Freedom’s Summer Haircut

Well it’s not quite Summer but already getting Hot, (90’s) during the Day, so we took Freedom to the Groomers and she really cut it short (as requested by us), his hair grows about a inch or so a month so the shorter the better, hopeful this will last through the Summer but I know he feels a lot better, you can tell by the way he acts that he feels better and he even ate more of his Dinner than he has been. So here is his not fancy but functional haircut.

Lord Moonbeam and The Golden Conquistadors

Hark ! The Conquistadors have returned, disguised but still speaking their Native Tongue.

They have come for what you have built, they want what you have done.

Lord Moonbeam says give them what they want or I will levy taxes upon you and take away your homes.

But Lord Moonbeam I am so old and can barely survive, how can I give more, me with these tired weary bones.

Quiet Old Man, Old Woman you have more than you deserve, you no longer pay me, it’s the Conquistadors that I serve.

I will build a train to nowhere with the money I took from you,

I will replace the old and weary with someone new.

And so it was, The Conquistadors have finally won, the old were driven away, away from the Sun.

This is My very first attempt to writing a Poem, I hope you enjoyed it. I’ve been reading too much Neil Gaiman…LOL.

The Purpose of Language

The Purpose of Language is to convey an idea from one person to another, the purpose of the written word is to be able to do the same while not being present. When people correct punctuation and structure of the written word in a comment in a unstructured place like online they are totally wasting everyone’s time, if the idea was properly conveyed from the writer to the reader there is nothing more. Stop wasting people’s time with High School Grammar rules, we no longer need someone correcting our thoughts, if this bothers you get out your red pencil and spend some time reading Mark Twain.

Computers World Wide Hacked

It seems that Computers World Wide were hacked and held for ransom, a virus developed by NSA was used to take over computers through out the world, from shutting down Hospitals, trains and government computers were held for ransom and if not paid on the first day the price was doubled the next and again the next day until finally the computers were made unusable. Now is this a coincidence or was my main computer killed by the hackers or more likely was the patch that Dell downloaded on my computer kill it, one way or the other I have a computer that won’t boot up, most likely this might have been caused by the on board battery for the Bios which I will replace to see if I can get my main computer up and running, I’m working off my laptop which is just stored away for situations like this, I didn’t lose much information since I do backups on a external drive but the laptop is missing many of my bookmarks and some of the photos taken this month… this sucks because one of the photos was pretty good and went on my website, I will have to figure out what to do about that, but this isn’t about my inconvenience but what about the rest of the world ?… The Hackers require that the Ransom be paid in Bitcoins which are untraceable, the ransomware, is telling users that all their files have been encrypted with a key known only to the attacker and that they will be locked out until they pay $300 to an anonymous party using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. At this point, one’s computer would be rendered useless for anything other than paying said ransom. The price rises to $600 after a few days; after seven days, if no ransom is paid, the hacker (or hackers) will make the data permanently inaccessible (WannaCry victims will have a handy countdown clock to see exactly how much time they have left).

Reuters said that “hospitals across England reported the cyberattack was causing huge problems to their services and the public in areas affected were being advised to only seek medical care for emergencies,” and that “the attack had affected X-ray imaging systems, pathology test results, phone systems and patient administration systems.”

The worm has also reportedly reached universities, a major Spanish telecom, FedEx, and the Russian Interior Ministry. In total, researchers have detected WannaCry infections in over 57,000 computers across over 70 countries and counting — these things move extremely quickly. I think this was the work of Hillary Clinton and Huma Mahmood Abedin to cover up her e-mail scandal… Well probably not but since the Democrats will blame it on a Republican I thought I would be first to throw in my 2 bitcoins. Well it’s off to my fantasy world… ~Peace~

UPDATE: The Queen owes this young man a kiss on the cheek and if not the least some FREE COLLEGE….

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/13/accidental-hero-finds-kill-switch-to-stop-spread-of-ransomware-cyber-attack

 

Pentacon Six TL

Before I bought my Pentacon Six TL I joined Flickr’s Pentacon Six Group and went through hundreds of photos shot by Photographers using the Pentacon Six, this was a good way to see the quality of the photos and see any problems that the camera might have…. But the one thing that really stood out (besides good quality photographs) was that the majority of the Photographers were from Europe and they had 3,290 members, so I got a wide selection of photos to look at (38,000 photographs), so I have to assume that since Russia had the Pentacon Plant in East Germany that the Soviet Union used this camera quite a bit and they also copied it with the Kiev 60, so I am really enjoying looking at the photographs by the Europeans of the Soviet Bloc countries.. anyways here is a shot from the top of my camera looking into the waist view finder, I use my digital camera to shoot test shots normally but I also have a good light meter so not having the TTL Viewer and meter is not a problem.

Pentacon Six-2 - web

except for the size and weight this will be a fun camera, like shooting a giant 35mm.