I don’t believe you, OnwardMobility.

As you know, I used BlackBerry cell phones for decades. I went through seven different iterations of that physical keyboard phone. And I loved every one of them. Then BlackBerry stopped making their phones. And a Texas-based startup named OnwardMobility claimed they would build a new 5G BlackBerry with a physical keyboard and all the…

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Two specific wins, and a third game to not end in a tie. That’s all I want.

For the Pittsburgh Steelers, it all comes down to today’s contests. There’s only one path for the Black and Gold to advance into the postseason. It’s a longshot, but it can happen. (1) The Steelers have to defeat the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. Now Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson is ruled out for the game with a…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, January 8 2022

Good morning, blog readers. Hope everybody’s staying warm and staying healthy. As you know, on Saturdays I step aside and showcase the great writers and photographers in my personal blogroll, so let’s get right at it. BLOGS FOR THE IMAGE Ed Fritz Images, “Autumn HayBales Beneath Dragon Clouds.“ Marc Beebe’s “Wandering Words,” “Best Served Cold.“…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for January 7, 2022

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Time Artist Song Release 7:01 PM Simple Minds Waterfront Sparkle in the Rain 7:06 PM Dee Jay & The Runaways Peter Rabbit…

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The Pentacon Six – wait, it’s a 120 shooter AND an SLR camera?

I recently was blessed with ownership of two new cameras for my arsenal, thanks to one of my wonderful blog readers. I was able to purchase a Nikon F2S 35mm shooter from him – it looks like it’s in great condition, and I can’t wait to start using it. At the same time, I also…

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Spammer pretending to be Verizon, spamming me through Verizon. Wow.

I have cell phone coverage through Verizon. It’s a love-hate relationship with Verizon, sometimes they treat me like I’m just a bill-paying schlub, and there are other times when they barely acknowledge even that. But yesterday, they sent me a gift through my cell phone. Well, “Verizon” sent me a gift. Let me show you…

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Another attempt at “Snowflake on Red.”

The last time I tried to capture a snowflake with my new Google Pixel 6 Pro camera, I was in a hurry, and the snowflake I captured wasn’t exactly point-perfect. But it was a start. Yesterday morning, it’s 15 degrees outside, and as I’m heading to my car, I see it’s got a mixture of…

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Some things to root for in the Steelers’ regular season finale.

As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I totally understand. Our postseason right now hangs in the balance. To make the playoffs, three things have to happen. Pittsburgh needs to defeat Baltimore in Baltimore this Sunday. The Indianapolis Colts have to lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville. And the Chargers-Raiders game on Sunday night can NOT…

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The First Amendment doesn’t apply to private entities.

Yesterday morning, as I was checking my Twitter feed, I received some very interesting news. And I’d like to share it with all of you. That’s right. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) spouted off one too many times about misleading and incorrect COVID-19 information, to the point where she apparently earned her fifth strike from Twitter.…

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