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Andrew Girdwood
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I shall be making my way to London tomorrow on a red eye flight, along with +Richard Falconer, to catch up with +Simon Bennison and his team. I imagine my travelling will be something like this; a mix of urgency and stumbling! 
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Mine has been like that. I literally got dressed in the dark, half expecting to find inside out clothing at some point.
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Pretty impressive! ... but someone should tell him about gravity and physics.
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He probably thinks newton was making suggestions.
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My zombie encounter at the +GadgetShow
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The stop motion-esque animation, combined with the knowledge that you are sitting on a toilet, makes your face into a struggling/relieved when it's out poo face. 
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Survey respondents identified Ukraine by clicking on a high-resolution world map, shown above. We then created a distance metric by comparing the coordinates they provided with the actual location of Ukraine on the map

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Best watched while listening to music. Any music. 
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Just chilling in the pool. 
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Getting ready for a good and undisturbed night's sleep before work on Monday. 
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I'm at the #gadgetshow and this is Fitbark. It's like Fitbit, except for your dog! +GadgetShow
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I would happily buy this for my dog. Sadly, no WP support, so a no-go. :(
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These last two weeks see newspapers struggle, new media sites do especially well - who's not jealous of Vice? We also see some new players on the block, well new moves from established players, as Amazon rolls out Fire TV. What do you think? Can Amazon…
These last two weeks see newspapers struggle, new media sites do especially well - who's not jealous of Vice? We also see some new players on the block, well new moves from established players, as Amazon rolls out Fire TV. What do you think? Can Amazon take on Netflix?
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Google Now is always pretty keen to point me at the nearest burrito. This  is the outcome of years of  advanced modelling and personalisation. 
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Blogger, gamer and digital marketing geek
Introduction
Andrew is Media Innovations Director at DigitasLBi and happily spends his day deep in digital marketing.

On the weekends Andrew divides his time between geeky hobbies like RPG, anime, sci-fi, the occasional web project and more digital marketing. He runs sites like www.geeknative.com because even in his time off he likes to get digital!

Despite all the mentions of digital marketing; this is a personal profile!
Education
  • George Watson's College
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Napier University
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Manx, Girdy
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Digital Marketing
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Digital marketing; I've experience in SEO, PPC, Affiliate/Performance Marketing, Display and Social. That experience is relevant in desktop and mobile as well as a bit of connected big screen whether via smart TV or gaming console. I've technical skills, blogging skills and know my limits when it comes to wrestling a presentation into shape.
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    Digital Marketing, present
    Media Innovations Director. Good media connects brands with people; it transforms creativity from art into marketing and technology from utility into marketing.
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Ballarat, Australia
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Incredible Gaslight Gathering 3 photographs
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Transformers: People in Paint
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Guardians of the Galaxy character videos: Groot & Rocket
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Marvel have just uploaded two character trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy. There's little snippets. We do get to hear Rocket speak.

Guardians Of The Galaxy: James Gunn's Trailer Breakdown
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Guardians director Gunn talks us through the first trailer

The One gaming table to RULE them all
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Google+ is never far away from controversy or a heated discussion, be it what affect it has on organic search rankings or whether or not the

The Ningyo
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1909 period film about Cryptozoology. The search for mythological creatures. By VFX veterans Miguel Ortega & Tran Ma

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The new Google+ notifications have caused quite a stir. There's a lot of confusion surrounding this so here is everything you need to know.

5 Must-Have Tools for Instagram Success - Caliberi
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Instagram apps and tools are being released thick and fast as users of the popular image app reached more than 100 million in April 2013. Cu

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Dragon Ball Fries... are super! - Geek Native
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Who knew the infamous Super Saiyan look from the Dragon Ball series would work so well as food. No ordinary food, of course, but super fries

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Review of Holywood 9A, City Centre - Edinburgh Reviews
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It seems like a lifetime ago that the Holyrood Tavern stood on the corner of Holyrood 9A and The Pleasance. The pub was home for goths, punk

Digg Reader Update!
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Over the last 90 days, the Digg engineering team — all 5 of them — has been heads-down building an updated take on the RSS reader. For our f

EU to scrap mobile roaming charges in favour of a single market
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The European Commission voted on Tuesday in Brussels to end roaming fees for calls, texts and internet in favour of a single telecoms market

