Archive for the ‘blogs’ Category

If you’re on BT/IOL Broadband you won’t be reading this

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

As the whole damned network is down. Getting various reports from all over the country that the BT service is down. eircom maybe thieving bastards but they have probably the best service around.

Fluffy Links – February 20th 2007

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

If you have 2k, 1k or .5k in cash to spare, consider sponsoring something at the Blog Awards.

Don’t forget to register if you are coming along.

Ah mathematics. I hated you in school and hated you in college but thanks to you, people *can* fold a piece of paper 12 times.

One for Educamp Ireland? Via

a teacher in Richton, Mo., posted a request for a $392 camcorder for her kids to act out stories they’re reading; a teacher in New York City asked for a rug on which to read stories to kindergarteners ($474); and a teacher in a 100 percent low-income school in Los Angeles wants a $414 telescope to teach astronomy to her students. Donors scroll through the hundreds of proposals (searchable by region, subject, level of school poverty, etc.) and fund them in whole or in part with a couple of clicks.

Marmite. Ugh. Marmite using Guinness yeast. Still Ugh.

Dialog from Glengarry Glen Ross. Almost as good as the dialog from Wallstreet. Greed is good.

Via Rashomon. Airborne cats. Andy suggests photoshopping in little jetpacks on them.

Swedish Unions act more like the mafia.

Via Fred, Arcade Fire in Union Square:

The Secret life of Machines – Geeky Engineering Porn

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Anyone remember The Secret Life of Machines? I remember watching it in school and then on telly at weird hours too. Well you can see many of them on Google Video now and you can even download them on bittorrent with it seems the permission of show creator Tim Hunkin. They’re all quite entertaining and well worth watching. Kids will even enjoy them. Tim was also the bloke that designed the Flying Pigs for Pink Floyd.

Here’s The Secret Life of the Lift:

Kate Bush can sing about em so why not have a programme about them, the Secret Life of the Washing Machine:

Fluffy Links – February 19th 2007

Monday, February 19th, 2007

The No Asshole rule. Something I want to implement a lot more in recent times.

Shucks, ta.

The hum of the earth. No, not the smell.

Votes from 67 countries. Some reach for the Blog Awards.

Orwell writing tips.

DRM for dads.

The joys of tech support:

Lithium with sock puppets – Polyphonic Spree

Polyphonic – Sgt Peppers

Fluffy Links – February 16th 2007

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Educamp Ireland – A BarCamp on the Irish Education system. For the resources that schools are given, they do a fantastic job but a great deal more needs to be done.

ByteSense. Analyse your AdSense earnings. Yet another fantastic application from Robin.

Michael Gartenberg, the next Scoble? Been a big fan of Michael for the past few years. A very high quality blogger, I look forward to his new blog.

Clever ad for AXE.

James from Top Gear on the Alabama incident.

Another mod for the Robosapien.

Via Everson:

The one that got away:

Blog Awards buildup – Win Long Weekend in NY or 8 days in Thailand

Thursday, February 15th, 2007 just offered a really bloody nice holiday for a raffle on the night of the blog awards.

Best Blog Award still up for sponsorship

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

The Best Blog Award for the night is still up for grabs. Despite past interest, there doesn’t seem to be much now. Go on, make a bid. Also, we’ll have an official podcast of the event (and many unofficial ones) and we’re looking for sponsorship for that too.

p.s. Insomnia sucks

Fun thing to do on Valentine’s – Pipe Organ Happy Hardcore

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

News from Nialler9:

If you are looking for something different to do tonight, you’re in luck. Something very cool sounding is happening in Christchurch Cathedral and it’s FREE in.

Paul Ayres performs Happy Hardcore tunes as recognisable and playable music on a pipe organ.

And also on the Valentine’s theme, via Kottke, a Wii themed Valentine’s card.

Fluffy Links – February 14th 2007

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Via Rowan Jeff Han and the coolest user interface I’ve seen in a while.

Dunkin Donuts tells you how to order their coffee.

Spam t-shirts.

Arcade Fire do cover of “Guns of Brixton”.

Well done Jenny Ring. He work to be displayed in the Tate Modern.

Silly laws and regulations?

Via Phil. Badly Drawn Boy in Belfast:

BT Ireland next to exit consumer market?

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Via the Indo

Sources close to the company said yesterday that BT Ireland is over-staffed and is likely to reconsider its position in relation to residential telecoms services, including fixed-line telephony and broadband services.

Market commentators said yesterday that if BT did decide to pull out of the residential market, it would be a blow to Ireland’s telecoms industry.

Recently, telecoms firm Magnet Networks confirmed it would not be offering Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) broadband services in the future and the Government has scrapped its group broadband scheme for rural areas.