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Just used this Google tool to confirm my site is mobile-optimised and won't fall foul of the forthcoming change to the search algorithm.
This test will analyze a URL and report if the page has a mobile-friendly design. Learn more about the mobile-friendly criteria and how it may affect Google's search results by reading our blog post. Avoid Interstitials (BETA). This page appears to have an interstitial which makes it hard for a ...
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It'll affect rankings across mobile and desktop, I believe. And surely you'd want to bring obscure Greek music to the widest possible audience ;-)

I was pleased to see that my WordPress site with free responsive theme passed the test whereas the BBC's (and pcpro's) do not!
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Good grief - Michael Douglas looks like his dad in this!
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Extremely thought provoking and very scary - a clinician's eye view of our beloved NHS #selloffthemovie   #nhs  
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I love my HP Chromebox - I've only used my Windows desktop once in 2 weeks! Nice to see the boundaries being explored by Acer.
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Why you MUST have a print version of your Kindle book #selfpublishing  
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Need to capture video from a Chromebook or Chromebox? Just tested this standalone Game Capture box and it works very nicely indeed. #chromebook   #chromebox   #chromeos  
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Better than the iPhone 6 and, sadly, just as expensive.
 
Is the S6 really the leap forward Samsung wants you to think it is? Put simply, yes. http://pcpro.link/1bB0tCX
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Wow, the Asus Chromebox is the number 2 best selling desktop computer on Amazon UK. #chromebox  
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My review of the Karbonn Sparkle V Android One phone on Amazon. #androidone  
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not update my android one sparkle v
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Only an idiot would charge £230 for their entry level smartwatch. Or Apple.
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Really pleased to have the paperback now available.
 
Paperback version of Learn to Program Your Raspberry Pi now available on Amazon for next day delivery.
Learn to Program Your Raspberry Pi: Amazon.co.uk: Kevin Partner: 9780957451650: Books
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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:
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  • Technology: app development (primarily using Corona SDK), PHP, Python, Lua (lighweight, aren't I?), Android, iOS etc
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  • 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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    Technical Director, 2009 - present
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    MD, 1999 - present
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Kevin Partner's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Minecraft
minecraft.net

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before

Hands on: Asus ZenFone 2 review
www.pcpro.co.uk

It's got the specs, the looks and the price - and so far it lives up to the promise, too

Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques
www.audible.co.uk

Check out this great listen on Audible.co.uk. Whether you're huddled around the campfire, composing an email to a friend, or sitting down to

Top Typo-busting Tips
www.writeintoprint.com

Using “Find and Replace” in Word is a useful tool for identifying common typos and homophones. All writers have their “pet nits” and it advi

BBC News - Geak Android smartwatches 'last a week or more' between charges
www.bbc.co.uk

New Android-powered smartwatches should last for a week or longer between charges thanks to their use of both e-ink and LCD screens.

Setting up a home-based craft business: top tips | Guardian Small Busine...
www.theguardian.com

Emma Featherstone reviews last week’s Q&A on how to set up a craft business at home and looks at home working, approaching sellers, and best

BBC News - Do people know where their chicken comes from?
www.bbc.co.uk

Campaigners say chicken meat needs better labelling. How much do people know about the life of a chicken before it reaches their plate?

How Apple's Launch Event Distorted Reality — Again
mashable.com

Abandon objectivity, all ye who enter an Apple product launch event.

Why I'm giving Amazon Fire TV a chance
www.kevpartner.co.uk

I'm probably not alone in being a bit of a hoarder of cheap TV service boxes. I've tried Western Digital's range with modest success, and ev

Coding at school: a parent's guide to England's new computing curriculum...
www.theguardian.com

From the start of the new term, children as young as five will be learning programming skills in the classroom

The Mock Funerals of Santa Marta
roadsandkingdoms.com

Deep in Galicia, devout Spaniards who have cheated death in the past year are paraded around in coffins to give thanks to God and to the mir

On Writing
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Check out this great listen on Audible.co.uk. "Not since Dickens has a writer had so many readers by the throat.... King's imagination is va

Good fun at any time, the place comes alive during the regular events - Lego being the best of these. Milestones includes an excellent collection of vintage amusement machines which you can play by exchanging modern money for old pennies. There are plenty of other collections and recreations to enjoy and this museum is part of the Hampshire Culture-all Passport scheme which is very good value.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Nice food, although perhaps a touch expensive. Excellent location with a large green area that backs onto the canal. The staff were excellent and the place didn't feel packed even though it was busy. Recommended.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My favourite castle in the UK, Portchester is the largest standing Roman fort/castle in northern Europe. In gorgeous condition, it has the bonus of the Norman keep in the top corner. The site is free to visit, except for the keep. Perfect for walks or picnics in the massive internal grounds.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
A little oasis on the outskirts of Leigh Park. Consists of an urban farm with play areas and cafe, containing native and exotic breeds along with a lovely walled veg garden and tropical house. Expensive for a single visit but there's an excellent season ticket deal which we've certainly got the best out of in the past months.
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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What a little gem. I've recently moved back to Alton and the last time I went to the Palace Cinema was in the early 1980s when it was the proverbial flea-pit. Frankly I was astonished that the place was still open when I returned. The cinema is pretty much a one-man operation and has two small auditoriums - we watched Despicable Me in the upper screen. I guess there are around 100 seats all arranged in one block and the screen, though small, looks the same size because you're closer. Sound was excellent and the newly added digital equipment means the quality was excellent. The cinema's prices considerable undercut the multiplexes and its relaxed atmosphere means we'll be going back soon. It has the latest films, although only a limited selection obviously. My only criticism is that the lighting, when you enter the auditorium, is so low that it's hard to see to reach your seat.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
You can get decent food a couple of doors up at the new Wetherspoons but the service at Cafe Havanna is what makes us choose to eat there. The owner is a gem, always cheerful, always welcoming and he deserves to succeed. If only more local businesses were like this.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago