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The assault on Blacknight’s coffers is working!

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

I’ve heard that 13 people signed up to new hosting packages with Blacknight already thanks to that last blog post. Not bad in 24 hours. You have until midnight tonight to use the 25% off shared hosting voucher, the code is: mulley

You don’t need to be a blogger to avail. 25% off is a pretty damned fine discount.

Photo owned by ralmonline (cc)

Fluffy Links – Thursday January 8th 2009

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Delighted to see doing well on traffic. It’s a great website. Consider bookmarking or subscribing.

If it ain’t Cork, don’t fix it. Limerick is the blogging Capital of Ireland.

Digital Marketing roadshow in Dublin on the 29th. Free!

Bodies is coming to Dublin. Via Mr. P.

Gig of the year. Event of the year. Via ThrillPier.

Type Nuts. Type-themed & type-inspired iPhone & desktop wallpapers for typenuts.

The Daily Mail Headline generator. I love this one: “IS THE METRIC SYSTEM KILLING BRITAIN’S SWANS?”

Cool t-shirts and only £5 including delivery.

I do love his style.

Clever app. What should I read next?

Nintendo Wii is now a TV network of a sort.

The housing bubble hits Second Life too!

Recession. Hah.

Via Tom

71 Million views on YouTube. 71!

Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam – Hunger Strike

Labour politician playing runaway knock in Meath

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Labour politician Mick McLoughlin has been brazingly playing runaway knock at the Garda Station in his locality. If you vote for Beverly Cooper Flynn, the cow, then you have to vote for someone with a website called Mcloughlin4Dunshaughlin. Genius.

You can just feel the “Bring it on Garda mofos” attitude as he Mick presses the bell. Check out that pose:
Bring it Garda bitches

And does he leg it far? No he does not! Here he is down the street, not even running that far. Bring it!
Bring it MORE!

and if it wasn’t bad playing mindgames with the cop shop, he’s doing the same with the County Council. Not that they’d answer it. Not their job according to their union rep:
Come on County Council, bring it!!!

The young, the scientists

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Our Tommy is at the BT Young Scientist & Technology this week. If you’re about, pop along and say hello to him. A few bloggers are going along on the 9th after BT Ireland sent them invites. I’ll be about tomorrow and in and around on Friday too. The lovely ladies from are talking about the BT Young Scientist & Technology comp too. Ben has the best post ever about the Young Scientist.

Best of luck to everyone taking part at the BTYS.

Banana Man and Scientist
Photo owned by Lorri37 (cc)

Let’s bankrupt Blacknight – 25% off voucher for shared hosting

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Ok maybe not but from today January 7th to January 9th, if you take out a new shared hosting package with Blacknight and use the voucher/code: mulley then you’ll get 25% off. Why not reblog and reTweet this and Facebook it and all the rest. Not a bad aul deal now in fairness.

readier than ever for the imagination economy in 2009. happy new year, world! "4.7 years old. still in beta?" as the shirt says
Photo owned by wellohorld (cc)

Please note I get nothing out of this myself. Yes, I’m happy to do the same deal for other companies if I think it’s a worthwhile offer to the readers. If you want me to offer a discount to 1500 subscribers and another 1500 daily readers then it’s got to be worth the effort.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday January 7th 2009

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Google says that Irish tech/dev people aren’t good enough for them. As is pointed out, a HR process where 13 interviews over 6-9 months is almost the standard is inefficient and just plain stupid. Who in this economic climate can wait that long?

Fergal of the Tuppenceworth clan is on Turbridy on Thursday Talking Twitter. Suggestions or examples welcome.

How you can help TeenCamp.

Not seen this before. Blog from theunemployed.

Robert Byrne currently rowing across the
Atlantic in a world record attempt. That’s his blog about it.

David O’Keeffe’s blog. Talented bloke says the bio.

Liam, an Irish teen, blogs about religions.

Free “Silverlight Assault Course” in Cork on Sun 18th of Jan. Sign up!

Pixenate gets some updates! The Web2Ireland blog now using Facebook connect.

Miriam Lord’s Political Awards are hilarious.

