May 25, 2010

4 LC exams on one day!

A Lithuanian student will be sitting her Maths, Irish written followed by Irish oral and then finally Lithuanian exam because of a clash in the exam timetable.

Her teacher said:
[...] the department had not considered that it would be possible for a Lithuanian student to take an Irish exam in the Leaving Cert, as most Lithuanians would have come to Ireland after 2004 and would have been exempted from having to sit it.

(Source: Irish Times)

Posted by whykay at 10:11 AM

April 17, 2010

When will we get postal codes?

Well, it's another delay due to a technical glitch. So according to the article, 6-8 weeks... *sigh

Posted by whykay at 09:43 AM

February 18, 2010

[News] Cyclist assaulted during rush hour in Dublin

Just what we need, when cycling is getting popular, some hooligans assaulted a cyclist with a baseball bat as he was coming onto Victoria quays just after crossing James Joyce bridge. Read more...

(Source: Irish Times)

Posted by whykay at 11:22 AM

January 06, 2010

Stupid attack on youtube

I really don't agree with reasons on why this attack on Youtube which affects younger viewers of Youtube by displaying porn soon after playing the video. Things like this appearing after music vids or mashups, or fun vids are annoying anyway, as you are not expecting it to happen... when it comes to kids vids being used in this type of attack, it's not fair on kids. It's going to make parents even more paranoid now. For shame.

Check out the beeb vid article on it.

Posted by whykay at 12:59 PM

December 01, 2009

World Aids Day

Support World AIDS Day

Posted by whykay at 11:37 AM

November 09, 2009

Fresh Air Clear Vision

Sara Wilson kindly asked me to mention the Fresh Air Fund, tis all for a good cause.

This past summer OneSight reached out to us and helped over 3000 Fresh Air children by making sure that every child who needed the gift of sight was screened. The Fresh Air Fund is so happy OneSight and their traveling optical clinic are able to help at Fresh Air camps.

Posted by whykay at 09:19 AM

July 13, 2009

Halifax Ireland retail banking moving back to UK

Good thing we did not get our mortgage through them (a bunch of muppets), although we got our life assurance through them, but they were selling it as broker for Irish Life (although I wished I dealt with them directly, Irish Life, I mean).

The article mentions that Halifax will be announcing it officially at the end of August.

Read more...

(Source: Irish Independent online)

Posted by whykay at 08:52 AM

June 04, 2009

[Charity] THE FRESH AIR FUND

About The Fresh Air Fund

THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. In 2008, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund’s year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.
Posted by whykay at 09:15 PM

April 08, 2009

Some good news...

With the #bludget causing a big dent for young and old when it was announced yesterday, and more financial burdens for everyone, and surprise, surprise... it seems the middle-class is targeted yet again. Oh, and the cost of a driving test has doubled, yup, it's now EUR75. Amidst all this, I manage to hear something good in the news, summer is here early with sightings of a number of swallows in the country.

Links:

Posted by whykay at 09:48 AM

March 24, 2009

So many things happening this weekend

I mentioned Girl Geek Day in one of my previous entries that's on Saturday.

Then it's OSS Bar Camp Dublin, erm, on Saturday.

After dropping into Forbidden Planet today, I saw a poster for IFI's Japanese Anime weekened, guess what, starts Saturday.

On a personal side of things, my conferring ceremony for my masters is on Saturday as well, I'm not going.

With all this, I'm just going to play hide and seek (there's no seek), and I'm hiding down in Limerick with all this going on. It's not the same without Mick around. >-<

Posted by whykay at 05:21 PM

March 14, 2009

Irish major cities and towns in Streetview soon

This would be cool, the day after Paddy's day, the Google cars will be out and about taking 360 degrees snap shots of the streets. Fantastic, can't wait to see them up, Was very useful for Mick and I trying to see how far it was from our Mandarin Oriental hotel to Apple Store in San Fran. Wished we used it to check out Tokyo (although I think it may not have been available at the time) whilst we were on our honeymoon.

I just hope there aren't too many hungover people and tourists after Paddy's day, and the city councils are all out having the streets cleaned before the Google cars go around.

