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Nice for some – ebookers Blog Awards Raffle winner is off to Koh Samui

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Raffle winner

Remember the holiday prize, raffled on the night of the Blog Awards? Well the winner on the night was Karen Quigley. let me know that she’s now chosen the 8 night trip to nice Koh Samui. That’s in Thailand for all of us that are crap at geography. Karen, I want a postcard. ebookers donated the holiday to let bloggers know of their affiliate programme for blogs and websites. The idea is you have a widget on your site and if someone books a flight or hol or travel insurance, you get a cut. I don’t do ads on this site but it might be a handy little widget for those that already do Google and Amazon ads.

This is how Blacknight loses a very vocal customer. Again.

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Keep reading.

Fluffy Links – May 11th 2007

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Ordered a new domain for myself. I think I’ll make it a directory of PR companies in Ireland. Whatdyathink? 🙂

30 photo prints for just 99 cents. You could just print off 30 copies of you and the Taoiseach. Or other political photos.

Via Burkie, it seems that a clever Galway taxi company has a Bebo profile and is getting a great amount of business from it. Listen and learn folks.

Via Josh Spear: Free invites to I’m In Like With You.

It seems online campaigning does work, according to Eric Byrne.

After years being idle. is live!

Via James is this IrishTourism video. I think this is ripe for remixing into something more fun. Any takers?

Gravity wave?

Most recent searches on

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Some recent searches that brought people here:

irish broadband
star trek porn
damien mullally
galway real estate cregmore
socialization the family
godaddy irish domains
my milk shakes bring all the boys to the yard damn right
startrek porn
get laid
friends on line free
bertie ahern dragons den
web2 portal
vodafone 3g broadband setup problems
been there bought the taoiseach
john bracken song
snow patrol as if you have a choice
how to get a girl out of a relationship
enet carlow wifi
tayto election
interpersonal communication rules
mr tayto

There’s no way I’m taking Una’s surname in the marriage. “star trek porn” is one of the most popular searches that bring people here as well as “how to get laid”. Lovely internet world we have going on.

Open Coffee Cork – Luigi Malone’s 10am Friday 11th May

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

See here. The theme is “Communications” I believe.

I’m the half-truth in the lie

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Paige wants to know what line you are in the Gin Soaked Boy.

The ComReg Donut Rule – Or how absolutely stupid our regulator is

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

The ComReg Donut Rule:
Take the traditional hollow centred donut. Put it on a map of Ireland. The ComReg wireless rules state that if you want to operate a wireless licence, the hollow centre is the area you can operate in and the doughy outer ring is the interference zone. You cannot operate in the interference zone and neither can anyone else. Stick a lot of donuts on a map and you can see that there is a lot of doughy bits on said map. Nobody can operate there because ComReg thinks operate on the same frequencies will interfere, this despite the OBVIOUS fact that people can operate competing services on the same spectrum and not interfere.

Look at the massive amounts of space in this country where service providers CANNOT go to even if there is massive demand because donut loving Homer Simpson is in charge of spectrum allocaton rules in ComReg.

Fluffy Links – May 10th 2007

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Piaras now has a podcast. Bon chance! – “Striving to be a new voice within Irish and European journalism”.

Ye don’t park in their space.

Another way of getting Joost invites.

Via Nialler:
Beirut with some of the Arcade Fire playing at the Bowery:

Independent Living

Finally, please sign the independent living petition. This is the petition which is against the Government charging disabled people if they live in independent housing provided by the Government.

Looking for Dublin city centre office space for May 25th

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

For free. Needs to accomodate 5+ people from early morning til past midnight. Nice broadband connection essential. Now, there’s no need for reclining la-z-y-boy chairs but if they were there too…

Tayto are mass littering the whole country

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Include the following words in the meeting that Tayto executives had with their “morkoting team” over their littering campaign. Viral. Dynamic. Guerilla. Paradigm. Long tail. Blawwg. Podcast. Bebo. MySpace generation. As a clever stunt it seems Tayto are running an ad campaign for a fake election candidate called Mr. Tayto. All well and good. Except…

Except only election candidates can put their posters on the poles. Commercial operators cannot. That did not stop Tayto putting their fake campaign posters on every pole in Ashbourne. See here. I’m hearing reports of other places too getting the same treatment.

Litter bugs! I’ll be calling the Ashbourne council in the morning to see will they be fining Tayto for each pole they littered on or is this allowed in the town or are the town getting a monetary contribution over this?

Tayto spam

Edit: Despite Tayto telling the media that the posters are taken down in the evening, Mick took more pics which show they were still there at 10pm.