Sam Kidd's thoughts on business

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2008-05-14 23:49:00.0

I'm now on Twitter

I know I'm way behind on jumping on to this one, but after reading about Twitter Phone on Pat Phelans blog I thought I had better get round to see what all the hype was regarding Twitter.

As you can see on the right hand side of the page I have my latest Twitter updates. From what little use I have given it so far I have to say I'm empressed.

You can follow my twitter updates at http://twitter.com/samkidd

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2008-01-10 01:04:00.0

FeedDemon is now FREE!


Just heard from Dan that the fantastic RSS reader, FeedDemon is now free. Thats right I said it FeedDemon is FREE!! I have been meaning to get FeedDemon for a while now but have just never got round to it.  I see on their site that they do a synchronization with the blackberry, so I will have to look at that. I have been using viigo on my Blackberry. I saw Dan was using on his iphone and I liked the way your feed were synced with your desktop.

The full press release can be found on the FeedDemon site here.

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2008-01-03 19:49:00.0

Welcome to 2008

I can't believe another year has passed by. In some ways it feels like it has just flown by, then again, it does seem like a age that I was in New York during February last year.
I have to say I'm looking forward to 2008, 2007 was busy but in someways not much happened for me. Last year was filled with a lot of ground work, which I know is important, but it just ain't as exciting to be honest. I'm now hoping this year I will see a few of these things startup.

Also the wisdom teeth coming out was fantastic. They came out on a Thursday and I was eating by Sunday. So much for my diet plan before Christmas, that didn't work so well. Still I don't know why I waited so long to get them out, I'm such a wimp when it comes to the dentist. Life in my mouth is much better now, I don't keep trying to eat my cheeks which is a nice change.

Quote : "Hard work never killed anybody but it is illegal in some places."

One of my must buys to start the year the Demotivators Calendar 2008

Also I see now on the despair site they now do T-shirts, I thought this one would be good.





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2007-11-19 22:23:00.0

Great Bank Billboard.

I love clever Ad's. Guess there is a part of me that would love to work in this area. I love finding ads that are different from the norm and you know they had a bit of fun making them.
I'm just going through my usual 'I'm bored' sites at the moment. I was looking at Coolhunter when I saw this ad.


It's from Isbank in Turkey.  This is the front view.



And this is the back view. What a great way to make people slow down
and read your ad, and remember it. Fantastic!

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2007-10-10 22:05:00.0

illy container coffee shop

This cool coffee shop is opening up in New York City, between November 28th and December 28.
It's made from an shipping container, and at the touch of a button is turned into a fully kitted out designer house. Of course this one is complete with an illy coffee shop.

 

The shop is able to transform from useless ugly shipping container, into sexy cool modern coffee house in 90 seconds.



Wish I could get my hands on one of these,  slap it in the middle of the Grande parade and open Sam&Dan's to operate out of it. I would love to see them tow that away.
I wish Cork City council would be open to having something a bit different in the city. I would love to see someone try get this passed by planning here!

There is an animated pic here of one of these push button houses opening.
The website for all the other houses this guy has designed is here.

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2006-08-26 14:38:00.0

Is this the way forward for Newspapers

 

While living in Ireland I'm always keen to try to stay up to date with what’s going on back home in New Zealand. While on the NZ Helald website last week I came across this site called www.pressdisplay.com which enables you to view the whole paper as it is printed.  I was just blown away by the site. Not only did they have the NZ Herald but also 100's of other papers from all over the world including papers that I would buy here in Ireland.

 

After looking through the site I was well impressed so I signed up to the site, which costs me $9.95 a month to read 31 papers.  Which works out cheaper than buying the paper down in the shop. It has been one of my better purchases online to date.  I now find myself reading the papers now more than I did before because I find it easier to go though them on the computer. 

Once I got into using Pressdisplay I was blown away by the features it has and just how well it works.

 

  

The screen shot above shows when you mouse over a story it highlights the heading rating how popular the story has been as well as giving you the option to have the story read out to you. You do this by clicking the red speaker. Its read out using Microsoft’s speech thing but it still pretty good. Also with one click it zooms you into the paper to make it easy to read then you can just hold down the mouse and glide around the page.  There is so much cool stuff in it I would recommend you just take a look at it. Try holding down the mouse and drawing a red circle. I was well impressed with what happens next.

 

Anyhow if you find it interesting let me know what you think.

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