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Bacon Explosion with Irish Pork

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Heart attack on a plate. Worth it. So we decided to make an Irish Pork Bacon Explosion last weekend. My friend Jonathan did all the work while I took photos.

Streaky bacon weaved together

Sausage meat plastered on top

Barbecue sauce put on that

Cooked bacon bits sprinkled on top

Rolled and then weaved

Fluffy Links – Monday July 5th 2010

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Swedish Pirate Party will run the Pirate Bay from inside parliament if they get enough seats. Amazing hack of the political system.

Eolai selling paintings with a countdown to zero price. Worth buying without the reductions in my opinion.

Liking the website of Luke Abbott. Lot of posts on viral marketing there. Some nice insights too.

Cork Food Web. Mini-social web.

This rocks. Inspiring and engaging talk about Facebook Games, psychology and game theory to better the world.

Delighted that the Mulley Comms Facebook study got mentioned on All Facebook and Inside Facebook.

Study of iPad and Kindle reading speeds.

Inspiring video from Stephen Fry about everything including how kindness is more powerful than justice.

STEPHEN FRY: WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN WHEN I WAS 18 from Peter Samuelson on Vimeo.

Fluffy Links – Thursday July 1st 2010

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The Paddy Games. Rejected by the Dragon’s Den. Still happening and in Cork. Course. Check out the categories. Hand of Henry! Blindfold Dash!

The Dot Conference is on July 22nd in Dub. Some great speakers there.

Fuck plastic bags. I like this bag. Sponsored by Paul Gogarty.

Another protest outside Anglo.

Nice to see expansion. Whoseview UK has landed.

Are these rumblings about the future of the Government?

Vantage Resources the IT recruitment company have an iPhone app out. Handy for job searching when the boss has banned certain job sites.

Wonder how many other articles will be titled The Kin is Dead. Long live etc.

Ideo method cards are in the appstore. Oh yes.

Frank Sinatra writes to George Michael.

Kate Bush – Cloudbusting

Placenames in Ireland that sound dirty but are not

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Want to add any? Leave them in the comments and I’ll amend the post later.

Did this on Facebook a while back and got a lot of replies. Here are some choice places in Ireland:

Sally Gap
Dyke Parade
Blackbox Theatre, Dyke Rd, Galway
Moll’s Gap
Effin, County Limerick
Strangalowilly, Co Tyrone
Naad, Cork
Mount Juliet
Mount Daisy
The Giant’s Ring, Belfast
South Ring Road
Skeheenarinky, Tipperary
Gaggin, Cork
Kilcock, Co. Kildare

Fluffy Links – Wednesday June 30th 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

It’s About You. Share your views on equality and human rights issues.

Google Scholar now has a blog.

Handy downloadable marketing calendar/checklist from Toddle.

New European startup accelerator launches.

Bookdepository celebrates their 6th birthday with 10% discounts you can send friends. Been using them a lot lately. Free delivery is the selling point for me. Everything I look for (bookwise) on Amazon is there too.

Google Docs will OCR a doc for you when you import it now. Nice.

“Albatross” by The Besnard Lakes

Are you de face of Barry’s Tea, like?

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Via Barry’s Tea Facebook – Want a picture of you to feature on Barry’s Tea Gold Blend packaging? You have until this evening to send in a pic of yourself which may get featured. You don’t have to be from Cork to enter. Email the pics to: Sooo much potential for poses using a tea cosy or two.

cosy tea
Photo owned by tristankenney (cc)

Fluffy Links – Tuesday 29th June 2010

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Great videos from Ian (He’s back) of Heathers in concert.

An aspiring stand-up comedian who is doing a comedy gig in each of the 32 counties blogs about the experience. No punchline.

Davey starts a series on taking good photos with your iPhone.

Just one or two spaces left for the How to build a social media campaign on July 21st with the amazing Will McInnes.

Yahoo! has a style guide. Great resource is this subsite.

Via Seán Bonner, Jotnot, turn your iPhone into a scanner.

via Ewan Anil Dash – “Defending the Indefensible”

Doctor Who playing Doctor Who, with Orbital.

Fluffy Links – Monday June 28th 2010

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Research done on Facebook usage shows ads work and status updates are looked at a lot.

I love the terms and conditions for Vimeo. Usual legal speak with the human take next to them.

Via a Snappie Turtle is this wonderful gallery of Swedish Subway stations.

Via Ben The Guardian redone to show one story per page. Simple but beautiful. No ads or other competition would mean more attention per story I would guess but attention would fade quicker too I should think?

Scissor Sisters take out a fake ad on a real escort website to promote their album. Ballsy. You wouldn’t get Boyzone doing that.

BBC interactive map of Road Deaths. Visual stats are good.

Compare this to the visual diagram on how to make Gumbo.

Want to know how to get Mayorship of a venue on Foursquare? Here.

Paul Weller – You do something to me

Fluffy Links – Wednesday June 23rd 2010

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Check out Fuse Finds – an online vintage furniture store based in Dublin. One birdcage please.

Want to find Cork people on Twitter. Handy list.

10 laws of productivity. Rule 0 – stop reading blog posts telling you how to be business efficient and do some fucking work.

Pocket Anatomy. iPhone/iPod app to look at human body. Irish made!

Irish competition to win an iPad and hotel stay.

The transport authority in London free their data and almost right away a live train Google map is made.

HP brings out remote printing by giving every printer an email address. Spam ahoy!

10 different ways you can leave the rat race and be the boss. Interesting there are so many different types of company/org.

Online gaming using just a light app with the main game residing on servers? It works in areas with good infrastructure. This is deffo the future.

deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire – Ghosts N Stuff

Fluffy Links – Thursday June 17th 2010

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Stan Carey writes an insightful piece on the Queen’s English Society. Loving the blog comments.

Offset 2010 has been announced. Grand Canal Theatre will make a nice backdrop. Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd October 2010 – Blog on design, creativity and the organic veg growing. Maybe not the last bit.

Google are now allowing property listings on Google Maps in the UK and Ireland. NI site, have already started updating the maps with property.

Are these the top 10 places to visit in Ireland? How many have you been to?

Public voting for the Irish Architecture Awards. Some impressive designs here.

How to get out of your iPhone contract in Ireland.

Dublin Garden Squares Day
Saturday 3rd July, a celebration of the glory of Dublin’s Georgian garden squares.

Bad ad placement in the Metro.

Dedicated to Fine Gael: