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  • Ian
  • February 8th 2016

The Fight Against Robot Sex.

Although they haven't even been invented yet, there is movement to prevent the future creation of robots for sexual purposes You didn't realise it was a problem but nevertheless the powers that be have rallied in order to make sure that such heinous abominations as sex robots never become a reality.

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Avalanche Web Design in 2016
Avalanche Blog Aidan
  • Aidan
  • December 29th 2015

Web Design in 2016.

You are going to see lots of articles in the coming days/weeks about the "Top 10 things in technology" this year (FYI, ad blockers, Snapchat and chat messaging services (WhatsApp, Viber) are going to be the big movers in 2016 so if you are investing, that's my two cents). Some of these can be pretty interesting with some useful tips, the fact of the manner is that the majority are basically clickbait.

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Why FFVII is the greatest game of all time.
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  • Aidan
  • January 6th 2016

Why FFVII is the greatest game of all time.

I am not going to lie to you, I am incredibly biased when I comes to this amazing piece of art and I am going to get that out of the way up front. It is been with me from a very young age and has transcended from being an amazing magical journey that stimulated my tender little mind into my way of being a grown-up (ish) every day.

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Avalanche Christmas Gift Guide
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  • David
  • December 18th 2015

Last Minute Gift Guide!

With just a few shopping days left til christmas eve, I know people are starting to panic with plenty of last minute shopping to be done. So I have some gift ideas to help those of you who still need some inspiration.

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Avalanche Crybaby
Avalanche Blog Aidan
  • Aidan
  • December 17th 2015

25, "maturing" & still a cry-baby.

It is with great trepidation I sit down to write an article that is intensely personal & some things within this article have only ever been told to a handful of people. As someone who has seen articles rehashed & transfigured based on reader impressions then spat back as something else entirely I am acutely wary of the threat lazy journalism provides.

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Avalanche Colouring
Avalanche Blog Aidan
  • Aidan
  • November 11th 2015

What's in a Colour? Santa Knows.

The short answer is, a lot. Colour is incredibly important when it comes to the design of a website. It is one of the most powerful ways of subconsciously letting a visitor know what you and your product are about. It is an extension of you, your untold hours of hard work and as such it warrants a lot more thought then you may initially think.

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Avalanche Why recruit an Athlete? Blog
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  • Monika
  • October 27th 2015

Why recruit an Athlete?

With Rio 2016 just around the corner with some athletes making their dreams come true and some deciding to culminate their careers, I decided to give us, athletes, a little boost to remind everyone that being good on the pitch (or on the water for that matter) also produces results off the pitch.

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Avalanche Learn to Fly Blog
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  • Rosaleen
  • October 27th 2015

Learn to F.L.Y.

I remember sitting in school being painfully bored when a teacher would go on and on about positive mental health, having a positive view of your body and mind etc and thinking would they ever just leave and go appear on Oprah or something.

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Avalanche Introvert
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  • Aidan
  • October 20th 2015

Want To Be a Designer? Embrace Loneliness.

A close friend recently asked me to give their younger sibling some advice, said sibling is to sit the leaving certificate next year and is unsure on what they want to do with themselves like every other 17 year old in the world. I am sure I was at the bottom of a well-worn list but I was happy to pass on whatever knowledge I could and offered what I thought a teenager would like to know, what trends I think are going to come into place in the next 3-5 years and my recommendations for college choices.

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Avalanche Don't Stop Playing
Avalanche Blog Steph
  • Steph
  • October 7th 2015

Don't stop playing because you grow old!

"We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw. I signed off my last blog with a quote from G.B. Shaw, I thought it only right to open this one with another. It's a cornerstone of my philosophy for life.

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Avalanche Individuality
Avalanche Blog Aidan
  • Aidan
  • October 6th 2015

Your Individuality | Why So Serious?

I have a running argument with my older (eternally wiser) brother that is nearly ten years old at this point. Since as long as I can remember I have never been someone to fret over much, looking over the biggest parts of my life, exams, awards, meetings, big games etc. I have never really been prone to nerves, I've always approached things in a light-hearted manner.

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Avalanche Client Relations
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  • Aidan
  • September 23rd 2015

Waylon Smithers vs Monty Burns.

It is a well rehearsed line within developer circles that whatever a client tells you to do, ignore it and do what you know will make the project look it's best. I mean, we are the experts here after all, aren't we? It can be extremely hard to remove your ego from the situation and turn the solution into something that you want to show off as your work rather then what the client wants their website to eventually look like.

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Avalanche Facebook
Avalanche Blog Aidan
  • Aidan
  • September 16th 2015

Dislike button? What the f**k Facebook..

Good old Facebook, for most people it is a key component to their everyday life. If you get a new job, having some good/sad news to tell the world about or if you just update your profile picture it's a big part of all of our lives. It keeps evolving which is why it has been around for as long as it has but it's latest reported feature could be a massive mistake.

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