First experience at street photography

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Grabbing a camera and hitting the street in order to capture individuals in a public environment can be fun, but it can also be stressful. For example, not everyone likes to have their photo taken (big surprise there) and while some people will just look at you like you’re crazy, others will undoubtedly ask you not to photograph them. In this type of scenario, I simply say that I understand and I delete the photograph with the individual present. On the other hand, I have had individuals actually pose or at the very least continue with their business and allow …

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Creating a proxy chain in Linux

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There obviously are time that you may want to make use of a proxy server in order to provide yourself a level of anonymity that you may otherwise no have. Proxies also provide benefits in terms of restricted content that may be filtered with your region or country. Think of it this way, if YouTube is blocked in the Middle East then a proxy may help you to overcome that block. Now to be clear a proxy server also helps to increase performance by storing a copy of frequently used webpages. When a browser requests a webpage stored in the …

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Script and automate Kali Linux updates

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While automated updates is debatable and a personal preference, I prefer running on the edge, especially within my sandbox environment. Of course, production environments may benefit from automated updates and only you can make the decision. To perform this automation we will make use of a bash shell and a cron job. The latter will perform the automation job whereas the former will perform the update. All of this is really simple and easily achieved. The bash shell may be altered to your taste. For the purpose of this article, I am not only going to script the updates, but …

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Breaking out of your comfort zone using photography

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Did you know photography can be used as a vehicle to help you to overcome the fear of interacting with people that you may not otherwise communicate with? Yes, it can be an ice breaker and it can also be stressful depending upon your type of personality and the subject of your photograph. For example, street photography can land you with some very frustrated looks of your subject. The lady in the center of this example photo does not look frustrated, in fact, she looks disgusted that someone is taking her photo. It is times like this that you may …

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Photography around Auburn, AL

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Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is the largest city in eastern Alabama with a 2013 population of 58,582. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. The Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA with a population of 150,933, along with the Columbus, GA-AL MSA and Tuskegee, Alabama, comprises the greater Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL CSA, a region home to 501,649 residents. Auburn is a college town and is the home of Auburn University. Auburn has been marked in recent years by rapid growth, and is currently the fastest growing metropolitan area in Alabama and the nineteenth-fastest growing …

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