The Single Strangest Computing Day of my Life

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.

Best Way to Enjoy Movies for Free

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 StreetThe Elephant Man and Broadway Danny Rose. The Pluto 007 channel keeps the action coming 24 hours a day.

IMDB has some great films available. GravityBig Fish and True Romance can be found here.

Shout! Factory is known for their MST3K offerings. But they have been the place to go for great films. You can find A Night In CasablancaEat My Dust! and All Quiet On The Western Front.

tubi is another great free service. Here you will find StagecoachThe Protector 2 and White Chicks.

Crackle has some great watches. Beverly Hills Cop IIIDouble Team and Angel of Death.

vudu currently has

hoopla is a way to movies from your local library without making the trip to shhhhhhhhville.

SNAGFILMS has the celluloid gems A Dog’s LifeBellissima and Iggy and the Stooges Live in Detroit.

FILMRISE has some juicy flicks. Here you can find The Passion of the ChristMy Friend Dahmer and Memento.

COMET yet another movie service includes Haunted HoneymoonMaking Mr. Right and The Atomic Brain.

CHARGE! is nothing but action! See ColorsEight Men Out and The Mechanic.

bynwr is curated by Nicholas Winding Refn. He recommends Walk the WalkEmerald Cities and Ears, Eyes and Throat.

INTERNET ARCHIVE has movies without commercials. Watch The GhoulHarakiri and The Prisoner of Zender.

popcornflix not surprisingly has some great movies IronweedDeep Star Six and Rabid.

kanopy is another lower-case service that can access your library and also your university’s movie vault.

Don’t forget to check out your local library. Movies I have found at mine have been The Godfather, Gone Girl and The Avengers: Endgame.

Also your local town my have free flicks in the park, don’t miss them.

Amazon is a Shit For Brains Company

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.

Why Use Better Twitch TV

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I have been using Better Twitch TV for years and here are my reasons.

Custom emotes – You can use custom emotes for your channel and they can even be animated.  You can even display other Twitch Better TV emotes in your or other streamers chat by switching them on.

Host button – You can add an easy to use host button to all streams you follow, which makes it easier to stream.

Discord sync – You can synchronize your emotes with Discord.  Allowing them to be used by anyone in any Discord.

Emote menu – This menu will add tons of Better Twitch TV emotes for use in chat.

Hide Prime promotions – You can turn these off if they annoy you.

Hide recommended channels – Another way to reduce your annoyance.

Hide Twitch extensions – If you would rather not have pesky extensions showing up on your screen, block them.

Left side chat (my favorite) – Put chat on the left side of the screen.

Show deleted messages – View deleted messages even if they are removed by a bot.

 

Questions

Questions.

Greetings:

These are the questions for old streamers. These are the same questions I ask everyone.

If you wish you do not need to answer these questions

How old are U?

How long have you been playing video games?

What games did you grow up on?

How long have you been streaming?

What games do you stream?

Do you watch any young streamers?

Do you watch any older streamers?

What type of audience do you have?

How do you get the word out?

What software/hardware do you use?

Are you successful?

When do you stream?

What platform do you use?

Are you gaming only?

Please contribute an/any interesting story(stories).

How does your family/friends feel about it?

Thank you for your assistance!!!!

-Mark

Using Discord to Promote Your Podcast

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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.

 

How to be Healthier Eating Almonds

Almonds, so good and so healthy. They have amazing nutritional components, fats, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Almonds have healthy amounts of Vitamin E can build up your cell membranes which can protect from oxidation. Diabetics can find benefits from almonds as well. They are full of fiber, fats, protein, fiber, however, low in carbs. Almonds,also are loaded with magnesium. Controlling blood sugar and 300 other bodily functions can be attributed to this amazing nut. Magnesium can also help lower blood pressure. Antioxidants can also be found in this extraordinary food. Your cholesterol can also be reduced. You may eat less and reduce your weight as almonds can reduce you hunger. Just remember if you want to live a healther life, GO NUTS!

How Having a Stroke Made Me a Better Person

I woke up about 4:30, I felt a tingling. It was like I had cut off the circulation in my whole body. “I have to pee,” I thought. It was very difficult to move but I struggled. I had to pull myself to the toilet. I was having another stroke. I had had a stroke a year ago, however it had not been as bad and I had not seeked out medical attention or changed my lifestyle. I have always been stubborn this way.

I started smoking at twelve, of course trying to fit in. Every Summer I was given money for lunch by my parents. I would convert it into a 6-pack of Dr. Pepper and Taco Bell. I started growing and loosing my health at a massive rate. Later that year I also found marijuana, which made it much easier to indulge in “the munchies.” I was always good in school, but in the back of my head I was embarrassed of my size, which made me eat much more. School, that is where the lying started. I would tell lies to get approval from friends and was mean to people to make myself feel better, which both lasted my whole life until the stroke.

I called out to my mother from the toilet seat, she came. Then my sister arrived, who called the ambulance. When I got to the hospital my blood pressure was 225 over 145. I then went in for a CAT scan. I was told I had a brain hemorrhage in my brain stem and they could not perform surgery. I was alive but I had realized I was a terrible person who did this to himself.

I was put in intensive care for a week. I was then transferred to a rehabilitation hospital next door. I was given Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. The kindness of the doctors, nursing and therapy staffs at both hospitals were inspirations to me. It was then that I decided I would change my life. No more incredible portions of food, no more lying and no more meanness.

It has been four months now, I have lost 54 pounds, I have stopped the lying and started confront people with truth and I have abandoned the meanness. I now look forward to a happy life.