Friday, May 30, 2008

Play some games

Big Air - Airport Drag Racing

Rollercoaster Creator

Doodle Defender

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tom Waits' True Confessions on .mp3

Tom Wait rant leads to an unbelievable album.
73 fantastic tracks - a great addition to any ipod or mp3 collection.
Download it here for free.... click
The entire collection is in 2 parts.
part1 and part 2


Individual links

Second prelude Gershwin
Pathatique Sonata Beethoven
El Paso The Trail Men
You’ve Really Got Me Kinks
Solider Boy Shirelles
Lean Back Fat Joe
Night train James Brown
Come In My Kitchen Robert Johnson
Sad Eyed Lady Bob Dylan
Rite of Spring Ode to Billy Joe Bobby Gentry
Louie Louie Kingsmen
Just a Fool Tina and Ike
Prisoner of Love James Brown
Pitch a Wing Dang Doodle Howlin Wolf
Ringo Lorne Green
Ball and Chain Janis Joplin
Deportee Altho Guthre
Strange Fruit Nina Simone
Sophisticated Lady Duke Ellington
Georgia On My Mind Oscar Peterson
Can’t Stop Loving You Grant Green
Just Like A Woman Bob Dylan
So Lonesome I Could Cry Johnny Cash
Who’ll Stop The Rain? Creedence Clearwater Revival
Moon River Frank Sinatra
Autumn Leaves Miles Davis
Danny Boy Johnny Cash
Dirty Ol’ Town Luke Kelly
Waltzing Mathilda Burl Ives
Train Keeps a Rollin Johnny Cash
Boris the Spider The Who
You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me The Beatles
Red Right Hand Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
All Shook Up Elvis Presley
Cause Of It All Howlin Wolf
Shenandoah The Statler Brothers
China Pig Captain Beefheart
Summertime Louis Armstrong
Without a Song Frank Sinatra
Auld Ang Syne Paulo Nutini
This is a Man’s World James Brown
Crawlinking Snake Howlin Wolf
Nessun Dorma Puccini
Bring it on Home to Me Sam Cooke
Hound Dog Elvis Presley
Hello Walls Willie Nelson
You Win Again Johnny Cash
Sunday Morn’ Coming Down Johnny Cash
Almost Blue Elvis Costello
Pump It Up Elvis Costello
Greensleeves John Coltrane
I Just Wanna See His Face Rolling Stones
Restless Farewell Bob Dylan
Fairytale of NY The Pogues
Bring Me A Little Water Sylvie Leadbelly
Raglan Road Luke Kelly
96 Tears ? & The Mysterians
In Dreams Roy Orbison
Substitute The Who
Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues Danny O'Keefe
Theme from Rawhide Blues Brothers
Same Thing Muddy Waters
Walk Away Renee Willie Bobo
For What it’s Worth Buffalo Springfield
Once Upon A Time In America Ennio Morricone
Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing Buffalo Springfield
Oh Holy Night Alid Jones
Mass in E Minor Bruckner
Harlem Shuffle Bob And Earl
Trouble Man Marvin Gaye
Wade in The Water Ramsey Lewis
Empty Bed Blues Bette Midler
Havanagila Hebrew Folk Song

Some tracks may not be the version that Tom was thinking of. Some tracks may be by a different artist but still in a genre in keeping with the collection. Some classical pieces have been cut to a smaller section. Some bit rates are pretty poor. But its still fantastic and Free.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Confirmed here and here
*by confirmed I mean they have the dates correct but the days of the week incorrect.
By my calendar the 30th, 31st and 1st of July/August are the wed, thurs and fri.
Thus he aint preforming in dublin on the sat.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Where is Wally Damien

On the front page of

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Spencer Tunick Cork And Dublin Insallations

Multiple groups of nude participants will be photographed outdoors by Tunick as part of his series of installations that have previously taken place in cities around the world including New York, Amsterdam and Mexico City.

Launched Yesterday

Its been fantastic every year.
This years line up has grown in both quantity and quality.

Overcrowded Overhead Compartments

It is my belief that the termination of baggage handling fees is soon to become reality.

After recent travels to mainland Europe and witnessing the congestion in the cabins luggage racks. The amount of time that was spent by passengers searching for a gap in the bin to put their over sized 'little' bag held up a lot of passengers. In fact there was still a queue of people trying to get on the plane while the spaces were almost entirely gone. This will soon lead to delayed flights and missed runway segments.

By the time I got to my seat the over head compartment above me was full. My bags were checked so I got to sit back, relax and enjoy the not-yet in flight entertainment.
First up -
Musical Baggage - After finding their seat and noting the bulging containers, the passenger now has to bustle past a line of incoming people to get to someone other luggage space. Hustle and Bustle, elbows and bags smacking seats and people.
Act 2 -
1 Bag or 2 - Avoiding the carousel of hell has become peoples modus operandi. These however are same people that after finding space for their luggage, then have to find another gap for their original hand luggage, and possible their personal effects as well. So now we have 1 person looking for up to 3 spaces. All while others are still piling on and the spaces are filling fast.
Act 3 -
Fight, fight fight - OK so it was an argument but mark my words very soon these words will lead to action. I was hoping someone would simply empty contents above their seat to put in a simple item, maybe a laptop or a hand bag, the kind of item this storage is for. Alas this didn't happen. Some raised eyebrows, pointed fingers and harsh words. When does it become air rage?

Final Act -
Disembarking - Its not just the opposite of getting on. Ready, Set, "Please stay in your seats until the Captain has switched off the Fasten Seat Belt sign". Ready, Set, "please stay seated". Ready, "Sit down sir". Set, "please..." 'Ping' GO, GO, GO Now half the passengers are out of the blocks trying to make good their escape. But they get entangled with the baggage handlers trying to find their lost luggage on board. Duty free bags all look the same and the content are often very similar - "No, I ordered the vodka".

I see 3 +1 possible outcomes:

1) The airlines will have to start encouraging people to check their bags again.
2) Allow people to use the space under the seats, which at the moment is forbidden (by a lot of carriers) during take off and landing
3) Change the carry on limits/enforce the ones they have already.

Of course there is another but I this would cause more uproar than the introduction of the liquids ban.

4) Curtail shopping in the terminals before flights - how much of the overhead space is taken up with low cost cigs and booze?

So now the 2 hours of pre-boarding time is spent queuing at the departures gate. Priority check in, previously a scam is now worth buying. Of course you could fake a gammy leg or bring your own wheel chair just to get to the front

Had any experience like this?
What do you think will happen?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monthly Blog Awards

Testing my new Blog Awards buttons....

here's the code

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Or maybe this

€470.58 per MB of text data sent

Apparently is at least 4 times more expensive to send a text than it is to transmit data from Hubble to Earth.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

RTE encouraging iPod cracking

Not Enough Hours 7th May 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008