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The more I listen to it the better/worse it gets

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Ian McThrillpier recommended TV on the Radio’s new album Dear Science and the new album from Parenthetical Girls called Entanglements. I’ve given both albums equal listening time to be balanced.

The more I listen to the TV on the Radio album, the worse it gets. It’s rather boring and run of the mill. I thought the previous album was better.

However the Parenthetical Girls album just gets better with each play. First time hearing them was on Ian’s mixtape and after hearing the one song of theirs I bought the album for a mere 9 quid from iTunes.

TV on the Radio – I was a lover (From their last album – Return to Cookie Mountain)


Thursday, September 18th, 2008

In Dublin til tomorrow evening. Off to see this new mad DJ on the disco scene called TheRick or something… and meetings tomorrow. If around and you want to meet etc. assume the position.

Ugh and this train is one of the shitty old school ones. Can’t see any of their No Homo signs. Must have hidden them…

Fluffy Links – Thursday September 18th 2008

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

New blog (to me) Drinkin’ Guinness in the 416

And another. Mishkan ha-Echad

And another. (spotting a trend?) Vinca in tha kitchen

Have a looksee at the Irish Allotments blog.

Pat Phelan versus O2 at Mobile Monday?

So Bandcamp looks interesting.

Hilarious. How Panti and a friend conned a TV show into sending them to NY.

Want these cakes. Now.

Saul Bass was such a genius.

But in the new economy of abundance, monitoring use without charging for use is sufficient for extracting new value. More.

Great whitepaper on visitor engagement.

Is this real? It almost seems like this dog’s actions are SFX.

Three Moviestar Web Awards Sponsorship Slots left

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Moviesatr Irish Web Awards

The final three sponsorship slots for the Moviestar Web Awards are:

Best Government Website
Best Council Website
Best Education website

See more details on what sponsoring gets you.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday September 17th 2008

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Brilliant. Joe created a custom Google search for Irish Entrepenurs looking for Government information.

Irish blogger likes everything, everyone, every.

Southern Fried – the Munster Hockey blog. are looking for feedback on how they do their blog/vids.

The Awards for Commercial-free Schools are on Friday 26th of September.

Nialler talks the new Juana Molina album. I’ll be getting that thank you. Shame she’s playing Cork the night of the Web Awards. Maybe she can play them instead?

Green Ink is watching the little things about Eamon Ryan.

1.3M for the Dáil tuck shop where all the chocolate melts during the Summer COS IT’S MADE OF GLASS!

This job spec from NixonMcInnes is amazing. Their company philosophy is a powerful way to run a business. Or else they’re just hippies. I did notice a flower in Will’s hair the last time I saw him.

Fantastic use of Freedom of Information requests. But I would say that with all the ones I do.

Liking this t-shirt.

The Subways – Rock N Roll Queen

Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 16th 2008

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Judging for the Web Awards has begun blogging will be light as that’s being coordinated and bugs are being squished. The long lists for them are out by the way.

Check out the Post the Roast for this week.

John McGuinness for Taoiseach. When he sorts out those lazy civil service folks, he’ll target his political peers too, right?

EI ICT showcase on October 6th. You going?

Meanwhile why not get involved in Global Entrepreneurship week in Ireland?

Bruce Schneier has a new book out. Buy it direct from him and he’ll autograph it.

Via James. Lehman’s invested in quite a lot of startups. Shares might be going cheap in em now.

MTV cuts down some rainforest for a reality show?

Something is rotten in the State of Winemaking.

The guy that did these opening credits for Rocknrolla:

Has a show reel:

Fluffy links – Monday September 15th 2008

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Josie Josie Josie!

New blog from Bryan Corden.

MRIs will be able to tell if you’re gay or stylishly challenged. Given they can’t detect cancer in women in Ireland, can you imagine the future where Mary Harney makes a public apology to a man and his family after a mixup in MRIs says the man was heterosexual when clearly his brain formations said otherwise? Daddy go Oscar Wilde.

Brands set up fact-checking websites. Brandrepublic blame bloggers. Bollox. Meanwhile Valleywag looks at the companies who bought the sucks version of their website.

Salim Ismail’s new startup Ã…ngströ looks great. Well done to all involved.

High res royalty free images. Daily picks.

HP are considering doing their own OS? Why would they? That’s a huge amount of work and pain.

I like the giant guitar, oh and the 50,000 marching North Koreans.

Disturbing but good.

They live-twittered a child’s funeral. Christ.

Lib Dem councillor fecks off to college in Arizona. Still claims his monthly expenses.

Via Andruuuu – Antony & the Johnsons “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”

Hard Working Class Heroes

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Hard Working Class Heroes is this weekend in Dublin. Muzu put together a nice playlist of the bands that are playing. Here yiz go. No more blog posts til Sunday evening so enjoy the music:

Fluffy Links – Friday September 12th 2008

Friday, September 12th, 2008

The Equality and Rights Alliance. The group to stop Fianna Fáil and the Greens bunging loads of different agencies that are doing good work together with useless fuckers and by doing so will pretty much make some equality and disability groups die a civil servicey death.

Musical Rooms covers Immanu El and they play Cork tonight. Have a gawk at em.

Please do the IIA Blogger Survey, if you blog.

Check out the blog of Ronan Lyons.

Cory Doctorow and his cape have released a book of his essays. As usual, free to download.

Handy list of FOI officers in Ireland.

Frank Fahey announces the Claregalway bypass. Again.

Science Fiction moment. Altering stars to send interstellar messages. Nice idea.

Build something simple well. Matt talks about Umbrella Today. One function, do you need your umbrella today?

Know anyone called Kate?

Coke Zero have redesigned their packaging for the James Bond movie. Now, how many weeks before there’s an outcry because there’s a gun on a Coke bottle? Ok, maybe days?

From the Diet Coke and Mentos guys: (this should be the new Sony Bravia ad, wow)

EepyBird’s Sticky Note experiment from Eepybird on Vimeo.

Blogging and Social Media Conference, Dublin, Oct 4th

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Organise, Activate and Influence: Social Activism Online in Ireland

EU conference


In October 2008, the European Commission Representation and the European Parliament Office in Ireland are acting as facilitators for a conference in Ireland. A number of independent bloggers have provided guidance on what they would like to discuss and who they would like to hear speak.

The theme of this event is: Organise, Activate and Influence: Social Activism Online in Ireland. On the day we will discuss ways in which civil society can harness the power of the blog and increase debate on a topic as well as enhance activism. What role does it really have in Ireland and where does the future lie.

Check out the schedule. Zack Exley will be there. European Commission Vice President Margot Wallström will do a video introduction. Simon McGarr will do a talk on Defamation and the Internet. Damian O Broin will talk about opinion mobilisation. I’m on a panel with Harry McGee in the afternoon.

Even were I not speaking, I’d be attending. Why not register to go? Limited places.