Holy Shmoly!Cork City Council wins Golden Spiders Award (9.12.2005, 23:27 UTC)
The Cork City Council website has won a Golden Spider Award! Well done! Only, don’t view it in anything but Internet Explorer. It looks crap in any other browser. (Thanks Adam!)
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Holy Shmoly!WordPress guy, meet Microsoft guy (29.11.2005, 17:34 UTC)
Jacinta and I met Tom Raftery, Robert and Maryam Scoble this wet and cold morning to do the tourist thing in Blarney! Robert and Maryam were really unlucky with the weather today but that didn’t dampen their mood! Want to see a picture? I’ve posted a photo of us after coming down from the castle. Everyone is in good health and the narrow steps of the castle failed to deter us from getting to the top! Robert, Tom and Maryam all kissed the Blarney Stone so as they have now been given ...
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Holy Shmoly!Us in Us! (26.11.2005, 21:04 UTC)
Myself, Ryan and Peter all made it into Ray D’Arcy’s photography book, US! I bought the book today in Waterstones after my brother texted me to tell me it was on sale. Some of the images are amazing! I got several shots into the book and I’m delighted!
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Holy Shmoly!Upgrading to Ubuntu Breezy (25.11.2005, 10:51 UTC)
I resisted for as long as possible, but I finally upgraded to Ubuntu Breezy. It was quite easy in the end. The upgrade notes and this page were of some help of course. Be warned, that if you have GNUcash installed on Hoary, you should uninstall it. I didn’t and ran into these problems with libofx2. How to fix? Uninstall gnucash with the following command: dpkg -r gnucash dpkg -r gnucash-common Now, run apt-get -f install and finally apt-get dist-upgrade again! I can’t run GNUca...
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Holy Shmoly!Top 25 Irish Blogs (24.11.2005, 11:58 UTC)
Michael Larkin has posted a Top 25 Irish Blogs based on Technorati stats. The inbound links for this blog are most definitely skewed by the fact that I’m a WordPress developer because there’s a shiny link in every new install! I’ll be very happy when In Photos shows up on such lists. I haven’t read all the blogs listed, but those I have are a great read.
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Holy Shmoly!Cork blog - all about Cork City and County (24.11.2005, 08:48 UTC)
Now, this is interesting. The Cork blog covers topics related to, you guessed it, Cork! For some reason I found the entry about busses around Cork fascinating, possibly because busses are such a major part of urban life!
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Holy Shmoly!Cute Kittens (24.11.2005, 08:38 UTC)
Who could resist cute kitten pictures? Well, Tom could of course
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Holy Shmoly!Mario Unleashed - live! (22.11.2005, 14:30 UTC)
I still prefer Gianna Sisters but this video of the Super Mario music and icons played live made me smile
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Holy Shmoly!Me and WordPress.com (22.11.2005, 11:23 UTC)
Matt finally reveals what perhaps a few people have known or suspected for quite a while. I’m working with him, Andy and Ryan on WordPress.com. I am very very happy with what we’ve achieved so far and can’t wait to get cracking on the new features planned! That does explain why I don’t post as often here. I’m too busy. I’ve got a text file full of links that I haven’t read, but I do manage to post one photo every day on my photoblog. That’s a gre...
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Holy Shmoly!Kayak.com - cheap flights and travel search engine (15.11.2005, 12:57 UTC)
I’m not looking for cheap flights anywhere now, but when I am, I may very well use Kayak.com. It labels itself as, “not a travel agency, it’s a search engine that’s free to use.” (via)
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Holy Shmoly!Photos From Space (14.11.2005, 09:28 UTC)
APOD had two interesting photos over the last few days: APOD: 2005 November 14 - Everest Panorama from Mars - click on the image for a *huge* panorama! Lunation - animation of the moon over the course of a month. Jintle has a lot more space photos too!
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Holy Shmoly!The Top Gear Survey 2005 (13.11.2005, 23:29 UTC)
If you were watching Top Gear tonight you no doubt took note of the Survey they released results for. They’re on the web but the lads in the studio didn’t have or couldn’t give out the URL. If you followed the suggest Google search, you’d have come across these two beauties: BBC - Top Gear Survey 2005 Results which appears to only show a summary. The top and bottom ten as well as category winners. The real meat is on topgear.com where they list all the cars entered as...
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Holy Shmoly!Install Sendmail - download link (12.11.2005, 14:38 UTC)
The original Install-sendmail page is a little fscked up, so here’s another: http://blogs.linux.ie/xeer/install-sendmail/ There’s a download link to the newest release, which is probably the last. You should really be looking at Postfix, Exim, or any of the other easier to configure MTAs. Not Qmail, of course. That piece of software is evil.
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Holy Shmoly!End of Groceries Order announced (8.11.2005, 18:16 UTC)
The Groceries Order in Ireland is over! Big and small stores can now compete on price and consumers will hopefully benefit! Savings per family per year could be anything between 500 and 1000 Euro for the “average” household. Whatever an average household is. The Groceries Order banned the sale of goods below the invoice price. There’s a great discussion on Today FM about it right now!