I already have the t-shirt. No, really. I’m that bad. Objectified – the movie:

Ahh Father Jack. He’s apologising for all those nasty words I called

Layla – Clapton and Knopfler

Fluffy Links – Tuesday January 6th 2009

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Final few days to donate those Jack and Jill phones before the draw. Still really really good odds to win some nice gear. Any old phone will do.

The next Open Coffee Cork is on Friday.

Alexia wrote a good post on Karlin Lillington’s 2009 “predictions”.

Interestingly Bernie also wrote a piece on it which was published a few hours after Alexia’s, though the timestamp on it says it was published 3 days ago.

Niall Harbison now has his own personal blog and has set himself a goal of 20k visitors a month. Nothing like putting pressure on yourself! G’luck Niall.

Beautiful. Claire has a super-cute business site now for taking pics of babies.

New blog, at least to me. Mark Coughlan.

And DJ has one that was new to me too.

Update. Nope, this is DJs.

Catholic Google. Ye what?

They’re needed. Micro-finances for apps.

Bye bye Donald Westlake. Parker rocked when it came to being badass.

Truth in advertising (Part II)

Revolting Cocks – Do ya think I’m sexy?

How you can help TeenCamp Ireland

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

TeenCamp Ireland is only around the corner (January 17th) and you can help out in a few ways. They’re looking to increase teens registering, they’re looking to have more teens do talks and they need sponsors for food, for the projector and AV and other bits and pieces.

So what can you do?
1. Spread the word. Maybe blog about it? Get them some press. Email some teenagers you think would like to go along. (You know those clever ones who will end up being your boss in about 9 years.) Anyone know those CTYI kids? Tell em. Add it as a note to Facebook. Send it out via your LinkedIn Network. You’re getting the idea now so I’ll stop.
2. Sponsor them or find them some sponsors.
3. Loan them a projector or AV somethings or others.

Let’s get the kids sharing with the kids and educating each other. Or else I’ll send you a special thank you card:

Fluffy Links – Monday January 5th 2009

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Where the hell were ye? I was blogging all over the holiday and you only call over now? Awwww.

Last week to donate those Jack and Jill phones, then the draw. Really good odds now to win this gear based on the number of comments and links!

The numbers for 2008 in Irish Publishing.

A totally uplifting comment from JP on his own blog.

Seen this? Championship manager still game for Irish school kids to learn about business.

Yeah I don’t know is it a good idea in this climate to list your clients who are moving Irish jobs to Poland

Via Paul Conroy: A Flickr group for Far Side re-enactments.

Great take-aways from Loic on how to start a business in 2009. Advice culled from the 2008 Le Web.

Shel provides a nice template on how to write a business book.

Oh dear. Google staff are very cynical about their products if they call their new Friend Connect too “Friend Sense”. Google helps you make money off your buddies.

Sheeeeet. Obama style. This is for you Jim Carroll!

Wikipedia over DNS. Nerdcoretastic.

The Beeb tackles the Daily Mail pratwittery about their staff blogging too much.

Pump up the bass (Not the fish Noel)

Fluffy links – Friday January 2nd 2009

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

New year, new blog from Gav Reilly. And resolutions!

New year, new blog from Liam Burke. Welcome back to blogdom Liam!

Killian from Sinn Féin has some 2009 predictions. A Yes to Lisbon eh?

Top visited blogs in Ireland? Alexa is always contrary when it comes to these things as a few dozen people with the toolbar and your blog as the homepage will boost you up. Kudos to Paul though on the hard work putting this together. Go super-sleuth!

Five things you should know about how to be a Media Whore.

Meanwhile Bargains Ireland tell you how to get around those Ryanair chargecard stings.

This is not a clever marketing idea at all. This is stupid. If people in your coffee shop ain’t buying coffee despite the aroma and look of your products, changing the network names to product names will hardly help. God almighty, THEY ARE IN YOUR STORE and you can’t get them to consume? Network names aren’t the issue people.

They say you use these to make sure you’re getting decaf. I’d use them to make sure the coffee has a proper kick. Guarantee they’ll be used to test your pee.

If you’re a nerd and have a girlfriend (it can happen) and you have no fashion sense (already a given) then you’ll think this Rubick’s cube bag would be a great present for your missus. She’ll probably say thanks too, she is afterall a very patient and understanding girl.

Gaslight Anthem – 59 Sound