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CERT had issued Vulnerability Note VU#867968 advising about the SMB vulnerability in Microsoft Windows

WannaCry Ransomware seems to have appeared out of the blue. Because of it thousands of people have searched the internet to find out how to disable SMB on their Microsoft Windows based Servers and Workstations and Personal Computers. Thousands had dropped by Uniquely Toronto to read out posts which provided details on ways to disable SMB v1.0.

Now Adylkuzz is running another major attack which is underway and uses the SMB vulnerability in Windows.

There was a prior Cert advisory titled: “Vulnerability Note VU#867968” (Microsoft Windows SMB Tree Connect Response denial of service vulnerability) was issued on Feb 02 2017.

In March Microsoft issued their Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-012 which addressed the SMB issue.

There was also an even earlier US-CERT Advisory posted on Jan 16 2017 titled: “SMB Security Best Practices”, which suggested “blocking outbound SMB connections (TCP ports 139 and 445 along with UDP ports 137 and 138) from the local network to the WAN. “. Port blocking can be done using your Firewall Software (or Hardware)

“US-CERT cautions users and administrators that disabling or blocking SMB may create problems by obstructing access to shared files, data, or devices. The benefits of mitigation should be weighed against potential disruptions to users. For more information on SMB, please review Microsoft Security Advisories 2696547 (link is external) and 204279 (link is external).”

Microsoft Windows MS17-010 Security Update: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx.

Click on this link to view other CyberSecurity related posts found on Uniquely Toronto.

Posted by Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Everything in the post above is subject to change without notice. There could be unintentional errors. Please confirm all info via the linked to websites and web pages. Please install the Microsoft Windows MS17-010 Security Update (see link above). Best Practice is to also always create daily backups

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Rock Legend Elton John to perform in Kingston and St Catharines Ontario in Nov 2017

This is great news for those living in Kingston and St Catharines Ontario. Elton John will perform in those two towns on Nov 14 and 15th respectively. as part of Elton’s  six-city Wonderful Crazy Night Tour 2017

Elton John and his Band will be playing hits and classic album tracks, as well as selected tracks from his most recent album, Wonderful Crazy Night.

Video is courtesy of the EltonJohnVEVO YouTube channel

Elton had played in Kingston previously but this will be his first time performing in St Catharines.

A Rocket Club membership will be necessary to purchase Rocket Tickets. If you are not already a Rocket Club member, please register for a free account by clicking here.

Rocket Tickets and Behind The Piano Backstage Tour Packages for Elton’s concerts in Kingston and St. Catharines, Ontario went on sale on Wednesday, May 10  on EltonJohn.com.

Clixk on this link to visit the St Catharines Standard News site to read their post titled:”Elton John tickets for Meridian Centre scooped up

Click on this link to visit The Whig News Site to read their post titled: “Elton John to return to Kingston”.

Click on this link to visit the official Elton John facebook page.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

 

Disclaimer: The above post is subject to change without notice. PLease visit the official Elton John websites for the most up to date concert info.

New Interview with Alannah Myles

Photo of Alannah Myles at Woodbine Park. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Copyright Vincent Banial

AnyLouder.com has posted a new interview with Alannah Myles. Guess what, she has been working on a new album while running her own record label.

Alannah Myles holds a special spot with me. She is a gifted Singer and Songwriter. Love the music that she created. When I first started shooting concerts again and posting to the internet,  I had shot her concert at Woodbine Park (2011 I believe). The photo at the top of this post was taken at that concert.

After her set, the crowd went nuts when they saw her walking towards her car, which was parked by the north side of the stage.The next act was playing on stage and they looked flustered at all the noise the crowd was making. The audience was no longer watching the stage. They were looking and pointing to the car park area beside the stage.

Anyhow, after the concert I had sent some pics to her at the official Alannah Myles facebook page. She started to follow my facebook page (Alannah’s car license plate gave her away – I won’t say any more). I was using CLiK CLiK Vic because I had a Zenfolio website with that name. She mentioned my website and facebook page a number of times on her facebook page.  That was an extraordinarily kind gesture on her part. In the meantime, I had become addicted to following her facebook page. Alannah Myles is simply awesome. Really looking forward to her new Blues album.

