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Randy Noseworthy
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So, one of the daughters had a housewarming gift for us. It adds a nice touch as you come through the front door.
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More privacy is on the chopping block, thanks to your friendly snoppy snoops in the Government.
A new piece of U.S. legislation threatens the data privacy of the entire world. The CLOUD Act is a terrible solution to how law enforcement agencies get their hands on data stored outside their borders.

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Kinda simple. A little goofy looking, but if it works, and is cheap... why care?

So... Big moving day this weekend. New house.

Job interview Wednesday morning. And it's not Tech related. Going back into a truck, but local work.

Looking back over the past 3+ years of where I've been:

I just never got to hitting the books and studying, it seems like there's always something getting in the way of that. I've been working as a contractor at a site for a Large Corporation in the US that is having a hard time keeping the stock prices up. When I first got the position I was hoping to be able to get some studying done while at work. It was even encouraged, so long as your duties were taken care of. - Well, that never happened. Processes are constantly changing. From what I can tell from this big company is that there seems to be processes that are changing every few months. For example, when I started we had WebEx for our IM / Chat service. That got pulled and Jabber was put in place, even while Jabber was in place, there was talk of Skype replacing Jabber. And a few months later it was. Other things keep being replaced, and granted that is the nature of the business. A lot of the processes keep getting changed also, causing a bit of a disruption. I understand change. But some of the changes don't seem to be for the better. It seems to me that there is a TON, a metric TON of energy spend on the changes versus moving forward.

Now, it would seem that the process that the users are supported is going to be replaced. - Seems that they're crunching numbers, and user self support is the method that they're going to move towards. I've not gotten the AX as of yet, but I see the notices to the company employee's of the new Changes, etc, etc, and "Deskside Support" will be eliminated in Q1/Q2 of this year. The poor people at the site that I've been working at will have to deal with a horrible shock of not having someone there to turn to when something breaks. While I think that 80% of their problems should be repairable remotely, it's is usually much quicker and less stressful on the user for local support. When they have hard drive / booting issues... Well, Good luck with that, as they've pulled a terrific cloud backup service and process (CrashPlan).

So, rather than wait, and scramble for yet another Tech position, I'm going back to a driving job. Different challenges, but less mental stresses. Weekends Off. The money will be better, and I'll get a little more exercise.

Just seems to be the right thing to do at the moment. - Of course, who knows, maybe I'll get around to getting a little more training done, or who knows what. I could end up back in an office doing some work. I'm certainly not opposed to it.


This post brought to you by insomnia... LOL..

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Hmm.... Spot on or not?
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Getting help moving. She did not stay put long enough for me to turn off the flash and turn on a light.

#caturday
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Decent prices
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Psst.... I just got the keys to a house.

OUR own house.

It's taken about 20 years to back to being a home owner.
I look forward to having a garage and basement!

Whew!

I'll post a picture or two if anyone cares.
But ya gotta ask. :)

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Taking cheap photos of baited owls is about as difficult as taking a photo of a fire hydrant. For real wildlife images, it take time, effort, and tenacity., along with a bit of luck.

We can't see a cheetah hunt here in Canada, but watching a snowy owl hunt is not far from being just as amazing.

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Normally, I would have been long gone! At 5:18 pm last night, I waited for this bird to hunt, hoping it would come my way.. increasing the ISO every 5 minutes, it finally flew into the grass, maybe 2 yards from my position. A usable image at this ISO is pretty awesome.

Snowy owl in Flight 10000 ISO
Raymond's Ontario Nature Photography Tours

ray@raymondbarlow.com

Noise reduction in Photoshop applied.
Nikon D850 ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/800s f/4.0 at 400.0mm iso10000
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Might be worth a listen.
The four disciplines of Bodhidaoism are science, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality. These four disciplines help us discover the truth about reality. Science is our magnetic north, giving all the other disciplines their orientation. And the four…
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