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Smoothies are the way forward?

http://joel.is/50-books-that-transformed-my-business-and-my-life Always a sucker for a good list of book recommendations. http://recode.net/2014/12/04/amazon-unveils-its-own-line-of-diapers-confirming-partners-biggest-fears Always joking with friends about new business ideas, and whether they are Amazon proof. Fish and Chip shop might be the only answer soon? hahahaha http://calnewport.com/blog/2014/12/07/deep-habits-never-plan-to-get-some-work-done/ Planning makes … Continue reading

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Interesting Links

Some interesting things I have seen over the past couple of weeks… http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/11/mr-money-mustache-spend-like-youre-poor.html https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/make-money-investing-tips/ http://www.businessinsider.com/finally-some-excellent-investment-advice-2011-12?IR=T https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/investing-reading-list/ I love Mr Money Mustache – wish I could live as frugally as him! Some other good tips and thoughts on investing. I have … Continue reading

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Interesting things

http://www.stansberryradio.com/James-Altucher/Latest-Episodes/Episode/803/Ep-62-Tony-Robbins-Money-is-Just-A-Game Tony Robbins – people either love him or hate him. If you are into your self help books, I’m sure you have read either Awaken the Giant Within or Unlimited Power. I enjoy reading his stuff, but don’t go … Continue reading

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Interesting Stuff

Some interesting things I have read or listened to recently… http://marketingsignals.com/link-building-2015 Good thoughts, slow and surely, and honestly – wins the race! http://moz.com/blog/the-danger-of-crossing-algorithms-panda-update-during-penguin-3 Some more interesting views on recent panda and penguin updates, and the future of these updates http://www.northcutt.com/blog/2014/11/mounting-evidence-penguin-3-0-doesnt-work-how-you-think/ … Continue reading

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Disavow Tool Idea

By the time the next Google Penguin update runs it could have been 12 months since the last big update. That is far too long (and is really fucking up the internet) – but I will save that moan¬†for another … Continue reading

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runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests=”true”

runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests=”true” was something I added to all my web.config files for ASP.NET MVC when I wanted to run the web app in deployment on my Windows Server 2008 box. I wanted to have Glimpse configured for the project though, and … Continue reading

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ASP.NET MVC RenderSection

This post is as much for my own use as others as I’m always¬†forgetting how to add sections to an asp.net mvc masterpage. In the master page add your subsection using: <footer>@RenderSection(“Footer”)</footer> and in the views implement this section using: … Continue reading

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Book Review : 3 secrets to effective time investment

Picked this up as Cal Newport wrote the forward and mentioned it on his blog. I took away a few key points. A lot of the book I was able to skim read, but if I can keep myself in … Continue reading

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Microsoft.Devices.PhotoCamera change camera resolution

I’ve been having some fun building an app for my Windows Phone this weekend using Azure Mobile Services. I wanted to do some stuff with photos as well by uploading them to Azure Storage as blobs. The camera seems to … Continue reading

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Power of habits, runstreak and golfstreak

Since giving up playing football (soccer) around the age of 28 I’ve slowly been getting lazier and fatter. Gone are the days of being 72 kg and charging up and down the wing. 4 years after quitting football it got … Continue reading

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