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Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Print installation by Eva McCauley in Wandesford Gallery

Printed scrims so they’re semi-transparent, move with the breeze that flows through the gallery. Quite beautiful and well worth standing around and soaking up. Faces float in and out of your view and clouds/sky depending on the angles you take to look at them. Lovely creative piece.


Fluffy Links – Friday September 14th 2012

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The Google Maps team, largely driven by Street View, is publishing more imagery data every two weeks than Google possessed total in 2006.

Dublin Laptop Orchestra. What a great idea.

The Women’s Aid Don’t be Afraid campaign is running at the moment. Powerful radio ads.

Do you want to have an input into the running of SpunOut? The SpunOut Youth Leadership Panel might be for you.

Nice visual breakdown of events on for Culture Night Cork on the 21st.

Roaratorio: an Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake was composed by John Cage in 1979 and realized in collaboration with sound engineer John David Fulleman

No Spill Blood – Junior. As played by James on Phantom.

We’re looking for sponsors for the Web Awards too btw.

So they sez to the Prez – Equality and accountability please

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

By the way old people in media: They’re called Young People, not the Lost Generation.

President Michael D. Higgins’ Being Young and Irish 2012 consultation workshops began today. The first of the roadshows took place in DIT Bolton Street this morning. More roadshows will be happening in Cork (September 15th), Monaghan (September 22nd) and Galway (September 29th) in the next while. The idea is getting Young People in a room and getting them to say what they think the country needs to do in the next while and where priorities should be. Groups proposed different ideas and then voted on them. Today they voted and said these are of importance or as the blurb said:

Then in plenary session the young people voted on their vision for Ireland and established, with the support of D.I.T. researchers, the top 10 most important aspects of that vision.

100 people (so far) are of the belief that equality and accountability are very important to the country. Here’s the full list.

  • 1a. Equality – gay marriage – gender – wage/salary = equality in Ireland*
  • 1b.Accountability – leaders – finance – systems – services – government
  • 3. A suitable completed education that includes special needs, life-skills, practical aspects, and is holistic
  • 4. Mental health and suicide ,awareness, mainstreaming. Bottom up approach and input from role models. Detachment of taboo
  • 5a. Cultural identity – recognition of importance of language, history and arts**
  • 5b. Accountable political system (reform) – participation structures, responsibility
  • 7. Move from apathy to proactive participation, youth-led change and innovation. Removal of jargon and buzz words in communication with youth
  • 8. Improvement in the planning and implementation of green technologies
  • 9. More opportunities and less exploitation in youth employment
  • 10. Secular society and Government

* got equal votes
** got equal votes

Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 4th 2012

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

OffSite. Tech Conference in the Celtic Ross Hotel. Thursday 27th of September.

Handy tool from Google to give you some marketing insights.

Hack4Europe Dublin 2012, Monday, 24 September.

The Dublin hackathon will bring together up to 30 developers from Ireland and other European countries in a two-day event. They will have access to the diverse Europeana collections – containing over 20 million records – throug

The more you buy into this Heaven idea, the higher the crime rate in your area, apparently. (Too easy a comment “Just ask the Vatican”)

Dublin Talks. Want to find out what Ireland’s next big idea is?

Each of our speakers will have just six minutes to tell the audience what their big idea is without the use of PowerPoint, notes or podiums.

Making something people love.

Hans Zimmer, where the magic happens. This is some creative space. And it gives us things like this that he did with Patrick Cassidy:

Fluffy Links – Sunday August 26th 2012

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Culture Night Cork September 21st, 2012. (PDF of activities). Too many things to see!

After the well received courses in August, there’s another Digital Marketing course with Cork Chamber in October.

Like our page and we’ll add you to our Lotto syndicate. Legal scholars would love the idea that they won and someone that unliked the Page wanted their cut….

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Realex Payments Web Awards. We hit over 100 nominations in the first 24 hours. Youch.

via What Consumes me, wristband to monitor UV levels.

On that, a heart rate monitor that just uses your iPhone camera.

I would have ordered the Pigs Head Croquette but it seems many customers were put off by it.

Hacking an important weapon by the American military now. “We hacked their nets” sounds a bit too close to “all your base are belong to us” though.

And also, have been annoying you with this on Facebook but for those that have not seen this Toyota Auris video…


Monday, August 20th, 2012

Beats the dude with the accordian

Fluffy Links – Monday August 13th 2012

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Sabrina Dent is giving training classes in Email Marketing. One in Cork, one in Dublin. Well worth going to.

Learn the rules so you can break the rules.

Google will now throw you down Google rankings if there are too many copyright infringement claims against your website. As IsoHunt pointed out, this should mean YouTube is blocked by Google too. Yeah right. In some of the more vicious markets, I wonder will companies file more DMCAs to damage your rankings?

The Paralympics are up next too.

This may wind you up. Especially if you are a journalist. Ryan Holiday discusses manipulating bloggers by giving them dodgy “facts”, that in turn allows him to skew Wikipedia articles that references blog posts, these articles then get copy and pasted by journalists.

Startup incubators in Beirut. How they’re doing it.

Fluffy Links – Saturday August 11th 2012

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

They’re now funded but The Exley in Brooklyn was looking for Kickstarter style investors and your small investment gets you x amount of goods (Beer and Food) back for your investment. It’s all part of Smallknot (check out the case studies) that is Kickstarter for local businesses. Love the idea. Imagine to have been able to invest in Crackbird or a business like that here?

And on that. StartupWiki for Ireland. List of Irish startups. If you don’t know how to add yourself, well that was a test.

Six mega-trends from Casual Connect Seattle.

Here’s a handy document from me on Facebook for Business.

The truthiness of fonts. Seems some fonts can actually make you trust the content you are reading more. That is until every scammer uses that font.

Olympic wireless hotspot police.

Vincent Browne and Denis O’Brien, not exactly up a tree.

Webelevate are looking for a new crop of students for their digital tech + gaming course. It’s part of Springboard.

TNGHT – Higher Ground (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice)

Aer Lingus bringing in WiFi on flights?

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Aer Lingus are currently running focus groups around Ireland and are asking people would they go for WiFi on flights.

€20 for a transatlantic/longhaul flight.
€10 for a UK/Europe flight.

They’re also looking at a method of reserving a price on tickets for 24 hours for €5 per person per flight. (Thanks Ralph) Wonder can you do this before a Heineken Cup match?

Indo coverage and mention of WiFi on flights.

Fluffy Links – Monday July 30th 2012

Monday, July 30th, 2012

I hope the Nexus Tablet 7 is a success because it should make the iPad better, even if only in a small way. No competition means there’s less urgency in Apple.

Unemployed? UL Kemmy Business School running free courses to help people get experience in the Aviation Leasing industry so they have better opportunity to get a job in the sector. Closing date now extended until Friday 10th August.

Some amazing growth stats from Well done folks.

A creche, with a co-working space upstairs. Love the idea. Would love to see more conferences with creche facilities. (I’m guilty of not providing those too)

Fascinating. The next iPhone and iPads will use fingerprint scanning for mobile payments? Apple just bought the best fingerprinting scanning company around.

Custard Cream gigantic mode. Nice branding for a certain large retail company.

Carried By Waves have a trailer up for their new album.

Sign me up Apple. Great recruitment video, makes you want to be part of the “movement”. Or cult.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Love Comes To Me

Hack a topia. This device can be dropped into your company and it can be operated remotely to hack your network. Has own 3G connection. Commands can be texted to the device. Stealth mode. Scary. (Via William Gibson)