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2014 has been a good year for my side projects, I've not started anything new but have spent time to refine my existing ones. 

Love Shrewsbury

The Love Shrewsbury site has been the most time consuming side project over the past twelve months however its also been the most rewarding. The site has reached over 100,000 people and has been expanded to include local offers. I have developments in the new year for an expanded what's on section and possibly a directory. The April Fool's post was particularly successful with 10,000 hits over 2 days.

Switchweb

Switchweb continues to provide the infrastructure for many of my other activities though new hosting sales have been slow in 2014. I'm hoping to rectify this in the coming months, pushing the relaunched site with a series of press releases.

ShropGeek

We ran our second (R)Evolution conference in September, the full day web event was another big success and I'm looking forward to planning events for 2015.  

ImAFish

ImAFish continues to attract sponsored posts and advertising and has been a consistent money maker in 2014. 

Photography

I've done a lot less landscape photography in the past year, though I got some nice photos in Scotland. It turns out I have a very photogenic son and if you ask any of my Instagram or Facebook followers you will know I take a look of photos of him!

Thanks to everyone who has helped and supported my side projects in the past year, I'm looking forward to 2015.

The team behind the popular Love Shrewsbury website are pleased to announce today, that they have formed an exciting partnership with Shrewsbury’s latest and unique app - infoBeetle.

Launched this summer, infoBeetle’s aim is to provide a definitive guide to Shrewsbury and the surrounding area. The special app lists local events, pubs, restaurants, tourist attractions, businesses and of most interest to users - exclusive offers which can be redeemed by displaying the app to retailers.

Love Shrewsbury is a successful website which offers dedicated and varied news content on Shrewsbury - and as such, developing a link with the infoBeetle app couldn’t be more appropriate.

Speaking of the partnership, Pete White of Love Shrewsbury says “Through our new collaboration with infoBeetle, we will be displaying their offers and news items, on the Love Shrewsbury website. It’s a great way of delivering even more fresh and interesting content to our site visitors - people that really do, love Shrewsbury!” He added "We are always keen to ensure that we are at the forefront of what's happening in the town - and the infoBeetle app is a positive addition to Shrewsbury's technology scene."

The infoBeetle app is available from the App store - as well as the Android App store too. For further information visit www.infobeetle.co.uk(link is external) - for local news and events in Shrewsbury, visitwww.loveshrewsbury.com 

This years ShropGeek (R)Evolution conference has been another huge success. Held on the 26th September at the Shrewsbury Conference Centre the event covered a range of technology related topics from security to content strategy to user experience.

Guest speakers travelled from around the country representing organisations including Facebook, the Guardian and Buffer. Around 130 people attended with a good mixure of local and national businesses.

ShropGeek meet monthly in the Alb, Shrewsbury and consist of technology enthusiasts and web professionals.

See the complete gallery on Flickr.

Here are a selection of great OS X shortcuts:

cmd + shift + 3 - screenshot
cmd + shift + 3 - cropped screenshot
cmd + shift + 3 then press spacebar will crop the screenshot around the current window

ctrl + cmd + space - full emoji keyboard

cmd + ~ - switches between windows in same application

shift + option when changing volume uses quarter increments

cmd + option + shift + V - paste & match text formatting

cmd + space - shows spotlight

cmd + H - hides active application

cmd + opt + H - hides all windows not in focus

alt + backspace - delete a whole word instead of a letter at a time

control + command + power (eject) - system restart

cmd + shift + i (from a Safari or Chrome) - creates a new email with the URL of the page you were visiting in the body

control + d - replicates the ‘Delete’ key from non-mac keyboards

option + right click on a dock app to show force quit

option + click on wifi icon in menu bar to show wireless speed, strength and other useful details

Thanks to reddit.com/r/apple for some of these.

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