Archive for May, 2011

Fluffy Links – Sunday May 22nd 2011

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Want to get rid of the kids this Summer? For a while anyway. Kidscamps is a national listing of camps for children during school holidays.

Prosperity’s 2011 Digital Salary & Employment Survey is out. Nice to see some folks making 130k a year in the digital space in Ireland.

Saw a review of this on The View the other night. “Iron”, by ‘one of Scotland’s brightest dramatists’ (The Times) is a psychological thriller about a woman, serving life for murdering her husband. Running in the what used to be The Lighthouse cinema. It’s a very very long play I’m told though.

Tonnes of deal websites in Ireland now. Get them all on one page with DealPage.

Learning from what works with waitresses for tips. Standing really close or being cold, both seem to work.

Really like The Index, the blog by Laura Slattery on the Irish Times website.

All Watched over By Machines of Loving Grace. New Adam Curtis BBC series on why we’re zombies run by computers.

The Album Leaf – Over The Pond

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Fluffy Links – Sunday May 8th 2011

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Watching Carl Sagan’s Cosmos at the moment so this is quite fun.

Love this copy of the early marketing/PR plan for Mint.com, lots you can learn from it. And not rocket engineering.

Bill Cullen is coming to Cork on May 21st to do a seminar on business success. 75 quid a seat.

This is mad. Check out the words in toy ads. Quite different for boys and girls.

Win a GIY starter kit.

Two craft events on:
Crafters and Artist Support Group – Thursday 19th May 8pm The Creative Space, Killiney. Email Craftconnect@gmail.com for more info

1 day Mentoring workshop for craft people and artists, Sunday 22nd May 11am – 5pm, Bewleys Hotel Leopardstown, D18

126 Special Olympics Ireland athletes will represent Ireland on the global stage at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Special Olympics Ireland want them to know that the whole country is behind them. Leave your message of support for the team on Facebook.

Placebo – Running up that hill

Fluffy Links – Sunday May 1st 2011

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

And we have a headliner. Bord Gais Energy sponsor the Social Media Awards.

Cork Social Media Course in May and Dublin Social Media Course in May. Some spaces still left. My last public training classes of 2011. And maybe longer :)

The first ever Green Energy BizCamp to be run in Ireland on the 19th May 2011, Kilkenny

One Hundred Mornings, opens at the IFI in Temple Bar on Friday May 6th. The Director will also take part in a discussion about his work at the IFI on Saturday May 7th

New blog from Raven Designs.

Hard lessons from Jeff Jarvis that won’t be learned by many in news and media. Paywalls won’t work unless you’re paying for the public not to access your rich boy’s private member’s club.

Solstice is a five day arts event and symposium that will run in Cork from the 15th -19th of June 2011 as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival programme:

Via Tara Gleeson: Looper – Impossible Things #2

So there was this boy and this girl, and they’d never met. They’d never spoken to each other or even seen each other. But one day the girl wrote a letter to the boy.