Archive for the ‘Fluffy’ Category

Fluffy Links – Wednesday August 5th 2009

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Off to London for some work and research for a few days and to find someone a birthday present. And this. Try and break as little as you can. Ta.

The Across the Water Tweetup is coming along nicely. Nov 14th in London.

Daniela gives a run-through of what’s happening in the Arts here in Ireland.

From a Facebook Ad no less: Bord Bia Marketing Fellowship.

This is a fully-funded programme, including all fees, and participants will receive a bursary to the value of €17,500 (plus a rental allowance).

Ireland is totally ass-backwards when it comes to the world of digital. Says the EU. Government spin will say the report is from old data, yes motherucker because it takes time to gather data from all EU countries. They’ll say it won’t take into account our recent broadband gains. The same jaded line is used year in year out. I’m sure they’ll mention the vapourware plan to “digital leapfrog” the world. Frogs thrive in stagnant conditions.

Via Max. BBC Radio 4 programme on Powerpoint.

What’s your Douchebag name?

Limited edition bottled water. Uhm, it’s water.

Helmet – Wilma’s Rainbow

Fluffy Links – Tuesday August 4th 2009

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Well done to Kevin on his new website: Back Page Football.

Darragh of the Digital variety has done up his site, have a looksee. Then there’s his involvement with the Listen and Learn Recordings:

Microwaves, calculators, iPhones and iPods, computer applications, Microsoft windows, Linux and administration tutorials and walk through’s, you want it, we’ve got it!

900k Irish people now on Facebook. Wowsers

Even UCC are getting into this new media lark with one of their night courses.

With a name like Another Bloody Water, it has to be Australian

Via Tipster. How interesting. Using Google searches to give more up-to-date data on unemployment levels than the official statistics.

100 episodes of Design Matters now available.

Merce Cunningham died last week. RIP.
“Split Sides” feat. music by Radiohead & Sigur Rós

A dance with Torture Survivors expressing the unspeakable with their bodies. Fall and Recover:

Fluffy Links – Saturday August 1st 2009

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Happy August!

New Irish blog: The Clink

@burkie is offering free websites to businesses, community groups and personal projects.

Kottke talks about creativity and distance from your area. Trying totally new non-linked things. New rhythms. *Cough*

Russian drunken Yoga.

Google won’t show ads in GMail if you have certain “horror” words in your GMail sig.

Good presentation from Paul on getting the most out of Twitter for your business.

Took me 14 years but I finally watch that exploding whale video:

Fluffy Links – Tuesday 28th July 2009

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Are you a social media expert or jester?

1916 – The Musical.

Death, taxes and Census Pro, the blog of Brendan Brady.

Via the Reelgood blog. The Blank marketing video. is a consumer website which shows Irish consumers how they can obtain better value for everyday goods and services.

Business Mentor Blog from RTE’s “The Business” show.

Status Search. No, not that kind of status. Search for your friends’ status updates.

YouTube encourages open stats.


Via his Missus, new Jay Electronica:

Glimpse of Sufjan Steven’s new release.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday July 22nd 2009

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Fergal points out this is a time of magical thinking. And magical solutions. Many magic purveyors charge fantastic prices…

Miriam O’Callaghan has fans.

Make a short film on Democracy & Dialogue and you could win a state of the art Hi-Def camera and have your work screened at this year’s Darklight Film Festival. See the Darklight site for details.

The Institute of International and European Affairs has a new website. Cleaner, meaner and lots more content. Fair play.

Unclasses. Love the idea of these. Teach people your skills.

Tractor! Win! A! Massey!

Opera Face gestures.


Impractical but fun. A door turns into a ping pong table. Every kid and grown-up kid wants this kind of stuff.

Wallets with a baby picture are 90% likely to be returned if lost (vs. 30% for no picture).

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising

Fluffy Links – Tuesday July 21st 2009

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Nice review of Bruce in concert by Iain.

The blog is super-entertaining.

Some great videos from Reboot Britain.

Serpentine Gallery. Orty.

More ort. Retro van selling ice-cream flavored clouds.

An industrial-strength water spray mounted on top of the ice cream van would shoot a mix of liquid nitrogen and ice-cream into the atmosphere.

Super group of folk.

Something Ireland lacks. Share your great mistakes.

Virtual strangers trusted more than ads. Doesn’t say much about ads…

Shownar. Cool app.

Retweet and other microconventions.