More info:

* Irish Times - Google takes to the streets to show the way to go in Ireland
* Irish Independent - Irish streets heading for cyberspace

Posted by whykay at 12:24 PM

March 10, 2009

Dublin dearer than London

For anyone who has been living in Dublin in the last few years and occasionally flown to London, know this anyway. Really don't need an article to tell us this.

Eatings in out in central London, or down by the Southbanks is cheaper than run-of-the-mill restaurants in Dublin city. You've just got to wonder, even with the exchange rate back then.

Posted by whykay at 11:39 AM

January 09, 2009

More regulation nightmares for Dub retailers

So retailers will have to clean footpath 50 metres on either side of their premises, and listen to this, "every one to two hours during opening times".

Retailers who serve take-away food are now also required to print their name and address on all packaging, and in the case of chains or franchises, specify the branch the packaging has come from.

Sure, if you can't teach the public to throw their own rubbish into the plathera of bins, put more pressure on retailers (i.e. pubs and places that sell takeaways). I think we should have a wall of bins along the footpath, because it's too much effort to walk a few feet to a bin... from what I observed of some ignorant people from all walks of life. *grumbles in much annoyance.

Source: RTE News Online - Litter bylaw 'nightmare' for Dublin retailers

Posted by whykay at 08:25 PM

December 29, 2008

More women use mobiles while driving

Yes, in Ireland, of course. Mick, my father-in-law and I were queuing at Wagamama's for a quick evening snack, and a (probably) yummy-drummy was recounting the audacity of a Garda to stop and pull her over because she was on the phone. That's not all, embarrassingly in view of people driving past her, she doesn't think it's a big deal. Yes, she was on the phone to someone. Woman, it's the frigging law! I can picture Mick rolling his eyes.

Posted by whykay at 01:05 PM

December 28, 2008

Even Harrods advertise on tv

You know the recession is bad for stores, just saw an ad for Harrod's sale. Now that's different. I'm not a big sales person anymore, all that pushing and shoving and buying things that won't be worn or used. At least that will help me save money.

Posted by whykay at 02:08 PM

December 06, 2008

Barbie Vs Bratz

So there is an ongoing war between them, legally, that is. Who would have thunk, ay? Bratz is to be withdrawn though in California in a ruling that the Bratz were drawn whilst Carter Bryant worked in Mattel. So no more Bratz, thank goodness, less shallowness on the market. I'm not a big fan of Barbie, mind you, even though many of my friends had them when I was young, and I felt left out with my Sindy. Ok, end of rant, hehe.

Source: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/young-bratz-feel-the-wrath-of-barbie-1565632.html

Posted by whykay at 12:55 PM

October 03, 2008

It's finally hit...

Well, duh, what do I mean by that, the "no frills" solution is now mentioned more frequently in the news, and this includes houses. Yes, houses! Okay, they maybe ugly looking and located 45 minutes away by train from Dublin city, but check out the prices...

With price tags set at €160,000 and €180,000 for 3- and 4-bed homes, they feel this is bringing prices back to 2002/2003 levels.

Oh, and these houses are based in Athy.

I was home in Limerick and was on the Dublin road heading towards PC World, and passed a garage that sells Audis, Beamers, etc., you know the business class cars. Well, it was unusual to see big flourescent signs saying that there is a sale on. Yes, there was more than one sign up. Maybe it is a good time to get a car, given that you get more bang for your buck since the car trade industry are having problems shifting new/used cars. Sure, my mom just bought a new Ford Fiesta Steel, two grand less than its retail value from two years ago. And plus since our uncle has been a long time customer, the sales guy knocked a few grand more off. The car has a sun-roof, built-in bluetooth for your phone, alloy wheels, even a small spoiler.

Recession has its ups and downs, I am one of the lucky ones who's waiting to pownce on the right price for a house. Mind you, the saving bit for years kind of helps as well.

Posted by whykay at 09:25 AM

September 17, 2008

Anoter Hitchhikers Guide book

By Irish author, Eoin Colfer. I've never read any of his Artemis Fowl books, more so because I'm a bit old for teenage fiction, so I'll assume he must be up to scratch to be given this chance to write the next HH's book. I just can't believe why people can't leave sleeping dogs lie?

Posted by whykay at 08:44 AM

June 27, 2008

Kiwis to be destroyed as they are 1mm too small!

