Archive for the ‘Fluffy’ Category

Fluffy Links – Wednesday May 8th 2013

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Billy Hawkes, the man who tamed Facebook and Marne Levine, Facebook’s Vice-President for Global Public Policy talk Protecting Personal Data in the Digital Age. 17 May at 12.00p.m.

Remember that idea of a foldable plug? Get it here.

300 social media policies.

The next iteration of Seán Bonner’s Safecast cheaper Geiger counter is to make it portable. Dronized Safecast.

Habitual by AJ. A simple personal analytics app. Android based.

Facebook Wifi, love the idea, they need to bring it to Ireland. “Will check-in for WiFi”.

McBain stitched together. Genius.

An information session will be held at Western Gateway Building, UCC on 5 June for those interested in entering the Seedcorn Business Competition. Big wad of cash for overall and area winners.

Panti mentioned Leigh Bowery in this video about how she started in drag. The full documentary about Leigh Bowery is available in six parts on YouTube. It starts here. I think I’ll get myself a pair of his glasses.

Rebekka Karijord – Oh Brother

Fluffy Links – Monday April 29th 2013

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Run an e-commerce site, want to turn visitors into customers/leads? Conversion Rate Optimisation Workshop on May 7th

One can legally be a Mx in the UK instead of a Ms. Mrs. or Mr. if you don’t want a gender specific title.

Data science and Facebook. 42 is the meaning of life. 342 is the average number of friends on Facebook.

Infographical. Realex Q1 payments trends.

Using a water filter to take the pure water out of Coke. What about the Coke without the water? That’s what I want to know.

This is lovely. Boy with MD can live some dreams through photos.

The colours in movies. Like a Pantone card for movies.

Sketching with code. Love that phrase. Watch some coder poet gurus rip that phrase off.

Lubomyr Melnyk – The Voice of Trees 1

Fluffy Links – Monday April 15th 2013

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Free online class. Building an iOS app. 3pm EDT = 7pm GMT on April 16th

Do you run Open Coffees or informal meetups? Some handy tips on running meetups.

I’m asked a lot these days to recommend candidates for Digital Marketing jobs so I’ve put a form together where you can add your name if you’re looking for a job in this area. I won’t tell your employer, I won’t add you to a mailing list and I won’t sell or give over your details to a recruitment agency.

Got an Irish e-commerce site? The IEDR’s Optimise project can help you out.

That stool rocks. “We send a digital file to a maker located near you, they make the stool and send it to you.” That’s local business from an er non-local business. You can also get it here.

Visual storytelling lessons from Citizen Kane, one of Roger Ebert’s favorite films.

What is the Business of Literature?

Facebook Home will probably win the day.

Great advice from @ZeFrank: “If you want to be something, start being it.”

Fluffy Links – Saturday April 6th 2013

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Japanese Film Festival in the Triskel next week.

Finkbeiner test. When reporting on women in business/science, some guidelines.

RTÉ doing radio dramas around science. Each Sunday for a month.

Facebook Advertising workshop by Barry Hand on April 18th.

April 17th, Twitter class in Limerick by me. Massively subsidised.

New site for the lovely band Waking Up Sunday.

Apple is widening the gap between itself and Samsung and the other raggle taggle bunch of device makers.

Reeder is now free. What will it turn into when Google Reader goes?

Fluffy Links – Sunday March 31st 2013

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

How the Daily Mail is winning when it comes to making money online. Everyone else is looking at paywalls, these guys are opening and raking in the cash.

Pre-order the print version of The Holy Numbers.

ISL. Irish Sign Language. Some learning resources.

Music with the solar system dictating the beat. Solarbeat.

From the ashes of those kicked out of Phantom is 8 Radio. Listen online or using one of those analog things.

Some fantastic tips from Business Insider on how they operate. The underling theme seems to be OBSESSIVES.

via, this is mesmerizing:

Just at what point in your company timeline do you decide to try and make society more complicated so your product gets to be used more to make society less complicated.

Self-publishing. The actual work involved.

Haunted – The Pogues

Fluffy Links – Sunday March 24th 2013

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Nice interface for Facebook. Only see updates from connections that share links.

Speaking of Facebook, Facebook Ads workshop on April 18th.

