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Fluffy links – November 27th 2006

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Random breath tests, my arse.

How come I heard so little about the Dublin Firefox party? Surely free booze would have gotten more attention in the Blog O’Sphere? How many bloggers were there? How many nerds?

So, we’re meant to believe that a prisoner handcuffed in the back of a police car managed to take out a loaded gun which he hads concealed and shot himself in the head with it?

Another funky use of Amazon EC2.

I don’t have time for naps but they appear useful. What about just not sleeping?

The Google 15. With all the good and free food at Google, lots of people are gaining weight. I think where I work we’ve experienced the same.

Cops in London are getting head mounted vid cams. One step closer to robocop.

This is really too close to comfort. Pilot flies plane through tiny gap between two mountains.

Family Guy taking the piss out of Star Trek:

KLF – Justified and Ancient. Tammy rocks!

Politics in Ireland – Competition Winner

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

The winner of the Barack Obama book is David Doran. Thanks also to Simon and Ken for their very constructive suggestions. Only 3 people gave feedback so the odds were quite good for winning and it was David’s name I picked out of the jiffy bag.

Now it is time for me to shut off the computer and get ready for my trip to Aberdeen in a few hours. Blog is on auto-pilot once again. Back on Thursday evening.

Friday Nostalgia Videos – Airwolf and Manimal

Friday, November 24th, 2006

After the previous post with the A-Team, we have two other 80s shows:

Air Wolf


If you’ve found any other “classic” TV show intros, link to them in the comments.

EDIT: Streethawk

Fluffy Links – November 24th 2006

Friday, November 24th, 2006

High-tech retro. Cup and string telecoms goes wireless.

Jokes and the Unconscious Graphic Novel.

Flat Screen TV – Irish Style.

Convert your videos so they can play on your Wii.

Has the demise of TV critics started?

Because I can:


Third version now with more techno:

Social Experiments with MySpace, BeBo, FaceBook, Vox

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

I’ve always dissed the likes of MySpace and Bebo and all the rest and I have a post in draft about how I see uses and drawbacks with these sites but it was about time I tried them all out and saw what they are like from a user’s perspective.

If you want to add me to Bebo, follow this link. This is my profile. I thought with Bebo it was popular because you could register your old school and add classmates? Hmmm. Are Bebo locking out videos from YouTube? I only stuck a video on it after uploading using some app that made FireFox stall.

On Vox I am I’m not sure how the hell this works and how I add people. Pity I can’t have blog posts here go over there too. I do like the privacy features though. Elana, where are you on this?

My Facebook profile. I’ve added myself to the Ireland network and the UCC network but there doesn’t seem to be much activity. Wow, this seems very much like a dating system. More open about it than the rest I suppose. I’ve noticed a few people I know. Small world.

My mySpace profile. Feels cold and quite boring. I’m at a loss to know what the fuss is/was. Edit: Just found their search thing is like a singles bar thing too.

So far impressions from all are that they are spam machines. They are very pushy about importing MSN and GMail contact lists so they can spam your friends with invites.

Oh I must try Orkut now, since it brought me so much traffic 🙂 SecondLife is sure to follow.

Corrib Gas – Ads in my GMail

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Why on earth are there Corrib Gas ads from Shell in my GMail?
Corrib Gas

I wonder what keywords are triggering it? redirects to a Shell corporate website.

Fluffy Links – November 23rd 2006

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Irish Bloggers can make money from blogging. Congrats John.

A social diary for Cork. Christ. Next we’ll have doggy mags.

Interesting “toy” on Amazon. Read the reviews!

Handy Technorati widget for showing what blogs are linking to each blog post. Who needs trackbacks!

Mike Tyson is a whore for money. No, really.

Possibly morbid but now we might see tombstones connected to the grid which can give a visitor to a grave a multimedia overview of the deceased’s life.

Leverage points. Super nodes. Areas to spend most energy on? Reminds me of the book “Linked“.

Just when you have hope for mankind, you read this upsetting report from the Congo.

How to sell vapourware.

How code can make the world a little greener.

Via BoingBoing: Skateboarding Mannequins

KLF – 3am Eternal:

Get thee to a conference .. and a dinner (Part 1)

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

The IT@Cork 2006 conference is on Wednesday the 29th of November. If you are in Cork or near Cork I suggest you get yourself along to this event. Lots of high-calibre speakers and lots of people to network with.

If you can’t afford the cost of the ticket (it’s probably worth paying for it in my view) then don’t forget about the pre-event dinner where the cost of some grub will connect you with some of the local people going to the event, as well as some of the speakers who fly in early.

I did a video search for some of the speakers but not many of them are available, here are a few:

Here’s a video of Hugh Macleod:

Here’s a video of Marc Canter talking in an MTV stylee video about People Aggregator:

Quick TechCrunch video with Salim Ismail and tonnes more people:I couldn’t find Eddie Hobbs on YouTube but Podge and Rodge talk a little about SSIAs:

Irish Politics Blogs – Who are they all?

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

There used to be a list (oh no the L word!) on some site that listed the various Irish political bloggers but I can’t find it now. I seem to recall last year that there didn’t seem to be that many Irish political blogs represented at the blog awards so I’ve thrown together the below list from submissions to the last blog awards as well as from the Irish Blog Directory and It’d be nice if we could could tag such blogs so we could stream the likes of and into sections. Are there any blogs I haven’t on the below list?

(Also don’t forget the Politics in Ireland competition. Only a few days left.)

Fluffy Links – November 22nd 2006

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Oh someone doesn’t like our beloved Twenty. Diddums didn’t get his own award. Awww.

A very handy open source flash mp3 player.

A piggy bank moulded from an actual piggy. Pricey though.

The head of Carphone Warehouse has a blog though it was quite silent for the past while when the company was getting a lot of flask about their broadband offering.

Via William Gibson is Zadie Smith’s take on readers and how they are meant to be like musicians interpreting your work more than people being passively entertained. Wonderful viewpoint.

Watch all of Michael Moore’s Roger and Me on Google Video.

Via Eoghan: This scared the crap out of me.

Bob Dylan – Hurricane: