Are you local? Google Local comes to Ireland. Register your business for freeSunday, November 18th, 2007
Fianna FÃ¡il – Never ResignSaturday, November 17th, 2007
Minister Conor Lenihan thinks the Govt is entitled to interfere with the mediaSaturday, November 17th, 2007
From Today’s Irish Times Radio review section.
Seems Kebab Lenihan was on the Marian Finucane show last week and they talked about the Late Late Show and Governments telling the media what to do and then…
All but one of Finucane’s panel of newspaper reviewers were in agreement that the Government should never seek to interfere with the editorial decisions made by programme-makers. It’s a no-brainer, really, unless you’re from North Korea – but not for our Minister of State. “Funny enough” said Lenihan, “I don’t object to the principle that calls could be made. I notice that around the table we’re all getting very precious.”
Buh bye: Door, hit, ass. Pay Per Post fakebloggers hammered by GoogleSaturday, November 17th, 2007
And sometimes I really like Google. It seems anyone that sold out and polluted the web by fakeblogging for Pay Per Post have now received almost the ulimate punishment and have gotten a Pagerank of zero. Just checked a few sites who use Lie Per Post and yup, zero. Trouble is my ranking has gone down from 5 to 3 too but I wonder is that because of the increased diluting of link weight? Though it doesn’t bother me as I’ve never been obsessed about it.
Update: Loving how Pay Per Post claim censorship by Google yet mysteriously there are ZERO negative comments about their service on their blog post. Everyone is positive.
Science Week Competition Day 5 – The best invention in 2007?Saturday, November 17th, 2007
Final day. Final chance. With so many people not going online to blog today, you might have a greater chance. The question for the Science Week competition today is:
In your opinion what was the best invention in 2007?
Now don’t forget to link to the Science Week website for this and every entry this week! Happy blogging.
David is already out the gates and suggests the One Laptop Per Child.
M Buckley says Functionalized Nanoporous Thin Films.
Sinéad says the ZymeQuest Blood Simple Machine
Johnny says Xerox’s Erasable Paper.
Kevin suggests a Facebook Application.
Cian says something better than Velcro.
Conor says the BiancaMed Overnight Sleep Monitor
Tensare says a hamster shredder. No, not that kinda of thing.
Simon says his son. Best answer ever.
Science Week Ireland blogging competition Day 4 – Which invention has helped you most with your working life?Friday, November 16th, 2007
There’s a Wii to be won for blogging an answer to the question:Which invention has helped you most with your working life?
Off ye go. Am sure it being a Friday and everyone being busy you’re allowed to take your time with this one. Another day to go too, this is the question to consider for blogging on Saturday: In your opinion what was the best invention in 2007?
Johnny says the World Wide Web.
Simon thinks the treasury tag.
Daragh says the dry-wipe whiteboard and the non-permanent marker.
Sinéad says the Filofax. Old school!
I’m meant to say something here thenFriday, November 16th, 2007
Right, thanks for those that voted for me and judged me for the Netvisionary Award. I won for Technology Journalist.
We were not allowed give speeches except for the overall netvisonary who was Fergus Burns from Nooked. Met him twice now in the past seven days and the guy is a networking dynamo and someone with a very progressive attitude about Ireland and technology and what needs to change. Well done Fegus. About time and very much deserved.
Anyways, if I was allowed to make a speech I would have said the award was dedicated to Richard Delevan who hired me for the Sunday Tribune and guided me for the past 10 or so months. It would be great to see more people scouting the very talented blogging community that we have in Ireland and offering them various opportunities. There are a fair few bloggers out there that can and do give a lot of journalists a run for their money.
I should also thank Ralph Averbuch, Ciara O’Brien, Eamonn McGrane, John Kennedy, John Collins, Adrian Weckler, Max Kelly, Mark Tighe, Kathy Foley and so many more journalists who have interviewed me when I was at the other side of the fence causing trouble (and mostly still am) and in doing so helped me to communicate my own thoughts in a better way. Same goes for everyone that leaves comments here and gives feedback whether they agree with me or not.
Thank you everyone for being my army of editors and my free R&D team.
Live Jaiku/Twittering from Net Visionary Awards tonightThursday, November 15th, 2007
Best of luck to everyone. I just paid 120 quid on RENTing a tux for the night. Crazy price. All just to keep y’all updated. Very best of luck to the bloggers nominated: Grandad, Denise Cox and Krishna De.
Also best of luck to Eamon McGrane and Ciara O’Brien for the Journalist Award.
Science Week Competition Day 3 – Whatâ€™s the next gadget that you want to buy?Thursday, November 15th, 2007
Next question, next chance to win a Wii. Get blogging on whatâ€™s the next gadget that you want to buy? And g’wan, go into florid detail as to why. Funny pictures too. Maybe even make a video and do a song. Earn that Wii!
Simon says a keyfob.
Cian wants a wallet/keys/phone combo device.
SeÃ¡n wants an OpenMoko phone.
Liam wants a Three Skypephone.
Simon McGarr says he wants an Internet Radio.
Kevin still hasn’t found what he’s looking for.
Johnny K wants an Energy Monitor.
Joe says a home cinema system.
Don’t buy a cow, buy an OLPCThursday, November 15th, 2007
Because it’s more selfish and god knows people in Africa need a laptop over a cow. I wonder are African charties and other groups going to suffer because of geeks getting into charity? I’d be supporting BÃ³thar, had I a social conscience.