Cheese and Lego

I was clearing out my loft recently and I came across a big box of Lego from my childhood. I couldn’t resist having a little rummage around, I mean who doesn’t like Lego right? I was surprised to find some printouts of some online search results that my dad had brought home for me from his work, and boy did they fascinate me.

Using the search query ‘Lego’, in 1997 using the Infoseek search engine resulted in just 6265 results, the first of which wasn’t even the official Lego homepage. Use the same search query today in 2015 using Yahoo (the search engine that would supersede Infoseek), will result in over 10,800,000 pages. The world wide web was a smaller place 18 years ago.

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Minion Rush and Everything Wrong with Mobile Gaming

Minion Rush features amazingly entertaining and addictive gameplay. However, everything about the game is designed to encourage you to part with your money, and lots of it at that. Minion Rush, in my view, is a perfect example of everything wrong with mobile gaming and the pay to win philosophy that infects so many games these days. The developers of this application, Gamesloft, are greedy, and I’ll tell you why.

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Climate Change, Week 1

Weather defines the elements that we see on a daily basis, wind, rain, snow and so forth, these can change hour by hour, day by day. Climate is how the weather changes over a longer period of time, typically around 30 years.

I am currently studying an online course on Climate Change from the University of Exeter, facilitated by Future Learn. Future Learn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life. Oh and did I mention it is completely free? I recommend them, if you have a thirst for learning, you should check them out.

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