I noticed yesterday that with a captive audience of about 120 or so people, not one of the presenters who were all bedecked with laptops actually had anything on their laptops with their company logo. The same went for the audience, so many with laptops and sfa of them with logos. Those name badges are hard to see you know, yet the big spaces on a laptop are not. If I had a laptop and was at a conference I’d make sure my logo was prominent and no better place than a laptop. Companies like Aspoke could make a nice skin to put on your laptop. It’ll be another few years before you can get laptops with chameleon skins.
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All those laptops and not one logoFriday, June 9th, 2006
IT@Cork conference and pre-conf dinnerFriday, June 9th, 2006
Well the conference was fun. Bernie has a few photos as does Donncha. It was a good conference if a little sweltering. The Radisson needs AC. Tom and Catherine and all the IT@Cork people put on a good conference I must say. Very well attended.
Photos of the pre-conf bloggers dinner were taken by Donncha Joe and Tom. There were a good deal more people at the dinner than I thought we’d have, which was great. Good conversations were had.
Thanks to those who turned up including Richard Ennos from Dragnet, Pat Phelan from Cubic Telecom who both should start blogs, Conor O’Neill from Argolon was there and also Walter Higgins from PXN8. Donncha O’Caoimh from WordPress was there, Joe Drumgoole and Breffni Murdoch from Nitrosell.
Also there were Britt Blaser and his wife Tamara, Shel Israel and Paula, Salim Ismail(one of the smartest people I’ve met, ever) Gavin Sheridan Rob Burke (Microsoft need to make the Rob Burkes of the Borg more visible, he was very impressive at the conference yesterday.)
The list goes on! We also had Branedy and his wife. John Handelaar and Sabrina, Fergus Burns and of course Tom.
Lastly, thanks to Pat Phelan who covered the corkage fees for the Stormhoek wine, thanks to Hugh Macleod for sending it over and big thanks to Secantus who paid the bill for the meals of the conference speakers and a few more of those who stayed late. It pays to loiter around after a meal!
If I’ve left anyone out, then let me know.
At least one political party is taking the net seriouslyFriday, June 9th, 2006
It seems one of the political parties in Ireland is going to be using the expertise of an American consultant who has worked on some very successful election campaigns in the US. He worked on the Internet strategy for a few of the larger campaigns in the US. There’ll be more about this in the Sunday papers. Maybe the rest will start getting a clue too?
Nice job if you can get itThursday, June 8th, 2006
JoÃ«l Céré points to Cheyenne Morrison’s blog. His company sells private islands to people. Beautiful tropical islands. What a job to have!
Fluff the links 07 06 2006Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
Download all the portraits David Lachapelle has done.
Another US Court rules websites are not liable for users’ comments.
Top 10 questions investors/angels/VCs ask. According to Wufoo.
How to run up a wall and flip. Wear lots of padding.
Fiat v Ferrari v Ferrari F1 Via MeFi.
The ultimate shredder. BMWs can’t even stop it.
Frilly not fluffy links 06 06 06Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
Read these to the tune of O Fortuna.
Via Metafilter is the Perfect Strangers medley.
150 everyday expressions that Shakespeare gave us.
James Galvin reviews “The Proposition”. A great review I have to say. Makes me want to get the DVD and buy Nick Cave’s book: And the Ass Saw the Angel which James describes so:
a book which makes The Wasp Factory resemble a Ladybird Classic
One day to go for the bloggers dinner – Any further takers?Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
Google Spreadsheet – Keeping you logged into Google properties longerTuesday, June 6th, 2006
The Google spreadsheet tour. I bet this will fully integrate into Google base and probably Google Wallet whenever it appears. Google Blogoscoped and Inside Google discuss more of the details. Limited sign-up too which is good as a few of the previous sign-ups turned into disasters. Spreadsheets being edited by multiple people at the same time seems like an advantage over Excel. You can invite people to edit and use Google Talk to chat with them as you both/all work on it. Nice collaboration tool.
Web 2.0 talk at barcampMonday, June 5th, 2006
Great vid from Barcamp on web 2.0. Requires quicktime. Required watching for Thursday. Listen to the very serious question from a programmer at the end. Reminded me of someone I know from around these shores.
Big trouble in a bigger ChinaMonday, June 5th, 2006
So it seems the NUJ of UK and Ireland have called for a boycott of Yahoo! for their complicity in having a Chinese journalist jailed. Simon reminded us yesterday that it was the anniversary of the guy who stopped Chinese tanks with only the belief that freedom was worth facing down the killer machines of the Chinese Government. Now if only Yahoo! felt the same instead of being the co-driver in those thanks. Tom Raftery asked Bradley Horowitz before about Yahoo!’s bootlicking in China and he has also asked Vint Cerf about Google in China. Both gave bullshit answers in my view but these really are questions the top guys in Google and Yahoo! need to be answering.
Terry Semel tried to defend Yahoo! recently and then someone asked the Nazi question. Would Yahoo! have done business with the Nazi’s if Yahoo! was around in that era and the guy said he didn’t know. I only just looked up Terry’s profile. He’s the damned CEO and he doesn’t know? You can forgive Bradley Horowitz but the guy where the buck stops doesn’t know. Dumbass. I guess their corporate philosophy is just some ornament to hang in the boardroom. Jeff Jarvis makes the usual sense but also tears big strips too.
But lets not let Google away with this either. Check out the big difference in Google searches for Tiananmen Square on Google China and Google.com. It’s not rewriting history. It’s using invisble ink for some paragraphs, right?
Update: Linked to Simon’s site, not the site on making landing pages. Sorry.