May 26 2010

EA Coming to Ireland

Category: BusinessTeknovis @ 07:48

Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that it is going to create a customer service and operations centre here in Ireland. That certainly is good news for Ireland, as well as for job seekers. The only thing that I do not understand is why it would want to locate in Galway, which is very isolated from the international markets, instead of Dublin.

For more information about this see EA to create 200 jobs in Galway.

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May 24 2010

Webroot Coming to Ireland

Category: BusinessTeknovis @ 21:45

Today Webroot announced that it is to create its international headquarters here in Ireland. This will create 50 new jobs, which of course is great news!

For more details about this announcement read Internet security firm to create 50 jobs.

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May 23 2010


Category: eShopping,ReviewsTeknovis @ 19:54

I recently received a good recommendation for CafePress, so I decided to buy some t-shirts as presents during the week. I am delighted to report that my order arrived very promptly, and that I am very happy with it.

The two things that particularly impressed me were:

  • I can shop in Euro :)
  • The company seems very Web 2.0 friendly (check the blog)

Next I will treat myself to some nice t-shirts :)


May 18 2010

New Wikipedia Layout

Category: InternetTeknovis @ 12:44

I am still not familiar with the new Wikipedia layout! I still keep looking for the search textbox on the left!

Wikipedia Search

Wikipedia Search

For more information about these recent changes see New features. Actually, the story behind the puzzle globe is fascinating!


May 16 2010

VMware Workstation Versus VirtualBox

Category: SoftwareTeknovis @ 17:39

I previously described how I wanted to virtualise my laptop in Virtualising my Laptop. I have made some progress with this, but not as much as I would have liked :(

I heard some great recommendations for VirtualBox recently, so I decided to investigate it a bit further. I found the following articles the most useful:

I think that all of this is enough to convince me that VirtualBox is a real contender! The next step is to download it and try it myself :)

I also did some reading about how the virtual machine software handles multiple cores and Hyper-threading. It appears that it is able to distinguish between them, and it will always allocate cores before a Hyper-threaded unit. I understand this from reading the following two documents:

This weekend I also downloaded Ubuntu 10.04, although I have not had time to try it yet.

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May 13 2010 Website Failures

Category: Business,InternetTeknovis @ 20:08

Today I came across this list of website failures: Top 15 Defunct Websites.

I remember hearing about some of them at the time. It is fascinating how many of the websites failed because they were too early, and there now exists successful equivalents.

May 03 2010

Microsoft PowerPoint Overkill

Category: Humour,WindowsTeknovis @ 10:55

I read this great article about Microsoft PowerPoint: We have met the enemy, and he is PowerPoint.

The direct link to the slide mentioned in the article is Afghanistan Stability/COIN Dynamics.

I think that it is priceless!