Archive for the ‘Fluffy’ Category

Fluffy Links – Tuesday March 10th 2009

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

€10,000 web App business plan. No equity wanted.

Blogger beers in Cork on Friday. Twitter beers too.

Dear U2, a message from Dublin, mainly to you Bono.

CheapEats talks about MummyMaps. Maps.

Thomas the Tank Engine hiphop mashups

Text pieces, an exhibit., a blog on things Bill Clinton smoked and poked.

Robert Holmes. BBC NI session.

Via Lauren: National napping day? Yes please.

Using crowdsourcing to fight censorship.

No Doubt: Buy a concert ticket, download our tunes for free.

Thanks to the wonder of all things Internet, you too can be on the bus going to the Fianna Fáil Ard Fhéis, right from your desk. Wait, I can get this:

Via Crooked Timber: Timber by Coldcut and Hexstatic

Fluffy Links – Monday March 9th 2009

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Use your iPhone to take better photos.

New blogs:
Ian Walsh

Kevin Coleman.

Margaret Ward.

Irish Credit Union Voice.

Ooooh, cute puppy blog from Lette

And then she does this video of sexual terms in sign language!

Seán draws Obama.

I’m away for this but the Deciphering Trust event sounds great.

Some nice tips from Seamus on buying ads on radio. Nice to know listeners pay more attention to the ads at night.

How to give presentations when the room is on Twitter, interacting.

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone play Cork soon. Woo.

Russians. Crazy motherfuckers.

Via Fred: iBand! Playing music using iPhones and iPods!

Fluffy Links – Friday March 6th 2009 (Watchmen Day!)

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Congrats to the Internet’s Ben McRedmond on his Picomarks social bookmarks service.

Joe Ryan from Labour has a neat but depressing feature on his blog. It shows the increase in youth unemployment in Wexford. 700 in April to 1200 this month.

I only saw this now (hey I was busy dynamiting Building 7) but this is a lovely post from Lottie.

Lee Munroe is running a marathon for a kids’ charity. He has a sponsor site up.

New blog: Not Ruairi is a naive young man in Dublin. He sits in a room recording music all day, occasionally channelling the spirit of Cary Grant.

HB now have a fun Facebook Page. Brilliant videos from a bygone era on TV. Zig and Zag pre-Dustin with Ray D’Arcy with a fine head of black hair.

Adam Douglas now has a campaign site. Congrats. Just in time for the Green Party Conference.

Eolai’s paintings are still for sale at a discounted rate.

Michael O’Leary rocks. At times. Other times, no.

How to find hope in the recession.

‘’Possibility 2009+ Seminar’’ is happening on March 12th in Cork.

Possibility 2009 is a joint initiative of both South Cork and Cork City Enterprise Boards. For further information and online booking please visit This seminar is highly subsidized at €30 per participant

In April Johnnie Moore and Kay Scorah will run a workshop called a “A Day of Noticing“. Was at an adhoc workshop over lunchtime Johnnie did in the Guardian Offices a while back where we were throwing imaginary balls at each other that made odd sounds. It was fun and refreshing.

Video for JJ – Playground. Directed by Thomas Hefferon & Kay Madsen, a friend of a friend. Very stylish video and great song.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday March 4th 2009

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Best blog post title this week. Things I have unintentionally ingested today.

Lauren has a very comprehensive list of Social Media Measurement tools. Free ones!

The Next Big Thing is being live-streamed today between 5pm-7:30pm. The event features a keynote presentation from the former Chief Architect of Twitter, Blaine Cook.

Yay, the Mardyke has a new skate park.

Via Declan. Free signed books!

Real politics online. Once again Ciarán Cuffe shows how to do it. He blogs, Twitters and replies to comments on his blog.

New blog, CorkLangerdan.

Win tickets to Ponytail. They’re a band, Forrest.

Grazt to AMIT for their new website.

So a report about Digital Britain was released. Then some clever person put a Wiki together for a publicly created better version.

They called the plane Gaza and it flies over Texas a lot. Hah.

Nenenenenaaa Batfight!

Via Kottke, great vid of what it looks like to be a piece of sushi on a platter on a sushi conveyor.

Sorry, it got into my head, now yours:

Fluffy Links – Tuesday March 3rd 2009

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Suzy’s video of David Davin Power surrounded by Fianna Fáil Yokels is scary.

Want to exhibit your art outdoors in the good months in Dublin? Clicky.

EU Business Grant anyone?

