20 people at most.
Rent a minibus. (I’d love to get a few VW camper vans to tour in)
Get a central hotel.
Visit the historical Silicon Valley places where the big tech guys started and do touristy stuff too.
Meet some VCs and Valley people and get to know them.
Exchange cards and build friendships.
Have a showcase evening on one of the evenings to show off the companies who have come over.
Goodbye Dialup Dempsey, hello someone that is more able to fix the communications problems than anyone to date. I’m actually quite happy and confident that Eamon Ryan is the new Minister for Energy, Communications and Natural Resources. There were bits of the Green Manifesto I disagreed with but I hope most of it is implemented. It was a very tough decision shutting down IrelandOffline last week but it gets a little easier to sleep knowing the new boss is not a Fianna FÃ¡iler, PDr or Fine Gaeler. Fingers crossed. Minister, please do something about ComReg.
The 30th DÃ¡il will sit at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 14 June 2007.
All media are welcome to access the Plinth via Kildare Street Entrance from 12.30 p.m. on Thursday until the Taoiseach departs Leinster House for Ã?ras an UachtarÃ¡in. It is expected that the Taoiseach will depart from Leinster House for the park via the Kildare Street exit. Full details.
The Green Party Flickr account shows two new photos inside the closed doors special meeting of the Green party. I believe bloggers asked to attend and got told no. Shame. The Press Office did email bloggers to let them know of the photos though. Tease.
Update: Blog post from CiarÃ¡n. (See what I’m doing? Using his first name like we’re blog buddies or something. Makes it look like I in some way have his ear. 😛 )
Anyway, good blog post, very optimistic and lovely final quote:
As James pointed out, Conor from LouderVoice has done a little hack so that if you have a Twitter account you can now review something via a txt message and it gets put on his LouderVoice review aggregator. You can also of course send in the review via IM or the web. So Conor sent in this review via Twitter and it turned into this review on his site.
That’s really really clever. Next up has got to be a Facebook implementation I suppose? Well done Conor.
The Frugal Tiger. Another blog from Humble Housewife Deborah, this one is about saving money with tips about shopping vouchers and so forth. You know, Ireland doesn’t have a tradition of coupon cutting or anything of that and there almost seems to be (in my opinion) a kind of macho attitude in not using discount vouchers when buying things. With rising costs though, it is well worth looking at services like Pigsback.com and their ilk.
It’s a shame that every time I look at American Hell, the American Woman cover by Lenny Kravitz plays in my head. American Hell does comic strips. Kinda. Very odd but very good.