I should get like a golden seat or powerpoint for all the money they made off me in 2008. These are all my tickets for my Cork-Dublin journeys:
Archive for December, 2008
Over the past year and even longer there’s been four people who have devoted a lot of time helping out others in the growing Irish technology scene. They’ve given their precious time without charge to encourage and help as much as they can and it has resulted in a greater body of shared knowledge when it comes to business and tech.
Those four people are Pat Phelan, Joe Drumgoole, Keith Bohanna and Conor O’Neill. At Barcamps, Open Coffees, on blogs and on the oldskool phone they’re regularly dispensing advice and helping people make connections. I’m not sure how much people appreciate these guys but this is my little thank you card on the web for them as this year comes to a close. The Irish startup scene would be a lot poorer without these guys giving their time. Thanks Pat, Joe, Keith and Conor. Maybe we should give thanks back by talking up their work or do what they do and help out others when we can. These guys are heroes.
Head over to Indiecater and get some great Christmas inspired music from some great musical talent. Two tracks I really really liked from that compilation are: Track 12 – Nonstop Everything -There Is No Santa, Little Boy and track 15 Loxsly – Santa Got The Spins. 17 tracks for a recession busting €6.50. You can listen to them before you buy too.
Great new Irish foodie site. CheapEats.ie Cheap good food in Ireland.
Well done Keith and dbTwang on their Angel Round.
Last chance to win that $1500 phone.
Cork Tweetup tonight.
Rollerblading dwarves, how to lifehack Getty Images.
Keith is super, thanks for asking.
Marketing to the Youff. Hmmm. Not sure is this sinister or not.
I’m Courier. Not to happy with that.
George and Mrs Bush wish everyone a WTF Christmas:
Via Fabulist Angus and Julia Stone – Just a Boy
Made in Hollywood, the people behind the Web Awards props recently relaunched their website and it’s very impressive. They also have a blog but have a look at the props they’ve made for other events. Nice. Fran Hollywood from Made in Hollywood is looking for some good pics from the Web Awards of the Ws that he made. If you have any then email them on to him and he might use them in the gallery on his site.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Internet, the man behind the video intros for the Blog and Web Awards is currently battling it out on Twitter to become king of the Twitter world or some title like that and he needs your vote to be the winner. Can you help him? Pretend he’s a poor starving child that’s blind, has to walk 15 miles a day to get water (why the fuck don’t they move?) and needs a goat for Christmas.
All you have to do is be on twitter and send out the following message:
@shortyawards I nominate @mcawilliams for a Shorty Award in #personal because…
Do it for democracy, do it for freedom, do it cos he has my family kidnapped until I write this post.
Via Pat Phelan once again. Leave a comment and consider donating a small amount of cash for the chosen charity.
So how did the Ones I suggested we watch do in 2008? Not bad at all.
Another trailblazer. Nooked getting bigger and better every month.
Patrick Collison, John Collison and all at Auctomatic
Sold! Massive attention. Late Late with the Plank. Household names and names uttered by Mammies when scolding their kids for not being proactive enough.
Still the S.E.O. God in Ireland even if he didn’t enter the Geansai Gorm competition! He went through 2008 at breakneck speed, let’s hope he slows a bit in 2009!
Well Argolon and LouderVoice have been doing immensely well and once again Conor has been giving so much to the Web 2.0 community in Ireland with his constant help and sharing. Let’s hope he’s appreciate for that.
Well she moved to a new domain and battled O2 towards the end of the year over the iPhone. Mizz Golez is on the brink of a hostile takeover of the Fluffy Links with her Red Links. I think think Alexia would be of immense benefit if she can be convinced to leave the good ship Redmond.
Loved and respected by people in the Irish tech scene for her tough job envagelising Microsoft. Still the shining star she was last year.
Marcus Mac Innes
Well Pix.ie is doing rather wll thanks very much and there’s been impressive work with some rather large brands this year establishing Pix.ie as the place to be when it comes to photos in Ireland. Also won a few awards to boot!
The hardest working man in Irish technology? Net Visionary for 2008 (which I wasn’t very surprised about)
Helped organise the EU bloggers conference in Dublin this year and working like a trojan for a certain current affairs show.
In the UK Paul is establishing himself as a much respected social media ninja dispuptive maven coach. Go Paul!
Niamh is working for herself now too. Welcome to the free world!
Another cool prize from Pat Phelan. LCD Screen this time. Leave a comment and you’re in the draw.
The blogger dinner in Cork rocked. Well done Joe. Well done Dell for sponsoring a laptop too. And PuddleDucks for sponsoring some gear. The Dublin Blogger dinner rocked too and the saintly, godly and goodly Niall busted his things that shouldn’t bust by cooking for everyone. Someone got fun badges too.
Nialler’s 50 best tunes of 2008.
Michele has another rant about the IEDR and ComReg. Complete lack of transparency with this lot.
Via Michele too is a post from Hugh Durkin showing how when he wasn’t super-positive about ScreenClick, they removed him from their affiliate scheme.
Oh and eircom have a new broadband website. Very slick and quite useful.
Sepultura (without Max) – Bullet the Blue Sky (U2 Cover)