Frank is starring in Dracula. It opens on Friday 13th of October in the Firkin Crane. Looks interesting.
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A conference to Explore ways to achieve a more purposeful media.
Croke Park Conference Centre – Thursday 12th October 2006
Who Should attend?
Community media activists, their volunteers and staff, also anyone involved in non-profit, grassroots media, community and voluntary organisations, media researchers/students/academics and anyone concerned about the direction of global media.
Who is involved?
This Conference is funded by the Dublin Community Forum and the Dublin City Development Board. The conference is hosted by the Dublin Community Media Forum, which includes 8 community radio stations, DCTV and other aspirant groups, plus a number of community IT and print initiatives.
Cost of attending the conference is €10.
If your interested there is a schedule and booking information on the pdf that can be found here.
Anyone want to talk about Getting Things Done at BarCamp this Saturday? Leave a note on the BarCampIreland blog.
The British library says update copyright law. They’re not so fond of DRM.
List of the films that most frequently use the word “fuck”. To be in the list, “fuck” has to be used more than 100 times. Reminds me of a scene in “The Wire” in Season 1 where for five mins or so all the characters say is “fuck”. They must have been going for some world record.
One way to Hong Kong for Â£75. The Ryanair of long haul?
EDS Airplane Ad:
2001: A space odyssey, set to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon:
Wizard of Oz set to Pink Floyd:
Clinton kicks Fox Ass:
Living in Japan, South Korea or Sweden means you are living in a broadband paradise. (Japan’s line rental is cheaper than us too.)
Edit: Irish Prices for “higher speed” products
eircom broadband business plus – 4MB – €107.69 inc vat
eircom broadband business enhanced – 5MB – €204 inc vat
Digiweb Metro Plus – 5MB – €78.65
Digiweb Metro Xpress – 8Mb – €163.35
You can now print your own stamps in the UK. When will An Post come out with something like this or are they afraid this measure would mean another nail in the coffin of rural post offices?
Belgian News sources win a case against Google, preventing their news being shown on Google News. Google were forced to display the judgement on the Google.be websites. Google went one step further and interpreted the ruling to remove every reference to all newspaper sites. Now you won’t find any links to these Belgian news sites on Google. Can a commercial website live without being listed on Google?
On the same topic. Will Paddy Power do this next? Bet on when your friends marriages will break up.
Who Called Us. Handy website to list the companies that deliberately leave missed calls so you call them back and hear some marketing crap. One for Ireland would be nice.
Rahzel – If your mother only knew(Live). Bjork used this vocal percussionist for her album MedÃºlla.
Demotivator. Make your own motivation style posters.
A blender alarm clock. Blender starts at a programmed time. This would certainly be annoying enough to get me out of bed but I’m sure it’d last two days at most before meeting the wall at high speed.
The Cornell Note-taking system. For everyone going or going back to college.
Ricky and David on extras:
Ireland doesn’t even feature on the ITU’s Information Society’s Digital Opportunity Index Chart. We’re 31st!
What’s the DOI?
The Digital Opportunity Index evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for 180 economies worldwide. The Index monitors the mobile communications that promise to bridge the digital divide in many parts of the world, as well as more recent technologies such as broadband and mobile Internet access.
Seems we suck overall for ICT, not just broadband.
Planning for the “Blogging the Election” conference is going well. We have two confirmed sponsors so far. They being Technofutures.ie and Digiweb. Digiweb are the catering sponsor. We still need a fair few sponsors to cover all the costs. If you know of any that might be interested then let them know.
We now need people to register that they are going to go. You can register here. We have room for about 150 people and I have a feeling that spaces are going to fill fast.
The Sunday Business Post had a piece on the conference today too.
“You know what happens when you dream of falling? Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
~ Todd Faber (“Fables and Reflections”) – Sandman Comic.
Edit: Bonus video of Mastermind round on the Sandman
Gaiman reading a short story called Baby Cakes: