Greetings from hot and sunny Las Vegas, NV to all my faithful followers, loyal friends and random stumble uponers.

I just launched my Patreon page. I'd appreciate it if you'd take a look even if you don't want to contribute. I will be uploading some free preview photos there so you get an idea of what you'll be getting for your...
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littlejohn22:
such great shots, love those retro gas pump 
deadguitarist:
Not retro, vintage!

Greetings to my faithful followers, loyal friends and random stumble uponers from Las Vegas, Nevada, the one truly 24-hour city in the world. Seriously... virtually anything you can do during the day here, you can also do at night.

In this homework topic, @missy and @rambo want to know...

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

I'm a software test engineer for an...
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deadguitarist:
@littlejohn22, too much stuff is written in Java that it will ever completely go away. Just like COBOL, FORTRAN and maybe even Pascal. There are still applications running that use them. Every once in a while you'll see an advertisement for a COBOL or FORTRAN programmer. As for Cucumber, it's a lot newer, but not really a programming language. It's more of a test framework. Tests are written in plain English (or other supported language), and a test step is created from that, written in Java (or other supported language). It's pretty cool and makes it easy to keep track of tests or group them into suites.
deadguitarist:
@freyahz, thank you!

Greetings from sunny and hot Las Vegas, Nevada to my faithful followers, loyal friends, and random stumble uponers, although it's nighttime, not sunny and not quite so hot.

I'm rather motivated to write today/tonight, so I'm going to roll with it. Here's another blog homework in which @rambo and @missy asked:

WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHERO OF ALL TIME, AND...
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littlejohn22:
The Punisher is my Fav and I love that there might be a TV show about it. I did not know that about Iron Man's suit 
hiptobes:
The Punisher was amazing in Daredevil, can't wait for him to come back. 

Greetings from sunny and hot Las Vegas, Nevada to my faithful followers, loyal friend, and random stumble uponers, although it's nighttime, not sunny and not quite so hot. 😏

Earlier today, I wrote a homework blog... Standing Up For Myself. This evening I back with a new blog homework. In this one, @rambo and @missy asked...

WHAT'S ONE THING YOU WISH YOU COULD CHANGE...
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Greetings from sunny and hot Las Vegas to all my faithful followers, loyal friends and random stumble uponers.

It's been a month since I last wrote any sort of a blog, and I've been not so active since earlier in the year, though I've been lurking about commenting on blog posts, photosets, and group threads now and then. My semi-exile was just...
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lewolf:
Great story telling... and GOOD FOR YOU!!!  I don't think I could have handled either situation any better, and suspect I would have handled them no different either!!!
deadguitarist:
Thanks, @lewolf. I usually handle stuff like that with more tact and grace, but every once in a while, someone pushes my buttons just right and patience and tolerance exit and anger and frustration appear.
To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you...
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littlejohn22:
oh, I am there 
skisby:
Unfortunately when the tears & laughter are caused by stress & frustration, the thoughts are mostly around "how do I get off this wheel" it's more of an empty day. I like your version better & hope that's the one you're experiencing!

Greetings from Las Vegas to my faithful followers, loyal friends and random stumble uponers. For some this will be a repeat of my last blog, but with full size (6000x4000), processed photos. For the light painting and astrophotography photos, I'll also include some EXIF data. I recommend clicking the photos and viewing them in a larger size.

There is a photography Meetup group here...
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hiptobes:
Weird I didn't get a notification saying you tagged me, those ghost sculptures are creepy! Looks like a super cool place. Agreed, would love to see more steampunk, post-apocalyptic sets her on SG, Warrior Woman from Mad Max 2 was an early crush. 
deadguitarist:
@hiptobes, my previous blog has a link that describes, in brief, how he made those ghostly figures. Must have been tough for the "models."

First stop was actually Desert Wildlife Refuge to meet with another person heading up to the meetup spot in Goldfield. No photos from there. It was literally a quick restroom stop, find and meet Niraj and get on the road.

First photo stop was the Sekhmet Temple of Goddess Spirituality near Cactus Springs, NV. A rather odd, though interesting, place if you ask me, but...
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deadguitarist:
@merryboudoir, I will post a few of the astrophotography photos, as well as a few of the others after I download them from the camera and process them. Might be a bit though. I have a lot of other photos to process from the past couple of months. I know, I'm behind. But I'm trying to catch up as quickly as possible.
deadguitarist:
@littlejohn22 & @hiptobes, thanks guys!