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My first +Canva graphic. Stock layout/graphic changed to our own colour scheme and text. Incredibly simple, superb tool for generating quality graphics, mainly intended for social media but looks great on any site.
Canva is going to be BIG!
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+Kevin Partner We've got some Google gifts coming soon! ^pf
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Testing the new Google Camera app blur effect using my Nexus 4 to see if it might work for quick and dirty product photography. This was taken in a light box and, I've increased the whites in the Google+ editor but I'm pretty pleased overall.
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By the way, that's a photo of the lens I use for my studio product photos - a fast 50mm prime lens in conjunction with my Sony A58 if you're interested.
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If you're going to put legal bullshit on leaflets, at least use the correct wording rather than spelling phonetically. Fortunately, I doubt the walking enthusiasts the leaflet is aimed at are likely to sue the council based on the fact that they appear to be excepting no responsibilities (and therefore accepting all of them). 

On a serious note, how can a design firm claim to be professional if this sort of gaffe gets through?
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Generally I'm very liberal and totally against the death penalty: however, when it comes to anyone who produces media for consumption by the public (journalists, authors, advertisers etc), I quite happily make an exception (or should that be an acception?) for poor grammar and spelling.
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I disagree with Barry - I think the latest changes, subtle as they are, make Windows 8.1 easier to use, especially for upgraders. I don't think that adding the option to click a cross to close down an app to the existing swipe down is a surrender but a sensible compromise
#windows81update1  
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+Kevin Partner I'm not denying that chrome books are great for some people. I just think they are being vastly oversold. People seem to want to push them as a one size fits all solution, which they are not.

As for the is license on laptops, major OEM are paying in the range of $15 - $20 (maybe less) on laptops for a windows license. It's hardly going to make a difference.

Chrome is a cool idea, but it just isn't the windows, Mac, or Linux replacement that people make it out to be.
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I do hope Google+ isn't going the same way as Facebook with people blindly resharing "quotes" without even a cursory check. There's a Darwin one doing the rounds - it only takes a moment to Google the first few words to establish that it's bogus. Come on guys, let's keep the standard up!
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Makes me proud to be British, and European. If a third think religion is positive, that means two thirds think it's either negative or has no influence whatsoever. Spot on. The sooner we grow out of fairy stories the better.
Britons view religion as a less positive aspect in our lives than other countries and are among the most sceptical, survey finds
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Like your last sentence :-) 
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Superb insight into buying behaviour - I suggest taking care, though, and testing each change one at a time.
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This is brilliant - mind you, I had no idea creme eggs contained egg powder!
Here's how the Cadbury factory in Birmingham, England, achieves candy magic, ova and ova.
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My Kindle book has sold 350 copies TODAY. Why? Because it was featured in Amazon's Daily Deals email. It's now in the top 100 paid Kindle books (of 2 million or so) and the number 7 non-fiction title. I'm taking screenshots so that I can preserve the moment before it returns to its former respectable but unspectacular sales!
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My craft business book breaks into the top 1,500 Kindle books - no2 in Small Business 
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Writer, Software Engineer, Entrepreneur
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  • Scribbleit Ltd
    MD, 1999 - present
  • MakingYourOwnCandles
    Dogsbody, 2009 - 2012
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Writer, smart arse, Raspberry Pi fan, programmer, father, husband, entrepreneur, PC Pro Columnist, guitarist(ish), addictively curious. Atheist, Rationalist, Humanist, scientist, realist, Arsenal fan, anti-monarchist, Happy.
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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. My current obsession is developing mobile apps using Corona SDK for both iOS and Android.

I am delighted to be a contributing editor of PC Pro Magazine, currently writing a monthly column on Online Business.

I run four businesses at present, all with an online element. NlightN Multimedia for app development, Scribbleit for writing, PassYourTheory which trains young people how to pass their driving theory test and MakingYourOwnCandles, an online retailer of candle making kits.

Ethos: I do my best to be a good person despite (or maybe helped by) an absence of religious belief. I think the universe is wonderful enough without a mystical explanation and everything about it fascinates me. I am absolutely devoted to my family.
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Writer of "How to Set Up An Online Business" Magbook and "Your Craft Business: A Step By Step Guide" book
Education
  • Open University
    BSc(Hons), 1997 - 2003
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UK among most sceptical in world about religion
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Britons view religion as a less positive aspect in our lives than other countries and are among the most sceptical, survey finds

See How Cadbury Hatches 350 Million Goo-Filled Eggs a Year | Gadget Lab ...
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Here's how the Cadbury factory in Birmingham, England, achieves candy magic, ova and ova.

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Dear Arizona,. Congratulations. You are now the first state actually to pass a bill permitting businesses–even those open to the public–to r

Do children need to learn to code?
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Newsnight looks at government plans to make the study of coding compulsory in all state primary and secondary schools in England.

Bletchley Park denies "disharmony" with computing museum after volunteer...
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BBC report suggests changes at Bletchley Park have caused disruption to The National Museum of Computing

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Professional text editing for Chrome and Chrome OS

Moto G review
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Now shipping with Android 4.4 KitKat is this the best value Google-handset available?

Using Buffer to manage your social media | Enterprise | Real World Compu...
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Kevin Partner's favourite social media manager now works with Google+

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Kevin Partner reveals how to find out more about your customers

Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display review | PC Pro
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Apple maxes out the new iPad Mini with a Retina display, 64-bit A7 processor and a swathe of upgrades

Keep Calm and Light A Candle Tin Kit
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UK built candle making kits, container candle making kits and candle making supplies that allow EVERYONE to make candles easily and consiste

How to reformat your SD card for Raspberry Pi
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Win32DiskImager (find it at is the tool of choice for plopping a Raspbian image onto an SD card and it works perfectly. Unless the card has

RDFRS: Census points to non-religious NZ
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Our mission is to support scientific education and critical thinking to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suf

Tea for Two Container Candle Kit
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UK built candle making kits, container candle making kits and candle making supplies that allow EVERYONE to make candles easily and consiste

Raspberry Pi gets Wolfram Mathematica for free | News | PC Pro
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Wolfram teams up with Raspberry Pi to preinstall Mathematica software on the low-cost computers

Christmas in a Tin Kit
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Professional candle making kits, container candle making kits and candle making supplies that allow EVERYONE to make candles easily and cons

gTLDs: what your business should know about new domain names | Analysis ...
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New generic top-level domains are set to shake-up the way businesses pick names for their websites. We explain how they work

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet arrives ahead of new iPad | News | PC Pro
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Nokia launches a 10.1 Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c review | PC Pro
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Is it worth paying the extra for the iPhone 5s over the iPhone 5c? Find out in our head-to-head review

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 - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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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reviewed 8 months 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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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 - a year ago
reviewed a year 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.
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reviewed a year ago