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Fluffy links – Monday September 15th 2008

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Josie Josie Josie!

New blog from Bryan Corden.

MRIs will be able to tell if you’re gay or stylishly challenged. Given they can’t detect cancer in women in Ireland, can you imagine the future where Mary Harney makes a public apology to a man and his family after a mixup in MRIs says the man was heterosexual when clearly his brain formations said otherwise? Daddy go Oscar Wilde.

Brands set up fact-checking websites. Brandrepublic blame bloggers. Bollox. Meanwhile Valleywag looks at the companies who bought the sucks version of their website.

Salim Ismail’s new startup Ã…ngströ looks great. Well done to all involved.

High res royalty free images. Daily picks.

HP are considering doing their own OS? Why would they? That’s a huge amount of work and pain.

I like the giant guitar, oh and the 50,000 marching North Koreans.

Disturbing but good.

They live-twittered a child’s funeral. Christ.

Lib Dem councillor fecks off to college in Arizona. Still claims his monthly expenses.

Via Andruuuu – Antony & the Johnsons “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”

Fluffy Links – Friday September 12th 2008

Friday, September 12th, 2008

The Equality and Rights Alliance. The group to stop Fianna Fáil and the Greens bunging loads of different agencies that are doing good work together with useless fuckers and by doing so will pretty much make some equality and disability groups die a civil servicey death.

Musical Rooms covers Immanu El and they play Cork tonight. Have a gawk at em.

Please do the IIA Blogger Survey, if you blog.

Check out the blog of Ronan Lyons.

Cory Doctorow and his cape have released a book of his essays. As usual, free to download.

Handy list of FOI officers in Ireland.

Frank Fahey announces the Claregalway bypass. Again.

Science Fiction moment. Altering stars to send interstellar messages. Nice idea.

Build something simple well. Matt talks about Umbrella Today. One function, do you need your umbrella today?

Know anyone called Kate?

Coke Zero have redesigned their packaging for the James Bond movie. Now, how many weeks before there’s an outcry because there’s a gun on a Coke bottle? Ok, maybe days?

From the Diet Coke and Mentos guys: (this should be the new Sony Bravia ad, wow)

EepyBird’s Sticky Note experiment from Eepybird on Vimeo.

Fluffy Links – Thursday 11th September 2008

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Congrats to Fiona and her new On the Fringe blog on the Irish Times website.

So I watched the US election convention speeches and the best one was from Hillary, followed by Obama’s. McCain’s own one seems to have bombed. Garr Reynolds takes it to pieces here.

Twitter goes even more mainstream with a CNN show using the power of it.

Via Brian, Kim Jong…

This is marketing!

Google invests in a satellite “broadband” company.

Via Kerry (again) Ranking in Google’s top ten might not be enough these days. People expect just the top few results to give them what they want.

Nice idea from the Wikipedia founder. Use the Wikipedia ideals for information on green issues.

Every photographer needs a cup like this.

Steven Berlin Johnson is working on a new book.

In a real sense, Priestley was a kind of lost Founding Father: a hugely important figure to Franklin, Adams, and Jefferson who is barely mentioned today in most accounts of the revolutionary generation. To give you some sense of his role: in the final correspondence between Adams and Jefferson, starting in 1813, Priestley is mentioned 52 times, while Franklin is mentioned five times, and Washington only three. And when you see the Founders through the lens of Priestley’s life, it changes the way we think about the values of the revolutionary generation. (For one, it makes it clear how thoroughly integrated science was with their political worldviews.)

Via Analogue Mag:
cLOUDDEAD ‘Dead Dogs Two’ (BOC mix) Music Video (Unofficial)

Fluffy Links – Wednesday September 10th 2008

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 has a new Favicon thingymajig (the lil image that shows up in the tab). Thanks to Paul for that.

Phil has a nice summary of Creative Camp Belfast.

Want to talk to the Cadbury’s Gorilla? Ask it about Mrs Gorilla or something.

Ok, while I gave out earlier this week about the Kraftwerk gig being moved, this pic shows maybe it was the best idea.

Bertie now works for a property developer. No! Officially.

The job losses have started, blame it on a recession or employers using the recession excuse. Rowan has a guide on how to job hunt when the going is getting tough.

Luke is not at all into his trains.

Enda Madden thinks OpenTrace is the killer app at TechCrunch50 so far.

Google will now anonymize IP data after 9 months. Cos they love us. Or because their tech has advanced a good bit so they only need 9 months now to know everything about you compared to 18 months a while back.

Life can survive in space. Makes you think where life in the Universe started?

Does LeoCinda realise this video, where they nicked their material from, was a joke?

Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 9th 2008

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

MAXroam V2 has launched, well done Pat Phelan.

via Rick. Songs about RTE Newscasters. Oh my.

A Wikubator – come up with and try and incubate ideas and get feedback using a private wiki.

Mike Kelly has a podcast up.

Very open and honest blog post from Stephen Kinsella on feedback for a course of his.

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No drug tests for TDs, but I’m sure with the LeoCinda monster raging about the tests that many TDs, if not all, will do it if asked by members of the public, right?

M&S take the piss about data protection and refuse to let a mother complain about her son’s superman outfit.

Olberman pushed it too far. No longer covering the election?

Smack my pitch up. Fun idea. Come up with the worst pitch idea, win.

