This was Thursday: A Lifetime Ago

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Print advertising in Playboy Magazine, 1972.

Read your history : Find out what happened : Note the change : Recognize why we are here : Vote responsibly.

Not thrilled with a lot of things these days but have decided that this 1000th post will help keep things moving forward.

Join Us in the Fight For Net Neutrality

This is particularly apt seeing we’ve spent the last month trying to get the speed promised by our internet provider that we are paying for in an “upgrade”. Guess what – their tech support informs us that they aren’t technologically capable of providing this service in our neighbourhood. Check your speed on http://www.speedtest.net to ensure you are receiving the speed you are dishing out your hard-earned dollars for – if you aren’t, complain to your service provider until you receive satisfaction. Join the fight for Net Neutrality on all levels.

The WordPress.com Blog

“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing.

Net neutrality has defined the internet since its inception, and it’s hard to argue with the results: the internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in history. Most importantly, the open internet is characterized by companies, products, and ideas that survive or fail depending on their own merit — not on whether they have preferred deals in place with a broadband service provider. Unfortunately, the principle of net neutrality, and the open internet that we know and love, is under attack.

Net Neutrality under…

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Being Infringed

Read this carefully – try one of your own (most popular is always a start) image urls – and see what happens. The results may be surprising and disheartening or you’ll breathe a sigh of relief. Let us both know the outcome…

Aperture64

Last year I wrote a few posts about copyright infringement. In most of the posts it was about legal action being taken by someone over the use of their image being used in a slightly high profile manner. There has continued to be articles about copyright infringement because it isn’t going away. More shocking has been the amount of photographers stealing images and then using them as their own. A Tumblr blog has been set up called photo stealers, where the blogger outs and shames “photographers” that steal images and say that they are their own creation.

Last night I was reading “Photo Stealers” and I wondered,
“No one would steal my images.”
Why not, I do have some talent (I believe). So I began a reverse image search on google.

Google Reverse Image Search

What is a reverse image search? This is a way you can actually search for…

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