Archive for the ‘Fluffy’ Category

Fluffy Links – Tuesday October 5th 2010

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Oi foodies. EnglishMum has an Autumn bakeoff competition.

8 Ways to Sell More Stuff. IIA conference on October 7th on how to sell well online. Includes talk on underwear.

Cybercom want to educate graduates and help them get a break in digital. The programme is called Cybercom Exchange.

Wine wine wine! New online wine retailer. The Corkscrew.

Nixon came to Ireland when President. Did you know that? Radio doc on it.

Wicklow TV has now officially launched.

explosions in the sky – Memorial

Fluffy Links – Wednesday September 29th 2010

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Best of luck to all behind the launch of today. Purple is in fashion I’m told.

Web Awards short lists are out. Tickets on sale too. About two weeks left to get em.

McCambridges in Galway now are a-blogging. Was nice to meet them on a course a while back.

Love this post about Mary Coughlan from Twenty.

Avid filmmaker? 7up MOFILM Filmmaker Meet Up 1830-2030 Drinks, Networking & Irish TV Ad Competition in Dublin on Thursday.

Nixon McInnes measures workplace happiness in an interesting way.

Twitter and the Golden Ratio. Love it.

Been years since I watched Avalon

Fluffy Links – Monday 27th September 2010

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Ireland Involved Awards 2010. It’s the final push for nominations, deadline is the October 1st

Web Awards 2010 tickets are on sale right now for 30 quid a pop. Be quick!

Ciara Kenny, a journalist who has just completed her MA at DCU flew out to Zambia, to live for a month in a small rural village in Eastern Zambia called Makwatata. She’s armed with a solar powered kit, laptop, DV camera and other devices, and will be blogging on the people, and on life in the local community for the next month. Take a looksee.

Qluso: an online app that allows news editors to bid for exclusive stories from freelance journalists, launched in private beta at ShowCase Conf in Belfast recently and won ‘Best Demo/Pitch’ out of 22 start-ups. Congrats. From now until the 3rd of October they’re letting journos and editors sign-up for the beta on their website to get an invitation to the beta.

Google Instant doesn’t let you search for some items. Here’s the big list so far. Imagine a search engine that ONLY allowed you search for this.

Life Coach an online comedy from folks in Galway. Hector and Tommy free, thank fuck.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday September 22nd 2010

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Win a Cully and Sully massive hamper on and don’t forget to enter your beans on toast to the Chef Factor competition.

Speaking of Food Fight. if you want your Irish Food Blog listed and want access to food producer giveaways, fill in the form.

Meanwhile a competition to win a Barry’s Tea hamper on Messy Chef.

Cork’s first street style blog.

UCC new media courses nearly full, 8 wks starting next week. Introductory and Intermediate.

Microsoft Ireland has launched the Microsoft AppChallenge, a competition to encourage Irish developers to create content for its Windows Phone Marketplace, the application store for Windows Phone 7

Exchange Dublin got a new website, woo!

Highly interesting, light therapy with light going into the ears.

Steven Johnson has a new book about generating new ideas. He’ll have a free webinar going through the tools you can use.

Mudhoney – Touch Me I’m Sick

Fluffy Links – Friday September 17th 2010

Friday, September 17th, 2010

My friend Stephen did his dissertation presentation recently called SophieJS. Making search and even better. Check it out nerds and suits!

Love Twenty’s take on the Fianna Fáil Think-in.

Audiodetour by You’re Only Massive is a site responsive mp3 audio walk, commissioned by and currently running at The Model in Sligo.

It layers choreography, soundscapes and songs on top of the real Sligo and asks you to use everyday spaces with a playful sense of experimentation, exploration and adventure and to keep an ear out for the hidden histories of caregivers and bankers.

EU Journalist Awarddeadline is this evening. The prize “honours online or print journalists in the EU who, through their work, contribute to a better public understanding of the value and benefits of diversity and the fight against discrimination in Europe.” Get going.

An app for Arthur’s Day. Makes sense.

Bruce Dickinson. Iron Maiden frontman and marketing head honcho for an airline.

You still coming to Measure It!

Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills

Fluffy Links – Monday September 13th 2010

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Beoir – Ireland’s craft beer campaign group.

Was asked to mention this new online petition: “Minister for Education & Skills to take the reasonable and sensible step of evaluating and assessing the ABA schools before taking a decision on whether to effectively close them.” Seems Mary Coughlan shutting down some special needs schools and turning them into non-specialist schools.

New Community Maps tool for Dublin City.

