How to make 800 techies perform Riverdance and the Haka Simultaneously around Dublin on a Sunday Friday afternoon in October.
Step 1 Be approached by a dot com entrepreneur (co-founder of Hostelworld.com Tom Kennedy) seeking for assistance to design a unique social event in Dublin for up to 1,500 people from the foreign and indigenous tech sector with a large fundraising component. The event needs to be a large scale challenging yet not completely skills based event with more emphasis on elements of fun and social competitiveness. The integration of technology was key. Step 2 Agree to work with the brief and then develop and test a concept of combining freely...read more
With every new website I take on I am encountered with a new challenge. This time it was implementing a series of 301 redirects from the old urls of a website to the corresponding new urls of the newly designed website. The website is hosted with irishdomains.com on an windows starter 5 server. The new site was built using WordPress. It is important to apply 301 redirects after changes to a website from an SEO point of view as it transfers the SEO value of the old URL directly to the new URL. Also from a user experience point of view it...read more
Eden Hazard (CHEALSEA FOOTBALLER) will almost certainly face considerable suspension following this evenings Capital One Cup tie against Swansea. Hazard appeared to lash out at a ball boy during towards the end of the second half in what looks like to be a fit of rage as Hazard panicked to retrieve the ball as Chelsea chased the game. The little Belgian sprinted to the sideline to obtain the ball from the young fella but the unsuspecting ball boy (most likely a Swansea fan) appeared to smother the ball and prevent Hazard from promptly getting...read more
It never ceases to amuse me at the amount of people on facebook who are constantly drawn in by these silly link building scams that tempt users to click on them to make them go viral. The most recent one I saw which is cropping up again is the “Thank You Tesco” facebook scam. This is the one where a fake website pretending to be Tesco tells the user that all they have to do is share their link on facebook and they will give you a €500 voucher. Come on now lads how can you be falling for something so silly. The two...read more
We all know how powerful twitter can be as an Online PR tool to spread the word and it can also be used to illustrate how we are perceived both online and in the real world by the public. It is not however a tool that should be used by a business to take a personal swipe at customer… This is what a Cafe food hall and wine bar in Ranelagh did. By the looks of things Cinnamon are new to twitter having sent only a handful of tweets to date. This may be a clue to why they reacted in such a way, maybe they didn’t think their tweet...read more
Recently a generic Facebook status began to do the rounds and appear in a lot of peoples newsfeeds as many Facebook users feared the worst. That they’re private Facebook messages sent to other’s were beginning to appear publicly on the timelines of friends. Dear Facebookers – Your private inbox messages are now visible for all to see, from 2010 and earlier! This could get VERY awkward, very quickly…this is a new change from Facebook as of yesterday. Don’t believe me? Read your timeline from those years…!...read more
A friend of mine recently posted a status on Facebook. anyone know how to select all friends when making an event instead of clicking one by one? On first glance I didn’t know the answer but after a short bit of research I found the answer. Using these simple steps you’ll get your answer. It solves the inconvenience of painstakingly clicking each and every friend one by one. Open Facebook in Firefox Click in the “Events” tab on the left hand side Click “+ Create event” Click “Invite friends”...read more