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Fluffy Links – July 15th 2009

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Nick has a great old rant about the ad industry. A must-read.

John Henry has a new lick of paint on his site. Nice.

The second annual “Art in the open“ weekend will be happening all around Wexford town on the August bank holiday weekend.

Rónan blogs about his experiences marketing his photography on Twitter. Well worth a read.

Junior Minister Trevor Sargent has a non-politics blog. Been going since February. All about Kitchen Gardening.

A listing of the online presence of Irish PR companies and whether they’re doing more than the brochureware website. Hope to add to this on a regular basis.

Some beautiful data visualisation for the iPhone.

And on the iPhone, once I sort out mine, I’ll be installing this really handy Presentation help app.

Create your own economy. Create your own market, create your own community.

Mad. Stealing data from your computer by plugging into the sockets in your office.

Hand out video cameras and let the people record real life. Tech does it easily these days.

Darude – Sandstorm

Want to increase innovation in your company?

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Got this via email, might be of interest for Dublin based people:

Limited places left for ‘Driving Innovation’ Workshop this Thursday. Participants apply an innovation tool to their business models and identify new business opportunities. Workshops have reached over 100 companies nationwide, with great success. Location – Studio 1, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. Registration 9:30, Workshop starts at 10 and ends at 12. MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE.
To register or get more info, email Claire Shanahan cshanahan < at >innovator.ie or 018794000

Fluffy Links – Monday July 13th 2009

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Great post from Conor post iQ Prize. How to encourage new companies in Ireland.

Captcha fail.

Via Concubhar more campaigns to rebuild usage of Gaelige, this one by GaelNet and their GaelShirt website. Loving the Rince Rince t-shirt.

Cork photo walk July 18th.

Graduating college?

Trent Reznor gives some tips for new and upcoming bands.

Obama is too tall for Putin so he sits him in a chair with tiny legs.

Don’t you love design?

The future is un rit en.

Well said. A good take on this new Google OS. Spite is not a business strategy.

Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness

Disaster movie made fun!

Ginger is in (for drinks anyway)

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Well done to Smirnoff for running an event last evening showing off their new drink – the Smirnoff Mule. So the media get briefed and now the people that write about everything and anything for the fun of it are being briefed about some of the same things too. Yay. I couldn’t stay long but apparently there was magic tricks and all that. But sure we already had Sinéad show one. There is a carnival theme going through all the communications for this and I think the big public launch will push this in a big way. Obligatory Smirnoff Mule Facebook Page for Ireland.

Here’s Al the Mixologist preparing a Smirnoff Mule. 3 lime squeezes, Smirnoff, Ginger Ale.

Here’s one of the cards that you’ll see in bars. Big list of events happening to promote it.
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Fluffy Links – Friday July 10th 2009

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Count Me Out. Get yourself removed from the Catholic Church.

New blog: Virtualhaze

Via Crooked TimberThe Invisible Library, books that only exist in books.

Airline complaint? Write and sing a song.

Watch arthouse movies streaming online.

This guy’s photography is plain weird. Love it.

Aston Martin do London buses.

The best thing about best practice.. is the practice. The “best”? Not so much.

Little Steven aka Steve Van Zandt – I am a patriot
Steve being Bruce Springsteen’s guitarist as well as Silvio in some TV show thing and who will be in Tower Records meeting the public on Sunday.
(nice intro speech talking about the difference between patriotism and nationalism)

Forget the Cadbury’s eyebrows

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Sinéad suggested I video her blogger trick. Be amazed, so here we go:

Fluffy Links – Thursday July 9th 2009

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Cruisecamp. Business networking down the Shannon. Thursday, July 30, 2009 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meanwhile. North West Connects. Clever initiative.

How Corkonian are you, what do you want to see in a pub in Cork? Want to take a survey? Dinner for two raffle for everyone that completes it.

Fun Tube warning.

This photography is just plain weird.

Borders (the bookstore) now have a dating service?

Bag-o-kitsch?

A boy and my heart.

Where is my…

The Pen story

Fluffy Links – Wednesday July 8th 2009

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

In aid of Brainwave, the Irish Epilepsy society is The Horsehow Hustle on August 7th. That’d be a Friday. Tickets on sale now.

Tonight the iQ Prize is announced. Good luck to everyone who will be pitching from early morning and those working behind the scenes! Such a wonderful idea.

Via ConcubharCaint Campaign based in South Korea no less have started a campaign to save Irish. The site is aimed primarily at English speakers favourably disposed towards Irish. Love the t-shirts.

Niall Devitt and his experiences with Twitter so far, as a business person new to it.

Spolitchild are doing a free email marketing course, by email of course.

The Abbey have a new website. Love the design. Actually on that, they brought a few bloggers along to see Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant ages ago. I need to do a proper review. It’s worth the entry alone for the set. The set and the lighting of it have to win awards surely. The lead character is one badass woman too. Superbly acted. Some skincrawlingly sppoky other characters too.

mySpace is still numero uno place to be for bands says Jim. I agree. No more demo tapes, mySpace it.

Wine tasting in the AGA shop in Cork on Thursday. Nice combo.

The inaugural Dingle Marathon is taking place this September 12th at 9am and registration is currently open. Will it go past the most famous ice cream shop in Ireland?

Been following Mike living the dream of writing a scifi show and it being taken up, worked on and filming is starting. Fascinating.

via Thrillpier The Tallest Man on Earth – The Gardner

Feynman – I know what it means to know something

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Do know what it means to know something? About your business? Those that know something, really know it, about their business or life or themselves are the ones who can see what happens next, will have a good guess about future outcomes and can easily adapt to changes. Feynman goes off on a fine rip here about fakesters:

“Because of the success of science, there is, I think, a kind of pseudoscience. Social science is an example of a science which is not a science; they don’t do [things] scientifically; they follow the forms — you gather data, you do so-and-so and so forth but they don’t get any laws, they haven’t found out anything…. You see, I have the advantage of having found out how hard it is to get to really know something, how careful you have to be about checking the experiment, how easy it is to make mistakes and fool yourself. I know what it means to know something, and therefore I see how they get their information and I can’t believe they know it, they haven’t done the work necessary, haven’t done the checks necessary, haven’t done the care necessary. I have a great suspicion that they don’t know, that this stuff is [wrong], and they’re intimidating people.”

You’d swear he was talking about the new breed of Twitter ninja coaches popping up around the place guaranteeing that you can make money from twitter by adding 5,000 to your reading list, hiring people to fake your messages, target influencers while ignoring the peasants and link to affiliate crap in every message. Pseudo happens. In every situation and industry.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday July 7th 2009

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Politics in Ireland. Know about The Healy-Rae Criterion?

Very thought-provoking post from Red Mum about the role of photographers. Do you get involved or record the event?

New blog to help expose French Music to Irish Audiences. Written by Flohix who organised the Let’s French festival.

Few about already but this is a handy site to get access to the streaming feeds of Irish radio stations.

Cheeseburger cupcake?

Bruce Sterling’s closing talk at Reboot.

Ronald Reagan speeches. Impressive archive.

Be Polite.

Google couldn’t do a Google in another industry due to regulation and chokepoints, this from their CEO.

The Brilliant Things are playing at Oxegen, they’re opening this year’s show on Friday on the main stage at 2pm. This is one of their songs: Pointless

Via Jim Major Lazer