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Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 30th 2008

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

There are so many double entendres in the Fluffy Links today. Apologies.

Suzy gets a facial.

Ciara and her runaway brides.

Michele kicks the IEDR in the nuts. They need to be nuked.

Niall has a video of his lamb kebabs. On the Times website no less!

Get your o2 gripes out here.

Why are the religious types obsessed with willys up the bum? Seriously like:

Does Mary I no longer teach against the sin of sodomy and the homosexual agenda?

Check out Bookkake.

Matt Jones from Dopplr did a great at Picnic talk called The emerging real-time social web. You can see it here.

Terrified of Facebook? Maybe you should be:

The day that Kim Bowen accidentally sent a video of a woman shitting in a hot tub to 200 of her co-workers was the day she knew her relationship with Facebook would never be the same.

Gilligan’s Island = hell. So the idea of Lost being hell or purgatory wasn’t new.

Heart attack in a can.

Of note is a mid-morning talk I’m giving on October 16th in Cork entitled: Media and Marketing in the Digital Age in assoication with Enterprise Ireland’s Webworks and it@cork. This one is free to it@cork members.

Fluffy Links – Monday September 29th 2008

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Congrats to the 5 companies shortlisted for Best New Web Application/Service at the Moviestar Web Awards.

Few days left to enter the Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards.

Recruit Ireland now has a blog. G’wan ya good thing.

Worth going to methinks. October 6th in Dublin. Radisson SAS Royal Hotel. The Enterprise Ireland ICT Technology showcase will feature over 40 technologies in three categories, 10 presentations by researchers, 21 demonstrations in the third level exhibition area and 10 technology posters in the poster session.

Kevin Kelly has a great essay on life and how tough it is to get started. C’mon scifi fans!

Time to buy the Godfather, again.

So Google finally is indexing audio. Small sample set to start with but I’m sure it’ll expand.

When their lips move. Tell when a politician or celeb is lying.

Via Cormac:
The Presets – My People

Fluffy Links – Saturday 27th September 2008

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Since I missed them yesterday.

So are the Golden Spiders going through the short lists of the Irish Web Awards, pimping for business? If they are, great, because all those sites deserve the attention. Pity they’re being asked to cough up money and pay to play at the Spiders.

Free book!

The Websters’ Dictionary aims to educate on the web’s potential to motivate groups and enact change on broader issues, all while keeping in mind the complexities inherent in organizing movements online.

Well that demo about the Property Market did well. Tonnes of coverage including the Indo.

Amherst college.

Students in the class of 2012 who registered computers, IPhones, game consoles, etc. on the campus network by the end of the day on August 24th, the day they moved into their dorm rooms: 370 students registered 443 devices.

Fabulist has a great piece on George Formby and his wife.

They were not, they were told, to perform before black or mixed audiences. They were to perform to whites only. Beryl got on the phone – ‘Why don’t you piss off, you horrible little man?’, she declared, and hung up.

George and Beryl cancelled their planned tour. They performed instead a free 20-show circuit, to black shanty-towns and halls only.

The wine tasting at Bubble Brothers went well. Julian blogs it up.

So Google patented a phone that can easily and automatically switch carriers in an area depending on price. Yeah, all you need then is a set of mobile carriers that are cutthroat and are not in a comfortable monopoly/duopoly/rigged market. Not going to happen anytime soon is it?

The Earth Dies Screaming: Tom Waits music set to 28 Weeks Later:

Fluffy Links – Thursday 25th September 2008

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Richard is giving away two tickets to the Web Awards. Might be worth applying. Looks like we’re going to reach capacity within a week for the Awards.

Congrats to MAXroam going white label and allowing companies to become resellers.

Is Eoin O’Dell on performance enhancing chemicals from his Jamaican cousins? He’s on fire of late on his blog.

New blog: Whoopsadaisy

Thanks to Ian for the hat tip – Get chocolate business cards in Ireland with Print Delicious. No cards in your arse pocket from now on!

Website from a chap in Limerick – On The Map

Irish Tech Company? Get yourself listed on TechCrunch’s Crunchbcase.

Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

It ain’t just Irish newspapers that rip off bloggers. UK wholesale.

Using the Mechanical Turk for audio transcription.

National Day of Volunteering in Ireland is this Friday. Do.

Web 2.0 Expo NY: Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library), Building Personal Brand Within the Social Media Landscape

Fluffy Links – Wednesday September 24th 2008

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Don’t forget to register for the Web Awards if you want to come along.

Irish Web Awards? Nah, try the Irish Hair Awards.

I’m giving a talk at the Irish Computer Society today. Call in and say hello.

The Spanish wine tasting is 2:45 on Thursday now.

This is a beautiful blog post from Robert J. Hogan.

Nice tips on how to get media attention. Worth bookmarking.

We can now map the fuzz zones in Ireland or some of them anyway,

Dear RTE, please create this app for the iPhone. An iPhone app to citizen journalism. Clever. Well done CBS.

Chocolate and typography. Yes please!

Fun with writers for hire. The Best film ever made.

I commissioned an essay from a supplier of tailor-made academic essays. I requested a 1500 word essay that was to “prove that Junior… is the best film ever made.” This essay was to make reference to various writers including Freud, Barthes, Baudrillard and Jameson in proving it’s case.