Guns n Roses Civil war live (Voodoo Child intro)

Fluffy Links – Monday September 8th 2008

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Slowly catching up after a long weekend in Belfast so here’s some fluffy links. A short list.

Another fine episode of Post the Roast is now online.

Hello Charlie Weston.

Irish Government news/information feeds.

Jim moves to a Thursday evening slot, hosting the Producers. Hmm, I dunno. I liked the Saturday mix when I got to hear it. The Producers has a different remit but it will be nice to see Jim’s influence on this show at the same time.

Yeah, I agree with the Popester. Metro staff are really really nice.

New FBD website.

Not a happy bunny that Kraftwerk has been moved.

A Jumbo jet turned into a hostel. Want to stay there.

How to cheat at everything.

Fluffy Links – Friday September 5th 2008

Friday, September 5th, 2008

The ICCL’s Electric Picnic Photo Album. I want one of those t-shirts!

Those broadband issues with BT Ireland are still ongoing.

If you were one of the 100s or maybe 1000s of people spammed by yesterday and today, here’s the online complaint form for the Data Protection Commissioner. Commandant Lasard himself will look into this.

Watch your eyes, it’s the website for Gay Pride Limerick. One day gay pride will be something that doesn’t need a parade with men dressed as women. Til then the majority of the gay community will keep focusing their energy at partying instead of campaigning for equality. Live for today folks! forum posts = messages left on the wall of a public toilet. I love how the Indo reporter threatened legal action if he was named in the article. What a cock.

And on that. Boner wanted.

Via Irish Craft Update: Dublin’s 24 hour comics day 2008

Blog for upcoming actress and writer Pauline McLynn. She’s gonna hit the bigtime. Just you wait and see. I have this hunch.

So what email addresses get the most spam? Fascinating survey.

Via James. Ouch. Ad firm emails all their staff the comms plan for breaking redundacy news to them.

Mitchell and Webb – Wrong side

Fluffy Links – Thursday September 4th 2008

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Congrats to Nooked and their new shopping widget.

FBD Insurance are on Twitter. Welcome folks!

Minister Eamon Ryan to use Bebo and Facebook for consultation feedback? Read that and how eircom had a barney with him about speeds at campbell’s blog.

Speaking of Bebo. It seems it can’t be stopped, even in Irish prisons. Hah. I think that’s good in a way. It should be hard to stop access to the Internet.

eWrite messenger now supports Toddle newsletter templates.

Staying with eWrite, Gordon did some stats on a Facebook campaign he ran for the Web Awards, seeing uptake on the ads he ran.

Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere is now free to download or read online. Great book and fun TV series.

Clever. HP are selling some of their latest notebooks without packaging. They come in messenger bags instead. Great idea.

Terry – TED-like talks but done by college students. Please please please do one in Ireland. Students only. Not the academics!

Steven Johnson gives Palin 3 weeks before she’s kicked out. D’ya think?

Some firefighting photo, this.

Using humans to get around blocks made for robots. Seems that it costs $0.002 to solve a CAPTCHA. (those horrible text box from things that are hard to read)

From Terry: Things to avoid when publicly speaking:

Fluffy Links – Wednesday September 3rd 2008

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

It’s not too late to come along to CreativeCamp Belfast on Saturday. Come along. After the amazing support the folks way up there have shown to the Blog Awards and BarCamps, I feel I owe them a few visits.

Suzy Byrne made the Huffington Post. Well done.

Via PhilFBcal – export the Facebook Birthdays to Google Calendar or iCal.

Gay Marriage for all in California. Even prisoners. Makes for some interesting dilemmas…

Love Zebras. Love this poster.

Get your musical goods on iTunes and sell cds too with TuneCore.
Anyone know where I can get this picture?

Nice Guerilla Marketing tips for startups.

$175k a day for an ad on the front of YouTube.

Sarah Palin had a lot of work done to her Wikipedia profile before she was nominated.

Via Kerry: Surveys

Via Treasa – Princess Bride in Lego

Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 2nd 2008

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Going to PodCamp? Do.

My own take on this new Google Chrome Browser. I think the browser wars won’t happen. This is all about building an OS for the Web.

The latest Post the Roast is out.

K8 the Gr8 won August’s Blog Post of the Month. O2 are sending her a phone too. Fair play to O2 too for keeping up with the sponsorship despite a load of us bloggers giving them crap for their iPhone issues. Not every company would do that.

Eamon climbed Mont Blanc. For the laugh like. Read all about it.

Ryanair is one of the best PR/Marketing agencies in the world. Another example. I do wonder is it Ryanair themselves leak these? People keep getting told how they will try every trick in the book to cut costs. We get a new one every so often. Remember the mobile phone charging ban? Do you honestly think it was real?

Fan in fanatic. Look at the massive energy and gravity around the Dr. Horrible universe. Whedon has whacky fans.

Playlist from William Gibson. iTunes buy!

Jeremiah on How to get noticed. Brand wise.

Remember that cool enough song that was made for 500 quid and had 250k views on Youtube? Know how many mp3s he sold as a result? 100 Here’s Rhodri Marsden’s take on how hard it is for bands/musicians these days.
Here’s the vid again:

Are there any Seanachai events in Ireland anymore? I’ve love to go to a few of them and see how they work. I’d love if Eddie Lenihan’s TV shows were put online by RTE or put on DVD. You can listen to a tale from Eddie here.


Darth vader being a smart arse: