Archive for August, 2007

Fluffy Links – Thursday August 23rd 2007

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Get a new track from Radiohead’s 2008 album.

Domain squatting in the .ie namespace. Good post by Michele. Mr. Domains himself.

Have girls moan out your IP address. You may need headphones and to turn the monitor in.

Oh my, this seems to be a valid mockup of the next Nano. I hope it doesn’t look so clunky. It looks, well, fat and not ph phat. Flubbery fat.

Oh look. Facebook is going to start doing highly targeted ads based on profile data. Out Googling Google. Where did we hear this before?

And now some good Irish bands. Check out Sickboy. Their song The Atune is fantastic and getting lots of airtime on the best station in Ireland – Phantom.

Next check out Betamax Format. Their song “You are welcome in my house” is equally fantastic. Crank the volume up to 11. It’s one more than 10.

And then we have So Cow. I like the tune “Moon Geun Young”.

Course if you want to really get some good tips on Irish bands, head over to Nialler9 and Una.

Via John Blackbourn Content Aware Image Resizing.

Evilnine Crooked ft. Aesop Rock

The Sisters of Mercy – Temple of Love:

419 Scam Ads in Irish Examiner

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

A friend passed this on to me. His fiancée answered this ad last week that was on Page 10 of the Money and Jobs section of the Irish Examiner. She realised the ad was a scam once she got back a fishy email:

419 Scam

When she emailed asking for more details she got back this email asking for her bank details. She traced the email to an Israeli ISP:

Here’s the business bit of the email:

Unfortunately we are unable to open Bank Accounts in Ireland without first registering the company name. Secondly we cannot cash these payments from the Ireland soon enough, as international Cheques take about 15-20 working days for cash to be made available.We lose about 75,000 pounds of net income each month because we have money transfer delays.Your task is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales or marketing.Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer (usually through FEDEX).The customer receives and checks the products.

After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products.About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Certified Cheque and some of our customers like to pay via direct transfer into Credit Card which is most secure and fast unlike cheques. So We decided to open this new job position for solving this problem.Your tasks are:

1. Receive payment from Customers.
2. Cash Payments at your Bank (Upon my instruction).
3. Deduct 300 pounds which will be your commission/pay on each Payment


4. Forward balance after deduction of commission/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to.(Payment is to forwarded either by MoneyGram or Western Union Money Transfer Preferably).

But the problem we have is trust, But we have our way of getting anyone that gets away with our money, I mean the IRS and Secret Service branch inWashington gets involve. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have them cashed at your bank or other Cashing Services.Deduct your commission and forward thebalance to the company . If you are interested, N: B, Please send to me the

listed information below:

#Your full name:

#Your full home address,

#Your age,#Occupation and as well your

#marital status, and your gender,

#direct contact telephone number:

#Your Bank name Only (only your bank name and nothing else).

Thanks for your anticipated action and we hope to hear back from you. very respectfully.

Elizabeth john
10 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn Ny11211

Someone put this on DIGG. Go here to DIGG it, thanks.

UPDATE: Ad has also appeared in the Donegal News.

Surgically constructed vaginas and all that

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

With the nasty little year it’s been for me, I never got to sit my Summer exams, so had to do the repeats, which were on this week. 3 in total. Property Law on Monday. Yesterday Criminal Law had a question on rape and offered a scenario with a male to female transgendered person with a “Surgically constructed vagina”. The question asked whether she could have been raped. It had lots of other elements in it too like consensual S&M etc. Fun. Today was Tort or “How to sue the shit out of someone”. I seemed to really know the defamation law section of this. Funny that. Anyway, all done and I should get through to 3rd year law. Will I promise to be a good boy next term and study and not skip lectures and that? Come back in 12 months and see.

Now back to living life.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday August 22nd 2007

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Simon wants to create a newspaper. You in?

Nice prank letter.

I was first thinking Robocop but then I was reminded of the bad guy in Last Action Hero. oh you kooky crazy Marines!

RTE News items plotted on a map. Nice one John Ward. Think a little more fiddling is needed. Donegal is not below burkina faso.

eBay does deal with An Post for their powersellers. About time An Post, now that letter post is all but dried up, they need to start looking at other revenue generators.

Twenty Major does not like the new look, what do you think?

Google backtracks over cutting off Google Pay Video but still lie through their teeth. Will now pay people in cash. The great search engine forgot the details of those that bought videos so they thought they’d send them vouchers instead. Yeah bloody right.

Ooooh. Schulze and Webb are designing a hardware radio for the Beeb that’s all socially and stuff. Webb, as I mentioned before gave a fantastic talk at Reboot.

Foals – Mathletics. We like.

Via You Ain’t No Picasso: Two Headed Boy – John Cameron Mitchell covers Neutral Milk Hotel. Out of synch but it don’t matter.

Jane Says

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Jane’s Addiction – Jane says:

She pulls her dinner
From her pocket
Jane says
I never been in love
I don’t know what it is
She only knows if someone wants her
I want them if they want me
I only know they want me

Supplemental New Blogs – Tuesday 21st August 2007

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

While we have the New blogs on the block, they seem to be booked out for the next month or so, so here are some other new blogs:

Chewing Paper

Ecobabe – Eco style blog.

Monscooch, great pop culture blog.

Brian O’C’s blog.

fhwrdh so easy to pronounce.

Driving with flats.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday August 21st 2007

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Want to do Google Ad campaigns and the like? Take this advice from RedFly.

Mmmm, I like this geeky pet rock.

Well they did it. Via a Bebo group, they brought back Wispa. but compare this to the guy who set up a Facebook group that said if he got a 100,000 people, his wife would allow him to name their second child “Spiderpig”. The second was a hoax but surely people can see the marketing potential for stunts like this.

Via Conor “Romance is not dead” O’Neill. Facebook profile for the Sex Pistols.

We need more parking signs like this.

I love that the Daily Show, a fake news programme is the one actually reporting from Iraq now. Reminds me of Jon Stewart ripping into CNN:

Suggesting that a “fake news” comedy program should not be held to the same standards as real journalists, Stewart said, “You’re on CNN! The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls! What is wrong with you?”

Looking good for FaceBook. We can airbrush it for you wholesale.

Nice idea. Search the net to see what the first pic is that someone takes with their camera. Tried to do this via but the results very shabby.

Karl Rove’s father was not only gay but apparently someone big into piercing his genitalia back when it wasn’t a normal thing to do…

Shiny Toy Guns – Le Disko

Press Query: Got a job thanks to Facebook or LinkedIn? Contact this guy if so

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Was just chatting to a journalist who is doing an article on using Facebook/LinkedIn et all to get headhunted/promotions/work. Anyone know of Irish people who have been headhunted using these services or had recruiters contact them with job offers? I’ve gotten a few via LinkedIn alright offering me jobs in the States.

Anyway, if you know of someone are you ARE that someone then fire off an email to Colm Heatley on colmheat { at }

Of just leave a comment on this blog post.

Add me Add me Add meeeeee

Monday, August 20th, 2007

View Damien Mulley's profile on LinkedIn

Well, not everyone uses Facebook so I’ve started linking up to people from my address book who are on LinkedIn. I neglected this site for a while but more and more I am finding old college and school associates that have not yet found the way of the Facebook. It’s nice to reconnect. If you were one of the people that added me to LinkedIn in the past few days, thank you. Go here if you want to add me to LinkedIn and go here if you want to add me to Facebook.

Twenty Major Book Launch – PR Campaign for launch

Monday, August 20th, 2007

I volunteered (without being asked) to do the PR for Twenty’s Book Launch. Being all urban, and hip (Twenty, not me), we needed to also reflect that in the campaign. Now, I hear you say we should do viral and Gorilla but Twenty is far more than that and deserves the edgiest form of marketing and that’s Red Ass Monkey marketing.

Red Ass Monkey Marketing

1. Hire 400 people to go to the Phoenix Park and spell out the words CUNT as a plane flys overhead.
2. Dress up 100 kids as mini-Twentys and have them try and get served in all the Dublin pubs. Screaming obscenities and starting fights. Like the kids from this but with Twenty Masks.
3. “Leak” Voicemails celebrities have left Twenty. Think Twink but not as scary or shrill.
4. Hire a guy to walk on to the set of the Late Late and oh hang on, been done.
5. Stalk Charlie Bird, nothing like free coverage on every news bulletin.

Anyone else got suggestions?