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Google insisted that this image wouldn't be recognised as me because "it doesn't appear to have a face in it".

What the hey!!!
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Aww shucks - 'fanks +Christina Lihani 
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My little country of just 3 million inhabitants is in Rough Guides top 10 to visit. We come in at number 8, but hey, anywhere in the top 10 is awesome.

Come visit and if you do, give me a shout so I can show you some of my favourite parts.
Need travel inspiration for your holidays in 2016? Check out Rough Guides' list of the top 10 countries to visit in 2016 before planning your next vacation.
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I'll just leave this here shall I ...
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Thank you +REZA M and a Nadolig Llawen to you.
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+Jay Patel & +Varina Patel are doing a BF deal... it may be of interest to some but they also have a competition going ...


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Six Coffee Questions ..... you are afraid to ask at a coffee shop.

So as it's #CoffeeThursday I have the low down for you. No more quaking in terror, no more mispronouncing espresso...

Your caffeine fulled mods as ever are: +Jason Kowing +Maki Silberberg +Sairam Sundaresan and myself +Stuart Dyckhoff 
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Ooo I want to be Admiral Fancy Pants!
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Molten Magma

It sounds strong...
- it looks strong...
- it even smells strong...

But it tastes pretty damn good I say.

#coffeethursday #FeelingStrong with our caffeine fired moderators of +Jason Kowing+Maki Silberberg+Sairam Sundaresan​ and ME +Stuart Dyckhoff​
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Sounds reasonable to me +Jason Kowing 
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Southerndown Beaches & Cliffs

Truly one of the places in this world I love visiting... again and again.

The observant among you may spot the scenes of some of my still photographs and the extra observant (or Dr Who fans) may recognise the cliffs from several episodes.

#beach #video #cliffs
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And where an alien spaceship was embedded in a cliff +Ryan Prince 
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Ogmore Castle
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There are benefits to winter mornings... it mans you can get up later and still be in plenty of time for sunrise.

Had fun with my first outing this month with my camera even though I'm still reduced to using my kit lens due to my precious daughter putting my landscape lens through the wrecker... oh and word to the wise, when your inner voice says "put your wellies on" then listen to it. Instead I wore my walking boots and ended up with damp feet as I had to wade back across the now submerged spit of land I was on due to the incoming tide!!!
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They are always in my car +Richard Ball​ but didn't make it out of the boot. :)

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Not Again....

This time it wasn't my fault. My 15yr old daughter "needed" to record herself and didnt't fix it into the tripod properly. 
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+Stuart Dyckhoff well poor both of you. :/
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I came, I saw, I switched straight back after a quick moan at G+ for the horrendous new look.
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World Prematurity Day

Did you know that November 17th has been dedicated to raising awareness of premature births which amount to (worldwide) 1 in every 10 births. What is premature? The medical definition I was given was any baby born before the 35th week of gestation but that appears to have crept up to 37.

Why do I care?

As the father of a child born at 28½wks gestation or 11½wks early I can never be thankful enough to the UK health system that saw my child as a living, breathing individual that had as much right o healthcare as I do. The paediatrician at the time, it has to be said,  was a doubter and gave us news we didn't want to hear and didn't take on-board. My child was given a prognosis of not surviving and if by any miracle he did then he'd "never walk, talk or play an instrument". Those were her exact words.

How can I forget when he grew into such a marvelous young man who now lives and works on the outskirts of big bad London forging his own path in this world.
- Yes he's profoundly deaf but he talks and understands like you or I that aren't.
- Yes he walks. He was never an athlete but he's healthy and loving life.
- And Yes he plays a musical instrument. In fact I've lost count of the number he actually does play but lets just leave it at piano and trumpet to certified orchestral standards.

My son ... Owen.

So what am I saying?

If someone metaphorically shakes a bucket at you to give money for this then do so. These children are our future and we have no right to say they don't have a right to life.

If you can support someone who has a child recognised as 'prem' then do so.

If you can fight for free health care for all that recognises the right of the newly, though severely ill, born to be treated as an equal then do so.

More details can be found here: https://www.neonataltrust.org.nz/about-us/world-prematurity-day-17th-november

Oh, and I get to be the proud dad that shares a few images of his life...
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Things have changed, I hoping +Stuart Dyckhoff. I know there are a lot more clothes and caps out there for premature babies. My mom used to knit and donate tiny little caps and sew tiny clothes as well. 
I don't know much about hat sizes. I know my uncle had to buy very large hats. But his head doesn't seem big to me either. 
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β geek slipping through life one happy day at a time - photographer - techy - martial artist - husband - father - friend
Introduction
All images posted on my stream and created by me are released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 license

In essence this means you can:

Sharecopy, distribute and transmit the work
Remixadapt the work

Under the following conditions:

Attribution — You must attribute the work to me, Stuart Dyckhoff, (but not in any way that suggests that I endorse you or your use of the work).

Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

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Please feel free to critique any of my images. Yes I love the +1's and 'that's nice' type of comments but truth be told I am here to learn and the only way to learn is for you to tell me what you don't like.

Better still - tell me how you'd improve it if you can. 

I'm a big boy, I can handle honest criticism but don't expect me to be nice back if you are just being plain rude. :)

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Circling / Following

Let me put this simply: just because you circle me it doesn't mean I will automatically circle you back. Give me a reason to do so ...

But it isn't personal it's more likely you haven't posted anything or your profile is empty or you haven't interacted with me. 

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I am one of the Brew Crew behind the re-birth of #CoffeeThursday - please post your coffee related shots on a Thursday and use this to help notify us: 
#CoffeeThursday curated by your Brew Crew +106488284533523054088, +110105384020219882756, +102165221944293633376  +112763558414523707325

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Sadly googleplussuomi.com appears to have been taken down so I can no longer easily link you to a timeline of my imagery. If anybody knows a direct replacement then please do tell.
-My Google+ Timeline (takes you off G+)-
-All my G+ images - the good, bad and ugly. (takes you off G+)-

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Some keywords to categorise me - if you don't wish to read the rest :)

Tech Head - Geek / Nerd - Hardware - Networks - Firewalls
Photographer - photography - photog - amateur
Welsh - Wales
Rugby
Tang Soo Do Martial Art
Geocaching
Husband - Dad - Son - Brother - Father
Single Malt.
Coffee.

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I  have been curating the Less than 5K Photogs circle. 

However this monthly circle share is on a hiatus whilst I work out a better way to share it and get the members promoted.

Here's a link to the last version of the circle.

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I have a faith in a God and I am an engineer and I believe in science - I don't believe these are conflicting or contradictory things and am happy enter a discussion about any aspect of my faith. However, I will never preach at you through my timeline.

I'm a tech head with a passion for way too many things. I have one wife and 3 children. A happy family man with not enough time, too little money and too much going on inside my head.

I love rugby (Wales) and even though I turned 50 recently I still haven't seen (nor plan to) a full football game. Love cricket; 10 Pin Bowling (closet to 300 I have is a 257); Tang Soo Do; Judo; Cycling and many other.

Come join my train wreck ride and have a laugh with me ...!

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OK here's - 25 things about me.

And another 25 for good measure.

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I am the *one and only* Stuart Dyckhoff in this world of 7 Billion+ peeps.
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