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Holy Shmoly!Google Video Downloader (6.11.2005, 08:41 UTC)
Google Video Downloader - nice, lists the last decoded urls too so there’s always fresh content. I may even subscribe to the rss feed!
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Holy Shmoly!Oú est la centre de George Pompideu? (5.11.2005, 13:07 UTC)
Éole’s photo reminded me of what Zig and Zag used to ask: Oú est la centre de George Pompideu? It’s strange that there’s so little online about it! Thankfully their other quotes are still making the rounds!
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Holy Shmoly!Web 2.0. What it can do for me. (4.11.2005, 19:40 UTC)
Matt has an excellent idea for how he can make loads of money out of Web 2.0! It’s the perfect match of photography and language! Hey, if he did open source it, or provide an API, it could be worked into a WordPress plugin so people could display their favourite photos and phrases on their blogs. Cool!
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Holy Shmoly!That Hunkey Dorey Advert? (3.11.2005, 09:53 UTC)
Ray D’Arcy and co are talking about the Hunkey Dorey advert that displays 3 ladies and asks, “Who would you throw out of bed for eating Hunkey Dorey crisps in bed?” Has anyone seen it around Cork? For purely research purposes of course, I’d like to see the advert that would keep a line of drivers amused while the traffic lights changed to green and back to red while they stared at it!
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Holy Shmoly!make IT secure (3.11.2005, 08:07 UTC)
If you use Windows you have to contend with viruses and trojans all over the Internet. Linux and Mac owners are a little luckier being that Linux is getting more secure by default, and both are niche operating systems. makeITsecure is an Irish Government website set up to encourage Irish Internet users to protect their PCs. It’s a laudable effort, but sorely lacking as it doesn’t link to any of the free anti-virus or anti-adware products available! What about Ad-Aware, AVG Anti Viru...
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Holy Shmoly!Google Page Rank won’t help you out of the new site sandbox! (3.11.2005, 07:52 UTC)
My new site, In Photos.org, is probably still in the Google Sandbox and unfortunately it seems that it’ll be there for another few months! There’s some good advice here on what new site owners can realistically expect from their sites. The mantra remains, Write Good Content and they will come.
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Holy Shmoly!I want to - a page of utilities that help you do stuff you want to (3.11.2005, 07:34 UTC)
I want to do X. Where can I find a website that does that?
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Holy Shmoly!The 25 most difficult questions (3.11.2005, 07:32 UTC)
The 25 most difficult questions you’ll be asked in a job interview.
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Holy Shmoly!Tone it down, gurus (2.11.2005, 23:13 UTC)
India Knight on gurus and the fascination the public has with them. Why do we think they know everything and what they say is correct? She cites Jo Frost, AKA Super Nanny as an example but I just saw one of her programmes, and it was scary how a two year old called Charlie controlled his family! Obviously the cameras are going to only show the Nanny in a good light but the advice she gave the family seemed sensible and had an improvement.
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Holy Shmoly!The Citreon Ad (1.11.2005, 09:21 UTC)
Remember that cool Citreon ad with the dancing car? Go grab it while it’s still available!
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Holy Shmoly!Halloween on the Web? (30.10.2005, 21:57 UTC)
What’s out there? Halloween.com is the first result on a Google search. Bet their traffic peaks at this time of year! Following closely in 7th place are the infamous Halloween documents! I wonder what parents will make of that when they go searching for ideas for their kid’s parties? Linux? Some new fangled penguin costume?
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Holy Shmoly!How to Brush Your Teeth (30.10.2005, 08:19 UTC)
John goes over the technique he uses to brush his teeth. I should spend more time on my teeth, as tooth ache really really hurts! Oooowwww!
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Holy Shmoly!How to mount a remote ssh filesystem using sshfs (30.10.2005, 08:15 UTC)
I had never heard of sshfs, but here’s a quick tutorial on getting it working. Looks very useful!
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Holy Shmoly!Photoblogger/Flickr Meetup at Clarion Hotel Tomorrow! (28.10.2005, 16:30 UTC)
If you have a camera, run a photoblog or you’re in town, there will be a meet up tomorrow in Cork! Everyone will gather in front of the Clarion Hotel at 2pm tomorrow where we’ll plan our photographic assault on the city! It’s also the Jazz Weekend here in Cork so there’ll be plenty of interesting subjects to shoot! For more info, and a map, look at this Upcoming.org page, or Ryan’s Blog! See you there!
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Holy Shmoly!Quick and Dirty Data Extraction in AWK (27.10.2005, 06:54 UTC)
If you’ve never used Awk before, here’s a small introduction to it with a worked example. Just waiting for the sed script that does the same now
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Holy Shmoly!smurfbite - drawings in MS Paint (25.10.2005, 07:17 UTC)
Lol. The cartoons on smurfbite.com are great! (via)
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