For the second time in the last month or so I've received spam from An Fearr Rua. They've obviously been scraping email addresses off websites using a robot. Wow! Aren't they innovative! So now they're spamming the entire country via Eircom's SMTP. Great marketing play guys - keep it up! … [Read more...] about An Fearr Rua Are Spamming Scum
Archives for November 2006
Tony Kenny from Beaumont Hospital has been giving an excellent talk on using open source software. What makes his talk so interesting is that he is completely pragmatic. Unlike some of the open source zealots, Tony is able to see how you can combine proprietary AND open source solutions in a real world situation. Fascinating stuff! … [Read more...] about When to use Open Source – It@Cork
I'm heading to Domain Fest in LA at the end of January 2007. At this juncture the organisers haven't announced the lineup, but I don't really mind. As far as I am concerned it's a damned good excuse to take a holiday :) I've booked my flights - my passport is valid, so now all I need to do is reserve a hotel room. I'm not 100% sure what I'll be doing over there, though I'm sure … [Read more...] about Domain Fest – LA 2007
I am currently trying to download a site backup for a client that is moving from one of our cheap competitors who basically resells some American hosts servers. God it is painful! I'm getting less than 30k / sec when I should be getting at least ten times that!!! If I had to deal with that kind of connection to this server, or any of the other ones that I deal with on a regular … [Read more...] about Why Cheap US Based Hosts Are Bad Value
I was looking at adding some more links to Armchair.ie this morning and so I thought I'd focus on a couple of sectors in particular. Unless I'm blind there are no indigenous shoe shops selling online. There are plenty of big multinationals selling into the Irish market, but I couldn't find any Irish run solutions... Is the market simply too small? … [Read more...] about Where are the Irish sites?