• Barcelona: Through the Lens

    Barcelona, the vibrant and artistic capital of Catalonia, offers a treasure trove of photographic opportunities for both amateur and professional photographers alike. From the awe-inspiring architecture of Antoni Gaudí to the bustling streets of La Rambla and the serene beauty of Montserrat, this city is a visual feast waiting to be captured. Let’s explore some […]

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  • Flickr once again

    Flickr again, or never say “Never” Just a quick post. I have started using Flickr again to publish my photos in full size and resolution. I will continue to post them here on the photoblog as well, but storing the full sized files can get quite painful. Come on over and take a look! I […]

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  • ChatGPT-4: not always what you ask

    Shall we play a game? In my continuing saga of messing around with OpenAI‘s ChatGPT-4’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Large Language Model (LLM), I have noticed that its not always what you ask it, but rather how you phrase your questions ChatGPT-4 rightly has a number of safeguards in place to prevent it from providing information […]

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  • Information Security Training: Why & How

    Empowering Your Workforce to Safeguard Your Organization’s Digital Assets Introduction In today’s regulatory, litigious and online world, information security is a top priority for businesses of all sizes. With the increased reliance on technology and remote work, the potential for cyber threats is higher than ever. It is critical for organizations to invest in information […]

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  • NY Transit Museum – Moving in Time

    I am still going through and processing photos taken last month at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn. This is a single exposure HDR image taken with a Sony A7Riv and a Laowa 15mm f/2 lens. One thing I wanted to try was modifying the photo to give it the appearance of movement. Subways […]

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  • ChatGPT 4.0 – more blogging via Artificial Intelligence

    [Author’s Note] The following was part of my testing of artificial intelligence (specifically ChatGPT’s) ability to write technical blog posts and also create training materials for developers to better understand secure coding practices. I used ChatGPT 4.0 for this and may go back and refine the prompts I used to get more complex examples, but […]

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  • Fooling around with ChatGPT 4.0

    Messing around with ChatGPT 4.0 So, like a lot of people I have been intrigued by ChatGPT and now that the 4.0 version has been released, I’ve signed up for a paid account to see what else I can do with it. I’ve gone down a few rabbit holes with the previous release, messing with […]

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  • Rust, Decay and Beauty

    About six months ago I moved to Bethlehem, PA from the Pocono Mountains. My new place is on the South Side in the Arts District, a few blocks from Steel Stacks. This is the former home of Bethlehem Steel, which is now a 10 acre facility for arts, events, and of course MusikFest 🤟🏻 When […]

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John P. Hoke

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Cyber Security Professional, Photographer, Coffee Junkie, Mac Addict, Craft Beer & Whiskey connoisseur, all around curmudgeon and generally sarcastic SOB – Not necessarily in that order.

The opinions expressed on this blog are mine alone and not those of my employer, family, pets, the voices in my head, or anyone else for that matter … hell in an hour they may not be mine either 🙂

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