Holidays in the tropics

Not where I want to be.

But, it could be where you visit!

The weather is better when you play in the sand and frolic under the sun. Our time to shine is now! Play along, join the action. Learn more by sending a postcard or letter to my snail mail address.

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WJR

P.O.Box 698

Dos Palos, CA 93620

Beach scene

Playing in the surf

Enjoying the beach scene

This nocturnal season

It is yet another holiday season and I continue to loath this time of the year. I am lonely. I am certain my place is foretold by the stars. I am meant to be alone. Prove me wrong.

The future is nothing but the present on a repeat cycle.

I tend towards the philosophical and my thoughts are unstructured. A discussion would be beneficial to this end. I love talking, though I could be better at listening.

More to write…

Thanksgiving 2018

Another festive holiday season is upon us and I really do not care. As a non-religious, lonely, single, white male, this time of the year is always depressing. I would like a girlfriend, but I fear the commitment, no lie. I am not right in the mind or the gut and I want everyone to know that. I am also seriously depressed and broken, but not without some redeeming value. Just get to know me.

Depression is not contagious and talking can be helpful and beneficial. Please do not be offended by any comments that could be made. Opinions are welcomed, encouraged, and potentially useful. Be kind and be honest.

I can say much, but I prefer to talk rather than write. My writing is stilted and I am never sure what to type, but speaking, I am less certain of my abilities. Words often fail me. Life often fails me. Like I said, I am depressed and I do not have a solution.

Election 2018: The Mid-Term

Trump claims victory, even though he has lost the House. I guess maintaining control of the Senate and gaining a few governorships is a partial win. 

What is our purpose for conducting elections? We have a republic, with representatives chosen by the people, for the people, and elections are seemingly the best way to do that. We “elect” these people. We vote. But, what does it truly mean to vote, to choose from amongst ourselves someone who speaks for many?

For what it is worth, I consider voting to be fun and nothing more. It is meaningless in the grand scheme and could be improved, but no one is willing to listen, so nothing will change. That is all.

Class 1 concluded

The completetion of my first Geekwise Academy class. I am stressed about what happens next. Not sure that I was successful. 

I am not a perfect or professional writer, I just let the words flow as they come. Not worried about consequences or other hang-ups that could, or maybe should, interfere with this writing process. I am one man with a laptop, a phone, and a dream. Not really sure where it is going though. 

We each make our own realities and the truth is for us to figure out. Go forth and be honest in all that you attempt.

War of the Worlds plus 80

Radio play scares nation - War of the Worlds

Today, October 30, 2018, we mark 80 years since Orson Welles’ airing of H.G. Wells‘s classic War of the Worlds. The story goes that the radio play created massive panic among the few thousand radio listeners that night, though no one alive today can say for sure what really happened during and/or after that interesting event.

What we do know is that Mr. Welles, the actor, director, writer, and producer, performed the story and crafted quite the legacy in storytelling. It is worth taking the time to listen to it again.

DevFest Fresno

Arrived about 20 minutes late to event. Heard only the last few minutes of keynote. Seemed to be informative. 

Now attending “All About Apps Script” session hosted by Grant Timmerman. Works with G Suite. What is Apps Script? Serverless javascript runtime for G Suite automation, ext., and integration. One line of code. No authorization code. Also free. Disadvantages: not Node, different flavor of JS, user-driven API calls. Can build add-ons, web apps, automations. 

Script.google.com
Gave live demo of scripts with various G Suite products.

A plan

My way of thinking is different. I am unique in what I personally believe and sometimes my obsession and passion turns people away. My intention is to be me, and not to be offensive, but occasionally I come accross as ignorant or narcissistic or something else and I apologize early for… absolutely NOTHING! I will not apologize for being who I honestly am, nor would I expect you to apologize for your uniqueness. Be true, be honest, be who you think you should rightfully be. Only apologize if you are absolutely incorrect factually or otherwise. But, be careful, reserved, and suspicious of others all the while. 

I am a passionate guy and I have my opinions and beliefs and that is okay. We can all be respectful of each other.

Class Continues

Classwork

I am typing this whilst awaiting the start of class day 8 of 12 and I know that I have learned a lot that I did not know before, but I also realize just how immersive this world of web development really is, or at least, I think I do. Maybe not yet. Perhaps not fully aware. But, I have half-a-mind to think logically for myself and to consider to potentials.

As a class, we have crafted a series of pages and, using CSS and HTML5, have learned how to make said pages look good. Where to place certain content, proper use of white space, and various other factors that I could, perhaps should, go into here, but I will not at this time. Suffice it to say, I am feeling over-whelmed at times. Is that a good thing?

Once I complete this first class in about two weeks, I may post what we created, my version of it. Be sure to bookmark this site, stay informed.