The Intelligent Virus

This week we saw the arrival of what could best be described as an “intelligent virus”. Most viruses rely to some degree on social engineering in order to trick the recipient into clicking on the attachment and thus infecting their PC. However, until now at least, most of these viruses were not that convincing. This […]

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They have finally upgraded and reworked the backend over at The previous version of the site was painfully slow to load regardless of your connection speed, while the new one has obviously been optimised. We’re now ranked 19 on the IE toplist, which is nice. Last month was not a very active month for […]

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Growth Rate

According to the latest figures released by we are now ranked 21st for Ireland. There are a number of flaws with the stats, however, as an extremely rough barometer, it is interesting. John McCormack’s WhoisIreland also provides statistics, which seem to be slightly closer to reality. In either case we are definitely expanding, […]

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MyDoom vs M$ vs Linux

Earlier this week a number of media sources reported on the aftermath of the MyDoom virus. What was quite shocking was the way they handled or, more accurately, mishandled it. Both RTE and BBC attributed the blame to linux / Open Source. If that were not bad enough, one of the commentators on Irish radio […]

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Interesting one this.. I came across an Irish site this evening that is a verbatim copy of another one – or at least very large tranches of it are. I’ve asked a few other people in the industry what they think of this kind of behaviour. Personally I find it abhorent. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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The long Friday

Today was Friday – what a revelation!! Last night we went to the NOC to do some work and install a server for a new client. As was to be expected, we didn’t get back to Carlow until late…. What I was not expecting was the busiest day for the company we’ve had so far. […]

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Useful Software

If I was asked to come up with a list of useful software I’d be hardpushed to give a simple answer. There are so many useful bits of software out there, but maybe they aren’t all that important. I like a lot of the Macromedia products, I just wish they were a bit more affordable. […]

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Is linux good enough?

Silly title I’ll admit, but somebody brought my attention to the dichotomy expressed by an Irish site today. Although they claim to support linux etc., they host their main site on Windows. Now we can all accept that for various commercial reasons people will host and develop on a variety of platforms, but surely from […]

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Techie Toys

Techies like toys, but I’m never too sure whether I should be classified as a techie or not. I guess I’m not really when I compare myself to some of my peers.. In either case I DO like my techie toys. This year so far has been good to me in that area. Last year […]

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