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Fluffy Links – April 3rd 2007

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

The latest management craze. It’ll never take off.

Oh my god dude.

Via Kottke. Look at all the Xs in “The Departed”.

Robotchicken does the Carebears.

And this is the “Ha ha” song. I dunno.

Posting will once again resume…

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

I had planned to have my physical breakdown around June, once my schedule was free. 😉 I wish I was like Hannibal in the A-Team. (Not the dead part.) After my two minute checkup at Southdoc this morning around 7am they gave me augmentin. a few hours after taking it I got very very ill. The doctors claim it is not a reaction to the augmentin but food poisoning. Hell, they know best if they can charge 60 quid for 2 minutes work.

This evening they changed the meds from augmentin to distaclor (just in case) for what they later today told me was tonsilitis, motlium so I don’t puke the funky blue pills up, immodium for other end, dioralyte to rebalance salts after spending the day vomiting, strepsils for the throat and paracetamol for the fever. The pharmacy also refused to take back the augmentin.

Talk to y’all in a few days. I think I already had a few automated posts lined up. So, enjoy!

p.s. The new trailers for the Transformers movies are fantastic and Doctor Who last night rocked as well.

R.E.M. Play 5 nights in Olympia (Dublin, Ireland) in July

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Via this cranky git. I got mine: Wed 4th Jul 2007 Olympia Theatre tickets (Reserved seats (circle)) 2 € 50.00 € 100.00

Go get yours.

The five shows in Dublin will showcase songs from these spring recording sessions and, as such, will be a rare opportunity to hear songs before they are released on record. The Olympia dates are the only scheduled shows for R.E.M. in 2007.

Irish Web 2.0 companies feature on ReadWriteWeb

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Congrats to all. Read all about them. Well done to PutPlace, to LouderVoice (like the new logo), to Nooked, to Pixenate, to PollDaddy and all the others. We need a much bigger list though.

Gutted – ComReg turn down my job application

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Speaking of the telecoms poodle, a little while back I applied for a job with them. Today they sent me a letter saying other people were better qualified and they will be interviewed. Best of luck to them. I’m sure I’ll be “interacting” with them soon enough.

ComReg costs 20M a year to run – Bang for your buck

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Now, I must admit I cannot read balance sheets but on page 51 of this document on the accounts for year ending June 2005, it seems from reading it that ComReg blow 20M a year on “stuff”. Such as:

  • Staff Costs 8.719Million (They have 112 staff)
  • Technical Advice (Consultants) 4.115Million
  • Legal Expenses 4.451Million
  • Advertising 23,000
  • Administrative Expenses 2.277Million
  • Auditors’ Remuneration 12,000
  • Premises and Related Expenses 1.249Million
  • Depreciation 244,000
  • Subscriptions to International Organisations 630,000

Unfortunately we cannot see 2006 because they are allowed bury it until the year after they give it to the Minister. Handy that.

ShareIT – Dublin, Saturday April 28th

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Details for the next ShareIT. This one will be in Dublin. Still sticking with the basics which is what most people seemed to want at the last one in Cork. Still tying up one or two loose ends for this but all is looking good so far. Details on how to sign up are on the Business Advisory website. While the talks might be focused for IT startups, they’re still basic enough to appeal to anyone starting a business.

So where should the next one be held?:) About time ShareIT got a logo I think.

Link love – March 29th 2007

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

20% sugar, a touch of salt, a squeeze of lemon and a little flour. But enough about my secret icing ingredients. Read Primal Sneeze. There’ll be a test after on what you read.

Not exactly making the Bionic Woman. Or the bionic dog. A very nice niche blog and a welcome addition to the Irish blogging community. Embedded in Cork.

The Best DJ that ever played the Irish Blog Awards. A huge troublemaker, though I think the PC term now is “socialist”. A podcaster since before podcasts existed. It’s the Brian Greene show! Feedburner feed.

Fluffy Links – March 29th 2007

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Take part in this, if you can. Daithí Mac Síthigh is asking for some help:

I’m looking for people (bloggers or non-bloggers, lawyers or (especially) non-lawyers, techies or non-techies) to write a few words (or produce a presentation, podcast, whatever!) on a particular proposal for law reform that you’d like to see in Ireland (and this can include EU law, where appropriate).

See, I like the new one. It is much simpler and cleaner looking.

From the makers of Tailrank is Spinn3r. Outsource your blog spidering to someone else. Could prove handy.

How to make an e-book. Some useful points.

Conn got DMCA’d. Takedown of his interview on TG4. Someone is quite protective. Cos really, the best thing for TG4 to do to help spread use of the Irish language is to have single-vendor lock-in of their content online.

Been on many blogs but damn this is good. Suzy is right, the games have begun, I hope this continues:

Link love – March 28th 2007

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

My goodness. They’d come up with any word these days wouldn’t they? Such as nowness or integrity. Novelty words are all the rage these days, just like giving your kid whacky names, like Patrick or QuantumMechanic. Thank god poetry sets it all out and gives us the rules we can live by and what is not allowed. Have a look at

You can return to Cookie Mountain. You can return to Neverland. You can return to Oz. You can even return to sender. Check out Neil Dorgan‘s site. Mostly photography but other bits and pieces too.

We’ll get all serious for a teeny tiny moment to plug Ask Direct. We can resume normal programming in Five, four, three…

Peerside. Not about filesharing and not even about voyeurism. Trade descriptions act coming at ya!

Should you need a link and nobody else can help, maybe you should ask for some link love?