Hotel Fox, an art hotel. Oooer.

52 talks at this event so far and most of them seem to be really high class. Love the mixture of social and technology. Reboot is now sold out.

Can you DIGG this for me?

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Howdy everyone, if you have a DIGG account, can you DIGG this for me? Ta.

I’m over at IrishElection.com for the next 24/48 hours

Friday, May 25th, 2007

IrishElection.com just got a new tech upgrade in the past few hours. I’ll be part of the blogger warroom in Dublin in the morning. Thanks BT! People can phone in voicemails which are instantly playable on the website. Thanks MySay.com! People can also text in their news and gossip a special text line. Text WEB + Your message to 57188 There’s also email and all that lo-tech stuff. Details of how to interact are here. Why not direct your blog readers to the site?

Wisdom of Crowds: Network storage suggestions

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Anyone suggest some network storage for a home network? I have a few IDE drives that I want the other computers to connect to. They contain a lot of music but I’d sick of moving them in and out of machines or having to leave one machine on so another can access them. I’m not really interested either in building my own or using some linux fileserver. I don’t want new storage, more a box to stick them in to.

From doing a quick search I’ve come across these:

This Netgear Storage Central for 2x 3.5″ IDE HDD looks good at €97. There’s also the Netgear Storage Central Turbo for SATA drives which costs €219.

This D-link Network Storage Enclosure +USB Print Server, for 2x SATA 3,5″ at €249 isn’t bad. Anyone else got opinions?

Matt suggests getting an Airport extreme + Lacie 500GB HDD.

Fluffy Links – May 24th 2007

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

IrishElection.com are still looking for voluntary reporters for count day tomorrow. Sign up if you’ll be around a count centre.

They’ll also be offering free text updates during the day for those people who won’t be near a TV or Radio.

Additionally they have a nice little widget which displays text messages that you send into them tomorrow.

Now to get fluffy.

Bloggorah loves scraps but they didn’t even start this one. The only people that seem to love Rock the vote are themselves. Long time. And that tripe “only” cost 30k. Wow, to get 75k hits on YouTube, it cost them 30k? Here lads and lassies, I can get a video 100k views without any cost. 30k to tell you how. Don’t forget Jim’s great blog piece on this.

Best of luck to Robert Burke who’s leaving Microsoft Ireland. This is his new personal blog. Will you be leaving in the chip in your neck or take it out after you leave Microsoft?

Al Gore’s messy office with a triple giant computer display. Ka riest. I don’t trust neat desks.

The Cork Midsummer Festival really looks good.

Remember C&C Music Factory?

Gonna make you sweat:

Dedicated to Bertie and his finances. Things that make you go hmmm

Not the Fluffy Links – May 24th

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Your fluffy fix will be a bit late today but it will arrive. Stayed tuned!

G’wan the Grey Tigers

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

The very end is the best bit.

3 announce a Eur19.99 a month 3G Broadband package

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Currently testing their 3g laptop card and am very impressed. Now 3 just announced their broadband package will be €19.99 a month with a 10GB download cap. They also announced they now have a USB modem for €129 for those that don’t have laptops. Speeds in Dublin go up to 3.6Mbps.

Fluffy Links – May 23rd 2007

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Michael D is big in Japan France.

Robosapien the movie. Oh god. And they don’t want to make Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors? Gits.

IT@Cork are now doing IT Awards. Yay!

Not enough that they made Terminator 3 and are thinking about making 3 more movies, now there’s the Sarah Conor Chronicles. It does have the cute girl from Firefly (Summer Glau) and the cute guy from Heroes.

This is how the American military torture people. This is “waterboarding”: