Monday, February 27, 2017

February 2017 Transition



Over time, I have noticed that my creativity alongside my artistry comes in surges... I don't know how else to describe it. For about the last seven to eight days I have been shrouded in negativity. This attitude was created by me because I was not getting out nor following my "list." Why? Then it struck me, "Maybe this is just the way creativity works with me and there is no reason to be having a negative attitude. One thought that has been rolling around inside my head

Creativity is about quality.

And quality is not measured in quantity over a short period of time. There is no deadline. It is not a assembly line job: this would be saying that quality is mass produced Chinese junk(this isn't a poor evaluation)... Americans purchase their products so it must be well thought out and the best approach because Americans think before acting... over the shortest period of time, for the least amount of effort. At this very moment I am thinking of the Roman Roads built centuries ago compared and contrasted with our Interstate Highway System. Our IHS suited its purpose for the time. Yet is crumbling. Both the Roman construction and our IHS are masterpieces. Yet, am looking deeply at quality. Myself, considering the geopolitical atmosphere when our IHS was constructed and the time frame in which the IHS was necessarily constructed... the System is a masterpiece. It is important that we systematically replace the IHS, a fact! Yet what are our choices going to be?

A Good Example

I just got home from k-Mart. $21.00 worth of items. Purchased a pair of jeans made in Bangladesh (not manufactured inside Communist China). Riveted pockets and such, appeared to be a fine pair of cheap throw-away jeans. When sewing the belt-line hole to latch the pants at the waist, the pants were manufactured with the release hole too small. So when the main latch was riveted into the hole,... the pants wouldn't open. I couldn't even open the pants to wear them. Sheesh! And the style of the cut. Yuck~! The belt-line in back is so low that they feel like and appear to be riding on my ass instead of the waist. Speaking of construction workers showing their crack when bending over? For working men this is an excusable fact of the nature of their hard labor. Yet I am just a slow-moving disabled old man. The pants look and feel like they are sliding down and coming off. Will need to start shopping for throw-aways at the local thrift store. For me, each and every penny counts. The Thrift Store would probably get me two used pair for the price of one pair ("new" and worthless from K-mart).

Sear's, K-mart, and American-Made Products

Small/fine print of course!!
It is illegal to rate the quality of the food we eat purchased in America and the dry goods outlets that offer products in America.
This blog post is a PARODY.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Hacking Health - Motivation

Hacking Health - Motivation

Have been looking for motivation, and have found none. Will go out to capture images.

UPDATE: 19 February 2017 0124 hours, I have been working on stuff. Have really neglected photography, exercise, and gardening. Yet, the weather has been terrible. Have been using my basic HTML5 and CSS3 to write local pages. For instance, many, many, hours spent putting together a personal copy of The Federalist Papers and my personal copy of the Executive Branch of the 2016 election cycle. So many hours of reading and background that I cannot number the time. So even if there is nothing to add to this blog I am doing "stuff."

I have really been hard on myself. And need to lighten up.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Healthy Hacking - Motivation II

Healthy Hacking - Motivation II

Am highly motivated today. Had a lot happen during the past twenty-four hours. And I can feel the "new" muscles I discovered yesterday. I am starting my exercise list. 0934 hours.

I have been working on a lot of things that have taken time away from blogspot. My brother bought me a new Dell Inspiron 3650 desktop. With keyboard and mouse. Proprietary, yet new. Am so excited and thankful. Have obtained a domain at which I will have as of March 11th. Purchased WordPress, Sitelock (I think it is named), and some type of Office from GoDaddy. Will have my own e-mail and site. Have chores and other basics to maintain... and gardening. Am hoping to get out tonight to capture some images. In the meantime am going to present some ofmy favorite Caesar's Palace images... am very thankful to live in this community. "Viva Las Vegas" [Elvis].

Caesar's Palace

Elvis lived at Caesar's from time to time as well as billionaire Howard Hughes. It is awesome if thought about.

Please do remember that any image I have is for sale. Am a member of and Smugmug. Each of those sites have framed images available to order. If there is an image of something in Las Vegas you would like leave a comments below. Caesar's Palace at night would look very nice as a wall center-piece... say one meter by 1.5 meters, framed.

The same image as above, yet adjusted. The images belong to me and this enables me to "do" anything I would like with them.

Quite imposing, hey!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Healthy Hacking - Motivation I

Healthy Hacking - Motivation I

I just don't know how people do it. Blogging every day. Sheesh. Am trying, yet it sure does take some effort. I think that having the lists handy on these posts helps. Below is an image of the snack that I made earlier.
UPDATE:8 January 2017. What is occurring inside my environment, the 'input"... things that are happening each day affect my motivation. Had something very nice happen today, in addition to something bad but expected, and I am okay. Mentally. Have been dressed for winter for a few months. The weather is changing back to warm, so am running around stretching and moving. Feels nice and very "light-weight." Found some muscles that need work. Practically unused. Am going to wake them up.

