In 1973, I was living in Los Angleles and was 20 months old. My parents were going to a Christmaa party and needed a babysitter for me. My Mother’s friend Mary Jane offered a college friend to babysit me. That babysitter was the great Mark Hamill. When I was five I went to see my “babysitter’s movie” Star Wars.
Am I sinking into madness? I started using computers in 1976 at Elysian Park Elementary in Los Angeles. The days of that donated IBM machine and punch cards are still fresh in my mind. It started benignly at first, I was attempting to post an item to my PlayStation Community on the Android mobile app I had to change the password, I could not log in after that, moving on to my PlayStation 4 I was now locked out. “Strange,” I thought, however I moved on. I have attempting to set up a new website for my Mother who is an artist on wordpress.com. There was no way to do so, i was stuck. This has never happened to me, two weird computing things in one day. Next I was working on a photo I had taken of a Red Ryder BB gun from 1938, no matter how hard I tried in GIMP, I could not save a the rotated image properly and a filter would not work. “Spooky.” I was then trying to register on the a Daisy website. It would not let me. Password issue again. A bad DVD would not let me rip it. A file that I thought i had created disappeared. I could not fix an issue on my tablet I had heard could be fixed by watching This Week in Google by searching Google. There are many possible options for this. My hard drive has caused an error to occur. A hacker is having their fun with me. I am dreaming. I have gone into a coma. I have lost my mind.
There are many ways these days to watch movies for free. This is a list of some great options for classic and current films.
Pluto.TV is a my go to option. It is supported by ads but when the movie starts again it begins a few seconds before you left it to make it easier to catch up. You can currently see Beat Street, The Elephant Man and Broadway Danny Rose. The Pluto 007 channel keeps the action coming 24 hours a day.
They have taken my money and has not shipped the product. When I call them, they read the website to me. I can not get any help. I do not need phone support to read the website to me, I can read. This is the wrong time of year to fuck your customer. They have frozen my money and declining new orders on the card I used. Then I tried to use the bank account and get errors. I am waiting for a fix and an apology, but I doubt I will get it. Merry fucking Christmas.
Podcasts can be promoted in many ways, however one of my favorite ways is using the community side Discord. Discord began focusing on the gaming community, but has not spread to many other types of Internet associations. One of it’s best features is that is free. If you would like to try it out visit discord.com. If you have multiple podcasts, make a server for each one. Also you can try doing this for your budding podcast network. I mange multiple Discords. Markramsey.com, Dolphin Squad, Mark Ramsey Consulting, Old Time Streamers, Cheap Skate and Your Stream Bot round out the list.
Your first step is to figure out who you podcast targets. Create channels that will appeal to them. You want to make them feel like they are part of the show. Try a suggestions channel or a images channel to let the community design an image for each episode. Maybe a news channel could be helpful, to gather information you may have missed about the subjects you podcast about. If you have a Twitter or Instagram, you can integrate them to a Discord channel as well. Anything you can do to keep the conversation moving will be beneficial.