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No I was not actually looking for this xD 
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My Result:
Date/time: Jul 17, 2015 8:16:50 PM
Download: 28 Mbps
Upload: 4.2 Mbps
Ping: 28 ms
Signal strength: -79 dBm
Network type: 3G (HSPA+)
Operator: A1 TA Mobilnetz
Mobile network: A1 TA Mobilnetz (232-01)
Platform: Android
Model: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (D5503)
Location: N 48°14.948' E 16°10.098' (GPS, +/- 14 m)

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Cat-Faced Orb Weaver ( Araneus gemmoides or Araneus gemma )
"These large, beautiful spiders make their webs near lights, closed spaces, and on the sides of buildings. They can also be found under wood, overhangs, or guarded places such as animal burrows. They come in varying colors but are easily identified by the two horn-shaped growths on their relatively large abdomen. Their color changes from summer to winter.

The female will die within days of laying a single egg sac with hundreds of eggs. Egg sacs can survive overwinter, and the emerging spiderlings will eat their brothers and sisters. The babies ride strands of silk in warm air currents, able to transport them to locations miles away.

-- from Wikipedia

This particular young girl was having a bit of lunch on her web just above my back patio door. She and her siblings (I've counted ten so far) are stationed in the rafters of my backyard deck, and take quite a good haul of insects that are attracted by the porch lights. I enjoy having them as guests and am always fascinated by their graceful ballets when spinning their webs. :)

For #WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus, and #WholeWildlifeWee  curated by +Diego Cattaneo, +Sandy Schepis, +Dick Whitlock, and +Anette Mossbacher, and #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and +Kardiyanti Djunaidi, and +Spider Sunday / #SpiderSunday  curated by +Kimberly Hosey and +Lerato Majikfaerie, and #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten, and #macromaniacs for +MacroManiacs and +Sandra Deichmann, and #macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Hochholdinger, +William Banik, +Nicole Best,
+Magy Duarte and +Olivier Poulet, and #Macro4All  by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen,   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All ), and +All Things Monochrome / #AllThingsMonochrome  curated by +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood, +Monochrome World / #MonochromeWorld curated by +andi rivarola, and #Spiders...
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Joining The Dance -- Lost Valley, Arkansas
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” 
-- Alan W. Watts

A pair of sweet gum leaves in a dry stream bed in autumn...

For #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday curated by +Mehdia Ridder, and +AllThingsRed / #AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C, and +NatureArtThursday / #NatureArtThursday  curated by +Trisha Standard and +Dane Clingan, and the +Breakfast Club / #BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma Costa...
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89 Steps :- Ok, it's a slightly misleading title but correct all the same. There are actually only eight steps leading up the side of the bridge from the tow path but the bridge is number 89 and therefore they are the steps of 89. The bridge is also known as Pear Tree Bridge and it's one of the many bridges that span the Grand Union Canal as it passes through Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire.  It was once open to vehicles (horse drawn coaches, early motor cars etc) but is now closed to traffic and only used by cyclists and pedestrians. The bridge was built in 1918 and is 6.096 meters or 20ft in length.

Photography Copyright © Justin Hill

#ThirstyThursdayPics Curated by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra +Stairs Thursday curated by +Liz MC #stairsthursday
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#nuclai   #ai   #gamedev   #nuclai15   live stream from #vienna  
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My Result:
Date/time: Jul 19, 2015 5:22:35 PM
Download: 67 Mbps
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Ping: 17 ms
Signal strength (RSRP): -96 dBm
Network type: 4G (LTE)
Operator: A1 TA Mobilnetz
Mobile network: A1 TA Mobilnetz (232-01)
Platform: Android
Model: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (D5503)
Location: N 48°13.029' E 16°21.175' (GPS, +/- 8 m)

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Goose Barnacle -- Cannon Beach, Oregon
"Goose barnacles gave rise to one of the strangest of animal beliefs. The heart-shaped shell, or ‘capitulum’, is a chalky-white in colour and has black lines, which were thought to resemble the head of the barnacle goose Branta leucopsis. Because barnacle geese rarely nest in Britain no-one had ever seen their eggs or nests. It was supposed, therefore, that the geese ‘grew up on the planks of ships’ and the birds finally emerged clothed in feathers and flew away. This curious theory also provided a convenient way round the church’s ban on eating meat or flesh on Fridays."
-- From

I photographed this small barnacle cluster at low tide in one of the tide pools beneath Haystack Rock.

