Monthly Archives: January 2006

Where was I?

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It is all fine and dandy that the pundits and politicians in America and Europe are denouncing Hamas’ victory in last week’s Palestinian elections, but my question for each of us is that of which Jesus poses in the parable of the sheeps and goats in Matthew 25:37-45, exerpt from Matthew 25:42,

For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink…

Yes, the West gave financial aid, but the Palestinian ruling party Fatah was corrupt.
Guess what, for years Hamas fed the poor, they paved the roads, they set up schools, etc. Why do we wonder why a known terrorist group won by a landslide?
If you are frightened by the inroads that terrorist groups are making in the hearts and minds of the poor, ask yourself, “Where was I when the least of these was tired, hungry, and in jail?”

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Happy New Year!

Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog, 4703

Sun 01.29.05 – Welcome to the Year of the Dog, 4703. Today I went to dim sum lunch at the Good Earth Restaurant on Georges Street South and was delighted by the Dragon and Drummers who came to wish in the New Year. So delighted, I followed them through Dublin.
Here are the rest of the photos from the lunch and following the Dragon Drummers around town:

Vodafone the Patchy

Vodafone Ireland offers patchy 3G/GPRS service at best. At worst, I will send up a photo to my blog via MMS or LifeBlog or email, the phone will state the image is sent and it never shows up. At all. Not even as a ping to my server log.
Why pay for the monthly plan and the 3G data service if it only works a couple of days a week? Or when you stand in the right direction holding the phone at a different angle.
Last time this happened, I called Vodafone and the call center employee told me that the network in Dublin was down, the engineers were working on it, and he wasn’t sure when it would be back.
They need a new branding slogan:
Vodafone Ireland: Two tins and a string.
Connection you can sort of sometimes on occasion probably trust. Maybe. For the highest prices in all the Vodafone markets…

MySpace… Oh, let me list how I hate thee…

Ok, one of the wealthiest corporations on the planet owns MySpace.com, Rupert Murdoch’s Media Corp, can they not buy a few more servers and a bit more broadband pipe to run the fuckin’ website for whose users’ data they are harvesting?
Really! If you are going to exploit the user, at least give us a nice, relatively fast experience…