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Win a $1500 Nokia phone

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Via Pat Phelan once again. Leave a comment and consider donating a small amount of cash for the chosen charity.

Ones we watched in 2008

Friday, December 19th, 2008

So how did the Ones I suggested we watch do in 2008? Not bad at all.

Robin Blandford.
Himself and David are now building and running Decisions for Heroes. Trailblaizers!

Fergus Burns
Another trailblazer. Nooked getting bigger and better every month.

The Paddy’s Valley 20

Patrick Collison, John Collison and all at Auctomatic
Sold! Massive attention. Late Late with the Plank. Household names and names uttered by Mammies when scolding their kids for not being proactive enough.

Richard Hearne
Still the S.E.O. God in Ireland even if he didn’t enter the Geansai Gorm competition! He went through 2008 at breakneck speed, let’s hope he slows a bit in 2009!

Conor O’Neill
Well Argolon and LouderVoice have been doing immensely well and once again Conor has been giving so much to the Web 2.0 community in Ireland with his constant help and sharing. Let’s hope he’s appreciate for that.

Alexia Golez
Well she moved to a new domain and battled O2 towards the end of the year over the iPhone. Mizz Golez is on the brink of a hostile takeover of the Fluffy Links with her Red Links. I think think Alexia would be of immense benefit if she can be convinced to leave the good ship Redmond.

Martha Rotter
Loved and respected by people in the Irish tech scene for her tough job envagelising Microsoft. Still the shining star she was last year.

Marcus Mac Innes
Well is doing rather wll thanks very much and there’s been impressive work with some rather large brands this year establishing as the place to be when it comes to photos in Ireland. Also won a few awards to boot!

Pat Phelan
The hardest working man in Irish technology? Net Visionary for 2008 (which I wasn’t very surprised about)

Cian O’Flaherty
Helped organise the EU bloggers conference in Dublin this year and working like a trojan for a certain current affairs show.

Paul Fabretti
In the UK Paul is establishing himself as a much respected social media ninja dispuptive maven coach. Go Paul!

Paul Walsh
Wubud. The Digital Mission and so much more. I think that shows how well Paul has done.

Fluffy Links – Friday December 19th 2008

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Me and Libertas go head to head. Ganley is only jealous of my hair. Mullettastic.

Niamh is working for herself now too. Welcome to the free world!

Another cool prize from Pat Phelan. LCD Screen this time. Leave a comment and you’re in the draw.

The blogger dinner in Cork rocked. Well done Joe. Well done Dell for sponsoring a laptop too. And PuddleDucks for sponsoring some gear. The Dublin Blogger dinner rocked too and the saintly, godly and goodly Niall busted his things that shouldn’t bust by cooking for everyone. Someone got fun badges too.

Nialler’s 50 best tunes of 2008.

Michele has another rant about the IEDR and ComReg. Complete lack of transparency with this lot.

Via Michele too is a post from Hugh Durkin showing how when he wasn’t super-positive about ScreenClick, they removed him from their affiliate scheme.

Oh and eircom have a new broadband website. Very slick and quite useful.

Via Bernie. Got a new spare MacBook for Seán?

Sepultura (without Max) – Bullet the Blue Sky (U2 Cover)

The blog is the battery in your pleasure toy

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Nice quote taken from this here blog post. Head over to Nick’s new gaff and read and comment on his posts about adland from an Irish perspective. And another fine quote which will surely get him lots of Google hits for all the wrong reasons:

Bloglessness equals a dildo without batteries. You’ll get fucked in the long run, but it’ll be a lot more hard work and always, always the certain knowledge that really? you did it to yourself

London calling. Again.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Photo owned by brunosan (cc)

In London again for another few days. You can always contribute to this.

Fluffy Links – Monday December 15th 2008

Monday, December 15th, 2008

200 have now regged for the 2009 Blog Awards. Not that many places left now.

Alexia has done a makeover for the Examiner’s gawful website. Looks way better now.

Online PR in Ireland. Do they get it at all in Ireland?

If you’re looking for a copywriter, chat to Nick.

Stephen is blogging for the EU. Well done dude.

Microsoft can go fuck themselves after one unannounced Vista reboot too much. The house of Mulley in business and personal will be going Mac only in 2009. Meanwhile thanks to Seamus here’s a stopgap to prevent those reboots.

Bernie points out the lie of the week in the Irish media. Downloaders hampering music sales. Do they even believe it themselves now? Shame the Sunday Times didn’t balance that fluff.

Said the Gramophone’s Top 50 songs of 2008.

Arcade Fire docu.

So the top three touchscreen phones of 2008 are…

Via Monster Munch
: Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries (Extended Version)

Free stuff, cheap stuff

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Pat is giving away a Nokia e63. Just leave a comment on his blog to be in with a chance of winning.

Paul gives great free marketing advice to charities.

Update: Niall is taking free advice requests.

Then via
Get 30% off Timberland

Get a 23inch dell monitor for about €186 delivered (when you add it to your basket the price then drops to the €186)

Fluffy Links – Friday December 12th 2008

Friday, December 12th, 2008

If you want to come along to the Blog Awards, you best register now, 1/3 of places already reserved.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 review.

Go, they’re expanding. New staff!

Alexia talks about the one year anniversary of Paddy’s Valley. Being in the Valley and meeting so many great minds there was an amazing experience. Surprised there hasn’t been a repeat journey. are hiring.

Jim is offering a free download of Adrian Crowley’s brilliant album “Long Distance Swimmer”, go get it and appreciate some native Irish talent. Then go see Mr. Croley live. Or buy the album for friends. Or both.

Clever clever clever. The Irish Cancer Society shop in Rathmines has been building a new collection of vintage threads and had a launch night for it.

If those dickheads in did ads for Fianna Fáil…

Logo evolutions. Nice.

Impressive. Live DVD commentary on the Bluray of the Dark Knight.

Ok so. Hmmm.

Adrian Crowley – The Wishing Seat

Sold out by the weekend? 09 Blog Awards registration is now open

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Register yourself here.

February 21st, 2009, Cork.

It’s open a few minutes and 60 places have been registered. There are only 280 seats available this time round so get yourself registered early if you want to attend.

Sponsorship and nomination details to follow.

Fluffy Links – Thursday 11th December 2008

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

SuperGorm is blogging from Poland. After flying with RyanAir too! No Fás style packages for our John. See, I can blog about you without mentioning the you-know-whats.

TeenCampIreland is a go, register here.

Green Ink versus the recession. Bring it!

Pimp your Twitter profile pic with Twixenate.

Another Pol Cor is a-blogging. Welcome to the ‘sphere Catherine Halloran, the political correspondent with the Irish Daily Star.

No Nonsense want the public to design their next tax disc holder. Here’s my suggestion: Here’s my tax disc, now fuck off back to leaking case details to Paul Williams.


Via Monster Munch – Lots of signs.

Stephen Fry tears the Blackberry Storm to bits.

Benjamin Zander is an amazing presenter. Watch and want to play music.

Via The Times Tech blog, a vid made from 45k photographs. Not as impressive as it sounded:

Via Nialler: Little Joy – No One’s Better Sake