Fluffy Links – Wednesday September 24th 2008

Don’t forget to register for the Web Awards if you want to come along.

Irish Web Awards? Nah, try the Irish Hair Awards.

I’m giving a talk at the Irish Computer Society today. Call in and say hello.

The Spanish wine tasting is 2:45 on Thursday now.

This is a beautiful blog post from Robert J. Hogan.

Nice tips on how to get media attention. Worth bookmarking.

We can now map the fuzz zones in Ireland or some of them anyway,

Dear RTE, please create this app for the iPhone. An iPhone app to citizen journalism. Clever. Well done CBS.

Chocolate and typography. Yes please!

Fun with writers for hire. The Best film ever made.

I commissioned an essay from a supplier of tailor-made academic essays. I requested a 1500 word essay that was to “prove that Junior… is the best film ever made.” This essay was to make reference to various writers including Freud, Barthes, Baudrillard and Jameson in proving it’s case.

Spore becomes the most pirated game ever, one reason probably being because they filled it with crappy anti-piracy protections.

The prophesy comes true.

Kottke also adds this take from Kevin Kelly:

Anything that made purchasing and starting to play difficult — like copy protection, DRM, two-step online purchasing routines — anything at all standing between the impulse to play and playing in the game itself was seen as a legitimate signal to take the free route.

First look at the Google phone.

7 Responses to “Fluffy Links – Wednesday September 24th 2008”

  1. JL Pagano says:

    It’s a pity Robert J Hogan doesn’t invite everyone to read his beautiful blog posts! I feel like I’ve been teased!

  2. TheChrisD says:

    If my computer was good enough, I’d actually be one of those people downloading Spore illegally.

    The game itself is not worth the money, and I wouldn’t want to have to deal with all the dodgy DRM on it.

  3. markvader says:

    Robert J. Hogan’s blog is invitation only so we can only guess at its fluffyness

    p.s. Should fluffyness be spelt with an i.
    fluffyness vs fluffiness

  4. Ben says:


    Me and my hair is famous 🙂

  5. Damien says:

    Woah, blog is invite only now for me. It wasn’t yesterday!

  6. Ian says:

    A friend of mine in Bray just opened a business printing on chocolate


  7. Rob says:

    My blog was attacked by those curious geek type people who think it is fun to spam pages. Sorry for not making my fluffiness available for a while. It has now been fixed and restored.

    Thanks for mentioning me Mulley, I am honoured, and not in a sarcastic way either. I’m just glad you didn’t think it was completely post-metrosexual gay.