Archive for the ‘Fluffy’ Category

Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 22nd 2009

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Ian Healy’s take on filesharing. This is your consumers talking dear record company.

The IDA had a blogger’s briefing about their new campaign last week. The Business Post covers the €2M ad campaign they showed us. (Diclaimer, their ad agency and I worked on the briefing) Resulting from this though the IDA are starting to embrace online communities. First stop is a LinkedIn discussion group they’re facilitating called Innovation Ireland. Name is a clue to the content. Contributions welcome.

Modest Mouse are back to Ireland in December. Nothing on ticketbastard yet but soon…

Rosemary Maccabe‘s site is live and a-kicking.

Phantom of the Opera (the old movie), in a Church with an organist. In Bandon.

Ogra Fianna Fáil do a Ronseal on Lisbon.

Entreprenural Internships with NDRC.

Nice tips on how to maintain being inspired.

Love it. Enterprise 2.0 sounds so rough but Social Business explains it better.

Genius. Wispa uses their advertising spaces to allow customers to have fun with messages.

This is a Coke Can I want.

Readers of say this is their fav Julia Child clip. Julia and her chickens:

Hockey – Song Away (Looking forward to seeing them tonight)

Fluffy Links – Monday September 21st 2009

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Coming to the 2009 Realex Payments Web Awards? Register in advance. Tickets on sale soon.

On that topic. Pat O’Neill has a list of hotels on the night of October 10th that are cheaper than the rest.

This post from Karen is my favourite in a while. You are the best at what you do. If you like it, send it around to others.

Lots of camps, now this one from IBM Ireland. SmartCamp Ireland. Money and support for companies.

Everyone and their droopy ass are writing posts about NAMA but this post on the Property Pin (best site evar) will anger and sadden you as it gets to the facts.

Twitter and those selling it. Badly.

Via Paul Watson: TOG is a hacker space in Dublin.

New blog(to me): Farmer Simon.

Situations Vacant – Irish movie about job hunting

Julia Child on David Letterman:

Fluffy Links – Thursday 17th September 2009

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Want some Julie and Julia books? Partake.

Loving the website for McCann Erickson.

New blog. White Rabbit.

And another: The Mire.

National Campaign for the Arts.

Good reasons why all councils should get involved in online communities.

Facebook Advertising Webinar on September 29th.

Anarctica in January, fly from Ireland. Only 6-7k or so…

Charlie Higson has a new kids book on zombies, loving trailers for books:

Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 15th 2009

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

I was in London for Interesting and this is a nice summary of who and what was on.

Some nice online stats for Ireland.

Dublin bikes Twitter app. Darragh gets Dublin tikes fiddling with bikes.

And on that, I want this bubble blowing robot that hooks into Twitter.

Danish Tourism is edgy. Unmarried mothers selling the country.


Glee – Gold digger

Parenthetical Girls – A Song For Ellie Greenwich

Fluffy Links – Monday September 14th 2009

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

New blog (at least to me) Nicky’s Rag Tales.

Election Literature blog. Super-niche!

Jaysus, another one. Bloggers for Europe. now have an iPhone App. Handy.

UCC is on Twitter too, ok.

T-shirts and mini-Gardai do not mix.

Creativity/Madness. Line.

List of journos on Twitter. (UK Centric)

Genius from the Facebook folks, messing with TechCrunch.

This is what people look like and get up to on that Plinth thing in Trafalgar Square. 3am on a Friday night must be fun with all the drunks.

Fluffy Links – Thursday September 10th 2009

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Righto, off to London I go to attend Interesting on Saturday.

New blog. Advocato Diabolo. Good post too about that Irish band that was on heWhoHatesElectricity moaning about kids stealing their music.

Des Bishop is working with the ESB to show how to conserve energy. He’s using his own house as an example on what to do. Not being all clinical about him or anything but Des is an interesting character, big into immersing himself in a situation. Be it learning Irish and showing us all we have nothing to moan about or living in various working class areas with the locals.

Foodie? In to Molecular Gastronomy? On September 26th in Galway there’s an event called: Taste & Smell: The Chemical Senses, blurb:

Explore the science of taste and aroma, with leading food scientist David Jackson, who will take you on a thrilling journey of taste, smell, physiology, psychology and even touch on Molecular Gastronomy

Win a MacBook Pro with the Coke Zero Ireland competition on Facebook.

National College of Ireland have launched a part-time entrepreneurship programme for people made redundant from financial services companies.

