BREAKING NEWS! Burger Blows Mind!

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*WARNING! This post may contain excessive use of exclamation marks!*

Today I had the undeniable pleasure of wandering into ‘The Northumberland Arms’ (as pictured above) purely just to kill some time.

You see, I’d just come from a “meeting’ at Havas Worldwide London, a global marketing agency, to discuss internships. I might add, this is the second time I’ve been there this year and still they refuse to give me a job. Next time I’m taking some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, those things are pure sex and will definitely get me in the door!

After walking up and down Tottenham Court Road for 15 minutes, wondering what to do for 3 hours, wondering what I would eat, wondering what I was doing with my life, as I often do, I timidly entered “the arms”

…and ordered this

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Understandably, there are going to be some jealous readers right now, that feel compelled to send me hate mail in a fit of envy, but at a meagre £8.25, Keep Calm and Go Get This Burger!

So a quick review as promised.

It was a homemade burger, topped with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, caramelised onion, lettuce, tomato and mayonaise. Accompanied by a cup of rustic homemade chips and homemade coleslaw, which was nearly as delicious!!!

On a scale of One – Yum, this burger was incredible and easily one of the best I’ve ever had. If I had to score it down a notch it simply be its stability. Unfortunately it didnt withstand one bite before it began to fall apart and I was this forced to resort to using cutlery like a commoner… no wait?!

ON A SERIOUS NOTE: Although I recommend this meal to everyone, I have to mention that before I left, an older lady had her handbag stolen from beside her seat, so you can never be too careful and considering this is a very open plan pub, its real shame that thieves would be so brazen.

P.s. It was me! 😀

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XBOX ONE: Why I couldn’t be LESS excited.

Picture this. Its 2013, the year when technology has advanced to the point where we are now able to pay for our shopping with our telephone.
We now have computers that can track our eyes, recognise our voice and adjust the temperature so the room is the same climate as our body.
Bill Gates hasnt used his legs in about 3 years but instead is suspended from fibre wires in the center of a large empty room, from which he controls the whole of xbox live, running about in COD “owning noobs”

So naturally, when they announce the next generation in gaming console, you can bet your life savings its gonna be some kinda next level sh*t.

Hmmm

Well looks like you just lost your car, house, probably your wife, and your TV. But dont worry, because Xbox One has integrated television! Really?!

I couldnt be LESS excited about the release of a console.

If you havent had chance to look into the new Xbox yet then I’m afraid you’re gonna be a little disappointed, especially if you dont play COD and already have a TV or a Blu Ray player, because thats about the sum of it.

Also dont put your Xbox 360 on ebay just yet because it looks like the new console will not be backwards compatible. So you know all those old games which you havent completed yet and are still playing? Well they wont work on the Xbox One. Added to this, its rumoured that you will actually have to pay an additional fee to play used games, presumably to register the game to your console.

Lastly, the Kinect is a 100% compulsory accessory now, always running and connected to thousands of servers… it even works in the dark. I’m pretty relaxed about security, I use my name as all my passwords and bank code is 0000 but something about a camera/motion sensor in my house thats always online makes me nervous, and theres talk of the Kinect also coming to PC’s now too. SUSPICIOUS!

So our other option is to opt for an inferior controller and convert to the PS4, but we dont know much about that yet either. As long as it doesn’t bring back an updated Guitar Hero, I’ll be happy.

What are your thoughts on the new Xbox One and like me, will you be moving over to the darkside and buying a Playstation? (Go on. It used to fun right?!)

Learning about Photoshop = Vintage Social Media Wallpaper

I recently decided I had need of some photo editing software and I was already fond of using the phrase “photoshopped” for every edited picture I come across. I thus decided to go for the obvious and teach myself to use Adobe Photoshop.

As I’ve had no formal graphic design training, of course I’m not actually “teaching myself”, however, there are no shortage of people willing to walk you through it on Youtube and a simple search for ‘Photoshop CS6 Tutorial’ found dozens.

If you want to try it for yourself without paying at least £70, you can always get a 30 day free trial

This is the first thing that I’ve churned out.

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This is my new Twitter background, exported as a .Gif and 1728 × 1080 dimensions so as to fall under the 2mb upload cap. If you’d like to see what it looks like, check out my feed @iamTylerEllis

Feel free to use this for your own profile or why not create your own background using this awesome Social Media Icon Pack created by designer and illustrator Jan Cavan who also explains how to make your own vintage stamps using….yep, you guessed it, Photoshop.

Thanks to everyone that shares this. Enjoy

Revamping My Resume

Getting a job isn’t easy, as anyone will tell you, especially if you’re living in the UK during a recession. Unfortunately nowadays, just having a good attitude wont get you work.
Recently I made a big decision to use my degree in Broadcast Journalism to start a career in Social Media. However, I soon became painfully aware that I would definitely need to revamp my CV/Resume if I was ever going to get any work experience, be it paid or just for “the crack”
Working in Australia for a year was fun and in some cases quite lucrative but it hasn’t done much for me in the way of relative work experience and my current CV looks like this…
Yeaaahhhhh, I’m not gonna be handing this to a potential employer am I?!
So first things first, I needed to get some advice on what to put in a new resume, in particular, how to write it so Social Media managers would take notice.
A simple Google search found me plenty of websites which I could pay to write me a CV… I dont think so. Naturally I hit up the blogs for suggestions and these are some you came back with.
As always Mashable was very relevant in its article, I didn’t find it suggested too much which wasn’t doable and luckily half the tips I’d already taken steps to achieving, so I felt like I was on the right track.
Daniel Morrisey provides a concise outline on how certain areas of a resume should adhere. He also states that any CV, no matter how long should stand up to the ‘Two-second-test’ by which any employer should be able to able to see what you have offer with a quick glance.
Here I found an example of a good media CV. It was to the point and as Dan suggests above, it would show the relevant information at a quick glance. It also doesn’t seem to exaggerate at all, whereas more than once I’ve came across comments suggesting you lie… naughty naughty!
Ok so most of the stuff on here was fairly obvious and I must admit I scoffed at the advice when I first read it but then later I went back to it for another read and I think sometimes its nice to be reminded of the simple points.
While these are very helpful it also didnt hurt to refer to a proven resume too i.e. from someone working in the same field you’ll be applying for. With this in mind it wasnt too long (3 days!) before I had strummed out a  cracking first draft, and thus My CV now looks something like this…
But once again with these things, its not what you know, its who you know, or more to the point, what somebody else knows. After saving my resume, I was found a friend that was more than happy to take a look, proof read if you will and maybe touch it up where needed.
Found this helpful? Or perhaps looking to hire? Why not contact me directly and take a proper look at the real thing… alternatively I’d love to hear any tips you have with creating an award winning CV or even any stories you have relating to handing out resumes.