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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Seems there’s some mini-competition to add as many subscriptions as you can to your feed before the awards.

Don’t forget you can get email subscriptions or RSS/feed subscriptions to this blog too. This should give you a glimpse into my thoughts and what I am looking at. But to expand on that you can always view my public bookmarks here and you can view my LinkedIN (Networking) profile here.

Here too is the feed for the Irish Blog Awards.

Fluffy Links – February 6th 2007

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Gamma Goblin found a Garda fetish site. Haha!

Via Iain Dale is news that the Tories will scrap ID Cards, if elected. But replace with what?

Seems many French are moving out of France to enjoy better working and living conditions elsewhere.

Squirrels! WTF.

Telecommuting isn’t working in our highly connected world because we are too connected. Very good points I had not considered. We interact with more and more people every year thanks to tech so it makes sense that a lot of the work we do now is maintaining these relationships.

Origami remote control. Cute but a bitch to click through channels quickly, I bet.

And yet another web project from Rob.

Treasa recommends Gareth Pearson.

Gay B&B owners in the UK are against new anti-discrimination laws which would oblige them to offer their rooms to straight couples. Oh my. Reminds me of the gay club in Cork that turns you away for being straight or looking straight. I know a girl that had to “dress more lesbian” if she was to get in. Charming.

Ice ice baby. Scary ice.

Stephen Colbert – The Most Poetic Fucking Thing I’ve Ever Heard

Bye Bye Bodega :(

Monday, February 5th, 2007

As Tom notes, the Bodega is closing. This Friday in fact. I really loved that bar. Anyone interested in going in there on Thu or Friday evening for one last hurrah and to thank the staff. Or most of them anyway. With a few exceptions the staff in there are wonderfully helpful and friendly and quite chatty. You feel welcome in the place unlike so many other places these days. What’s worse is that they’re turning it into a clothes store or something. Jesus. More here on Boards.ie too. Also more here and here.

Anyway, who fancies calling in and having a pint there to say goodbye?

Which TDs are on drugs? Sign a petition to find out

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Drug test your TD. Enda Kenny wants to drug test schoolkids. Enda should be tested too and all the rest. I’d love to know what kind of weed some Ministers seem to be smoking.

Update: John in the comments points to what happened in Italy.

Fluffy Links – February 5th 2007

Monday, February 5th, 2007

John Handelaar points to some old ads for audio tapes. Tapes!

Nice to see Walter get a mention again
. Rubbing shoulders with the best photo editing apps out there.

Nailing jelly to a wall. Can’t be done, I’m betting it can if thought through. Ideally this should have been a video on YouTube.

Rob has yet another blog.

The High Stool gives good coverage to Duke Special.

Fucking with parking meters using well-placed stickers.

William Gibson’s new book is called Spook Country.

Here is Duke on Jools Holland:

Trolling Mac fans:

Doctor Who and the Dalek where the Dalek is uttering dialog from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

IDAFYA 3 – Roam4Free.ie – Update my friends

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

Part 3 of “I didn’t ask for your f… advice”. Roam4Free recently launched their roaming pre-paid sim card. The idea is that receiving calls and making calls will be cheap with this sim. The main drawbacks for the service are that people will have to ring an Estonian mobile number to contact you and the same goes for texts. I may be wrong, but I don’t see anywhere on the site that says you can update your friends with your new number. A simple service to add then would be to upload an address book and have a simple “Update my friends” option which would ask for some dates and numbers and you could sent texts out to all your friends, colleagues and clients with a text message like the following:

Hi Everyone,
This is Pat Phelan, this is my number while I’m traveling. If you want to contact me from February 12th to February 23rd or anytime I’m away then use this number.

Blunt Cogs – Whatever you want lads

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

Irish Blog Awards jumps shark when mentioned in a comic strip:

I’ve just subscribed to them. You should too!

Fluffy Links – February 1st 2007

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

I love this. Fake confessions. Nonstory til the Church made it one. Probably the plan all along.

Jumping the Tour De France

28% of net users tag? Impressive.

Clever billboard “sex crazy” ad.

Highest APRU for Ireland for Voda. Voda customers here shell out more than twice Voda Germany customers pay.

Hooray Funky links! Oh my god that’s the funky link.

Why can’t a person tickle themselves?

Right, signing off til Friday evening when I’m back in Cork. Don’t break anything while I’m way.

Blogorrah to launch Huff Post blog for Ireland?

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Via the Irish Echo:

O’Connor thinks blogging has the potential to significantly impact on the election outcome.

“It’s going to be a bloggers election,” he said. “An Irish election has never been held up for the kind of scrutiny that bloggers can offer. The majority of Irish media tows a certain line: this is how we’re supposed to feel, this is how we’re supposed to react. I think there’s an irreverence that blogging can offer. I think the bloggers are a lot more in touch with the people, whose views are a lot more mixed, a lot more confused and, in some cases, a lot more apathetic than people think.”

The Blogorrah team is keen to get involved with the election; their next step is to start up a more politically-based Irish blog, akin to the Huffington Post, that will give Irish bloggers a forum in which to discuss and openly debate political matters.

So there ye have it folks. I’d love to see something like this. Competition is great. While they’re at it they should buy Beaut.ie before the Indo or Times snaps them up. Oh and pity Lads.ie is taken as that would be great to see a website geared towards Irish lads. I wonder could there be an Irish version of Fleshbot too… wishful thinking. This is kind of my second Blogorrah related post today. No, I don’t want a job. Juggling 5 is enough ta.

Lots of bloggers in Dublin on Feb 1st

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Myself, John, Brian, and Johnny will be at the Digital Media Awards tomorrow evening. EDIT: And Conn! There’s also a blogger curry going on in Dublin organised by Paul Walsh. I also hear that John “I didn’t know he was a ginger til Blogorrah mentioned it”Ryan will aso be at the Digital Media Awards. Himself and John Breslin and a few others are up for the Best Blog award. (Not affiliated with the Irish Blog Awards) I got a spare ticket at the last minute so I’ve given it to Twenty. John, he’ll be the one with the slingshot.