Friday, June 29, 2007

3 reject iPhone as a 2G mobile in a 3G world

Also reported they will be very surprised if it makes its début on the emerald isle before 2008.
I feel Marie Boran has this wrong, since the facility at Hollyhill, Cork will definitely get a shipment - if only for staff geeky workers

Bollards In Dublin

This picture was taken in the IFSC some random day.
Look at the picture closely, they have done a wonderful job on the black bollards, they are in the process of cleaning up after a job well done, but, they may have forgotten something .....

God Of War 3*

* = mobile phone game
and a video tooo

REM at the Olympia Theatre

So you really wanna see REM at the Olympia Theatre this week, but missed the tickets when they went on sale.
Why not turn up outside on the day at 4pm. The tickets are priced at 50 euros each and will be available at the Olympia box office. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

The shows take place on the 30th of June, July 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Win a T-Shirt

I want a t-shirt
Festival T-shirts for sale also, but are kinda crap and really expensive for what they are. But if you win one the price is just about right.

If you really want a shirt check out they sell nice ones - really reasonable during sales
Nude No More - Online T Shirt Shop

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Why Sky Handling Partners are cunts

Just in case Damien cracks under the pressure....

Why Sky Handling Partners are cunts
June 4th, 2007

Day three of no bag. It seems they say my bag is in Cork yet nobody in Cork Airport says it is. In their infinite fucking wisdom, yesterday my bag was in Dublin when they told me it was flown to London. From Dublin they thought the best route to Cork is to ship if via Birmingham and then Birmingham to Cork. It never got to Birmingham. They don’t know where it is. Cunts. I’ve asked to speak to a supervisor and they’re giving me the run-around.

I got cross with the man on the phone. Not many people have seen me lose it. All of Cork Airport did when I called him on my phone. My phone that is about to die because the charger for it is in my fucking missing suitcase. They tried to pass the buck to Aer Lingus who I called to and were amazingly helpful. Thanks Piaras from Aer Lingus Cork. At least he was able to figure shit out. It seems like it never went to Birmingham as it never was put into some special status that bags without traveling owners have. He thinks it is still in Dublin, the dickheads in Sky Handling Partners don’t know where it is. I don’t appreciate being constantly lied to by Sky Handling Partners and SAS are going to get the full brunt of my anger in the morning. What quality control?

followed by

SAS are also cunts - SAS as in Scandinavian Airlines
June 4th, 2007

Day three and SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) tells me their customer support line is only open from 9am to 10am, 12pm to 2pm and 4pm to 530pm. They insist you only email them or fax them if your bag is lost cos they care that much. I think I’ll fax them a picture of this blog post. Hello you cunts, by the time you read this it will be four days of not having my bag. Sky Handling Partner says now my bag is not in Dublin and it is NOT in Birmingham but perhaps it is in Cork. No, maybe it isn’t there either they have now said. Sky Handling Partner still won’t let me talk to their supervisor because she only works during the day. Time to start registering domains…

The National Carrier saves the day even though it isn’t their problem
June 4th, 2007

Thanks Aer Lingus. Thanks to Piaras up there in Cork Airport who left a note to keep an eye out for my bag. It arrived tonight via BMI from Birmingham. Now, why would Aer Lingus give a shit about an SAS customer, who lost his bag in Dublin, who Sky Handling Partners were mishandling and whose bag was delivered to Cork, not by them but by BMI? Makes a change that airlines and people in airlines still give a damn even when it isn’t their customer. I can be sure Ryanair wouldn’t do this and as can be seen SAS really couldn’t care less.

Followed by

Sky Handling Partners - The Return - So who’s signing me up for dating websites?
June 20th, 2007

This morning I noticed someone snooping around my website after coming to the site with the search “sky handling partners”. It has happened before. Now for some background, I have had issues with this crowd losing my baggage. See my Sky Handling Partners are… post.

Just before lunch I started getting email confirmations from dating sites, including gay ones saying my account for their site has now been created. Seems someone was creating profiles saying I was looking to meet men and had rather interesting profile descriptions. One of the emails disclosed the IP address where the person submitted the details from:

A quick reverse DNS shows that the IP allocation of this eircom customer is:

inetnum: -
descr: City Jet Handling Dublin.

City Jet Handling is the former name of Sky Handling Partners. Dun dun dun. Now to be clear, it is not concrete yet that Sky Handling Partners rent this IP but according to the DNS details, it is them. I will check from another source if this lot do not get back to me.

I contacted them before lunch and said I wanted to report abuse coming from that IP. They took my phone number when I asked to speak to a manager. They would not put me through to a manager as requested.

I heard nothing back by 15.55 so I called them back, spoke to a girl who didn’t know anything about this and wanted to take my details. I strongly said I was not going to be called back, let me talk to a manager. After much talking in the background I got put through to another woman who was aware of my complaint and said their IT person was investigating. I asked how, since no details apart from my mobile number were ever taken. They grudingly took details. I really didn’t like the attitude.

I pointed out that signing up to dating websites using my details was fraud and I could happily call the Gardai and let them sort it out. Quoting from Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act,. 2001 to the lady seemed to make her take the matter seriously. I also pointed out I felt that posting untrue details about me on at least 3 websites was not on, especially what was written and I said I felt I was libeled. They took my phone number and said they’d get back to me and again I did not like their noticeablely angry tone. I said they had an hour.

It has now been an hour and they have not contacted me.

What do you think I should do next? (A link to this would be appreciated)

Update: Go here to DIGG this.

Further Update: Big thanks to my Irish Web hosting company - Blacknight who moved me to a new dual quad core server with lots of ram since the post hit the front page of DIGG.


Legal letters sent to me on behalf of Sky Handling Partners
June 21st, 2007

I just got emailed a pdf scan of a letter that has been posted to me via a legal firm on behalf of Sky Handling Partners. They have requested I take down the two posts about Sky Handling Partners.

Note: They have not threatened litigation and have not asked for an apology.

It seems Sky Handling Partners have called the Gardai too. They also chastised me on my use of bad language. Yes, really! How many people have ever seen a solicitor’s letter than contains the word cunt at least three times? ME! I’m sorry but I can’t post the letter on my blog, thus why I’m giving you all the highlights.

I will not be taking the blog posts down.

This is my first takedown notice. I’m framing it and replacing my framed copy of Joan Burton in her pink suit with that on the shrine. Sorry Joan, the fickle tastes of bloggers. It was nice though. Really.

Découvrez la route du Tour en 3D

Tour De France '07 Route In 3D

REM blog about Dublin - prior to their residency @ the Olympia

Friday, June 15, 2007

Sonyericson Vista update....

And we still wait for Q2

And with little or no fanfare the vista version of the pc software is now available
No email to tell me about it, and the vista page on is still out of date.
The software is available here.........

Friday, June 08, 2007

Sony Ericsson - Vista

And we still wait for Q2

And with little or no fanfare the vista version of the pc software is now available
No email to tell me about it, and the vista page on is still out of date.
The software is available here.........

Tuesday, June 05, 2007