THE BACKGROUND SHUFFLING on today's Qik View of Sunday Technology comes from our kitchen where a happy toddler discovered I could not turn newspaper pages with a single hand. So Mia scampered off with a few items that didn't make the recording session. I think she objected to the way I was using her Kungfu Panda as a key frame in my video segment. We rocketed through the Sunday Times and the Sunday Business Post, partly because the rewarming season has started (i.e., old press releases make the pages) and mostly because it's warm outside our kitchen. Too bad the Sunday Tribune has lost its way when covering Irish technology. Right! It's a lovely summer Sunday here in Ireland which means we'll be outside more than in today, trying to hack away at long grass that's taking over the back garden.
Nice one for Cartoon Saloon. The Kilkenny company has secured a 52-episode contract with the Cartoon Network. I think we should invite Paul Young and Cartoon Saloon to tell their story during Podcamp Ireland. 
Espresso Book Machine. In October, the first British store will install the Espresso Book Machine. Shoppers will be given a choice of more than 1m books to download or print. I wonder if you can beam them to a Sony e-book reader. 
Irish pupils dropping in maths. John Power, director general of Engineers Ireland, said maths and science had been the economic backbone of the Celtic Tiger and needed to be made more attractive to primary and secondary school pupils. 
Oxygen Bottles Blow Up Jet. A fault in the pilots' emergency oxygen supply might have caused part of the right fuselage to blow out of Quantas Flight 30 over the South China Sea. 
Government Laptops Not Encrypted. seven Irish government departments do not use encryption technology on officially-issued laptop computers and USB memory keys. 
Cybercrime Alert: Check Your Front Page. Many firms are unaware that they have fallen foul of online attacks. 
Why Not Corporate Social Responsibility?  Pitching the CSR line to State agencies might be a way of bringing them on board the social networking bandwagon.
Biofuels Down. Eamon Ryan, the environment minister in Ireland, has suspended a government target for biofuels to comprise 5.75% of all transport fuel by 2010.  There are real costs on biofuel production that many eco advocates ignore. 
Check your calling costs. Here's a good tip: check out CallCosts.ie. 
We Like Wireless Security Cameras. And we really like Sony's SNC-DM160. You can also get Sony IP cameras with pan, tilt and zoom features. 
Adrian Weckler on Three Blogging Platforms. Adrian Weckler uses Typepad for his blog. I've been using it for my online ramblings since July 2003. 
1. No byline because it's probably a press release. "Irish skunk cartoon wows US" in the Sunday Times, 27 July 2008.
2. Richard Brooks -- "Book Out of Stock? We'll print it now" in the Sunday Times, 27 July 2008.
3. Eithne Shortall -- "Irish pipuls drop maths and science" in the Sunday Times, 27 July 2008.
4. Steven Swinford -- "Jet wreck due to oxygen explosion" in the Sunday Times, 27 July 2008.
5. Dick O'Brien -- "Government laptops not encrypted" in the news section of the Sunday Business Post, 27 July 2008.
6. Sandra O'Connell -- "The virus that spreads cyber crime" in the "Small Business" section of the Sunday Times, 27 July 2008.
7. Savills Hamilton Osborne King selected as one of the best case studies of corporate social responsibility in Ireland.
8. Niamh Connolly -- "Ryan puts the brakes on biofuel target" in the news section of the Sunday Business Post, 27 July 2008.
9. Richard Curran -- "What are the true costs of biofuel production?" asks the Sunday Business Post, 27 July 2008.
10. Emma Kennedy -- "The mobile movers" in the Personal Finance section of the Sunday Business Post, 27 July 2008.
11. Adrian Weckler -- "Watch your house" in the Sunday Business Post, 27 July 2008.
12. Adrian Weckler -- "How to get blogging " in the Sunday Business Post, 27 July 2008.