Archive for July, 2010

Fluffy Links – Monday July 12th 2010

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Vodafone UK is to become the first mobile phone operator to pass on 100% of donations to charities via text messaging, now there’s a petition to get the networks here to do the same.

Specially negotiated deals via You don’t need to be a member to avail.

The Ryan Academy has announced a new venture accelerator fund for early stage Irish tech start-ups. Bit I like is:

€50,000 in direct funding, as well as a three-month programme of support from the Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship, which will include office space, mentorship and specially-designed networking and educational programmes

Cash is handy but mentoring with the right people is worth so much more.

Nice handy app for Android phones. Say when you have left a parking spot so others can find it. Open Spot.

Via Josh Spear MyPlastiki is a catamaran constructed using 12,500 plastic bottles sailing to highlight environmental ideals.

Psycho with live orchestra in the NCH in October. Oh yes.

The Bogus Pogues (Pogues tribute band) are playing their first gig in Róisin Dubh on Friday 16th July during Galway Arts Festival. Tickets are €10 , proceeds go towards a local community gardens project in Galway’s west end.

Here they are covering Thousands are Sailing:

Happy Marchingseason

Best trailer for a conference ever? Dotconf

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

The young lad Traynor’s accent is spot on there!

Fluffy Links – Wednesday July 7th 2010

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Nice review from Cian on the new Oxegen iPhone app. Really well thought out.

I mentioned this on Twitter recently, nope, Lidl are doing hotel breaks.

SME and trying Online Marketing? Why not take Doris Murphy’s survey?

Bizcamp comes to Galway. Nice to see Enterprise Ireland sponsor it. Even if their local staff believe entrepreneurs are born, not made.

Saw Kirsten Rutherford and her Underground Restaurant on the BBC last night. Great idea and she also runs a farmers market in the house and gardens too!

The Noisy Idiot Dilemma – first 2 chapters.

via Joey

Caribou – Odessa

Bacon Explosion with Irish Pork

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Heart attack on a plate. Worth it. So we decided to make an Irish Pork Bacon Explosion last weekend. My friend Jonathan did all the work while I took photos.

Streaky bacon weaved together

Sausage meat plastered on top

Barbecue sauce put on that

Cooked bacon bits sprinkled on top

Rolled and then weaved

Fluffy Links – Monday July 5th 2010

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Swedish Pirate Party will run the Pirate Bay from inside parliament if they get enough seats. Amazing hack of the political system.

Eolai selling paintings with a countdown to zero price. Worth buying without the reductions in my opinion.

Liking the website of Luke Abbott. Lot of posts on viral marketing there. Some nice insights too.

Cork Food Web. Mini-social web.

This rocks. Inspiring and engaging talk about Facebook Games, psychology and game theory to better the world.

Delighted that the Mulley Comms Facebook study got mentioned on All Facebook and Inside Facebook.

Study of iPad and Kindle reading speeds.

Inspiring video from Stephen Fry about everything including how kindness is more powerful than justice.

STEPHEN FRY: WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN WHEN I WAS 18 from Peter Samuelson on Vimeo.

Fluffy Links – Thursday July 1st 2010

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The Paddy Games. Rejected by the Dragon’s Den. Still happening and in Cork. Course. Check out the categories. Hand of Henry! Blindfold Dash!

The Dot Conference is on July 22nd in Dub. Some great speakers there.

Fuck plastic bags. I like this bag. Sponsored by Paul Gogarty.

Another protest outside Anglo.

Nice to see expansion. Whoseview UK has landed.

Are these rumblings about the future of the Government?

Vantage Resources the IT recruitment company have an iPhone app out. Handy for job searching when the boss has banned certain job sites.

Wonder how many other articles will be titled The Kin is Dead. Long live etc.

Ideo method cards are in the appstore. Oh yes.

Frank Sinatra writes to George Michael.

Kate Bush – Cloudbusting