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Christopher Whalen
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Brazil diary 2014
I spent two weeks in Rio de Janeiro with Carnaval Transatlântico from 9-23 February 2014 - the build-up to carnival. We are a samba band made up of members of Nova Guarda from Birmingham, Ziriguidum from Bristol and Toque Tambor from Hitchin, led by J P Cou...
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How Bradley Wiggins can improve your website
Here are the slides from my microslot talk at Oxford Geek Nights #34 last night.
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A Chrome extension like Google Analytics Debugger, except for Google Tag Manager. Sweet.
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Winnie-the-Pooh from a psychologist's point of view
I had a thought earlier this week (dangerous, I know, and I don't know how original): "What if a modern educational psychologist was let loose on the characters of Winnie-the-Pooh  by A. A. Milne ? They would all be diagnosed with various disorders." Think ...
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John Terry - utterly shameless!
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Why is British Cycling so successful? Marginal gains. Find out how you can apply this technique to test and improve the performance of your website.
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Rob Salmon reveals how we used Rapt Media to create an interactive video for SGOSS, the school governor recruitment charity.
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CharityComms web effectiveness workshop
Here are a selection of Tweets from the CharityComms web effectiveness workshop held at Friends House in London on Thursday 12 December 2013. I gave a talk on "Analytics tips and tricks". [ View the story "CharityComms web effectiveness workshop" on Storify ]
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Search Marketing Executive
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  • Torchbox
    Search Marketing Executive, 2010 - present
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Zurich - Munich - Edinburgh - Baisweil - Ebenhofen - Ayr - Carsphairn
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geek, referee, Joycean, SEO, PPC, AdWords, Google Grants, ukulele, maracatu
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I am a Search Marketing Executive at Torchbox, an independently-owned web design and development company based in Oxfordshire.

I was born in Dumfries, grew up in Ayr, lived in Germany, went to sixth-form boarding school in Edinburgh, studied at Oxford University, and now live in Oxford and work in Charlbury.
Education
  • Hertford College, Oxford
    Palimpsesting in James Joyce, 2006 - 2010
  • Hertford College, Oxford
    English: 1900-Present Day (MSt), 2005 - 2006
  • Hertford College, Oxford
    English Language and Literature (BA), 2001 - 2004
  • Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh
    1999 - 2001
  • Belmont Academy, Ayr
    1995 - 1999
  • Ayr Grammar Primary School
    1991 - 1995
  • Eggenthal
    1989 - 1991
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Terrible, slow, confused service from a restaurant that regularly serves lunch to large groups at the end of Free Walking Tours. Clueless waiters and management. Food was below average for UK but average from what I've experienced so far in Brazil.
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Terrible service, bland food (the menu has pictures - always a bad sign) and the main dish on the menu was not available. My friends were served uncooked fish (and it wasn't supposed to be sushi!). Too much fried food. One poor (incompetent) waiter to serve over 40 people. Took hours to get served. Very frustrating and disappointing place to eat. Avoid.
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I saved 45% on repair costs, saving me at least £345.12! Toyota Inchcape Oxford recommended repairs estimated at £1,399.62 (£1,259.66 with a 10% discount on their service plan) after the 90,000 miles / 9 years intermediate service for my 2004 Toyota Yaris. French & Italian spent 15 minutes taking a look at my car first thing on a Saturday morning and recommended repairs that cost me £427.65 in total, which they completed by 15:00 the following Monday. Some of the recommendations Toyota Inchcape made were unnecessary "advisory" repairs. To get exactly the same repairs done by Toyota would have cost £858.63 (£772.77 with 10% off). French & Italian's advice about what repairs were actually necessary was invaluable and helped me to rationalize my decision. French & Italian's labour costs are £55/hour, about half the cost of franchise dealers like Toyota Inchcape. I used a courtesy car (Citroen Xsara Picasso Estate 1.6i LX 5dr), which was a bit messy inside, didn't have any windscreen washer fluid and the left front side light didn't work. I'd thoroughly recommend using French & Italian to get a second opinion if your franchise dealer's repair costs seem too expensive. I may even switch to using them for my service, MOT and repairs from now on.
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We ordered lunch from here at work. I collected it shortly after 08:30. It was great value at £4.50 for a lunch box full of yummy Lebanese food, some flat bread, two meat pastry parcels, and a complimentary sweet. I don't usually like baklava, but these were delicious! I hope we order from here again soon!
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