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Reality Bytes: A blog about nothing

Fun with phishing

| April 17, 2015 | Reply

Online phishing scams are rampant on Craigslist and elsewhere. Sometimes I like to have a little fun with the scammers. (Also: I’m Batman.)

Kentucky declares statewide weather emergency, not Lexington

Kentucky declares statewide weather emergency, not Lexington

| February 16, 2015 | Reply

Kentucky’s governor declared a statewide weather emergency before 4 p.m. today, but as of 8:20 p.m. Lexington-Fayette County hadn’t done so.

57th Grammy Awards: Who should, will & did win in 2015

| February 8, 2015 | Reply

List of winners in the top 40 categories of the 57th annual Grammy Awards, along with my predictions from before the broadcast.

McDonald’s Super Bowl commercial mystery promo revealed

McDonald’s Super Bowl commercial mystery promo revealed

| January 29, 2015 | Reply

EXCLUSIVE: Source confirms what new form of payment U.S. McDonald’s restaurants will begin “randomly accepting” after the company’s 2015 Super Bowl commercial airs.

Behind the Viewfinder: Mid-South photojournalism blog

Ethics breach disqualifies 2014 World Press Photo entries

| February 14, 2014 | Reply

More than nine percent of 2014 World Press Photo finalists were disqualified for digital manipulation ruled outside the bounds of ethical photojournalism, the New York Times reports.

Final downhold: Trailblazing ex-UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas dead at 92

Final downhold: Trailblazing ex-UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas dead at 92

| July 23, 2013 | Reply

Some have quipped Helen Thomas is probably now landing an exclusive interview with God. I pray my former UPI colleague doesn’t run into any access problems.

Photography tips for shooting NASCAR & other motorsports

Photography tips for shooting NASCAR & other motorsports

| July 4, 2013 | Reply

A roundup of photography tips for shooting NASCAR and other motorsports from experienced professional sports photographers (including me).

Paolopocalypse now? Magnum photographer’s journalistic ethics called into question

Paolopocalypse now? Magnum photographer’s journalistic ethics called into question

| February 25, 2013 | 1 Reply

Paolo Pellegrin’s ham-fisted vision of gun violence in America damages his credibility and calls into question his journalistic ethics.

Ghetto Gourmet: Kentucky food blog

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Kentucky & Tennessee

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Kentucky & Tennessee

| November 27, 2014 | 1 Reply

Looking for someplace to eat on Thanksgiving in Kentucky or Tennessee? Check out this list.

Ronco Showtime rotisserie cooking times

| March 9, 2014 | Reply

Lost your Ronco Showtime rotisserie manual and need to know cook times? I never can remember where I put mine, either, so here’s a simple list of cooking times for your (and my) convenience.

REVIEW: Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soups Kickin’ Crab & Sweet Corn Chowder

| August 9, 2013 | Reply

I review Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soups Kickin’ Crab & Sweet Corn Chowder ready-to-serve soup (15.5 oz tub).

REVIEW: Kroger Hearty Loaded Baked Potato & Steak soup

| August 2, 2013 | 2 Replies

My review of Kroger Hearty Loaded Baked Potato And Steak Ready To Serve Soup (canned, 18.8 oz).