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I received the following email overnight. While it's true that I do have a Patreon account, I have never put any of the information referenced in the email into Patreon: NO tax ID, tax forms, SSN, DOB, address or credit card. Only my name and email address are stored on Patreon's website.
However, it is true that Patreon was hacked on October 1 and 14gb of information was published on the internet -- including, apparently, my email address. In fact, I even found the the torrented file in my morning search for what was happening.
Fortunately for me, my personal information was compromised in an OPM (federal government) hack previously, so I have three years of identity protection as a result. Not that it matters: I didn't have any information on Patreon.
IF YOU HAVE A PATREON ACCOUNT, PLEASE PROTECT YOURSELF!!! These people decrypted the data files and got a lot of information.
The email text:
Unfortunately your data was leaked in the recent hacking of the Patreon web site and I now have your information. I have your tax id, tax forms, SSN, DOB, Name, Address, Credit card details and more sensitive data. Now, I can go ahead and leak your details online which would damage your credit score like hell and would create a lot of problems for you.
If you would like to prevent me from doing this then you need to send 1 bitcoin to the following BTC address.
You can buy bitcoins using online exchanges easily. The bitcoin address is unique to you. Sending bitcoin takes take, so you better get started right now, you have 48 hours in total.
These sharing options only share a link back to your post on . I shared one of my own posts to FB. There isn't even a preview of my photo.
Whoever it is - and as many as there are - grab that ray of sunshine in your life often, thank them for contributing to your happiness.
Today is Thanksgiving in the USA, but it's important to always be grateful, to take the time to say thank you, you're welcome, please, I'm sorry ... little kindnesses. I hope I can be a beacon to those in my life, to add light to someone's day.
This was taken at Portage Lake near the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel.
Prints available for purchase here: http://goo.gl/vNNalg
After a day of nearly cloudless skies, we arrived at Devil's Throat near sunset and were blessed with amazing color and clouds. This is a very remote area of Nevada. We had hoped to get to Little Finland, but we stopped so frequently and spent so much time enthralled by the amazing rock formations that Little Finland has to wait for another trip.
I used a 3-stop neutral density filter to get some slight movement in the clouds. I love these filters because there's virtually no discernible color shift. (I didn't adjust my WB at all in post.)
It came to my attention yesterday that with the New Google+ desktop version, we will no longer be able to share reviews from our profile pages. Local Guides will now move to Google Maps exclusively, except for this G+ community.
If you have written reviews that you'd like to share with the community, the only way to do that is to C&P the review and make a new G+ post - or vice versa, write a post then C&P the text to a review. My recommendation is that you share previously written reviews before the New G+ becomes mandatory for everyone, if you want to share reviews. If you've already switched to the new version, you can easily switch back (bottom left of your desktop screen) -- temporarily or until the new app is permanent, at your discretion.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
My passion is life, and I express that through my photography and occasionally through writing. And I happen to be very passionate ... about FAMILY (first and foremost!), life, friends, people in general.
I'm a photographer who loves to write. I'm waiting for one or the other of those to become a profitable venture! I've been a bit lackadaisical about both, but I'm currently working on upping my game. I'm in the process of starting a boudoir business. Stay tuned for details.
Photography has been a passion of mine since childhood. Photographically, I have run the gamut from hobbyist to professional portrait and wedding photography to landscape/travel photographer. I’ll shoot (practically) anybody/anything anytime anywhere and have fun doing it! I have very few fears, so I have been known to take foolish risks to “get the shot.” I’ve threatened wild animals, climbed on all sorts of things, had rocks thrown at me from atop a mountain – all unscathed. I finally met my limit in July 2013 when I jumped off the wall surrounding the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, landing wrong and breaking my calcaneus. (Did I mention I was barefoot?)
If you like what you see, circle me! I'd be honored. If not, I'm glad you passed through and have a great G+ experience! If you love what you see, please comment and/or share. If I see you commenting, I'll visit your page! After all, that's what this social network is all about - networking and getting to know other people. I've met quite a few people face-to-face from the interactions online. You just never know.
I started the Leading Lines Monday page, which kept me very busy on Mondays for about three years. I loved curating it, and I loved the theme. My co-curators - Andreas Levi, David Murphy, Michael B. Stuart and Simos Xenakis - and I decided to end the theme in October 2014. It was bittersweet, but it was time to move on.
Photographic Things I Recommend:
Topaz Labs Software - use coupon code Boling15 for 15% off any purchase
Camtasia - Best screen casting software for Windows!
Very short list of people I most admire:
Ludwig von Beethoven
There are many, many others, but these come readily to mind.