Archive for November, 2010

Fluffy Links – Tuesday 23rd of November 2010

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship has opened the application form for their 1Million investment fund. Up to 24 early stage technology startup companies can avail.

Silent protest outside Dáil on Thursday holding You’re Fired signs.

Colm Tobín on the IMF coming to town.

The first allowed for compromise and nuance in Ireland over issues of identity and sovereignty. It allowed for the idea that you could be British in Ireland, or both Irish and British, or just Irish. It allowed for the idea that history carries as much shadow as substance, and that nothing is simple in our heritage. It was negotiated with imagination and openness by Irish politicians and civil servants as well as British ones.

Queer Notions 2010 – Dec 7th to 11th. I like the idea of The Bobby Sands Memorial Race:

Bobby Sands was a long distance runner as a teenager. During his time in the infamous Maze prison in Belfast, Sands wrote articles and essays on endurance and running. His essay, ‘The Loneliness of a Long Distance Cripple’, is the inspiration for Welsh choreographer Eddie Ladd’s extraordinary show The Bobby Sands Memorial Race.

Set on a 12ft X 6ft running machine, Ladd’s stunning solo piece follows the sixty six days of the hunger strike and considers the long-distance goal of resistance.

Go Google. They bring out a plugin that allows you via Word and Excel to live sync with Google Docs. And it supports more versions than Microsoft’s online offering!

The Pipe, the documentary about the Corrib Gas project, will be released at the Irish Film Institute with a gala screening + Q&A on Thursday December 2nd at 6pm

Roy Harper – When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease

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Fluffy Links – Saturday November 20th 2010

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Another Foodfight.ie competition, this one with Doodle bread.

And it’s from Cork. Nift.ie task management web app.

Despise designing a powerpoint deck? Outsource it.

An IGNITE Information Evening which will include talks on Wealth Creation and Idea Generation will take place on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 6pm. To register for this free seminar email ignite@ucc.ie

Researchers throughout Ireland are invited to the 6th Annual Scientific Workshop of the National Access Programme (NAP) which takes place at Tyndall National Institute in Cork on Wednesday 26th January 2011.

Loving this Cake Stands made from old plates.

Preventing suicides by projecting an ad on to the river under a bridge.

Digable Planets – Where I’m From

Fluffy Links – Monday 15th November 2010

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Not my idea, so after some banter on twitter a website gets created that lets people know Is Mulley On a train? I think it’s genius. I would though.

I’m compiling a list of Irish Online Retailers to get Christmas gifts from this year. Are you one? Add yourself here. To see the list so far have a look here.

And on that: Do Irish websites make money?

Now this is a nice patriotic ad for Ireland. I thought it was by the IDA to start with, it should be:

And yes, I agree. Being There is a fantastic movie.

Ghost and Entity removal. Thank you Internet.

City Tickets. Take pay and display machines and allow them to be used to log issues with your City Council.

Username and password in the one box. Like it.

Hidden Cameras – Boys of Melody – A Take Away Show. Walking down by a river while performing this. Lovely.

Fluffy Links – Monday November 8th 2010

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Two competitions over on Foodfight:
Win a voucher from James Whelan Butchers.
Win tickets to the Food and Wine Magazine Christmas show.

When first I heard you could talk to smoking doctors online, I thought it was something different to the Quit Smoking clinic….

An Post Mobile App lets users, track and trace that letter or parcel, find the nearest post office and calculate postage for everything from a postcard to a parcel all from their iPhone, iPad or iTouch.

Contemporary Music Centre’s new music::new Ireland salon series. The first Salon takes place in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall, 6pm – 7pm, 10 November 2010.

Fluffy Links – Friday November 5th 2010

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Fantastic. A marketing ROI calculator. Web based and free!

The 2010 Boards Photo Book is being launched on November 20th. As usual, all money goes to charity.

The third series of Dragon’s Den has a closing date 28th of November for those that want to submit their idea. Ah g’wan.

Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide app has been updated. More content and even premium content!

Check out this massive waste of money. Grants given to iPhone app creation for the Arts. Clones of existing ideas. A funding system that already exists and a hologram about Irish coffee for only 180k.

Freshmilk clothing from Cork has made a range of tees in support of Movember.

Dead Cat Bounce have made a moustache inspired single in support of Movember that’s out this week called ‘Everytime You Shave A Moustache Dies’