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Fluffy Links – Thursday 22nd July 2010

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Self whoreage. Now 100 companies have signed up to get free customised Facebook Stickers. Still another few days before I send them to the printers.

New blog, least to me. Frank O’Regan

Good tips from Catherine O’Mahony on PR and sending stuff into the Business Post. OMFG I linked to a paper!

The Pill is 50 years old. It totally changed the world. A website to celebrate it and society. Sorry COIR!

Paywalls, how are they working for you Rupert?

18th century ship found at WTC site.

The fashion of Akira.

Kele – Tenderoni

Annie’s got her book on

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Annie sent me a picture of a dead deer the other day. Such a flirt. Here it is:

Annie's dead deer
She’s got a new book out. It has nothing to do with cooking and roadkill.
She’s got a new book out. It has to do with her trip through America.

The official blurb says:

“To the Left of the Midwest’ is an exhibition of photography from award-winning blogger Annie Atkins’s first book. Compiled on the railroads from California to Texas, this travelogue chronicles a personal journey through the small towns and backwaters of the United States during Obama’s election in late 2008.”

The launch of it is tomorrow evening from 6pm at the Joinery in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. Why not go? It’ll be worth it.

Delighted to see Annie do this, she’s a wonderful photographer and an inspiring blogger. Sending that native American to collect her award at the Blog Awards that time was a bit precious though. But she still rocks. Turns out that native American wasn’t even genuine. Still, as I said, she rocks. Bought pigtails in the poundshop, could have made an effort, like. And a plastic axe. Honestly. Twenty has nice things to say too.

Fluffy Links – Monday July 19th 2010

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Nice. Robin Blandford got to ask Eric Schmidt what he does on his 20% time in Google. And he said…

Sabrina has a great blog post (on her newly designed site) on building newsletters.

Want some financial advice from a Cork based expert? Read Allan’s blog.

Sweet. So far 50 companies have signed up to get Facebook Stickers for their Business Pages. 100 sticker sets still available.

NCI have a career bootcamp coming up in August. Sign up!

Forget the coat-hanger or bump solution. Nice business tips from the recent public talk by Steve McApple from Jobsland.

Into politics and new media? PDF Europe is on in Barcelona.

See, cursing is good. This is my excuse for using the S word, the R word and w Cunt. I mean C word.

Jónsi – Go Do (Jónsi & Nico Muhly @ Bethnal Green Live Sessions)

A physical sticker for a digital interaction – Like us

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Free Facebook stickers for your business.

Facebook Like sticker

Getting stickers printed for some clients/friends and decided that I might as well open it up to other companies in Ireland.

Want to avail? Sign up here.

Fluffy Links – Friday July 16th 2010

Friday, July 16th, 2010

A very short Fluffy Links today.

Stephen compares insurance quotes in Ireland.

Well done Stan Carey, getting a nice mention on the Economist website.

Holger has a list of his top ten Hammer Horror movies.

Love this photo from Phil on the most popular beers during the parades.

Steve Albini doesn’t hold back about the music industry.

Fluffy Links – July 13th 2010

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

New site on all things popculture – Inside The Margin

New to me. Prickly Goo is written and edited by Ruairí. So there you go.

The Terminator is in the screen cinema on the 26th. Nice.

I like the idea of easy to build Google Android apps. Blogging and even Twitter allows unskilled people to show talent. Heck, lots of people started off as web developers thanks to Dreamweaver or even Geocities.

Another BTW is on July 29th.

Feile Icarus is a premium event running in Galway for entrepreneurs and creatives at the end of August.

The Seed

The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

A two-minute animated voyage through nature’s life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.

Why I work for myself

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Fluffy Links – Monday July 12th 2010

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Vodafone UK is to become the first mobile phone operator to pass on 100% of donations to charities via text messaging, now there’s a petition to get the networks here to do the same.

Specially negotiated deals via You don’t need to be a member to avail.

The Ryan Academy has announced a new venture accelerator fund for early stage Irish tech start-ups. Bit I like is:

€50,000 in direct funding, as well as a three-month programme of support from the Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship, which will include office space, mentorship and specially-designed networking and educational programmes

Cash is handy but mentoring with the right people is worth so much more.

Nice handy app for Android phones. Say when you have left a parking spot so others can find it. Open Spot.

Via Josh Spear MyPlastiki is a catamaran constructed using 12,500 plastic bottles sailing to highlight environmental ideals.

Psycho with live orchestra in the NCH in October. Oh yes.

The Bogus Pogues (Pogues tribute band) are playing their first gig in Róisin Dubh on Friday 16th July during Galway Arts Festival. Tickets are €10 , proceeds go towards a local community gardens project in Galway’s west end.

Here they are covering Thousands are Sailing:

Happy Marchingseason

Best trailer for a conference ever? Dotconf

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

The young lad Traynor’s accent is spot on there!

Fluffy Links – Wednesday July 7th 2010

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Nice review from Cian on the new Oxegen iPhone app. Really well thought out.

I mentioned this on Twitter recently, nope, Lidl are doing hotel breaks.

SME and trying Online Marketing? Why not take Doris Murphy’s survey?

Bizcamp comes to Galway. Nice to see Enterprise Ireland sponsor it. Even if their local staff believe entrepreneurs are born, not made.

Saw Kirsten Rutherford and her Underground Restaurant on the BBC last night. Great idea and she also runs a farmers market in the house and gardens too!

The Noisy Idiot Dilemma – first 2 chapters.

via Joey

Caribou – Odessa