Archive for the ‘Fluffy’ Category

Fluffy Links – Tuesday July 7th 2009

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Politics in Ireland. Know about The Healy-Rae Criterion?

Very thought-provoking post from Red Mum about the role of photographers. Do you get involved or record the event?

New blog to help expose French Music to Irish Audiences. Written by Flohix who organised the Let’s French festival.

Few about already but this is a handy site to get access to the streaming feeds of Irish radio stations.

Cheeseburger cupcake?

Bruce Sterling’s closing talk at Reboot.

Ronald Reagan speeches. Impressive archive.

Be Polite.

Google couldn’t do a Google in another industry due to regulation and chokepoints, this from their CEO.

The Brilliant Things are playing at Oxegen, they’re opening this year’s show on Friday on the main stage at 2pm. This is one of their songs: Pointless

Via Jim Major Lazer

Fluffy Links – Monday July 6th 2009

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Stunningly beautiful photos from Treasa.

From Seán. 100 amazing design blogs to subscribe to.

Few days to go for the it@Cork iPhone event. Places almost gone.

Via Richie Egan. Mariah – Shinzo No Tobira.

Neuromancer, one of my favourite books ever is 25 years old. PC World looks at the tech in this book.

Typography soap. Reminds me of Fightclub.

Amazing stage setup from Kanye West.

Via We make money not art: Photos of improvised prison tools.

Happy 25th Anniversary Miami Vice, where else would you get Kate Bush music in a scene:

Fluffy Links – Thursday July 2nd 2009

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Thomas writes about the death and life of his father.

The Irish national debt clock. Shesus.

Blog of Dave Power.

RTE Radio 1 launches one their radio documentary archives ever. 180 documentaries there, 400 by month’s end. Some gems in there. Like this one of Eddie Lenihan. They’re also on Twitter and Facebook. You can direct download the documentaries or get them as podcasts.

And on RTE. Someone hacked RTE player to work on Boxee. Vid:

Labour should have taught the Greens something? Book review on an old Fergus Finallay biog.

Via Elana, Twitter gets all haute courture.

Do any public presenting? Fantastic blog post from Nancy Duarte on how she improved her skills and she’s already damned good.

DJ Shadow – Blood on the Motorway (Please Teacher anime added in)

Fluffy Links – Monday June 29th 2009

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Annie Atkins has a new website for her work. Nice it is.

If you’re into Online PR in Ireland. We now have a dedicated Facebook Page.

2000 people moonwalking. It started with a single jokey Twitter message.

Cathal Mac Coille talks about what happens in the Morning Ireland studio, which you can now see with their webcam.

Kids Tunes is an Irish run website/store that sells albums you can play for your kids. Some run of the mill stuff and some pretty awesome ones like the kids album from They Might be Giants. Tge singer from The Presidents of the USA apparently has an album out too.

One week of free advertising on the Tribune website. Nice to see they have a DIY ad system.

HP calculators on your iPhone.

Fascinating piece on Nike+ and the data it sucks up.

Nike has attracted the largest community of runners ever assembled—more than 1.2 million runners who have collectively tracked more than 130 million miles and burned more than 13 billion calories.

Right now the HTC Hero looks sexier than the iPhone. Want.

Kiss – God gave rock and roll to you II, it has it all. Guitars, perms, leather, aircraft hangars, crosses, slow motion, spoken word, explosions and tongues.

Fluffy Links – Saturday June 27th 2009

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Suzy has some initial thoughts on the new civil partnership bill that the Greens are lauding up. They’re even marching in the Dublin Pride parade today. It’s just one more self-hammered nail in the coffin of the Greens. All social philosophies can be made toxic once a few planning laws get through. Despite Dermot Ahern saying the topic is now ended and gay couples will not get one single thing after this, the Greens are saying it’s a stepping stone, they’re still living in the same delusional world where the electorate are idiots, children in Crumlin Hospital are in no need of care (sad that they march with the gays today but not the parents of kids in Crumlin) and everyone and their warts have fast broadband. Keep forwarding those supportive emails around the office lads, that’s all that matters, not the pain you directly voted for. Stockholm syndromed Judas cunts.

The next Facebook Garage Dublin is Thursday. There are still some spaces left. Grab em.

Ann is doing a blogging workshop in Cork in July. Jaysus, this blogging thing might just take off, there’ll be awards next and the like.

The Snowman movie, music done by the Orchestra of the National Concert Hall. Get booking for December now! How many days til, you know…

Unlocked new iPhone 3GS is only a grand.

The Indo yesterday has a piece on the disaster that is the Metropolitan Area Networks project. I was also asked to stick my oar in. Delighted they left in the “rings of fibre bit”.