Ok, enough of my banter. Please click on this link to visit the AnyLouder website to read their new interview with Alannah Myles.

Click on this line to visit the official website run by Alannah Myles.

Click on this line to visit the official facebook page of Alannah Myles.

Click on this link to visit the Wikipedia page which Alannah Myles had mentioned in her interview.

Demo of FuzzBunch breaking into a virtual Windows 2008 Server. FuzzBunch is NSA created Malware which had been leaked by Shadow Brokers

Posted by Vincent Banial

It has been a while since I posted about Cyber Security. Last year’s round of posts were very well received. We even had a major Cyber Security firm linking to our posts.

What a “coincidence“, back in March of this year Microsoft patched a whole bunch of security holes in assorted Windows Operating Systems. On Friday, April the 14th 2017, a Hacker group called the Shadow Brokers released a ton of NSA developed weaponized software Exploits and Malware which allowed the NSA to break into computers around the globe. Not just break in, but potentially to also take control of computers running Windows Operating Systems prior to Windows 10. The Friday, April 14th Easter Egg contained over 200 megabytes of code which was dropped on GitHub.

Yes, Microsoft released a Security Update (patches) In March 2017 for their Windows Operating Systems which plugged the Security Holes used by the code which Shadow Brokers made available to the whole wide world on April 14th 2017. The key question is, will users and Network Admins apply those patches? If the March 2017 release of Microsoft patches are not installed, the computers remain vulnerable, as the Exploit and Malware code is available to everyone from Newbie Wannabe to Elite Hacker. Just wait till modified versions start being used.

One of the most powerful NSA coded Malware released is called FuzzBunch. The video below is a demo (in a controlled test environment) of FuzzBunch breaking into a virtual install of Windows 2008 Server.

Spiceworks did a survey of Network Server Operating systems being used. Windows 2008 Server was installed on over 40% of the Windows Server installations. People are even still using Windows 2003 Server. Hey, if it works and ain’t broke, why upgrade.

Click on this link to visit the Spiceworks website to read their 2016 post.

FUZZBUNCH from The Intercept on Vimeo.

Click on this link to visit the ARS Technica website to read their informative article about the Shadow Brokers April 14th Easter Egg NSA created weaponized software Exploits and Malware dump.

Click on this link to view other Cyber Security posts on Uniquely Toronto.

 

Never Give Up. Failure can lead to Success. Insights by J.K. Rowling

Posted by Vincent Banial

J.K. Rowling speaks about hitting Rock Bottom,
yet not giving up.

She speaks about the benefits of failure.

Failure can lead to Success.

Never Give Up.

Video is courtesy of the AMICUS ROWLING YouTube channel

Buy American & Hire American by President Donald J. Trump

President Trump - Buy American Hire American
Photo courtesy of President Donald J. Trump

I think that President Trump does make a valid point. For example, IT jobs are being outsourced to the Phillippines and India in both the U.S. and Canada. When I called my Canadian Internet Service Provider for Tech Support, I got to speak with some really nice ladies in the Philippines. Then they needed Bell Canada Tech Support to help further, and I got to speak to a guy in India.

A huge chunk of the internet has an Amazon Web Services’ S3 cloud storage headache

Posted by Vincent Banial

Did a huge chunk of the Internet (mostly on the east coast of the U.S.A) disappear off the Internet today, because of President Trump’s speech later tonight?

If they were successful in shutting down Amazon’s Cloud Services which hosts a huge chunk of the Internet, that would have impacted President Trump’s speech. All focus would then have been on Amazon and their troubles with their Cloud and not on President Trump. I suspect that someone pulled the trigger “way too early” and Amazon was able to catch and mitigate. By the time President Trump started his speech, the Amazon / Internet / Cloud situation was no longer an issue.

Thanks to WordPress our uniquelytoronto.com website is still up, while a huge chunk of the internet has an Amazon Web Services’ S3 cloud storage headache due to experiencing “high error rates”.

