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Google: Paying for installing Firefox, Yahoo stealing their lunches?

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

Google now has a program where you can earn money for those you turn onto AdSense or Firefox. Course this version of Firefox has the Google Toolbar installed. Wonder will this please Microsoft?

Speaking of all things Goog Evelyn Rodriguez corrects Scoble on how Google works. She even provides notes on their product development from a speech by a Goog staffer. Scoble is getting a bit excited about this disruption crap lately. He’s like a cheerleader on a sugar high forgetting which team she is supporting.

Actually, one last Google bit. Yahoo employees getting free Google lunches? I’d love it if this was true.

non-Google employees are making a game out of getting onto the Google campus, without an escort, and eating a free lunch … my understanding is that many or all of these people are Yahoo employees.

Omidyars pledge $100 million for microfinance. Microfinance is a clever way of giving aid to developing countries without making it a handout and encouraging sustainable growth. The teach a man to fish mantra.

Blog Awards Update

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

I’ve updated the Irish Blog Awards website with a few new posts. We need a logo designer, a web dev person, a sponsor and suggestions for the categories. Any additional suggestions about anything else, let me know.

Mogwai Temple Bar Music Centre January 7th 2006

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

2 tickets purchased.

Thursday Linkages

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Apple pays tribute to Rosa Parkes and others discuss other tributes that Apple have done.

Apparently 20% of our genes have been patented. Nice to know that if I ever wanted to clone my eyes I’d have to pay some company.

Via Fiona is news that Chomsky will be giving a talk in Dublin on January 18th.

Sony Bravia ad. The reason they dumped those 1000s of bouncy balls down a hill in San Francisco. Fantastic colours. Grrr to Quicktime 7!

Cool Swedish website that discusses ads. And another Ad site.

I have big succulent ears

Friday, October 21st, 2005

IM conversations can contain the oddest of statements. I just got told “I have big succulent ears”.

When I said I’d blog that I got told “You little snot rocket.”


Raiméis is playing with Flock

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Raiméis is having fun with Flock. I have yet to hear the word “ground-breaking” or him so excited that he is going to try and convert everyone he knows to it. Is it just like Firefox with some pretty neat plugins?

I signed up to the mailing list too. Got nothing back. Shame.

Jabber founder is blogging

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Doc Searls lets us know that Jeremie Miller, papa of Jabber is blogging. He has some nice comments on this web 2.0 hype. He thinks we are only seeing web 0.5 now.

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

John Breslin announces

Wiki Ireland was set up as a non-profit project to create a valuable local knowledge store for Ireland’s culture and heritage.

Excellent news. Another fantastic project from the Cloudmeister.

Irish Blog Awards Website

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Website for the Irish Blog Awards Nice and handy url ( and a blog that allows comments!

Robert Fisk, Metropole Cork, 20th Oct – €45

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Tempted to go and see Robert Fisk. David McWilliams interviewed him at the Dublin gig tonight. Wonder who’ll be there tomorrow night?