So I have had a pretty interesting life, random crazy stuff happening that makes for great stories. Everyone has a story about some crazy adventure they were on, but who do you rate that adventure against? For me, it’s one of my friends. Before his passing he was the one person I knew who could […]Read more "Everyone has adventures, but who do you rate yours against?"
This is not a home business type project, this is more just me having a bit of fun building physical versions of my design ideas. Sure, I can sell them through my Etsy store, but it was more a chance to try out something I have wanted to do for ages. Plus it gives me […]Read more "Pin Badges at home."
So the journey has hit a few bumps in the last year.I was diagnosed with a herniated disc in my back, which in addition to several disc bulges meant I was in a LOT of pain. Combined with covid, meant I wasn’t working, but fortunately my mortgage payments were put on hold for most of […]Read more "So where the hell have I been? And what’s been happening?"
So my year has started out much like last year ended. With a lot of restrictions on travel, shopping and going out. With that in mind, I decided to do a quick revisit to some of my websites. Everything is set to automatically update so I wasn’t worried about that. It was more how to […]Read more "2021: Resolution – get rid of the spam."
Well it started out with the whole country being on fire. Then we had floods and the Covid19 virus hit, then the toilet paper shortage. So how has the massive shutdown of the country and industry affected me? Well I didn’t work for more than six months in my regular job. But it did mean […]Read more "2020: What a hell of a year!"
So, a while back I recorded a video as part of an application to be a technology tester. Get free stuff and try it out and talk about it? Sure! Sounded good to me, hence this little video was made. Terrible camera quality (filmed on my phone) and no good lighting, and me fumbling through what I wanted to say.
Fast forward to earlier this year
And I happen to get a notification someone I knew had written a comment on the video. Honestly I hadn’t even remembered it was still up and live, I had planned on taking it down as soon as the tech reviewer gig didn’t come through. What was interesting was that it had 7500 views. Like really? Something I had made no effort to promote or share was clicking over views higher than I had ever imagined possible!
Checking back in today to use it as a sample of a tight-arse tuesday post, and it sits at just over 7900 views. Makes me think there might be a potential opportunity to do reviews for stuff that I buy from the perspective of a graphic designer.
It also gives me the idea that the ideas I have on the back burner for crazy projects might be way more popular than I had previously thought. They are all self indulgent projects of stuff I just want to try out or do, or things that amuse me, so don’t expect refined works of art and prose. 😉Read more "Tight-arse Tuesday – Monitor Review"
So there is a little music project that has been sitting in the depths of the project list for years. Decades even. It was never intended to be anything other than getting lyrics put to music and having a bit of fun. But the lyrical content and musical genre of the musicians I have been […]Read more "Looking at burning crosses"
Or perhaps it is just trash with an element of nostalgia attached to it…Read more "Old music is good music!"
Well, the year has started out with me clearing all my debts. Yep, all of them. Which is a great feeling, and I have switched my phone plan down so I am paying half what I was paying before each month. Leaves me a little extra to save up for things like a new fridge […]Read more "Hello 2019! Hopefully the year of MONEY!"