Click on the following links to get an idea of what is going on:

http://gizmodo.com/amazon-just-broke-the-internet-1792827856

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/28/aws_is_awol_as_s3_goes_haywire/

http://bgr.com/2017/02/28/internet-outage-amazon-web-services/

https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/28/amazon-aws-outage/

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/28/14765042/amazon-s3-outage-causing-trouble

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/02/28/amazons-cloud-service-goes-down-sites-scramble/98530914/

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-28/amazon-cloud-reporting-increased-error-rates-secgov-possibly-impacted

You and Joe Walsh at Graceland

Take a selfie of you and Joe Walsh at Graceland.

Photo is courtesy of Runaway Tours

Click on this line to visit the official Runaway Tours website for details and to book your trip.

Photo is courtesy of Runaway Tours

Package Includes:
3 Days / 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations at The Guest House at Graceland
Welcome Party With DJ, Food and Drinks
Attend a private acoustic storytellers performance by JOE WALSH, complete with
Q&A session at The Guest House Theater
Photo Op With JOE WALSH (Grouped By Package, Singles & Doubles)
After Party With DJ, Food and Drinks
Tour of Graceland
Autographed Photo of JOE WALSH
Exclusive Trip Laminate
Runaway Tours Custom Lanyard
Free Internet Access at hotel
Fully Escorted By Our Staff
All Taxes / Resort Fees Included
Limited Amount Of Packages Will Be Available Without Hotel Stay

PLEASE NOTE:
This Trip Is Open To All Ages, Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
Local age restrictions apply. At events where alcohol is served, guests under 21
may not be admitted & no credit will be given.
All events, dates, show venue, party venue, etc. are subject to change at any
time at our sole discretion.
Travel packages do NOT include airfare or transportation to and from the
airport.
Bedding preferences are not guaranteed.

Cancellation Policy:
This VIP package is NON REFUNDABLE / NON TRANSFERABLE, SORRY NO EXCEPTIONS!

(Schedule / Events / Locations are all subject to change)

Disclaimer: Uniquely Toronto is not associated with Runaway Tours. Everything in this post is subject to change without notice. Do your Due Diligence and visit the official www.runawaytours.com site to confirm all details and for updates.

Gene and Mary Halliwell used 350,000 Christmas Lights and over 800 Decorative pieces to create “Wonderland At Roseville”

Gene and Mary Halliwell, with the help of daughter Maryanne and her husband George Mulligan have transformed this family home into “Wonderland At Roseville“.

Their daughter Maryanne loves lights and there are over 350,000 lights used for this display.

Video is courtesy of the HooplaHa – Only Good News YouTube channel

Cisco Talos Security Webinar

Participated in the Cisco Talos Security Webinar on Wednesday.

Last year I had posted about Kaspersky Lab reporting about a Bank exploit, where Russian Banks were targeted. Basically the Hackers were able to get Bank Accounting Staff to connect to a site where a keylogger and other Trojan Remote Control software was secretly uploaded and installed into “system RAM“, but not onto the Hard Disk or Network Storage. That allowed their remote control software (called Lurk) to be overlooked by Security Software, because Security Software usually scans stored files and not RAM. Once installed, the hackers could monitor the employees. When the employee went for lunch, they took over the PC and started to transfer funds around the world.

Video is courtesy of the DewClarke YouTube Channel

Earlier this year, Russian Authorities had arrested over 50 alleged Hackers who were alleged to be part of the group which targeted and Hacked into the Banks. The investigation into this group’s activities had been ongoing for years (at least since 2013). The Cisco Talos Security Webinar discussed the arrests and the aftermath. Cisco’s research seems to indicate that the same group was involved in other Internet Exploits. One of which was the Angler Ransomware.

Since the Russian arrests, certain malware has disappeared, along with certain DarkNet sites and BotNets. The Russian Authorities made the Internet a tad safer, at least for a short while.

Click on this Link to visit The Hackers News website to read about the Russian sting operation and arrest of 50+ alleged hackers involved in the Banking Exploit.

Click on this Link to view other Uniquely Toronto posts related to Cyber-Security issues.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Is the Universe a Simulation? 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate.

Since Time does not exist (yes that is true), the Hypothesis of what we consider to be our life being a Simulation, is possible.

What strikes me is that events occur in life and can repeat, giving one a chance to handle the event differently.

Timelines are predefined. When your timeline ends, you leave the simulation. An American female was in the Eaton Centre (Toronto) food court. Suddenly she felt ill and went outside. As soon as she left, a guy with a gun entered the food court and went to the spot where she had been sitting and started shooting people. Had she not left, she would have been shot dead.

About a month later, after returning back to the US, this same woman went to see the latest Batman Movie. As the movie started, a guy with a gun entered the theatre and started shooting people. She was shot dead. This is fact.

Click on this line to view our prior post about Timelines with News Report proof.

This also fits into the hypothesis that Timelines are predefined – ie programed into the simulation where we think we exist.

Is the Universe a Simulation? 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate. Great debate to watch and listen to.

Video is courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History YouTube channel

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Upgrade to Windows 10 stalled at 99%

Photo courtesy of https://85ideas.com/freebies/best-hd-windows-wallpapers-for-your-desktop/

I tried to Upgrade a desktop to Windows 10 from Windows 7. It continued until it hit 99% complete and  stayed there. Rebooted and tried again and got the same result.

Checked on the internet and a Microsoft site suggested to uninstall all your Security software – Antivirus and Firewall as these may be preventing the completion.

Another non-Microsoft site suggested to disable Windows 7 updates (in control panel). I did that but it seems that the upgrade would never have gotten to 99%, if the Windows 7 Updates were the problem. I suspect that it was the Security Software was conflicting with the Windows 10 security software.

So I disabled Windows 7 updates. I uninstalled the firewall. I uninstalled the Antivirus. Restarted the Windows 10 upgrade. It worked.

There is also apparently a way to do the upgrade with a Windows 10 disk – via an ISO file download. I did not try that because if you mess up and end up doing a “clean install”, you may not get a “free” upgrade.

As for security, Windows 10 installs it’s own security software. I will check into how good it is and will probably install my own selected software.

Note, before you do the upgrade make sure that you have a backup or an image backup of your Windows 7 in case things go very wrong with the Windows 10 Upgrade. I used a free software program called System GoBack Free from Easeus. Click on this link to visit their web page.

Note that the free Upgrade to Windows 10 offer expires on July 29 2016. Click on this link to visit Microsoft’s website for more details about the Windows 10 Upgrade.

Hope this helps.

NOTE: I will shortly post about improving the Privacy of the Windows 10 install.

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always do your Due Diligence and refer to the official Microsoft sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice. What worked for me does not guarantee that it will work for you

KBT Growing Together

The video gets off to a slow start. You must watch it till the very end. If you have ever owned a Dog or had one share a part your life, you will appreciate what this video is saying.

Video is courtesy of the KTB Care YouTube channel

This video is in fact an ad, for Krungthai Bank. The video show how a young woman was inspired to become a veterinarian. The video also shows that yes, Banks can have a “Heart”.

Simple story line. Good acting. An ending which rips at your heart. This is not just an ad or commercial. This video is a work of art. Simple and amazing at the same time.

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Balmuda Toaster $414.60 US via Amazon.com. Yes they have stock.

The Balmuda Toaster is made in Japan.Years back the Japanese learned to be innovative. At one time Radios and Televisions were produced in the USA. The Japanese created better, more functional and easier to use products. Today, you will not find a USA made Television in any America home.

The Balumda Toaster is another example of Japanese innovation. There is a three month waiting list at Japanese retailers, who sell this item. Why? Because it is likely the best Toaster available.

The Balmuda Toaster uses both Steam and Low heat, which does not dry out the item being toasted. Then at the very end the heat is raised to crispen the outer surface.

In Japan they do not sell the pop-up variety of Toasters. Their Toasters lay flat and have a door and trays. That makes more sense since it makes it easier to clean.

By using Steam while toasting an item on low heat the item comes out smelling and tasting like it just came out of Bakers oven.

I was surprised (ok maybe not) that one could acquire one via Amazon.com. Amazon is the best thing that ever happened to retail. Great product variety. Great prices. A trusted retailer. The Balmuda Toaster is being sold by ORIDURU from JAPAN via amazon.com. Shipping is apparently free. ORIDURU from JAPAN has a 100% positive rating from past purchasers.

The price is not cheap. But then this apparently sells for 22,900 YEN which is a huge amount for a Toaster, even in Japan. Yet their production is sold out. In Japan, one would have to wait 3 month to get one.

So the price at Amazon.com is $414.60 US for the Black coloured model,  as of today (subject to change without notice by Amazon). Yes they have stock. My suggestion would be to grab one, your morning toasted Bagel or Croissant will taste like you just brought it home fresh from a Bake Shop.

Click on this Link to visit amazon.com to visit their page for the Balmuda Toaster.

Click on this Link to visit the officlal manufacturers website, in Japan,  of the Balmuda Toaster

Click on this Link to visit the Gurashii website to read their review of the Balmuda Toaster.

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Riding a Motorcycle on one of The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Video of a Motorcycles trip from Killar to Kishtwar Route, Pangi Valley along one of The Most Dangerous Roads in the World.

Just imagine if it rained, how slick that road would be. It’s a very long way down.

Video is courtesy of the Charanpreet singh YouTube channel

NXNE free concerts at Yonge Dundas Square

NXNE started off it’s 2016 edition with a concert last  night (June 13) at The Horseshoe Tavern on Queen St West, near Spadina, in Toronto.

Two days from now, on Thursday Jun 16, the free NXNE concerts at Yonge Dundas Square, will start at 4pm. Same for Friday and Saturday, except on Friday when the concerts will start at 5pm.

Thursday Jun 16:
4pm   Sydney Delong
5pm   The Lionyls
6pm   Fast Romantics

Friday Jun 17:
5pm   Frisky Kids
6pm   Long Range Hustle
7pm   Ferraro
8pm   Jane’s Party

Sat Jun 18:
4pm   Hungry Lake
5pm   No King For Countrymen
6pm   Taylor Knox
7pm   LGS
8pm   Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs
9pm   Zeus

Click on this link to visit the Sydney Delong website

Click on this link to visit the Sydney Delong Facebook page

Click on this link to visit The Lionyls website

Click on this link to visit The Lionyls Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the Fast Romantics website

Click on this link to visit the Fast Romantics Facebook page

Click on this line to visit the Frisky Kids website

Click on this link to visit the Frisky Kids Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the Long Range Hustle website

Click on this link to visit the Long Range Hustle Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the Ferraro website

Click on this link to visit the Ferraro Facebook page

Click on this line to visit the Jane’s Party website

Click on this line to visit the Jane’s Party Facebook page

Click on this line to visit the No King For Countrymen website

Click on this line to visit the No King For Countrymen Facebook page

Click on this line to visit the Taylor Knox website

Click on this line to visit the Taylor Knox Facebook page

Click on this line to visit the LGS website

Click on this line to visit the LGS Apple iTunes page

Click on this line to visit the Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs website

Click on this line to visit the Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs Facebook page

Click on this line to visit the Zeus website

Click on this line to visit the Zeus Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the Yonge Dundas Square website, if you are new to Toronto.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Photo Gallery of “The Sheepdogs” concert at the Festival of Friends 2011

Since I found out that I can setup Portfolios on this site, I gave it shot.

I have uploaded a large gallery of Vincent Banial’s photos of “The Sheepdogs” performing at the Festival of Friends back in 2011. That concert was immediately after The Sheepdogs broke out into the mainstream via being on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

The Festival of Friends had record crowds that night. I heard numbers of about 70,000 fans. On the bill were The Sheepdogs and also City and Colour. Because of the huge number of people at that concert I left during City and Colour‘s set. There were cars parked on the main road all the way up to the QEW (or is it called Hwy 403 by Ancaster). I’m so glad that I left early. It must have been mayhem when over 70,000 would have left all together that night.

The concert was great. The Festival of Friends is an amazing Festival. Wish that someone could copy it in Toronto. Well worth the drive to Ancaster every year. Free entry and cheap parking fee. Normally there is lots of parking. The night The Sheepdogs played in 2011 there was no parking. The lot was jammed. the roads were jammed. I did not see any parking tickets on the vehicles parked outside the FoF grounds, so even the Police were cool. Was a fun day and evening back i.n 2011.

You can view the photos from the Main Menu at the top of the Home page. The last Menu item is called Vincent Banial Photography Portfolio. Click on that to get you there.

Ok, to make it easier, just click on the large thumbnail photo below to take you to The Sheepdogs photo gallery. Once in the Gallery just click on the square Thumbnail photos to view the enlarged photos.

Photo of “The Sheepdogs” in concert at the Festival of Friends 2011

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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New Twist – I can have Portfolio’s on this site!

I setup a separate website called Vincent Banial Photography on WordPress. Basically it was to replace our closed Zenfolio site, which had housed all of Vincent Banial’s Photo Galleries.

I found that I could also apply the same method to this site. It is far from intuitive and was also disabled on this site theme. So I tried it.

On the Home page of this site are the black Menu Bars along the top. OUr photos are being trasfered into the “Concert Photos” menu item. Try it, some pics have already been moved.

Guess what –  it worked.

Check it out please…

Diemonds performing at eOne Party at Gibson Showroom 2015

Diemonds at 2015 ‪eOne‬ - Gibson Showroom - CMW party

eOne Music Canada (a division of Entertainment One), #1 independent music label in North America, put on a party at the Gibson Guitars Showroom in Toronto in 2015. At the party they had some great band playing, one of which was Diemonds. The stage was tiny, light were dim but they sounded great. It was an up close and personal concert with maybe 100 plus people in the room, with the bar at the other end.

Eric Alper, an Executive at eOne, invited us to the party. Thanks again Eric. I still have no idea how you heard about me and Uniquely Toronto.

I had a set of photos of Diemonds performing at the eOne party posted on ccvic.zenfolio.com which is closed. Even Google sent me an email asking what was happening with all the 404 results, because their spiders were not finding anything on the our old zenfolio site.

I have the Flickr site up. There are things that I would change if I could, but it is a really fast site and there are tons of things which Flickr provides which are super.

I’ve posted the Diemonds photos into an album on our Flickr site. Just click on the photo above to get there.

You could also click on this line to go to our new Vincent Banial Flickr Photo site.

Love this band. To give you a taste of Diemonds I’ve embedded a video of their song DIEMONDS – GET THE F&$K OUTTA HERE

Video courtesy of the Diemonds YouTube channel

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Working on a couple of new sites

When I closed our CLiK CLiK Vic site at ccvic.zenfolio.com our library of photos went offline.

That in-turn affected some posts on this site. For example, the text of a post would come from WordPress but the photo would come from the Zenfolio site. That sped up load times for visitors.

I have setup two sites. One on Flickr and one on WordPress. Each host has it’s benefits. In the past I for some reason did not like Flickr. Having setup a quick site, I’m now impressed. It is no Zenfolio, but is impressive in it’s own right. First impression is that it is very fast.

The WordPress test site has been a battle to setup a structure that I want.

The watermark on older photos is still the ccvic.zenfoilio.com one. Will have to put all the pics thru Photoshop and remove that watermark layer and add a new one.

Both of the new sites use my name. It is something that I dislike doing. For example I think that calling this site “Uniquely Toronto” is far better than naming it Vincent Banial (or a variation with my name).

The Flickr site is called Vincent Banial. I know, it’s not very creative.

Click on this line to visit the Vincent Banial Flickr site.

The WordPress site has more photos on it, but it is still under construction. Some things I like about it, other things not so much. The Flickr site is “faster” and looks better.

This also explains the quiet time on this site, with fewer new posts.

Marina Shainova lifting 98kg

Click on this line to visit the mail.com site to view a photo of Marina Shainova lifting 98kg.

Seriously unreal. She looks like she has a small feminine stature. I know that I could “NOT” do what she is pictured doing.

Could you lift 98kg????

If the photo link gets dropped, then click on this line to view the Mail.Com post of an AP News Feed, which has that photo.

“David Gilmour” performs “Breathe” and “Time” at The Royal Albert Hall in 2006

These songs spoke of the future, when Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album was released.

David Gilmour”  live performance of the songs “Breathe” and “Time” at The  Royal Albert Hall in 2006.

Video is courtesy of the HDPinkFloyd YouTube channel

Making of St.Vincent’s Ernie Ball Music Man Signature Guitar

photo of "Annie Clark" the singer with "St Vincent" by Vincent Banial

Photo above is of Annie Clark, the singer with St. Vincent performing at NXNE in Toronto

The Making of St.Vincent’s Ernie Ball Music Man Signature Guitar

Video courtesy of the Ernie Ball YouTube channel

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