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Few more sponsorship opps for the Web Awards

Monday, September 29th, 2008

A few more sponsorship opportunities have popped up for the Web Awards.

Fluffy Links – Monday September 29th 2008

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Congrats to the 5 companies shortlisted for Best New Web Application/Service at the Moviestar Web Awards.

Few days left to enter the Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards.

Recruit Ireland now has a blog. G’wan ya good thing.

Worth going to methinks. October 6th in Dublin. Radisson SAS Royal Hotel. The Enterprise Ireland ICT Technology showcase will feature over 40 technologies in three categories, 10 presentations by researchers, 21 demonstrations in the third level exhibition area and 10 technology posters in the poster session.

Kevin Kelly has a great essay on life and how tough it is to get started. C’mon scifi fans!

Time to buy the Godfather, again.

So Google finally is indexing audio. Small sample set to start with but I’m sure it’ll expand.

When their lips move. Tell when a politician or celeb is lying.

Via Cormac:
The Presets – My People

Mulley Communications

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

I guess I should have blogged this before the Sunday Times mentioned the company name.

Once the Web Awards are over and done with, Mulley.ie will be the home of Mulley Communications Ltd. Once again built and designed by the amazing John Blackbourn. After much pushing and encouragement (you happy now Keith?) I’ve now left the dayjob and am working for myself. The various training bits and bobs I’ve been doing will hopefully keep me going for the next while. What started off with Business Blogging training has now moved into Online Marketing training, Media/PR training and early next year (after I do some study) I’ll be giving training on Presentation Skills, something I think is really lacking in most companies.

Training is the core of the business with a bit of consulting and mentoring as well but I see myself as a trainer first. Of course there’s the Web Awards sideline and Mulley Communications are also working on two products for the media and advertising industry. More on that in January!

Now back to Web Awards planning…

inrgb business card front
Photo owned by in RGB (cc)

Fluffy Links – Saturday 27th September 2008

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Since I missed them yesterday.

So are the Golden Spiders going through the short lists of the Irish Web Awards, pimping for business? If they are, great, because all those sites deserve the attention. Pity they’re being asked to cough up money and pay to play at the Spiders.

Free book!

The Websters’ Dictionary aims to educate on the web’s potential to motivate groups and enact change on broader issues, all while keeping in mind the complexities inherent in organizing movements online.

Well that demo about the Property Market did well. Tonnes of coverage including the Indo.

Amherst college.

Students in the class of 2012 who registered computers, IPhones, game consoles, etc. on the campus network by the end of the day on August 24th, the day they moved into their dorm rooms: 370 students registered 443 devices.

Fabulist has a great piece on George Formby and his wife.

They were not, they were told, to perform before black or mixed audiences. They were to perform to whites only. Beryl got on the phone – ‘Why don’t you piss off, you horrible little man?’, she declared, and hung up.

George and Beryl cancelled their planned tour. They performed instead a free 20-show circuit, to black shanty-towns and halls only.

The wine tasting at Bubble Brothers went well. Julian blogs it up.

So Google patented a phone that can easily and automatically switch carriers in an area depending on price. Yeah, all you need then is a set of mobile carriers that are cutthroat and are not in a comfortable monopoly/duopoly/rigged market. Not going to happen anytime soon is it?

The Earth Dies Screaming: Tom Waits music set to 28 Weeks Later:

Are you one of the 300 Web Awards Warriors?

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Update: Forgot to thank The Ken for this. Yes, THE Ken, he’s so cool he has a The before his name.

Moviestar Irish Web Awards

Irish Comms Minister uses Boards.ie to get feedback.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

I’m impressed. Post here. And it was him, not a handler or some joker.

The event the Minister is inviting people to is a roundtable discussion or rather 12 tables of people discussing the Broadband issues. Representatives from Govt, the telcos, consumers, the regulator and wider industry will be at each table, if I correctly recall what I was told.

Places are limited so if you want to have your voice heard you can join the NGB discussion forum on Spammado
and give your replies to questions there. It’s very odd though that the forum is marked as private and invite only. It should be made public for people to read the replies from people. It also has pathetic rules (stored in a powerpoint file)such as “We will delete any bad language!”.

How does one call bullshit in a succint way? When you do enter that forum (if given access), you’ll see it almost right away.

Despite all those issues, please do try and join and get your opinion viewed. If you have issues let me know, you can always post your comments here.

Ry Cooder – I knew these people

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

This is from the Paris, Texas soundtrack. The video is boring footage. Just listen to the audio if you have about 9 minutes to spare.

McCain suspends Letterman appearance, Letterman pays him back

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Makes lots of sense too…

Fluffy Links – Thursday 25th September 2008

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Richard is giving away two tickets to the Web Awards. Might be worth applying. Looks like we’re going to reach capacity within a week for the Awards.

Congrats to MAXroam going white label and allowing companies to become resellers.

Is Eoin O’Dell on performance enhancing chemicals from his Jamaican cousins? He’s on fire of late on his blog.

New blog: Whoopsadaisy

Thanks to Ian for the hat tip – Get chocolate business cards in Ireland with Print Delicious. No cards in your arse pocket from now on!

Website from a chap in Limerick – On The Map

Irish Tech Company? Get yourself listed on TechCrunch’s Crunchbcase.

Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

It ain’t just Irish newspapers that rip off bloggers. UK wholesale.

Using the Mechanical Turk for audio transcription.

National Day of Volunteering in Ireland is this Friday. Do.

Web 2.0 Expo NY: Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library), Building Personal Brand Within the Social Media Landscape

Fluffy Links – Wednesday September 24th 2008

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Don’t forget to register for the Web Awards if you want to come along.

Irish Web Awards? Nah, try the Irish Hair Awards.

I’m giving a talk at the Irish Computer Society today. Call in and say hello.

The Spanish wine tasting is 2:45 on Thursday now.

This is a beautiful blog post from Robert J. Hogan.

Nice tips on how to get media attention. Worth bookmarking.

We can now map the fuzz zones in Ireland or some of them anyway,

Dear RTE, please create this app for the iPhone. An iPhone app to citizen journalism. Clever. Well done CBS.

Chocolate and typography. Yes please!

Fun with writers for hire. The Best film ever made.

I commissioned an essay from a supplier of tailor-made academic essays. I requested a 1500 word essay that was to “prove that Junior… is the best film ever made.” This essay was to make reference to various writers including Freud, Barthes, Baudrillard and Jameson in proving it’s case.

Piracy:
Spore becomes the most pirated game ever, one reason probably being because they filled it with crappy anti-piracy protections.

The prophesy comes true.

Kottke also adds this take from Kevin Kelly:

Anything that made purchasing and starting to play difficult — like copy protection, DRM, two-step online purchasing routines — anything at all standing between the impulse to play and playing in the game itself was seen as a legitimate signal to take the free route.

First look at the Google phone.