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All those laptops and not one logo

Friday, June 9th, 2006

I noticed yesterday that with a captive audience of about 120 or so people, not one of the presenters who were all bedecked with laptops actually had anything on their laptops with their company logo. The same went for the audience, so many with laptops and sfa of them with logos. Those name badges are hard to see you know, yet the big spaces on a laptop are not. If I had a laptop and was at a conference I’d make sure my logo was prominent and no better place than a laptop. Companies like Aspoke could make a nice skin to put on your laptop. It’ll be another few years before you can get laptops with chameleon skins.

IT@Cork conference and pre-conf dinner

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Well the conference was fun. Bernie has a few photos as does Donncha. It was a good conference if a little sweltering. The Radisson needs AC. Tom and Catherine and all the IT@Cork people put on a good conference I must say. Very well attended.

Cork blogger dinner

Photos of the pre-conf bloggers dinner were taken by Donncha Joe and Tom. There were a good deal more people at the dinner than I thought we’d have, which was great. Good conversations were had.

Thanks to those who turned up including Richard Ennos from Dragnet, Pat Phelan from Cubic Telecom who both should start blogs, Conor O’Neill from Argolon was there and also Walter Higgins from PXN8. Donncha O’Caoimh from WordPress was there, Joe Drumgoole and Breffni Murdoch from Nitrosell.

Also there were Britt Blaser and his wife Tamara, Shel Israel and Paula, Salim Ismail(one of the smartest people I’ve met, ever) Gavin Sheridan Rob Burke (Microsoft need to make the Rob Burkes of the Borg more visible, he was very impressive at the conference yesterday.)

The list goes on! We also had Branedy and his wife. John Handelaar and Sabrina, Fergus Burns and of course Tom.

Lastly, thanks to Pat Phelan who covered the corkage fees for the Stormhoek wine, thanks to Hugh Macleod for sending it over and big thanks to Secantus who paid the bill for the meals of the conference speakers and a few more of those who stayed late. It pays to loiter around after a meal!

If I’ve left anyone out, then let me know.

At least one political party is taking the net seriously

Friday, June 9th, 2006

It seems one of the political parties in Ireland is going to be using the expertise of an American consultant who has worked on some very successful election campaigns in the US. He worked on the Internet strategy for a few of the larger campaigns in the US. There’ll be more about this in the Sunday papers. Maybe the rest will start getting a clue too?

Nice job if you can get it

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Joël Céré points to Cheyenne Morrison’s blog. His company sells private islands to people. Beautiful tropical islands. What a job to have!

He’s like a flying squirrel

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Fluff the links 07 06 2006

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Download all the portraits David Lachapelle has done.

Another US Court rules websites are not liable for users’ comments.

Top 10 questions investors/angels/VCs ask. According to Wufoo.

How to run up a wall and flip. Wear lots of padding.

Fiat v Ferrari v Ferrari F1 Via MeFi.

The ultimate shredder. BMWs can’t even stop it.

Frilly not fluffy links 06 06 06

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Read these to the tune of O Fortuna.

Via Metafilter is the Perfect Strangers medley.

150 everyday expressions that Shakespeare gave us.

James Galvin reviews “The Proposition”. A great review I have to say. Makes me want to get the DVD and buy Nick Cave’s book: And the Ass Saw the Angel which James describes so:

a book which makes The Wasp Factory resemble a Ladybird Classic

How to avoid the grammer gardas.

One day to go for the bloggers dinner – Any further takers?

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Sign up here.

Google Spreadsheet – Keeping you logged into Google properties longer

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

The Google spreadsheet tour. I bet this will fully integrate into Google base and probably Google Wallet whenever it appears. Google Blogoscoped and Inside Google discuss more of the details. Limited sign-up too which is good as a few of the previous sign-ups turned into disasters. Spreadsheets being edited by multiple people at the same time seems like an advantage over Excel. You can invite people to edit and use Google Talk to chat with them as you both/all work on it. Nice collaboration tool.

Web 2.0 talk at barcamp

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Great vid from Barcamp on web 2.0. Requires quicktime. Required watching for Thursday. Listen to the very serious question from a programmer at the end. Reminded me of someone I know from around these shores.