Friday, October 30, 2009

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Went to see this last night and enjoyed it. Even burst out laughing on one occasion... Guffaw-like.

The movie was - far out - that's the only way I can describe it. It was very out there, even for Terry Gilliam! You could see influence from Monty Python's Flying Circus all over the place. They worked the Heath Ledger/Colin Farrell/Jude Law/Johnny Depp thing extremely well. I don't want to ruin it for anyone else by going into too much detail. Amazing set design, utterly mental costumes and groovy special effects.

A very strange movie but I'm glad I saw it!

Here's the trailer - enjoy -

Monday, October 12, 2009

Irish Web Awards 2009

Mr Mulley has done it again - organised an entire awards ceremony to showcase the best websites out there in a whole range of categories.

Saturday night saw 2009's IWA's take place at the Radisson in Golden Lane, in Dublin. I was gutted not to be able to make it as I had volunteered to be one of their non-IT-person judges. I had found the experience both challenging and fun - it's great to be a part of something good ;)

Full List of winners & sponsors available - here!

Congratulations to all of the award winners - and to the nominees, take it from me... The standard was pretty high and it took ages to grade the top sites in any category. Top class websites all over the place...

Friday, October 9, 2009's take on Barack Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize is a groovy website. Some excellently entertaining posts over the months but also some that make you think.

Today had two great ones, both from the same author - Darragh Doyle!

First up to grab my attention was this post on the latest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, El Presidente. Some think it's too soon, I disagree.

Second up from Senor Doyle was an interesting post on blogging and disclosure. Ethics, eh? What a mare! The post was written yesterday but I only saw it today...

May I take this opportunity to stand up and say I'm not sponsored to do any posts on any item here or over at t'other more personal blogaroo. All opinions here are just that - opinion. My own.

So thank you Darragh for bringing a little thought to my day.

*Skips off to high-five the Nobel chaps for some innovative thinking...*

Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

TV3 Start Your Own Business Competition

TV3 are running a competition for 5 competitors to battle it out for a start-up prize valued at €50,000, which includes advertising, sales training, IT support services and admin/telephone answering services for a year (or two).

To enter, you have to submit 500 words on your business idea by 22nd October. Strangely, you have to actually write to them - not email, or submit a form... So get your pencils out folks, and get applyin'

Best of luck!!

Further info from the TV3