According to the EU rules that they are not of quality to be sold to consumers even though they are perfectly okay. What a waste, especially when there are so many people who cannot afford fresh fruit and veg.

Posted by whykay at 10:49 PM

June 08, 2008

Hit & Stabbings in Akihabara

Yikes, people were injured and killed in a hit and stabbing incident in Akihabara.

Posted by whykay at 05:59 PM

April 24, 2008

"i" is just as important

Well, the Turkish "i" that is. After I read the article, all I could remember was when I was back in Sun doing localisation, especially new keyboard support for Solaris, and I have always wondered about the Turkish "i". It was confusing to test as I think the small Turkish "i" looks like the English capital "i", I can't remember, it's such a long time ago. Anyway, here's the article I'm referring to, A Cellphone's Missing Dot Kills Two People, Puts Three More in Jail.

Posted by whykay at 09:25 AM

April 10, 2008

Sky in your apartment drive

Someone's being doing their research, Sky is promoting shared dish for your apartment block via flyers and letters. We got such promotions today, and they stated that if at least 4 people register their interest, that is enough to get a shared dish on the block. So my hubby registered straight away. We had enough of NTL's (or now know as UPC) crappy service, both their broadcast and customer service, and we are not the only ones. Can't wait, HD tv, oh yeah!

Posted by whykay at 09:09 PM

September 04, 2007

Bigger apartments in Dublin

Yay, more family-friendly apartments in Dublin. This was voted by the city councillors to accept the new regulations :

Dublin City Council is to introduce new regulations compelling developers to increase apartment sizes by up to 25pc and make them "family-friendly".

The prices will still be a bit pricey, but given the slowdown of the whole property market here in Dublin, I hope the prices for these apartments will be priced as reasonably as it can. Are we on the next step to be more like other European cities that build larger apartments to cater for families instead of single professionals? Well, I hope so.

Posted by whykay at 11:00 PM

July 09, 2007

Health warning - House Buyers in Ireland

Well, well, the government cannot avoid this madness that is the property boom, ok, it's not a boom anymore. But they are admitting that many young people, many who are in their 30s are in deep trouble with their 30+ years mortgages that are as much as EUR500,000!

Such is the level of concern over how "stretched" so many young buyers have become, the Government will issue a "health warning"

Read article from Indo online: Thousands in 'serious trouble' on home loans

Posted by whykay at 12:46 PM

July 01, 2007

Where's the bog?

Heh, that's "Where the loo?" (or restroom in America). Shiny Shiny mentioned a website that tells girls where the nearest loos are by texting the service from your mobile. It even lets you know how clean they are. You see, people use to think I'm crazy to give "bogroll" (toilet roll) ratings for loos that I've been to when I'm out.

Read more:- Shiny Shiny - MizPee takes the mystery out of where you're going to wee (I just love the MizPee image on their site, heehee.)

Posted by whykay at 11:49 AM

June 04, 2007

Another reason for cd sales slump

Apart from crap music and extortional prices, it may seem that the distorted, loud music makes people feel naucious.

...record companies are using digital technology to turn the volume on CDs up to "11".

"The quieter parts are becoming louder and the loudest parts are just a buzz."

What about the commuters on buses and trains that have their music turned up to the max, that even people on the other end of the transportation can hear what they are listening to? It really hurts my ears, never mind the person who is listening to really loud music. What really gets me is, how on earth can you listen to heavy metal first thing in the morning? Sometimes it gives me a headache when I get off the bus or LUAS.

Posted by whykay at 09:52 AM

May 29, 2007

Beggers sleight of hand

You just have to be careful near ATMs, don't get distracted by people waving magazines in front of you while getting money out. As in this case, a kid would press the full amount and grab the cash and before you know it, you are 200 yo-yos down. At least the culprits are caught, but the money was never recovered.

Posted by whykay at 01:11 PM

December 17, 2006

All your lego building instructions

For all the grown-up kids, here are some memories of the days gone by of all the lego building instructions : http://www.hccamsterdam.nl/brickfactory/year/index.htm

Posted by whykay at 10:59 PM

Coffee Beer

It looks like a stout, yet it tastes like coffee! Yikes, imagine what you need now in the morning when you have a hangover, more coffee?!? If you can get any sleep after all that caffeine that is.

