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Fluffy Links – Wednesday February 10th 2010

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Good luck to Seán Fee on his next adventure.

In a Ben Dunne accent: Frank Prendergast does webdesign in Cork for THE INTERNET. Frank’s new website is really damned nice. Have a look.

Play games? want your thoughts. Survey here. It’ll take shorter than lining up that headshot. (Is that what it’s called? Had to ask Google for a cool gamer phrase.)

Can you shoot, edit and then screen a feature-length movie in 72 hours? Obama says Yes you can. So do these folks from the 72 Hour Movie. See it at the Galway Film Fleadh this July.

George Lee fallout DAY2! A supporter is disappointed by you George Flee.

Email productivity help.

Computer Juice, as heard on Jim Carroll’s show.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday February 9th 2010

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Win the book: Country Cooking of Ireland over on Foodfight.

Good take on the Fine Gael lack of reaction to George Flee.

Foursquare special offer in Jurys Cork.

So I’m speaking at the Media 2020 conference in April. It’ll be a quick piece about gadgets. Perfect excuse to buy an iPad so. Delighted to be part of a great lineup too.

Still time to book the Facebook for Business session in Irish Computer Society tomorrow.

via RM – Beau

Fluffy Links – Monday February 8th 2010

Monday, February 8th, 2010

The 2010 Blog Awards would like you to be a judge. Apply now.

Great site. Does what it says. Photowalk.

Congrats to Peter Tanham for entering the world of working for yourself.

This seems like the month of online crisis comms. Vodafone and Toyota this week.

Conor on shows you how to easily cancel o2 mobile broadband.

Startup corner.

Evernote on their pricing models. Love their attitude to free.

Nice idea about startup product ideas. Build fast, sell in volume.

Using Facebook to start your startup.

via John Blackbourn – Aliens rap. Amazing work went into this.

Google’s Tiger Woods Supwerbowl ad:

Mia Doi Todd – Open Your Heart

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Found via Facebook. Michel Gondry does a music video that could easily have been a Sony Bravia ad

Digital Festival Discount

Friday, February 5th, 2010

If you’ve not booked your ticket to the Digital Festival that’s on in Dublin on February 24th then perhaps this discount that they sent on might entice you.

The discount code is BFSDMULL which brings the ticket price down to €275+VAT @ 21%. So that’s 100 euros off. I’ll be availing of that myself. Some people I greatly respect and admire will be speaking.

UCC Lecture: “Risk Intelligence” – How expert gamblers can teach us all to make better decisions”

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Test your risk intelligence.

Got this via a press release:

As the current financial crisis demonstrates, many people are bad at thinking about risk. Expert gamblers, however, seem to be an exception. They are less prone to the cognitive biases that affect most of us and as a result, they can think about risk more clearly.

In the next lecture of the 2010 College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) Public Lecture Series at UCC, Dr Dylan Evans will present his initial findings from recent interviews conducted with expert gamblers and outline some ways for thinking more wisely about risky choices.

The lecture titled: “Risk Intelligence” – How expert gamblers can teach us all to make better decisions” will be delivered on Wednesday, February 10th at 8pm in Boole IV Lecture Theatre.

Dr Dylan Evans is Lecturer in Behavioural Science in the School of Medicine at UCC. He is the author of several popular science books, including Emotion: The Science of Sentiment (Oxford University Press, 2001) and Placebo: The Belief Effect (Harper Collins, 2003) and writes regularly for The Guardian. He is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association, and a Member of the British Fulbright Scholars Association.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday February 3rd 2010

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

FuelTweet is Twitter app that allows people to get petrol and diesel prices in their area and send in prices too via Twitter.

Blog Awards. Nominations closing very soon. Some stats: 825 separate sites by 1070 people got nominated so far.

Kids are knocking back even more media into their brains.

Kaiser Family Foundation Study which found that on average America’s 8-18 year olds devote 7hr 38mins a day to media use, up 20% over five years.

This American Life comes to the iPhone. And iPad too of course. Yes please.

Dublin Tweasure Hunt from Jentertainment on Vimeo.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday February 2nd 2010

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Haiti fundraising in Limerick via Bock. Huge effort has gone into this so far. Well done all.

Michael O’Leary is a genuinely charitable fellow. At times. Running marathons for autism.

Piaras Kelly on the Edelman Trust Barometer:

Slide twenty five caught my attention. Online search engines such as Google and free content sources such as Wikipedia are now as trusted as TV news coverage and articles in national newspapers in Ireland.

When spending on yachts is good for your company.

6 months free membership of Irish Computer Society.

Subscriptions are the future of making money online, not advertising? Lovely takedown on the mess than is pageviews = revenue.

How to record phone conversations on your iPhone. Does it work in Ireland?

A Twitter dress. All for Grammy attention.

God Hates smartarsed hipsters who mess up your hateful protests.

Another take on that infamous VHI ad:

Fluffy Links – Monday February 1st 2010

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Gathering of Twitter users to meet up with Shel Israel on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 7:00pm Berkeley Court Hotel, Dublin.

Twebt (twitter event, blind tasting) is a wine tasting on twitter. Watched it happen on Twitter last night amongst the Irish winerati. Lovely idea. More details from Brian on it.

Already an iPad fund in the UK. Would love to see an Irish iPad app fund for educational apps.

An Irishman with an odd accent tells us how to live on no money at all.

Microsoft’s Azure pricing is off track for small-scale apps?

Good business opp. Rent your content on YouTube when there is demand and then switch to advertising model after a time.

Amazon versus the publishers. A very interesting take. Apple is more fair than Amazon? For now…

Very interesting take on domain names and jurisdictions. Kentucky trying to shut down a gambling website that hosts in the UK and registered the domain with a UK company.

Better user experience with story telling.

The Virtual Revolution, a four part series airing this week on BBC Two about how the web is changing the world.

Sabotage – longer version

Demon Coffee

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

A demon in my coffee, taken on Friday last:
Demon Coffee