Archive for March, 2005

Buster, Landmines and other videos

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

That famous Buster the Rabbit episode that the US Secretary of Education condemned as the Rabbit met a kid with two lesbian moms. PBS withdrew it but you can download it online now. Download and distribute.


The above is a clip from an anti-landmine ad that TV stations in America refuse to air. The ad opens with a scene of idyllic suburban tranquility. A young family cheers on their daughter who has just scored a goal in her soccer match when she suddenly, violently explodes. Chaos consumes the scene while the mother of the victim shrieks hysterically and her father cradles her lifeless body. A simple graphic reads: “If there were landmines here, would you stand for landmines anywhere? Help the U.N. eradicate landmines everywhere. View landmine clip here. or Get the torrent. Found this on World Changing and Boing Boing.

minicouch.jpg Another lot of Public Service Announcements are ones dealing with AIDS in Russia. Again found on Worldchanging, these ads are really well done and should be downloaded and distributed. HalfCity deals with a city missing so many people as a result of HIV/AIDS. Kutuzovsky, shows AIDS is like a traffic jam, it doesn’t discriminate. Old City shows a city where only old people are left. It ends with the caption “4 out of 5 Russians living with HIV today are under 30.”

Congratulations Donncha !

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

Looking at the Technorati Top 100, Donncha comes in at No. 46. Well done Donncha. Hopefully we’ll see more Irish Bloggers gain a foothold in the top 50 soon.

Diarmuid and I

Friday, March 4th, 2005



Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005


Citywide Wireless Cat and Mouse Game to be held in Dublin

WaveHunt is a high-tech treasure hunt using a moving wireless computer network, with a first prize of two hundred euro!

Claiming a first for Ireland, this new wireless network tracking competition will be witnessed in Dublin City on Saturday, March 5th. Inspired by a similar event in Las Vegas, WaveHunt is a fun event for Ireland’s technical community that will test their network and direction finding skills.

A cross between orienteering and a manhunt, entrants will be armed only with a laptop, which will serve as a compass enabling them to follow the person carrying a wireless access point. Once entrants are close enough, they will receive a series of clues leading to the identity of the carrier. The entrant with the fastest time in registering the identity of the carrier wins the first prize.

RedBrick committee member Charlie Von Metzradt, organiser of this game commented, “We’re hoping to get as many people as possible to come out and play this game. It tests an individuals with and fitness while incorporating modern technology in the shape of a PDA/laptop and wireless card.”

Kindly sponsored by Esat BT, WaveHunt is being run by RedBrick (DCU’s Networking Society) as part of Tech Week in DCU which has various groups and societies running events and talks that are IT related. WaveHunt is adding a physical dimension to these events. Individuals and teams, including companies are all encouraged to the partake in this, its inaugural year.

Letter from Data Protection Commissoner

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

Brief Description : Unsolicited Emails – requesting further information
Comments :

Mr Mulley

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 15/02/05 on the

Before I can proceed with the matter any further I require the following

– A declaration that you have not consented to receiving such
– A copy of any instruction given to the sender not to send messages to you
(if any)
– A statement that you wish to make a formal complaint.
– A statement that you will be willing to give evidence in Court relating
to the complaint.
– A statement that you will be willing to give a sworn statement, if

Awaiting your response.

Clearing some tabs

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

This place sucks. Mixing Justice League with Office Space.

Cool DJ

Thrift Deluxe – Make your own clothes and household ornaments.

GQ on Google – Journey to the (Revoltionary, Evil-Hating, Cash-Crazy, and Possibly Self-Destructive) Center of Google.

The 48 Laws of Power

Banksy takes on Brighton – Two coppers snogging.

Overlinked English Rugby Joke