Jack’s far from stellar experience with eircom. Beware of upgrading!

Creating your own economy. Nice thinking.

For the Greens:

Fluffy Links – Thursday June 25th 2009

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Where’s my Summer? A new Flickr pool for geotagging the Irish summer. This group will be picture-mapping the Irish summer with a collection of geo-tagged images from across the island. Parks, cycling, walks, sports events, views, festivals, parties, beaches… and (maybe, just maybe), sunny days.

And on Flickr, via Niall this cool app:

It’s a page where you select a colour from a palette and it (very quickly) scans flickr and shows you an array of photos from there where that colour is predominant.

Do you realize? – Flaming Lips

iPhone/iPod Touch backup app from the folks from Irish devshop SuperCrazyAwesome.

BVisible have launched a new website and their blog is kicked off with some good content including an interview with John Kennedy from Silicon Republic on how to send him pitches.

The Indo now have a branded Internet Explorer browser. Download it from the Microsoft site. Will the Irish Times bring out a Firefox browser?

Oh and happy birthday Mum. You rock.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday June 24th 2009

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Seán’s redesigned his site again. Gets better each iteration!

Nice takedown of the latest Government Broadband mumbojumbo.

Want to find a Wired UK magazine in the UK? Now a handy service to find a store.

Bubble Brothers get oldskool advertising newskool.

Tips from Fred on how to write EU Proposals.

Via Suzy, congrats to Dermod Moore on his short film:

Gundamfantastic. Giant Gundam!

Recycled Coke Cans used to redo an old Coke Ad, giant style.

Boards of Canada – Everything You Do is a Balloon

Fluffy Links – Tuesday June 23rd 2009

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Coddle Pot. Humour blog. Talented bunch there. G’wan, abandon me and head there or do that Right-click | Open in New Tab

Irish property prices not the real deal. Think we all knew that. Nice to see more evidence.

Tuesday Push is today and features.

National Print Museum doing workshops in Origami.

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Woah.

Some great ads for season 2 of True Blood. Real brands mixed with the fiction in the show.

Nice Vodka called Samurai, great design.

Fred Wilson talks to Howard from Stocktwits. More insight from an amazing guy.

Andrew WK doing a kids show?

Squarepusher – My Red Hot Car

Fluffy Links – Monday 22nd of June 2009

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The 18th Hothouse Programme that will start in September. Want to start a startup in Dublin? Off you go. Tell your friends.

MeasurementCamp Dublin is on June 24th (that’s Wednesday) in the Odeon from 10am to 12pm. Register to come along.

Foinse, the last Irish Language newspaper is finishing up due to lack of funding. Save Foinse is a petition to ask for them to be kept going.

Wait for the punchline with this post from Maxi.

The Centra Good News Network launches today. Twitter account. YouTube account. Will be interesting to see what they do with it.

Congrats on Locle for this nice writeup.

The Guardian crowdsources MP expenses. Great idea. Shame our pols work on an honour system. No receipts needed even when they claim up to 80k a year.


Mindapples is a social movement to promote individual self-management of mental wellbeing. The original “5-a-day” campaign encouraged people to take care of their physical health through simple daily activities, and we want to do the same thing for mental health

James points out the latest iPhone software is better for radio listening now. Play it in Safari and it keeps playing when you go back to the main menu.

Via Ewan: Filter Government sponsored news.

Via Smartmobs: Participatory Sensing

Fluffy Links – Wednesday June 17th 2009

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The draft Creative Commons license version 3.0 for Ireland is out and they’re taking feedback. CC Ireland website.

it@Cork are running an iPhone event on July 8th.

Mummy Maps has launched. They say they are: The Stylish Guide for Dublin Parents. And: Map-based recommendations for lovers of great food, fashion and fun.

Tony Frattaroli from Sal’s Pizza is now a-blogging. Welcome to the funhouse Tony!

An update from Colm Lyon about the Internet Growth Alliance.

So Morning Ireland now has a webcam too. And a shiny new site.

And on RTE … RTE Concert Orchestra do Hitchcock on June 20th.

Excerpts on the big screen from classic murder, mystery & suspense movies with live orchestral accompaniment including To Catch A Thief (Lyn Murray), Strangers On A Train (Dimitri Tiomkin), Dial M for Murder (Dimitri Tiomkin) and North By Northwest (Bernard Herrmann)

Dublin Twitter Bookclub.

If you want an organic Ben and Jerry’s bag, designed by local artists, stick a message on their Facebook page.

if you’re in Dublin on Friday, Murphy’s Ice Cream are having an ice cream party at Powerscourt Centre.

Tenori-on for the iPhone.

Donal from the Good Mood Food blog is now a popstar (again) with his new band Industry.