Posted by whykay at 10:02 PM

October 07, 2006

Super cool shot of a Boeing taking off

Really, really, really long exposure by this person to get this cool shot!

Posted by whykay at 11:46 PM

September 23, 2006

Limerick buzzing again

Ok, so from what I heard from Mick, that the recent PyPy Sprint was pretty much very, very, very quiet. Especially on the Friday night, when Mick brought them out for food and drinks.

Limerick is only buzzing when students are in town, unfortunately most of the younger people move up to Dublin and work. And now that colleges are back, so are the students.

Summer is just a bad time to come down to Limerick. Most folks just goes out of town around then.

Posted by whykay at 02:44 PM

September 20, 2006

Guido with Python Ireland Tee

Brian was nice enough to hand one of our Python Ireland tees to Guido, and a photo as proof as well.

Posted by whykay at 01:17 PM

September 18, 2006

Daft Maps

Daft is using Google Maps to map out their properties for sale... Check it out: http://www.daft.ie/maps/

Posted by whykay at 08:03 PM

August 19, 2006

Recently

Some stuff I came across and did not get around to comment about it...

  • Python in codejam
    Finally, Google's Codejam includes Python. I was wondering why Google (who is a big support of Python) left it out in the first place.
  • Parent-controlled Leopard
    Future Leopard young users will be annoyed with this. Parents should not have to resort to methods like this, I think just pulling the plug is the same thing. It's all down to proper parenting anyway.
  • LCD torture
    What I wouldn't give to be able to work on my laptop out back (down in Limerick, that is), or anywhere else when it is sunny out, and give up because of all the sun's glare on the screen makes it impossible to read anything. Squint all you can, it's not going to make any difference.
  • Comics, lots of comics to download
    Ok, some not very well-know comics... still grinning at "Man-Bat", for some reason I am thinking of "man-bag" (reference from Friends).
Posted by whykay at 09:25 AM

June 01, 2006

Insane in the membrane

Well, that was stuck in my head when I read that Sun will be letting go 5,000 employees this year, and one of the offices (apart from the Menlo Park one) they are keeping is the ex-insane asylum.

Posted by whykay at 12:58 PM

April 27, 2006

Not what you want to give a kid

Right, give a kid a corrugated cardboard bed, now there is something wrong there... the big one is, kids wet the bed, what happens then? That is one soggy bed. *lol

Posted by whykay at 09:38 PM

April 22, 2006

Pimp my snack

Check this out (got this from boingboing) : http://www.pimpmysnack.com/gallery.php

Posted by whykay at 12:26 PM

February 27, 2006

Now that the winter olympics have ended

Here are all the google doodles for the winter olympics.

Posted by whykay at 12:08 AM

October 20, 2005

Comments and Trackback disabled

Due to mega amount of sp@m being received each day (clocking up between 10 and 100). I have temporarily diabled comments and trackback.

Apolagies, will try and have things up and running again.

Did not realise that MT Blacklist is history now!.

Posted by whykay at 12:07 AM

January 03, 2005

Things that should have been created sooner!

LED floodlights that lasts longer, and not end up as hot as normal bulbs. It costs alot, but since the life of these lights is 35 years, well, I do think it will pay itself off.

And a stapleless stapler, not bits of metal. Neater than tearing the paper and folding it over, and holds things tighter than a paperclip. But I think it just looks sooo cute!

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December 24, 2004

Spot the ISS

From BoingBoing, can find the location of ISS.
NASA advised best viewing time in Dublin (no Limerick), and also more info from Heaven's Above for Limerick . And it's all in the wee hours of the morning!

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For your eyes only

Well, if you have an iPod Photo and if you are an "adult"... ahem, there was alot of news fluting around about iBod (Playboy feature pic downloads to your iPod photo ), otherwise you will have to just make do with this bunny.

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Some interactive zeitgeist

Courtesy of Google. Interactive zeitgeist, if you are wondering what happened during the year of 2004 (Dec will be updated in Jan, they have holidays too.)

