The new name of Reva Health

August 11th, 2010

What Clinic

About 18 months ago I spent three weeks travelling through Eastern Europe. Before I left, I used Reva Health to arrange a few days worth of dental treatment in Budapest. The whole experience was great (and cheap!) from the consultation before my trip to the checkup performed in Dublin months after I got back.

Earlier this week RevaHealth.com became WhatClinic.com.

I stay in touch with the Caelen King, CEO of WhatClinic.com – and here are a few facts that he’s shared with me about his business:

  • They have over half a million visitors a month up from 190,000 at the start of the year
  • Every day 800 people submit email inquiries to clinics on their site and an additional 900 people call clinics on their site
  • The main treatment categories being looked for are; dental, doctors, plastic and beauty
  • The average treatment value being looked for €2,000
  • They do business in 20 different countries
  • UK is now their strongest market and is growing exceptionally well

    WhatClinic’s Blog: http://blog.whatclinic.com/
    Caelen on Twitter: http://twitter.com/whatclinic/

  • Software erosion in pictures

    November 27th, 2008

    Insightful post from the creators of Structure 101:

    http://www.headwaysoftware.com/blog/2008/11/software-erosion-findbugs/

    Dropbox

    November 7th, 2008

    I recently came across dropbox while scouting around for online storage solutions. It’s hit the nail on the head with its current feature set, it’s got a slick user experience… and best of all – it’s got tight Linux support.

    I think it’s recently come out of an invite only beta…

    Intellij IDEA 8 Released

    November 7th, 2008

    Congratulations to JetBrains on releasing IntelliJ IDEA 8 – I have been using their EAP build for a number of days prior to the official release – and am excited with the speed and stability. I know the 7.x releases have taken a bit of a beating for having a slow and bloated feel. Redemption yay! Take a look at the new features.

    (upgraded WordPress; Added Flickr / Last.fm sidebars…)

    Sony Z – Officially Launched

    July 15th, 2008

    Engadget / Gizmodo both reporting on the official launch of the new line of Sony Laptops.

    From Engadget:
    “The VAIO Z packs an option for dual SSD in a RAID configuration (which is just rubbing it in, if you ask us)”

    yes. yes it is…

    The Sony Z

    July 11th, 2008

    I’ve been really pleased with how my current laptop – The Sony SZ – has held up over the last two years. The form factor is great and it’s tough to find a similarly portable laptop that packs as much power. I just came across some information on an upcoming line of Sony laptops that will feature Intel’s new Montevina chipset.

    The Sony Z. And the specs look great…

    Core 2 Duo 2.53ghz 6mb Cache 1066Mhz FSB
    4GB DDR2-800
    Nvidia 9300M (speed) / Intel graphics (stamina)
    320GB
    HSDPA
    1600×900 13.1″ (wahey!)
    and all at ~3.3lbs

    I’ll throw in a Solid State Disk when I get one, and let’s hope it places nice with Ubuntu.

    Skype Plugin for Pidgin

    March 26th, 2008

    Skype is a quite popular at work – used for most of our online conversations with the Seattle office.

    This means I tend to have bothܧާ Pidgin and Skype active at any one time. As well as having a single consolidated view of all my I.M. accounts… I personally prefer the Pidgin interface click;

    Just came across Skype API Plugin for Pidgin – created be Eion Robb.

    UPDATE: after using this for a few days… I turned it off again. Pidgin was unstable, Skype didn’t always start automagically in the background.

    BadAlloc attempting DVD playback

    March 25th, 2008

    Last night I spent a bit of time attempting DVD playback on the latest Ubuntu – Hardy Heron Beta.

    Whether I tried vlc / totem / ogle / mplayer – I was getting the following hard crash

    X Error of failed request:  BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)

    I was running my Sony SZ Laptop in ‘stamina’ mode – which uses an Intel i810 graphics card. I had to sift through quite a few pages before I came upon a solution that worked:

    Add the following line to the Device section of your xorg.conf file:

    Option "LinearAlloc" "16000"

    Also checked out bluetooth-alsa again – came across this site to ease the installation of a2dp (stereo bluetooth headset) on Linux. Worked incredibly well – comes with a nice script to toggle between speaker/headset. VLC & Amarok play nice as soon as you select the ASLA device as ‘bluetooth’.

    (Watched a fair bit of TV over the weekend; West Wing, Lost, Southland Tales, Meet the Spartans, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford)
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    Valentines Day

    February 14th, 2008

    Happy Valentines Day Anna Lynch.

    Might numberswiki.com

    be time to change your profile picture.

    Zooom – Mac Window Management

    February 12th, 2008

    I’ve really been missing this feature for my Mac. Zooom.

    It enables resizing and moving a window with keyboard shortcuts. Similar more info

    to the “Alt + Left Click” window drag and “Alt + Middle Click” window resize I’m familiar with in linux click.