the web is a platform for idealism. It’s not a conversation, it’s not a business model, it’s so big it’s basically everything having to do with human knowledge and communication, at least for the forseeable future. Let them have Web 2.0â„¢, it’s not important. What is important is that the users are running the show, and if you want to get behind that, be a user, and leave it at that.
I don’t use a laptop but I do have a fridge and a washing machine. There’s a crowd out there in the digital world that do skins for fridges. I’d love if Antoin had skins for those or even skins for those cheap mini-fridges. Have a competition for the geeks offering a skinned mini-fridge packed with gatorade and redbull for some of the start-up companies and give them skins for their laptops too. Nice pimpage for Aspoke when these kids go all around the country/world selling their product and demoing at conferences.
Antoin, are you coming to the IT@Cork gig? Might be worth coming down now with some sexy skinned laptops.
Karole Cuddihy gives an excellent analysis of the Mr. A case, I’m quite surprised we don’t have more academics getting online and explaining how the legal system works. There should be a few classes in final year law on how to write for the public and break down the barrier between the stuffy legal clichés and the general public, especially at a time when the trust for lawyers is decreasing even more. The A case was a great lesson on how the legal system works and the whole idea of separation of powers. It’s a pity there wasn’t more outreaching to the general populace to explain the beauty of the system, although Joe Duffy led hysteria might have put lawyers off.
Machine Gun Mania:I went to a driving range today for the first time in about 15 years or so. I need to toughen my skin. Both hands are covered in blisters. Anyway, here’s an amazing hole in one. It hits the rough and then then then slowly rolls on to the green and into the hole:
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CiarÃ¡n Cuffe’s blog. The party policy bullshit quota is fairly low. Almost non-existant. I really like his latest post. You won’t find that on a media release. Compare it to other blogs by TDs that are out there which seem to be committee approved, peronality out / blandness in, brochures. Seriously, if you’re going to rewrite press releases you’re in it for the Google ranking, not to interact with people. It’s disappointing to see some politicians who obviously are passionate about politics and community issues and yet the person talking from their websites or blogs or dinosaur newsletters seem like some heavily medicated patient in a psych ward. It’s kind of sad. Guys, you can get into the DÃ¡il bear pit and slug it out with the Government Ministers, why not do the same with the broader community? Challenge beliefs, make people rethink.
Someone mashed up that video of Bjork going fucking ape with a reporter. Remember that famous vid? Well now it’s mashed up into a Streetfighter game.
Bernie sent me another hat tip in 2001, rss was going to add enclosure tags, it was only talk and demo but it was coming, and BFG told BHG to get his darn radio shows on to rss enclosures – aka podcasts today
There are blog aggregators, podcast directories, blog awards and podcasting awards in Ireland in 2006. I’m sure both blogging and podcasting wouldn’t be as popular in 2006 if it wasn’t for the previous years of evangelising by Bernie. He’ll have my vote when the nominations for Net Visionary come out this year. And he’s not even a Corkman!
Liars avoid making eye contact and will look to the left when asked a question
I’d disagree with that one as when someone asks me something and I think about the answer it’s like I read from a book or webpage and see the information structured like that, so I’m staring in mid air and moving my eyes from left to right.
The screen is filled with 9 video clips from different people zipping and unzipping their clothes. By moving 9 physical sub zippers and 1 main zipper attached in a canvas, users can control the individual zipper motion in the screen as a conductor
Who’s Britt? This is his Bio. Amongst other things Britt was senior advisor for Internet strategy for the Howard Dean Campaign. He also wrote a chapter for the Extreme Democracy book called “The Revolution will be Engineered”. I asked Britt would he be willing to meet with people and give his views and experiences of using technology as an aid in politics/elections. He’d be happy to. He met with some folks in Dublin today and will be down in Cork on the 7th and 8th of June. He’d love to meet interested people on the 7th. Who’d like to meet him? Time is roughly the afternoon of the 7th. Location unknown yet. All depends on numbers etc. It can always happen in a quiet pub 🙂 I may not even be able to make it myself but I’m sure someone can be there to host this.
If you’ve going to invent a new product that is more than just an incremental improvement, then that new product requires a new slot in the mind, a new way of thinking. Giving it a name that permanently links it to old thinking doesn’t help.