Archive for the ‘irishblogs’ Category

The Music – Strength in Numbers sounds like dEUS – The Architect

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Baseline mostly.

O2 experience store Patrick Street Cork – Bunch of cretins

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Did you know if you are one of those noisy ignorant Spanish students that spend their time loitering in Irish towns and cities each summer and doing things such as splitting a coke between 8 of you in McDonalds that you are entitled to skip the queue in an O2 store and to hell with those people wanting to buy more than a fucking charger that are in the queue? Well that’s apparently the policy in the O2 experience store in Patrick’s Street in Cork.

Despite me raising a complaint about the queue jumpers the girl serving them didn’t seem to care, nor did her colleague who looked at her and me and pretended not to notice.

Fuck your mobile broadband product I was signing up for and fuck your 16gb iPhone I decided to to get while I was in the queue.

This what Flickr brings back for the phrase fuck you. G’wan George:

George Carlin...the Best
Photo owned by Tony the Misfit (cc)

RTE special – The Global Classroom

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

RTE have a special series on next week called the Global Classroom.

We go to India, Rwanda and Kenya where three programmes, including the Irish charity Camara, are using three very different approaches to achieve the same goal: educating the world’s youngest citizens.

And it’s all webified too:

Next week, RTÉ.ie News Editor Joe Zefran and journalist Blathnaid Healy (left) will bring you a special website with full-length features, photo gallery, and audio/video highlights including web-exclusive interviews.

What I think is the big thing with this is that the team not RTE (yeah there’s a diff) will be showing their wares on the Six One News and News on Two. Nice one.

Enda makes his own 3g iPhone ad

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Via Enda

Green Jelly – Three Little Pigs

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Remember this?

BT Ireland pull out of the National Broadband Scheme

Friday, July 25th, 2008

News just coming in. Confirmed with them too. No reasons for doing so yet. The final tender was meant to be decided by Autumn so this is cutting it close. The Department go on hols (just like the Courts) in the next while too. BT Ireland will still be the tech partner for Three who along with eircom are the only ones left in the tender process.

Not sure will the Department be as happy with a two horse race and them leaving this late into it. I wonder what changed recently?

Update: Irish Times coverage.

A BT spokeswoman confirmed yesterday that it had withdrawn “due to the lack of spectrum being made available” for the scheme.

BT planned to provide coverage using a wireless technology called WiMax. Industry sources said that 10Mhz of radio spectrum was being made available for the NBS.

Following a technical analysis, BT found this was not sufficient as it would have required a large number of base stations to provide the broadband speeds required by the Department of Communications.

This is why I like Twitter

Friday, July 25th, 2008

I ask a question about Babylon 5 (in 140 chars or less) and get back great feedback from people in 140 characters or less. 11 replies in 10 minutes.

Twitter replies on Babylon5

eircom to sue ComReg next week

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Seems a date has been put down for eircom to sue ComReg in the Commercial court about ComReg’s recent line share price reductions.

Commercial Court goes on hols at the end of the month so either they don’t go to Costa Del Law and listen to the case or they do and the case is adjourned until October. Meaning line share prices are frozen until then.

Stay tuned.

Their Fluffy Links

Friday, July 25th, 2008




Update: Fibreglass links from Andrew.

That Media Training thing – August 6th in Dublin

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

This media training for startups I mentioned will take place in Dublin on August 6th. City centre venue will be announced soon. I’ve emailed everyone that put their names down for it and the response rate has been quite low. Perhaps it got thrown into the spam folder? 🙂 If you didn’t get my email about it, let me know.

There may be upcoming sessions for those that want the legal basics for starting a company and if enough tech companies attend, specifics for tech companies might be covered. Anyone interested in a legal bootcamp for startups? It won’t be done by me, obviously.