From finance to farmhouse – bread for life
Jan26

From finance to farmhouse – bread for life

Bakery owner Steven Thomas is launching a new concept of charity. He plans to launch a ‘philanthropic bond’, an entirely new form of charity donation that aims to give people bread for life. The idea is that donors make a pledge. This pledge goes towards a target sum of £250,000. If the target is reached the capital generated will sustain bread for life for a number of nominated recipients. “It’s a philanthropic promise,” said Steven,...

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Digitalk: Sometimes old school is better
Dec21

Digitalk: Sometimes old school is better

Recently I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with 2D games instead of the flash modern 3D hyper detailed games that get all the attention these days. I don’t mean that I’m playing really old games from 20 years ago, there are thousands of small studios and developers making games in 2D or hand drawn styles. There are multiple reasons to do this, the main reason is that its cheaper. Takes less time, and uses less resources to make,...

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Article 13 – The Death of the Internet
Nov30

Article 13 – The Death of the Internet

Well, more accurately, The European Union Directive on Copyright for the Digital Single Market, but that’s a little wordy to be chanting outside parliament. While we have all been focused on the rapidly approaching Brexit decisions, the EU parliament has unbelievably passed Article 13. What is article 13? Article 13 is the EU parliament’s attempt to update copyright laws to “protect and redirect” revenue back to the original content...

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Digitalk: Thank you Stan Lee… Excelsior
Nov16

Digitalk: Thank you Stan Lee… Excelsior

This week we said a sad goodbye to one of the most influential creative minds of the comic and movie industry. Stanley Martin Lieber, better known as Stan Lee, passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA after battling pneumonia for several months. He will be sorely missed but dearly remembered in the legacy he has left behind. And what a legacy! Responsible for the creation or co-creation in collaboration with other comic book...

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HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES – Devon’s strangest byelaws
Nov11

HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES – Devon’s strangest byelaws

Using a pavement, rather than your local news website, to get your story out there Defacing a pavement is a serious offence. Byelaw 19 in the series of Good Rule and Government Byelaws in Exeter states that no person shall for the purpose of advertising or of disseminating news, propaganda or the likes, deface the footway or roadway of any street by writing or other marks. Dartmoor has a treasure trove full of weird and wonderful...

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