Archive for June, 2002

Kuro5hin – Rusty plans new structure

Monday, June 24th, 2002

It seems that Rusty at kuro5hin was annoyed by the many comments on the web which implied that he was simply seeking cash for himself, and in his latest missive declares to readers that "You just purchased".His proposals to have an elected board etc. sound like he's moving in ...

UIUC update

Monday, June 24th, 2002

So, I got my accommodation in UIUC sorted out - furnished apartment on campus. Should be very convenient to my classes, most of which will should be in Greg Hall. And it removes one worry from my to-do list.

Blogdex and creating a media agenda

Friday, June 21st, 2002

I've been playing around with blogdex a little recently. Its an interesting idea - a bit like the Google Zeitgeist, as a friend commented to me - it tracks trends in links from 'blogs, and as such is able to show the state of 'the curve' in the blogosphere.Of course, ...

K5 update

Thursday, June 20th, 2002

As a follow on to yesterday's rumination on Kuro5hin's fundraising effort, its interesting to see the decision to change the target level to $35,000, and progress matters over the next 6 months.I should stress that I have no doubt that Rusty is proceeding in good faith. However, its obvious that ...

Kuro5hin launches pledge drive

Wednesday, June 19th, 2002

For some time now (read several years) I've been saying that community based web sites should experiment with the sort of fundraising drive already used by public radio in the USA. An early example I thought might be suited to this was Slashdot, before they sold out to VA, or ...

Seanad News – NUI panel

Monday, June 17th, 2002

The Seanad Election is underway, and I've compiled some information on the candidates in the NUI panel. If anyone has further information on any of the candidates, please feel free to let me know.The descriptions are a mix of the official description on the ballot paper and what I could ...

Props to the GadFly

Friday, June 7th, 2002

I got a mail earlier this week from Alan Cook in Austin, Texas. He's posted a link to my article on slashdot and the public sphere on the GadFly's Buzz, his weblog which deals with 'the blogosphere'. I'm happy to return the favour - his 'blog is well-written, and contains ...

Programme for government and Senate results

Wednesday, June 5th, 2002

The new programme for government, just issued by Fianna Fáil and the PDs, isn't the most radical of documents, but does have a lot of worrying references to PPPs and similar. In terms of media, they commit that:We will consider with urgency the recommendations that will be made by the ...