Monthly Archives: December 2006

Microsoft ruins Christmas!

I decided a while back to treat myself to a games console for Christmas and after some discussion, I settled on an Xbox 360. I would have bought a Wii except it doesn’t have a usable optical drive and we … Continue reading

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Happy whatever!

It used to be so simple. We lived in monocultural, monoethnic, Catholic Ireland. This time of year we simply said “Happy Christmas” to everyone. Now Ireland has changed (and even if it didn’t, along came the Internet and connected everywhere … Continue reading

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Microsoft – a wolf in wolf’s clothing?

In June 2005 Microsoft announced their support for RSS. At the time it seemed like a good thing that Microsoft were embracing this standard, however, it was Microsoft after all. I should have known there was a more sinister motive … Continue reading

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Venice Project beta doesn’t include Macs

Along with the rest of the world, it seems, I received my invite to try out the beta of the Venice Project. This is an IPTV project set up by Kazaa and Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis (so … Continue reading

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5 things you didn’t know about me

I hate chain letters and I have a similar opinion of meme tag posts, however when two people I know and respect tag me, well I kinda gotta play along – just don’t expect me to pass it on! Things … Continue reading

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Richard MacManus’ predictions for 2007

Richard MacManus, over on Read/WriteWeb has an extremely comprehensive must read post on his forecast for what will be hot in 2007. His predictions for 2007: RSS will go mainstream Structured data will be a big trend Widgets will continue … Continue reading

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