Archive for September, 2005

Help with MT installation

Monday, September 26th, 2005

As part of my work on another site I need a copy of the mt-load.cgi file for Movable Type 2.661. Anyone happen not to delete this when they installed MT, or, alternately, keep a copy on file? Unfortunately it appears that I deleted the copy I was keeping archived at ...

Irish music fundraiser for NOLA musicians

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Those in the Urbana area may be interested in a fundraiser taking place on 8th October, in Mike'n'Molly's beer garden, where several local Irish music acts will perform from 5-8pm:All proceeds from the event will go to the Tipitina's Foundation, a 501c(3) charitable organization formed in 2002 with the mission ...

BCI licenses Christian station in Cork

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I'm a few days late with this, but the BCI has granted a community of interest licence to a religious radio station in Cork:At its Board Meeting on Monday September 5th last, the Commission decided to award a licence in principle to LifeFM for the operation of a community of ...

How to organize contingent academic workers

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I attended a conference in Chicago last year run by COCAL, the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor - the increasing reliance on contingent faculty (that is, those without tenure) is worrying in itself, particularly for those of us planning to work in academia, but is also part of the corporatization ...

Protests in CA

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I got word some time ago about, from people here, and inexcusably was too long in publicizing, the record of transitory traffic messages in CA. As a non-driver, how could I not!

Ireland to promise 0.7% ODA by 2012?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Word is that the Irish government may tomorrow (once again) announce a date for meeting the 0.7% target for overseas development aid. It looks like the date will be 2012, though the (essentially neo-liberal) PDs claim to want the target to be 2010. Lovely pre-election posturing - the best of ...

LPFM for Astrodome

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Phlegm at DIYMedia has the latest on KAMP 95.3, the LPFM specially licensed to serve the displaced population in Houston. They will be operating from a trailer outside the Astrodome due to difficulties in getting those in charge to let them operate from inside.

Data retention push continues

Monday, September 12th, 2005

Various news items in recent days point towards developments at an EU level regarding data retention. This is, of course, an issue prioritized by Blair in the wake of the London bombings, and I've written on several occasions previously regarding the earlier push for an EU directive requiring long periods ...

No GAA coverage online

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

Out of curiosity I just tried to launch an RTÉ stream to see who was winning the Hurling All-Ireland final (it's Cork vs. Galway, so one of the combinations in which I'd have most interest). THen I noticed this note on the Radio One page:All Ireland Finals on the internet. RTÉ ...

BCI launch consultation process on broadcast standards

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

The BCI has launched a consultation process on a new code of broadcast standards, to cover area such as taste, decency, harm and offence. Responses to phase one are due by 28th October, 2005.