Notes - Page 2


The Cloverfield Paradox

Cloverfield Paradox: Follows tradition by being nothing like any of the previous Cloverfield movies. Probably the weakest of the series, but also the weirdest and most whimsical. Fun. Reminded me a lot of movies from the early 1990s.


The worst I can do is say no.

Every listing on Craigslist is like "Make an offer. The worst I can do is say no."

Oh is it? Really? Even worse than say, getting so frustrated by the fifty-eighth God damned lowball offer that you falsely agree to the price, and then rage murder the buyer when they show up to pick up the item? IS THAT SOMEHOW NOT WORSE THAN SAYING NO? IS IT?!!


Box Problem

I've had this piece of darkroom gear I've been meaning to sell for years. Problem is nothing I order from Amazon ever comes in a large enough box to use for shipping it.


Mid Life Crisis

I think I got a gray whisker, but am not quite sure if it is gray or just really light blonde. Regardless, I think it is time to kick off a mid-life crisis!
As I've never done this before I'm going to need some help. I'm going to need some recommendations on top quality leather pants for starters. Gotta look good. I'll also want some recommendations on the kind of cars that young women find sexy these days. Also will take any leads on any of your single, hot 21-year-old friends. 8.5 or above pls.
Thanks in advance for helping me get through this.


I got a haircut.

I got a haircut yesterday. That means I get to spend the day at work being informed that I got a haircut.


Karmic High Fives

I think about the time I got offered payment in karmic high fives for a photo gig quite a bit. Seriously. Not even real high fives.

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On YouTube's New Monetization Policy

This is why you should always live in some degree of panic if your entire income is derived from of other company's free to use platforms. While this change probably isn't going to take out anyone solely living off their YouTube revenue (I stand to lose about $/4 month), it serves as a reminder that if you don't own your own content on the web, it can be taken away or jerked within a heartbeat based on corporate whims.

Under the new eligibility requirements announced today, your YouTube channel, 6SO, is no longer eligible for monetization because it doesn’t meet the new threshold of 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. As a result, your channel will lose access to all monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program on February 20, 2018 unless you surpass this threshold in the next 30 days. Accordingly, this email serves as 30 days notice that your YouTube Partner Program terms are terminated."


Right To Remain Silent

"What kind of right is the right to remain silent anyways?" #overheard #dlh


Mystery Eggs

Eggs: The great breakfast mystery food. I never know if I'm going to eat a french omelet or scrambled eggs until they hit the plate.


Self Checkout Lanes

I don't think that putting "Fast Checkout" on the signs for the self-checkout lanes at grocery stores is very accurate. No way the average shopper is faster than the seasoned cashier who had many months or years experience ringing up items.

But then again, I also don't think that a more accurate "Introverts and people who are worried that our cashiers are silently judging you based on what you are purchasing checkout" would fit on the sign either.


Oatmeal Skills

One of my great skills in life appears to be buying instant oatmeal packets at a rate that far exceeds how fast I consume them.


Pee Doggies

When I was first introduced to pierogi as a boy, I thought they were called "Pee Doggies" and was really upset because that is just a terrible term for something you are expected to eat.


Titanic: Gritty Reboot

James Cameron's Titanic was released twenty years ago today. I say that enough time has passed for the gritty reboot to be made.


Otherwise I had a really great time.

This review of a local bar that I found on Google completes me.

I lost my NASCAR hat.


Bling

I bought this camera to one-up all my friends with limited edition Leicas, but I can't figure out how to make it take pictures. Help?

Bling


Microstock Pornography Dialog

I had a dream last night where the dialog for porno flicks was treated the same way as microstock photography. There were websites that people could upload their home recorded sound bites and dialogs for porn movies in hopes that eventually someone will buy them for a few dollars to use in a film.


How big is a pint of beer?

A couple at the bar just asked how big a pint of beer was and if they couple split it.


First Smashing Pumpkins Concert

I better scan this ticket stub to the first Smashing Pumpkins concert I ever went to before the ink completely fades away.

Smashing Pumpkins Ticket Stub, July 8th 1998


Step By Step Guide To Photography

  1. Hike up treacherous icy hill.
  2. Set up tripod.
  3. Remove camera from bag.
  4. Notice camera is missing the quick release plate for the tripod.
  5. Put camera back in the bag.
  6. Climb down treacherous icy hill.
  7. Go home.
  8. List all camera equipment on eBay.
  9. Profit

1-7 based on actual events that happened to me on 11/25/2017.


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