Archive for April, 2009

Fluffy Links – Wednesday April 29th 2009

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I love the fact that the Green Party are now referencing blog posts in their press releases. They’re such social media tarts these days. (That’s a good thing)

Congrats to Flextimers and their new website.

Blasphemy is now part of defamation law in Ireland? Christ on a oops…

Teach yourself CPR with kits from the Irish Heart Foundation. They’ll be giving them away to Transition Year students and need help raising funds.

Patrick Collison mixes Mathematica with Google Analytics API. Genius, wha?

An Irish version of Maddox?

it@cork are doing one of those Microsoft BizSpark Breakfast on May 12th. Register to attend.

Will McInnes is a podcast! Woo.

Remember the band UnKLE?

Where some of the sound effects came from:

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Fluffy Links – Monday April 27th 2009

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Go Twenty.

Lily has moved. She’s getting very serious about this blogging lark now. Watch out Tommy.

Sticker fail.

Check out the EU Young Journalist Competition. Where young is a wide thing.

Nice to see one of the Dragon’s advertising on YouTube about wanting to invest in people.

Good post on figuring out your audience for talks.

Gay Marriage is happening in more places in America and the Republicans aren’t getting worked up.
Mike Tyson.

In memory of J.G. Ballard. I want to … Ronald Reagan.

Torture memos turned into song, there’s something powerful about doing this.

Russia or Ireland? Queuing for jobs

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Via AGH:

Edit: Updated text.
500+ people queue in Grafton Street, Dublin for sales assistant vacancies in Londis convenience stores.

Give your car a name? If so, what?

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Beep Beep.

What’s the name of your car? If you give it a name, is it a woman’s name?

Ginetta G26
Photo owned by exfordy (cc)

Of language and communication

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Via Helge

I’m completely ignorant of Autism, not a clue to be honest, I’m sure like so many more. When I hear or read about it I think of the wonderful Sharon and her Family Voyage blog and the passion she has on the subject. This video blew my mind wide open. Worth every second of your time. Not blew my mind in a “my god people with Autism can communicate” but in how Amanda Baggs has shown in this eight minute video just how limited my interaction with the world around me is. The first part of this is 3 minutes or so long, then comes the “translation” from Amanda’s language to ours.

Guaranteed to be the most watched video on YouTube

Friday, April 24th, 2009

In Ireland at least

KildareStreet.com – Gamechange

Friday, April 24th, 2009

John Handelaar finally released it after some of us were made aware and were sitting on the edges of our seats waiting for it. What is it? Every word, every phrase, every double-speaking utterance from the Oireachtas since 2004 (for now). All searchable, sortable and subscribable. You can even email subscribe for keywords or phrases and get alerted.

KildareStreet.com, they’re working for you afterall.

Cassidy Donie
Photo owned by Fiona MacGinty (cc)

Fluffy Links – Thursday April 23rd 2009

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Adrian has a nice way of tackling those moaning about Twitter.

Via Fergus: One London policeman talks about the stupid terrorism line.

Via Justin: The Emergency has a blog.

Toilets for aliens. Really!

Zip your Tweetie. Twink is on Twitter?

Yeah I was on Q&A.

Got this from somewhere, RC plane gets a bit too close to a jet plane:

And via Kottke is the bike-fu from this guy:

eircom innovation fund 2009 – Get your idea in before April 30th

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

100k split between four companies/ideas:

1. €16,000 cash sum;
2. One-day business mentoring session from senior eircom execs to the value of €3,000;
3. €1,000 per month for six months post-launch management fee

Full details on the eircom Labs page.

Areas to consider for a pitch:

  • Content (e.g. video, short films, animations, UGC)
  • Movies and TV (e.g. programme recommendations, listings application, information aggregation, content search, fan communities, recommender systems, discovery tools e.g. data visualisations))
  • Games (e.g. Flash games, game communities, platforms, multiplayer games, persistent worlds, avatar-based social networks, game creation tools, ratings, reviews, gambling)
  • News (e.g. personalised news gathering, news aggregation, news submission tools, communities of interest, domain-specific news services)
  • Music (e.g. Internet radio, streaming / OD services, search / recommendations / personalisation, community tools)
  • Sport (e.g. communities, results aggregation, fan communities, results prediction, betting, games)
  • Widgets (e.g. any widget(s) based on the above or additional categories)

Fluffy Links – Wednesday April 22nd 2009

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Loving this. Songs as dialogue boxes.

Great post from Twenty on health spas in Ireland. I think.

Rick talks about the RTE player but Rick *is* the RTE playa really.

Slow to point this out. Another foodie blog: I Can Haz Cook.

So who went to see the MAXRoam racing car?

Via the Enterprise Ireland mailing list, SEO Guide for Irish Businesses eBook from Cube. (PDF)

Check out the Robo Rugby finals.

What a joke, first they shut down a site because it mentioned a football fixture and now they’re going after a Twitter account.

Genius. Asking people on Twitter not to download pirate copies of movies.

Reelgood show themselves off: