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Fluffy links – Tuesday 17th July 2007

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Via John CollisonPony!

Japan bans websites for the election. Imagine that happening here?

Another moon lifting pic, this one more local.

Very very tempting to install Ubuntu now.

For one I agree with Seth Godin and his views on farmers markets becoming mainstream.

A visual way (using maps) of planning your flights. This would definitely be worth sticking on flight websites.

Escape from those damned plastic handcuffs.

Feck. Via Ben Hammersly, ice skaters doing the OK Go! song and the commentators soooo they don’t get where this is from:

Via Derek Byrne:

Bertie on the Gays – If they stop suing, I’ll allow dem to be equal

Monday, July 16th, 2007


“Taking into account the Options Paper prepared by the Colley Group, and the pending Supreme Court case, we will legislate for Civil Partnerships at the earliest possible date in the lifetime of this Government,” he added.

He was using the same shit with the Mahon Tribunal: “Looking forward to testifying and clearing my name. Can’t say more now til then. Ta. Move along.” Then today he tries to stop the Tribunal. So now the Katherine and Louise case is what is stopping him from doing anything? Please. Bit is a shame that the very many gay people that work in the Civil Service just let this go on, yet arrogantly brag how they are the real power in the country.

Swasticow Uber Alles

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Main trailer:

Alternative trailer:

The Damien Lifestream

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Simon made me finally understand Tumblr. (What a great name for Simon’s page)

Another day, another fad. Thanks to Tumblr, I now have a single URL where you can read blog posts from,, Twitter,, my delicious feed and my Facebook status feed. It can also take in new content from YouTube and Flickr.

Check out

eircom – Breaking up is hard to do

Monday, July 16th, 2007

A thread on covers the to and fro about the eircom strike. Seems eircom wants the staff to sign new terms and conditions of employment which will mean staff cannot object to any eircom business units being sold off. eircom’s owners are Babcock and Brown who traditionally are an infrastructure investment company. They don’t like retail arms. No siree.

The new programme for Government talks about encouraging eircom to be split into a wholesale and a retail arm. “encourage”. Heh.

Also consider that eircom will be launching “eircom mobile” soon which will work almost like an MVNO. Perhaps they’ll turn it into a full MVNO (virtual mobile network piggybacking off Meteor or maybe Voda?) and then sell off Meteor too, once they have the 3G network up and going. One thing is for sure, the debts they have for eircom since the purchase are considerable and I’m sure they’d like to get rid of some of them.

Firefox takes 38.6% marketshare in Ireland

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Via Mozilla Links A survey from Xiti Monitor has shown that Firefox usage in Ireland is growing at an impressive rate and that Ireland is one of the top users of Firefox in the EU behind the top users of Slovenia, Finland, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Croatia. At 38.6% usage, it is a comfortable 10 points above the 28% European average. The actual growth rate of 55% is the highest this quarter for all of Europe too.

Pity there’s not better stats for Nintendo.

So why are so many Irish people moving over to Firefox?

What are your site stats for Firefox?

Auctomatic gets more attention, Roam4Free has grown up a LOT

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Congrats to the Auctomatic crew for the Mashable and Venturebeat coverage.

Chatted to Pat Phelan last night and he showed me and others the next version of Roam4Free. I had some doubts about version 1 of Roam4Free and version 2 removes all doubts and then some. This could be a very big thing in my view. I can’t wait until they officially launch this and then there are all the other projects Pat has up his sleeve, which I can’t talk about but again, they’ve impressed me.

Video Producer wanted for short YouTube video

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

As I posted on Twitter and Facebook, looking for someone that wants to do a video for me that I’ll be putting on YouTube. Would suit a multimedia student or enthusiast as I’ll have SFA money to give to you for it, but if done right, it should get you some recognition, so consider it padding for your portfolio.

It’d be a fictional and slightly satirical corporate sales video. I’d like to stress that I am not looking for suggestions or ideas. I know exactly what I want. It would be along the same ideas as this video, in that there’ll be a voiceover and some graphics, no need for actors as such:

Email me if you are interested.

For the trainspotters – Videos from London Tube Drivers

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Via Metafilter and the Beeb:

Picadilly line:

Moor Park to Croxley:

Loads more on YouTube.

Handy out – For all those into ego surfing and SEO too!

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Dave Davis’ RedFly Marketing is after releasing the egotastic Google Global Firefox Extention which allows you to do a search on Google and then switch to the results lists from all the country specific Googles that exist. For example I am 4th on for “damien”, currently 1st on for “damien” and 5th on for “damien”. It’s not just been made for us ego nuts though, it’ll be a nice tool for those that optimise their websites in search engines and they can see how they are performing on a country by country basis.

Richard likes it too.

So which Google likes you the most and likes you the least?

Update: Nice one Dave, this made Techmeme:
Google Firefox Plugin