Archive for June, 2010

Placenames in Ireland that sound dirty but are not

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Want to add any? Leave them in the comments and I’ll amend the post later.

Did this on Facebook a while back and got a lot of replies. Here are some choice places in Ireland:

Sally Gap
Dyke Parade
Blackbox Theatre, Dyke Rd, Galway
Moll’s Gap
Effin, County Limerick
Strangalowilly, Co Tyrone
Naad, Cork
Mount Juliet
Mount Daisy
The Giant’s Ring, Belfast
South Ring Road
Skeheenarinky, Tipperary
Gaggin, Cork
Kilcock, Co. Kildare

Fluffy Links – Wednesday June 30th 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

It’s About You. Share your views on equality and human rights issues.

Google Scholar now has a blog.

Handy downloadable marketing calendar/checklist from Toddle.

New European startup accelerator launches.

Bookdepository celebrates their 6th birthday with 10% discounts you can send friends. Been using them a lot lately. Free delivery is the selling point for me. Everything I look for (bookwise) on Amazon is there too.

Google Docs will OCR a doc for you when you import it now. Nice.

“Albatross” by The Besnard Lakes

Are you de face of Barry’s Tea, like?

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Via Barry’s Tea Facebook – Want a picture of you to feature on Barry’s Tea Gold Blend packaging? You have until this evening to send in a pic of yourself which may get featured. You don’t have to be from Cork to enter. Email the pics to: Sooo much potential for poses using a tea cosy or two.

cosy tea
Photo owned by tristankenney (cc)

Fluffy Links – Tuesday 29th June 2010

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Great videos from Ian (He’s back) of Heathers in concert.

An aspiring stand-up comedian who is doing a comedy gig in each of the 32 counties blogs about the experience. No punchline.

Davey starts a series on taking good photos with your iPhone.

Just one or two spaces left for the How to build a social media campaign on July 21st with the amazing Will McInnes.

Yahoo! has a style guide. Great resource is this subsite.

Via Seán Bonner, Jotnot, turn your iPhone into a scanner.

via Ewan Anil Dash – “Defending the Indefensible”

Doctor Who playing Doctor Who, with Orbital.

Fluffy Links – Monday June 28th 2010

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Research done on Facebook usage shows ads work and status updates are looked at a lot.

I love the terms and conditions for Vimeo. Usual legal speak with the human take next to them.

Via a Snappie Turtle is this wonderful gallery of Swedish Subway stations.

Via Ben The Guardian redone to show one story per page. Simple but beautiful. No ads or other competition would mean more attention per story I would guess but attention would fade quicker too I should think?

Scissor Sisters take out a fake ad on a real escort website to promote their album. Ballsy. You wouldn’t get Boyzone doing that.

BBC interactive map of Road Deaths. Visual stats are good.

Compare this to the visual diagram on how to make Gumbo.

Want to know how to get Mayorship of a venue on Foursquare? Here.

Paul Weller – You do something to me

Fluffy Links – Wednesday June 23rd 2010

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Check out Fuse Finds – an online vintage furniture store based in Dublin. One birdcage please.

Want to find Cork people on Twitter. Handy list.

10 laws of productivity. Rule 0 – stop reading blog posts telling you how to be business efficient and do some fucking work.

Pocket Anatomy. iPhone/iPod app to look at human body. Irish made!

Irish competition to win an iPad and hotel stay.

The transport authority in London free their data and almost right away a live train Google map is made.

HP brings out remote printing by giving every printer an email address. Spam ahoy!

10 different ways you can leave the rat race and be the boss. Interesting there are so many different types of company/org.

Online gaming using just a light app with the main game residing on servers? It works in areas with good infrastructure. This is deffo the future.

deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire – Ghosts N Stuff

Fluffy Links – Thursday June 17th 2010

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Stan Carey writes an insightful piece on the Queen’s English Society. Loving the blog comments.

Offset 2010 has been announced. Grand Canal Theatre will make a nice backdrop. Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd October 2010 – Blog on design, creativity and the organic veg growing. Maybe not the last bit.

Google are now allowing property listings on Google Maps in the UK and Ireland. NI site, have already started updating the maps with property.

Are these the top 10 places to visit in Ireland? How many have you been to?

Public voting for the Irish Architecture Awards. Some impressive designs here.

How to get out of your iPhone contract in Ireland.

Dublin Garden Squares Day
Saturday 3rd July, a celebration of the glory of Dublin’s Georgian garden squares.

Bad ad placement in the Metro.

Dedicated to Fine Gael:

Fluffy Links – Monday June 14th 2010

Monday, June 14th, 2010

The IRISS Cyber Crime Conference, IRISSCON is on the 18th of November 2010 and are looking for papers/submission.

Directory for Irish research.

Very interesting discussion about cheating in the Leaving Cert.

Going to France? See where you can get free wifi.

Making a Greenhouse from smashed windscreens.

Certainly a bugbear of mine is trying to copy a link from a Google result and getting their fugly giant link. A workaround of a sort.

Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment, Computing and the Devices we Love.

Interesting interview with performance artist Marina Abramovic.

Fluffy Links – Friday June 11th 2010

Friday, June 11th, 2010

One day to Dublin Tweasure. Still time to sign up.

Free booze! Attention Seth Godin fans, Linchpins, an event to bring Sethazistas together is on Monday evening in Dublin. Go and meet like-minded people. Shaving head is not mandatory. Anyone who checks-in on FourSquare will get a free drink, plus finger food!

Rachel Allen interviewed by 8 year old Irish podcaster.

Doodlebread. South African flag Doodlebread.

Social media analysis of Hunky Dorys campaign shows some negative sentiment that was quite damaging.

Diamonds on the sole of her shoes

Dublin Tweasurehunt, the second coming on Saturday

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

After the good feedback of the first one, we have another Tweasurehunt planned for this Saturday. More clues, more fun. Prizes too. And all for free and you might encounter some interesting cultural elements in Dublin City Centre too.

You don’t really need to know Dublin well, street names perhaps, if you’re weak on this, why not join up with someone that is?

Sign up by leaving a comment on the post over here.