BarCamp Dublin is on this Saturday, you going?
Speaking of which, don’t forget to register for ShareIT Dublin which is on Saturday April 28th. Free business training for startups!
Via Niall: An entire wedding party does the Thriller dance at their reception:
Nooo, they want to destroy Bloggorah by getting rid of lovely girls. Best Blogorrah headline in a while, cos there’s been some great ones: Lovely Girls Lubricate Dick. Why on earth are the PR company defending themselves, why are people not questioning the expense wasted on this?
Mobile phones wanted. Apply within.
Rufus Wainwright – Going To A Town
Why the shootings mean you must support my politics. a new version of the “Why the Bombings Mean That We Must Support My Politics“. Totally interchangeable with “Why the Kathy Sierra threats mean that you must support my code of conduct.”
Go sign up for BarCamp Dublin. I won’t be attending but were I going I’d be taking a seat at the following talks, which are but a few of many on offer on Saturday and all free and all set at the Digital Hub in Dublin:
- Tom Raftery. CIX – Setting up an energy efficient/carbon neutral Data Centre.
- Eoin O’Dell. Law of Blogs; Blogs of Law
- Darren Barefoot, Social media marketing, or how I learned to love the mob.
- Colin Whittaker, The realities of building an LLU network in Ireland.
- Keith Bohanna & Tom Corcoran, Keith; GTD – my implementation of Getting Things Done – I’ve Practiced, now I’ll Preach, Tom; Spreading the Word – his experience of getting a team up to GTD speed
- John Ward. Cengal – Selling Web 2.0 to Irish Financial Institutions.
Well done to the organisers of this event.
Offer applies to 3rd level students, postgrads, teaching or research staff, and lecturers only.
The terms and conditions don’t mention whether you own the domain name or not. What’s the story with that Dan?
Via Tom Coates is news that Yahoo! and the BBC are having a hack day on June 16th and 17th! Yes, hackday is over two days. It’s free and you can register here. The HackDay site is haxorifically cute with all the oldstyle terminal green and text changing as you mouse over it.
More of the blurb:
We’ll have a whole bunch of speakers from Flickr, Yahoo! and the BBC to start us off. We’ll have foodâ€”mostly flatâ€”to meet the specialised needs of our guests. There may be booze. I’m not telling. If you want, you can stay awake all night or crash out in a corner in a sleeping bag. The only requirement or restriction (except for the legal ones, which you should probably read) is that you come to the event and try and build something, ideally using some of the stuff that the organisations hosting the event have to offer.
Don’t forget to register for ShareIT Dublin which is on Saturday April 28th. Free business training for startups!
BarCamp Dublin is on this Saturday, you going? (I can’t go unfortunately.)
Come back Julianstown Blog, all is forgiven.
Here’s a nice new ranty Irish blog. Blog the Bog. Liking it.
Responses from candidates for the upcoming General Election 2007 in Ireland on gay marriage.
iQ Content did a nice piece on Political Party websites. Not much regard for any of them at all.
Spam scammers now using the Haughey dynasty name. 🙂 Greeting gentle brave sir kind, I am Abwallah Maureen Inshoota Haughey…
Will it blend is old school. How about Will it freeze?
ElectSusie.com – Using your kid to make a point. Is it exploitation in itself to use a kid to campaign for child health care?
My name is Susie Flynn. I am running for President of the United States of America to help the nine million children who have no health insurance. This is a crisis. These children have been let down, yet the people accountable are doing too little to solve it.
Her announcement to run (Very slick production) – Viewed 2,606 times:
Her message to Congress:
I’m hoping to do a project with mobile phones later in the Summer and will need a lot of mobile phones to do it. The criteria is they have to be working. Unlocked would be even better. They need to be able to send texts and make and receive calls. Age doesn’t matter too much.
No, you won’t get them back and no I’m not going to tell you just yet what the project is and to be completely honest, the phone would probably be put to better use if it was given to a third world charity that collects them. (If someone can provide a link to one, I’ll put up here.)
Found a few interesting blogs on the Irish Health system. First is The Bitter Pill – An insiderâ€™s view on the Irish Health Service. Blurb:
Iâ€™m a junior doctor working in the Irish Health Service, and Iâ€™m absoutely sick and tired of seeing nothing being done to address the various problems running unchecked that have nearly brought the service to its knees. Iâ€™ve decided that the only way things will ever change is if people who know whatâ€™s really going on inside the ranks and behind the close doors speak out. We need whistleblowers.
“I went to my local doctor, I just wanted to know what to do. He just said to me, some kids turn out to be scum.”
“I started crying, I was in the bottom of a big black hole. I said what am I going to do now, I thought I’ll give him money for heroin and that will keep him going. We went off to Dublin to get the heroin.”
The Irish invasion of Silicon Valley has gained quite a bit of momentum in the past few days and today a press release was sent out about it. 18 have now signed up on the Wiki but if anyone wants to build a form for people to register with, please do. Not everyone wants or knows how to play with a Wiki. There’s now also a tag for this event which naturally is: paddysvalley