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Website features to consider carefully

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

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I've had to do a lot of web browsing recently outside of my normal areas of web usage. A lot of the sites I've found have implemented some commonly used website features that I think would benefit from a bit of closer scrutiny. If you're thinking of getting a website built for you, or are just interested in user experience stuff, read on.

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Privacy on the Internet

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

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There's been a lot of debate recently about our privacy online, sparked particularly by the revelations about the extent of US and other government surveillance of the internet. Wherever you stand it's clear that the issue has many viewpoints, with some now even claiming that privacy is dead.

I could weigh in on this, but I thought something a bit more practical would be helpful. You see, it's not just governments that monitor our activity online. Companies have been doing it far longer.

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Shameless movie/tv spin offs

Wednesday 5th of November 2014

Ferris Bueller's Dine off

Matthew Broderick hosts this eclectic cooking show, in which members of the public take turns to host a dinner party to see who can cook the best meal. Broderick ends the show each week with the phrase "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and cook around once in a while, you could miss it."

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Movies drastically changed by the addition of one letter

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

I recently saw a list of movies that would have their plot dramatically altered by the addition of a single letter to their title. It was amusing. But there were only a few of them, so I thought of a few more (with thanks to Rich, Pete and Vicki).

Man off Steel - a documentary following a metalworker forced to retire from his profession due to a crippling allergy to his workplace.

Sink City - a drama about the troubles of a bathroom salesman working in a rough urban area.

S'Up - an ageing balloon salesman must come to terms with the growing youth culture in his neighbourhood.

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