Posts Tagged ‘blog’

We’ve Moved to

February 11, 2010

Hey folks,

Well it’s day four of the new blog and hopefully we’ve gotten most of you to migrate over towards for that is our new home. After a good bit of work since returning from the Christmas break, we launched on Monday and have had a great reaction thus far.

We’ve got a cool new top stories box that, along with the new layout, will help you catch up with all the day’s best stories straight away.

There are also new sections for our various regular pieces like the Review of the Reviews and our How To articles, while over the coming weeks and months we’ll be getting in as much home-grown Irish content as possible, starting in fact with a piece later today on a very nifty touchscreen project at the National Library on Kildare St.

Which reminds me, I best get cracking on that.

Again, thanks for all who visited us here on our old WordPress home but the future’s bright, the future’s … and if you can get over how cheesy that sounds I’ll see you over there soon.

Cheers, JJ


We’ve Moved our Blog

February 8, 2010

Hey all, first of all, we just want to say a massive thanks to those of you who’ve been keeping up with the blog over the last few months, you’ve made it a joy to write and keep up to date.

Anyway, we’ve updated the blog and moved it from WordPress, so we can keep everything tidier and in one place without suffering the various minor headaches that having the blog hosted on tended to bring. To cut a long story short, we’ve moved our blog, and you can find it at:

I hope you guys like the new blog, we’ve been toying with it for a while now, so it should make keeping up with the blog that bit easier. Moreover, it lets us keep the content that people seem to enjoy having around on the front page, so it doesn’t just keep getting knocked around… which is always nice.

I’ll stop here, before I start to gush, but suffice it to say, we’re happy with it and we hope you are too.

We’ve enjoyed keeping the blog so far, and we hope you keep reading 🙂

See you on the new blog,

The Team

Pope Encourages Priests to Blog

January 25, 2010

In a message to leaders of the Catholic Church across the world, Pope Benedict XVI has urged them to become a little more au fait when it comes to building an online presence.  The announcement was made in a speech regarding the theme of this year’s World Communications Day (May 16), entitled, ‘The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word’. Catchy.

The last guy really didn’t like Twitter…

The Pope told members of the church, “The world of digital communication, with its almost limitless expressive capacity, makes us appreciate all the more Saint Paul’s exclamation: ‘Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel’.” Pope Benedict continued, “Priests are thus challenged to proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest generation of audiovisual resources – images, videos, animated features, blogs, websites – which, alongside traditional means, can open up broad new vistas for dialogue, evangelization and catechesis.”


Inside the Mind of Bill Gates

January 21, 2010

After finding his way onto Twitter recently Bill Gates is beginning to get into the whole idea of sharing thoughts, musings, lunch choices and betting tips. Well maybe not the last two, but he’s launched a site – The Gates Notes – to keep people up to date on what matters to the Microsoft Chairman, with elements including a podcast series, missions statements on education and pandemics and much more.

I think we’d all like to know what he was thinking here.

It’s nice, neat and simple but beyond his more extra-curricular interests, the site is bound to be an oft-quoted source for comments on any major tech news. Gates told CNET that he missed having the kind of Web presence he had at Microsoft.


United Send Twitter to the Stands

January 19, 2010

After a season where three Premier League footballers have gotten into trouble over their Twitter accounts revealing team or transfer info, league champions Manchester United have taken a no-nonsense policy to social media by apparently deleting all personal Twitter and Facebook pages.

Wouldn’t you like to know his inner thoughts?

Both Sunderland’s Darren Bent and Hull City’s Freddie Adu got into a spot of bother earlier this season by revealing info about Bent’s transfer to the North East club and Adu being dropped from the Hull squad respectively. Following on from these much publicised blunders Liverpool’s Ryan Babel tweeted “Hey everyone. I’ve got some disappointing news, I am not travelling to Stoke. The Boss left me out the squad. No explanation”, before last weekend’s fixtures. It seems that United are trying to make sure that none of their players make any similar online slip ups.


Microsoft Pulls Chinese Service Over Theft Claim

December 15, 2009

Microsoft has been accused by a company called Plurk of having ripped off its site design for its Chinese micro-blogging service. Microsoft has since pulled the service, seemingly confirming Plurks accusations.

The word comes from Plurk Labs’ own blog of Microsoft’s alleged theft, and there are no punches pulled. Instead, Plurk goes straight for the jugular and essentially lists exactly what it feels Microsoft has done and just how much of its service has been “stolen” directly from Plurk’s own service. In Plurk’s Dave Thompson’s own words,


WordPress Allows Email Subscription

November 26, 2009

WordPress has been around for years now, but outside of using a third-party RSS service, it’s been impossible to subscribe to blogs you enjoy by mail. Now though, WordPress has announced that it sorted itself out, offering by-mail subscription.

Of course, it’s only available to those who have a WordPress account sorted out, but for those of you who have all you’ll need to do is add the ‘Blog Subscription’ widget to your blog and then both you and anyone who reads your blog are good to go. From there, anyone who visits your blog while signed into their own WordPress account will be able to just click the “Subscribe Me” button and they’ll be receive updates by mail.


Google Adds New Themes to Gmail

September 4, 2009

Google often rolls out new bits and pieces to products without too much fanfare, but after so many being down on Google about this week’s Gmail outage, it’s nice to see the company rallying, offering new themes for Gmail.


Google has updated the Gmail blog to show a conversation between two of its staff and reveal four new themes for Gmail. Interestingly enough, only one of the new themes matches up with the themes released for Google’s browser, Chrome.


Things you never want to see in RMA

June 16, 2009

I made a quick visit down to our RMA lads last night to ask if there was anything on their minds that they’d like to see in a blog. We’ve been calling it “RMA” so long we’d kind of forgotten what it stands for (apparently it’s Return to Manufacturer Authorisation). They’ve got a lot more down and dirty technical work to do than we do and if you happen to wander down to them you’ll usually find people elbows deep in repair work and not too happy to be interrupted. In short, they’re loveable rogues.

They usually seem quite happy to take a look at whatever finds its way to them, but sometimes there are times when they see something cringeworthy…



That said, I was asked to pass along a single image with the caption, “Things you don’t want to see in an RMA lab.” I think it sums up exactly the kind of nervous fear I’d have if I were made deal with the volume of equipment they are. Better them than me, I suppose 🙂

If people want to see more RMA related blogs then just leave a comment or shoot us a message on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll see what we can do.

You can hit up our Facebook, here.

Alternatively, add us on Twitter @Komplettie.


Due to the generally positive response, we’re going to run a couple of blogs with the title Horrors of RMA that detail some of the reasons you wouldn’t want to work in an RMA deparment. We’ll keep going with it for as long as there are good stories in the RMA guys and people keep enjoying it 🙂