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She named the brain tumour Steve!

I'd always wondered what it would be like to have 3 in the bed! I didn't think it would be like this. My partner has named her brain tumor - Steve! Not Melanie or Jane, no...Steve! FFS!

The last post on my partner's brain tumour was on Sunday the 7th October 2012. This was just after she came out of hospital having undergone surgery to partially remove said tumour. She has a Glioblastoma multiforme (Wooo, I hear you say?!) to be precise or GBM as we call it in the trade!

I remember the Oncologist saying that when treatment starts that it would be a fast process. They were not wrong!

After coming home from hospital we spent a "relaxed" couple of weeks with my partner improving each day. I helped cut her hair so that it was all short in preparation for one of the possible side effects of treatment which is hair loss. 3 weeks passed by and we were starting to go to the pub with friends, having them round for dinner walking the dog together, you know? The normal thi…

MusicBacker - The UK Music Crowd Funding Stage

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I recently asked a number of social media followers to vote on which domain name they preferred for an up coming Crowd Funding project. The results, as promised are shown below. Voting has now closed. Thank you all those who got involved. I think the answer is obvious...


Universal Jobmatch

Received this notification today from the JobCentrePlus.
All agencies that use the job centre to post their vacancies will be using the new system from 19th November 2013.
"Dear  Recruiter Introduction to Universal Jobmatch  - New Recruitment Service
I am pleased to announce that on 19 November 2012, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will launch Universal Jobmatch, a new free* online job posting and matching service.
This exciting new development will be one of the largest jobsites in the UK, and will save you time, effort and money by speeding up your recruitment process.
From 19 November you will need to post all your jobs online using Universal Jobmatch as it is replacing both the current Jobcentre Plus vacancy management services  - Employer Direct and Employer Direct Online.
By using new technology, Universal Jobmatch can quickly, easily and conveniently match your recruitment needs to a supply of suitably skilled jobseekers.
With your own Universal Jobmatch account you…

Domain name research help needed

I need a little help please!
My business partner and I are starting a new venture and we are doing some research on appropriate domain names (and business names). 

Ever heard of Crowd Funding? 

As Wikipedia puts it "Crowd funding or crowdfunding (alternately crowd financingequity crowdfunding, or hyper funding) describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.[1] Crowd funding is used in support of a wide variety of activities, including disaster reliefcitizen journalism, support of artists by fans, political campaigns, startup company funding,[2] movie[3] or free software development, inventions development and scientific research.[4]"

Our idea is to initially create a site specifically for the UK Music Industry. A site where bands, musicians and artists can come and upload a project that they wish to fund. This might be their first album, a gig or mer…