One of those good short reads on the internet that actually benefits you:)
The Protect our Water leaflet came through my door yesterday, the one asking people to register their water treatment systems or septic tanks with their Local Authority. The front page reads “By protecting our water, we protect our environment, our health and our jobs” but the inside pages take a much more threatening tone.
Stating that properties not registered by the due date will be at higher risk of inspection
And that if you do not register, you are committing an offence and are liable for prosecution. No mention of the possible damage to your water supply which would be a far more motivating factor for people, no, I mean, the heavy handed approach worked so well for the property tax!
People are willing to get on board with these schemes when they see the possible positive impact it could have on their environment. Using threats does not get people on side, it just gets their backs up.
And not even a thank you!
When I google myself, I’m shocked to see how much rubbish I have left lying around the internet. Obsolete profiles on Bebo, 123people sites who just lift your picture and details from facebook and display them, my grooveshark playlists, not to mention all the sites that just create a page about you and wait for you to find it, claim it and correct all the info. This is especially true if you have signed your business up to any directory sites, it seems to start a chain reaction where your details end up all over the internet, sometimes in very inappropriate places, and contexts.
So what to do! I read this post the other day outlining 14 steps to cleaning up your name’s search results. It is a bit of work, but if you don’t like what you see when you google yourself it might be worth doing.
The Kerry Coast is falling apart! These photos were taken last week at Sás Creek, near Brandon where massive chunks of the cliff slipped into the sea.
Thanks to County Kerry Harbour Bye Laws Protest for the photos
This is more than an educational website, it allows you to customise your learning experience and create modules for other people to use too. I’m only learning the ins and outs now but I think I’ll be spending some time on this site. Particularly enjoying the Sound Reasoning module:)
This is a timelapse I made of the guys from B&C Joinery http://www,bandcjoinery.ie fitting a stairs!
My good buddy Ray Wingnut from Wingnut Records recorded and released this song and video to raise some funds for his expanding record shop chain in Ireland. Support Irish music by buying it at http://deadballspecialist.bandcamp.com/