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Blogger dinner Oct 17th in Cork – Meet Shel and Rick

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Don’t forget to put yourself down for the blogger dinner. Pat Phelan is organising this and is looking for numbers now so don’t forget to sign up.

Fluffy Links Sept 13th 2006

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

New iPod ad:

Oooh Google are rebels for Banned Books Week. Will they have a “banned search results in China” week too?

We all know by now that taking pics of buildings in some major cities gets the police and security people all worked up. Unlike the States, the English are terribly nice about it all.

Lessig at Linux World. Not watched this yet but his presentations using powerpoint are excellent. Less is more.

The Net Democracy Guide. Might be useful to read before the “Blogging the Election” event.

Bonus video for those getting Junior Cert results, this is Ze Frank talking about college degrees:

the show with zefrank

I don’t think it’s just me that awaits the return of United Irelander

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Not even “The Trowel” McDowell has tempted United Irelander to come back. Damn.

Digital hub is location for the “Blogging the Election” Conference

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Cian has just announced that we’ll be having the election conference in the digital hub. Lunch will be provided on the day too. We just need a reasonably priced caterer. 🙂

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

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Pimp my Trolley

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

While our very hard working Lan Admin (I have to say that as he reads this blog and controls the net connection) was away we took his normal looking blue trolley and pimped it. [Insert multiple expletives in this post] We gave it a new coat of paint, go-faster stripes and SO much more. Now our Lan Admin has put the ugliest fucking trolley in the world up for auction on eBay.

Go bid on it if you want.

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UPDATE: Check out the questions in the auction item.

Fluffy Links Sept 12th 2006

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

The latest 50 most expensive Google ad words. A Bertie Ahern ad costs €8 per click. Can anyone confirm this?

Joe Drumgoole’s ‘Are you readable’ criteria. I certainly don’t fit it as I post waaaay too much. I was always wondering for feed readers if there was a “going on hols” or “back from hols” option that just wiped all content except for the last 5 posts from Digg feeds and Engadget etc but still sucked down the posts from say all the Irish Bloggers and others. It would know how to do this by some labels you’d set.

Twenty will be speaking at the “Blogging the Election” conference. He’s a political consultant now.

Give himself a catchy ‘middle name’ like darts players or wrestlers have. Michael “Hooch demon” McDowell or Michael “The Trowel” McDowell would look brilliant on the election posters.

Pat notes a lad called Noah is auctioning his time on Ebay.

Big fuck-off crater under Antarctica. I want to go even more now.

Nivek has started a new blog. Blogging from SA.

Mmm a designer torch.

Desolation Row tells us Tom Waits is to release a triple album. Multiple wootage! Jimmy also points to this great Letterman appearance:

Not safe for work. Someone takes the song “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails (a big fav of mine) and cuts up footage from Star Trek and creates a fanfic short about Kirk and Spock with homoerotic overtones. Actually they seemed to have spliced in an actual porn movie into a quick scene though you don’t see anything really. But again, not safe for work. Makes you want to watch it even more now doesn’t it?

I wish this was the official BarCamp T-Shirt:

Recently bought Sopranos on DVD. First three seasons. Still on season 1. Watched this episode last night. It ends with a song from Cake called Frank Sinatra. Here are the lyrics:

We know of an ancient radiation
That haunts dismembered constellations,
A faintly glimmering radio station.
While Frank Sinatra sings Stormy Weather,
The flies and spiders get along together,
Cobwebs fall on an old skipping record.

Beyond the suns that guard this roof,
Beyond your flowers of flaming truths,
Beyond your latest ad campaigns,
An old man sits collecting stamps
In a room all filled with Chinese lamps.
He saves what others throw away.
He says that he’ll be rich some day.

We know of an ancient radiation
That haunts dismembered constellations,
A faintly glimmering radio station.

We know of an ancient radiation
That haunts dismembered constellations,
A faintly glimmering radio station.
While Frank Sinatra sings Stormy Weather,
The flies and spiders get along together,
Cobwebs fall on an old skipping record.

Trinity Venture Capital to talk at BarCamp Ireland and we got more sponsors!

Monday, September 11th, 2006

BarCamp IrelandBrian Caulfield from Trinity Venture Capital will be giving a talk at BarCamp Ireland entitled “Understanding and accessing venture capital funding”. It being an unconference it will be a lot more interactive, we hope.

Rob Synnott is also going to give a talk on Lisp entitled: “Web programming in Common Lisp; modern problems in a Cold War language.”

Also, Ed from Hosting365 just gave us a whole lotta wonga for BarCamp and Trinity Venture Capital have also stepped in as sponsors. Sweet.

Things are coming together nicely for this.

New blogs on the block moved to

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Irish Blog AwardsThe new blogs on the block post for this week is over on the Irish Blog Awards website. That’s where they’ll be from now on until the end of the year and then they’ll probably switch back here.

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Monday, September 11th, 2006

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