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I'm moving on - if you know anyone looking for a Project or Programme Manager (with an entrepreneurial twist) then I'm available.
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Really pleased to have had milestone planner featured in this lifehacker post http://lifehacker.com/5873909/five-best-goal-tracking-services. Its our first time in lifehacker and we could do with some love on the vote-for-the-best app front... just saying :)
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Really pleased that we have a fantastic line up so far for the next Reading Geek Night on 9th August. (Thats Reading the town in Berkshire, UK... not Reading the thing you do with books) So far we have talks on Molecular Design, Cross Platform Mobile Apps and Young Rewired State.


If you live, or work, or just happen to be around Reading, on Tuesday then you'd be more than welcome - just turn up :)
b.t.w. There is space for one more 10 minute talk, if you're interested in taking the slot then get in touch.
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The kids & I have been building a water rocket and launcher... went and did our first launch this afternoon - absolutely awesome fun.
Basically some tubing, a car tyre valve we blagged from the local mechanics, a pump and a heath robinson cable-tie launch mechanism make up the launcher. The the rocket is a 2L lemonade bottle fitted with a rubber ball nose cone and some fins.
I reckon it must have gone around 100 ft or so - well pleased.
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http://www.aircommandrockets.com/ These guys are awesome.
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Does anyone know what this is?

This has been perplexing me for a while. Its a round black sign (about 15cm in diameter) that has been fixed to another sign in my local park in Caversham UK.

It seems to have some indecipherable (by me anyway) lettering and a face-like image in the centre. Does anyone have any ideas what it might be? (or can pass it on to someone who might know?)
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At last, I can sleep at night :). Thanks Kevin & Karen. 
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OK, http://MilestonePlanner.com/ now has it's own Google+ page. You know what to do ;) (pretty pretty please :) )
A powerfully simple way to agree who does what by when. It's project management without the hassle. Create plans and track progress right from your web browser, even via your smart phone.
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Once again I'm looking for speakers for the next Reading Geek Night. Its on Tuesday (13th Sept) and I currently have one 20 minute slot and two 5/10 minute slots up for grabs.

Get in contact if you have something techy you'd like to share with a friendly bunch of Reading based geeks.
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I'd like to offer - but I can't think of anyhting else to talk about at present. Also, people will start getting bored with the sound of my voice and (much worse) 3d printing.

A couple of thoughts though (for the longer term):

Was there ever any follow up to Pete Doyles talk on Autism (#RDGGEEK1)? My son Calum is autistic and I'd be interested in answers to Pete's questions. His talk was nearly 2 years ago

Have you thought about paying expenses or fees to speakers? I am not keen on this as it goes against the freewheeling spirit of #RDGGEEK but I sense that you are finding it harder to find speakers.
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We've been working on a new feature for Milestone Planner (our online planning tool at http://milestoneplanner.com) to help people understand how their projects have changed over time (lets face it, who's ever worked on a project that didn't change?) I've put together a short video to explain it... Would love some feedback.. Does it make sense? would you find it useful? etc

oh and I apologise in advance for all the times I say ...um... in the voiceover :)
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I'm looking for speakers for the next Reading Geek Night on the 9th August.

Currently we have slots for one 20 minute talk and two 10 minute talks. Grateful to anyone who can pass the message on... or can offer a talk which would interest a bunch of friendly geeks.
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It really is. I'd like to get to more of them, a really good bunch of people.
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if only it weren't true...
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The Org Charts Of All The Major Tech Companies (Humor)
Via bonkersworld.net
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Really enjoyable Reading Geek Night last night (massive thanks to +Nik Butler +Alan Lenton and Ciaran Mchale for agreeing to speak. Its always nice (as the organiser) to see the twitter reaction around the hashtag ( http://search.twitter.com/search?q=rdggeek ) - hoping that something will arise in g+ to similarly group things.
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Jim you are "doing" things with G+ ! Must pick your brains more at TVSMC :)
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Geek, Dad, Maker, loves shiny new things, hates filling in forms. Co-founder of SocialOptic. Organiser of Reading Geek Night. 
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    Electronic Engineering, 1989 - 1992