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Blah blah blah – Apple announced fuck all

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

A few software tweaks and a new chip but just as expensive. Answer me this mac apologists: You’re all for demanding mac versions of Google Apps and all these techcrunch hyped apps like Riya et al. Do you support the demand for PC versions of iLife and Garageband? If Apple truly believed their own hype about their great computers then they should release pc versions of their apps. Apple appear to do good software as a sweetner to bring people to their platform, which is a nice technique, so why complain then when there are PC only version of software applications?

Ultimate Showdown

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Via MemePool is The Ultimate showdown a fantastic song with accompanying flash video of superheros and Chuck Norris beating the shit out of each other. JCB Song what? TCAL covered it too.

Morning becomes Eclectic Video Podcasts

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Via MacWorld: Good news for music gourmands, Morning Becomes Eclectic is now going to do video podcasts. If you don’t know what MBE is, think of it as Pet Sounds but during the Ray D’Arcy slot and they do podcasts already. How great would it be to hear such good music while at work or college and now see videos too? The audio podcasts would interest me more but it is good to see that already 2006 may become the year of the video podcast. Bell X1 did a great show a few months back on it. That’s how I found them.

Staunton? Yer wha?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Via Pretty Cunning Staunton For Irish Manager?

Mary Mary Mary – Mary O’Rourke comment

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Well for some reason I’m the first result in Google for “Mary O Rourke comment” so I better put something here for the two people that visited from Google.

Suzy has covered it here as has Fiona.

Update: Richard Develan gives good coverage and I actually thought it a non-issue until his coverage of the media handling of it by Fianna Fáil and the lack of backbone by the media to call her out on it:

Orla then reads out another text from a listener that makes comparisons to the way Paddies and Micks were treated in the UK and elsewhere. The listener says that she’s black and she’s offended by O’Rourke’s remarks.

Asked for her response, O’Rourke says: “Good for her. She’s got clearly her asylum…or her papers. I wish all asylum seekers could work here.”

Oh my god. In fact this needs more punctuation: Oh. My. God.

Best blog summary, comes as usual, from Twenty.

My neighbourhood getting all tarted up.

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Found on are these pics of a new development near Pairc Ui Caoimh. Very nice. The NMRC is moving near my place. Great idea.

Development near Pairc Ui Caoimh

Development near Pairc Ui Caoimh


Thursday, January 5th, 2006

I’m off to Dublin and Maynooth in the morning. Am around Dublin on Fri, Sat and Sun. If anyone is around give me a shout if you want to go for a drink or two. I’m going to see Mogwai play on Saturday evening, anyone else going to them?

I won’t be checking mail til at least Fri evening, I should think, so if you need to contact me have your people talk to Sinéad’s people who will ask Sinéad to supply my number.

Anyone know of a place in Dublin that does cocktails after lunch? Yes, I’m starting early.

Irish Blog Awards – Nominate your fav blogs now

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

I’ve opened the Irish Blog Awards Nomination Process.

The categories are:

  • Best Blogger
  • Best Blog Post
  • Most Humorous Post
  • Best Photo Blog
  • Best Fictional Piece in a Blog
  • Best Arts and Culture Blog
  • Best Political Blog
  • Best Group Blog
  • Best Comment/Commenter
  • Best Personal Blog
  • Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog
  • Best Contribution to the Irish Bloggersphere (Tech wise)

Go to the post on the Awards site to get more details. Now that nominations are open I *have* to get everything else in place PDQ. Have fun!

new Blog Awards Logo

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Thanks to Alan

Irish Blog Awards

EDIT: Thanks to Robin for updating the template for the Blog Awards site too!

Shower notepad

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Via BoingBoing