Looks like a good initiative: The Last Call project – a play and workshop which will open at Siamsa Tire on Sunday 13th September. The project focuses on prevention of teenage suicide and is aimed at 15 to 18 year olds as well as adults who are parents or who are working with that age group or younger teenagers.

Win a tour of Microsoft’s giant data centre in Dublin. You have to be a Bizspark customer to qualify.

Check out the decrease in ad spend in various forms of media. Everyone except cable takes a kicking, some media forms seem to have been destroyed.

Via Creative Review. Were this a movie, I’d see it but this is a trailer for a video game:

Seasons of hype. For Rent fans:

Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 8th 2009

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Get nominating your Social Media campaign to the Web Awards.

Full Arthur’s Day lineup.

Autotune the news yourself using your iPhone.

Sinéad Gleeson interviews Nick Cave about his second book in 20 years. 3am Mag reviews it.

David Byrne rips into boutique hotels.

Via Josh Spear is Goolery.

Goollery is an online gallery dedicated to collect, archive and showcase some of the most creative, fun and innovative Google-related projects from people around the world.

The U.S. Constitution as a graphic novel. Anyone want to do the Irish one?

Coke’s facebook Page allows and encourages remixing of fan submissions.

Well done Obama’s team. Whitehouse visitor log is made public and put online.

Michael Beirut on overdesign and maybe the need to not have design.

Fleet Foxes played a great gig at Vicar Street last night, here’s Katie Cruel:

Fluffy Links – Monday September 7th 2009

Monday, September 7th, 2009

New blog (least to me) from Ben Mosse, ex EI and now AP. Two letters FTW.Crushed Fedora.

Nominate your Social Media Campaign to the Web Awards. Nominations close on September 17th.

Never heard of Kama Lifestyles until they started giving crap to Dena.

Solidarity are looking for web space and a design whippersnapper, I guess?

Nice blog. Learn Something Everyday.

20 tips (seems way more) on how to write for the web.

Yet another fantastic post from Fred Wilson, this one about characteristics of great companies. I think it equally applies to business people, artists and those who make something big out of life. This I like:

7) Great companies have a global mindset. They treat every person in the world as a potential customer/user.

Nice interview with Charles Saatchi on art and all the rest:

By and large, talent is in such short supply that mediocrity can be taken for brilliance rather more than genius can go undiscovered.

Claptrap the movie. In the days before those makeover shows, they take a woman and make her into a great public speaker.

Does Google have a double standard on privacy?

Bowie covering Nirvana covering er Bowie:

Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 1st 2009

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Off to Stuttgart for a few days, don’t break the blogopolis when I’m away.

The Story – a website that lists all declared individual donations to TDs from 1997 to 2008.

Recession: Opportunity Knocks is on September 9th in Dublin. Would love to go but alas I’m in London.

Twenty has a book on the recession. Beats McGinger to the punch.

Eolai is having another painting sale. I grabbed mine!

The Merlin Toy Auction in Aid Of Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin happens on Tuesday October 13th 2009 at 6.30pm

1st International CIKM Workshop on Topic-Sentiment Analysis for Mass Opinion Measurement (Hong Kong Nov. 6, 2009). Some DCU folks are presenting on: Topic-dependent Sentiment Analysis of Financial Blogs

Ze Frank talks audiences
and creativity.

Via Johnnie Moore, an amazing event (in my view): Communication as a Performing Art – In this remarkable workshop, Danish conductor Peter Hanke offers you the chance to explore the art of communication via the experience of conducting a choir

This is why the Dead Kennedys rock(ed).

Chris Eubank is getting his teeth fixed in a private clinic in Clane listens in to i105107’s daily talk show – enjoys it so much he decides to give i105107 a call to say that he hasn’t laughed as much in ages…

Faith No More/Boo-Ya Tribe – Another Body Murdered

Fluffy Links – Monday August 31st 2009

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Bring the Beerage. Septemberfest is ready to roll in Dublin.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service sponsors an Irish Horror/Gorefest.

New blog: Captain Shirty.

I do not live in a 7ft high Castle.

50 signed up sof ar but more judges are needed for the Web Awards.

Inbox zero? Getting Things Done? How are you managing your time? Is it just a reactionary workflow? Who’s the boss?

So it’s not just about getting those 15 minutes of fame, but monetizing them says YouTube/Google.

Looking forward to the new Facebook Ad manager.

Great post with examples on how to fix your bounce rate.

Via Thrillpier: Radiohead: “These Are My Twisted Words”