Archive for the ‘irishblogs’ Category
Best Web Awards Flyer so farSaturday, August 30th, 2008
Taste Marketing with Adnan Aziz at talks@GoogleSaturday, August 30th, 2008
I find this a highly interesting area:
For an anti-smoking campaign they had ashtray flavoured taste strips
The first TechLudd Cork was greatSaturday, August 30th, 2008
Image nicked from Robin, taken by Donncha.
Go TechLudd in the People’s Republic. I hope we see many more. Disappointing that there wasn’t a large turnout but it is holiday season. Well done to Anton for organising this. And thanks. It was great to get to see people from Dublin, Limerick, Cork and elsewhere. Also nice to see people I hadn’t seen in hours, days, weeks and years!
In the room were three, count em! THREE stars of Techcrunch.com. Can you guess who they were? Robin is destined to be a fourth for definite. SnapScribe should be able to get there too. Great idea and great tech.
We need more events like TechLudd with the demos, drinks and networking. Got some good feedback from people who hadn’t been to tech events in Cork before. They’ll be back and will be bringing others.
Bernie gives his take.
Donncha gives his and has amazing photos of the 2009 home of the Blog Awards. Jaysus it looks great.
Robin talks about his thoughts here.
Spammery and fakery from BrandEvents.ie (Taste of Dublin and Taste of Cork company )Friday, August 29th, 2008
A few people told me that they got a spam email from Scott in BrandEvents.ie today. And not for the first time. What’s worse is these gobshites put all the addresses in the CC field so everyone can see who got the email. The A-C email contains 1300 emails alone it seems.
So people have made a complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner who’ll no doubt give Brand Events a hug or something. Not like they will do anything more than give them a warning.
Ciaran blogged about it here. He has already asked to be removed from the list and his request appears to have been ignored. They also told him that no Scott works there. So they’re using a fake persona to send emails? That seems dodgy to me. I wonder can they be done under the new EU Consumer Protection laws for fakery? Might be work informing the National Consumer Agency.
Fluffy Links – Friday August 29th 2008Friday, August 29th, 2008
I actually feel guilt when I don’t get my Fluffy links out first thing in the morning. Happy Electric Picnic Friday!
Nominations for the Irish Web Awards close in a few hours. Get last minute nominating!
Nialler’s Electric Picnic Mixtape. Go get it!
Rhymes With Porridge – DaithÃ Mac SÃthigh has a new blog.
Via Annie Mole – Steve Guttenberg is in the Cinderella Panto this year! Mahoney!
What a clever business card for a fitness instructor.
Who Is MSNBC Anchor Joe Scarborough?
Via Sizemore Dark Knight gets darker – Cut scene which may feature in the DVD extras:
RTE’s Recipe For Success wants foodies to contributeThursday, August 28th, 2008
RTE Cork are currently in pre-production for a new food and business programme called Recipe for Success where they invite amateur cooks to submit their original recipe ideas. The best ideas will then be selected and participants will be invited to present their recipes to a well-respected Irish food businessman who will over several weeks select a winner. The winner will then have their product sold in the Supervalu.
The closing date for applications is 26th September 2008
For further information please email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to them at:
Recipe For Success?,
Father Mathew Street,
Fluffy Links – Thursday August 28th 2008Thursday, August 28th, 2008
Murphy’s Ice Cream did champagne sorbet at the Rose of Tralee. Check out the great pics.
Meanwhile the Crossanator talks Rubix and Roses.
Great pics of damaged and baked computer goods from Joe in PutPlace. Geeks may cry.
Light from heaven. Anthony has a lovely post about the Media Training I did in Cork yesterday but his pic of the urinals in the Cork Airport Hotel shows how the lighting almost looks like rays from heaven directing you to go for a pee.
The hotel is also the venue for the Digital Media Island event tonight. Come one, come all. It should be a good evening with a few tech demos and lots of networking.
SoundCheck is hosting a pre-Picnic party @ Spy, South William St, on Thursday with DJ sets from Adrian Crowley, Sinead Ni Mhordha and the SoundCheck DJs. Should be great fun, and a good way to start your Picnic weekend!
There’s also a tweetup too at Electric Picnic at the Pink Boat!
Hugh has a great post about living on the edge. Well worth reading no matter what type of business you’re in.
Beckham got his eyes done? Apparently so.
Seth Godin says click on ads to say thanks. Jesus, he’s getting it less these days. Ads = not tip jars.
Nice jump in Internet usage in Ireland.
Hands free cigarette what? WHAT?
Fluffy Links – Wednesday August 27th 2008Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
Very late but what the heck!
SoHo Solo, the West Cork business network has a new blog/website. I do blogs. No need to give them my email to get updates now. Good man Calvin!
I like this from OFTR. Dell Boy.
I love FFFFound. What a cool image.
There’s now car pooling/hourly car rental in Cork.
Senator Mark Daly now has a YouTube channel. No need for ambien for those sleepless nights now.
For those that like their statporn in graph format.
And then Debz points out StairPorn.
Propose Live on TV with WillYouMarryMe.ie – I expect a sister site called RejectedGobshites.ie to pop up any day now.
This is marketing. Clever Burger King.
The Scottish are coming. Hard Working Class Heroes lineup announced.
So the Sunday Times want to know about every communication between Independent News and Media since 2006 and that od the Dept. of Comms. At the same time Smart Telecom want to know about all comms between the Dept and everyone else when eircom cut them off the telecoms grid. (This resulted in all of Smart’s phone customers being left hang and had to move back to eircom or another porvider.) All this and more in August’s Dept. Of Comms FOI requests.
This is my rifle. There are many like it.
Photo owned by davidwhitewolf (cc)
I dunno, it was in my head and I was looking for a picture with colour in it.
I’m going to Creative Camp Belfast – What about ye? – Saturday Sept 6th 2008Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
Creative Camp, Nordyland, Saturday Sept 6th 2008.
Never been to Nordyland. This should be interesting. I marked myself down as not doing a talk but I do have one I’d like to try out after thinking about it more. I won’t say what the talk is but I hope it’s entertaining. For me. Maybe the audience will like it too but getting a reaction is the goal. One hint: It involves air travel. I won’t say anymore.
I’m reminded of this and stereotypes for some reason:
Want to start a business in the South East?Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
Via Eugene (and Keith covers it too)
SEEPP – the South East Enterprise Platform Programme that’s run in the WIT Centre for Entrepreneurship starts again in September.
They have a few places left for this programme that starts in September so if you’re thinking should you/shouldn’t you/maybe I might etc. why not give Eugene Crehan a call or email and have a confidential chat. He’s on 051 302953 or email ecrehan < at > wit.ie, hurry though. You just have enough time.