EVERY SUNDAY, I try to record a few thoughts, via a short video, related to the Sunday papers in Ireland. Since the middle of December, it's been challenging to upstream those video clips because I live in a weak signal area and I have no broadband in my home. It sometimes takes 30 minutes to upload a 10-minute video clip. The clips are stored at Qik.com/topgold and would download via iTunes if desired. This week, I sliced my Sunday report in two because several items from the Sunday Business Post deserve special attention, such as David McWilliams insinuating either leaving the euro or wildly violating government debt spending limits , Realex increasing revenues by 32% and OpenJaw Technologies apparently flying strong on three of four engines.
Movidia Video Editing on Mobile Phones. While I would settle for gettig Flash to play through the browser on my Nokia E90, Irish company Movidia is announcing a chipset that could be pressed into the baseband of mobile phones and enable editing of video clips.  SonyEricsson Cybershot phones permit rudimentary video editing now but from the blurry pictures I've seen of Movidia, much more is possible with an extended chipset. Jupiter Research says the mobile phone market is worth $7.3 billion annually.
Deep Cuts in Irish Second Level Education. Not known for his defense of Irish education, the current Minister for Education is studying plans to cancel Transition Year, eliminating debating events, and stop-cocking supports for special needs students.  One of the knock-on effects is that Transition Year technology programmes run in Tipperary Institute would no longer provide young teens with hands-on trials of programming classes.
Online and Inexpensive. There are so many ways of getting major price breaks for electronics goods in Ireland. Shane Kiernan of DealHunter plans to buy in Northern Ireland and sell online to customers in the Republic. 
Twitter gets Half Page Treatment. After some hands-on tweeting, Adrian Weckler says "all the signs are that it is here to stay." He points to several Irish tweeple who have more than 1200 Twitter followers. 
0. David McWilliams -- "Time for us to start singing from a different hymn sheet" in the Comment section of the Sunday Business Post, 25 January 2009.
1. Gavin Daly -- "Upwardly mobile" in The Sunday Business Post Business Interview, 25 January 2009.
2. Martha Kearns -- "Schools face drastic cuts" in the News Focus section of the Sunday Business Post, 25 January 2009.
3. Susan Mitchell -- "Former banker cashes in on lucrative cross-border trade" in the News section of the Sunday Business Post, 25 January 2009.
4. Adrian Weckler -- "Twitter in the spotlight as Bebo and Facebook look on" in the Sunday Business Post, 25 January9.
Sent mail2blog using Nokia E90 O2-EDGE Typepad service from Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland.