Archive for December, 2008

Colonel Klink joins Enda’s Heroes – Gun pics to follow?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

So Fine Gael have a new Deputy Communications Officer.

Former Defence Forces Press Officer, Commandant Feargal Purcell, has today (Monday) taken up the position of Deputy Director of Communications with Fine Gael.

Just wondering, was it on his watch that Wee Willie had his gangsta pic taken? Will Enda be next for the street style photos?

Wee Willie and his big gun

Fluffy Links – Tuesday December 9th 2008

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

BarCamp, then 3DCamp, then BizCamp and now TeenCamp? A barcamp style event for teenagers in Ireland. Run by them, for themselves. Know any teens who would go or contribute? Sponsors and all the rest wanted too.

Want to go to a free movie viewing in Dublin on the 18th? Movie Awards/Poll. Get voting.

Meanwhile, vote for Jen!

The Polish are leaving Ireland quickly.

Steve makes Ars Technica. Well done.

Someone tries to get sued by Declan Ganley. A rare event.

o2 being gobshites, say it ain’t so!

Presentation Zen webcast on Thursday.

Cunt is news. So says RTE.

Nazi Gnomes. Nanana.

WikiScanner Version 2.0 is out.

A building. A mile high.

Department of Eagles – No One Does It Like You (Live)

Dance – Lykke Li & Bon Iver doing ‘Dance Dance Dance’ in L.A

Monday, December 8th, 2008


Monday, December 8th, 2008

There’s no worse time to leave that safe pensionable job and there’s no better time to start that business with your limited resources.

* But starting a business now is tougher than ever. And?

* I know nothing about web apps or code. And?

* I’m not sure I can get a grant for this. And?

* But have you seen the trouble blogs can generate. And?

* Remember the bubble! And?

I stuck up a video about procrastination on the site this weekend and it’s a very Irish thing that we target reasons NOT to start a business and take a risk unlike the American model where it’s about the positives and the attitude is obstacles can be taken care of. Just like the video, there will always always be reasons (many valid) not to start a business in this country. Even a failed or failing business is good for Ireland as the money spent stays local, knowledge is shared, scars are earned.

Confusion and Happiness Street Graffitti Background
Photo owned by Halima Ahkdar (cc)

Here’s a reason to try out that idea, to work for yourself, to develop that web app:

You can always go back to living in medicority, taking shit from a boss who is flailing about in a bumbling along industry. You’ll have learned more practical stuff in one week working for yourself or in a small startup than you’ll ever learn in a lifetime in that pensionable job. Would you take a risk for love? Would you do it for business?

And you don’t have to give up that day-job just yet anyway. 9 to 5 jobs are just that. Switch off and back on at 5.01 and work til midnight on that new business.

And don’t start wasting time on fucking lists.

Fluffy Links – Monday December 8th 2008

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Not a sausage… Rashers though!

Liveblogging the Apprentice tonight?

Michele responds to the article in the Business Post that business blogs ain’t all that. Brendan also has his say.

Five things. Olympic boxing.

Blog I missed. Cork Silver.

New Cork-based Sports blog that’s been email us all about being about: Jump the Fence Baby.

Rewatch Vincent Browne go from nought to jugular in about one second as he interviews Eamon Ryan. Why doesn’t he do that to all those in the Government though or even the limp opposition?


Irish book banned in the UK cos Tom Cruise don’t like it.

State’s best 25 albums of 2008.

Police and thieves and bouncers in Dublin.

Mad Men go 30 Rock for a while. Don Draper as someone else? No. Oh hang on.

Look who took the pic as well as the pic.

Congrats to Eoin et all in Slattery Communications for their new Facebook App.

Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal

Getting my stuff done

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Edit: Now with extra D!

Nyom Blog Blog Nyom Nyom Blog Blog Blog

Friday, December 5th, 2008

There’s a Cork Bloggers late-lunch thingymajig on Monday, December 15th, 5pm. Organised by Joe.

Photo owned by jcorrius (cc)

Then on Tuesday December 16th there’s another slapup meal in Dublin for the bloggerati.

Sign up to go along, if you’ve not gone to one of these events before then come along, you’ll be made very welcome.

Photo owned by jcorrius (cc)

Wordle of

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Via Ciarán. Looks like it’s only of the current front page. Phew.

Mulley Wordle

Fluffy Links – Friday December 5th 2008

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Sweary is back.

Best Wedding Photos and Wedding evar!

Sabrina did a great blogging masterclass the other day and her slides are online. I’ve certainly learned a lot from the slides alone. I shoulda been there, shoulda woulda…

HPV vigil happening in Cork and Dublin on December 10th.

Via David The blog of Hackett|Flynn Publishers Agency.

New blog: Assistant to the Brand Manager.

Paul Dervan found this absolute gem of a service for finding and seeing photos on Flickr called
Rowan points out a great presenter.

Via Chris. It’s the fact they rectangled out the horse’s eyes for the photo that’s hilarious.

Very handy tips for PR companies
that want to get digital but these guides apply to ALL businesses that want to keep up to speed with the world.

Synch your Facebook with your mac address book.


Via Fabulist: Washington – Clementine

Via YANP: Magic Weapon: “Charles (The Red One)”

Gilmore for Taoiseach, Bertie for President and Paisley for Pope

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

The Obama kool aid is in effect in Labour too. How many times did Gilmore say change?

Anything less than Gilmore becoming Taoiseach (what are the Paddy Power odds?) will make their recent conference look like a complete farce. Check out all the Gilmore for Taoiseach Posters:

Gilmore for Taoiseach, stupidity for currency

One further comment, how many people under 30 years of age are up on that stage? New Labour, old bones:
New Labour, old bodies

Oh and: Cringe. (Isn’t that the tune to Oh Christmas Tree?)