Archive for November, 2007

Unlocking phones

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Eoin links to an article in the New York Times about the legality of locking phones. When oh when will the rules be softened here, as in France?

Fact Checkers Unit, Bill Murray

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

These guys take their job really seriously, they always get their facts. But how do you check if Bill Murray drinks warm milk to get to sleep? Hilarious, with guest appearance by Bill Murray as himself.

Nokia N82

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Do I want one? Um. Yes.

No plan, no peace

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

In case you missed it. The best documentary on the war I have seen thus far. Almost two hours long, John Ware looks at the lack of post-war planning. The documentary was broadcast on BBC1 last month.

Quote of the day

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Jim Cramer, in an article about the Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, brought up George Bush’s views on the US economy. He constantly says it is fundamentally sounds, even if things are not going quite so well.

Says Cramer:

I’m not surprised by President Bush’s sunny economic outlook—this president would praise the Weimar Republic’s hyperinflation as great for Home Depot and the wheelbarrow industry.


First iPhone Europe visitor

Friday, November 9th, 2007

So the iPhone launched today in the UK, and my logs show someone in Dublin visited on O2 using an iPhone. Who was that?

Digifone Online
Continent : Europe
Country : Ireland (Facts)
State/Region : Dublin
City : Dublin
Lat/Long : 53.3331, -6.2489 (Map)
Language English
Operating System Macintosh MacOSX
Browser Safari 1.3
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C28 Safari/419.3
Javascript version 1.5
Resolution : 320 x 396
Color Depth : 32 bits
Time of Visit Nov 9 2007 9:35:23 pm
Last Page View Nov 9 2007 9:35:23 pm
Visit Length 0 seconds
Page Views 1
Referring URL

24 in 1994

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Hilarious, or at least to those of us from the pre-mobile, pre-broadband generation, and remember using computers before Windows 95.


Monday, November 5th, 2007

As readers may have noticed I have Google Adsense on my blog. I have installed Donncha’s plugin for only showing irregular visitors who drop in via searches of the archives, but it does not appear to be working. Can anyone advise?

I expect that most regular readers hate seeing the ads, so I would like them to disappear for you guys!

Heroes in Cork

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

I’ve started watching season 2 of Heroes. I had heard much talk of Cork being in the second season, and god it’s bloody awful. The accents are woeful, the sets make Ireland look like it did in 1954 rather than 2007. The second episode shows a pub “The Wandering Rock” (whatever that meansan apparent reference to Ulysses – in Cork?), with dingy bathrooms and people wearing shabby dirty clothes. Jaysus.

I guess there are some pubs like that, but do we have to stereotype to such a degree?

Here’s hoping it gets better.

Here is Season 2, episode 1.