Thursday, January 11, 2018

Facebook announces big changes that will put friends ahead of business



Do humanity a solid and delete facebook forever.  It is too big to......


unique take photography from fine art photographer rick byerly

Rick Byerly trained at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is a former artist member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.  Over four hundred of his prints exist in personal and business collections across the United States, including Eric Schmidt.  PNC Financial Services acquired thirty-two of Rick's archival photography prints for their collection.

Texture and abstract nature photography from Rick Byerly includes Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Badlands, White Sands, Carslbad, Kilauea Volcano, and many more national parks.

Artist Statement: Rick Byerly uses photography as a medium to explore the language of texture amidst the unusual in nature.


All rights reserved. Copyright Richard G. Byerly


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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Happy Holidays, Stay warm and mute the commercials




Happy Holidays.  

Stay warm and mute the commercials...


unique take photography from fine art photographer rick byerly

Rick Byerly trained at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is a former artist member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.  Over four hundred of his prints exist in personal and business collections across the United States, including Eric Schmidt.  PNC Financial Services acquired thirty-two of Rick's archival photography prints for their collection.

Texture and abstract nature photography from Rick Byerly includes Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Badlands, White Sands, Carslbad, Kilauea Volcano, and many more national parks.

Artist Statement: Rick Byerly uses photography as a medium to explore the language of texture amidst the unusual in nature.


All rights reserved. Copyright Richard G. Byerly


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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Oasis Energy Known for Predatory Tactics and Harassment?






When I get a phone call from a hidden number every other day that goes to my voicemail after one ring I know something is sketchy. Phone calls from hidden numbers with voicemails about utility charges, a reference number and to call them but no mention of Oasis.  I figured it was a scam so I decided not to respond but after three months it was time to call back. Someone actually hung up on me today when I requested removal. I called back and they answered Oasis Energy and said they would remove me.

Bottom line is they need to be called out. Their phone number for the Pittsburgh, Pa area is 724-204-1514.  Tis the season. Make sure you are on the ftc do not call registry.

To make sure it wasn't someone pretending to be from Oasis I called their toll free at 800-324-3046 and they verified 724-204-1514 as one of their numbers.

Dishonest and annoying tactics brought to you by Oasis Energy.






unique take photography from fine art photographer rick byerly

Rick Byerly trained at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is a former artist member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.  Over four hundred of his prints exist in personal and business collections across the United States, including Eric Schmidt.  PNC Financial Services acquired thirty-two of Rick's archival photography prints for their collection.

Texture and abstract nature photography from Rick Byerly includes Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Badlands, White Sands, Carslbad, Kilauea Volcano, and many more national parks.

Artist Statement: Rick Byerly uses photography as a medium to explore the language of texture amidst the unusual in nature.


All rights reserved. Copyright Richard G. Byerly


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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Andy Warhol the grim reaper of mediocrity



You're a killer of art, you're a killer of beauty, and you're even a killer of laughter.

Willem de Kooning shouting at Andy Warhol...




unique take photography from fine art photographer rick byerly

Rick Byerly trained at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is a former artist member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.  Over four hundred of his prints exist in personal and business collections across the United States, including Eric Schmidt.  PNC Financial Services acquired thirty-two of Rick's archival photography prints for their collection.

Texture and abstract nature photography from Rick Byerly includes Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Badlands, White Sands, Carslbad, Kilauea Volcano, and many more national parks.

Artist Statement: Rick Byerly uses photography as a medium to explore the language of texture amidst the unusual in nature.


All rights reserved. Copyright Richard G. Byerly


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40 Groups call on Senators Udal and Heinrich for greater protection of Chaco Region


Indigenous, Religious, and Local New Mexican Leaders Call on Senators Udall and Heinrich to Advance Fossil Fuel Transition for Greater Chaco Canyon Region



unique take photography from fine art photographer rick byerly

Rick Byerly trained at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is a former artist member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.  Over four hundred of his prints exist in personal and business collections across the United States, including Eric Schmidt.  PNC Financial Services acquired thirty-two of Rick's archival photography prints for their collection.

Texture and abstract nature photography from Rick Byerly includes Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Badlands, White Sands, Carslbad, Kilauea Volcano, and many more national parks.

Artist Statement: Rick Byerly uses photography as a medium to explore the language of texture amidst the unusual in nature.


All rights reserved. Copyright Richard G. Byerly


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Monday, December 18, 2017

artist gabe felice

I have been a fan of Gabe Felice's art since I first saw it in 2007 in Pittsburgh. All images are from his blog and instagram.  Copyright Gabe Felice.



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unique take photography from fine art photographer rick byerly

Rick Byerly trained at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is a former artist member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.  Over four hundred of his prints exist in personal and business collections across the United States, including Eric Schmidt.  PNC Financial Services acquired thirty-two of Rick's archival photography prints for their collection.

Texture and abstract nature photography from Rick Byerly includes Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Badlands, White Sands, Carslbad, Kilauea Volcano, and many more national parks.

Artist Statement: Rick Byerly uses photography as a medium to explore the language of texture amidst the unusual in nature.


