Archive for the ‘irishblogs’ Category

Dublin Blog Beers on Saturday May 13th?

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Anyone interested? Am in Dublin on the 14th for a concert so may come up a day early.

This guy will not get Dad of the year

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Insert Twenty’s favourite word.

Is this some kind of child abuse?

Richard has some very good tips on blogging

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Richard gives 13 tips on blogging for the novice. Very well said Richard.

Deadpoolzr – Who’s next for the Blogger Dead Pool?

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Russ has fecked off now. James talks about this and other people too. A good long while ago a bloggers dead pool was suggested though nothing came of it.

Lets start some bets on who’ll go next? Perhaps we can build a web 2.0 app for it and call it DeadPoolzr? We can have an OPML structure around it too and we can have feeds for feeds and strcutured blogging and microcontent. Deadpoolzr could be a fantastic global microbrand.

My so-called life – Amazon for $250-$500 or on Ebay for £5

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Was at a party last night and we started talking about various TV shows. Lost, Veronica Mars, Battlestar Galactica and the West Wing. Someone mentioned that they wanted to get “My So-called life” on DVD and the prices for used copies on amazon are over $150 and new copies retail at $250. This is a 5 disc box set. Holy mackerel. Meanwhile I can get it from someone on Ebay for a fiver sterling.

Only 19 episodes of that show were made. Pity because it was a great show for its day. Wouldn’t you think they’d drop the price and make it available to a lot more people. Long tail and all that jazz.

First Aid mp3s from UK Ambulance Service

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Via Smartmobs, via the Guardian is news that the Sussex Ambulance service is giving away first aid mp3s on Burns, Fits, Wounds, CPR for adults and CPR for babies. These are professionally produced mp3s using the scripts that emergency operators use if you ring 999. A good resource to add to your iPod.

Sunday Times: Here be the speed cameras

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Seems Irish people will be told where the speed cameras are. I wonder how many will still get done over this? I bet a lot.

€975 a day – PPARS isn’t gone away you know

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

From the Sunday Times.:

consultants supplied by Blackmore Group Assets (BGAL) were receiving monthly payments that in some cases amounted to €30,000

His face was caked with blood, except where it had been partially washed clean by tears.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

He was driven to a remote area near the Sherman Hills neighborhood east of Laramie, tied to a split-rail fence, tortured, beaten and pistol-whipped by his attackers, while he begged for his life. He was then left for dead in near freezing temperatures. A cyclist who found him on Snowy Mountain View Road at 6:22 pm, some 18 hours after the attack, at first mistook him for a scarecrow. He was unconscious and suffering from hypothermia. His face was caked with blood, except where it had been partially washed clean by tears.

Matthew Shepard.

Head like a hole and other referential links

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Guy tries to top himself by putting a nailgun to his head and pulling the trigger. Twelve nails later and he’s still alive. He goes into the Emergency Room of the local hospital a day later complaining of a headache. And the x-ray shows:

Head like a hole

via Seth comes advice from Paul Graham on worrying about your business idea being copied.

As a rule, startups shouldn’t worry so much about competitors, especially big companies. Competitors are a second-order problem. Startups should worry more about making something worth copying and less about whether someone will.

Warning naked men. Lots of em. As their warning message states:

This blog does contain adult and gay material. If you are under your country’s legal age (18 or 21), do not scroll down and leave this page now.

Foreign Policy Magazine has a blog. Go there so you can tell others that you read it.

Tom Murphy asks do PR people need New Media skills?

We need to be pragmatic in how we bring new tools to our campaigns. That doesn’t mean slow, that means pragmatic.

10 ways to create content for your blog and the cynical counter to this article: 10 ways not to create content for your blog. I like the cynical one more.