Archive for August, 2012

Fluffy Links – Sunday August 26th 2012

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Culture Night Cork September 21st, 2012. (PDF of activities). Too many things to see!

After the well received courses in August, there’s another Digital Marketing course with Cork Chamber in October.

Like our page and we’ll add you to our Lotto syndicate. Legal scholars would love the idea that they won and someone that unliked the Page wanted their cut….

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Realex Payments Web Awards. We hit over 100 nominations in the first 24 hours. Youch.

via What Consumes me, wristband to monitor UV levels.

On that, a heart rate monitor that just uses your iPhone camera.

I would have ordered the Pigs Head Croquette but it seems many customers were put off by it.

Hacking an important weapon by the American military now. “We hacked their nets” sounds a bit too close to “all your base are belong to us” though.

And also, have been annoying you with this on Facebook but for those that have not seen this Toyota Auris video…


Monday, August 20th, 2012

Beats the dude with the accordian

Fluffy Links – Monday August 13th 2012

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Sabrina Dent is giving training classes in Email Marketing. One in Cork, one in Dublin. Well worth going to.

Learn the rules so you can break the rules.

Google will now throw you down Google rankings if there are too many copyright infringement claims against your website. As IsoHunt pointed out, this should mean YouTube is blocked by Google too. Yeah right. In some of the more vicious markets, I wonder will companies file more DMCAs to damage your rankings?

The Paralympics are up next too.

This may wind you up. Especially if you are a journalist. Ryan Holiday discusses manipulating bloggers by giving them dodgy “facts”, that in turn allows him to skew Wikipedia articles that references blog posts, these articles then get copy and pasted by journalists.

Startup incubators in Beirut. How they’re doing it.

Fluffy Links – Saturday August 11th 2012

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

They’re now funded but The Exley in Brooklyn was looking for Kickstarter style investors and your small investment gets you x amount of goods (Beer and Food) back for your investment. It’s all part of Smallknot (check out the case studies) that is Kickstarter for local businesses. Love the idea. Imagine to have been able to invest in Crackbird or a business like that here?

And on that. StartupWiki for Ireland. List of Irish startups. If you don’t know how to add yourself, well that was a test.

Six mega-trends from Casual Connect Seattle.

Here’s a handy document from me on Facebook for Business.

The truthiness of fonts. Seems some fonts can actually make you trust the content you are reading more. That is until every scammer uses that font.

Olympic wireless hotspot police.

Vincent Browne and Denis O’Brien, not exactly up a tree.

Webelevate are looking for a new crop of students for their digital tech + gaming course. It’s part of Springboard.

TNGHT – Higher Ground (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice)

Aer Lingus bringing in WiFi on flights?

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Aer Lingus are currently running focus groups around Ireland and are asking people would they go for WiFi on flights.

€20 for a transatlantic/longhaul flight.
€10 for a UK/Europe flight.

They’re also looking at a method of reserving a price on tickets for 24 hours for €5 per person per flight. (Thanks Ralph) Wonder can you do this before a Heineken Cup match?

Indo coverage and mention of WiFi on flights.