Archive for the ‘Fluffy’ Category

Fluffy Links – Wednesday November 14th 2007

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Check out Stephen’s latest blog.

Also check out Paul’s Skiing website.

A tribute to Dialup Dempsey.

How to put a Microsoft Live Messenger Widget on your blog/site. Unlike the Meebo widget, this has captchas to stop spambots.

Ireland only number 2 for alcohol consumption. Ah c’mon. We can be number one everyone! Put em under pressure. Olé olé olé.

Sindo fans have their own Facebook group.

Food art.

Vodafone and TomTom team up to monitor traffic congestion using the locations and speed of movement of Voda customers in the Netherlands.

Speaking of tracking. This guy tracks phones and devices around a town by listening/waiting for their bluetooth ID.

Abercrombie & Fitch is gay.

Flaming Lips, Cat Power – War Pigs

Fluffy Links – Tuesday November 13th 2007

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

They is back.

If I ever decide to write a blog post as gaelige, at least I now can use these Irish words and phrases were I to talk about tech in Irish.

Remember the upcoming National Dig Out day for Bertie et al.

Buying this t-shirt. Just so you can’t.

Indeed. I agree with Joe. Brian Caulfield won Technology Person of the year. Met the guy a few times and he’s very in tune with technology and one of the few people that was involved in venture capitalism that took the time and effort to come to Barcamps and other events and share his widsom.

First blog post for the Science Week competition. Remember you can win a Nintendo Wii for blogging about science. Don’t forget to take part!

Via Andrew:
Twin Musical Tesla Coils playing Mario Bros

Fluffy links – Friday November 9th 2007

Friday, November 9th, 2007

I’m not really here. I’m in Wicklow. This is a post written on Wednesday.

I’ll be at Mashup Camp in Dublin all weekend, will you? Here’s who’s going.

On Monday I’ll be taking my first trip to Phantom towers to talk about blogging on the radio. Sometime after 2. Do tune in.

Fluffy Links – Thursday November 8th 2007

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

I’m off to Wicklow today as I’m up early on Friday morning giving this blog training course. Sign up if you want to learn how blogging is good for your business and what is involved in business blogging. I’m staying here tonight. Pricey but I hope worth it for the location. Can someone cold call them about their site and offer to fix it?

Check out this Irish Craft news blog.

Got an Education blog? Check out the Edublog awards. It’s been suggested I have an Educational category at IBA3. What do you think?

Twenty pitched this as his first book but was beaten to it: Cooking with Booze.

I’ll be at Mashup Camp in Dublin all weekend, will you? Here’s who’s going.

Evil Eamon Ryan is now leaving it up to Junior Ministers to announce the bad news about broadband rollout in the sticks. National Broadband tender winner not announced til mid-2008. I’m betting late 2008 meaning people won’t avail of this scheme for up to two or three years after.

Larry Lessig at TED. How creativity is being strangled by the law.

How do we get Girl Talk to play in Ireland? Speaking of gigs, anyone going to the Final Fantasy gig on Dec 11th? I’m going to Lapland the next day I think. (Not the club. Boo!) A Hawk and a Handsaw are on the same night as Final Fantasy. Gah.

Sick of all this Facebook talk. Hugh drew this.

The N95 has an accelerometer inside, apparently. Would have been nice to know.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday November 7th 2007

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Want to try out some ice cream recipes? Want to get credit in an ice cream book and get a copy of the book. Talk to Kieran Murphy now. Yes, another blogger with a book deal. There’s gold in them thar blogs.

Sinéad’s got a new series called Musical Rooms. Check it check it out.

If you want to thrash valid opinion use the word “fringes”.

Via the ladies from, tis Roy the Taxi Driver. He’s looking for other Taxi Drivers and the stories they may have.

New blogs on the block for this week. Want to be listed? Go there and leave a comment.

Speaking of which. Another fine music blog is added to the mix. Damn but that’s one vibrant blog area. Between that and food bloggers. Great to see.

Harry has a nice video of the Govt Ministers talking about their pay.

Nokia does touchscreen haptic feedback. I like.

Rob is now doing, er, Robby Links.

No Youtube for you!

And the real deal. Skip the middle part.

