Archive for January, 2010

Fluffy Links – Tuesday January 12th 2010

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Not the Nuacht: Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey has been acclaimed the “melting Messiah” after his mere presence in the country brought an end to the Big Freeze.

Best Irish Albums of 2009.

Dermot on leaving a big company and moving to a young startup.

New sports blog called

Cybercom are looking for a Media Account Director. Is it you?

The theme of this blog is called Kubrick. It’s the default install of new WordPress blogs. It bothers too many people that I haven’t changed to another template all the years I’ve been blogging. Some history of the Kubrick theme.

Nice idea. The web census.

Tiger Woods Gatorade fun.

Wolfram Alpha gets into physical activity data. Nice take.

Monitor your sleep cycle with this iPhone app. Tip: Stick the iPhone on airplane mode.

Temple of the Dog – Hungerstrike

Sir Henry’s documentary – 120bpm

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

via Mr. T.

Rest of parts here.

Wiki for Sir Henry’s.

Fluffy Links – Monday January 11th 2010

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Unemployment map of Ireland over the past few years. The bad news map ):

Find a band has launched. It aims to be Irelands largest live music directory.

February 4th. Mediacontact are doing another Social Media Unspun (or Unspoon!). Starring yours truly.

New blog (to me) Eugene Loughlin’s blog.

Sing-a-long Sound of Music, Sugar Club, Sat February 6th. Facebook Page, tickets.

RENT. Cork Opera House, March 3rd to 6th. (Facebook Events link)

For the snowbound people. iPhone used as a hand heater. iPhone processor to 100%. Battery life probably 15 minutes.

Interesting to note that the Proposition 8 case in California will be recorded and put on YouTube.

Jónsi (lead singer from Sigur Ros) has an album coming out, really interesting to hear him sing in English.
Jónsi – Boy Lilikoi

Digital Festival, Dublin, Feb 24th 2010

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

There’s a conference on digital/social/earned media called “The Brainfood Store – Digital Festival” being run on February 24th. I got an email about it from the organisers. There seems to be a whole heap of these out there at the moment but there are three fantastic speakers that caught my attention:

Peter Kim, Managing Director, the Dachis Group.
Shel Israel, author – Naked Conversations & Twitterville.
Russell Davies, organiser of Interesting, blogger, author.

Tickets are €275 until January 31st, then they go up. I’m happily paying that to see these guys. I’ve seen Shel and Russell talk before, Russell’s blog is one of the blogs I click on first thing each morning and Peter’s company is changing the way businesses work by changing the way they communicate internally and externally.

OpenHW Audience
Photo owned by psd (cc)

The Dublin Tweasure Hunt

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Weather permitting of course. January 30th. 2ish. Ends 5ish. Note emphasis on ish.

Goblin 612
Photo owned by Everfalling – FREE GIRAFA! (cc)

Want to take part in a treasure hunt around Dublin City Centre? Powered by Twitter. Follow this Twitter account. Cash prize but the glory is the big thing, right? Clues sent out via Twitter so phone with a Twitter client will be handy. You may be asked to take photos while running about and send them back to HQ via Twitter too. Full details in the next few days. Prepping you for it now. Teams of up to 6 permitted. You can tag along without a team if you want though.

Massive thanks to Willie White , Project Arts Centre and Alexia Golez from Golez Heavy Metal Extractions for building this game.

Mulley events for January 2010

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Mulley events coming up this month.

The Marketing Institute Cork has a Marketing @ Night event on Thursday 14th January, 6pm . I’ll be giving a talk on business/marketing online.

On January 15th, staying in Cork I’ll be at the Press Council Privacy Seminar talking about: Blogging and Privacy. Jury’s Hotel, Western Road, 2pm onwards. Can’t find anything on their site.

I’m giving a free Online PR course in Dublin on the 23rd. Booked out. Queue of 40 for anyone that drops out. Stay tuned though as I’ll be making all the documentation for it free to download.

I’ve been asked to do a business blogging training course in Cork so that’s on the 25th. Limited spaces as it’s a workshop too. Takes place in Cork Airport International Hotel.

On the 27th I’m giving a talk at the Cork Chamber of Commerce on the usual suspects.

Fluffy Links – Thursday January 7th 2010

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

A must-read blog post from Sinéad on changing the world. Oh and she’s looking to intern in usability.

Blag nua. Advertising is dead. Not like blogging is dead, mind.

New blog. Harmless Noise.

Nice op-piece on Iran by Sandeep.

Motorocheck’s best selling car list of the past decade shows how rich this country was. Or debt laden.

The worldwide weblog awards have been canceled this year due to funding issues it seems.

Nancy Duarte blogs about the Alt-MBA programme. MBAs with clever people, without the pricey costs.

Wow, really geeky. iPhone controlled RC helicopter.

Thick ccents are making a comeback as a way to identify yourself or create an identity it seems. Wonder does an increasing mid-Atlanticising of accents cause this backlash?

No need to buy the first five seasons of lost. Summary in just a few mins.

And again thanks to Jim Carroll

Freelance Whales

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Jim’s show on Phantom last night played this band Freelance Whales, liked the song right away, caught a few more of their songs on their mySpace. Got the album. I hope they come to Ireland soon.

This is them live in a train station. Love the reaction of the girl to their sound:

And another fuller version:

Fluffy Links – Tuesday January 5th 2010

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

He’s gone. Sadsies. Manuel’s back. Gladsies.

A student at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology is doing a research masters in the area of social networking sites. She needs some help with her survey. Please take a short few minutes to help her by answering some questions.

Speaking of which, Facebook tripled in size in Ireland in 2009.

MediaContact (D: I do training events with them) are having a good news Friday on the 22nd. Send them good news and they’ll press release it for you.

Freedom of information requests show Minister Eamon Ryan likes his Cake.

Nice trends on Daddy Van Morrison and recent media coverage.

This is how you present like Steve Jobs.

Via YANP: Stream Contra, the new Vampire Weekend album from their mySpace.

Beach House – Heart of Chambers

While you’re waiting

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010