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We will rock you – Emergency Broadcast Network

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Via Metafilter.

Anyone remember these guys from U2 concerts?

Yoda visits Ireland

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Yoda visits these fair shores. Likes Blarney Castle does he lots.

Blarney Castle

Who doesn’t like a bit of fluff – Fluffy links June 01 2006

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Via Jeff Jarvis Via Marketallica is an interesting and very clever way of selling things via your flickr account. When you mouse over Russell Davies’ books you are presented with a mini-review and a link to an affiliate link to buy the book from Amazon. Makes sense. The same can be done with Threadless T-Shirts

Internet Hunting in China. This is vicious bullying that turns into a real life lynch mob. Some guy posts details that his wife cheats on him. Dozens condemn the guy that cheated with her. Then 100s and then 1000s. When the Internet and moralistic rage goes unchecked. Imagine if this happened with the O’Reilly incident. Or maybe it almost did?

Best ad for Sure ever. News article about a guy that literally blew the roof off his house when a canister of Sure deodorant exploded.

And that caused a can of Sure deodorant to explode with such force that it not only blew out windows but cracked a wall and even, briefly, lifted the roof off the bungalow.

Seth Godin disagrees that Podcasting is a bad name.

If you’ve going to invent a new product that is more than just an incremental improvement, then that new product requires a new slot in the mind, a new way of thinking. Giving it a name that permanently links it to old thinking doesn’t help.

Cool art? The invisible maze.

Visitors are equipped with digital headphones operated by infrared rays that cause them to vibrate every time they bump into one of the maze’s virtual walls.

Niall Kennedy links to an economics paper on big company inertia when dealing with new industries and changing times. Go read if you are in a big company.

Hey GPS/Mapping guys, where’s the centre of Ireland?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

So where is the exact centre of Ireland and can we see it on a Google map? And for all of those Cork folks, where is the centre of our universe? First to pinpoint the agreed exact centre of Ireland wins a prize. The Cork one is optional.

Two turntables and a vintage

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Vintage Microphone

I really love old microphones and would very much like to get my hands on one that I can use for a desk ornament. Anyone know any good places to get one? There are a few on Ebay alright but some look like new plastic things made to look like the vintage ones.


Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Via boards.ieFaceography.:

uses a process of automatic random blending techniques to “remix� the faces in its database together in a near-infinite variety of combinations, producing new abstract images of human faces every time the page is reloaded.

A Noah Grey creation, he’s also the dude that created Greymatter, the software I used to create my first blog.

Brewing up a storm

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Amazing storm pictures.

CMP/O’Reilly malarky also bans college courses with web 2.0 in title? And on it goes…

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Via Tuppenceworth comes news that this Web 2.0 malarky will also ban college courses from mentioning web 2.0 in their title.

If I were a university, college or educator I’d look askance at the property rights being sought in relation to Class 41. If granted it would allow CMP to prevent any educational institution from running a class, lecture, conference or workshop with the phrase “Web 2.0″ in the title. And according to their own statements and letters, once such property rights had been granted to them, they would feel themselves obliged in all cases to take action to protect them.

Now that’s a bit rich.

Ze Frank – Valentine

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Ze Frank – Valentine.

Corcadorca’s “The Tempest”

Monday, May 29th, 2006

The Tempest

As part of the Cork Midsummer Festival, Corcadorca bring you their large scale outdoor production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

Directed by Pat Kiernan and brought to you by the same creative team as their double award nominated sell out success ‘The Merchant of Venice’, ‘The Tempest’ will take place on the pond in the beautiful surroundings of Cork’s Fitzgerald’s Park.

Ticketing information available from the Cork Midsummer Festival box office on 1890 200 555 (operational from May 30th) or on

Performances daily at 10.15pm
June 22nd – July 1st, excl Sunday. Tickets 18 \ 12 (conc)

Uh, am I wrong in thinking their webform for booking tickets is insecure? I’ll buy the tickets over the phone or just call in.