We were getting a baby for Christmas.

These 8 bit glasses please.

Memento is a life-recorder type device. Takes photos every two minutes throughout your day and you can upload them all up later.

Why not go for the original guy? Mad Men can use a Beatles song, they can do this.

Désacraliser (literal translation: ‘to remove from its pedestal’) is the word that Privat uses. Via Mrs Tyrell.

The right way to use Evernote:

Get motherfucking Bulb:

Dave Grohl, SXSW

Fluffy Links – March 7th 2013

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Google Analytics Workshop on April 2nd with Laurence Veale. Starting to fill (only 9 places at it) so you know what to do…

And if you want to do a digital marketing course over 4 weeks in Cork in April, I’m doing one for the Cork Chamber.

Good to Know. Handy app from Publicis for anyone into marketing and digital planning.

PINC programme looking for female entrepreneurs for their part-time business startup course.

Outsource human tasks to other humans. Task Rabbit.

Xboxonly movie release. Not a bad idea and could be a great platform for independent movie distribution. Same for bands.

Bugs by Tracy Letts, play we’ll see in Cork, if they get enough funds.

Oh yes, the company now has a Facebook Page.

The technology gap between the young and old is widening. A younger generation knows more and is immersed more while an older generation feels more lost. And so seems to react by setting up Government committees to reign in this tech freedom.

Fluffy Links – Thursday February 21st 2013

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Digital Marketing Strategy Workshop from Dena Walker on Feb 27th taking bookings for the afternoon version of it now. Selling out fast,

Samsung may be selling a tonne of phones and taking more market share but Apple dominates on profit share.

What Colm learned so far from his WhoIsMyTD web service.

Hilary Claire Woods‘ new album preview sounds lovely.

How Paul got 1000 likes on a page of his.

Iran captures a US drone. Reverse engineers it. Releases video the drone had recorded of the flight. Military propaganda comms from Iran now. Israel are amazing at this.

The history behind Siri. So much more to come from Siri it seems. Also, shocking that this appears to be original content on the Huffpost that isn’t a list.

Terry O’Neill exhibition in Wandesforde Quay ends this week. Go see it. Meanwhile the man himself has an iPad app called Goddesses.

Eirigi show you how to sabotage a water meter and get your neighbours in trouble. I think.

Fluffy Links – Sunday February 17th 2013

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Karl says get rid of the 100s of Millions in R&D grants in order to fire up real innovation.

Fascinating comment. Netflix – “Become HBO Faster Than HBO Can Become Netflix

Opening up charity data. UK only right now. Be nice to have here given so many orgs say they’re charities when they are far from it and not even registered.

Bridget Megarry on preparing for her death:

Take out long-term serious illness cover. We didn’t. Having a terminal illness is expensive. We have been saving hard over the past few years for our retirement so I have no hope of a medical card.

One huge KMZ file for Google Earth of all electoral divisions in Ireland. (Pay to access)

The Moves app tracks the steps you take, distance traveled, locations etc. etc. Free. Soaks up battery though.

Via Dangerous Minds: Baby Metal. J-pop death metal.

Sweet Brown ain’t got no time for a toothache.

Never knew who she was, just liked the ad. This is how she became famous. Reminds me of reactive marketing like that now legendary Oreo in the dark tweet.

Fluffy Links – Saturday February 2nd 2012

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Dylan Varian has a new iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app out for those doing the Junior/Leaving Cert. All the papers and marking schemes in one app. Examie.

Only a few more days to get tickets for, speaker lineup pretty much locked down now. 8 talks, 4 workshops.

I really really love the 8 bit signs for free Dublin WiFi.

Three short plays by Samuel Beckett in the Everyman. The week I’m in Dublin of course…

Conscious Capitalism from the CEO of Whole Foods.

Consultation on implementation of the Charities act. Ban chugging please.

Getting started with User Acquisition Marketing.

Still trying to offload the Money Grabbing Machine from the Web Awards.

Follow tells humorous and moving stories and experiences from the Irish Deaf community through live music, light, ISL, (Irish Sign Language) and traditional story telling.

Paul Brady – Trust In You (Live at Kinine) from Steve Mogerley on Vimeo.