Archive for May, 2006

Hey GPS/Mapping guys, where’s the centre of Ireland?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

So where is the exact centre of Ireland and can we see it on a Google map? And for all of those Cork folks, where is the centre of our universe? First to pinpoint the agreed exact centre of Ireland wins a prize. The Cork one is optional.

Two turntables and a vintage

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Vintage Microphone

I really love old microphones and would very much like to get my hands on one that I can use for a desk ornament. Anyone know any good places to get one? There are a few on Ebay alright but some look like new plastic things made to look like the vintage ones.


Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Via boards.ieFaceography.:

uses a process of automatic random blending techniques to “remix� the faces in its database together in a near-infinite variety of combinations, producing new abstract images of human faces every time the page is reloaded.

A Noah Grey creation, he’s also the dude that created Greymatter, the software I used to create my first blog.

Brewing up a storm

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Amazing storm pictures.

CMP/O’Reilly malarky also bans college courses with web 2.0 in title? And on it goes…

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Via Tuppenceworth comes news that this Web 2.0 malarky will also ban college courses from mentioning web 2.0 in their title.

If I were a university, college or educator I’d look askance at the property rights being sought in relation to Class 41. If granted it would allow CMP to prevent any educational institution from running a class, lecture, conference or workshop with the phrase “Web 2.0″ in the title. And according to their own statements and letters, once such property rights had been granted to them, they would feel themselves obliged in all cases to take action to protect them.

Now that’s a bit rich.

Ze Frank – Valentine

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Ze Frank – Valentine.

Corcadorca’s “The Tempest”

Monday, May 29th, 2006

The Tempest

As part of the Cork Midsummer Festival, Corcadorca bring you their large scale outdoor production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

Directed by Pat Kiernan and brought to you by the same creative team as their double award nominated sell out success ‘The Merchant of Venice’, ‘The Tempest’ will take place on the pond in the beautiful surroundings of Cork’s Fitzgerald’s Park.

Ticketing information available from the Cork Midsummer Festival box office on 1890 200 555 (operational from May 30th) or on

Performances daily at 10.15pm
June 22nd – July 1st, excl Sunday. Tickets 18 \ 12 (conc)

Uh, am I wrong in thinking their webform for booking tickets is insecure? I’ll buy the tickets over the phone or just call in.

Pssst pass it on – O’Reilly should give free tix to their web 2.D’oh event – new meme

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Joe suggests O’Reilly should give free tickets to their web 2.0 event to anyone going to the Cork event.

Only 37 percent of SMEs have a website?

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Via Electric News:

O2 Ireland commissioned TNS mrbi to survey 300 owners, managers, or directors of Irish businesses employing less than 250 employees

According to the research, only 37 percent of SMEs have a website. “Twenty-eight percent of firms employing less than three people have a website which is perhaps understandable, but we were a little surprised that only 56 percent of those employing more than ten people possess a website,” commented Farrell.

Wuh? Are we still so far behind in these things that businesses don’t see the benefit of websites? That’s a very disappointing figure.

29 May 2006 Fluffy links

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Sad story of a ghost ship/boat.

The boat’s phantom crew was made up of the desiccated corpses of 11 young men, huddled in two separate piles in the small cabin. Dressed in shorts and colourful jerseys, they had been partially petrified by the salt water, sun and sea breezes of the Atlantic Ocean. They appeared to have come from far away.

Fantastic pic of an eclipse.

A new type of doggie bag.

French business blogging.