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Is my child becoming a homosexual?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

From the Focus on the Family nuts, you can’t make this stuff up:

Is my child becoming a homosexual?

Via MetaFilter.

Free wine for bloggers – come on ya alcos

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Free wine for Irish Bloggers courtesy of Hugh Macleod. Tough shit Markham

Update: August 11th 2005

Conor, Michele, Piaras and Markham are talking about it. MacDara in Markham’s comments spots the real agenda

Is this not just a cheap way of having people blog about products.

Piaras makes some predictions:

It’s going to spread across the Irish blogosphere like wildfire, land in the Sunday Tribune’s blogosphere and probably end up as heart ache in nine month’s time.

Does Hugh secretly work for the Pope?

Digital Rights Discussion

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

There is now a forum to discuss digital rights in Ireland.

I’d encourage those who are not already members on to join and start or join conversations on digital rights as well as to heavily (without spamming) promoting this forum.

There is a mailing list and website on the way too, hopefully.

More Googlemaps fun – HotorNot Personals on a Map

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

HotorNot + Google Maps = Hot People by Zip Code

Edit GoogleMaps with text and leave post-its through urls. All you have to do is insert the required text in brackets after your query. Handy for soundseeing tours.

Twenty Major Admits to Luas Fiasco

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

oh and other stuff too. The Luas though. Jesus Twenty! Did I mention he reads The Phoenix?

*shakes head and walks off*

Google News RSS Feeds – About bloody time

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Putting their eye back on the ball though it’s been in the back of their net for months now, Google finally does Google News RSS Feeds. More details here. Bring on the vanity searches! More to add to my bloglines now. Hehe.

Soundseeing Tours of Cork – There’s Me Culture!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Another lazyweb suggestion, especially for the Cork2005 celebrations. Like the idea of doing remixes of audio tours of the MoMA, how about doing audio tours of Cork locations? It might be a handy cultural thing for the Where’s Me Culture? group. But as well as doing Audiotours, complete with Googlemaps or something like that, let others remix the audiotours and host them.

So for the one map you could have a serious historical tour, one comedic tour, a ghost tour, one as gaelige etc. Stick a creative commons on the raw material and allow others to create new audiotracks. You could even host the best ones yourself.

I noticed that you can even add pics to podcasts now. I’ve been trying to find a guide on how to make these audio tours like the museum ones. Must do some further digging.

Wonder would Dave, Donncha, Ryan or Tom be interested in doing these?

Of course it applies to non-Cork places too, naturally. 🙂


Contact Info

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

There have been dozens or at least two requests for contact info for me after people read this site. On the left are some contact details for me now. Soon comments will be enabled.

Bridget Jones has returned. No one gives a fuck. – Bookslut

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Bookslut sums it up so well.

Loving Hugh is easy cos…

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Today seems to be a Hugh Macleod love-in on this blog, as for the second post in a row I link to him.

Today Hugh suggests Find the coolest blog in the industry you’re in, and see if you can’t make a deal with the owner.

In the comments I remix what he says and suggest that those who are heavyweight bloggers pick some small unknown blogger and advertise them. Better still the big bloggers should let their readers suggest the blogger to advertise.

Same goes for other “A-Listers”, if they all picked someone small and had a free ad for them in a prominent location for two months it would grow the other site and grow the overall community. We all want more quality in this place.

Now, I do realise that a blogroll is doing the same thing to a degree but if you are an avid blog reader like me a link in the middle of 110 others is not going to do much. I think the ad should be more prominent than that.