My Twitter Follow Rules

@chevli Twitter

It has been a while since I started using twitter, over 5 years (February 2009) according to twitter – around about the time I purchased my first Smartphone (HTC Dream). Back in the day it wasn’t so popular so I didn’t really think much about who I should and shouldn’t follow. I barely tweeted back then either however I used read twitter during my commutes to and from University. The more popular it became, the more people started to follow me and consequentially I would follow back if I knew them or were particularly interesting. It got to a point where I had so many tweets on my timeline that I needed to do something about it. Unfortunately this meant I couldn’t be on “#TeamFollowBack” anymore. So I started to be rather selective as to who to follow consequentially out of experience of twitter, became rules. Continue reading “My Twitter Follow Rules”

Are Bolton Wanderers trying to sell their Soul?

Macron Stadium

Looking back over the past few years, Bolton Wanderers have had some very hard times. From surviving the drop to the Championship in 2010/11 EPL season, followed by getting relegated on the last day of the 2011/12 season, followed by a fail attempt to reach the play off’s in the 2012/13 season after which another relegation scare in the 2013/14 season. Over the course of these 4 years, we have had numerous managers but none have had as much luck and success as we used to under Sam Allardyce.

Unfortunately, these poor run of years can take a financial effect on the club and Bolton Wanderers find themselves in £164m debt at the end of 2013. Although the chairman, Phil Gartside, has said he is not worried about the debt, there have been numerous moments in 2014 where I have to question his intentions.
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Why I have never purchased an Apple Product in my life

Dell XPS Developers Edition

With Apple seen as the premium product for the professionals, the eye candy for non-professionals and the status for the rich, I would say that I would probably fall into the first category as I am a programmer/developer. However, I have never had the need to purchase an Apple product. Before I get into this, I would just like to point out that this is not a competition between Apple and the world as I do believe they have a place in the market however I do think there are better and cheaper alternatives than the Apple product and the other products will meet the needs of most people out there.

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A successful website is not all about the looks

Mobile Responsive Twitter Bootstrap

Now that I am gaining a lot more experience with web development I am slowly covering over all the factors that can affect or assist the performance & exposure of a website to make it a successful website. Typically, a client who doesn’t know much about website but requires a website to be built will only focus on the look of the website and as important as that is, it shouldn’t be the number 1 priority. Once it is successful such that you have the visitors coming on to your and the image of your website & brand is important then you may splash out on a super funky website.

Chaophraya Website
http://chaophraya.co.uk/

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UK Indian Channel Star Plus Illegal Advertising?

This post is going to be another one of my “rants” but it’s probably one that annoys me quite a lot. When watching a usual half hour long television programme on a channel which is privately owned, the adverts usually follow this structure:

  • programme starts (00 mins)
  • commercial break (12 mins)
  • programme continues (15 mins)
  • programme ends (27 mins)
  • commercial break
  • next programme starts (00 mins)
(XX mins) are the number of minutes into the programme.

Unfortunately, the Indian soap channel, Star Plus, has another advert structure which is quite annoying and this is as follows:

  • programme starts (00 mins)
  • commercial break (05 mins)
  • programme continues (10 mins)
  • commercial break (14 mins)
  • programme continues (19 mins)
  • programme ends (30 mins)
  • next programme starts (00 mins)

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