Friday, January 29, 2016

Well... you gotta start somewhere....

Did some more updates to my website... ... and it is coming along very nicely.  Traffic is slowly but steadily increasing.   Numbers are impressive for a website that has only been up and running for a couple weeks.

Pretty excited about the entire project... Need some more work on my Amazon page -- need to write a "Bio" of the author... which is ME.  As much as I love writing... I can't stand writing in the third person about myself.  "Steve climbed Mount Everest he was only 12 years old..."  -- That sort of garbage.  The REASON this kind of writing bothers me... is everybody reading KNOWS you sat there and wrote it in the third person.  So, it doesn't fool anybody.  It is still just YOU bragging about YOU.  And... that is just not my style, at all.

Sure I went to college... doesn't everybody?  Sure, I have a Masters of Management... doesn't everybody?  Who cares?  Either a book is fun or interesting to read or it isn't.  The Author's Bio has nothing to do with it.

Gawd!  I just hate writing these stupid Bio things....

Wish me well... because it MUST be done... grumble, grumble, grumble....

Onward and upward !!!


Saturday, January 23, 2016


Here's what's going on ... why you see a TON of activity from me...

I am setting up a "web presence" ... but... I am doing it by integrating multiple web sources...

So... instead of spending ALL DAY screwing around with ONE web platform... I am putting together a SYSTEM that gives me a presence across a whole bunch of platforms, or websites.

Currently... I am using...

YouTube ... 2 accounts...

Google Plus ... 2 accounts...

Facebook... 2 accounts... and one PAGE (which has a ton of followers) --- for my main Website... 

Blogger... for my main Blog Feed.... for my book sales on Kindle.

Google Adsense for Blog ads... website ads... and YouTube ads....

(Adsense is the thing I still can't get to work on GoDaddy)

ANYWAY.... so... this is why I have a ton of stuff flying around right now...

Mostly so I can TEST things and make sure it all works.

When I get finished.... a FEW MINUTES online each day will give me a presence across all these different platforms.... so... I won't need to blasting stuff all over the place to make a name for myself online.

That's the plan.

Somehow... I also want to incorporate Linked IN with this whole thing.... so... that is another site I will be figuring out.

The trick is not necessarily a HUGE presence on each platform...

The trick is spreading out my efforts across KEY sites around the web.

Setting it up is a lot of work.

Once it is set up... it should be FAR LESS work... far less typing than most people are doing each day online.

When the whole thing gets rolling.... I will have potential income from a few different sources... built into what I have already been doing for 20 years, anyway.... which is spending an hour or so at my computer, every day.

That is what is going on.

We shall see.


Men are from EARTH. Women are from...

A stray rant that never got into my book somehow...

"Men are from Earth.  Women are from some other damned place.”

Did you ever notice the men in soap operas?

I have some dumb soap opera blaring away in the background and there are these two grown men having a conversation about relationships.  News flash:  Men do not sit around talking about relationships.  Well, straight men don’t.  

Seems like every time I catch a glance at a soap opera, there are perfectly normal looking men talking about relationships.  Read my lips:  Men do not talk about relationships with other men, unless they are gay.  No wonder women can’t find the man of their dreams.  They think men are actually going to express their feelings in words.  No way in Hell.  My guess is all the writers of soap operas are women and gay men, because they have men down completely wrong on these shows.

“I am very concerned about Victor’s relationship with his son Blaze.”

“Yes, I worry about that, too.  What will Blaze think if he finds out the truth about Rip’s friendship with Carlos?”

“Perhaps there is a way we can get Jacob and Susan to help Carlos explain things.”

Men do not talk like this.  Men talk like this:

“Didja see the tits on that Becky Sue down at the truck stop?”

“Now, that’s what I am talk’n about!  When I get them big tires on my truck, I’m gonna make a run on that shit.”

“Can I come along?  I don’t mind sloppy seconds.”

“Shee-it, Hoss, There won’t be nothing left of that when I’m done.  I’m gonna tear that up!”

That is how men talk.

What the world needs is a soap opera that gives women a realistic view of what men are really like. In all my fifty years here on the cockroach planet I have never seen a man wearing his pants so you can his butt crack on a soap opera.  But, seems like I see at least one every time I stop into a gas station.  How can this be?  Even the plumbers on soap operas don’t show off their butt cracks!  No dang wonder women have a completely warped view of what men are like.

Make that fifty one years.

From what I can tell, here is what women want in a man:  

He needs to be kind and caring and compassionate. He needs to be well dressed. Macho. Sexy. Wealthy, but does not care about money.  Professional, but home with the family all the time. Strong and forceful when dealing with the world and a complete pushover when dealing with the woman in his life.  He must have a strong sex drive, but only want to have sex with her.  (Yeah, right.)  He needs to love her trashy family with all its problems.  He likes long walks on the beach.  Doesn’t matter if there is a beach within a thousand miles or not. Sunsets.  For some reason if I guy says he doesn’t like sunsets, no woman will like him.  And, even though he is a wealthy professional, active in his community, he needs to spend endless amounts of time on global vacations and eating at restaurants and talking about relationships.

Did I miss anything?

What it boils down to is most women are out there with this shopping list of what they want in a man and they never seem notice that no human being can possibly be all those things at the same time.

