Archive for April, 2007

Fluffy Links – April 4th 2007

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

See how many electrcity/bulb puns are in this Irish Times article.

What the hell is happening in Cork in the jobs front?

Conor Pope’s Pricewatch blog on Nice to be linked. Nice to see blogs there.

Via Tim Worstall is this wonderful debut blog post from Dan Hardie.

Hacking Venture Capital.

Smaller online communities = better interaction. As social sites grow, average interaction per user goes down.

Gay Adoption in the States:

Nearly a third of adopted children in the District of Columbia live with gay or lesbian parents … gay and lesbian parents are raising 4 percent of all adopted children in the country. Roughly 100,000 foster children await adoption, the study reported …

I find the fact that 100,000 foster kids are looking to be adopted to be a shockingly high number. Some other U.S. adoption facts.

A nice write-up by David Hollingworth who went to ShareIT in Cork.

DRM free, the music might be but they charge more for it. Ripoff.

Political Graffiti and Parody – About time

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Some nice stuff from Snackbox Diaries and also some stuff from Mark.

Then there’s this:
Bertie Ahern Graffiti

and this from IrishElection:

Bertie terms and conditions

Bertie Ahern – Thick and fast come the parodies

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

And more again and done to Dolly Parton. Lads, you gotta do one to the BeeGees too.

Political Video Stats – Updated April 3rd

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Edit: Please note this is not an ordered “top 10” viewed list. It isn’t in any order at all and there’s 11 vids!

This seems to be turning into a regular thing. Update on the viewing stats for some of the political videos out there:

Mary Harney behind her desk asking to put her back in power come election time. – 1,905 views. Views have gone way up because of the below video.

Piss take of Mary Harney by Political Thicko – 1,507 views in a week!

Labour’s “But are you happy?” video – 842 views.

Dan Sullivan’s “You pay taxes so we don’t have to” – 1,321 views.(Done twice, viewed 964 times and 357 times)

Enda Kenny awkwardly being a people person. It almost works too. – 1,489 views.

Bertie Ahern Ard Fheis Speech – 832 views.

Frank Chambers (FF) talking to you from his kitchen – 1,440 views.

Putting Words in Bertie’s Mouth – 1,650 views.

Trevor Sargent on Podge and Rodge – 8,877 views.

Irish Bloggers on de tele – 1,035 views.

The banned Trocaire Ad – 9,261 views.

Since FG don’t have a YouTube account/channel, I found Enda’s Ard Fheis speech here. – 10 views. And holy shit but does Lucinda Creighton eat babies too? “Let’s get dis party started” was the intro music. This is really cringeworthy.

Oh maybe this is the FG Channel. FG HQ? Enda, brush your bloody hair and stop buying “casual” clothes from the politicians section of Marks and Spencer.

Fluffy Links – April 3rd 2007

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

The latest management craze. It’ll never take off.

Oh my god dude.

Via Kottke. Look at all the Xs in “The Departed”.

Robotchicken does the Carebears.

And this is the “Ha ha” song. I dunno.

Posting will once again resume…

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

I had planned to have my physical breakdown around June, once my schedule was free. 😉 I wish I was like Hannibal in the A-Team. (Not the dead part.) After my two minute checkup at Southdoc this morning around 7am they gave me augmentin. a few hours after taking it I got very very ill. The doctors claim it is not a reaction to the augmentin but food poisoning. Hell, they know best if they can charge 60 quid for 2 minutes work.

This evening they changed the meds from augmentin to distaclor (just in case) for what they later today told me was tonsilitis, motlium so I don’t puke the funky blue pills up, immodium for other end, dioralyte to rebalance salts after spending the day vomiting, strepsils for the throat and paracetamol for the fever. The pharmacy also refused to take back the augmentin.

Talk to y’all in a few days. I think I already had a few automated posts lined up. So, enjoy!

p.s. The new trailers for the Transformers movies are fantastic and Doctor Who last night rocked as well.