Although the welcome ceremony for ICANN Lisboa isn't until tomorrow morning the venue in Lisbon's financial district, has been buzzing since yesterday.
Delegates from every corner of the globe were arriving in dribs and drabs throughout the day. A lot of the Americans had arrived early in the morning, so were quite jetlagged. Good strong coffee helps
I'm sitting in Dublin airport waiting to board a flight to Madrid before heading on to Lisbon.
I seem to be cursed!
Since I really did not relish the idea of getting caught on the M50 (aka the longest carpark in Ireland) I drove up last night and stayed near the airport. I don't enjoy rushing, so I left the hotel with plenty of time to get to the airport to checkin etc.
Of course I could have taken my time as the flight is, of course, delayed!
If I had been running late, of course, it would have been leaving on time
Ah well - at least I can't miss it!
Ireland's crudest, funniest and consistently best blogger, Twenty Major, has signed a book deal.
I just wonder will the "c" word be used to punctuate each and every paragraph! I can see it getting an "R" rating or similar (if such a rating existed for books....)
More coverage on ENN
I've been using a Microsoft Natural keyboard for the last couple of years both at home and in the office.
The time has come for me to replace the keyboard at home, as it's beginning to have issues with certain keys etc.,
So what kind of keyboard should I get?
I've looked at some of the really cool projector style ones, but they're totally impractical.
I've got quite large hands and hate small keyboards
I don't mind noisy keys, but the quieter the better
I've been in contact with several people who are going to Lisbon for the ICANN meeting, but several others won't be able to make it this time which is a pity.
If anyone is going that I haven't been in touch with let me know
I was looking forward to it, but since a few people have confirmed that they will be there I feel a lot better.
The only thing I'm trying to work out now is whether I'll be able to make it into the centre of Madrid and out again on the way over (without missing my flight).
It didn't take too much to find the flipside to the latest adsense addition.
Pay per action (beta) is where it's at.
Until people gain access to the beta program we can only guess what will be inside, but the concept of only paying for specific user actions is definitely attractive.
More on the official blog
Darren mentions that Google have launched the beta of a new addition to Adsense - AdSense referrals (beta)
Unlike "normal" adsense, you don't get paid per impression or per click. You only get paid based on actions defined by the advertiser (where's the adwords end of this to see what the setup is?)
Hopefully this won't become one of those endless betas like the Adsense for RSS / Feeds that seems to have vanished, as it could be a very interesting addition to people's arsenal.
EDIT: There's also a post on the official Adsense blog
Over the last few months we've all been hearing about the PlayStation 3. First there was expectation, but then that turned to disappointment as the European launch was postponed until March.
So with the launch only a few days away what do you think?
Have you booked yours?
Do you even care?
Personally I won't be buying one, as I don't like consoles, though I know a lot of people who are going to jump at the chance, but the price is more than a little offputting.
At over 600 euro a pop it would have to be truly impressive!
Krystian, who is back in Ireland again, wants to see what the Irish think of the Poles and what the Poles think of the Irish.
Hopefully people will take the time to engage with him.