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This is my elder daughter, who really should be doing the makeup on a big film. Maybe one day!
 
Halloween is just around the corner. A Tutorial for my version of the Dark Knight Joker will be ready for you just in time for your Halloween party! Face Painting really is Easy!
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Brave man. As a Brit, it astonishes me that an athlete in the land of the free feels it necessary to "come out" in his non-belief. Over here, around half the population is non-religious and it's pretty much a non-issue.

It's also interesting that the more religious the people he encountered were, the less they were prepared to even talk about it. This suggests a sad insecurity. His parents were unusual in being religious and open minded but it's instructive that, given the opportunity to look into it without their influence, he saw through it.

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Did the video explain why Pluto has an atmosphere? If so, I missed it...

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The steam engine from the Watercress Line pulls out of Alton station.
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Bizarrely, if I create a Collection with any sharing option other than public (for example "Your Circles"), Google+ reports that it will only be visible to members of my organisation and there's no way to override this. Making Collections close to useless to me.
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What a talent!
Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas. Twin sisters and Country Music duo from the UK.
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I don't understand why the speaker in the original video kept calling on Admiral Ackbar.

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I'm having a few days off and will be taking lots of photos. Last year, I was able to edit them in Google+ using my Chromebook quite acceptably. This year, the editor has been replaced by the kindergarten version in Google Photos and Google+ has shrunk in visibility (eg I can no longer get to it by clicking my name on a blank Google tab). This is not progress and I fear we're nearing the end of the social media experiment for Google, at least in this form. By why cripple photos? #googlephotos  
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I still haven't been able to understand what is supposed to be happening to Photos, as it's badly explained. I guess I'll just wait until whatever is supposed to happen does, and try to cope with it. +Google+ 
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Excellent presentation on +Python  and +Raspberry Pi in education by Carrie Ann Philbin
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Which is your favourite Dickens book? I've listened to Great Expectations and David Copperfield on +Audible  - what next do you think? Tempted by Nicholas Nickleby...
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Hello Kevin Partner.
This comment is about your book "How to set up an online business 2015" I saw the book at a friends house and when I went to the shops (straight away) It was sold out (in Brisbane Australia)
How can I get hold of it now? Is it in E-Book already?
Thank you for your response.
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Franci Lacquet
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I love Canva and have been using it since the start. However, I find the pricing a little opaque since you now have to pay for many layouts as well as images and you only find out how much it'll cost when you come to download it. Instead of the $ sign, I'd prefer to see either a number there or, say, $$ for 2 dollars, $$$ for 3. Otherwise, it can come as a nasty surprise.

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Wow - great deal on the 14 inch Chromebook. This has become my portable workhorse over the past year - for me, at least, the perfect form factor.
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+Richard Tubb My version of the HP 14 has 4GB RAM - not sure why later models appear to have been downgraded! Incidentally, my daily desktop is the HP Chromebox. Absolutely cracking little device.
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Author, business-person, smart arse, Raspberry Pi fan, programmer, father, husband
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Google+: I use Google+ to follow people and topics that interest me and to post my personal thoughts, links to useful material and contributions to discussions. This means I might talk about:
  • Writing
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Online business
  • Technology: app development (primarily using Corona SDK), PHP, Python, Lua (lighweight, aren't I?), Android, iOS etc
  • UK politics
  • Science, rationality, education and humanism

If you're likely to be offended by me expressing my views then don't circle me. However, I don't intend offence, so please don't look for what isn't there.

Work: A programmer since 1983 (when I was very young!), I've loved the creative process of coding ever since.

I run two main businesses at present, Scribbleit for writing/web development and MakingYourOwnCandles, an online retailer of candle making kits.


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Author of "Your Craft Business: A Step By Step Guide" book which briefly hit the top 40 Kindle Books in May 2014 and has sold several thousand copies so far
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Author, Software Engineer, Entrepreneur
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Non-fiction and fiction writing, creating learning programmes of all sorts, programming, marketing, business, product development
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  • MakingYourOwnCandles
    Technical Director, 2009 - present
  • Scribbleit Ltd
    MD, 1999 - present
    Author and boss