Archive for July, 2003

William Gibson said ..

Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

“In the age of the leak and the blog, of evidence extraction and link discovery, truths will either out or be outed, later if not sooner. This is something I would bring to the attention of every diplomat, politician and corporate leader: the future, eventually, will find you out.”

Yes indeed this is true. All it takes is one person who can get access to the net or access to someone with access to the net and the truth will come out.

well …

Wednesday, July 30th, 2003


Got this link via BoingBoing
Darren has a nice gallery of stupid tech doc . instructions things.

This is what you need to do tomorrow, you lazy Fuck !

Monday, July 28th, 2003

Send email to SME in Russia for SDPM Approval.
Have Drew approve solutions for MD.
Get 3 SDPMS done.
Reply to some KB emails from Analysts
Update my CNP.
Book hols in Sept so I can go to Amsterdam.
Bring home portable HD.

Monday, July 28th, 2003

Set up a profile for myself on
Stuck this into my profile:

When I was a kid I wanted to be a rockstar like Axl Rose, I wanted to write and direct my own movies, write a book, run a marathon, change the world in some small way, make politics work, make loads of money, have a family, get my hair dyed a wild colour, have hot passionate sex with someone special, get a tattoo, get a piercing, travel the world, go into space and have hundreds of friends. I’m still a kid. I’ll always be a kid.

linked and social networks

Monday, July 28th, 2003

I’m wondering is there a measurable way to see if adding a bit more social interaction to a network of colleagues increases productivity.

We all know meeting work colleagues for beers or going on a weekend trip can make you undertand your co-worker more and allow you to become more tolerant of that person.

I wonder how you could do this though with people you will not meet for years and might not even be in telephone contact ?

I’ll add this question to my things to ponder list..


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003

I have to start looking into k-blogs and other new ways of sharing knowledge. Right now our knowledgebase isn’t great but we’re of course working on it. Getting people to use it and contribute to it is really hard. Especially the contribution part.

Its their KB but they won’t a contribute to it to make it better. Theres a mailing list that they use quite a bit which should only really be used after not finding stuff in the knowledgebase.

I think I’ll try and get something implemented to push them into submitting stuff. I’ll get out processes person to make it a formal quality process maybe.

And now to do work. 🙂

bug biting

Friday, July 18th, 2003

The bug is begining to bite. Just found myself leaving a website pretty quickly because it didn’t have an rss feed so I couldn’t add it to my news aggregator. Sad sad sad.

This is an interesting website:

pffft women !

Friday, July 18th, 2003

“AnitaR : put that on your weblog, damien!”

ok here we go:

damienIE: its 8pm here and it normally stays bright until 11pm , but now my room with its big window is all dark , theres so much rain it looks like fog outside, the rain is drowning out the sound of portishead live in NYC and the only brightness in my room is this monitor screen and my green lava lamp

I wanted to write about geeky techy stuff more than the weather. Every Irish converation is about the weather. If the turing test was done on irish conversations the bots could not be caught out:

“terrible weather”
“yeah terrible”
“yes terrible”
“it might brighten up next week ”
“it could do ”
“terrible weather”
“yes terrible ”



Damiens first words

Friday, July 18th, 2003

Should I say something powerful and insightful for my first blog entry using moveable type ? A good book or film opens with a a spectacular opening sequence which makes you stay tuned for the other bits but ….

For now I’ll lave it as this but I’m looking forward to using and busing and brealing MT.

Phew, that ws easy, at least I don’t feel as less equiped on the #joiito channel on freenode when the heraldbot announces me on joining the chan.

setting up server

Friday, July 18th, 2003

Today I got someone to setup a server for me, I get more and more demanding as each day goes by 🙂