Tag Archives: ireland

Cakephp 3 Plugin – Changelogs

Ive finally gotten around to releasing this little app i was working on for Cakephp3.  I decided a while ago to abandon Cakephp 2 and go with the new version 3.

Its been a steep learning curve so i wanted to learn as much as i could.  So thats where this app/plugin came in.

The Aim:
The goal of the plugin was to allow a way to simply log tasks, changes or articles about the cakephp project your working on.

If your working on a website/project on your own you need a way to record your changes and tasks so i thought this would be an ideal way to learn and release something. Sure you could do the same with Github and better but i think its better to have something like this integrated into your application.

Screenshot: Version 1
2016-05-25

 

 

 

 

 

Version 2 Screenshot:
changelogseditv2

 

 

 

 


Github & Source:

https://github.com/gerrymcdonnell/cakephp-changelog

Eircom – enacts three strikes rule

In case youve been living in a cave for the last few days, Eircom irelands largest ISP is now looking for people to disconnect from its service. According to the details a third part compnay called “dTechnet” will be watching downloads of music on popular Peer to Peer Networks like Limewire and Torrents. They will then give those IP addresses to Eircom who will then give you 3 warnings to stop and then they will cut you off. AT which point Eircom will have lost a customer. If Ever a plan to stop Piracy seemed a bit mad then this is surely one of them.

How many people are going to stay with Eircom with kinda crap going on? Any compnay that restricts your internet access is just the same as the chinese government in my book.

You can read more about on the boards.ie forum;

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055919718

Best of the worst 7:Taxi Fares

michael-oleary-taxiTaxi prices are currently insanly high at the moment, how can a price of €6 be justified in times like these? How can a taxi into town cost €6? a 5  minute journey. Say you need a taxi to work in the morning and one again in the evening that would be €12 for the day. Now remember you can get a bus to dublin for €12 return.

It just doestnt add up really in the middle of a recession to be charging such high prices. How many times have you seen a line of Taxis going all they way past the courthouse down to the taxi rank line in crowe street not to mention the same line of taxis in Drogheda.

Surely at least a €1 reduction means more fares for the differnet taxi ranks? I know theres some talk about the taxt regulator setting the price of taxis or something but surely the price needs to go down.

Best of The Worst 5: PC World Dundalk – Are Shit

img_pcworldLet me just say that ive read the experiences of other people about PC World and they aint good.

Ive Never Been in PC World Dundalk since the same shithead who sold me a
Power Supply Refused to refund or replace it when it fucked up on me and
this was the bloke who recommended it. I lost the receipt but the same
guy who sold it to me was saying “he couldnt remember” me buying it
from him. That was 2 years ago and ill never set foot in their shit
dundalk store again.

Ive seen the whole “chaos at the till” as well usually theres nobody
on the till and you stand there looking round like a “twat” waiting for
someone to come at let you leave the shithole shop. Normally you have
to beg or ask to be let out with the stuff you need.

Apologies for the language but i really hate PCWorld.

http://bocktherobber.com/2008/02/pc-world-sold-me-a-piece-of-shit#comment-48915

Edit:
This post is about a year old but i thought id add to the Best of the Worst List.

Best of the Worst #4: Eircom – Blocking Access to the Pirate Bay

eircomI just went to visit the pirate bay website and found a message from eircom telling me that they are blocking access the pirate bay as of july.This is the first time i heard of this so i was a little surprised.

ACCESS TO THIS IP ADDRESS RELATING TO THE PIRATE BAY WEBSITE HAS BEEN BLOCKED

WHY?

On the 24 July 2009, an Order was made by the High Court requiring eircom to block or otherwise disable access by its subscribers to the website thePirateBay.org, its related domain names, IP addresses and URLs. The Court was satisfied that on the basis of the evidence presented by the record companies that the PirateBay website is a website that facilitates the exchange of copyrighted sound recordings without the consent of the copyright owners.eircom recognises the legitimate rights of the owners of copyrighted material and believes that individuals who share or download copyrighted material without the authorisation or the permission of the copyright owner are acting illegally.

The Order further provides that should the PirateBay website content be legitimatised in the future, then eircom has liberty to apply to the Court to have the Order vacated and access to the PirateBay website enabled.

eircom in compliance with the Order has agreed that access to the website the PirateBay.org, its related domain names, IP addresses and URLs from the eircom network will be blocked indefinitely from the 1st September 2009.

eircom would like to reassure customers that:

  • eircom will not monitor customer’s activities at any stage, nor will it place any monitoring equipment or software on its network in order to facilitate this block.

Of course there are ways around it and one of them i found from mulley.net which also mentions that other ISP’s in ireland are not as yet going to be restricting access to the torrent bay.

There are a few ways around it by using a proxy or you can use a website such as;

http://webmystore.com/

Taken from mulley.net

“Excerpt from UPC press release:

UPC can confirm it has received a request from solicitors acting on behalf of the Irish divisions of EMI, Warner, Universal and Sony music companies that UPC blocks access to the Pirate Bay website.

This request is separate to ongoing court proceedings between these same companies and UPC with respect to their demand that UPC take certain actions in relation to subscribers allegedly involved in illegal music downloads.

This latest request is apparently further to an unopposed court action between these companies and eircom whereby eircom was ordered to block access to Pirate Bay as of September 1, 2009.

UPC has informed the rightsholders that there is no basis under Irish law requiring an ISP to block access to certain websites and that it will not agree to a request that goes beyond what is currently provided for under Irish law.

See Adrian Weckler’s blog for more details. Eircom have confirmed it to him.”

A quick google got me news that this was announced back in February this year;
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/23/irma_demands_irish_isps_block_access_to_piracy_sites/

Is this the start of eircom stopping people from accessing the internet? It seems that this whole idea is the brainchild of the music industry who seem to have eircom “by the balls”.