24 Mar 2009

What’s the deal with Twitter? For a start, how to you upload those groovy personalised graphics everybody else has? I signed up a couple of weeks ago and waited for it to turn me into an overnight twitterrstar but, so far, nothing (except that I very quickly picked up a ‘follower’ (not very reassuringly, he’s pictured aiming what appears to be a Magnum Forty Four with a silencer at some unseen victim - http://twitter.com/PuckaneSean (its okay, Sean, I know you're not really a psychotic cyber stalker. Am I not right?))) 

And are you up to speed with the most deliciously satisfying obsession that the German meedja have developed with Ireland, our economy, our national character, etc?  Newspapers, TV programmes, magazines, radio chat shows, and so on – all of them withering in their assessment of how we're dealing with our economic situation. This is from their paper of record, Die Zeit:

The Germans think it, so I'm probably not mad.

And by the way, if the trillion dollars that Barack Obama is spending on clearing up the sub prime mortgage situation increases liquidity, does that mean the Irish banks will recover as well? I'm very much hoping they do. We'll all know what it means if they don't.

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Just heard that my old pal in County Monaghan, Cllr. Vincent Martin, has the Minister for the Environment’s endorsement in forcing the Local Authority to get independent professional advice before purchasing land. Ironic really: the planning policies implemented by the Department of the Environment cause such price instability that the same Department needs professional advice to assist it in dealing with the mess it made, if you’re still with me.

Saturday, 04 April 2009 13:30:59 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Regarding that Graphic of Ireland...

Isn't it just typical that Dublin still manages to come out on top....
Richard Kenny
Monday, 13 April 2009 17:11:30 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
no need to worry Gary
unless your an auctioneering rezoning councillor in north tipperary
;-)
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