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New contest, beginning today!

Send me snail mail, I will choose a random winner to receive a gratuitous reward. My PO Box is rather lonely. Please fill it up! Postmark deadline is Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Will J. Robertson

PO Box 698,

Dos Palos, CA 93620

Send letters or postcards, and include your email, website, phone number, some way to contact you. You will not be added to any list and all info will be carefully protected. On November the 1st, I will draw out a winner live on Facebook. The winner will be contacted and a prize (a gift card valued at $50) will be rewarded.

Share this link, pass it on!
Contest open to citizens of the USA only and must speak English so that we may communicate easily. One entry per person/address, please.
Any questions, please ask. Thank you for participating.

Opinions and more

We have opinions. We like to express ourselves. Maybe to show off knowledge or perhaps a distinct lack thereof.

I sound off rather frequently on a variety of subjects, usually related to a hot topic of the occasion, and my opinions are just my form of free and open expression. You can agree, disagree, ignore, comment, whatever. It don’t matter to me.

Opinions are free. They are freedom. They are encouraged and appreciated. If anyone suggests otherwise, they are wrong. That is my honest opinion.

But, as I have learned recently, opinions can also be powerful and supposedly offensive. That is why I am strongly leaning towards limiting my tweets and even my posting on other social sites, like Facebook and Instagram and elsewhere. I have said this before, I have tried before, the urge to post frequently always has called me back. Maybe this time can be different. I have no idea.

So, stay tuned, I will post more or less right here. This is my one permanent home on this old Internet!

Remember September 11

For those who do not know, I am non-believer. A non-believer in religion, government, reality, and much more. I do have one central belief: always ask questions. Be willing and able to question why things happen the way they do. Distrust your eyes, ears, nose, your very senses, as they could and are likely being fooled by the powers in control. Your mind is being lied to and it is not your fault!

Our lives are being watched, we have no freedom, liberty is a myth. Until we agree to rise up and overthrow the elite, the trash heap at the top, we can not and do not deserve freedom and all the benefits that come with it.

Hear me, question me. I am not to be trusted. I am one lone voice. Agree, disagree, I do not care. But, your future is in danger. Trust nothing.

Christmas 2018

Another Eve of Christmas moving through the night. Just like all the others, no tree, no presents, no stockings, and no love. My life is different. Though, I am not unique in this fact, it does not make living it any easier. I watch the movies, read the stories, and often find myself wishing I could have lived a more ordinary life. But, then, what is fun about being ordinary?

To say I have been floating without direction would be inaccurate. I have just been aimless without cause, but not for lack of trying. My dependence on others is shameful and part of my listless diability. I try to focus, but often realize my mind drifts elsewhere. Headaches come and go. Like, right now, I have a bit of a head-cold, or whatever it is, and my coughing and runny nose make it difficult to remain focused on what I want to do, write a cohesive blog entry here.

I know this one is going on a bit longer than usual. That is because I am using the Bluetooth keyboard connected to my tablet to type this prose out. I promise you, nothing this long could possibly be crafted on the touch-screen keyboard. It would be too tiresome and complicated.

The day will pass. Onwards to 2019! What can be accomplished? Should I stir up trouble by making predictions? I have never been very successful at making predictions. I may try to do so with my next post. Stay tuned for more.

Sunday funday

It was a number of years ago that I first learned of the crazy funny brother duo at JibJab with their hilarious end-of-year animations set to music. They even invited the public to upload our faces to their unique website and, using their hosted software, the ability to create fantastic cards and music videos and many hundreds were included in the year-end video that was publicised on the evening news! Now, they have this fun app, where, for a few bucks, you can share and download a clip, card, music video, or more that includes your and friends’ faces. Very cool, fun, and entirely addictive.

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.

I can be reached on Twitter, Facebook, and offline.

WJR

P.O.Box 698

Dos Palos, CA 93620

Beach scene

Playing in the surf

Enjoying the beach scene

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.

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.