Fluffy Links – Monday November 5th 2007

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Firefox plugin that randomly adds obscenities to the page.

Advertising costs in New York.

Using Facebook as an authentication gateway for WiFi.

A backshaver for men. Ugh.

Surprised the ISPs don’t do the dns redirect trick here.

This handy Yahoo! pipes application allows you to turn your Amazon wishlist into a nice RSS feed. The Amazon one that’s provided is a little iffy.

So a soldier gives a 17 year old HIV and only gets charged with assault and gets 3 1/2 years? I remember cases where people practically got life for this.

Some new Irish blogs. Post Darwin and Sam Kidd and Hairy Fish.

A clock that works really slowly over time. As in 1000 years. Uses trees to chart the time.

Via Conor, a nice road safety ad from Australia

Operator Please – Leave it alone

Fluffy Links – Friday November 2nd 2007

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

All the Irish news feeds in one location.

More Ace Internet Marketing parodies. Here too.

Looking to get a cheap, sub 200 euros digital camera. Something that will fit in my jacket pocket and something not attached to a phone. Been looking here and at this and this. Comments?

Love this. People are jail-breaking iPhones and iPod Touches in the Apple Stores.

How not to do a divorce in the media. Hilarious.

A short video on Paul Rand. Logo superlord.

Gorby has a secret message in the Louis Vuitton ads? Surely a hoax?

Fluffy Links – Thursday November 1st 2007

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Happy November everyone! Just a few fluffies:

One for the Road now lives here. Update bookmarks etc. etc.

Ace Internet Marketing move on to saying Daithi defamed them. Don’t you feel all left out that you didn’t one of these special emails?

Nice Halloween pics from Red Mum.

It seems more and more companies are blocking me thanks to Webmarshal. I’m banned in schools too.

More foodies. Food Lorists.

The Interesting conference idea goes to Oz.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday 31st October 2007

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Shite. Tom’s moving to Spain. Best of luck mate. Send me gaspacho frequently!

Galway Open Coffee morning details.

Watch live Wikipedia edits on a map of the world.

Reminded of any org?

German old geezer “playboy” sues 19 year old because she didn’t sleep with him when he brought her out on the town.

France are going to DNA test people trying to bring in “family” after being granted asylum. Who’s next?

I’m giving a talk in Soho over breakfast. It’ll be about social networking. Do come along. November 20th

No podcast support on the iTouch Music store?

Facebook have a platform as does mySpace as does .. Damien Mulley? Nominated for Best Blogging Platform at the Golden Spiders.

Speaking of which. Eoghan does a good analysis of the sites shortlisted. 94% fail to validate to W3C standards? Eoghan should press release his findings. 🙂 This is also funny.

Love this pencil sharpener.

Via Darragh:

Fluffy Links – October 30th 2007

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Bank holiday weekend is over. Boo. Hiss. Here are some fluffy links to soften that hangover.

Treasa is looking for your help. She’s building a Wiki on social outlets for as many locations as possible in Ireland. The wiki/site is at She gives an example:

if you live in Letterkenny and go to this site, I’d like you to be able to know that in fact, there is a flower arranging club if that’s what takes your fancy, that there’s a session in such and such a bar on a Thursday, that the local Vincent de Paul have meetings on such and such a day

See, this personal example from Suzy is what People In Need conditions people to think about disability.

Magnetic Fields fan, check out this song.

Cara Phillips takes photos of machines in plastic surgeon‘s offices.

For all those people complaining about their Google pagerank going mad. Seems it is being restored. Not for all though. For all of those fucking up the net by gaming the system and whoring links on your blog for a few pence to fumble in your greasy till, serves you right for being greedy.

T-Mobile throttles iPhone bandwidth.

A while back I did a podcast with You and Your Money magazine about Mobile Broadband. This is the result.

You can sub to comments on blogger now.

Some really scary 30 second stories here, made just for halloween. Includes Neil Gaiman.

And yes that is me in the Examiner but no, I no longer have that bad facial hair thing going on and I’m a little lighter too. Pic was taken earlier this year. Obviously the recent ones for which I was dragged out of bed to be snapped in were not stereotypical enough, what with not having a laptop in the pic.

via Alexia, Marla Hansen – New Zealand: