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Inspiration to Keep Pushing, from skate legend Tony Hawk
http://danthornton.net/2016/07/inspiration-keep-pushing/
A lesson in life inspired by a video of Tony Hawk achieving a 900 degree skateboarding trick at the age of 48. And overcoming several failures on the way
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Encountered a new WordPress Update Error this morning. Here's how I fixed it
http://www.thewayoftheweb.net/wordpress-update-error-downl…/
How to fix the WordPress Update Error: Download failed.: Failed to write request to temporary file in 4 Easy Steps
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Not watched The Man in the High Castle yet? Grant makes a case for why you should http://www.disposablemedia.co.uk/2016/01/the-man-in-the-high-castle-review/
Amazon has produced a series based on Philip K Dick's speculative novel in which the Allies lost the Second World War, but does the story suit TV?
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Yes, and the technical side was realistic for a change!
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Nice article by some bloke called Dan
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I use two triangles but i've always been a bit diff ;+}
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Absolutely essential viewing for any car fan. 20 minutes of the RUF CTR Yellow Bird taking on the Nurburgring Nordschliefe in 1987.
http://rescars.com/awesome-20-minute-ruf-ctr-yellow-bird-nurburgring-video/
Awesome 20 minute RUF CTR Yellow Bird Nurburgring Video with Stefan Roser drifting and abusing the supercar around the legendary Nordschliefe in 1987
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Classic Porches - YUM :)
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An update to the mobile-friendly algorithm

Starting today, pages with an app install interstitial that hide a significant amount of content on the transition from the search result page won’t be considered mobile-friendly.

Instead of full page interstitials, we recommend that webmasters use more user-friendly formats such as app install banners. We hope that this change will make it easier for searchers to see the content of the pages they are looking for.

Happy searching!
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Really fascinating and quick 15 minute video from Wired on Shenzhen, the 'Silicon Valley of Hardware'.
Particularly timely, given the debate over English manufacturing/exports/imports due to the EU referendum at the moment...
http://danthornton.net/2016/06/fascinating-15-minute-wired-documentary-shenzhen/
A great 15 minutes Wired Future Cities Documentary on Shenzhen, described as the Silicon Valley of Hardware
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Rocket League Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack lets you play in the official Batmobile Battle-Car http://www.onlineracedriver.com/2016/02/26/rocket-league-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-car-pack/
The Rocket League Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack will let you compete in an official Batmobile Battle-Car when it arrives on March 8 for $1.99
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Are Vloggers Growing Up and Facing the Creative Economy http://danthornton.net/2015/12/are-vloggers-growing-up-and-facing-the-creative-economy/
A response to 'Get Rich of Die Vlogging' from someone who has made a living from creating work online for years without becoming a famous millionaire
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Dear Commissioner Oettinger,. As an Internet user, I am deeply concerned about leaked EU Commission proposals that open the door to a link tax, and to copyrighting the act of linking online. These link censorship proposals would affect all of us, whether we live in the EU or not.
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That assumes that it's deliberate, and there are already ways to tackle copyright infringement.
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Mobile growth % down to single figures. Mobile must be as dead as desktops/tablets/vinyl/print. http://danthornton.net/2015/12/is-mobile-dead/
The latest mobile handset figures predict a slowdown to under 10% for new sales. Presumably this means mobile is as dead as tablets and desktop PCs?
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We're waiting for the quantum leap in battery life before upgrading. Iterative offerings aren't adding much year on year- why replace last years phone with this years when it's not much of an improvement? 
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Absolutely essential viewing for any car fan. 20 minutes of the RUF CTR Yellow Bird taking on the Nurburgring Nordschliefe in 1987.
http://rescars.com/awesome-20-minute-ruf-ctr-yellow-bird-nurburgring-video/
Awesome 20 minute RUF CTR Yellow Bird Nurburgring Video with Stefan Roser drifting and abusing the supercar around the legendary Nordschliefe in 1987
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Founder: The WayoftheWeb Marketing Consultancy. Also founded HotModMedia.com - my spare time media empire
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  • TheWayoftheWeb Digital Content and Marketing
    Founder, 2010 - present
    Founder and Managing Director of TheWayoftheWeb Ltd, which is a digital marketing and growth hacking agency based in East Anglia. We provide a range of services across Digital Marketing, including Content Marketing, SEO and Social Media, and in addition, can also provide development and design.
  • HotModMedia.com
    Founder, 2011 - 2013
  • Jodanma
    Co-Founder, 2011 - 2012
  • Absolute Radio
    Digital Marketing Manager, 7
  • Bauer Media
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Digital Content and Marketing Consultant ( TheWayoftheWeb.net), Founded hotmodmedia.com and #DPiP geek meetups
Introduction
Runs Digital Content and Marketing Consultancy TheWayoftheWeb, and a niche publishing project at Hot Mod Media, including

With over 10 years experience in journalism and marketing, TheWayoftheWeb can consult and create digital and mobile content and marketing strategies, manage search engine optimisation (natural and paid), social media, and editorial, and create bespoke content for your site and social media campaigns.

Jodanma combines experienced developers and designers with detailed knowledge of what is required for an effective digital presence for businesses, whether you're looking to sell products, services, or monetise your content. By partnering with TheWayoftheWeb, we can build exactly what you need to increase your revenues and ensure it does the job when it comes to marketing and converting visitors to new business.

Finally OnlineRaceDriver, FPSPrestige and other website projects allow me to demonstrate how to build successful web properties and experiment with new and innovative ideas which can then be used on client websites, apps and projects.

Dan Thornton background:

I spent 7 years as a journalist and web producer on Motorcycle News (www.motorcyclenews.com) contributing to both print and digital publications, and with a focus on the online proposition. My responsibilities included managing the digital team, ensuring a content plan was fulfilled, managing the community aspects of the site and creating and maintaining a large products database.

I then became Community Marketing Manager across Bauer Media's portfolio (FHM, Heat, Empire, Zoo, etc), looking at both the onsite community functionality and engagement, and how to best interact with external communities.

Most recently I was the first Digital Marketing Manager at Absolute Radio, responsible for digital strategy, social media marketing, paid and natural search, and mobile.

I'm a huge advocate for new technology, particularly around microblogging and microsharing - you can generally find me on new startups and existing social networks as 'badgergravling'. I'm also hugely interested in future trending, and finding ways to best use new technology and applications from a business perspective.
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Around 1.5 million mobile app downloads whilst at Absolute Radio, Introduced Heat, Empire, MCN etc to social media at Bauer. Currently reach over 20,000 readers every month on my own sites
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Medway, Kent, UK
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Peterborough, UK - Bellingham, WA, USA
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Good food, pretty good service (Always picked up my takeaway order), and not too pricey.
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Great selection of Thai food and mixture of decent local beers. Relaxed during the day and a bit more hectic during the evening, you can't go wrong with the selection of Oakham Ales available.
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