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I am not Optimus Prime

Wednesday 26th of November 2014

I am not Optimus Prime, the leader of the heroic Autobots. I cannot transform myself into an inconspicous red and blue semi truck cab, nor do I cause surprise and alarm when I walk down the street, crushing paving slabs beneath my giantic robotic feet.

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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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