All about the copy. You should follow me

And another. Finger beat.

Niravana mashed up with a Rick Roll

Fluffy Links – Friday July 17th 2009

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Sons and Daughters. An Irish blog for kids of samesex parents, perhaps.

flickrfatale are a group of amateur female photographers, all living in Dublin, Ireland. Their first exhibition takes place in Ballyrowan Library, Dublin for the whole month of August.

They’ve come to Ireland. Yay. Video Games Live. 29 November 2009 NCH.

Featured scores – Mario, Zelda, Halo, Final Fantasy, Warcraft, Sonic’, Metal Gear Solid, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Cross, Myst, Tron, Castlevania, Metroid, Medal of Honor’, God of War’, BioShock’, Civilization IV, Tomb Raider, Harry Potter’, Beyond Good & Evil’, Advent Rising, EverQuest II, Monkey Island, Earthworm Jim, Pac-Man,

Headway have a blog and are doing nice stuff around brain injuries and videos from those with ABI.

Abrakebabra Dundalk

That List of Irish PR companies is now in Google Spreadsheets format.

15k worth of ads for your startup, want?

Love note from a designer.

Via Garr Reynolds Typomania – made for the BBC nearly 25 years ago with Eric Spiekermann

O2 in the UK doing cashcards for kids? Jesus.

Discovery – Orange Shirt (vid from Transformers)

Fluffy Links – July 15th 2009

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Nick has a great old rant about the ad industry. A must-read.

John Henry has a new lick of paint on his site. Nice.

The second annual “Art in the open“ weekend will be happening all around Wexford town on the August bank holiday weekend.

Rónan blogs about his experiences marketing his photography on Twitter. Well worth a read.

Junior Minister Trevor Sargent has a non-politics blog. Been going since February. All about Kitchen Gardening.

A listing of the online presence of Irish PR companies and whether they’re doing more than the brochureware website. Hope to add to this on a regular basis.

Some beautiful data visualisation for the iPhone.

And on the iPhone, once I sort out mine, I’ll be installing this really handy Presentation help app.

Create your own economy. Create your own market, create your own community.

Mad. Stealing data from your computer by plugging into the sockets in your office.

Hand out video cameras and let the people record real life. Tech does it easily these days.

Darude – Sandstorm

Fluffy Links – Friday July 10th 2009

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Count Me Out. Get yourself removed from the Catholic Church.

New blog: Virtualhaze

Via Crooked TimberThe Invisible Library, books that only exist in books.

Airline complaint? Write and sing a song.

Watch arthouse movies streaming online.

This guy’s photography is plain weird. Love it.

Aston Martin do London buses.

The best thing about best practice.. is the practice. The “best”? Not so much.

Little Steven aka Steve Van Zandt – I am a patriot
Steve being Bruce Springsteen’s guitarist as well as Silvio in some TV show thing and who will be in Tower Records meeting the public on Sunday.
(nice intro speech talking about the difference between patriotism and nationalism)

Fluffy Links – Wednesday July 8th 2009

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

In aid of Brainwave, the Irish Epilepsy society is The Horsehow Hustle on August 7th. That’d be a Friday. Tickets on sale now.

Tonight the iQ Prize is announced. Good luck to everyone who will be pitching from early morning and those working behind the scenes! Such a wonderful idea.

Via ConcubharCaint Campaign based in South Korea no less have started a campaign to save Irish. The site is aimed primarily at English speakers favourably disposed towards Irish. Love the t-shirts.

Niall Devitt and his experiences with Twitter so far, as a business person new to it.

Spolitchild are doing a free email marketing course, by email of course.

The Abbey have a new website. Love the design. Actually on that, they brought a few bloggers along to see Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant ages ago. I need to do a proper review. It’s worth the entry alone for the set. The set and the lighting of it have to win awards surely. The lead character is one badass woman too. Superbly acted. Some skincrawlingly sppoky other characters too.

mySpace is still numero uno place to be for bands says Jim. I agree. No more demo tapes, mySpace it.

Wine tasting in the AGA shop in Cork on Thursday. Nice combo.

The inaugural Dingle Marathon is taking place this September 12th at 9am and registration is currently open. Will it go past the most famous ice cream shop in Ireland?

Been following Mike living the dream of writing a scifi show and it being taken up, worked on and filming is starting. Fascinating.

via Thrillpier The Tallest Man on Earth – The Gardner