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Current location: Tampa, Florida
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Alias - HABanero(passion) E-9-1-1(career, retired telco engineering) HHC 3rd Bde, 2nd Inf Div, Korea DMZ HHC 197th Bde, 3rd Army, Ft. Benning Ga

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Evolution of Photography

I will just leave this here and say, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Has anyone ever dealt with a persistent spam operation like this?

First, the mail system is Spectrum cable and Outlook 2019, POP3

I get 5-10 of these a day. The sender nor the domain is ever exactly the same, so I can’t block the sender or a domain. I tried blocking just a partial, i.e “businesswoman.com” and that does not seem to work. Of course the email has the ubiquitous "click here to unsubscribe" but both McAfee and Netgear Armor tell me if I insist on following that link they will disown me, so I haven't, lol.

WHOIS says the domain, as an example “@mike6russell7businesswoman.com” is available. Are they translating the real domain by random generation? Is there any way to determine the real domain? Any ideas how to block this stuff. I have not yet dropped back to Spectrum to see if there is anything I can do there, but will try that today. TIA.

Here are examples, the first few with the descriptor stripped away from the sender line:









Gadget Trends syhlkxe.ehtvqjsaz@steven3rivera3agent.com
BeFreeOfYourTimeshare somerzitl.xzwqeujrh@carl1anderson1attorney.com
Nuubu tdpase.rzbjmfntu@anthony8gibson2art.com
Watt PRO Saver wxmait.zoytar@eric9coleman4bartender.com
Ultra Wifi Pro uxsligtfj.qkdcjuim@andrew3warren8art.com
Roofing~Quotes myehgctsv.mxigvan@timothy9nelson3electrician.com
Therapeutic Benefits ibsdrj.ulgzwimqv@jerry7diaz2area.com
Sera Lab zgfxycw.ktjmbyur@theodore3williams5actress.com
BARK BEGONE ypcwujl.ifnczty@jose8owens5actor.com
Travel The World bfxdtkjys.fyxoewbtn@harold5ramirez6pilot.com
Annuity Plans djozvn.xenkdjfu@jose7turner3pilot.com

Evolution of a family heirloom

Obviously, I didn't take this photograph, but I want to share it with those I believe can really appreciate it. Photographs are as close to a time machine as we have. I can't count the hours spent bringing it to life. The original is a 2.75in x 4.5in negative taken by my mother or father of my older brother, by 12 years, (RIP dear brother) in about 1942 or 1943. He is standing on my dad's new Southern Bell telephone truck. The first photo is the raw scan, the second is the processed b/w, and just today......I colorized it. I really hope you enjoy it.

Frontwoman Pees on Fan's Face ... During Live Concert

A rock band's lead singer got a little too hardcore during a live show -- pulling down her pants and taking a major leak on a dude's face ... who seemed to be all about it.

This wild incident went down Thursday night during the Welcome to Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway -- where Brass Against performed to a ton of fanfare ... and eventually, to a ton of grossed-out spectators who witnessed this unsanitary scene.


Opinions of Al Fox Jr?


How the sausage is made at 1000mm, 1/25 sec, f36, ISO 1400

Firespike feeds the Honeybees too
I like to combine different pieces of lens gear just to see what can be achieved. Unfortunately, there are many more
failures than satisfying results. This photo I like very much!

I don’t think of this as macro, but more closeup photography. Normally I use a bellows which allows infinite adjustment of the distance from the back of the lens to the sensor, but is best suited for still life shots of flowers, and a subject distance in inches. Since my new favorite closeup lens is the 200-500mm with a 2x converter, physically and electronically the bellows is not an option, so in this case I tried extension tubes. At 1000 mm the lens alone will focus to ~10’, with the extension tubes it is about 7’, so just a little gain in subject distance.

With this setup, everything has to come together at once, proper focus, which I find to be incredibly difficult, sufficient light, and subject/photographer preoccupation are prime. A major flaw is vignetting in the corners, but cropping takes care of that. No hand held, tripod mounted as the rig is 24” and 10+ lbs. Luckily the bee was drinking deeply and didn’t move, just long enough. This is the same position I shoot all my birdbath photos, through two panes of glass from my family room!

Hope to share more soon!

Someone is lying..worker applied to 60 entry-level jobs in September got one interview

A worker in Florida applied to 60 entry-level jobs in September and got one interview


Joey Holz recalled first hearing complaints about a labor shortage last year when he called to donate convalescent plasma at a clinic near Fort Myers, Florida.

"The guy went on this rant about how he can't find help and he can't keep anybody in his medical facility because they all quit over the stimulus checks," Holz told Insider. "And I'm like, 'Your medical professionals quit over $1,200 checks? That's weird.'"

Over the next several months, he watched as a growing chorus of businesses said they couldn't find anyone to hire because of government stimulus money. It was so ubiquitous that he joined a "No one wants to work" Facebook group, where users made memes deriding frustrated employers.
Coleen Piteo, director of marketing at Yours Truly restaurant, puts out a sign that says, "Free Food" and "Hiring all positions" to lure in job applicants.

He said he found it hard to believe that government money was keeping people out of the labor force, especially when the end of expanded federal unemployment benefits did not seem to trigger a surge in employment. The expanded benefits ended in September, but 26 states ended them early in June and July.

Ignorant Sen James Risch, R Wishes Navy a Happy Birthday with Photo of Chinese-Made Warship

A U.S. senator’s birthday greeting Wednesday to the U.S. Navy on Twitter turned out to be anything but happy after commenters noticed the photo of a ship accompanying the tweet was not one of the Navy’s.

“For 246 years, the @USNavy has answered the call to defend America from threats abroad so we can remain safe at home,” Sen. James Risch, an Idaho Republican, wrote. “Today, we celebrate them.”

Below the message was the U.S. Navy logo over a somewhat shaded photo of a large, gray vessel.

“Not a U.S. ship,” Dave Brown, defense editor at Politico, tweeted back. “Appears to be a Pattani-class offshore patrol vessel belonging to the Royal Thai Navy, which means in it was built by China.”


YAY! Facebook down worldwide!

I wonder...........

As the Firespike matures

the tips of the blooms form a curly appendage, a perfect perch for a Blue Dasher. Very low light so the depth of field is not what I would want, but not too shabby.

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