Spore becomes the most pirated game ever, one reason probably being because they filled it with crappy anti-piracy protections.

The prophesy comes true.

Kottke also adds this take from Kevin Kelly:

Anything that made purchasing and starting to play difficult — like copy protection, DRM, two-step online purchasing routines — anything at all standing between the impulse to play and playing in the game itself was seen as a legitimate signal to take the free route.

First look at the Google phone.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 23rd 2008

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

The Web Awards organising still roars on soaking up all my time. Oh yes, register if you want to attend. 100 people are coming so far. Luckily Mulley Communications Ltd is now my full time gig so I can dedicate some time to it.

Post the Roast for this week is up.

Eighty stories, twenty photos, one book, ready in time for Christmas, all proceeds to Focus Ireland. A bloggers’ book?

The slide cast of the pitch for Decisions for Heroes.

Julian points out another RTE cookery show looking for contestants.

Google’s own docs show that people can’t tell the difference between ads and search results on Google? They were selling this as a plus to potential advertisers. Youch. That’s not balanced or impartial.

How Social Media Can Help Your PR Efforts

RTE plagiarism? Once instance only?

50 amazing tour posters

History of NYC’s Internet community by Fred Wilson.

Cisco virtualizes the Data Centre.

Minimal Sites. Yum.

Via Colm Brophy: Fucked up kiddies slide. Is this real?

Fluffy Links – Monday September 22nd 2008

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Via Aisle One. Check out the amazing work of Patrick Mullen. Typetastic.

For those sick of the property market lies – Irish Home Truths

Blacknight tips for moving between hosting providers.

Spanish wine tasting at Bubble Brothers HQ on Thursday. Come along!

Tweak. An art and electro and tech festival on in Limerick. 22nd and 27th of September 2008. The lineup looks fantastic. Well worth going to I should think.

Young Entrepreneur Bluesky event in Tralee on Friday.

VRM Hub Conference – London, Monday, November 03, 2008, 2pm. I’d love to go but no way I can.

Other bits:
Goosebump city for West Wing fans. Aaron Sorkin did a fanfic of Obama talking to Jed Bartlett.

You were raised by a single mother on food stamps — where does a guy with eight houses who was legacied into Annapolis get off calling you an elitist? And by the way, if you do nothing else, take that word back. Elite is a good word, it means well above average. I’d ask them what their problem is with excellence.

Thanks to Google Blogoscoped I saw that GMail labs allow you to put your labels and chat on the right of GMail. This for me has made GMail a little bit more productive for me as I have a hell of a lot of labels and a very wide screen.

You can now play songs in Yahoo! search results. Great idea. Now if only anyone used Yahoo!

Via Kottke: The new Charlie Kaufman movie Synecdoche New York:

Via Fabulist: TV on the Radio – Golden Age
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Fluffy Links – Thursday September 18th 2008

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

New blog (to me) Drinkin’ Guinness in the 416

And another. Mishkan ha-Echad

And another. (spotting a trend?) Vinca in tha kitchen

Have a looksee at the Irish Allotments blog.

Pat Phelan versus O2 at Mobile Monday?

So Bandcamp looks interesting.

Hilarious. How Panti and a friend conned a TV show into sending them to NY.

Want these cakes. Now.

Saul Bass was such a genius.

But in the new economy of abundance, monitoring use without charging for use is sufficient for extracting new value. More.

Great whitepaper on visitor engagement.

Is this real? It almost seems like this dog’s actions are SFX.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday September 17th 2008

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Brilliant. Joe created a custom Google search for Irish Entrepenurs looking for Government information.

Irish blogger likes everything, everyone, every.

Southern Fried – the Munster Hockey blog. are looking for feedback on how they do their blog/vids.

The Awards for Commercial-free Schools are on Friday 26th of September.

Nialler talks the new Juana Molina album. I’ll be getting that thank you. Shame she’s playing Cork the night of the Web Awards. Maybe she can play them instead?

Green Ink is watching the little things about Eamon Ryan.

1.3M for the Dáil tuck shop where all the chocolate melts during the Summer COS IT’S MADE OF GLASS!

This job spec from NixonMcInnes is amazing. Their company philosophy is a powerful way to run a business. Or else they’re just hippies. I did notice a flower in Will’s hair the last time I saw him.

Fantastic use of Freedom of Information requests. But I would say that with all the ones I do.

Liking this t-shirt.

The Subways – Rock N Roll Queen

Fluffy Links – Tuesday September 16th 2008

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Judging for the Web Awards has begun blogging will be light as that’s being coordinated and bugs are being squished. The long lists for them are out by the way.

Check out the Post the Roast for this week.

John McGuinness for Taoiseach. When he sorts out those lazy civil service folks, he’ll target his political peers too, right?

EI ICT showcase on October 6th. You going?

Meanwhile why not get involved in Global Entrepreneurship week in Ireland?

Bruce Schneier has a new book out. Buy it direct from him and he’ll autograph it.

Via James. Lehman’s invested in quite a lot of startups. Shares might be going cheap in em now.

MTV cuts down some rainforest for a reality show?

Something is rotten in the State of Winemaking.

The guy that did these opening credits for Rocknrolla:

Has a show reel: