Shutting Up Instead of Talking

According to Hersh, “songwriting is about shutting up instead of talking.”

Hersh is Kristin Hersh, a songwriter.

This quote reminds me of the old one about writing being easy, just slit your wrists and bleed over the paper, something like that. Possibly less dramatic and drastic sounding, but with the same meaning.

In the end most communication is about shutting off one thing so the flow of ideas can come from another source.… Read the rest

How to Have a Happy Birthday When You’re Alone

justaflowerYour birthday comes around once a year—every year—whether you like it or not. Don’t be in denial; be proud! Celebrate yourself. Age really is just a number; it’s all about how you feel! Choose to feel good, and if you’re celebrating alone, make it special. It’s your day, so do what you want!

Celebrating Your Birthday Alone?Read the rest

Why Force Drug Compliance on Everyone?

Vaxxinated or not, you can still get covid and spread it.

Why do the vaxxinated believe in forcing this drug on everyone? Only because the media and government say so. If you have had the vaxxine and you believe you are safe, less at risk, etc., why does everyone else need it, especially if they do not want it?… Read the rest

Tired of Covid Vax Fanatics

The government, the media, and people who have had the “covid vaccine” continue to harass/ coerce/ force people to get the vax.

Vax is a good name for it, saves me typing out “vaccine” or “the vaccine”. I don’t believe it is a vaccine. The description of a vaccine had to be changed so this covid vax could qualify.… Read the rest

So Far I am Not Dying of Covid

People who test positive for Covid are sent home. No one calls an ambulance to take them to the emergency department or the isolation room in the hospital. No, they are left to their own devices, sent home in whatever mode of travel they used to get to the Covid test. No one even makes sure they got home ok, or are self isolating.… Read the rest

ODP .sig Code

E+F+D+++++XDN+++G++Q+++++L?A+++HW-O++BC-T++IS-Krg

Saved for posterity. Most of the links don’t go very far.

ODP .sig Code

This little code originated in a forum thread back in late 2002. We have both an encoder (provided by jtaylorj) and a decoder (provided by ciaran)!

The following explanatory blurb is ripped off from the geek code. Make the appropriate modifications in your head, please.… Read the rest

Content Shock

Let’s fast forward one more time to 2014 and look at the two factors that impact the economics of content marketing — the amount of content available and the amount of content consumed (supply and demand).

Of course the volume of free content is exploding at a ridiculous rate. Depending on what study you read, the amount of available web-based content (the supply) is doubling every 9 to 24 months.

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Find Your Passion By Answering These 50 Questions

50 questions to help you find your passion:

1. What is working well for you in your current life — what do you find fulfilling, meaningful, enjoyable, and important?

I still have my independence, a place to work which I have been re-creating to get rid of clutter. I find those to be enjoyable and important.… Read the rest

How to be a Good Listener

Communication needs to be more than one direction, one person can speak but without being heard there is no real communication. (Unless you settle for talking to yourself). For communication you need a voice, you need to be heard and you need feedback to prove you were heard, as your message was intended. In the middle of communication is listening.… Read the rest