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Google now moves into Irc

Tuesday, November 11th, 2003

The boys are at it again. This weblog is talking about Google IRC Bots joining quite a few channels. I liked someones comment comparing it to Carnivore. Google could quite easily be a version of Carnivore. Its indexed all available information out there and its logging every search we make, and with that famous cookie of theres its profiling you too.

Going into the realm of IRC could mean a few things. Maybe they’ll offer bots for searches, theres tonnes of them out there already but maybe they want a professional one to represent them. Maybe they are logging all urls pasted in a channel to see what fresh links are out there. Google does like to stay fresh afterall. Or maybe this will be a tie in with their Google Search Appliance – I know theres talks in Knowledge Management circles of trying out Wikis and IRC channels to share information and so if the Google Appliance logged all this information it would greatly help knowledge sharing.

Well, thats one application of it. Perhaps they have a totally different use. Time as always will tell.

The beatings will continue until morale improves

Tuesday, November 4th, 2003

I’d love to blog about work and what occurs there but with my louck I’d end up being fired. So I’ll just blog about stuff I do outside of work, like search all the job websites….

new Google Feature

Friday, October 31st, 2003


Seems Google is automatically listing phone numbers now. Interesting…

I was doing a search for Jerry Brown and Bill Clinton and the above screen capture showed the result. Its a handy feature. I’m using Mozilla Firebird as my browser and my ip probably shows I’m coming from the states and not Ireland.


Thursday, October 30th, 2003

Tomorrow Friday I’m going to pay special attention to the colour blue.

There. That is all.

Oh its a fine life for some

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

While Kevins sitting on his ass growing old and doing nothing I’m up to my eye-balls with work. Been very busy lately and trying to finish work before a friday deadline and now I got landed to do a presentation. Oh yay.


Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

Got a text from Fixer last night. He got a nasty blood infection that could have killed him. God bless Anti-biotics.

Speaking of red (oooh good segway Damien) , red versus blue is some thing the geeks and nerds of Boards were muppeting on about a lot there before. Seems they swept the awards at some animation festival. Correction: ‘Machinima is filmmaking within a real-time, 3D virtual environment.’

Its again a difference between the haves and the have nots as without good bandwidth I can’t download these shorts with large file szes to watch them.

Ordered loads of uninteresting crap online during the weekend. A few Christmas presents, T-Shirts, music cds and a DVD.

The cds I ordered are: TURIN BRAKES Ether Song , RADIOHEAD Hail To The Thief (Limited Edition) , RADIOHEAD I Might Be Wrong – LIVE , ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Kill Bill Vol. 1

And then I got City of God on DVD.

I’m soon going to have to catalog my dvd collection soon. Ebay has Cuecats for a dirt cheap price so I might get one of them and then use some free software to catalog them.

Great movie Review

Sunday, October 26th, 2003

Moriarty from Aint it Cool comments on Charlies Angels

Set on another planet where physics obviously don’t matter, this is the story of two very hot girls who are friends with a girl who’s been told she’s hot, but really isn’t. Together, they randomly beat, brutalize, and sexually belittle their male victims while wearing as many different fetish-themed outfits as possible.

As uninterested in narrative coherence as even the strangest David Lynch film, CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE should scare a whole generation of 12 year old boys off heterosexuality once and for all.

Tips for using Google Adsense

Sunday, October 26th, 2003

Matt Haughey created a very informative piece on using Googles Adsense. I might at some stage in the future use AdSense for another project but I don’t think a personal blog would make anything from Ads and plus Google won’t do personal websites.

The domain name Matt uses is cool too – , he is also the dude behind MetaFilter which I view a good few times a day.

Wow this art is new and cool

Saturday, October 25th, 2003

I like the mixing of maths and art and anything geek. So Jason Salavons website is something I’m ooohing and aaahing at. Thanks to Dave for the link.

To Do List for the Bank Holiday

Saturday, October 25th, 2003

So whats my to-do list this Bank Holiday ?

Lets see. Get working again to accept mail. Put some form of content on and get some forum software on the Mulley Genealogy website.

And if thats not enough I should try and start making inroads into getting the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Teen Resource site up and running.

Tech link: Many 2 Many – a collaborative blog on social software. The quality of the posts on this are really high and the comments contain some nuggets too. A great site with a great audience.