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Pong V Roddick

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Update: MJ from Infurious turns this into a philosophy. I like.

We can now rename the Darwin Awards to the Irwin Awards

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Stupid git.

New blogs on the block – September 4th 2006

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Months ago I was asking was there any blogs on agriculture and farming. I didn’t find any. Last evening I found The Irish Farming blog. Begin Masse-Ferguson jokes.

John M. Ryan’s blog. Noticed a good bit of taffic coming from this blog last week. Thanks for the link John.

Via A guide to online Ireland is Mediangler, Haydn Shaughnessy’s blog.

Dan King aka the BOFH for Boards.ie is back blogging. New site, new weaponry or er something.

Twink goes apeshit – Leaves a voicemail for her ex-hubby

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

Blogorrah has had excellent coverage of this for the past while and you can go to the Warlords of Pez (best band in Ireland, please play at the Blog Awards!) website to listen to the actual voicemail.

There’s talk of t-shirts going on sale:

Twink T-shirt

The dance version.

Hello Tribune readers. Hello Sun readers. Hello Mirror readers.

First Tuesday Ireland has a blog

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

First Tuesday Ireland are now blogging. They had a blog just for their wireless conference but now there’s an all encompassing blog too. Welcome to the Irish Blogs FTIs!

Fighting junk mail – More loopholes than a Govt Bill

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

The Indo has a piece today on junk mail. Only a few thousand have opted out to receive snail mail spam. Yeah, you have to opt out in this country by sending in a form to the Irish Direct Marketing Association. That’s right Skippy, the industry is the one in charge of the opt-out database. Just like the Advertising Standards “Authority” of Ireland which is funded by the advertising industry. Self-regulation. But then we have a telecoms poodle that is funded by the telecoms industry.

Back to the point I’m going to make. So you fill out a form, sign it, send it into the industry representative group, they can take up to two months to process it and then you are off snail mail advertisments sent to you. BUT this does not include any of the crap the likes of Dell sends out as you were a customer previously. If you were a customer of a company that are sending you mailshots then you have to contact them directly and ask to be removed. Lovely. So off I trot to the IDMA site today only to find you can’t download the form that is to be filled out as the link is bust. If I was a cynic I’d say “that’s handy”. That’s handy. If you ring they’ll post a form out and you can fill it in. The catch you see is you must sign the form. I guess that’s why you can’t ring them up and have yourself removed. Yet you can sign up for any junk mail without signatures. You can find the form here though.

Imagine if there was an online service where you fill in all your details, postal address, phones, emails and all the various databases are told to have your details removed. One can only dream I guess.

Sending a kid down the waterslide to fix a blockage

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

This is a test

Issues with installing Notable WordPress plugin

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

I installed the Notable WordPress plugin yesterday and can’t seem to get it to work at all. Below is the configuration screen which from what I’m reading has some menu missing. Anyone have an idea as to what’s wrong?

Notable Plugin

BT Ireland nabs Noel Dempsey’s Press Officer – Hah

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

So says the Sunday Times:

Joe Lennon isn’t the only government spin doctor deserting the ship less than nine months before the general election. Grace Cappock, Noel Dempsey’s press officer, is off to work for BT, while Robert Marshall from the Fianna Fail press office has gone to Murray Consultants. Dan Pender has already left the transport department, and Tony Cotter is gone from arts and sports. Do spin doctors see the writing on the wall?

More MCD woes – Boards.ie users biting back

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

Civil servant harassed for taking medicine to MCD rock gig.

The couple say that at the entrance to an REM concert in Balbriggan in June 2005, MCD security staff emptied McCarrick’s bag of drinks and medication on the ground and said the couple would be arrested for drug dealing.

“They said I was a dealer because my bag was full of prescription drugs,â€? said McCarrick. “They accused my fiancée of planning to inject drugs with her insulin needle. I’ve never before been harassed and embarrassed in front of other people like this.â€?

McCarrick said the security staff ignored the couple’s civil service identification cards and doctors’ letters that explained their need for medication.