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Rupert Breheny
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You never thought you'd see it? We're taking design really rather seriously for our latest output, and recruiting for some London / Zurich based designers positions if you have a good portfolio you'd like to put my way.
Google plans to focus on design at Google I/O, the developers' conference that draws thousands of software engineers each year.
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Enticing! But alas I'm a ways away from London/Zurich and my roots are planted pretty firmly. Could I interest Google in starting a branch in Iowa perhaps? :p
 
Wow, this month's Humble Bundle (Android) has got The Room 2 and R-Type 2 - that's a pretty impressive bundle.
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I always really appreciate your shares of interesting Humble Bundles :) Will definitely get this one!

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It's funny how moral panic is normally directed by the old at the young. Ironic given their complete inability to defraud the banking system, pollute the seas or chop down rainforests. Why worry about those when we have daydreaming, fantasy and imagination to fear.
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Nice visual gag on an architecture school building.
Aires Mateus has won a competition to design a new school of architecture in Tournai, Belgium, with designs for a complex featuring a house-shaped entrance.
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This is kind of tough to watch. All the world's power structure in 20 photos.
These photos are from photographer James Mollison's book Where Children Sleep. (via Visual News...
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"Non-Believer and Chief: Will America Ever Have an Atheist President?" http://feedly.com/e/SPx0Mvzm
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Some wonderful photography, and a stirring story.
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I'd forgotten how good these things were. The animation is still flawless, but with the foresight of being completely vector - you can zoom right in and see more detail than ever before.

Ten years old, and still as good as it gets. Tokyo Plastic, you continue make the web rock!
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Ugh - Flash - guess it's desktop only.

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I just put my first background video on a web page, a looping mp4 file in a VIDEO tag. 1.4Mb in monotone with a low opacity to prevent distraction. Thanks for the great design work
+Jon Øvrebø Dubielzyk and project management +Tanya Chirkova 

Everyone seeing it OK? Should be good to go on IE9+ and all modern browsers except Opera which should get a yellow background instead.
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Just needs a Skip Intro link adding… ;)
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I am a creative, confident front-end developer and video-editor. I specialise in building strictly validating, semantic, accessible websites using CSS, XHTML, Javascript and DOM Scripting.
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2 CHF was added to one of the pizzas for no reason. Check your bill against the menu when you are settling up. I didn't detect any of the bad service I saw written about here. Staff were attentive but not cloying. My pizza was quickly delivered, thing and crispy. Pretty salty, but hey, that's Switzerland. Decor is fantastic - roughly renovated industrial chic - big fan - and nicely consistent with Freitag just round the corner. Open fire in the winter is a lovely addition.
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Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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Don't cheat and take a taxi or bus up to the temple. Make the modest walk up from Nagano station, and you'll feel like you're travelling back in time, as they chintzy tourist shops fall away, and you walk through ever more impressive gateways, until you hear the massive bell ringing the hour, smell the wafting incense, and are greeted by the magnificent site of one of the biggest wooden buildings still in existence in all of Japan. There's a reason that every Japanese person is told to visit this at least once in their lifetime. The grounds are gorgeous and the inner temple spectacular. Feel free to beat them to it.
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Public - a year ago
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As of January 2013, the main temple is covered in a container building, and the main internal areas are hidden while they undergo conservation work. Still some treasures to be seen on the walk round, but if this is on your "must see" list, wait till renovations are complete. Having said that, there is still a huge amount to see in the complex as a whole.
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I was excited to try the much lauded burgers, but they were a real disappointment. When you pay 30CHF for a cheeseburger, you expect them to be made with a better class of meat. Helvti Diner has the best burgers in Switzerland - and they are cheaper! Beer was nice though and the staff were good. Way too expensive for bar food though.
Food: Poor to fairDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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reviewed a year ago
This "hotel" may be creaky, rickety and lopsided, but if you stay here you know you are a mere five minutes walk from one of nature's more magical experiences. The very chilled out Snow Monkeys of Nagano. Accommodation is basic, but the food is hearty, the staff are approachable, and the location is just fantastic. Get an early start to beat the hoards of camera-laden tourists to the snow monkey park, and you'll enjoy an unforgettable adventure that you'll be telling the grand-children about. And go and watch the movie Baraka while you're at it. Probably why most tourists stay here.
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Quality: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Very good
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A spectacular temple complex of such detail and scale. Quite simply this is one of the most stunning visions of man-made craft, in a magical setting of ancient pine trees on a magical mountain. Chock full of tourists of course, but stay close enough and you can get an early start. Plan for a day, as chucking out time starts around 3:30pm in the winter months, and there is a LOT to take in.
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