Every now and then you find a simple, yet clever business idea on the web. Here is one such example of an on-line store that allows you to create your own shop fronts with their products, control your own mark-up, promotions, etc and earn commission. It’s called getestore.com. For the exercise alone, in how to… Read More »Clever Business Ideas
…lots of PC’s. In fact an entire business. Looks like IBM are set to sell out of the PC market in a deal that could be worth $1bn-$2bn. The increased pressure from low-cost manufacturers, such as Dell, in recent years seems to have taken it’s toll. source: Irish Times Note: Irish Times article may require… Read More »PCs for Sale…
Permission has just been granted for a 32 storey tower to be built in Dublin (near Heuston station). Deemed to be an “expression of outstanding 21st-century architecture”, me thinks the only outstanding thing is the 32 floors rising from the ground. The last thing Ireland needs is high rise buildings and the last thing Dublin… Read More »Ireland’s Monolith
A warming story of a DART passenger who was fined and accused of fare-evasion only to have the court find in his favour. The accused simply gave an account of the ridiculous tiket sales point and the huge queues involved in order to catch a DART when he was under extreme time pressure. The judge… Read More »DARTing Pains
The wonderful OECD have come to the amazing conclusion that competition in the market might help to curb inflation. Hmm let me see, decreased monopoly in certain areas, reduced prices, lower consumer spending (assuming excess demand for superflous items is not an issue). Now how did they ever come to that conclusion??? source: Irish Times… Read More »Competition Will Deflate You!
Nice article on the Reg about the stupidity of computer users. A topic very close to me and a theme that I constantly sound. Computers and software are generally not that unsafe, it’s the users who are unsafe!! source: The Register
When Vodafone announced that they would be launching 3G in Ireland nobody ever even doubted that the cost to the consumer would be large. However, it has now emerged that the Irish customer base will have to pay significantly more than our British counterparts. Que sera, sera at this stage. It’s the same with everything… Read More »Vodafone 3G with Irish Pricing
A new study has supposedly shown that the quality of life enjoyed by Irish people ranks highest in the world. I’d love to know how this study was conducted and exactly how many people outside of D4 were surveyed. To me the gross divide between rich and poor, the spiralling cost of living and the… Read More »Irish Life – The Best in the World?
Well I’m back to general life after a few weeks break enjoying the sites of Cape Town on our honeymoon. Fabulous place and well worth a visit if you can hack the long flight. Anyway I say the essence of guilt, essence being the French word for petrol and no other reason. It has come… Read More »The Essence of Guilt