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April 2007

links for 2007-04-30

Ironic Sans: Idea: Uncensor the Internet with Greasemonkey Remove the ** symbols that block you from seeing what people really mean. Yes, finally a decensoring tool for websites, that fills in the blanks. Offered as a plugin for Firefox, you know you f**kin want to! 🙂 (tags: firefox plugin humour censor words blanks swearing swear… Read More »links for 2007-04-30

The State of Us

Last evening I got a chance to watch “The State of Us” on RTE television. When I first heard about this programme I was a bit sceptical that it would never equal Bull Island. However, having watched it I can say that it is truly brilliant! It’s risky enough to be good and contains some… Read More »The State of Us

Alternative Government?

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The results of the latest MRBI poll are out and it makes interesting reading. Support for Fianna Fáil is down and support for Fine Gael is up, in fact the swing is so much that if Labour, Fine Gael and the Greens get together then they are currently 10 points ahead of the government parties… Read More »Alternative Government?

links for 2007-04-26

How did we all end up with Windows? | The Register Default is not the same as standard but all too often we seem to think that it is. Here’s an example from the operating system world. (tags: default standard os operating system accept windows alternative)

Your County Needs You!

Many thanks to Wellboy from UpTheDeise for alerting me to this. The Monopoly crew are looking for votes on what counties should make it onto the new all-Ireland monopoly board. However, only 22 of the 32 counties will be allowed so vote now or your county will be forever, forgotten. Naturally I’m voting for Waterford… Read More »Your County Needs You!

Wireless in Carlow

Yesterday, Carlow became Ireland’s first hotspot town. Congratulations to Carlow and whoever attracted this project. I believe that the difference between this project and other wireless offerings is that it’s all account-based and you can use your broadband account anywhere within reach of a hotspot rather than just in your home. I have yet to… Read More »Wireless in Carlow

links for 2007-04-25

Boing Boing: Universal and Amazon to sell DRM-free MP3s Amazon and Universal Music following Apple and EMI with DRM-free music (tags: drm music mp3 apple universal amazon emi) AppleInsider | Apple developing active desktop feature for Mac OS X Apple announce plans for Active Desktop for OSX (tags: osx apple mac active desktop) Slashdot |… Read More »links for 2007-04-25

Bicycle Lift

Just saw this on Gary G’s Blog. It’s a short video of a bicycle lift in Trondheim, Norway. Several years ago I was on schedule to travel to Trondheim for a project but never made it. Having seen this video it’s probably for the best. I used to criticise the government of this country for… Read More »Bicycle Lift

Orbitfiles Review

About two weeks or so ago I posted a quick intro to, an online backup solution that provides 6GB of free space to put your stuff. Naturally when I first saw it I signed up without thinking as why would you refuse free space? Well I’ve only just gotten around to really using the… Read More »Orbitfiles Review