Check out the dance remix. This has got to go to number 1. Maybe Downloadmusic.ie will sell it online for us all?
Here’s the latest from him when he was on yesterday.
Check out Rosemarie’s Wedding Planner blog. I taught her! 🙂
Value Ireland, I mention it now and then but it’s worth subscribing to.
Forget not the Fanny Waters blog.
And they mocked us when Guinness got robbed. Robbing banks? easier than ever.
Having a pair of balls will now be illegal, on your car that is.
Yay Josie, nice rebuttal of that Facebook article.
Alice Cooper – Only Women Bleed
Fanny Waters, once again is being, as Twenty termed it – a fanny. Daragh O’Brien has a very good blog post (Edit: site is taking forever to load due to some script) on what Fanny was saying again on Newstalk this morning. Seems he demanded/decreed that Newstalk wheel some idiot blogger on to the show (we’re all idiots you see) so he can debate them. Fanny doesn’t read blogs but just knows that we are clueless and can’t string three sentences together. And once again his obsession with sex comes through with saying that most of the Internet is porn. Depends on what you search and look for Fanny.
Anyway, Fanny is probably upset that now anyone can be a crank and get a soapbox or a pulpit. The Internet is full of porn and it’s also full of headcases who write shitty lyrics to woeful songs. It’s hard to be unique on the Internet unless you have a specific niche, one which Fanny no longer has. His lot are a dime a doze. So should he be engaged? I think not. I think we should all talk about him and write about him but why give John the oxygen he craves? If he were a blogger (and I think he will be in time) we’d shun him by not linking to him. That’s the sting of online shunning. Delinking. Let him shout his challenges on Newstalk and give bloggers free advertising. I like Kevin Myers more anyway. He didn’t cry for Katy.
Also, we have a Fake Steve Jobs, I wonder can we have a Fake Fanny Waters? Edit: That was fast: Fanny Waters blog.
Super extra bonus edit: That’s Ireland on Fanny Waters from last year.
Going on the PhotoWalk before the Blog Awards?
Like the idea of the design police but trouble is lots of the self-imposed enforcers in Ireland are more graduates of police academy.
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is playing Whelan’s on March 9th. So so there.
Should Yahoo! join Open Social?
More ways of imposing crap on your blog readers.
Right so we all know Tom Cruise is the crazy and it seems his chat up line to Jennifer Garner was “Do you know what freedom is?” but have you seen the leaked scientology video that he’s in? It keeps appearing and disappearing off YouTube but Gawker has it here.
Yael Naim – Puppet
Image from Gizmodo
MacBook air goes from 0.76 inches down to 0.16 inches at the thin end. It’s 3lbs. It fits inside an envelope.
Magnetic latch, 13.3″ widescreen display
Display is LED backlit. iSight is built-in. MacBook-like keyboard, but with an ambient light sensor
Otellini from Intel: The processor is as thick as a nickle and as wide as a dime.
1.6 GHz Standard Intel Core 2 Duo
80 GB hard disk standard, or 64 GB solid state if you are loaded
1.8″ Hard Drive
802.11n + Bluetooth
2GB memory standard
Music from the new ad for the MacBook Air is done by Yael Naim.
Yael Naim – New Soul
Alexia has two videos from the Young Scientist Exhibition 2008 and both are well worth watching. The Web browser for the colourblind was my pick of the event.
Robin shows we are still very much geographically limited. World ain’t flat yet.
Best comment on Mark Zuckerberg on 60 minutes came from Jeremiah Owyang
Also, how well did you do as a 23 year old on national TV?
The Blog of Anthony McIntyre:
Former IRA volunteer and ex-prisoner, spent 18 years in Long Kesh, 4 years on the blanket and no-wash/no work protests which led to the hunger strikes of the 80s.
Logitech Webcams – Working Late
Via an email: If Carlsberg did speed bumps
Broadband in schools and the people that exploit schoolkids to make themselves look good, an ongoing series…
So TIF (Telecoms Internet Federation) aka eircom’s mouthpiece have been talking up broadband in schools. Right. The unchallenged bullshit that was peddled in SiliconRepublic is that 98% of schools in Ireland now have broadband. BULLSHIT. First I do not believe anything TIF sends out so doubt it is 98% and second, half of schools have a satellite dish that gives them 512k Internet speed. That’s not broadband and this connection is shared between a whole school. That’s if schools actually use their broadband connections or have teachers trained to use the connections. Once again I see Eamon Ryan tacking on his crap to a TIF release too. Good man Eamon, that’ll really help the future of our country by perpetuating lies. Not everyone can go or afford to go to Gonzaga like yourself.
TechLudd (despise the name, love the concept) is happening on January 24th in Dublin. You know you want to.
Before the annual third national world Irish Blog Awards on March the 1st there’s going to be a “but I’m a lady” bloggers meetup. You know you want to, but maybe a different want. Now, will there be a lads get together too?
Staying on the ladies theme, my offer of a free blogging course in Dublin and Cork has gone well. Dublin is full and it seems a load of women want to do the course in Cork but no males have applied so the Cork event is going to be ladies only. Except me. Still space, just waiting on a venue confirm and date!
Blog Awards stats: 500 people have made nominations so far. And 541 different blogs have now gotten nominations.
We still need lots and lots of judges. Apply if interested.
Check out the LouderVoice competition.
Twenty nails it. Waters is a fanny.
More ways of making money from your free services/content.
Blogging the Qur’ an. I’d sub to this and others if I got a daily word of the day or verse of the day and an explanation of it. Great way to learn.
Via Niall Larkin, when we visted Loopt, the guys from the company did a cover of Eleanor Rigby, a great cover actually:
Yet another Britney cover but this is a damned fine cover by Yael Naim
Something that is slightly interesting (maybe more for me and some law nerds) is a recent Supreme Court decision which if I interpret this corrently now means that under discovery you can request the creation of documents and the filtering of data to create new datasets/documents. eircom and Dome Telecom had a nice banging of heads in the Courts and one argument about getting stuff under discovery went all the way upstairs to the Supreme Court. Both the High Court and Supreme Court said that yes, under discovery you can demand the creation of documents and data sets from much larger sets and while a document did not exist, you can in fact have one created so you can get the data extracted that is needed for your case. Apparently this is the first time that electronic data on harddrives can be requested under discovery. Sounds like an awful amount of work too for eircom.
Here’s what eircom were arguing. Severe legalese alert:
In bringing this appeal the defendant argues that the learned High Court judge erred in law or in fact, or on a mixed question of law and fact, in holding:-
(1) That the power of the High Court to order discovery of documents extends to directing a party to create documents for the purpose of the within proceedings
(2) That the power of the High Court to order discovery of documents extends to directing a party to create documents that do not exist at the time the said order is made.
(3) That the creation of the documents directed by the High Court does not impose a disproportionate burden on the defendant /appellant where in order to comply with the said order it would be required:
â€¢ To extract in excess of 20 billion call data records from the tapes on which they are currently stored
â€¢ To record the said records onto a parallel database
â€¢ To collate and analyse the records on the parallel database in order to collate them with the 1800 freephone numbers the subject matter of the said order for discovery
â€¢ To create therefrom a document containing a report of the total monthly volume of freephone minutes trafficked per month from 31st day of August 1999 to 23rd day of December, 2003, in respect of each 1800 number by reference to access method by the defendant to international carriers- limited for the time being to those identified and set forth in the schedule hereto where the volume of minutes trafficked to that international carrier in any given month exceeded 5,000 minutes;