Found an image

By KVDP (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Friday, February 3, 2017

Commitment To Excellence III

Commitment To Excellence III

Third Post

This is my third post in a row about (I guess) my commitment to excellence. Really am going to stick with it and keep posting ideas. This way my hope is that I do not lose track of what I am doing. Completed my exercised for the day. And completed everything on the list in my CTEII post. Can refer to it in order to develop my habits. Need to nap right now and when I wake up will clean my floors. Ohhh Wow. What an exciting life, hey? In addition, need to continue developing my chili con carne book and have some neat images of some electric linemen (linepersons?) at work I need to study. Will do a bit of research to find information about their job to add to the image descriptions. Their work seems very complex.

  • Health:
  • Did the list of exercises this morning before my nap, and had plans to go to the doc's office for a prescription. It may be too late in the day.
    UPDATE: 1822 hours: just got home from the bank. Had to withdraw cash for rent. Now I am set for another month. On the way home from the bank I stopped at Cashman Field Center. This has a point in the parking lot that overlooks Northeast Las Vegas. Captured some nice images displayed below.

    While researching these mountain images I came across an excellent site that I decided to share. Take a look because it shows where my images fit.

    Pass Leading Between Sunrise and Frenchman Mountains

    In the distance to the left is Sunrise Mountain (the much smaller mountain) and to the right is Frenchman Mountain. Lake Mead Blvd. leads between the two heading out toward Lake Mead.

    Gass Peak

    Following the line of the Washington Avenue entrance into the Cashman Field Center it points to the Las Vegas Range of mountains with Gass Peak standing highest. In the future I intend to get a better view.

  • Computers:
  • CSS Work On The Last Blog Posting

  • Gardening:
  • Need to get out this morning. Am just waking up and having coffee. Doing my morning stretches first.

  • Photography:
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Commitment To Excellence II

    Commitment To Excellence


    • Health:Posted a series of blogs, Hacking Health about quick eating. And healthy. Foods that allow me to concentrate on my coding, do not interrupt my attention and concentration, and are quick. Today, I had a sandwich with a side of steamed broccoli. Will do exercise as soon as I get up from my nap. Below is an image of the broccoli.Now, does that look good or what. Took about two minutes. For some reason I have developed a taste for just plain broccoli. Maybe with a touch of salt.
      UPDATE: 3 February 2017. Copied my list of exercises from my earlier post, Hacking Health - Staying Power and added it to this post using copy paste. In order to remind myself of what I should be doing daily. Have been doing most, yet am glad that I copied this list because some have been missed.
      • List of My Exercises

      • 20 sit-ups:
      • I use a pillow to keep my tailbone from digging a hole through my skin. I do the exercises slowly and using "form". Am remembering when I first began this endeavor, exercising, that I could not complete my first sit-up without pulling myself by cheating. Now I do 3 sets of twenty.

      • 20 right leg-lifts:
      • Am crippled and deformed a bit on my right leg, so I concentrate on this appendage. When I began, was able to lift my right leg, so have been trying and strengthening it. I do 3 sets of 20 reps.

      • 10 ab leglifts:
      • 20 right-side leg-lifts
      • 20 adductor squeezes:
      • Over the past year or so I have been experiencing major discomfort in this area. I put a pillow between my legs and squeeze. 3 sets of 20 reps. Hopefully, this will help me decrease the pain. It really is quite extreme.

      • 5 Push-ups:
      • It is embarrassing to be able to do so few, but I am sticking with it. When beginning I could not do a single push-up. Now, I am proud to say (quietly) that I am able to do 5 push-ups on demand! Did 3 sets of 5 push-ups.

    • Computers:Have started a lesson at And am using a lot of the information I have learned from this course to write this post (not this particular lesson because Blogger over-rides any properties I might use from this lesson). Am just noting that I am honoring this commitment.Another thing I noticed? The list items noted in my "list of exercises... the list-style-type is circle instead of disc. I guess that Blogger's CSS over-rides mine by default because it is a 2nd list. Sort of like a child list of the other commitment list parent. I don't know?
    • Gardening:Below is the couch that Dimas and I loaded into the dumpster. It took us both because it was so darn heavy. I live in a good spot where people driving by just toss their big stuff because they feel like breaking the law unseen.I shared an image of Dimas in the earlier "Commitment To Excellence post 31 January2017.During the next couple of days I will be cleaning up my yard for Spring. Every year I put it off until it is too late and miss the first couple of weeks of Spring growth.Not this year.
    • Photography:Have captured a few images today and used two in this post. Yaaaay! Had some image on the camera for my chili book. Am going to organise the stuff from the 2016 folder and move it into 2017. Have moved the chili images into the correct folder and am tidying up another. Need to edit the chili images. But am right in the middle of composing this blog, exercising, and thinking of something quick and healthy to eat.

    • By the looks of the last statement inside the Photograpy commitment... this blog is going to be an all "day" thing. Currently, it is 0330 hours on 3 February 2017, so, it is not really day.