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September 13, 2004

Back at home in Limerick

Recycling! Yup, Saturday just gone (wish I read it sooner) the Limerick Count Council availed of free recycling facilities to the public. (Still wished I read that sooner)

And when I go home this weekend, I can at least set aside old pcs for Dell's free recycle day on the 25th September. Following are accepted:
monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, computer mice and laptops
and the following are not:
televisions, stereo equipment, mobile phones and white goods, such as fridges, cookers and other appliances.

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June 15, 2004

US army uniform new look

Check out the new US army uniform from CNN's article, and my friend did a bit of searching (more close-up shots) and found this hilarious site of what you cannot do in the army.

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May 03, 2004

Lunar Eclipse tomorrow night

Saw this in the news - Enthusiasts prepare for lunar eclipse... Some more info at astronomy.ie.

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December 26, 2003

Ads not shown in US

I cannot imagine that they actually have ads not shown there, considering the amount of laughable and cheesy ads they have on constantly every 2 minutes... here a list of 10 that won't be shown there.

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October 03, 2003

Sun in trouble? Maybe, maybe not

Google results for related articles of Sun's troubles at the current climate
What I do not like are these analysts. Why are they so nasty? They are trying to start more and more rumours, making some companies like Sun look bad. I personally do not think that Sun will get taken over. I don't like the way companies can be just bought if the company is floated to the market, greed? I don't know, but I hear there are trends of companies to remain private. But of course, news on this are few and far between.
But will Sun pick up though, some places (such as osnews) that are talking about it (yes, troll-attracted places)
OsNews.com - After Sun Goes Out
OsNews.com - Sun a Takeover Target Without Drastic Action?

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September 08, 2003

Free courses from MLE soo this autumn

Continuing from my previous entry about MIT free courses, seems like the courses that Dublin's Media Labs Europe provides will also post their material for free. Got the news from ElectricNews.com's article on the roundups in the papers, check out the last paragraph.
Can't seem to find news on it on Dublin's Media Labs Europe site.

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August 26, 2003

Free Course material.. from MIT

Imagine free course material. Hard to imagine, isn't it? Well, check out the article - Wired 11.09: MIT Everyware. It's good reference materials, and are all voluntarily contributed by lecturers at MIT.
Here is Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT OpenCourseWare.

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August 20, 2003

Yikes, giant gerbils

Um, not sure about this approache : CNN.com - Giant gerbils face eagle air force - Aug. 19, 2003.
But here's what they look like - Great Gerbil facts and pic.

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August 07, 2003

A recipe site

Here is an aptly named site for recipes, Full Bellies Recipe Blog.

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July 12, 2003

Heh, giant slingshots

This comment from bash.org reminds me of this strip from Penny Arcade. :P

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July 07, 2003

Matrix blamed for what could have been a tragedy

I wish they don't blame it on The Matrix. Authorities would do anything to link it to violence in films, instead of focussing what was the root cause of all these problems...
Ananova - Matrix teenagers 'caught moments before rampage'

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May 19, 2003

Lunar Eclipse

Blast... missed the Lunar Eclipse. Was out at Inaugural Agile Special Interest Group (SIG) hosted at Iona in Ballsbridge in Dublin. Very good talk, and great meeting up with the folks are Slattery's afterwards...

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May 03, 2003

Free comic book day

It's Free Comic Book Day today.

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April 22, 2003

Thermal Depolymerization

Finally, something that we have plenty of that can be recycled to crude oil. Anything into Oil shows that "turkey offal, tires, plastic bottles, harbor-dredged muck, old computers, municipal garbage, cornstalks, paper-pulp effluent, infectious medical waste, oil-refinery residues, even biological weapons such as anthrax spores" can be used to create "high-quality oil, clean-burning gas, and purified minerals that can be used as fuels, fertilizers, or specialty chemicals for manufacturing". It's great! Can't wait till it gets a bit more affordable, which they are aiming in 3 to 5 years.

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April 17, 2003

Yahoo now has a weblogs directory

Here it is : Yahoo! Directory Weblogs Not a huge list, is it? ;P

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March 30, 2003

Go Ireland!!!