I've been here a few times and keep on resolving to visit more often. This time I think that resolve will stick as everything seems to have improved. Look; the food isn't quick. There's a sign on the wall to warn you. If you don't book, you probably won't get a seat during the rush hours and if you do then they'll warn you again that you'll have to wait on your meal. I think it's worth the wait. Besides, the Old Chain Pier would be a venue worth a visit even if the food was average (it's better than that). This building hangs over the waters near the harbour. I love sitting there (book!) by the window in the sunshine or if the weather is so bad that the waters are choppy and dangerous looking. There's a good range of drinks, seats outside, dog friendly and bus stops just outside. It's no surprise that OCP is busy - just a surprise that it isn't even busier. Best of all; this is not a pub that seems to be much bother from young beer chuggers - I guess it's too far from the beaten track. Good news all round!
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Make the hipster jokes early. The Lioness of Leith is a funky pub at the bottom of Leith Walk that’s full of fun decorations – like parrots, neon and a pinball machine converted into a table. It’s a complete overhaul of the dangerous and dark pub that once stood on the corner. The walls have been knocked into large windows. In the sun it’s lovely and bright. I appreciate it’ll probably get much more gloomy at night. Staff and friendly and fun. The range of drinks is good. My experience, though, The Lioness of Leith has been all about the Sunday lunches. I’m yet to try their dinner menu because it looks so weird and posh (hipster, right) but half a chicken on Sunday between two with Yorkshire puddings, tatties, veggies and some lovely gravy. What a treat! Turn up for a Sunday lunch and be prepared to wait for your table.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I rather like the Epsy and perhaps the only significant problem with this seaside pub is that plenty of other people like it too. This makes the Epsy unpredictable. This is a Portobello pub. It's not posh. It's clean but it can it takes a low of light to illuminate the room and we're talking wooden floors and basic seats. There's no sawdust on the floor but there is sometimes sand. Does that strike you as the type of pub you'd be wise to reserve a table at if you wanted to eat dinner? You should at the Epsy. Even in the Winter it can be busy. I turn up at 7pm in the January darkness, looking for a table for one, and do so fully prepared to be turned back. I come here for beer and burgers. This is what you'd want from a seaside pub. My vote goes to The Hombre burger; topped in chilli. Beef with beef. What's certain is that if fine weather has lured you out to Portobello and now you're looking for somewhere to eat then find where Bath Street meets the Promenade and give the Epsy a try.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This is an odd one - rarely busy but widely recommend. I think I understand why. I've always enjoyed the food at the Britannia Spice and the staff have been polite and attentive. Yet, I never rush back. I don't think it's the price. I think it is because the food is a little different. You don't get the standard Indian restaurant range here although there's plenty of overlap. There's even a Thai section on the menu. I wonder too if they use less in the MSG chemical range which results in the food being less "moreish". If that theory is right then it's a shame I don't visit more often. The restaurant itself is very nice; all brass and wood. It suggests a naval theme but isn't too cramped. It's clean too. Movie date in the nearby Ocean Terminal? Try Britannia Spice for the accompanying meal.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
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Edinburgh has no shortage of burger bars. It’s a competitive sector, easy to do but hard to do well and with Burger opening there’s a new player in town. It’s clear that Burger aim to do well. The venue on Fountainbridge is modern, clean and clever. You walk into the queue, pick your burger or hotdog and then get given an electronic queue number to take back to your table. When the device flashes and starts to vibrate it means your burgers are ready for you to collect. I like my burgers. I like them simple and tasty. That’s what Burger offers. The menu isn’t huge. That’s my main grumble. The ultimate burger is a good chilli burger. Burger don’t offer that. They’ve got chicken burgers and hotdogs. They’ll add cheese or bacon. I’m not sure they could even do a chilli burger – you’d need vital things like cutlery and plates for that! Burger seems to be doing things right for food allergies. They’ve a milkshake suitable for lactose intolerance – being that of sorbet and soya. I hear (but did not test) gluten free rolls as an option too. It’s definitely one to check out.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I've used the Creative Exchange for two events now and been impressed both times. Mainly it's the building. Lots of money went into the renovation of the old Corn Exchange and in terms of decorations that was money well spent. If you need a building to impress then consider an event in here. Mind you, downstairs is an open gallery. The second order our events was in the drinks and networking phase when a small gaggle of folks came in to check out the pictures that decorated the venue. It's more than just the building though. The staff here are smart and helpful. That's useful because there's some impressive tech in here to manage things like wifi connection numbers - which makes sense given the building's main use these days is to rent office space to creative start up companies.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
The Vintage is a really strong gastro bar. Expect craft beer and interesting food. I recommend the "Mac 'n' cheese" burger with pulled pork. Some pubs do their beer very seriously and the Vintage is one of them. Don't try and order a pint of beer here. You have to order two half pints instead. The largest glass you can get is two thirds of a pint. Why? To protect the taste of the drink. While the Vintage might just hang on to the edge of gastroleith (the shore) it lands a bullseye when it comes to customer service. They're always friendly and helpful. The Vintage suits groups as well as couples. The decor is modern and clean. Tables don't wobble and their chairs are comfortable (though I'd like some more slouching space). Recommended.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago