Archive for November, 2004

Ideas for SM applicants

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

I've been asked to suggest some useful points for those applying for the job of Flirt FM station manager. I'm posting them here, so that they can be available to any interested party. I would be available for further discussion, by email, IM, etc., if anyone wanted to contact me. I've ...

200 students protest outside Dáil

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Good to see that Irish students are not just turning over when it comes to the idea of reintroducing third level fees.

Alabamans refuse to remove segregation from constitution – still

Monday, November 29th, 2004

This is what a Red State looks like.

Defining the weblog – a typology

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Some time ago I worked on a definition/typology of the weblog. I had worked with a peer-reviewed journal to have it published there, but for various reasons the process has taken longer than I had expected and hoped. So I've decided instead to post it here, in the hope it ...

The obscenity of Irish immigration law

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

Following last week's article on the claim that Ireland is the 'best' place to live, this week's Observer has a piece on the manner in which many citizens are being denied the right to live in Ireland. Specifically, those children who hold Irish citizenship, but whose parents are the subject ...

Spam trackbacks!

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

It had to happen. I finally got a spam trackback today. I've deleted it, as I did with spam comments before, but I really hope it doesn't become too frequent, because I couldn't cope with the drudgery and annoyance. And unlike comments, where registration system can be introduced, I can't ...

What can you say?

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

Thanks to Mark Dilley for pointing to this piece. The US have moved to oppose anti-tank mines (because they were used by the Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah) but continue to support the use of anti-person mines, and are refusing to support a ban on them at a global conference on ...

The gypsy holocaust

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

The Guardian have a touching article on the Gypsy holocaust, based on an interview with a survivor who is the author of a forthcoming book on the topic.

US makes another attack on the ICC

Saturday, November 27th, 2004

I haven't seen any coverage of this in the US (not that that's any surprise): a provision bundled into a budget bill to be voted on December 8th by the US congress would withhold development aid [subscriber only link] from countries which refuse to provide immunity from the ICC for ...

Community technology centres as social space

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

APC has an interesting snippet on community technology centres in Croatia.