Yup, Ireland v England in the grand slam today. Check out latest results and other info on the teams in the 6 nations tournement - http://www.rugby.ie/

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March 12, 2003

Another Grand Design House

This is a big.. I mean really big ambitious project. An ultra modern see throough house built with the latest contemporary design. Yes, I quite like watching Channel 4's Grand Design. But this week's house brief overview can be seen here The guy who owns and manages this building site has no previous experience in building. You can see where this is going. The guy is actually quite down to earth, but a bit too ambitious. A very subtle sense of humour as well. :) I like the part where he screamed at a supplier, but when he was talking to the camera recounting his experience so far, he mentions that the person whom he was scream at might not have an eardrum at all. And he was still furious. But he also has his own website, which is good since his house is still being built! Started 2 years ago, and his online diary was only updated a few days ago. Here it is : Could 8 project.

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March 02, 2003

Grand Design House that you must see for yourself

Out of the many ridiculous house designs which do not suit its surroundings, or/and inappropriate investment of large amount of money, and luck! But this one house really was worth it, and it is beautiful: The wooden house in the woods (funnily enough).. It is environmently friendly, running water from spring and rainwater, solar power for electricity, and the guy who eventually lives in the really nice. unique house, did a lot of the work himself with volunteer workers. It is like a fairy-tale house.
Other houses (ok, the warehouse looks cool as well!), but the box shaped one is truly awful! - Rest of the houses.

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February 28, 2003

Mech Warrior film

Ooh, the guy who did Stargate is doing the Mech Warrior film - Devlin leads 'Mech' into movie battle

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February 26, 2003

The Matrix phone

My BF was talking about this this morning, thing was I kept on thinking that he was talking about The Matrix Movie instead of The Matrix Phone!
Here is an article about it - Samsung Crafts 'Matrix' Phone from pcworld.com
Here is the actual teaser site - thematrixphone.com
Chat about it - The Matrix Reloaded on my message board

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It's only a game!

Generals computer game outrages China from ananova.com. It could have been worse...

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February 25, 2003

Saddam Vs Bush (for real?)

Saddam was interviewed by Dan Rathar from CBS news (first in a decade), and it would be shown on CBS 60 Minutes. And excerpt from the CBS news article - Saddam Defiant On Missiles
On another front, Saddam had a surprising proposal for President Bush. He's challenging the president of the United States to join him in a live radio and television satellite linkup and debate the need for war before the entire world.

"I am ready," said the Iraqi president, "to conduct a direct dialogue with your president. I will say what I want and he will say what he wants."

"This will be an opportunity for him, if he's committed to war, this will be an opportunity to convince the world."

I would like to see this debate between Saddam and Bush. :-P

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February 24, 2003

I told you so!

I have been complaining about the length of ads shown before a movie. OThers have complained about the ads shown before movies. So why wouldn't there be a reason to sue? Well, some lucky folks did - Pre-movie ads rip off theatergoers, suits claim (from Chicago Sun-Times)

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February 15, 2003

All it takes is simple technology

.. and some geeks with free time to come out with a picture that tops others - Columbia Photo Taken with Simple Telescope and Computer (from http://www.space.com)

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February 10, 2003

Funny stuff from bash.org

Yeah, some brill quotes from people who chat online. (WARNING: Some of it maybe offensive! )
http://bash.org/?72206
http://bash.org/?71913
http://bash.org/?71890

(All from http://bash.org)

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February 07, 2003

Google to come to Ireland

Rumours and speculations finally coming to light - IDA looks to bring Google to Ireland (from http://www.electricnews.net) Everyone in a rush to get CVs up-to-date...? :)

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Me, disgruntled employee? Never....

Found this special from 2002 - The 100 Best Places to Work in IT Worldwide (from http://www.computerworld.com)

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February 04, 2003

DoubleYah

Check this out - http://www.webdesignlab.co.uk/niksthings/masking.html

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February 02, 2003

The Spire Live on Cam

See live shots of the Spire - http://www.ireland.com/weather/cam.htm

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January 30, 2003

Apple cut prices

My BF mentioned to me last night... 20inch flat screen for $1200. Booya! Read more in this article - Apple cuts prices in bid to jog sales

And in other news... Ted Turner makes a quiet exit from AOL Time Warner

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January 18, 2003

William Gibson new book

Check out blog - http://www.monstersfromtheid.com/2003/01/18.html Just referencing from this guy's blog. I know there is already a William Gibson blog...

