How To Use ‘Press This’ On WordPress #bloggingtips

Nice How-To article down below when it comes to using the ‘Press This’ button (by hughsviewsandnews.com)

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Equifax’s Breach: 5 Things To Do About It

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Equifax had a major data breach as many of you are now aware of. If you’re wondering what can be done to prevent this breach from affecting you well here’s the news. If you’re among the 143 million people affected, then I’m afraid you are flat-out screwed! You cannot prevent something that which has already occurred. Hackers have managed to obtain names, addresses and in some cases even driver’s license and credit card numbers.

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Well Done H3H3Productions

A quick rundown of what h3h3Productions has gone thru for over a year. These 2 made a video criticizing another user called MattHossZone, something that was clearly protected under Fair Use. Soon after their posting, Mr. Hoss decided to file a case of defamation. In other words, we hear in interwebz land would call this a case of chronic butthurt.

There are many parallels to what I went thru on Youtube almost 10 yrs ago but it never went this far. I too received a DMCA over someone not liking a post I had done and not long after, he filed a defamation suit against me. The content maker who sued couldn’t go to the courthouse due to him having anxiety and also couldn’t afford the travel costs.

He tried getting some of the early court hearings done via teleconference but the judge refused and ultimately the case was thrown out. Soon afterwards he made attack videos against the judge and eventually was featured on Fox News!

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Seeing the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

I traveled to Beatrice, Nebraska to see a total solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017. It was difficult to film due to mother nature being difficult. Fortunately the clouds cleared a bit and stopped drowning out the moon’s silhouette.

Originally, I was going to see this in Pawnee City, Nebraska but they looked even worse on weather radar so I decided to stay put. I was gonna film this at a parking lot in Beatrice however when the eclipse was about 20 minutes away another small storm cloud formed right west of us. It appeared as if the storm cloud would be right on top of us during eclipse time. Judging by the looks on ppl’s faces, everyone had the exact same thought. So basically half the crowd (me included) decided to drive a few miles south, barely missing the storm. This is the first total solar eclipse in the United States in almost a 100 years and something I’ve always wanted to witness.

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Photoshop – Easiest Way to Blend Tutorial

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Here’s a method I’ve done in Adobe Photoshop that makes blending colors in images easy and looks real nice as well. You are going to use the smudge tool and create a custom brush preset in several steps down below.

 

Step 1:  Select the Smudge tool and at the menu bar click Window>Brush.

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Historical Events Captured on Photo

This slideshow video on history is not something I usually do but it’s something I’ve been wanting to put together for sometime. Some of the earliest pictures ever made are fascinating such as the last survivors of the American Revolution for example. Before doing this, I didn’t know any of them lived long enough for the camera to be invented and to have their pics taken.

There are lots more interesting pictures out that I was unable to include due to the background music only lasting about 3 minutes. I might possibly feature the other pics and create a ‘part 2’ video sometime in the future.

This was difficult to put together because the size ratio of early 19th century photos was way different than the standard widescreen format videos we have today. After doing some tinkering around in Photoshop I was able to get them to look reasonably nice in the video. I also remove some watermarks and timestamps in some of the photos as well. As I was removing a couple of these watermarks I was starting to get a bit upset. Think about it some of these pics are almost 200 years old and people are claiming ownership in something that clearly isn’t theirs…

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Taking The White Pill?

There’s been lots of talk about taking the red pill vs taking blue pill as of late. According to this self-checkout booth I’m taking the white pill… sorta LOL. Seeing how the barcode was giving out the wrong label, I couldn’t resist recording this. Enjoy