For #MacroMonday  curated by +Julie B, +John Dusseault, +Marilyn Benham, and +Nina Katajamaki, and  #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten, and  #Macro4All  by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen,   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All ), and  #macromaniacs for +MacroManiacs and +Sandra Deichmann, and #macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Hochholdinger, +William Banik, +Nicole Best,
+Magy Duarte and +Olivier Poulet, and  #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn, and #QuirkyNature  / +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun...
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Currently CAD Design (Solid Edge) and managing Company's IT
Programmer / CAD Designer, Hobby Photographer
  • Gentoo Linux
    Developer, 2002 - present
  • Schlosserei Karl Raschbacher e.U.
    IT Manager and CAD Designer, 2008 - present
  • ItcTec
    Developer, 2007 - 2008
  • Gladstone Education Ltd.
    Technical Anaylst, 2006 - 2007
  • London Systems (later Gladstone Education Ltd)
    Technical Analyst, 2005 - 2006
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    Self Employed IT Consultant/Reseller/Developer, 2002 - 2005
Hobby Photographer, Gentoo Linux Developer, Coder, Star Trek Geek and Otaku
Gentoo Linux Developer, Long time Programmer (started in primary school with QBasic ;)), Geek, Otaku,.. ;)
Also got quite into Photography these days (partly due to G+ and all those awesome photos I see every day).

If you like the photos feel free to save, share them, but don't just copy them and put them in your profile without giving credit. Thanks

Unless otherwise stated my photos are under a CC-BY-NC-SA license: (In the unlikely case someone really wants to use one for commercial purposes feel free to contact me ^^)

Warning: I post most things public so they are searchable. You were warned ;)

Written some small articles for german Linux Magazin. One that is online: LinuxTag in Dornbirn (Austria)

Curator of the #MetallicMonday , +#MetallicMonday day of the week photo theme (see for more details)

Currently shooting with a Pentax K30 + 18-55mm Kit Lens and a Sigma 70-300mm Lens. Previously used a used Canon EOS 400D + Sigma 18-200m f/3.5-6.3 DC OS.

Open Source
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Star Trek

If you are interested in any of the above subjects let me know so I can add you to my circles. Also since I post most things public anyway (so that they are searchable,..) I might remove people who post nothing/little themselves since I'm very close to the maximum number of people I can circle)

Here's a list of the circles I got at the moment. please let me know if you'd like to be in any specific ones (or even none):

Anime (this includes Manga stuff of course)
Ecchi (Anime stuff that is maybe NSFW - not hentai, just ecchi ;))
Funny stuff
Games (from pen & paper to PC Games ;)
Japan (verything related to Japan, japanese culture, language,..)
Open Source
Photos (or Photography related in general)
Science (maybe I'll splitt that by subjects later but not at the moment)
Star Trek & Sci Fi

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Definitely my favourite Tea shop. Great selection of tea and coffee and always friendly and competent ;)
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Nice cinema which also frequently has original language movies :-) Nettes Kino, wo es öfters auch Filme mit Originalton gibt
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Gutes Essen, nettes Restaurant/Cafe - und das schon seit vielen Jahren! Good food, nicely decorated restaurant/cafe - and been like that for many years!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Gehen seit Jahren immer wieder gerne hin. Sushi und auch andere Speisen sehr gut! Telefonisch bestellen und mitnehmen funktioniert auch super. Akzeptieren seit einiger Zeit auch Kartenzahlung. Been going there regularily for years. Sushi and other disches very good. Ordering on phone and then picking it up also works well. Also accept card payments for a while now.
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Super Essen zu günstigen Preisen (vor allem die Mittagsmenüs) Good food for a good price (especially lunch menus)
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Went there for a nice cool glass of Guinness once. Really nice decoration and good service. The price was ok. Unfortunately I did not have time to try the (vegetarian) food, but it smelled and looked very nice. War einmal auf ein kühles Glas Guinness dort. Nette Dekoration und Service. Auch der Preis war ok. Leider hatte ich keine Zeit das (vegetarische) Essen zu kosten, aber es hat sehr gut gerochen und ausgeschaut.
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