End of year roundtable discussion on the Last Word show on TodayFM this evening at 1730. On it will be Rex Combs, CEO of eircom, John Doherty, ComReg Commissioner, Fran Rooney from Ice Broadband and Damien Mulley from IrelandOffline.
I strongly suggest listening in if you want decent broadband or any kind of brodaband. If you want to make a comment then email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text in using the shortcode: 53102 (Normal text rates apply)
As things start to ramp up for the Irish Blog Awards 2007, I thought it might be a good idea to do a census or a survey of who we are and how we go about what we’re doing. It will also be an additional way of getting some attention for the Blog Awards if it is released the week of the Awards. It might go some way to answer the who, the what and the where.
I’ve emailed a few bloggers on this and they’ve provided some fantastic questions to ask but the more input the better. What questions would you like to ask of Irish Bloggers? I was thinking that a survey of 30 questions at most is probably enough before people get tired/annoyed/bored of answering. There have been many complaints previously on surveys about Irish Bloggers, so for once, let the Irish bloggers dictate what will be in the survey.
Er, there isn’t such a category at the Blog Awards and that word is mank, but in time, you never know, there could be an award of that type. There are many Irish people who have done a lot to make podcasting popular in Ireland but in my personal view there’s one who was there at the start, spread the word to all who would listen, showed how it could be done, created countless podcasts on varying topics and really and sometimes annoyingly, evangelised the shit out of podcasting. Today, this week, this month he is still throwing lots of energy into showing the potential for podcasting.
Who’s this person? Well today he went off to collect a person of the year award while over in the UK. Now while some people made the damaging statement that I have an axe to grind with Bernie Goldbach and we have some old rivalry going on, I don’t think that is the truth at all. I’m still not into podcasting and still haven’t made my own podcast as I don’t have the energy and passion to do it (though I did buy a mic for recording recently) but Bernie and his utility belt weighed down with gadgets and his portable recording studio in the shape of a wheeled travel bag has energised Irish podcasting. He deserves recognition for what he has done for the Irish podcasting scene and maybe in time that’ll get reflected in more than inbound links to him.
At long bloody last old people can get the free phone option with mobiles. All along it was a landline only option. Makes complete sense to give free phones to OAPs. A Dom Jolly sketch comes to mind “HELLO? WHAT? NO, I’M COLLECTING MY PENSION. NO, THEY ALL SMELL OF PISS.”
Jesus Christ, I thought Sascha Baron-Cohen was taking the piss when he said Borat was attending the holocaust denial conference. I guess not. Taking the piss that there was such a conference I mean.