Mount Kimbie release their new album on 27th May so in preparation for that, they are whetting our appetities with a new single called Made to Stray.
I’ve only recently discovered Mount Kimbie after analysing The XXs Night + Day lineups in an effort to find new and exciting music to listen to.
Having downloaded Crooks and Lovers and giving it a few spins, it definitely rewards repeat listens and pretty much epitomises the music I am getting into at the moment.
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Having recently attended the Silicon Milkroundabout at Truman Brewery last Saturday I kept hearing about being a Product Manager and companies crying out for them.
It struck me because I’d always taken the term literally to refer to tangible products but these were all tech startups in dyer need of Product Managers to help to move them forward.
After speaking to a few reps from mind the Product, I realised that Product Management was right up my street. A little further investigation on their website and they define the role as a mashup of three important factors.
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Google Reader has it’s writing on the wall and I don’t know what to do.
I have a wealth of read or starred articles in my Google Reader account, they’re all nicely organised into folders and more importantly I use Google Reader every day.
The only thing is, that I don’t actually use Google Reader every day. I use the data that it outputs but the user interface so so horrible that I would never actually sit and read Google Reader.
What do I use?
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The WiiU was announced today and although I’ve been present at every launch of every Nintendo console since the N64, I’m not too impressed with what I’ve seen so far.
Yes, it’s finally HD, it’s got a sleek design and I’m really intrigued about how the new gamepad will work.
But, I’m getting pretty sick with the UK getting ripped off again. Although the launch price in Pounds Sterling hasn’t officially been announced, popular retailers have already announced their pricing models.
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Reggie signs off the Keynote speech with another sneak peak at Nintendo Land.
Nintendo Land announced, it will launch with the release of the WiiU.
It amalgamates many Nintendo franchises into one package. It brings together 12 different attractions. 5 are playable today.
Luigi’s Ghost Mansion will allow one player to utilise a different role in the game as the ghost. The other four players are can’t see the ghost but will be warned by a rumble in their Wii controllers. Continue reading “Nintendo E3 live blog” »
So, the greatest season ever of the Premier League is over and Manchester City have become only the 5th team in the country to lift the trophy. I guess when you look back, they do have the best team in the league and there are a few hundred million reasons why.
It’s easy to hate Manchester City right now, just like it was easy to hate Chelsea during their peak under Abramovich and it’s even easier to say that both teams effectively bought their league titles. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not bitter.
For starters, I’m not even a Manchester United fan, I support Arsenal, so I’m eternally grateful that my team finished third after their worst start in decades. I’m definitely not bitter, I’m worried.
There’s only one team I want to win more than I do Arsenal and they wear three lions on their shirt and have gone longer than City without a trophy.
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A few weeks ago I attended a course in Adobe Photoshop in an effort to achieve ACA accreditation. I was really looking forward to it because throughout 2011, I had already achieved accreditation from Google for AdWords and Hootsuite so to achieve a certificate from Adobe would rank highly along side them and display my breadth of knowledge for all things digital.
The course was great and although I’ve been using Photoshop for a number of years, there’s always some functions that I’ve never really understood and many intricacies that I may have taken for granted. Continue reading “How hard is it to achieve ACA Accreditation?” »
I had wanted to have a go at graffiti for years so when I received a voucher for an hour’s graffiti lessons with a top London based artist, I donned my hoody, legged it down to Waterloo station and entered another world.
My tutor for the day was Andy Seize who runs graffiti lessons in a place known locally as ‘The Tunnel’. Having entered the tunnel from the behind the taxi rank, I descended the stair case slowly into an array of colour. This was urban London at it’s finest. The dimly lit tunnel gave way to a disused exit ramp and here were 10 budding art pupils ready to learn.
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Netflix hit the UK market in January 2012 and I eagerly signed up for the free one month’s trial. I was a bit more in the know than the usual consumer because I’d been watching the online streaming market with much anticipation.
Being 28, I am the perfect age for being continually exploited by Hollywood. I grew up watching what I feel was the golden age for films with epic stories like Back to the Future and as these films aged, so did the multitude of formats that I could consume them on.
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It was definitely a major buzz word during 2011 and I had always planned to ‘get round to it’ but as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Day, well probably when the haze lifted a few days later, I decided that 2012 would be the year I revolutionise my approach to web design.
I’d been getting tired of the same designs, tweaked and re hashed but based on the simple fundamental design rules.
Your search box must be above the fold.
Your logo must be top left.
It was time for something new, and time to think outside the box.
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