New Podcast Released

show eleven is now out. click here 2 hear


Intro.. [01:06]
Christmas Greetings Phone Calls [03:33]
Kevin Kennedy
Sinead Murnane
peter walsh
Louis Le Rouskey
Spiff from
Noreen bowden –
Simon Maher –
Donal Greene –
voice call me +353(0)76 670 0551 [05:49]
Podsafe Music [07:38]
Chris Ayer – New Years Resolution
Christmas Wrap Up [11:23]
ends [11:54]

Santa’s Dublin Flight on Aertel

see page 571/572
Arrivals FLIGHTS ON 24 DEC
Departures FLIGHTS ON 25 DEC

odd that he is not in Shannon or Cork airspace according to Aertel. Don’t worry children Santa is also immune to on board inspections!

HoHoHo where’s the snow Santa’s got a Podcast Show… 🙂 merry christmas everyone.

If Santa used UPS

Im tracking my new video iPod as UPS wing it to me, it left the UK DERBY, at 21:48 on the 20th, headed to KOELN (COLOGNE), DE (is this a EU hub for UPS) and I will follow it as it tries to land before 25th 🙂

If we could track Santa like this the kidz would be glued to the PC on the 24th …

the new iPod [my first] is engraved “demand radio on demand” a term I coined in 1999 along with radio for the DSL and Cable generation. As with my efforts in 1999 my Radio Erin project in 1996 lacked rss enclosures and broadband but the vision was there. Its bad enough been ahead of your time once but twice! I hope UPS are ahead of time and the iPod lands safely.

cookies and milk ready for UPS employee
[UPDATE] I ordered at 3pm Monday, I was dropped into my hand at 11am Wednesday! the packaging was minimal but of the usual height quality, so small for so big a price, nothing pre loaded, bono is on the front of the box but no tunes to get me started. its 10% full or as I see it 90% empty now. I moved a DVD onto it and the quality is very good, the sound quality over memory sticks and the w800i makes the iPod play it the upper leagues. It has a crummy case I think I need an anti drop type with silicone corners. Now I need to work out how 2 PCs can dock to it without conflict….

DRI Launch recording

It’s a week today since Digital Rights Ireland Launched, me being who I am and DRI being what it is, I decided to ask permission to release a recording of the launch event, in case the ringsend secret service missed anything. I supplied a deep link to recording online and made two separate attempts to seek clearance. This is my third. Anyone at DRI, directors et al, can the recording go wild?

w800i the drawbacks

1. It has crashed 4 times in 10 days; usually between camera and calls;
2. Data (podcasts, songs) placed on the Duo, not always makes it into the TOC of the player;
3. RDS display stopped working, I cant find the setting to restart it;
4. head set sucks at being comfortable, slides and sticks on my neck; XDA head set much better.
5. the wiring is bulky for charger and usb;
6. the TXT space char is on the # key not 0[zero] like nokia,
7. camera needs steady hand (isn’t that all digi cams?)

on the plus side
1. the mouse is good, reminds me of the 7110 navi roller, not similar but way ahead of regular navigation
2. the sound quality is super
3. the battery life is as good as the claim
4. its my first speaker phone. it also does voice recording, but does not record radio or calls!

Phantom FM Launch Podcast

The new soon to be ‘rock’ radio station from Dublin Phantom FM are podcasting pre broadcast. the rss feed is at

for the moment there is some talk shows that will fill the feed, ‘The Two Petes Talk Rubbish’ sits very well in the podcast arena, but the rock station will come into its own when they are playing rock music in the podcast. This station has a huge following in Dublin and its on air debut is eagerly awaited. But for now you can hear the lads again, via rss and an MP3 player. welcome the podcast debut and look forward to working with phantom fm and their future podcast offerings.

“Invisible airwaves
Crackle with life
Bright antennae bristle
With the energy
Emotional feedback
On a timeless wavelength
Bearing a gift beyond price —
Almost free…”
(Rush – The Spirit of Radio)

skys the limit

east sky Its budget day bonanza time. I woke to this ominous sky this morning, 8.20am Baldoyle (the pink is pollution) . BIFFO has a bag full of money to give away. as you digest the data from the budget, 3 things

1. google save $100M with our generous tax system
2. its not stud farmers or meat barron’s money, Its your money, he’s only giving you back a tiny %
3. don’t forget the irish ferry workers [Dec9th national protest]

Dec9th Im taking my kidz outa school that day (and marching) , I’m writing to the school and the Edu minister, my kidz want decent jobs and rates of pay when they leave school, and Ms. Hannafin, bullying in school, bullying teachers and union members, it not nice to bully.

Jesus Jones

xmas litethis Christmas like others before the race is on to get the best lights up on yer house. Its a ‘keeping up with the jones’s’ that has ESB network draining of power. Think of the extra light pollution, if there was a second coming would we find 3 wise men, would they find a star in the East? in city glow its hard to see some of the medium stars anymore.

anyway your kids might get slagged for not having cool trainers but not having enough external wall lighting is going too far. STOP STOP STOP the rot, don’t do the xmas lights on the house please. Dublin City Council please pass a planning bye law to make this easier to discourage the fade.

I *like* Christmas time, here is a poem I wrote about it

Christmas is a time of giving
With turkey and ham and easy living
And its baby Jesus versus Santa Claus
And carol singing for a worthy cause
It’s a holiday for a week or two
The church is packed, a religious coup
And its midnight mass at 10 o’clock
And the next-door neighbour in her new frock
Its presents under the Christmas tree
While shaking a box for charity

Christmas is a time when we all reflect
Bend our knees and genuflect
And pray to our one God creator
That next year it will be a little later
Coz Christmas has become a commercial gimmick
That at 20 years of age has made me a cynic
And why not!

Live on NPR Tonight: Sinead O’Connor in Concert

Once one of pop music’s most distinctive and controversial stars, Sinead O’Connor returns for a night of Jamaican roots music with reggae legends Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, live from Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club. Hear their full concert stream on tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 6 beginning at approximately 8:45 p.m. EST. [1:45am Dublin] O’Connor is on tour to promote her new CD, Throw Down Your Arms, which features O’Connor’s interpretations of Jamaican roots and reggae classics, produced by Sly and Robbie.
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