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Dolly Mix 25.06.10 – Pride Parade, Zombie Walk & a website in 24 hours


Absolutely love the idea of FullCodePress. Get a team together and build a website for a charity in 24 hours for free. If I don’t do something like that between now and this time next year, I’ll certainly get involved next June. Progress pics here. Thanks Stu.

Congrats to the team from my beloved BSc in Multimedia in DCU who scooped the overall prize at the Digital Hub’s ‘Best in Show‘ competition with their series of short films for the Pashli charity.

Come along and join the Pride Parade on Saturday at 2 from the Garden of Remembrance – it’s always spectacular!

Or if your more enticed by things of a dead nature there’s a zombie walk happening at the same time from Stephen’s Green. Get the full info here.

Console’s annual benefit gig is on at the NCH next weekend. Jack L, Maynooth Gospel Choir and Acabella doing the honours. What’s stopping you?!

Apple-loving Stephen Fry on iPhone 4. Blog post entitled ‘A Welcome and a Warning‘.

Like ink? Here’s an exhibition and a competition you might be into…

“My body is a journal in a way. It’s like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself.”

That’s Johnny Depp on his own ink and what caught my imagination when I read about an exhibition called ‘Ink‘ being organised as part of this year’s Bealtaine festival. Here’s the spiel:

Age & Opportunity has commissioned photographer Aidan Kelly to photograph and exhibit his images of the tattoos of older people. If, as novelist Jack London said, tattoos are a sign of ‘an interesting past’, then this exhibition attempts to capture the history that has been absorbed into a body.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the results. The exhibition runs at the Original Print Gallery in Temple Bar from this Sunday the 16th (opening at 2pm) and runs until the end of the month.

Ever fancied yourself as a tattoo artist?

Well then this might be your opportunity to give it a shot and maybe even unearth a new talent! DontPanic! are offering up quite a unique challenge in their monthly design brief with a ‘Skin Design Competition‘. Yes, you get the chance to design a tattoo and see it being worn on somebody’s skin. They’ve got a volunteer all lined up for the live tattooing of the winning design on July 22nd! Check the link for all the info.

Celebrate your inner geek!

Time to celebrategeek.ie, nice work @madeinhollywood
Ubergeeks Dav & Darragh from boards.ie

As part of the launch celebrations for Windows 7, Microsoft are running a competition to find Ireland’s biggest geek.

You can nominate yourself or a friend/colleague/family member via the Celebrate Geek website and for your troubles bag a load of geeky goodies including a Windows 7 laptop and an invite to the official launch party for Windows 7 on October 21st.

The deadline for entries is 6pm on Wednesday 14th October 2009 so get nominating!

Keep track of the competition at the website, on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The Ray D’Arcy Show All-Ireland Quiz Show

spar-radio-2So SPAR and The Ray D’Arcy Show on Today FM have teamed up to organise the ‘All -Ireland Quiz Show‘.

Essentially, there will be four provincial events with 50 teams of 4 at each competing for a place in the on-air quarter finals, followed by the semi-finals and live final event in Dublin on Friday 23rd of October. The big prize at the end is a rather tasty €4,000.

You can enter your team (along with subs) here. Sounds like a bit of fun – who’s with me?