All rights reserved. Copyright Richard G. Byerly


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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sandoval County votes to kill the Stoddard/Heil oil & gas ordinance


Sandoval County votes to kill the Stoddard/Heil oil & gas ordinance but Commissioner Chapman needs to go.



unique take photography from fine art photographer rick byerly

Rick Byerly trained at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is a former artist member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.  Over four hundred of his prints exist in personal and business collections across the United States, including Eric Schmidt.  PNC Financial Services acquired thirty-two of Rick's archival photography prints for their collection.

Texture and abstract nature photography from Rick Byerly includes Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Badlands, White Sands, Carslbad, Kilauea Volcano, and many more national parks.

Artist Statement: Rick Byerly uses photography as a medium to explore the language of texture amidst the unusual in nature.


All rights reserved. Copyright Richard G. Byerly


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Thursday, December 14, 2017

FCC meeting streaming here





"Internet freedom", "light touch", these corporate hacks are boldface liars looking to further empower the rich.


unique take photography from fine art photographer rick byerly

Rick Byerly trained at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is a former artist member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.  Over four hundred of his prints exist in personal and business collections across the United States, including Eric Schmidt.  PNC Financial Services acquired thirty-two of Rick's archival photography prints for their collection.

Texture and abstract nature photography from Rick Byerly includes Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Badlands, White Sands, Carslbad, Kilauea Volcano, and many more national parks.

Artist Statement: Rick Byerly uses photography as a medium to explore the language of texture amidst the unusual in nature.


All rights reserved. Copyright Richard G. Byerly


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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dealing With Online Content Thieves



I'm trying not to recall how many hours I have spent tracking down information to have my photography images taken down at various websites.  I think maybe 20 emails and many hours. Anyways I found two websites which were the least annoying to use to look up domains and then find server hosts  to report dmca violations.  I used Mr Whoer for a whois lookup and when I needed to ping an ip I used Site24x7

It takes a certain kind of special to offer someone else's photography for download.  The majority of thieves offering my images seem to gravitate towards Cloudflare for their hosting needs.

If you ever need to report a website for something don't bother with the domain registrar, you have to find the server host. 

Rick Byerly



unique take photography from fine art photographer rick byerly

Rick Byerly trained at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is a former artist member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.  Over four hundred of his prints exist in personal and business collections across the United States, including Eric Schmidt.  PNC Financial Services acquired thirty-two of Rick's archival photography prints for their collection.

Texture and abstract nature photography from Rick Byerly includes Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Badlands, White Sands, Carslbad, Kilauea Volcano, and many more national parks.

Artist Statement: Rick Byerly uses photography as a medium to explore the language of texture amidst the unusual in nature.


All rights reserved. Copyright Richard G. Byerly


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time to break the internet and hold back the corporate barbarians at the gate

Time to break the internet and hold back the corporate barbarians at the gate.


There is still time to submit a comment to the fcc!



Here is the direct fcc link to comment which is referred to as a filing. Make sure to hit enter after you type your name and click yes for email confirmation.



Link to contact congress online or use this phone trick and for the white house you can contact online here and call





Facebook Creates Hamsters to Keep the Machines Running




Hold the phones.  Former facebook barker stricken with guilt declares social network scheme an exercise in manipulation. What a shock.  Not that it will matter much given how things have unfolded. 

From humans like Edward Bernays who coined the term public relations in lieu of propaganda to professions, schools and  institutions who create muppets, sheep and puppets there should be no surprise as to the trojan horse nature of social hamster networking.  It should not even need to be broken down for people to understand. But it must happen nevertheless.


Edward Bernays, whose uncle was Sigmund Freud:


The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, and our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of…. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.  Source


I am not really sure how much this resonates or matters given the lack of true dialogue today thanks in part to social networking sites.  How many people have read the works of social critic Ivan Illich? Better yet how many people have spoken about his works to other people? Not enough.  The media could take a time out and read them all in the corner for starters.  


So facebook has created human hamsters to share the workload. How democratic of them. Do people realize this is not fiction?  What are people learning about nowadays in school?  To be good little consumers and producers for the most part it seems.


How can an institution of learning not be critical of itself and what it purports to teach?  Ivan Illich's works like Deschooling Society need to be in the conversation if there is still one left to be had.  Fakebook needs your help. I mean society, that is.



Ivan Illich links to his original writings:


Deschooling Society

Tools For Conviviality  
Energy and Equity
Disabling Professions

Many more free pdfs can be accessed here.


And thank you to Alfred Tuna Snider who introduced me to Ivan Illich's writing at the University of Vermont more than twenty years ago. His self-proclaimed agenda was to "fight back the darkness by trying to bring the light of human reason."

We are long overdue.  

P.S. Can you also please help break the internet in support of net neutrality as well?

Rick Byerly


All rights reserved because hey, I have to uphold my end of the absurdity as well.





Monday, December 11, 2017

Yellowstone Mud Spirits

Words fall short when trying to explain Yellowstone.




uniquetake photography from fine art photographer rick byerly

Rick Byerly trained at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is a former artist member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.  Over four hundred of his prints exist in personal and business collections across the United States, including Eric Schmidt.  PNC Financial Services acquired thirty-two of Rick's archival photography prints for their collection.

Texture and abstract nature photography from Rick Byerly includes Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Badlands, White Sands, Carslbad, Kilauea Volcano, and many more national parks.

Artist Statement: Rick Byerly uses photography as a medium to explore the language of texture amidst the unusual in nature.


All rights reserved. Copyright Richard G. Byerly


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