Archive for September, 2005



My specialty is being right when other people are wrong – George Bernard Shaw Last week I posted about how RSS should be substituted for a different term in order to make it more accessible for the masses. I pointed out that I was starting to use the term Webfeeds, like a number of other [...]

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime – Chinese Proverb A growing number of companies are starting to recognise the value of Public Relations. Despite the fact that a lot of SMEs would like to do some PR, [...]

If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in. – Unknown The fall in applicants for IT college courses is becoming a growing cause for concern in Ireland. There’s been lots of talk about it over the last couple of years and now the industry wants [...]

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough – Albert Einstein Unfortunately I missed the IIA congress on Monday, but I’ll be trekking around Ireland and Europe over the coming months attending a couple of conferences, events and geek dinners. If you’ll be at any of the following events I’ll see you there: [...]

How to sell the news to the MTV generation

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it Harry S. Truman A new freesheet, Metro, is set to be launched in Ireland shortly which will shake up the marketplace. The people behind it say that its main [...]

Sickened isn’t the word

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster – Isaac Asimov Sickened isn’t the word…but I bet it’s what Stephen Davies is. His blog is dead and buried after the server crashed and the backup files were corrupted. I can’t imagine the frustration [...]

K.I.S.S – Keep it simple stupid

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention – Tom Peters RTE report on the findings of a new survey that shows that many people do not understand financial terms. For example, a third of those surveyed didn’t understand what APR stood for. It’s hardly surprising, but it also raises an interesting point – organisations [...]

The Internet is the death of everything secret – Lance Storm Privacy concerns are going to be one major issue Google and other search engines are going to face over the next few years. With potential employers (and even potential spouses) googling new employees, what is up about you on the web is becoming very [...]

Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it – Albert Schweitzer The Irish Times reported yesterday (registration required) about the regulation of charities in Ireland. Tom O’Higgins, a corporate governance consultant, [...]

Tips on writing content for your blog

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality – Beatrix Potter Here are some tips on writing content for your blog: 1. Use catchy titles: As I subscribe to more and more webfeeds, I tend to flicks through content a lot faster. Short, catchy, tabloid-style titles [...]




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