Job: Web UI Developer for Franchise Direct. Dublin based.

Snorkelling in a Bog, Finding the King of the Culchies and Heading off to Tedfest all in the name of Bringing the Craic Back with Meteor! Picture of Ray Foley looking like a tit redacted. Too many around as is.

Louth County Enterprise Board are running an Innovation evening on Thursday, 23rd September 2010.

iPhone app allows you to see what a watch looks like on your arm. – nice way to sell and send email newsletters.

Joanna plays in Dublin tomorrow.
Joanna Newsom – ’81

Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 7th 2010

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Fred from has started blogging over on

Fluffy links full of events today:

Voices of Children Conference this Wednesday in Dublin.

Will focus on the lives and experiences of children of lesbian and gay parents. Organised by MarriagEquality, the conference is called Voices of Children and will be used to launch a report on research in to children of lesbian and gay parents.

Measure It! is on September 29th. Hosted by yours truly.

There are generally 3 quick presentations which focus on measurements and then the crowd are given a task to do after being split into groups.

The One Stop Self Publishing Conference is in Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel on October 16th. I’d be going but it’s on the day of the web awards.

The GIY (Grow it Yourself) 2010 Conference takes place on Saturday the 18th of September in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Tickets are priced at €40 and include a hot buffet lunch and tour of the Guinness Storehouse

Hothouse Flowers – Emotional Time

Fluffy Links – Monday September 6th

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Liking this. The Fota Learning Zone. For Fota House that is. The Gardens there are amazing

Student writer? Want some work? Got this via email: “Interested in writing? Looking for some part time work to help get you through the long college year? Cybercom are looking for student writers around Ireland to write topical posts on student life…” Contact Cybercom for more details or send a sample of your work to lynne < at > .

William Gibson’s new book is out. Zero History.

Nice post from Midpoint Creative on how they’ve helped out with the Web Awards.

Hurling helmets: Women say that they “take care of the ugly”.

At long last, a Dublin Bikes app is back.

WhatClinic blog points out that A/B testing isn’t the holy grail afterall.

Thanks to James in UPC, great list of connection testing tools.

Found via the Irish Times: While it’s an infomercial for heartburn meds,‘s iPhone app is handy for finding pharmacies.

Via Kottke, medley of dancing in movies. Defy you not to tap a foot and shimmy a leg:

Fluffy Links – Friday August 27th 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Dublin Tweasure is back on for the final time on September 25th. It’s a treasure hunt around Dublin. Prizes, running, competing against friends. Clues sent out via Twitter.

You can listen or purchase the new Sufjan Stevens album now.

Love how Nick McGivney gets Morning Ireland and Newstalk Breakfast to compete for his listening on Twitter.

Conor O’Neill shows us how to get Facebook Places working here.

Liable because you Googled it? This is an interesting one. So the ex HP boss Googles for someone, sees her past, does nothing about it which results in him getting the chop.

Not long to go before nominations close for the Web Awards.

Reeling in the Years is officially on YouTube and what a great start to this video with Pee Flynn:

Beirut played Tripod the other night and were rather excellent. Sean Penn liked them too:

Fluffy Links – Thursday 19th of August 2010

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

So what should Michele do with his body bag that arrived in the post. (Unused)

Need voiceovers. Chat to this bloke.

Edelman is looking for a Senior Account Executive.

The Affiliate and Performance Marketing Conference is having a roadshow in Dublin next week. Free to attend.

New blogs: Foodie one! A Food Awakening.

Backbench Revolt.

Some nice savings in Cork for takeaways with Just Eat.

Making Bacon. No really.

Nice idea. Cards to help you get a job.

Got an email about Temple House Festival, Temple House estate near Ballymote in Sligo from 10-12 September. Over 80 acts – 4 Stages – 3 Days. Lineup: Howard Jones – The Undertones – Reef – The Wailers – The Stunning – Damien Dempsey – The Walls – New Young Pony Club – The Saw Doctors – Terry Hall (DJ set) – Peter Hook (DJ set) – Donal Dineen

The Rehab Waterways Adventure, in Association with Bord na Móna, Sets sail Saturday, 21st August and sails around the inland waterways of Ireland for the next 2 weeks, finishing at Carrrick on Shannon on Saturday, 4th September.

The Far Side show on Phantom can now be streamed. Nice one.

Via Derek in Phantom is King Charles.

Trad for Trócaire. In association with Comhaltas Ceoiltóirí Eireann Trócaire are encouraging people all over the country to hold fundraising trad sessions in aid of Trócaire.