My own little addition to online Irish Politics, Politics In Ireland is an aggregator that Rob built for me last year. It’s now been rebuilt from the ground up by John and covers all the current TDs once again. As well as a new design, there’s widgets so you can stick a mini version of the site on your blog sidebar for your politician, party or constituency of choice.
You can also subscribe to the site by email or RSS and there is an Irish Politics wordpress plugin too which will link to the pages of the TDs that you mention on your blog.
If you’re feeling generous, I’d love if you could link to Politics In Ireland from your own blog or give it a mention in a blog post. Ta very much.
Well done to the people in Irish gaming software company Havok, according to Techcrunch, they’ve been snapped up by Intel. This follows the March aquisition of Irish gaming middleware company DemonWare by Activision. Well done all. Nice to see Ireland doing so well in the gaming industry.
So it seems that the shuffling of the deckchairs in the Green Party continues. I got a press release now saying Paul Gogarty is going for Cathaoirleach of the Green Party. Best of luck etc. What I found odd about the release though was this note at the end:
While he is best known outside the Party for his work as Education Spokesperson, as well as the development of “50 Steps to a Better Education System”, internally he is recognised equally for his work in supporting election candidates and local constituency groups and for his input into the party’s political strategy.
Shouldn’t you be recognised internally and externally for all your work? Seems odd. And did you know he has 6 toes on his left foot too? This is recognised internally.
Bloglines has delivered me 8000+ unread posts in my Irish feed folder alone. Bit of a hiccup there lads since I went through all my feeds about an hour ago. I still find it faster and better to use than Google Reader by the way. Google Reader feels like scrolling through treacle.
Update 2: Mark Simpson links here and says just call it Mormo. He coined the words metrosexual and sporno, who am I to disagree!
Update: Andy, he of no blog address suggested this be called Mormno. We have porno, we have sporno, now we have Mormno.
There’s a bit of a brouhaha going on in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since even Italian priests are doing calendars, it seems Mormon Missionaries are doing calendars now. These lads are getting their tops off too. Judging from the calendar it seems they’ve been hitting the gym a lot while doing their missionary work. Check out the cover:
And there’s a whole online store to go with the calendar where you can buy male and female t-shirts with interesting slogans:
Yes, already bulk buying for Christmas presents. Should ask the next Mormons to your door if they are in the calendar or would they like to be in one. Time their quick exit speed. Or just pop on the t-shirt as you seeing them coming to the door.
Update 3: Now with Youtube video. Warning awkward video production:
It took a lot longer to sell out this time round but hooray and stuff as I finally got Arcade Fire tickets. I got four tickets. I am but one person. If anyone has spare tickets for the now second night and wants to swap for the first night, give me a shout. Might as well get to see both shows.