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Mike Downes
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Opera, give it a look -- free VPN, Adblock etc .. / this post clearly said it's a paid promotion, but hey if facts stack up .. same mobile opera features too ..
Opera is the best browser for students going back to school -- even better than Chrome, Firefox, and Safari -- and here are several reasons why.
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this is just so fantastic and the future of how phones should be . thanks +Moto .. video gets in depth enough to explain pretty much everything for a non dev to understand .. so what would you build? ..
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No word of a lie or exaggeration, I've finally found a new office .. it's perfect for quiet, yet with ambient birdsong and even has a desk..
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BRILLIANT creative process video .. the bonus being those awesome near matching jackets.. video has a real castle, symphony orchestra and gaming .. what's not to love ..
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+Barbara you will like this one -- and oh my, those jackets !!
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new stuff, this one called heroes.youtube.com .. get points and stuff for reporting stuff and doing more stuff .. and stuff ..
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I need to make an 'About Mike Downes' so here it is, also includes a personal statement if you will, expanding on what made me go from a headshot to a tree ..
These notes were made on 17 September 2016. I'm Mike Downes a former school teacher, now found online. In the last few years, I've blogged at whatsinkenilworth.com (since April 2010) and you will find me on these places: plu...
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anyone else seen this on twitter -- links in bio on desktop unreadable as shortened ..
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This is a Richard Avedon photo from 1951 for Vintage Vogue, where I believe he was staff photographer. Look at the pose, swap the letter for a mobile, and we have instagram .. Remember this was 65 years ago .. ~facts as close as i can get them ..
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my drive is a nightmare to search -- all my fault -- hope this makes it better ..
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So wish I was a few 1,000 miles closer to Seattle -- if you are then pop along to this great Event .. Allo, allo .. ''Join us for Google Features Front-End & Mobile, an exclusive gathering on Wednesday, September 21 6:00pm PDT at the Google Seattle Office
 
Great event if you are interested in working on the Allo and Duo team in Seattle.

Join us for Google Features Front-End & Mobile, an exclusive gathering on Wednesday, September 21 6:00pm PDT at the Google Seattle Office. You will have the opportunity to hear all about the amazing work our Front-End & Mobile teams are doing in the greater Seattle area.
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Wheat before the Harvest, how the grain heads crave the sun while the sun in return parches the earth next the crop .. / taken a month ago my me ..
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This is the 155th post in this collection and it will be the last. Sometimes you have to close on door to allow another to be open. Many thanks to all those people who have read and commented in the last 18 months. I will continue adding photos to maps as a local guide, just not talking about it here .. / there is a page here about my latest thought son stuff:
http://www.whatsinkenilworth.com/p/about-mike-downes.html which alsoexplians why I have gone from a headshot to a tree ..
These notes were made on 17 September 2016. I'm Mike Downes a former school teacher, now found online. In the last few years, I've blogged at whatsinkenilworth.com (since April 2010) and you will find me on these places: plu...
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15 may 16 note, currently working on Simple Black and White Photography .. i was trained in black and white photography, back in the days of film, chemicals and a darkroom .. the best (and only) tools we had - a camera with a fixed 50mm lens, our legs, our eyes and a thinking creative brain. Fast forward to 2016 and most of what we see is not a photograph at all - just absolute laziness. By starting a new discussion, maybe, just maybe a few people with realise they do in fact have legs and a brain and will happily wander about with a camera as if for the very first time .. 

note:  For those many people who continually ask, 'Why are you verified [at youtube] with so few subscribers?' -- here is my answer

''I get this question alot -- I was at google+ at the start back in 2011 and that's where I got my verified tick. I am a trusted tester for google pre prerelease software (like hangouts). As it's One Google, I think that's why my tick is seen at youtube as well as across most of the 100+ Google Products and Services ...

the Laptop show is a gift to all the children I have ever taught, now all grown up .. you can read the post here at my new University of Warwick Blog: 

http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/mikedownes/entry/the_laptop_show .. 

It's new new for 2016 - where anyone can learn something fast .. simple timeless fun ..

real world teacher . passionately curious . make videos to help people learn . complex to simple fast . website . . . youtube.com/mikedownes . . . @mikedownesz


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  • University of Warwick
    Education, 1994 - 1998
    Educational Studies with Biology QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Specialist ICT and Science
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    real world teacher, present
    many projects.. the laptop show, my camera in the field.. check website and youtube for more ..
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Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK - Chelmsford, Essex, UK - Hendersonville, NC
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Social Blade
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See the best of Social Blade YouTube Stats right alongside the video you're watching on YouTube

Plugin for AZ Screen Recorder – Android Apps on Google Play
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Plugin for AZ Screen Recorder is used for video editing. With this plugin installed, AZ Screen Recorder can provide the best quality of vide

Twitter Curator - Google Docs add-on
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Twitter Curator lets you search and save tweets right inside your Google documents. It is like Storify for Google Docs.

Could Google Australia's Story Sphere be Successful in Getting Small Bus...
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How can Google Story Sphere be a useful tool for small businesses.

Student Success: From Absolute Beginner To Hired! - Udacity - Be in Demand
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Stefanie Gross had almost zero programming experience when she started. After graduation, she applied for a job requiring HTML, CSS and Java

Room - simple video meetings – Android Apps on Google Play
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Room is the easiest way to have simple video meetings. Have free video meetings and voice calls with up to 3 other people at the same time.

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Room is the simplest way to have free video meetings right within your web browser.

Say hello to the redesigned YouTube mobile app
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This story was originally posted on the official YouTube blog. We're excited to be launching a range of the mobile features you've been wait

123D Catch - Android Apps on Google Play
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Use your camera to capture people, places and things around you as amazingly realistic 3D models. Capture friends, sculptures, buildings or

Story Spheres Talking and Testing - Google Groups
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Story Spheres Talking and Testing. After hearing about Story Spheres a few days ago, I called it a dream come true. I made a resource blog p

On a four mile walk across London yesterday, Somerset House was my highlight. When you step through those three arches, you enter a quiet hidden world of tranquillity. The courtyard has little chairs where people sat alone read a paper book, just brilliant. edit: adding my black and white photo, 'Man on Chair'' ..
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Steeped in history, lively setting ..
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fantastic location .. Note: TRIFARM IS OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK BETWEEN APRIL AND OCTOBER .. check website or social feeds to be sure ..
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Edit..ordered via screen, items arrived by waitress 56 secs later .. cool A new McDonald's has opened locally. It's the first one I have seen with all these portrait HD screens that offer instant ordering both downstairs and up. You are then given a ticket number where you may collect from counter or have it waiter/ess delivered to your table. There is also a bank of Samsung 10 inch Android tablets offering a ton of features. Free Wifi was tested at 16 meg while the leather couch was super comfortable. From the first floor, nice views, notice the covered bike rack, play area and loads of sun and rain shade with seating. Also a nice touch, the old school tomato and bbq sauce plungers and paper cups .. Nice addition to this City ..
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Beautiful Church steeped in history and can be seen from the valley for miles around ..
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Excellent peaceful location - I've walked past The Shack, although not stayed there. As a Local Guide, just adding more details to Maps so this quite unique accommodation may be found for others .. [photos are from website, not that i have taken personally ]
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Excellent visit to view the J A Baker Archive -- fantastic resource ..
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