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Maggi 3 Minute Barbeque Beef Flavour Noodles Pot, 59g
Maggi 3 Minute Barbeque Beef Flavour Noodles Pot, 59g
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4.0 out of 5 stars Instant standby, 12 Jun. 2017
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Nice but relatively expensive to Pot Noodles


Sunita Greek Honey and Pistachio Halva, 75 g
Sunita Greek Honey and Pistachio Halva, 75 g

5.0 out of 5 stars Tasty!, 12 Jun. 2017
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Very tasty halva


The Cartel
The Cartel
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1.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea let down by production values, 12 Jun. 2017
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I gave it a chance, but its production values are really low. Especially when you look at shows like Narco. Nice idea let down by low budget execution and poor cinematography


adidas Adilette Ciabatte, Blu (Adiblue/White/Adiblue), 44 2/3 EU (10 UK), Unisex - Adulto
adidas Adilette Ciabatte, Blu (Adiblue/White/Adiblue), 44 2/3 EU (10 UK), Unisex - Adulto

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic slide, 4 May 2017
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Classic slide, if its good enough for Mark Zuckerberg it's good enough for you.


Draper 33894 Metric/ Imperial Combined Long Pattern Hexagon Key Set (30 Pieces)
Draper 33894 Metric/ Imperial Combined Long Pattern Hexagon Key Set (30 Pieces)
Price: £16.17

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5.0 out of 5 stars Just about every allen key you need in compact box, 4 May 2017
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Great selection of Allen keys that are up for most challenges. I found it particularly useful for the assembly of a new TV stand. The box is very robust and the organiser keeps everything compact and neat


Shockwave Rider
Shockwave Rider
by John Brunner
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars Proto-cyberpunk classic, 4 May 2017
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I had this book on my list of to read materials as it was a proto-cyberpunk novel, and finally got past my inertia when technology journalist John Markoff recommended it.

Brunner was a British science fiction writer who did his best work in the 1960s and early 1970s in this book he reflects on a connected world not too far away from the one that we live in. Despite Brunner’s roots he manages to speak with a confident American voice in his writing; something that I don’t think is a bad thing, but caused friction with his contemporaries.

The main protagonist is a hacker who has used his skills to conjure new identities and ends up starting a revolution through the creation of computer viruses and worms. Brunner is credited with introducing the concept of the modern computer worm.

His work reflects a different society to our own where our identities can be broken (if you have the skill or the money) and a new one forged – a vision 180 degrees away from what governments, advertisers and social networks want. He is on to something with The Ear – a service that audiences can contact and will be listened to in privacy and without judgement. The secular confessional it represents feels like something the world needs as a counterweight to the cognitive dissonance and connectivity-as-social-value of social networks like Facebook and SnapChat.


The Content Strategy Toolkit: Methods, Guidelines, and Templates for Getting Content Right (Voices That Matter)
The Content Strategy Toolkit: Methods, Guidelines, and Templates for Getting Content Right (Voices That Matter)
by Meghan Casey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide to content strategy, 4 May 2017
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Alongside my work in looking at strategy through a data-centric lens I have also taken on a content strategy role on a project. This isn’t about:

Coming up with a few social ideas
Editorial direction
But a much wider approach that takes a systems approach to content. What it is, where should it be and how it should be refreshed. With this in in mind I can thoroughly recommend The Content Strategy Toolkit: Methods, Guidelines, and Templates for Getting Content Right by Meghan Casey.

Meghan also provides a set of downloadable template to make your life even easier. I found the book relatively easy to digest but still have it about as a reference book on my current project.


Trespass Men's Tuco Shirt - Twilight Check, 2X-Large
Trespass Men's Tuco Shirt - Twilight Check, 2X-Large

5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal plaid shirt for jeans, 4 May 2017
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Great shirt for wearing with a set of jeans. I found the sizing a little small but the product quality is as good as plaid shirts costing much more


HDMI Cable, Rankie 3m High-Speed HDMI HDTV Cable - Supports Ethernet, 3D, 4K and Audio Return (Black) - R1108C
HDMI Cable, Rankie 3m High-Speed HDMI HDTV Cable - Supports Ethernet, 3D, 4K and Audio Return (Black) - R1108C
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Price: £4.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good value HDMI cable., 4 May 2017
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Good value HDMI cable backed with a decent product guarantee. You can get it in different lengths to deal with your home connectivity needs, worked perfectly with a Blu Ray player and Apple TV box and my TV. I got a 3M cable to handle connectivity as I don't have my equipment in a specialist unit. The cable has worked perfectly


The World as Design: Writings of Design
The World as Design: Writings of Design
by Otl Aicher
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.88

5.0 out of 5 stars The World as Design, 4 Mar. 2017
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Aicher was a German designer most famous of his graphic design and typography. His most famous font is Rotis His impact was far wider. Aicher was a co-founder of the short-lived Ulm School of Design. Over its 15 years it developed a legacy that continues to echo through design education.

He worked with prominent German brands including Braun, Lufthansa and ERCO the lighting firm.

Aicher's design language for the Munich Olympics was ground breaking. He designed the first Olympic mascot: Waldi a dachshund with multicoloured bands on his body. The posters for the Munich Olympics were hyper coloured designs that still had a system wrapped around them and now trade for hundreds of pounds.

You can blame him for single handedly kicking off the use of stickmen pictograms on public signage in buildings like airports.

Aicher and his colleagues at Ulm were about more than making things look pretty on their medium of choice, they thought about systems. Aicher's holistic approach to systems influenced modern brand design. Mark Holt, a co-founder of 8vo; who worked on everything from Factory Records to billing systems for mobile carrier Orange cited Aicher as a major influence.

Aicher's book The World of Design collects a series of his essays across a wide spectrum of topics. Culture and political essays sit alongside examinations on the process of design and typography. Design and art do not exist in isolation but as part of the wider world. Something that you become keenly aware of as being central to his thinking - alongside his advocacy of reinvigorating modernism.

Probably most striking is Aicher's delivery and style of writing. He writes with absolute confidence as each item has been thought about, despite feeling like a stream of consciousness in the way those mulled over thoughts are put down. He also completely dispenses with capital letters, sentences flow into each other from a visual perspective. This gives his work a sense of urgency and authenticity - but doesn't make it any easier to read.

Theses essays felt as if they were born on the internet not written sometime before Aicher died in 1991, which says a lot about how fresh and contemporary his work still is.


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