Archive for the ‘Fluffy’ Category

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.

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

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

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

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

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