New blog: The Bloggy Dew.

New blog: Ross V Ross.

U2 and their new album are just another nail in the coffin of the old record industry.

Nice post from 1169 about Fine Gael making charity cases out of basic rights.

I totally agree with Battelle, Twitter results are showing up all over Google of late, they’re going to have to buy for that alone, just like they bought YouTube.

New car graveyards, if you will.

Oh my, what was she thinking with that dress?

Jim already did his review of the Hockey and Passion Pit concert, I think Hockey were much better live, I’d buy their album alone from that gig, not so much Passion Pit.

Passion Pit – Sleepy Head (Live in Whelan’s)

HD Version

Fluffy Links – Monday March 2nd 2009

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Made in Hollywood’s caption competition closes soon. Blog your pic from the Blog Awards with the speech bubble, link to this post and include you caption. Best caption wins a voucher to a restaurant of your choice.

New blog: Blog from the Bog. Life and Lifelists on the West Coast of Ireland. are having a photo competition for St. Patrick’s Day and a party!

Drucamp Galway is on soon enough. Going?

Get all Your Ducks in a Row. New e-book.

Make your content and information stealable.

Mulleycat. Hmmm.

Ah the tube.

Portishead asking the public to come up with a new business model for them?

Using crowdsourcing as a form of border patrol.

This is mad. Naples mafia threatens life of the guy that did a film about their corruption. But they’ll happily pirate the movie.

Blowing up a lake:

Fluffy Links – Friday 27th February 2009

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Eolai is auctioning one of his fantastic paintings he displayed at the Blog Awards. I really wish I could buy every single onf of them. He’s a gifted artists and he is generous enough to auction this for charity. Bid here.

More like it. Dublin City Council are interacting with the public online for their development plan. They’ve directly asked people on for feedback. This is how you do it.

The recession and your credit card. Some tips.

Journo Mark Tighe is now a-blogging.

New Irish blog – A Harmless Fraud.

More details on the next eircom Innovation Fund.

And speaking of eircom. A new website to protest them blocking the Pirate Bay has popped up. eircom here is at most an agent and it’s disappointing they are. The focus I think should be on the fact a comapny feels pressured enough to do this and if they feel it, others will. So tackle IRMA instead.

As has a way of routing around this.

Another campaign site is caleld BlackoutIreland and I was asked to write a guest post. Filtering our sites and jailing our websites without trial means eircom and others are contributing to a Digital Guantanamo.

Bye bye The Chancer. And they left before getting sued to death. Ahead of the lawyers so!

Ronan from Tenaka drfiting now has a blog. Guess the name!

Placebo and Frank Black – Where is my mind? (Live)

The new Barry’s Tea ad:

Bord Gais Energy did something interesting last night

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

They talked to bloggers. They told us of their new consumer electricity offering ahead of the press conference about it which is one right now. They asked us for opinions and answered every question. Genuine consumers got genuine answers in a nice relaxed atmosphere. They’re now in the electricity market with a guaranteed 10% cheaper than the ESB offering.

This is the ad which will be seen on TV soon enough.

I was seriously impressed with the transparency from a company of their size. Others will fill you in on the consumer issues they addressed.

Fluffy Links – Monday February 16th 2009

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Happy Irish Blogs Week!

Niall Harbison loves nothing better than wiggling his ass to a Beyonce song. It says so in the Sunday Times!

Clare Herbert has a nice piece on how the very rich Ryan Tubridy should stop tutting about a recession that really he won’t be suffering in.

Thomas O’Dwyer over on Open Democracy has written a piece on post-election Israel.

Pay Per Performance SEO? Michael Wall’s take.

Best sleeping bag ever.

Technology distracts us and we were fine before it? Not so.

10 Facebook privacy tips.

Meanwhile a Dutch Minister tweets from the Cabinet table. And gets a bollocking.

Via Fabulist: Shenandoah Davis – “We; Camera”

Via The Presets – If I know You

Fluffy links – Friday February 13th 2009

Friday, February 13th, 2009

One more day to go for my chocolates and roses…

Fantastic fundraising panel at Bizcamp.

Looks like we’re going to have a bareknuckle fight at the blog awards. Funnily this blog post makes me want to watch Westside Story. Have it on my shelf so I might as well!

Loving this photo from McA.

Real men. By Hugh.

Take a photo, it tells you the font.

Potholes and Google maps.

Trailer for new Tarantino flick. I dunno. His last was dire.

Via Una, foxes on a trampoline: