Archive for the ‘irishblogs’ Category

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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

MAXRoam for the Crunchies.

12Seconds for the Crunchies!

Politician Declan Ganley more popular than Bertie says Google

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

The 2008 Google Zeitgeist for Ireland was just press released. A link to Google Ireland would do no harm PR people! I love that Google has said Declan Ganley is a politician. More proof that Ganley is a secret CIA agent cos we all know Google is owned by the CIA. Right? The treehuggers over in Fundymedia will be all over this post in nanoseconds. Once they finish their lentil tea. And get their dole.

Most Popular Ireland
You tube

Fastest Rising Ireland
google maps
Nasza klasa
Irish Times
Yahoo mail

And this one I love:

Politicians (Most Popular – Ireland)
Nicolas Sarkozy
George Bush
Mary Harney
Brian Cowen
Declan Ganley
Bertie Ahern
Barack Obama
John McCain
Hilary Clinton
Sarah Palin

Fluffy Links – Wednesday 10th December 2008

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Anymore takes for the Bloggers Lunch in Cork?

Website by Patrick documenting restoration of a boat. Warning, website might hurt your designer eyes.

A review of the future. Today.

James Foley does his CV using Powerpoint and it’s 1 Better than a normal CV 2 Better than a normal Powerpoint. I like.

Another view from another Twitter Mad Men persona.

Walk this way.

Via Johnny Beirne. Love this tax disc holder.

This is where Lost got their idea. Given all the cross-overs, most shows are in fact fictions in the mind of one child.

Want. Wine holder, case, lamp.

A real night at a real museum.

Fuck The Recession, cute campaign from a Hotel Group.

Colonel Klink joins Enda’s Heroes – Gun pics to follow?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

So Fine Gael have a new Deputy Communications Officer.

Former Defence Forces Press Officer, Commandant Feargal Purcell, has today (Monday) taken up the position of Deputy Director of Communications with Fine Gael.

Just wondering, was it on his watch that Wee Willie had his gangsta pic taken? Will Enda be next for the street style photos?

Wee Willie and his big gun

Fluffy Links – Tuesday December 9th 2008

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

BarCamp, then 3DCamp, then BizCamp and now TeenCamp? A barcamp style event for teenagers in Ireland. Run by them, for themselves. Know any teens who would go or contribute? Sponsors and all the rest wanted too.

Want to go to a free movie viewing in Dublin on the 18th? Movie Awards/Poll. Get voting.

Meanwhile, vote for Jen!

The Polish are leaving Ireland quickly.

Steve makes Ars Technica. Well done.

Someone tries to get sued by Declan Ganley. A rare event.

o2 being gobshites, say it ain’t so!

Presentation Zen webcast on Thursday.

Cunt is news. So says RTE.

Nazi Gnomes. Nanana.

WikiScanner Version 2.0 is out.

A building. A mile high.

Department of Eagles – No One Does It Like You (Live)

Dance – Lykke Li & Bon Iver doing ‘Dance Dance Dance’ in L.A

Monday, December 8th, 2008


Monday, December 8th, 2008

There’s no worse time to leave that safe pensionable job and there’s no better time to start that business with your limited resources.

* But starting a business now is tougher than ever. And?

* I know nothing about web apps or code. And?

* I’m not sure I can get a grant for this. And?

* But have you seen the trouble blogs can generate. And?

* Remember the bubble! And?

I stuck up a video about procrastination on the site this weekend and it’s a very Irish thing that we target reasons NOT to start a business and take a risk unlike the American model where it’s about the positives and the attitude is obstacles can be taken care of. Just like the video, there will always always be reasons (many valid) not to start a business in this country. Even a failed or failing business is good for Ireland as the money spent stays local, knowledge is shared, scars are earned.

Confusion and Happiness Street Graffitti Background
Photo owned by Halima Ahkdar (cc)

Here’s a reason to try out that idea, to work for yourself, to develop that web app:

You can always go back to living in medicority, taking shit from a boss who is flailing about in a bumbling along industry. You’ll have learned more practical stuff in one week working for yourself or in a small startup than you’ll ever learn in a lifetime in that pensionable job. Would you take a risk for love? Would you do it for business?

And you don’t have to give up that day-job just yet anyway. 9 to 5 jobs are just that. Switch off and back on at 5.01 and work til midnight on that new business.

And don’t start wasting time on fucking lists.

Fluffy Links – Monday December 8th 2008

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Not a sausage… Rashers though!

Liveblogging the Apprentice tonight?

Michele responds to the article in the Business Post that business blogs ain’t all that. Brendan also has his say.

Five things. Olympic boxing.

Blog I missed. Cork Silver.

New Cork-based Sports blog that’s been email us all about being about: Jump the Fence Baby.

Rewatch Vincent Browne go from nought to jugular in about one second as he interviews Eamon Ryan. Why doesn’t he do that to all those in the Government though or even the limp opposition?


Irish book banned in the UK cos Tom Cruise don’t like it.

State’s best 25 albums of 2008.

Police and thieves and bouncers in Dublin.

Mad Men go 30 Rock for a while. Don Draper as someone else? No. Oh hang on.

Look who took the pic as well as the pic.

Congrats to Eoin et all in Slattery Communications for their new Facebook App.

Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal

Getting my stuff done

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Edit: Now with extra D!

Nyom Blog Blog Nyom Nyom Blog Blog Blog

Friday, December 5th, 2008

There’s a Cork Bloggers late-lunch thingymajig on Monday, December 15th, 5pm. Organised by Joe.

Photo owned by jcorrius (cc)

Then on Tuesday December 16th there’s another slapup meal in Dublin for the bloggerati.

Sign up to go along, if you’ve not gone to one of these events before then come along, you’ll be made very welcome.

Photo owned by jcorrius (cc)