Archive for the 'Social' Category

Technolotics on Tour

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Gareth and Francis have been tearing up and down western America. They stopped over with me in San Francisco, and now Gareth is beautifully evoking how Vegas always fails to meet expectations but the Grand Canyon blows them away.

Coming next Monday…

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Coming next Monday: a web app the likes of which has never been seen before; an all singing, all dancing, all screen-scraping, spectacular that will change our lives forever. Oh, and we haven’t started development yet. We’re just one of several money-making projects that will progress from idea to deployment in the course of this […]

The Web 2.0 Evolution

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

So I turned up for the Web 2.0 Ireland day at DCU. Witnessing the Marc Canter show was entertaining and there was a bit of tech discussion sprinkled on top. But the overwhelming topic for the day was… Money Yes, that’s an actual slide, taken out of context, from one of the company’s presentations. It […]

Hack the Planet!

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Other people, it seems, have felt similar disappointments to mine with the gush of web 2.0 cash-ins. People with web 2.0 visions, I’d like to direct your attention to something you may have been overlooking: Planet Earth. I have a feeling that we (as web-app developers) are missing something right under our noses. Something big. […]

Paul Graham on the value of ideas

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Paul Graham says: “[S]tartup ideas are worthless”. The value of a successful startup lies in the people and in the process of exploring an idea. And there should be more than one person: “Y Combinator has a rule against investing in startups with only one founder.” I’m inclined to believe him. Unfortunately my main project […]

Back soon

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

After a long holiday, bookended by barcamps, normal service will resume soon.  (PS: I tried to post this using Flock but it doesn’t seem to be working quite right with…) Tags: barcamp, flock

Bar Crazy

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

I’m glad to see the world is paying attention to BarCamp . So far there are murmurings about franchises in Washington DC, Boston, New York, UK and Puerto Rico. And don’t forget the TechCamp back home in Ireland. I hope I can make it. It will be interesting to see if these tributes can pull […]

Advice to self

Friday, August 19th, 2005

When you have ideas, the first instinct is to keep them secret, a possession, in the hope that they increase your net worth. But ideas are very risky assets. Ideas are data. They transfer easily from person to person. They can be copied and recopied and never lose their value (and never gain any either). […]


Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Last night was my first SuperHappyDevHouse. It was the first time since college that I experienced such a gathering of people, expressing a shared love of coding and tech ideas, and it felt great. Personally, I found it rather too SuperHappy to get a lot of Dev done – so many interesting or just entertaining […]