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Fluffy Links – Friday June 15th 2007

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Via You Ain’t No Picasso: Feist and a little bit of Grizzly bear.

Consider signing up for Paddy’s Valley.

Forget not that BarCamp Belfast is on June 30th. They’re looking for speakers and attendees so g’wan, it’ll be worth the trip.

eBay shows Google who the Daddy is. Google decide to run an event at the same time as eBay to try and nab some of their customers. eBay cancels all Google Ads. Google cancels their own event.

Don’t forget the draw for 2 tickets to Beirut. Last few hours of it!

Paddy’s Valley – What exactly do we want to do

Thursday, June 14th, 2007


20 people at most.
Rent a minibus. (I’d love to get a few VW camper vans to tour in)
Get a central hotel.
Visit the historical Silicon Valley places where the big tech guys started and do touristy stuff too.
Meet some VCs and Valley people and get to know them.
Exchange cards and build friendships.
Have a showcase evening on one of the evenings to show off the companies who have come over.

Eamon Ryan is Comms Minister

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Goodbye Dialup Dempsey, hello someone that is more able to fix the communications problems than anyone to date. I’m actually quite happy and confident that Eamon Ryan is the new Minister for Energy, Communications and Natural Resources. There were bits of the Green Manifesto I disagreed with but I hope most of it is implemented. It was a very tough decision shutting down IrelandOffline last week but it gets a little easier to sleep knowing the new boss is not a Fianna Fáiler, PDr or Fine Gaeler. Fingers crossed. Minister, please do something about ComReg.

Update: Seven months later and Minister Ryan is probably the worst Communications Minister so far. A total disgrace.

The Videos have started – Another 5 years on Planet Bertie

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Via That’s Ireland:

Not very Fluffy Links – Thursday June 14th 2007

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Just three this morning.

Markham writes a love letter to Aus traffic wardens.

Consider signing up for Paddy’s Valley.

Don’t forget the draw for 2 tickets to Beirut.

Dáil 30 arrangements

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

The 30th Dáil will sit at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 14 June 2007.

All media are welcome to access the Plinth via Kildare Street Entrance from 12.30 p.m. on Thursday until the Taoiseach departs Leinster House for �ras an Uachtaráin. It is expected that the Taoiseach will depart from Leinster House for the park via the Kildare Street exit. Full details.

At least they’re Flickring behind closed doors

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Update: Twittering inside the Green Event. Rebeltastic! Updates live 🙂

The Green Party Flickr account shows two new photos inside the closed doors special meeting of the Green party. I believe bloggers asked to attend and got told no. Shame. The Press Office did email bloggers to let them know of the photos though. Tease.

Green Party Special Convention

Update: Blog post from Ciarán. (See what I’m doing? Using his first name like we’re blog buddies or something. Makes it look like I in some way have his ear. 😛 )

Anyway, good blog post, very optimistic and lovely final quote:

sometimes the devil has all the best tunes

Reference to his deal with the devil blog post? 🙂

Genius. LouderVoice will now take reviews via txt message

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

As James pointed out, Conor from LouderVoice has done a little hack so that if you have a Twitter account you can now review something via a txt message and it gets put on his LouderVoice review aggregator. You can also of course send in the review via IM or the web. So Conor sent in this review via Twitter and it turned into this review on his site.

That’s really really clever. Next up has got to be a Facebook implementation I suppose? Well done Conor.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday June 13th

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Consider signing up for Paddy’s Valley.

Don’t forget the draw for 2 tickets to Beirut.

The Frugal Tiger. Another blog from Humble Housewife Deborah, this one is about saving money with tips about shopping vouchers and so forth. You know, Ireland doesn’t have a tradition of coupon cutting or anything of that and there almost seems to be (in my opinion) a kind of macho attitude in not using discount vouchers when buying things. With rising costs though, it is well worth looking at services like and their ilk.

It’s a shame that every time I look at American Hell, the American Woman cover by Lenny Kravitz plays in my head. American Hell does comic strips. Kinda. Very odd but very good.

EBay finally finally offers APIs.

Heh. I love how in the UK they give out about lack of funding for local startups, yet there seems to be 1000 times more opportunity over there than here.

Matt Cutts, Google employee, sticks up for Google after Privacy International did a PR stunt saying Google are evil for their privacy policies or some stuff. I think Matt’s response is half right and half smokescreen.

Via MP3Hugger

The Polyphonic Spree “Running Away”

In the bag. Greens agree. Now roll on special convention tomorrow

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Green Party agree to programme for Govt with FF as of 830pm tonight. Green Party special convention @ 1pm tmrw. More on