We all need to be humbled. So I present this masterwork done by a 12 year old kid 120 years ago:
Most people don’t know of this Picasso. They only know of this Picasso:
Unstudied ignoramuses write this off as bullshit art by someone who can’t draw. But in fact, you are seeing a master artist so good at drawing that he aches to escape his own skills, and create something new.
Both things, his skills and his artistic drive, are beyond me. Light-years beyond me!!
But never let the lowly and humble nature of your skills stop you from using them and expressing yourself. That’s a fatal mistake of character, and is also cowardly. Do your best, strive to improve, prostrate yourself before the true Masters in reverence.
My computer skills have been going to waste for a long time. But I have discovered some new projects that excite me:
- Anti-Silly-Valley technology
- My own custom android OS
- Personal privacy and security
The number one thing I’m after right now is developing my own, pure and silly-valley free operating system for my handheld computers, AKA mobile phones.
I’m excited and motivated by the thought of bringing my own computers entirely under my personal control, as I feel they should have always been.
Consider: You pay for your computers, they are your personal property. Yet they are, in 2018, actually surveillance and sales devices purposely programmed to act against your interests. Another way to see it is that you have paid for devices that are programmed to extract money from you and give it to strangers, whom you don’t know or owe!!
Think on that for a while!! I welcome debate with anyone who wishes to deny this statement!! Contact me here and I’ll publish the whole debate on this site. Only for the foolish!!
Speaking as a long time computer scientist, network engineer, and internet entrepreneur, I’m sick of what others in these professions have done to users. In fact sick is a perfect word, for what has been done, and for my revulsion at it.
I would truly enjoy bringing a better computing and internet world to myself and some few people who might care about such things.
And – here’s the key – I don’t need money. I’m not after money on this project. I can fund it all and do it all myself, 100% independent and free to do as I wish.
I’m not totally sure just yet, what I can talk about and what I can publish of these projects. But here’s a little tease for readers. I’m currently sitting just off of Lake Tahoe’s south shore, and I just took this screen shot from my new Note 9:
To explain, my phone is reporting that it’s currently in British Columbia, north of Vancouver. My ip address has me located in Singapore. This is a taste of what I’m after, and what I want to bring everyday users with no special knowledge or skills.
I have some other ideas for handheld computers that have been cooking a while, too. I don’t want to disclose them yet.
Ordering carne asada, and a margarita!
Today, I’m going to Manteca, California on a mission to recover a very large, antique desk for sale that’s perfect for the home renovation project I’m working on. On the way, Im testing out my new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and my new “No Google, no social networking, no tracking, no recording, all privacy” configuration of the new phone, which is also a new account on a new carrier.
So far, the gorgeous countryside of Northern California, and the all pervasive smoke from the fires in NorCal, are the superstars of this trip.
This thing doesn’t exist
I’m too busy enjoying life to work very hard to on this website for free. But I am living a very interesting and experiential life, and I think a lot – probably too much. So I’m just gonna toss a bit of whatever I find interesting. Fragments, notes, links, pics, whatever…
Got a replacement stylus for my galaxy note 8, gonna start drawing regularly again
Well, Las Vegas is my home, but Lake Tahoe is my second home and I am taking full advantage of the cool mountain temperatures up here. Hope you are having a great summer too!
Recently I closed all my social media accounts. There are many reasons why I did this:
- I am not (currently) trying to make money from the internet. So, I get no benefit from attracting an audience on social media.
I have my own websites to publish whatever I wish, and don’t need social media to express myself.
Since I live at Lake Tahoe (South Shore), I was hoping to find a place to play poker that didn’t require me to drive to Reno. Harvey’s Hotel and Casino here in Stateline has a poker room, but it’s only got the same 6 or 8 guys in it every night, who all know each other. When you walk up you the table to play, you definitely feel like a combination outsider and meat being examined before put in the grinder. Plus, you’re obviously in someone else’s social club when you’re at their table, the conversation detours around you as things and people you know nothing about are discussed. Don’t get me wrong – they’re polite and nice and all! But you just know that, well – you just don’t belong there. They’ve turned to room into their little social club and strangers who swing by to play are there to help pay for their club.
Here’s a piece of music that is basically just a percussion framework to build on. I’ve gotten WAY into Kpop lately and it has been super inspirational! So I’ve decided to get back into regular music practice and composing. This is my first little bit of music, it’s not much, in fact I don’t like parts of the bass line very much, but it’s a work in progress.
There’s a strange Twitter scam being played on the public by some celebrities. I’ve seen it 3 times in the last few years. Only famous people do it, because only they would benefit from it. I’ll tell you what I personally witnessed. The first person I saw do this is a well-known pornstar, so let’s just call her that, because I don’t want to use any of these people’s real names. I’m not trying to make a public splash with this, or get into a personal fight with anyone. I just want other Twitter users to know this goes on.
So I was following Pornstar because I was a fan of hers before this. This was when I first started using Twitter all the time, which was only a couple years ago. Reading her tweets, she often got into fights with people harassing her. Calling her names,
Todays recipe is my easy version of shredded chicken Tex-Mex style. My son and I are going to ski and lift weights all week so I’m making a big batch of it.
Start with boneless, skinless chicken breast, boil in water with a bit of salt until just cooked (white) all through.
I’ve put in a lot of time on this website over the last 3 days, thought it might not look like it just yet. But behind the pages at the front a lot is going on, and I am very, very happy with the progress I’ve made on it. This post should be copied over to my social media accounts, cross posted over there. So this is a test to see if that is working. I am also testing a contact form.
Unfortunately I bought a little visual editor for wordpress that sounded good, the demo was good, but after a few hours everything it had touched stated turning to shit. I went through it’s code and the code it produced for hours cleaning it up by hand, I would think I had fixed it, then soon back to garbage. Searching on the internet showed that this was once a well known and popular piece of software, selling over 100,000 units in the last 8 years, but it’s gone straight to hell for the last year. TONS of people are having the same problems that I experienced, and there is no fixing it. Apparently the original author has skipped and is not where to be found. To make it worse, I bought a bunch of add-ons and extensions to it when it was working so well at first, thinking it was going to be my new favorite website production tool. But no, it was just me getting ripped off by the computer industry – AGAIN. It’s unbelievable how much of this kind of thing goes on in the computer business, it really and truly is. Can you imagine buying a car, but it’s so shitty that you have to put it in the garage and install upgrades and add-ons and such to it every few months?? That they sold you a car so insecure that if you don’t take it in and let them switch out all the locks and security every few weeks, someone will just drive off in it one night? No one would put up with that from auto manufacturers. Yet that is EXACTLY what customers have grown to EXPECT from the computer business! We just bow our heads in shame because we know inside, even if we try to hide from it, that we are letting them rip us off and abuse us in return for giving them huge amounts of our money. We all know it’s wrong! But we have to have a computer and a smartphone, so we submit to the abuse like a beaten slave scared to say a word. We’re beyond not standing up for ourselves and meekly accepting what the tech industry does to us.. no, WE are the ones who are scared we might make them angry if we put up a fight about it! What if they cut our cell phone service off?!?
It’s gotten ridiculous around here.