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Fluffy Links – Thursday June 17th 2010

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Stan Carey writes an insightful piece on the Queen’s English Society. Loving the blog comments.

Offset 2010 has been announced. Grand Canal Theatre will make a nice backdrop. Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd October 2010 – Blog on design, creativity and the organic veg growing. Maybe not the last bit.

Google are now allowing property listings on Google Maps in the UK and Ireland. NI site, have already started updating the maps with property.

Are these the top 10 places to visit in Ireland? How many have you been to?

Public voting for the Irish Architecture Awards. Some impressive designs here.

How to get out of your iPhone contract in Ireland.

Dublin Garden Squares Day
Saturday 3rd July, a celebration of the glory of Dublin’s Georgian garden squares.

Bad ad placement in the Metro.

Dedicated to Fine Gael:

Fluffy Links – Monday June 14th 2010

Monday, June 14th, 2010

The IRISS Cyber Crime Conference, IRISSCON is on the 18th of November 2010 and are looking for papers/submission.

Directory for Irish research.

Very interesting discussion about cheating in the Leaving Cert.

Going to France? See where you can get free wifi.

Making a Greenhouse from smashed windscreens.

Certainly a bugbear of mine is trying to copy a link from a Google result and getting their fugly giant link. A workaround of a sort.

Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment, Computing and the Devices we Love.

Interesting interview with performance artist Marina Abramovic.

Fluffy Links – Friday June 11th 2010

Friday, June 11th, 2010

One day to Dublin Tweasure. Still time to sign up.

Free booze! Attention Seth Godin fans, Linchpins, an event to bring Sethazistas together is on Monday evening in Dublin. Go and meet like-minded people. Shaving head is not mandatory. Anyone who checks-in on FourSquare will get a free drink, plus finger food!

Rachel Allen interviewed by 8 year old Irish podcaster.

Doodlebread. South African flag Doodlebread.

Social media analysis of Hunky Dorys campaign shows some negative sentiment that was quite damaging.

Diamonds on the sole of her shoes

Fluffy Links – Wednesday June 9th 2010

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

I can already hear the phone conversation with a journalist asking me to explain myself contributing to making people dumber.

via the Business Post, An Post doing seminars on how to do direct marketing. 100 quid for a half day. Er lads, it’s your platform you want to enrich. Free maybe?

This graph showing growth of the pro blogs Mashable, Boingboing and Techcrunch and attributing it to Twitter channeling is bogus. It might also be to do with the fact that Mashable has veered from the goal and become a whore for anything to do with current affairs and tabloidism.

Ate in French Table in Limerick last night. Recommended.

Yahoo! takes it deep from Facebook. Loadsa intergration.

So now the Oz cops want a panic button on Facebook. There a panic button on your phones or are we clever enough to dial 211?

All the music from Treme in one place.

Via Darragh Brophy on Phantom1052
Colourmusic – Put In A Little Gas

INXS – Beautiful Girl

Fluffy Links – Monday June 7th 2010

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Good Twitter list from Charlie Taylor on Irish Times staffers that are on Twitter.

Manuel the Waiter brought me to Tedford’s last week. He previously reviewed it here. What an amazing menu. Shame I was in a rush so could not enjoy it fully.

Dave Davis gives some common sense tips on SEO in wake of the recent changes to the way the Google search engine works.

Irish Pork recipe megalist from

Irish based gaming website have launched a World Cup Celebrity Fantasy Football league fundraiser in aid of The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. Prizes for the public that compete against the celebs. Take a gander.

Arthur’s Day is Back. Dublin, Cork and Galway on Thursday, 23rd September 2010. Bands can audition to play in venues on the night.

The Gateway Ireland: Connecting the Dots Seminar which took place in Dublin Castle now has videos available.

Work better by banging off the competition.

This Gravilux iPad app looks great.

Villagers – Becoming A Jackal (On Watch Listen Tell)

Fluffy Links – Monday May 31st 2010

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The Dublin Tweasurehunt is back on June 12th at 2pm. More clues, more prizes, more teams, more fun.

