THE SHORT LIST for Best Technology Blogger in Ireland includes five people who inform my judgment regularly. In fact, I depend on software that gives me smooth-running email from one of the guys and another patron saint of Irish technology saves me a minimum of €110 every month when I use my mobile phone as a web browser. I get design ideas from one of the technology finalists and dependable hosting support from another guy. My money's with a repeat win for the most clever digital engineer I've met in Ireland. I'm looking forward to hooking up with these technology experts in the Irish Blog Awards Hotel this weekend. I'll be in the hotel lobby listening to the action since the main conference centre is all booked out with standing room attendance.