An Post have issued a press release on their new mobile phone top up facility available from Monday. Now aside from the fact that you won’t see any details on An Post’s own website for some time yet (even though press release has been released and is already getting media coverage), you can find details on the PostPoint website.
IPCop has a built in (although sometimes broken) download/apply UI for patches / security updates. However, it is broken sometimes, and there are times where it’s easier do it over SSH (slow, or unreliable connectivity, for example). Having Googled a bit, there wasn’t an immediate or obvious solution, so I dug around in the CGI scripts to see how it’s done.
Now that the hurling championship is in full swing with RTE and TV3 providing coverage, and with Rugby season over (bar tests which are not on Setanta anyway), I’ve no need for Setanta for the next while. So I went about cancelling it today.
First and foremost, they don’t provide a geographical number, just an 0818 “Universal Access” number (whose original intent was to be a standard “national” rate, but now most providers charge a premium for calls, most don’t bundle, and mobile operators smack on quite a profit). So I use Skype (to beat my Digiweb Metro rates and my o2 rates).
The .ie domain-only retail price comparison now has a new permanent home at http://cgarvey.ie/blog/ie-price-comparison/!
Listening to a piece on Newstalk about the barrier-free M50 tolling, I decided to lookup http://nra.ie. However, as with a lot of sites still (in this day in age, yada yada), that address doesn’t work, and you need to use www.nra.ie.
However, if you visit the former, you’ll be prompted for a username/password for bfcnet.into.ie. www.into.ie is the website of the INTO (Irish National Teachers Organisation).
Sites not working unless you use the www. are annoying enough, but sites that use the root domain (nra.ie in this case) to point to a non-public website, or a website of a different meaning altogether are far more annoying.
Both are hosted with Novara (now a part of Digiweb), but I’m not sure who is responsible for the sites.