Measure it! is on this Wednesday in The Academy Plaza. Realex Payments, O’Leary Analytics and Barry Hand will be giving presentations before those attending will be given a task to solve around social media measurement.

Pól Ó Conghaile’s Ireland Uncovered blog is a handy resource of curated information for those that like to travel. Nice post on the best Irish campsites.

The Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games is in Limerick on June 9th. Tickets are on sale now.

RIP aka Rock Indie Pop RIP is: “Dublin’s newest alternative for indie kids, rock chicks and pop tarts.” The first is on Friday 18th June 2010. is seeking an Internet Sales Specialist to coordinate and further develop our online sales and marketing efforts

Neal Stephenson and chums create an interesting multimedia story/narrative for iPad, iPhones? Is this one of the future of books?

Big Boi – Shutterbug

Fluffy Links – Monday 24th of May 2010

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The next Measure it! will be on June 2nd in the Academy Plaza Hotel. One in Cork for June 16th it seems.

Next time a political party comes to your door, even if you never voted for them, they are still accountable to you since you and I bankroll them so heavily.

Nice summary of the Dublin Startup weekend.

Free Workshop from EI. Top 10 Mistakes Made When Pitching Investors…And How To Avoid Them. “Nathan Gold is also the co-author of Giving Memorable Product Demos and a 2-time winner of the distinguished DEMOgod Award.”

Think Google and others know this? It seems websites can access a hell of a lot of your browser history.

IADT’s business training and mentoring programme Create is open to recruit 10 companies in their early stage of business development.

How to become a Youtube Hero, 23rd June, Griffith College, Dublin. Course from

OpenFM will be Ireland’s first gay culture radio station. Temporary licence seems them broadcasting for 90 days from June in Dublin.

Aerosmith – Dream On

Fluffy Links – Thursday May 20th 2010

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Bizcamp Dublin almost sold out. Love the site design.

Murphy’s Ice Cream opening two stores in Dublin. Woo.

Great post on designing landing pages from Toddle.

There’s a photowalk happening for Bloom in the Park.

Never knew they do Joyce readings in Sweny’s. Well then.

The moment you have a community, you have participants, not observers. People. Not Bums on Seats.

While other newspapers are locking things away, the Guardian builds a content distribution API. Good show.

The Hoof & The Heel – “Tigers”

Via R. Sex and the City 2, a man’s take:

Fluffy Links – Wednesday May 19th 2010

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The Contemporary Music Centre is running a conference called The Future of Music in the Digital World on Friday, 11 June 2010 in Dublin Castle. Given the lineup there’s sure to be a few fights between dinosaurs and iPad users or something like that.

NDRC have launched the next version of Launchpad. What is it? A three month accelerator programme targeted at emerging start-up promoters with strong academic links.

Declutter is a handy bookmarklet from Paul Conroy to get rid of crap off a webpage including Foursquare updates on Twitter.

Bacon explosion. Things you can’t do if a veggie.

Web trusted more than TV? But Liveline trusted more?

Embedded Anthropology, talk by Dr. Simon Roberts about working in research with Intel on Digital Health amongst other things.

Via, Owen Pallett’s odd video for Lewis takes off his shirt

Via Metafilter

Fluffy Links – Monday 17th May 2010

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Jobs jobs jobs

Mindshare Dublin are hiring. Consumer Insights Executive. Hah at “We are seeking someone who is never off the internet”.

Concern are recruiting for an E-marketing Leader.

Have a look at You Book In – an Irish web service that allows you and your clients to book your time. Must give it a proper go soon, something I definitely will see myself using.

The myth that failure is automatically good.

Clever. Converse buys ads next to search terms with no ads in order to get attention of youth market.

iPhone developer? Some interesting stats here on sales, costs etc

via ResearchBuzz is a search engine to find free stuff that people want rid of. ecofreek.

Via the Easy to Use Design Awards with Arthritis Ireland and Pfizer is The Kug. Two Irish design students have come up with this simple but clever concept. Kettle, mug. Kug:

Kug Ad from Ben Millett on Vimeo.