Archive for July, 2008

Saw the Dark Knight

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

It rocked.

Met Rick. You know, that rocked more. Wearing the pimp hat and feather though and the cane? Does he think he’s Gerry Ryan now or something?

Good to see the blogternity there too. Big up to fab movies site too. How many of the audience will go and see it again and more than once? A lot I’d say. How many straight men will not find Christian Bale hot but will have a man crush on the Joker?

Oh and I’m on the road at the moment so blog service will return soon enough. I challenge y’all to do your own fluffy links. wants your feedback

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I’m working with Roger from at the moment to get feedback from the Irish Blogging Community on how they want to see progress. A survey is now up asking people what changes they’d like to see to the site and in what priority. Roger won an Award at the first Blog Awards for his contribution to the Irish Blogging community because of the way brought so many of us together. It’s still a community focused site today.

There will be some changes to the way the site looks as well as some under the hood changes to add some features which will hopefully make the site even more useful. While we’re excited about some of the changes we think can be made, the crowd and the community always trump the ideas of a few. So tell what you want to see from the site.

Please also spread the word and encourage as many others as possible to give feedback via the survey. The more the merrier.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday 22nd July 2008

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

This rocks. Lidl Treats. A blog about good stuff you can get in Lidle. Read this nice list of good stuffs. Now if they got their feed added to Twitter. Such a great concept for a blog.

Recessions are good now? Scarcity is too.

Wine in a can. A beautiful can though.

This is broken. Nice site on bad design.

So you can get around someone blocking their phone number?

Anyone applying for Seedcamp?

FFFFound and fonts. Yum.

The Pleasure of Finding Things out. Richard Feynman. This is part 1 of 5

So a wrestler asks for a chair to belt a guy. A possible drunk audience decides on mass participation:

Via Nialler9

Little Boots – Ready for the fun (Hotchip cover)

Facebook changes ad structure

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Via Email from the ad team:

The most basic change that you’ll notice is that ads will now appear on the right side of Facebook pages instead of on the left. The new placement integrates the ads into the new site design in a meaningful way. As many as two ads may show at one time on any given page.

In addition to these changes, you will also see a new ad on the home page. This new ad is located just to the right of the News Feed, and will initially run a limited set of advertisers. As this space continues to evolve and improve, we’ll provide more details.

So at least three ads on a profile now? (Not including banners) General users can’t bid on the one next to the newsfeed. We’ll see more tomorrow I suppose when the new look goes live.

Recommendation Cards

Monday, July 21st, 2008

I’ve been thinking for a while about the way I do business and how at various talks and training gigs I recommend various people. I even have an “I recommend” page on this here blog. I carry some cards of people around but honestly I’d love to carry more cards if I had room and then there’s the issue of topping up on the cards.

So I was thinking of getting cards printed with maybe 7-8 lines with a check box on each line and list those people from my I recommend page. When talking to someone then I’d say “This guy here” as I tick the box next to Richard Hearne, for example. Or tick two or three boxes. Much easier than people writing their details down.

So each line would have:
Person’s Name/Business Name – What they do – Web address

Or something like that. I wonder would an enterprising printing company bring out a template to make this easy for people? It’s a mini social network on a piece of paper. If we can do the Tuesday Push on blogs, we could do another form on cards. However, the recommendations should be genuine and there shouldn’t be horsetrading of the type “I’ll put you on my card if you’ll put me on yours”.

Anyway, I must go printing these.

New Music (minus one)
Photo owned by surprise truck (cc)

Irish Web Awards – Draft Categories released

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Irish Web Awards Categories. Subject to change though they probably won’t. Happy to include some categories that have not been catered for before.

The 2008 Irish Web Awards will take place in the Radisson SAS, Dublin on October 11th

Yeah, sponsorship is being sought. Remember you cannot seek nominations or be nominated if you are a sponsor. Or nominate your clients’ sites. If you want to sponsor then email contact [at] Category sponsorship and headliner sponsorship is being sought.

Nominations will open in August.

Fluffy Links – Monday July 21st 2008

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Good morning and Good luck Rick!

The National Irish Food Awards. Nice one Kieran.

Staying with food, Donal has done a redesign of the The Good Mood Food Blog. And he’s gotten a book deal!

Green Ink has fun with web stats.

The blog of young Chris D.

Here finally is that list of WordPress Installers and Designers.

Nice example of crowdsourcing at work.

Free Our Data, the blog. – A Guardian Technology campaign for free public access to data about the UK and its citizens. We should have an initiative like that here.

Cute. If you like Mr. Dynamite.

Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes:

Hat tip Dave. Does it offend you, yeah? – Epic Last Song:

Word of hand

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

At a recent meeting/event thingy someone mentioned a client wanted to build buzz about their new product which was aimed at high-end professionals in a specific area of a large city. But didn’t want to explicitly state what the service was going to be. And they wanted it to be “viral”.

I had considered targeting the clubs where these rich boys go to act out their large egos. When they go in to said club handstamp them with the name or logo of this new service. Nice gold stamp or something like that. Or a gold bracelet thingy.

And then Piaras mentions your hand has now become advertising space. It could have been me…

Bjork – Isobel (Carcass Remix)

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

As just played by Phantom

Online Marketing on YouTube – The Wrong way

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Fucking hell.

I thought this was that German “safety” video where it all goes wrong.