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Cliffs of Moher videos

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Took some videos yesterday too:

Sign and sticker

Friday, May 1st, 2009

I was in Galway yesterday and today for the board meeting (I’m now on their board) and on the way back visited the Cliffs of Moher. I loved how this sign was photographed so much while being ignored at the same time:


But I loved this sticker on it on the upper left:

Everything sounds better with More Cowbell

and this is what you get to see when you ignore signs:

Want to be an extra in Bord Gais Energy’s next online ad?

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Bord Gáis are kicking off a new campaign and they are looking for “extras” for one of their new ads. Even better news, you get paid €100 for a half days work. To be part of it contact them through their Twitter account. It happens next Thursday.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday April 29th 2009

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I love the fact that the Green Party are now referencing blog posts in their press releases. They’re such social media tarts these days. (That’s a good thing)

Congrats to Flextimers and their new website.

Blasphemy is now part of defamation law in Ireland? Christ on a oops…

Teach yourself CPR with kits from the Irish Heart Foundation. They’ll be giving them away to Transition Year students and need help raising funds.

Patrick Collison mixes Mathematica with Google Analytics API. Genius, wha?

An Irish version of Maddox?

it@cork are doing one of those Microsoft BizSpark Breakfast on May 12th. Register to attend.

Will McInnes is a podcast! Woo.

Remember the band UnKLE?

Where some of the sound effects came from:

Fluffy Links – Monday April 27th 2009

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Go Twenty.

Lily has moved. She’s getting very serious about this blogging lark now. Watch out Tommy.

Sticker fail.

Check out the EU Young Journalist Competition. Where young is a wide thing.

Nice to see one of the Dragon’s advertising on YouTube about wanting to invest in people.

Good post on figuring out your audience for talks.

Gay Marriage is happening in more places in America and the Republicans aren’t getting worked up.
Mike Tyson.

In memory of J.G. Ballard. I want to … Ronald Reagan.

Torture memos turned into song, there’s something powerful about doing this.

Russia or Ireland? Queuing for jobs

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Via AGH:

Edit: Updated text.
500+ people queue in Grafton Street, Dublin for sales assistant vacancies in Londis convenience stores.

Give your car a name? If so, what?

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Beep Beep.

What’s the name of your car? If you give it a name, is it a woman’s name?

Ginetta G26
Photo owned by exfordy (cc)

Of language and communication

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Via Helge

I’m completely ignorant of Autism, not a clue to be honest, I’m sure like so many more. When I hear or read about it I think of the wonderful Sharon and her Family Voyage blog and the passion she has on the subject. This video blew my mind wide open. Worth every second of your time. Not blew my mind in a “my god people with Autism can communicate” but in how Amanda Baggs has shown in this eight minute video just how limited my interaction with the world around me is. The first part of this is 3 minutes or so long, then comes the “translation” from Amanda’s language to ours.

Guaranteed to be the most watched video on YouTube

Friday, April 24th, 2009

In Ireland at least – Gamechange

Friday, April 24th, 2009

John Handelaar finally released it after some of us were made aware and were sitting on the edges of our seats waiting for it. What is it? Every word, every phrase, every double-speaking utterance from the Oireachtas since 2004 (for now). All searchable, sortable and subscribable. You can even email subscribe for keywords or phrases and get alerted., they’re working for you afterall.

Cassidy Donie
Photo owned by Fiona MacGinty (cc)