Archive for the ‘Fluffy’ Category

Fluffy Links – Thursday September 1st 2011

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The 2011 Realex Payments Web Awards category list is out. Woo.

New Irish blog on marketing and advertising:

Meanwhile Eoin Kennedy is Going Out West.

Love research and data around cities. The first bunch of paragraphs talk about a London with deadly fires, the Plague, Cholera and more and yet it survived and grew even bigger. I

I like the idea. Sculpture classes as a team-building, fun event. Nice results.

Found via Twitter User story does online usability testing and website reviews.

Actual causes of death. Smoking and bad diets eh?

Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Via Jim)

Fluffy Links – Sunday August 21st 2011

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Coffee product placement by TV3, sure haven’t they been doing product placement in comics for ages?

Ah there’s another ex-Demonware founder let loose on the bloggersphere. Sean Blanchfield, hello.

Nice idea from Paul. SEO in a box, type service. 747 SEO.

Tickles, another deal site, this time for us down South are hiring. Part of the TCH Group.

Woah. From a McDonald’s (why did he not cover his tracks properly?) a disgruntled employee almost totally wiped out the tech infrastructure of his ex-Pharma bosses. Virtual servers eh?

Seen all those cool levitating type pics from Asia? Here’s how they do it. Yer man has the same accent as Paul Whitehouse. Via Hyperallergic.

Active Child – Hanging On

Fluffy Links – Sunday August 14th 2011

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Some Madmen staffers are giving a Screen Training Ireland course in Dublin on TV series concept development.

Love this Terminator account on Twitter, looking for Sarah Conner.

Take a penny, leave a penny. Never heard of this concept before, interesting how it works and is culturally locked in, it seems.

What Google sees as bad words. I could add a whole lot more.

Mark Rothco, his post suicide legacy on his family.

Sky Ferreira – Animal (Miike Snow Cover) (Via Derek from Phantom)

Fluffy Links – Wednesday August 10th 2011

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Get 20% off a Beckett play (All That Fall) from Panpan by paying with a tweet. August 22nd to 2nd September.

Aoife did a masterclass in chocolate making. Nyom nyom nyom.

Really interesting data on apps and how more money is being made from “free” apps than premium apps. Applies to services too, I should think.

MCD Digital Marketing role. Interesting.

Dermot Casey did a fundraiser for staying off social media. Probably needed an evangelist there still though to get attention!

iGap is back, year three of mentoring for web companies. Seems to be a lot of focus on gaming now because that’s the next big thing. Yeah. Least it’s not middleware.

Free employee sponsored by Vodafone for your charitable org, apply here.

Toddla T – Watch me dance

Fluffy Links – July 30th 2011

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Declan Burke, or as we know him: Declan Burke, has a new book out called Absolute Zero Cool.

Digital subscriptions for the FT are the main growth area for them. Kind of makes sense. Good content seems to get subscriptions.

Aww, kid gets lost at a conference, goes straight to a superhero for help.

Angel Tube station has a thought of the day on their notice board and now it goes online.

A flying unmanned drone that can crack into your wifi or mobile. William Gibson will love it.

A few ways to simplify sign-ups/forms.

Colours – Grouplove

Fluffy Links – Sunday July 10th 2011

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

The network defeats the hierarchy.

Brian O’Driscoll. His brand and how he protects it. Absolutely compelling piece from MKC about BOD’s sponsorships. You again have more respect for the man after reading it. are giving away 1 Total Google Adwords Account Optimisation every 2 weeks for a limited period.

From the people that brought us Cava in Galway is Aniar. Looks good. Missed out on getting to it the other night.

Percolate. Nice idea to filter links from Twitter etc into easy reading.

Onesheet, the new MySpace, the new SoundCloud?

At last, Blair is blunt about Gordon Brown killing New Labour. We’ll forget the Iraq lies though…

Deaf Dogs trained in sign language.

Fluffy Links – Sunday July 3rd 2011

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Róisín Dubh is an original 3-issue comic book series out in Ireland right now.

And on comics. Irish Comic News.

Some great music to check out from Cian Nugent.

I’m fascinated by Amazon, a company that seems very switched on to what they’re doing and have built a lot of new technology to do what needs to be done to push themselves forward. You rarely hear of anyone bar Bezos and Wogels their tech guy but there has to be a whole ship of clever people in there. Here I like this interview with Bezos about trying things out and learning what happens. Thinking ahead 6-7 years as well is fascinating.

Hacking Gamification. Presentation from Kleiner Perkins on Gamification. While the g word is totally abused these days, it’s still worth looking at for all startups.

Colourmusic – Yes

Via Suzy, The Others

“The Others” from Laura Maye on Vimeo.

Fluffy Links – Friday July 1st 2011

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Robot Flaneur. Tune into a city via Google Streetview. Randomly be transported to another part of the city to discover.

Mangina Jones doing two shows in Project Arts next month.

News/media. Flow and stock ideas.

Congrats to who got 1.1M visitors in Q2 2011. Hard slog is worth it.

Twitter for newsrooms. Handy resource.

Violent video games are free speech in California. Sex is not.

Vodafone has commissioned the Vodafone Collective @ Live at the Marquee and this video has someone doing a painting, on a model.


Fluffy Links – Sunday June 26th 2011

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Work is calming down in the next two weeks so volume of blog posts should hopefully go way up.

Want to fund an Irish album? Lots of ways to do contribute and you get different rewards depending on what you donate/sponsor.

Nice social media resources from Howard Rheingold.

Amazing, genuine, super positive reviews of Ryanair.

It’s years old (8) but this article on website relaunches/redesigns is worth noting.

Great video on advertising, very relevant still.

F.lux for those on computers too long.

Fusion Family’s : Dr. Sadler

Fluffy Links – Saturday June 4th 2011

Saturday, June 4th, 2011, a site with the list of public holidays for Ireland (and a printable calendar).

Crawford College of Art multimedia final year multimedia and visual communication students have an exhibition starting June 10th. Hope the website isn’t a testimony to their skills.

IGNITE (in UCC) is a free 9 month business incubation programme which has been designed specifically for graduates who wish to set up new businesses and turn innovative ideas into new products and services. Applications are now open from graduates of any discipline, from any 3rd Level Institution for IGNITE – beginning in October 2011. Information evening is on June 13th.

CruiseCamp 2011 is a go.

CruiseCamp is a fun and informal business networking event with a difference. Setting sail on the fabulous Moonriver Pleasure Cruiser at 7pm from the bridge in Carrick on Shannon you will meet business owners from around Ireland while cruising on the river Shannon

Bus Éireann are sponsoring Alan Bennett to travel around the country on Bus Éireann services to events, gigs and festivals and report on them. Blog here.

How NOT to recruit an independent IT contractor.

Yes please. Weyland-Yutani T-Shirt

Ai Weiwei portrait projected on to Chinese Consulate.

All watched over by Machines of Loving Grace, the docu from Adam Curtis is high on smug and low on data but the music is great, here’s one track:

Pizzicato Five – Baby Love Child