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Holiday Reading – A Book About Innocent

Image by Thomas Rockstar via Flickr I just had a week away from it all. It gave me some time to catch up on a bit of reading – the highlight of it was an impulse buy in the airport: “A Book About Innocent“.  If you’re interested in starting a business, or seeing how a… | Read on »

It’s Alive! TwitEye.com

Last night I put up the first version of TwitEye; it’s a simple service that gives ideas for new apps, plugins or services based on questions being asked by the people on Twitter. My first impressions are that at the moment, there are lots of ideas for iPhone apps coming through. If you’re looking for… | Read on »

A Town of Fiction

I just posted over on my work blog about a new site launch – The Atlantis Collective. A couple of guys I know are involved in the group and they’re launching their first book of short stories – Town of Fiction – on April 24th in Massimo, Galway. It’s an open invitation, so if you’re… | Read on »

A Good Nerd Week in Dublin

There are a few events on in Dublin this week that are of interest to those working in the tech sector. On Thursday, Web2Ireland are running API Wars & Opportunities; a mini-workshop for the web community to discuss: using APIs for business development building mashups/widgets/etc apps on mobile platforms – iPhone, Android, nokia, etc using… | Read on »

Eircom, IRMA & Blackout Ireland

Image via Wikipedia Ok, so there are lots of links in this post, because of how active this topic is at the moment. To get a good view of what’s been happening, I think all are well worth a read. Over the last few weeks there have been moves by IRMA (Irish Recorded Music Association)… | Read on »

Twestival Galway

Ina is organising a Twestival in Galway this Thursday (Feb 12th).  Twestival is taking place in over 175 cities around the world and is organised by volunteers: On 12 February 2009 175+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and… | Read on »

Return of the Tuesday Push – IGOPeople

Image via CrunchBase It’s been a while since the last Tuesday Push. The idea behind it is to develop the Irish Tech industry in a coordinated way, by giving companies that launch a new product or service a bump in coverage. A great idea that brings welcome coverage to those trying to get their businesses… | Read on »

Replace the Euro Symbol (€) using Javascript (jQuery)

I spent a while on Friday searching for a way to replace the Euro symbol (€) in content pulled from a text area, using Javascript (jQuery). As it took me some time to track down an answer, here it is: var theContent = $(‘#theTextArea’).val().replace(/\u20ac/g, ‘Euro’); This replaces using a global search to find instances of… | Read on »

On Writing

Image via Wikipedia One of my aims for the new year was to post more of what I’m up to. I’ve been pretty lax on my reading of late; while I spend lots of time reading blogs, I’ve been spending far less than I used to reading books. So, I’m going to try and use… | Read on »

Give a Gift & BTKids

As good causes go, this one was worth a quick post. If you’re feeling full of Christmas spirit at the moment, why not spread some around by giving a gift to the kids at Temple Street Hospital. You can find a list of the gifts, broken down by age-group, on the wish-list page. You can donate… | Read on »