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January 10, 2003

William Gibson Book Blog

Way cool! His books are great (check out his first few books like neuromancer...)
Here is the site URL - http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/index.asp

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December 11, 2002

Spam the spammer

From the reg, a good article about an email spammer who got his just desserts by getting physical spam through his letterbox! :D - Spammer gets junk mailed

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Yay, Santa is very much alive!

Au contraire to a red-faced vicar, who thought it was funny telling children (he thought was older) that Santa is dead. Here is Santa's reply in the following BBC article : Santa: 'I'm not a Superman, but I do exist'.

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December 10, 2002

Speeding fines for a baby!!!

This is a funny read that the wrong person, a baby, was charged with a speeding fine! Fair enough that the name is the only one found in UK, but check the date of birth - Toddler attends court to deny speeding charge

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Google 2002 Timeline

Check this out - Google 2002 Timeline and its top searched keywords at the time for each month
And Google blog about their end of the year zeitgeist Check it out, it's pretty cool.

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December 08, 2002

Yay, oish is blogging!

Finally, Oish has started putting content in his blog. :-p (No pressure whatsoever from me!)

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December 07, 2002

Composing Poetry with Sheep

I hear you say 'What?'... check it out here - Sheep are sprayed with words to create poetry from Ananova.com.

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December 03, 2002

Burning popcorn

Wow, prob the only type of popcorn I do not like. It's burning popcorn. :)

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November 28, 2002

Just realised one thing...

...I'm addicted to blogging. At work, I use wikis, and guess what, I am wiki-mad as well! All those links to create pages for...

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Irish Transport should learn from HK

The Octopus card is like an e-cash card type thing, where the only strings attached is loosing the card (which is just like loosing cash). No personal id, a/c's info are attached to the Octopus card. You can use it on nearly all public transport (the only one left is taxis, I think), but all mass transport take it. Oh, forgot to mention what this card is. It's a card you can buy at any station (or 7-11 shop) for $6 (as deposit). You can return the card and get re-imbursed with the deposit and whatever money is leftover. So what you do is just top up the card with some dough and just swipe to get through turnstiles at train stations (none of this entering card type thing! :) ), or swipe when you get on the bus (same comment I made earlier about entering cards!). And get this... you can swipe to pay for your groceries at your local convenience store. Oh, and fastfood restaurants take it and... so does StarBucks! (heeheehee) Public transport is already years ahead, as in efficiency, technology, how's poor ol' Ireland going to catch up? (Especially with our government determination to get the LUAS going! (Ha, that will be the day...)
Have a read, it's a good article: Cash cards rule, change is passť in Hong Kong From the Mercury News

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November 27, 2002

How I feel now!

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Why won't people answer my emails?

Just want to scream at the top of lungs, but that would be no use whatsoever. Sh*t hits the fan, and they all come running to me and point fingers...
Need help...and no-one answers... WTF! What is wrong today..."ignore whykay in need day"?

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I'm tired and I am narky...

...so I am heading off to bed now. Was trying to code. Wishful thinking. Thought I might be able to get some help earlier in the night but unfortunately, that was not the case. So I am left in the corner (literally) by myself. And a little frustrated. Afterall, managers at works were a pain today. I am right.... You are the weakest link, goodbye!

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November 25, 2002

Still got a chance to lodge my old punts!

The online indo today mentioned that we can still exchange our punts! Yay... I still have a stack of pound coins to lodge into my account! Check article : "There's still £250m under the bed" (You'll need to register to read, but it's free)

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November 21, 2002

28 days later...

...the film was ok. See my comments on it - IBC forum General Films.

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November 19, 2002

Robbie back in Dublin in Aug 2003

Robbie coming to Phoneix Park in Aug 9 2002 But for Eur60!!! Ouch...
(Note: to read the online indo you will need to register..it's free)

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November 18, 2002

Fear of America?

So, continuation of "Bowling for Columbine". From my BF's blog, is there a build up of fear of US in Europe? It does not really help with Sky News is all I can say. Sky News is so bad in showing paparazzi news, replaying it over and over again. It's sister news that comes on late at night is no better (since this is a cut-down of US news, no US ads). Not to mention COPs being replayed to death, first on Sky One and now on TV3. The only news that keeps some people sane is EuroNews early in the morning (very late at night), they are not as biased., and show important news most of the time.

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