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Mark Highton Ridley
Works at Highton-Ridley Fine Art Photography and CEO Crocus Information Ltd, Business Analysis on Tap
Lives in Plymouth, Devon
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Consultant business analyst for organizations going through change. Black and white fine art photographer
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  • Highton-Ridley Fine Art Photography and CEO Crocus Information Ltd, Business Analysis on Tap
    Senior Business Analyst and Fine Art Photographer, present
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Photographer and Business Analyst - Curiosity killed the cat....
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Black and white photography is my passion but with everyone now being a photographer, I've hung up my camera for anything but purely personal gratification. I've had work published in Photo magazines and the BBC has frequently shown my work, commissioning a photo essay from me for the relaunch of their Devon website.

My day job for 8 months of each year is as a freelance business analyst. The limited company, Crocus Information Ltd, is the vehicle behind my various revenue streams.

Like many, I've focused on an online income and I run a successful Zazzle store at zazzle.com/HightonRidley To help me with promoting I developed some automation tools. They worked so well, that I also sell them on ZapMeCash.com where I also have details of my affiliate program.

I use the automation tools on a few of my blogs, including CoordinatedWeddings, PillowsULike, WatchesULike and BagsULike and these are good examples of what can be achieved.
Bragging rights
Commissioned By BBC for relaunch of Devon site - Banksy was chosen for the Bristol one! Merged the payment processing organisations of the Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise when they became one: HMRC. The integrity of the entire UK's cash flow was in my hands. All went smoothly!
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Find out how ZazzleMySite works FOR you
We Zazzlers are much more left-brain, picture-focused than right-brain-textual-description oriented, so I've put together this overview diagram of ZazzleMySite.
It shows how the various parts come together to make your web pages each time you crank the handle.
All about my Zazzle journey, including graphics design hints and tips, effective promotional tools and showcasing some great products from me and other storekeepers. Click any product image or link and you'll be taken to it on Zazzle where you'll then be able to buy it. Remember, Zazzle is famed ...
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H/t to +Gordon Charlton for this amazing find. +Mansour Eskandary I think you'll like it. Sculptural, architectural, sonic. I think Cyrus will enjoy - so pass it on :)

  #forwidersharing #funandrandom  
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Drop in on FB, +Gordon Charlton ;)
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I just added the first partial template, which is suitable for Blogger blogs. I've just used it and you can see the results here:
http://stepsintospace.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/outer-space-watch-gifts-for-budding.html
If you do give it a try, everything needed to make that post is on the template page, which is linked from the tools page.
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One for you to try later today, +Mansour Eskandary ?

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This just in: It's possible to be a hotshot and ice cold at the same time.
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So cool... from our distance!

 #outerspace #forwidersharing 
 
Question of the Day!
Is there a pulsar in the SN1987A?

Answer!
So far, no object of any kind has been detected in the center of SN 1987A.

More information on SN 1987A is available at http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2007/sn87a/
A collection of images taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, including image descriptions, constellations, an X-ray sky map and comparisons with images in other wavelengths such as optical, radio and infrared.
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Cool! I would go there too!
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...And the vids keep coming! I just uploaded another video demo - see how Organized Ollie uses SeeMyBest Pro. All the vids are linked to in the help sections, so you can always find them later :)
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You gotta love these famous space images. Thanks +NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory

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Chandra Flashback of the Day – NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary
http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2014/15year/
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Hello my fellow Zazzler!
There's even more juiciness to be had with ZazzleMysite! I just added a button that shows the product grid pulled from Zazzle for each of your pages.
It's great for fine-tuning your pulling options...
..you won't know how you managed without it before ;)
Enjoy,
~~Mark
PS Trial version here: http://kdl.to/zazzlemysite/zazzlemysite-trial.html
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+Serena Howlett New day, newly charged batteries :)
1) What format?
No matter what extension, as long as it's text it's ok. Just like any html file would be.
The mechanism just takes the text that ends up in the big Page Template box in the first step (whether by loading, copying and pasting or just typing). Then it replaces any #pagetemplatetags it finds with the values you set as each page is generated.
Of course, it does some magic to get the product grid in each case before it replaces the #productgrid tag but it's still just a replace.
2) I'm looking for some very general templates to include on the templates page for others to use, so I'm sure we could come to some arrangement? ;)
Why not email/dropbox/whatever me a template file you created/exported so we can be sure we're talking about the same thing - a common starting point :)
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I'm excited to share the release of my new tool with you!
Template + Options per page = web site with unique Zazzle product grids on each page that you can regenerate any time for freshness.
Please share with your Zazzle friends so that together we can bring our Zazzle products to the masses!
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Thanks for the +1, +Sandy Mertens :) More goodness on the way ;)
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Oops, forgot the link last time. Duh!
Watch sand behave like a solid and a liquid. Fascinating! I think you'll like this as another example of fluid flow governed by chaos theory, +Mansour Eskandary 

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The sand at the beach just seems so boring compared to sand in the Sahara desert. Ask your parents for a cooler vacation this summer.
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ht to +Laston Kirkland for this great find. We're developing a biological programming language for DNA / RNA and biological systems in general as a result. Here they describe the genesis of a DNA search and replace function - thanks to microbes.

 #forwidersharing #science
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In the Large Megallanic Cloud, this isn't any ordinary 'burp in space' - the volume is immense!
Ad: you can get a cool poster of it here: http://www.kdl.to/take-me-to.html?url=http://www.zazzle.com/large_magellanic_cloud_superbubble_in_nebula_n44_poster-228510707834142303?rf=238582202591969585&tc=dynogglsh
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Stunning image. I love your science posts. Fodder for the imagination. I hate to bother you but,  I am hoping you will help me with something. I need votes to qualify for a shot at a national commercial for my photography. Click on the links to vote. PLEASE VOTE NOW - DEADLINE February 28. 

Brooklyn Bridge Park
http://fineartamerica.com/contests/national-tv-photo-contest-3.html?tab=vote&artworkid=14080354  
Time Flies (taken in Miami/Sunny Isles)
http://fineartamerica.com/contests/national-tv-photo-contest-3.html?tab=vote&artworkid=14079857  
Visions of Calatrava 3 (taken in Lakeland, FL)
http://fineartamerica.com/contests/national-tv-photo-contest-3.html?tab=vote&artworkid=14080406

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