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Alastair Luke
Worked at Quinn's Belfast
Attended University of Ulster
Lives in Lisburn


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Massively awesome. You haven't lived til you've heard this.. 
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Absolutely mind blowing! 
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I used Internet Explorer yesterday*

*to download Chrome
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The new iOS 7 design looks horrible to me but its a million times better than most of the nasty looking Android custom home screens I see on here. I just stick to vanilla Android. Nice design that works well.
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Seems the fashion for custom atm is icon stacked folders prefer text minimal icons and folders hidden gesture hotspots
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If I could ask my local G+ friends to have a look at my new website and maybe circle our page here on Google+ I'd be very much obliged!

It's only just launched, but we are providing graphic design, web design and social media consultation.  We're focusing on Lisburn for now however, we'll work anywhere through the magic of the internet!

If anyone knows anybody who might benefit from our services give me a shout!  
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Good luck Alastair. btw if you ever need any PHP programming support just holler :)
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I came across this on Sky Arts recently. It is the first song I ever shared with my wife. I put this on the TV and made her cry. That's how I know I'm being a good husband... When I make her cry. 
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Belfast is dark and grey this morning. There's an ominous black cloud floating above the city making it look like nighttime.
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We ordered that specially for Trent! #NIN #belsonic
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Since I switched to Android I'm having trouble getting texts from iPhone users because Apple is trying to deliver iMessages to my old iPhone.

I have switched iMessage off on the iPhone and I have also deregistered the iPhone from my Apple ID.

Has anyone any other suggestions? 
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I changed the password on my Apple ID which is supposed to fix it. That and deregistered the iPhone from my Apple ID too. The phone had been fact run reset so no more problems! 
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Good evening everyone! It's been a little while since I've frequented G+. I've just found most of my time going into Facebook and Twitter.

Well I'll probably be on here more often since I finally ditched the old iPhone 4 for a Galaxy S4! So far so good with it, I'm very pleased and the Android functionality I found with my Nexus 7 is a treat to carry about in my pocket!

I'm particularly glad to have Google Music available to me on an unlimited data plan. I'll be streaming music all day! 
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I tend to keep fb for people I know and g+ for interests and communitys. Works well for me. 
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I know some of my G+ friends are cycling nerds so I'm hoping for a little advice.

I'm starting g a new job on 1st July and considering picking up a bike to get myself to the train station and home again. It's a 2 mile cycle in the morning and the same back in the evening.

I haven't ridden a bike since I was a kid and am just wondering if there are any glaring errors that novices like me make when buying a bike or accessories?

I'd be cycling on roads mostly with about 1/3 of my journey on designated cycle lanes. Has anyone any advice on cycling on roads? Obviously safety is my major concern here!

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Electric bike
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Sitting here listening to KISS Alive II. Original 1982 vinyl pressing. It's 2 years older than me and sounds great. 
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May the Fourth... here's for the Star Wars nerds.  The rest of the day I'll only be talking about the Irish Cup Final.
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I am Alastair, I am a husband and step-father.  I work full time as a graphic designer.
  • University of Ulster
    BSc (hons) Social Psychology, 2002 - 2005
  • Belfast Metropolitan College
    HNC Interactive Media, 2009 - 2011
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Stakeholder Engagement Officer
  • Quinn's Belfast
    Web/Graphic Designer, 2011 - 2012
  • Lisburn Graphics
    Designer, 2012 - present
  • Young Enterprise Northern Ireland
    Stakeholder Engagement Officer, 2013 - present
  • Gem
    Team Manager, 2006 - 2010
  • Maplin Electronics
    2010 - 2011
    Sales team leader
  • BMF Business Services
    Graphic/Web Designer, 2011 - 2012
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Stayed here about 10 times in 4 years until the caretaker got aggressive and abusive towards my wife and I regarding the simple matter of keep our dogs on a lead (in an empty field). The kid's park is good but has a few maintenance issues. The other visitors' children can at time be rowdy and start fights. The toilets can be poorly maintained at times and it's a lucky dip whether you get a warm or cold shower. The site is a 5 minute walk from Benone Beach, which is a beautiful place to be, on a sunny day it can't be beat, but sadly the Golden Sands surly owners and caretaker are letting the area down. I'd recommend the much more friendly Benone Tourist Complex for Camping and Caravanning. It's a little more expensive but well worth it.
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