Archive for the ‘irishblogs’ Category

2004 Harvard Speech by Ali G

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Fo real

Take your heart meds now – Family Guy Grad speech

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Seth MacFarlane’s Harvard Class Day Speech

4 videos

Nike ad

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Your mom is like WordPress

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Read it all here.

Kevin: I really like WordPress for making websites and blogs!

Kevin: It’s easy, full-featured and flexible – friendly to novices yet rewarding to the power user.
Chett: That’s a great way to sum up your mom.

Kevin: WordPress! I was talking about WordPress!
Chett: Popular too! I bet she gets millions of requests per day.

Scoopt – More ways of gaining audience and making money

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Scoopt has been around for a good while at this stage (in blogging terms) but they’ve now increased their reach by also offering to syndicate your content and giving you cold hard cash if your content is used somewhere else. They used to just be a clearing house of a sort for photographs but have at last moved into words too. It would be good to see sites get rewarded for their quality content and not because they have cleverly played with word combos to bring traffic that will click on their ads. I will never have Google Ads on this website but I wouldn’t have a problem with my words making me money by being reprinted somewhere else.

Powers of ten, again

Friday, June 9th, 2006

I mentioned the Powers of Ten video before on this blog. There’s a graphical version and now John Handelaar has found the original video on YouTube:

And also the Simpson’s take on it.

Dáil visualiser – Lazyweb suggestion

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Anyone care to create some java visualiser thingymabob (technical term) that does a kind of time shift movie showing the composition of the Dáil after every election we’ve had? It would be interesting to see the increase and decrease of parties and maybe graph these against certain world and local events.

All those laptops and not one logo

Friday, June 9th, 2006

I noticed yesterday that with a captive audience of about 120 or so people, not one of the presenters who were all bedecked with laptops actually had anything on their laptops with their company logo. The same went for the audience, so many with laptops and sfa of them with logos. Those name badges are hard to see you know, yet the big spaces on a laptop are not. If I had a laptop and was at a conference I’d make sure my logo was prominent and no better place than a laptop. Companies like Aspoke could make a nice skin to put on your laptop. It’ll be another few years before you can get laptops with chameleon skins.

IT@Cork conference and pre-conf dinner

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Well the conference was fun. Bernie has a few photos as does Donncha. It was a good conference if a little sweltering. The Radisson needs AC. Tom and Catherine and all the IT@Cork people put on a good conference I must say. Very well attended.

Cork blogger dinner

Photos of the pre-conf bloggers dinner were taken by Donncha Joe and Tom. There were a good deal more people at the dinner than I thought we’d have, which was great. Good conversations were had.

Thanks to those who turned up including Richard Ennos from Dragnet, Pat Phelan from Cubic Telecom who both should start blogs, Conor O’Neill from Argolon was there and also Walter Higgins from PXN8. Donncha O’Caoimh from WordPress was there, Joe Drumgoole and Breffni Murdoch from Nitrosell.

Also there were Britt Blaser and his wife Tamara, Shel Israel and Paula, Salim Ismail(one of the smartest people I’ve met, ever) Gavin Sheridan Rob Burke (Microsoft need to make the Rob Burkes of the Borg more visible, he was very impressive at the conference yesterday.)

The list goes on! We also had Branedy and his wife. John Handelaar and Sabrina, Fergus Burns and of course Tom.

Lastly, thanks to Pat Phelan who covered the corkage fees for the Stormhoek wine, thanks to Hugh Macleod for sending it over and big thanks to Secantus who paid the bill for the meals of the conference speakers and a few more of those who stayed late. It pays to loiter around after a meal!

If I’ve left anyone out, then let me know.

At least one political party is taking the net seriously

Friday, June 9th, 2006

It seems one of the political parties in Ireland is going to be using the expertise of an American consultant who has worked on some very successful election campaigns in the US. He worked on the Internet strategy for a few of the larger campaigns in the US. There’ll be more about this in the Sunday papers. Maybe the rest will start getting a clue too?