Where do women get these absurd ideas about men?  Soap operas.  I mean, the doctors on soap operas have time to stand around and talk about relationships, right?  For some reason there is never somebody in the next room spurting out blood who might need some doctoring.  Last time I was at the hospital I never saw a doctor who was not running around at a full gallop.  Not to mention, most doctors spend about twenty three hours a day working, so good luck ever seeing him at home.

Think about it.  How many times have you seen a private jet on a soap opera?

All right, now, how many of us own private jets?

On soap operas they ride in private jets more than they ride in cars.

Besides, most men are just happy with bigger tires for the truck.

Men are simple creatures.  What do men want in a relationship?

Small list:

Provide sex.

Take care of kids.

Cook food.

Look pretty when you are supposed to.

And, shut the Hell up, already.

The strange thing about this is the list most men have is very possible.  Women just don’t want to do those things.  Men are not asking for the impossible in a woman.  It is very possible for a woman to do these things.  It is, however, highly improbable that most men will ever find such a woman.  This is why men order wives from other countries, by the way.  I think that will be one of the more enlightening points I will make in my book, when I write it.  Women have a long complicated, completely impossible wish list when it comes to men.  Men have a short, simple, yet improbable wish list.

For any women who do not believe me, all I can say is:  What do you do when you are trying to snag a man?  Let me guess.  Provide, imply or promise sex, show how much you love kids, cook food, look pretty, and hold your tongue.  Sound familiar?  You know what we want.  Men are simple.

Men are from Earth.  

Women are from some other damned place where they write soap operas.

Surviving The GoDaddy Disaster ---

Slow Sledding on GoDaddy trying to make my website useful...  
Got my Blog integrated into it.  It looks OK. Not great... just OK. 
I still think using GoDaddy was one of the biggest mistakes I ever made in life.

The value of a single sentence.....

This really just happened to me --- Trying to deal with GoDaddy .. I decided maybe WINDOWS would work better on their site. I haven't used Windows basically for about ten years. So... I swap out my computer box with my wife's Windows machine.... And... well... now I have TWO problems instead of one... GoDaddy and WINDOWS. To get an hour of use out of Windows... might as well schedule ANOTHER hour to screw around with Windows, itself. Updates... Configuring this... configuring that... Security alerts... Virus scans... all the usual reasons I haven't used Windows for a long time. But... I finally get Windoze up and running.... just to make it more fun...right in the middle of really well thought out sentence I was typing for a blog post.... BAM... the screen goes blank... well... not blank... it just magically turned into the Clouds Desktop... and a message came up... "Configuring Windows" .... XX% complete.... and then of course it had to RESTART for the 5th or 6th time in about two hours of use. And... of course... then it had to update some more... and configure some more... And of course... the virus scan has to run again. And don't even start with that "Which version of Windows do you have?" Don't even start with that. They have all sucked since the beginning of time... so... don't even go there. Windows is junk. Ninety percent of what you hate about computers... is actually Windows... not your computer, at all. ANYWAY...HERE is my point... None of this really matters all that much. I don't have a life. I enjoy sitting in front of my computer and watching Windows self mutilate. Its kinda fun... and just reminds me why I haven't used Windows in a decade, or so. BUT... I LOST A SENTENCE. I had this really wonderful, perfect sentence going... and Windows crapped out... distracted me... and I lost my magnificent sentence. And... WORDS are very important to me. Especially MY words. When I get a thought just right... exactly the way I want it... in a really spectacular little sentence... that has VALUE to me. And, I lost a really cool sentence to Windows. My little sentence is gone forever. I will never see or hear from it again. And maybe words don't mean much to other people.... but... I value my words. A well formed sentence can be one of the most powerful things in the universe. Or as I once heard somebody say... "Words mean things." So, now, here I am... bright and early on a Saturday... having major trauma... in a complete state of mourning ... over the loss of my sentence. And, it really was a spectacular sentence. Lost to the world, forever.... because of Windows. Somehow, I must figure out how to go on... And, it isn't easy. What if? And, I mean WHAT IF... that one little sentence could have changed the world? What if that one little sentence was the cure for war or ended all cancers? What if? Sigh.... a little flash of brilliance... lost for all eternity. Time to plug my Linux machine back in.... and try to go on with life. I had better quick post this before it also disappears into the giant black hole where Windows sends things..... Sigh..... It is hard to grasp the sum total of what mankind has lost to Windows glitches like this... The world would, indeed, be a far different place if Windows had been working properly for the past 25 years....

Friday, January 22, 2016

Wow.... GoDaddy SUCKS .....

GoDaddy is THE WORST web hosting service I have ever encountered.... 

All I want to do is cut and paste a piece of HTML code into the code for my page... and it is basically impossible. GoDaddy uses these stupid "template" things... which are great for 1st graders who want a web page... but... for those of us who actually know a tiny bit about HTML code... GoDaddy's entire system is worthless. And, I am stuck with them for 90 days before they will transfer my domain name. So... other than for some Kindergarten homework project... GoDaddy is just a waste of time and money. Do not, do not, do not host a page with GoDaddy.

Now... I have to decide whether to FIGHT with their phone idiots and risk having a heart attack....

OR lose 90 days of INCOME because I can't cut and paste a snippet of HTML code into a GoDaddy page.... something that should take about 60 seconds... and I have already wasted like 5 days on... 

Or just start a NEW page with a NEW name on some other hosting service.... 

All I know... is GoDaddy is COMPLETE garbage!

Screw them.