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Adrian O'Connor
Works at North 51
Attended Wilsthorpe Secondary School
Lives in Nottingham
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Interesting talk on common conflicts in game design (especially around the difficulty of telling a dynamic story)
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Rotate your owl.
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Pretty cool.
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This is great to see - apps built with Apple's new Swift language are getting faster with each new iOS beta...
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Life lessons from an ad man, about the vital importance of perception.
Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value -- and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life.
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AppSumo workshop videos. So far only watched the first one, and only in 'background mode' (so wasn't really paying attention), but really enjoyed it. Might try the tip of getting up at 5AM for so many days in a row until it feels natural (only problem with that is that I get tired, with the exercise I'm doing right now, so might not work so well). Anyway, worth a look:
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Possibly the finest trance track ever produced. If I'm ever on desert island discs, this'd be coming with me...
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Rich is getting richer
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Just posting this here because it looks interesting, and hopefully it'll remind me to watch it at some point in the future :)
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Great video -- early home computers were cryptic enough to those of us who had them when we were kids and used them every day. I don't think I'd remember the bizarre command to start loading from tape on a C64 any more, despite doing it many thousands of times in the early 80s.

Also, I bet they'd do quite a bit better if you showed them a Mac or an Amiga from just a few years later :)
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So important to stretch and stay flexible. That why I stretch, um, all the time... Yep. You'll never find me skipping warm up/warm down or stretches. No siree... ;)

I really do wish I could make a habit of stretching.
Yoga, a practice that dates back many thousands of years, has great benefits for today's cyclists. At its core, yoga is an exercise for the body and mind that leads to greater aerobic strength, flexibility and focus. Some of the most elite cyclists use yoga as part of a successful training ...
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9 stoic principles to guide your life and work.

I've never really been aware of what stoicism means, aside from the general-use word "stoical". This article is nice, and stoicism is kind of what I aim for personally, with various degrees of success. Worth a read.
Act on your principles, not your moods. How the ancient philosophy of Stoicism can help us smash creative blocks and do our best work.
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I am a computer programmer who has lived and worked in and around Nottingham all my life.
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Rob is a really superb teacher. He listens well and then teaches what you want to learn, explaining the things you need to know very well. Thanks to Rob, I quickly learned my way around the fret board, started playing more barre chords, learned how to play around with scales and different progressions, and expanded my knowledge of music generally (and guitar in particular) massively beyond the basic skills I'd managed to cobble together over the years. Highly recommended for anybody who wants to improve their playing -- it'd be hard to find a better teacher.
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