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February 10, 2006 by Clonmelchat
I decided to buy my first domain name after some time searching, I found a good hosting site offerinf free space and domain registeration. What did I pick biostar.com ! why (wish I knew it just jumped into my head and now I'm stuck with it. It's menth to mean "A Living Star" but thats just a word I made up but it might catch on. Anyway my domain is http://www.biostarweb.com and yes this is a cheat way of promoting a site name on the web using the rss feed. But that how it starts . One of the mos...
November 28, 2005 by Clonmelchat
Manchester United is in talks with a number of global high-tech giants, including Google, about replacing Vodafone as its shirt sponsor, according to reports. Vodafone announced last week that it is ending its four-year deal to have its name on the British soccer club's shirts two years early, at the end of the current soccer season.

The club's new owners, the U.S.-based Glazer family, are now believed to be in advanced talks with some of the biggest global brands--many of them fro...
November 28, 2005 by Clonmelchat
The U.S. Supreme Court will review a patent infringement case against eBay, granting the online auctioneer's petition on Monday.

The matter under review is whether to allow MercExchange, the plaintiff in the case, to obtain a permanent injunction against eBay related to the way it handles fixed-price sales. A district court in 2003 found that eBay's "Buy It Now" feature infringed on two MercExchange patents. Buy It Now allows consumers to purchase an item without participating in an auction....
November 28, 2005 by Clonmelchat
Supreme Court Actually Interested In Patent-Related Injunctions eBay has been in a long struggle with a company called MercExchange, the history of which we've gone over before. Basically, this company MercExchange managed to patent the concept of online auctions as well as the concept of offering a fixed price "buy it now" option. They sued eBay and won. While the online auction patent was later tossed out, the "buy it now" patent has stood (though, many of the patents involved are ...
November 28, 2005 by Clonmelchat
Untitled DocumentDriving While Stupid: Text Messaging Teen Kills Cyclist It's likely that we'll be hearing a lot more stories like this one over the next few years, but a teenager who was apparently text-messaging while driving stuck and killed a cyclist last week. This is likely to bring about calls for laws outlawing text messaging while driving, which is sort of missing the point. Doing anything that puts others in the road while driving is already illegal as reckless driving. Out...
November 26, 2005 by Clonmelchat
Good news for me today. I received a letter from my service provider and to my sup rise it was not a price increase but an increase to my bandwidth. My broadband just went from 1 meg to 1.5 megs at no extra charge to me. I know what your thinking ! I'm just promoting this service but no I'm not. I won't even mention their name.Now With all this extra speed what am I going to do with it.

Ok faster downloads, that saves a few seconds and what about uploads, Flickr pictures and some web sites mi...
November 26, 2005 by Clonmelchat
Scoble blogs an invite and the blogger radar picks up the invite in Newport. Some Newport bloggers got their chance to meet the Scobleizer in Murrengers pub. This shows just how fast an rss feed can deliver a message to the right community in no time at all one such recipient was Matthew Fortunka.. Robert Scoble is due to visit Cork next week, I wonder will it attrack any rss radars on the way.

Mathew met Robert in Murrengers pub Swim for Malaria, Meeting a Welsh View for beerDes Walsh t...
November 17, 2005 by Clonmelchat
I'm forever downloading demos and trial version software every week in an afford to find the right tool for the job at hand. As you know I'm a college student and money is the one commodity I lack. Trial versions and demos give me the chance to use for free the program before concluding if it's the right tool for me. This routine has left my pc filled with old pieces of software hidden on my hard drive gathering dust. This is my own fault and is down to bad housekeeping on my part.

I ne...
November 17, 2005 by Clonmelchat
An FBI-style website listing some of the UK's 'most wanted' crims has gone titsup within hours of going live.

The site - www.mostwanted-uk.org - enables vulture-eyed citizens to tip-off police if they spot any villains. more....

 

By Tim Richardson
November 11, 2005 by Clonmelchat
Robert Scoble a noted blogger has blogged numerous articles on many subjects but the most interesting of all is how he is honest and open about the inner workings of Microsoft. Scoble's observations of Microsoft point to a crumbling silicone wall of secrets where only the inner microsoft family gossip. Microsoft has been for me and many other students at Tipperary Institute a superpower giant standing on our ideas. We the student body rely on microsoft software to provide the tool of our future ...
October 8, 2004 by Clonmelchat
Answer Spider-Man of course.
For parents of young children halloween can be an expensive time with an estimated 54% of people buying a new costume ranging in value from 10 euro to 60 euro. Spider-man is the childrens choice for this year for 4 to 12 year olds as another big screen success has risen the comic book hero to new heights. A new generation of fans now flock to the stores to gather momentoes of their hero and Marvel comics are selling to the next generation.

Halloween costumes have...
September 26, 2004 by Clonmelchat
Validating the html and other codes in your website can be a time consuming task. Because validation simply checks the mark up language for proper syntax, I have wondered if using this process will benefit a site when it comes to search engine rankings, and as such, is it worth doing?
There are a number of sites that offer validation tools, but the one I use resides on the W3C web site. The process of validation is simple enough. You simply enter the URL of the site in question or W3C allows yo...
September 15, 2004 by Clonmelchat
College blues as I'm back to study again after three months. The first thing I noticed was how the students returning for their second and third year of studies entered the doors of teaching with smiles. College is not just study and learning but for some a second family. Many of my fellow students are to return and share their three months of adventure, from travel to summer jobs of interest. The gossip and stories ease us into the first few classes.

I'm glad to be back as it gives me some...
August 27, 2004 by Clonmelchat
Last Wednesday myself and two others set off to Dublin at the early hour of 4.30 just to get an interview for our new radio station Lash FM. We arrived in Dublin at 6.55 to find the car parks closed untill 7am. A first for me soon after parking we set across to the Eason bookstore wher we were greeted with a line of people from one end of the block all the way around the corner. A total of 1500 signings were written that day. It's no wonder when I finally got to meet the former leader of the sup...
July 25, 2004 by Clonmelchat
The nokia page with instructions on how to download your own poly tones and backgrounds has been updated to include instructions on how to unlock service providers allowing you to use any sim card for any network. The more free solutions I get for mobile phones will be added with links. The site is now being redesigned by Creative Artistic Services Clonmel to include some flash intros and animation. They are currently working on the Inspire Studios web site along with some other smaller projects...