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.

Nearly half done

clouds

Nearing the midway point of my first Geekwise Academy class and I am not sure how to rate myself. I am having fun and learning new skills, gaining knowledge about how to code a website that I did not have prior to this Websites for Beginners class. I get excited about this new info during class, but outside of it, I lack focus and ambition to use these new skills or info. I am lost and no one understands that. I try to explain to those who will listen, but I can not expect miracles. I am only asking for further guidance and for someone to take the time to help me along this journey. Is that too much to ask for?

I have sought out my own family, but, as I have stated before, they refuse to help. Monetary is not true guidance or help, it is but one part of the overall puzzle. I need assistance finding those remaining pieces. The knowledge of those pieces is what I lack.

It is all I can do to maintain a sense of self in this rush-rush world that I occupy and my laughter hides my truest fears, of being alone and completely misunderstood. I am awkward and my actions are weird, but I am harmless and sensitive if given the opportunity to show it. I can be a friend, though I have trouble with friendships. My communication skills are pitiful, to be blunt and honest. I enjoy and much prefer to talk your head off in person and I apologize ahead-of-time if I am annoying to you or others. It is not my intention ever to be rude or annoying, I am just weird like that. We are all weird in some way.

So, I thank you for reading this post and wish you a pleasant day.

Class begins

Tuesday is day 1 of six weeks at Geekwise Academy. Taking Websites for Beginners. I am excited, though nervous, and I am sure this class and future ones will be enjoyable and informational and very beneficial for future use. I will take my laptop with me and all will be good. Though, due to the Raiders at Niners game on Thursday, Nov. 1st, I will be unable to attend the last session of this class. 

This is my current status. I will be staying at various hotels over the last four weeks of class and also using my time to visit and attend workshops at CMAC. I have several ideas in my head for potential projects. I look forward to creating whatever this universe directs me to create. Not for me to say if right or wrong, just exists for all to utilize. 

CMAC looks like a great place and opportunity to showcase my knowledge, skills, everything. Gonna be fun to learn and explore while there. 

In closing for this post, I must say the opportunity for trouble is always possible, but all I can do is pull through and be myself, for no more may be asked of anyone any how. 

Take Back California plan

The TBC event in Sacramento was a great success and the paddlewheel room was nearly filled to capacity. I was the only person to come from the Fresno/Merced counties and that made it interesting. Love riding the train from Merced and the return home was longer than the trip North. Not sure why, though I suspect there was additional freight traffic on the rails at the later hour. These pictures are just a few of many that I took.

 

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Take Back California

I will be attending the Take Back California event in Sacramento this Sunday the 26th, therefore there will be no pre-show that morning. I will return on Thursday, August 30th, with what I expect to be my final episode, at least for now.

I will be riding Amtrak to get there and I am looking forward to the excitement. Our state, my state, is in trouble and it is up to us to protect and defend it. The Democrats are threatening to enact even more damaging and paralyzing regulations and we must stand alongside the few Republicans who are fighting to prevent their actions. Our livelihoods depend on all of us speaking up, encouraging our friends and family to speak up, and vote red in November!

Please bookmark this page for future updates.

Future of the pre-show

Facebook Live

I am still considering what to do with my twice-weekly pre-show. Strongly leaning towards ending it this month. Your input is needed to keep it alive and kicking. Please let me know if you are listening, watching, enjoying my take on world events. I work best if I have a sidekick, an assistant that I can bounce my wild ideas and wacky suggestions off of. If interested, contact me. I am easy to reach.

One thing you should know, and I have no problem being honest, I can be difficult to work with. I can often be quite frustrating to deal with. I am pleasant and friendly, but I tend to be bossy and naive sometimes and I hope you are okay with that. Anything else you would like to know?

Please continue watching my Facebook Live posts and be sure to bookmark that page!