Archive for April, 2008

Take Enda With You – Stats Update

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Good enough traffic being sent to the Enda site. Over 140 members of the Bertie, Take Enda With You Facebook group and it’s growing. Will we have 300 members by the end of the week?

Cheers Greeny!
Take Enda

Update 2:
Want a “Take Enda With You” badge? 30 to give away. Link to the site if you want to avail.

Fluffy Links – Monday 7th April 2008

Monday, April 7th, 2008

John Smyth has moved blog address to Check out this amazing photo.

He read it so we don’t have to. (Una’s started something) World By Storm deconstructs Eoghan Harris in HotPress.

I bet the editor put that title in. The article is tame. Indo on us unruly bloggers and Bertie.

Meanwhile Harris again on how we were like Bertie’s murderers.

This Esquire investigative piece on a black-ops mercenary will really grab you.

I thought they did this anyway? Stanford starts a venture fund. If they did this 15 years ago…

Michael Gartenberg adds his wisdom to the TechCrunch v Demo kerfuffle: Why not skip both?

you’re better off finding a slow news week (there are plenty) when journalists and analysts are looking for something interesting to write about. Some of the best products and companies have launched this way and gotten better press, attention and overall buzz.

Gary Busey talks about snorting coke off of…

11 innovation tips from Blizzard, the World of Warcraft people.

Fred Phelps almost bankrupt. Shame.

Via Neil Gaiman – Cities at night (Narrators voice is annoying. Sounds like yer man from Dark City)

100k for this? And yeah I know I’m months late on it

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

So this Roaring 20s shitefest. Wow. I remember reading about it on Shane’s blog and I note the amount of comments left about it. Not popular at all was it? Good.

But this cost the taxpayer 100k? Jesus H. The two lads behind it seem quite cocky about it in this Indo article before it got released. Nice that RTE funds this lark to give the lads the experience they need to come back for more money and another go.

They must have known it was only a matter of time that these lads would be kings of comedy after seeing this “Irish Seinfeld” video they made. Make sure you’ve peed and are sitting down when you watch this. Those with heart conditions may need to stay away. Those that lost their sense of humour after toxic viruses may be cured after watching this:

Hmmm... not what I wanted.
Photo owned by leah.jones (cc)

Dubalin town

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Heading back from Q&A last night, walking over O’Connell bridge and I see a crowd gathering around the steps going down into the river. A Garda was heading down them while shouting to a guy in the river. Seems the guy decided he’d take a swim and the Garda was suggeting he change his mind. As this was happening a crowd gathered on the bridge cheering him on.

And fair play to the Garda, he got the guy out of the water without having to climb in. He brought him back up and they stuck a blanket around him. Then the firebrigade arrived:


Shortly afterwards came the ambulances. Two I guess in case someone else ended up in the Liffey:

Not the biggest fans of Gardai at times but rather them then me when they have to work night weekend shifts with so many nasty. violent and messy drunks all over the streets.

Fluffy Links – Friday April 4th 2008

Friday, April 4th, 2008

KM Assets now have their blog on their main site. Yay.

Never saw Roseanne Smith’s blog til today. Mmm bilingually.

You mean you missed the post where I said Take Enda With You?

Gavin has a great Bertie timeline.

Meanwhile, win tickets to see Iron Man in London. (You have to be on Facebook to enter)

People in the background of your photos can ruin things. NSFW. (But then this blog never was)

Rick Rolling via Venn Diagrams.

Kara has a good take on the TechCrunch V Demo battle going on.

Guns N Roses – Yesterdays

From the Animatrix

Matrix Medley (a bit choppy)

Bertie Ahern on Giftgrub – Piece of Me

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Shame it got cut off.

Take Enda With You

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Dear Bertie, we’ll miss you and all that but I think you could do us one final favour, if you could.

Take Enda With You.

You’re a ledge Bertie, a ledge.

Join the Facebook Group

Via Niall:
Mirror Babies and Enda

Fluffy Links – April 3rd 2008

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

All the recent RickRolling has gotten Curly K nostalgic. Well it could be called pissed off with me but we’ll collectively delude ourselves and call it nostalgic.

13 year old kid wearing a bullet-proof vest caught joyriding in Limerick. If he can drive and dodge bullets then he can join the army. Draft him.

Elly is celebrating her birthday and having a send-off party for Bertie. Do go along.

So they want to honour George Bush by naming a public facility after him. A sewerage treatment plant?

I think you might be the last person in Ireland if you haven’t seen this job advert.

Amazon launches SMS buying. Why has this not happened in Ireland (apart from We’re a nation of texters.

Sky falling sky falling. Piracy is going to make authors stop writing. What if they write maritime fiction? Yarrr.

The new sterling coins are genius. Sheer genius.

Principles of innovation from a Googler. Great points.

Via the Helevetica Blog a vid on the Gotham typeface:

Bertie Ahern resignation videos

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Yes, already.

Irish Nokia Music store opens but only for the Microsoft chosen few

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Firefox barred. MacOS barred.

Still, you can win vouchers ranging from 1 euro to 10 euros as well as an N95. Go here.

Nokia Music Store