Archive for March, 2006

Won’t someone think of the children – Got a table tennis table?

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Clonard Community games are looking for a second hand table-tennis table so if you have one or know of someone that has one, go to their site now and let them know.

Sligo Ambassador Aine responds to increase in traffic

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Sligo Tourism gal Aine Chambers spotted heself on Podge and Rodge. She stated:

The popular RTE Two Podge & Rodge comedy show co-hosted by the lovely Lucy Kennedy, featured on Monday night’s show.

While I always knew Podge & Rodge were very popular, I was truly amazed at the amount of hits this site received following the Show,
from a daily normal of a few thousand to over 50,000 hits mainly from Ireland and the UK in the first 24hrs. alone! 🙂

The feature generated rare positive and priceless exposure for Sligo on national television. The Podge & Rodge Show is due for repeat on Friday night next at 11.05pm RTE Two.

I’m betting there’s going to be a lot more visitors to sligo this year. Anyone able to do a Google Maps mashup showing where Aine has shot her videos from? Would be a fun project.

And big tits too – Women get yourself a sense of humour will ya?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Suzy and Sinéad seem to be pissed off over Piaras saying:

“I think that there has to be some sort of correlation between the lack of female comedians and the relative shortfall of women in senior management positions.�

Piaras adds:

organisations might be better off funding programs which encourage women to take up public speaking or even stand-up comedy rather than simply setting up grants to encourage them into specific industries

and maybe we could also, you know, fund iniatives to get them to learn about how to talk about soccer and rugby so they can be one of the lads but in a manner not to make the lads feel even more inferior because a female knows more about their macho topic than they do. We could also teach them to play golf which is great for networking.

There are lots of reasons why women are not in senior positions. I wonder how many women that do hold senior positions are married and have families? I would say a lot less again. To say it is because they are, in genera,l bad orators and need to tell more jokes doesn’t seem quite credible. I think Piaras is just trolling the ladies on International Women’s Day to get a buzz going. A good fight now and then is great.

I predict another blog o’sphere fight

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Wait and see. Like Phil Collins, I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh lord.

Wrapup for today

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Been up since 0530 this morning. Long day.

Splinster talks about 12 Angry Men and why it breaks the rules of writing. 12 characters. One room for most of the fim. Yet it’s a classic. Break more rules!

Marc talks about Youtube.

Wait for a killer, illegal video to be posted on YouTube – grab a copy yourself and put it on your site -as you’re sure it’ll get yanked down by YouTube soon enough.

I suggest we need a cross between Digg and bittorrent with the content being distributed so it can never be killed off. I go to a restaurant and I can eat my food the way I want and I can play with it before I eat it. Why are the content makers so adamant that people want to the same with digital content and won’t let them? They should have learned by now that humanity is made to disrupt and circumvent. It’s the nature of their nature.

The other Dave interviewed on a podcast. No, not that Dave. Other Dave.

Build a website, win a prize. Via Dela.

Help Phil get a place to stay for the Blog Awards – Success! He got somewhere

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

EDIT: He booked Avalon House

Phil is trying to find a cheap hotel so he can come along to the blog awards. Leave some suggestions on his new blog.

Free the M P 3

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Free the MP 3

I love the above logo!

Digital Rights Ireland now have T-shirts for supporting their campaign about the “mp3 players are bad” sillyness from IRMA and their ilk. Give your support to the DRI folks.

Off to Dublin at 6am – Anyone want to do brekkie?

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Was invited to the launch of the new Oireachtas Report on Broadband which happens at noon today. Stay tuned to their site. Flying up with Ryanair. I will of course bring photo ID. Oh and I’m not 28 anymore. No homework for me today!

Loads of little bits

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Phil the wonderful Photo blogger is now going to make art using words.

Captain Crunch is doing videocasts Dunno who he is? Just a bloody legend.

AOL instant messenger now has open APIs. 70M users. This is kinda not so little.

Dave Winer goes into greater depth about unconferences.

Someone sent Michele All About My Mother. Fan fricking tastic movie. Spanish drama is so damned good.

Alan is selling Blog Awards T-Shirts.

Vote Rebecca for Vice Auditor. Anything to make my ex-wife happy.

Ainé – Tonight – 10.45pm RTE 2

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Get your recorders out. Ainé – Behind the music. 10.45pm RTE 2. Shame really. Euro Star was on last night, right?