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Fluffy Links – Monday August 13th 2007

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Mashup Camp, Trinity College Dublin, September 12th and 13th.


Global Map of Digital Inclusion.

Firefox plugin to turn your GMail into an online drive.

The Facebook datastore API.

Way back when, IBM were one of the first companies to encourage staff to use the web, then to blog and now to use virutal worlds. Each time they release guidelines and this is the one for virtual worlds.

Hugs. Or should that be *hugs*

Supermarket 2.0

According to PC live, ISME are encouraging companies to invade the privacy of job applicants by reading their blogs and facebook profiles. While not illegal, is this fair?

Be Kind, Rewind – New Gondry movie. Oh yes:

The Faint – Agenda Suicide:

White Rabbits – The Plot

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Playing Elecy Piccy:

Screw you Aer Lingus, we don’t need your fecking green planes anyway

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Alexia and Richard both have blog posts today which concentrate on the fact that ire should not be directed at Aer Lingus and the Transport Minister and some frank reassesments should occur on the abilities of Shannon and Limerick to attract business instead. Seriously, if a company decides to pull out, they might be jerks for impacting on the lives of a lot of people but why are we not seeing a collective reaction of “Fuck you, we don’t need you anyway, jerks” ? It is obvious to Aer Lingus that Belfast is more lucrative for them than Shannon, so why not change that? If Aer Lingus was the match that held up the whole house, then that is a MAJOR worry and as Alexia said, why the fuck should Aer Lingus be bribed to make them stay and the same offer not given to anyone else?

We do remember the days of Aer Lingus charging us 400 quid to the UK, right?

Review of Pushing Daisies

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Pushing Daisies

The latest quirky comedy/drama from the States in the vein of Wonderfalls, Picket Fences and possibly Ally McBeal

They turned the quirkiness up to 11 on this. Pushing Daisies is about a guy who can bring the dead back to life with a touch but another touch and they die again. Trouble is someone else will die if he lets someone live for longer than a minute.

The main storyline for this show is that he works with a private investigator to solve murders and they do it easily enough by just asking the victims. All in a very quirky manner. A very experienced and fantastic cast might make this fun but I was quite bored by the whole notion of it. Lovely cinematography but it’s like they have some kind of person employed to add more quirkiness to the pot. Think of it liek Deadwood but instead of cunt, cocksucker and fuck every 20 seconds, there’s quirkiness. You might want to murder someone just to get back to normality after watching a block of this. Not for everyone and not for me but worth watching. The first episode for this has been purposely leaked all over the Internet, thus ensuring a nice buzz.

Rated 3/5 on Aug 11 2007 by Damien Mulley
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Recent Twitter additions

Friday, August 10th, 2007

added some more Irish folks to my twitter feed list.


Colm Murphy.

Simon Free.

Enda Crowley.

John Kelly aka lowbrowculture.


Inside Out – New Politics Podcast from IrishElection and Anna Livia

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Via Suzy and Irish Election is news of the latest Irish podcast, this one on politics. Anna Livia‘s Inside Out politics programme will now host the podcast edition of the show on IrishElection and it is also available on iTunes. A weekly podcast will go out plus other treats from their archives will go out too.

And I believe there’s more news from IrishElection on the way too 😉

Congrats to all involved.

Best comment ever about Arcade Fire

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Via Jim Carroll’s blog, Ronan Fitzgerald:

I am so sick of Arcade Fire gigs being our generations Vietnam.


Fluffy links – Friday August 10th 2007

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Arcade Fire sold out already for Phoenix Park? Arghh. Karma that I have yet to get to one of their shows. 🙁

Google are finally announcing their online storage initiative. Though it seems to be uniting storage for their existing online applications and charging you to have additional space. A complete shock that Google will charge for storage. I thought they only liked getting money in via ad clicks?

From Wired

taking foods from Wheat Thins to Chips Ahoy and dividing them into individually wrapped units of 100 calories each.

This is because extensive scientific evidence shows that round numbers lead to weight loss. Eating an entire box of Cheese Nips is unquestionably unhealthy, unless it’s really easy to do math afterward. This is why people in countries that use the metric system — which is to say pretty much any country except the United States — are much slimmer.

Monty Python Trek:

Via Joël Céré – Lions attack buffalo, take baby buffalo, buffalo come back for revenge:


Friday, August 10th, 2007

Again, thanks Askimet!

Fluffy Links for Thursday August 9th 2007

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Adam Beecher is getting married. Sounds like a movie or something. Anyways, no bollox, well done him and Mrs. to be Adam.

And in other “fair play to ya” news. Manic Mammy gets a nod from the WSJ.

New trophies for blog awards next year will be named in honour of the MC for the first two years. The Golden Ricks.

Langerland gets its own show? Shame about the rest of the RTE lineup. Apart from one new face, that is.

Ways to monetize your blog.

When to build, when to buy and when to use opensource. We should try and get JP to give a talk in Ireland.

DNA databases. Ah sure, we have nothing to hide anyway. Only guilty people will have anything to worry about, right?

Ammo? “Gardai seize ammo”? Slang is ok to use in Breaking News headlines now?

Via Design Undercover. Haha. A company called Smeg makes fridges.

Via MeMeNow, Primal Scream – Kowalski. Fab song and video.

and now the latest from Primal Scream, this time with Moss singing. Primal Scream Ft Kate Moss – Some velvet morning: