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4/30/2015

Probably Not



People I care about have made it perfectly clear what their opinion is regarding ads, on my blog, unrelated to normal content.

What I may do, instead, is make a better effort to display and sell my photos and paintings.

And I'll make more and better photos and paintings.  Try, anyway.

Meanwhile, losing my phone has forced me to re-acquaint myself with my Insignia tablet, and opened up the possibilities that tablet represents: access to email, writing for the blog, working on stories in progress, and other activities better done on a larger system than my phone.  I can even Skype, so total isolation is no longer the case.

Funny, how the worst happenings will sometimes breed beneficial change.

Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.
4/29/2015

On Monetization



I have never tried to monetize my blog.  Purposely.  In all honesty, there is a page on my blog where one can purchase prints of photographs I have taken, and it may soon be possible to purchase original Art, also by me, on another separate page, but these pages aren't "monetization", per se.  These pages aren't generating income on a "per click" or "per view" basis.

I was never one who saw my blog as a potential source of income.

But times, and thinking, change.

And maybe I need to change - or SHOULD change.

What do YOU think?  Should I, or no?


Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.
4/28/2015

Withdrawals



At least I think that's what they call this.  I mean, when you don't have it and having it has become so much a part of you, and not having it makes you a bit nervous and on edge.  That IS withdrawals, right?

It's a good thing I don't do drugs.

If losing my phone get's me this bad, I can imagine what drugs would do.

That said, I did manage to lose my phone yesterday - I'm hoping someone will find it and turn it in.  After all, no one else can use my phone (my phone requires a password to be entered in order for it to be used) so there is no point in keeping it.  Unless, of course, some perverse idiot would enjoy seeing me slowly go nuts.

Do you want to know some of what I'm dealing with? Leave your phone at home tomorrow.  Have yourself a "No Phone Hump Day" or a "Hump No Phone Day'.  You, however, will have that safety net of knowing where your phone is and that you'll get it back.  Soon.

You won't go crazy.  At least, not permanently.

Not like me.


Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.
4/27/2015

Monday Meanders



Cubs are returning, today, from a 4 and 2 road trip.  They are 6 and 4 in their last 10 games, 10 and 7 overall.  It's been a long, long time since the news (and the Cubs team) has been this good.

Yes, I've been off for a while.  I'm back.  To stay.

The news from Nepal is tragic - the worst earthquake in that country in 80 years.  Say a prayer for those that have survived - and for those who have not.

The Blackhawks closed out the Predators and are ready to go on to the next round.  Go Hawks.

The Bulls missed a chance at closing out the Bucs, but they will win the next game and go on to the next round.  You heard it here, first.

I can't help but wonder who the yutz is that schedules night games, for the Cubs, in April, in Chicago.

Connor Fergus's story will return on Sunday.  Haiku Friday will return this Friday, as well.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday will be random stuff, as has been the case in the past.  If I have any audience left, thank you for being patient with me, and being loyal.

Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.
4/02/2015

On Bingeing



Yes.  Bingeing.  As in watching Doctor Who  for hours on end  bingeing.  Because my son won't allow me to watch the CURRENT Doctor Who until I catch up on all the OLD second series Doctor Who episodes.

It seems there are references forward and backward throughout the the whole of the series that will be lost on me if I watch only the current Doctor.  So I must binge.

Yesterday, in a revelation that will only have meaning for those who watch "Who",  it turns out that River Song is Amy Pond's daughter.

And she's a Time Lord.

Wow.

Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.
4/01/2015

Wordless Wednesday










Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.
3/31/2015

Old Dog, New Tricks



The much quoted saying is that "you can't teach an old dog new tricks".  That said, I learned a whole bunch of new tricks, yesterday.

I am really enjoying my new job.  Two weeks in and it's just fun.  But I'm being exposed to and expected to conquer some of the complexities of this job.  I'm doing more than just "moving cars".  I'm learning how to record positions as those cars are moved from place to place.  I'm learning what areas contain cars for different purposes, and how to record them.

I've discovered I'm still quick.  And that feels good.  Old dog.  New tricks.

Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.