Ramping Up Instagram

I’ve had an account on Instagram since at least March 2013 (based on my earliest upload there I can find), but been pretty hobbled with what I could do with the place since all my devices got too old to run the latest version of the app.

 

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Not that it was much easier to get stuff up on there when they still worked, having to first transfer stuff from my camera to the PC to the device in order to get it up on Instagram.

Once the mobile devices were no longer an option, I kinda left it for a while until having a stab with Android emulator software Bluestacks. Continue reading “Ramping Up Instagram”

Changing Blog Themes

The other day I finally got round to changing the wordpress theme on this blog.

I’d been meaning to for at least a year, maybe 2 years, but like many things never seemed to get round to it.

I’d already done a similar switch on some of my other blogs where I’d been using one called “Responsive” after google started getting naggy about how you make your website around 2014-2016 insisting you use “responsive web design” (shortly before they then got naggy about using AMP as well / instead of)….

As much as I like the theme when I first installed it, the creators seemed to make a bit of a hash of it through numerous theme updates.

For now I’ve gone with the “Twenty Sixteen” theme until I find something better. Still probably have a bit more fine tuning to do with it.

Trying To Create Content, Without Really Being Able To

I started this year kind of wanting to try a bit more to push forward with the content creator thing writing my blogs here and elsewhere, as well as try and get my YouTube channels back on track.

As with a lot of content creator types who mostly rely on going outside with a camera doing things to get their content, that has pretty much gone right down the s****er.

This has also had a knock-on effect on trying to cobble together blog posts on things that don’t require me to go outside to do things to be able to put together some content.

I kind of get ideas for things I could write when I’m away from where I can actually write things down, but then when I’m sat back down here where I can actually write them I’ve forgotten most of it. Or just as I’m about to try write something, I get called away to do other stuff.

I’m just really creating this post to try get out of the funk by writing any random s**t that comes out of my head to try get back in the habit of more frequently tinkering with my websites and social media. Continue reading “Trying To Create Content, Without Really Being Able To”

New Mouse Mat

So, my new replacement mouse mat arrived back on 28th April from Amazon UK.

I was originally aiming for an Amazon Basics gaming mouse mat, but that became unavailable a few days before I had the money available to put the order through, so i got a Kensington Memory Foam Mouse Mat instead, which at least brand matches the Kensington Keyboard wristrest I got before I later bought my leaky old Fellowes Gel Mouse Mat (thought I got it around same time, but looking back through my Amazon orders shows otherwise) Continue reading “New Mouse Mat”

Chocolate Experiment

Recently, due to a lack of availability of chocolate, I decided to attempt an experiment at making my own out of what is essentially the binder mix for Chocolate Cornflake Cakes / Chocolate Rice Krispy Cakes.

I put it in a cake baking tin that’d been chilled in the freezer, and left it in the freezer for a couple of hours. Continue reading “Chocolate Experiment”

Am I Leaving Blogspot?

It has been a while since I’ve posted on here, and a while since I’ve posted on there (until a few minutes ago).

I made my first steps blogging here on my own wordpress powered blog a long time ago under my other john-duck.co.uk domain name, then spent some time tinkering with other website and blog projects under brand names I had a crack at creating after some troll prick decided to be a pain in the arse on my personal accounts.

I dabbled a bit with my blogspot account in that time, but as I think I blogged on here some months ago, have decided to press this one back into service and switched it to my other personal domain name.

I’ve decided to try press on with this one seeing as the Adsense ads on the blogspot thing quit displaying months ago, and I have been working on the back-end of this and my other blogs the past few months.

I’ll probably use blogspot occasionally still if I need to write down blog ideas and this one has technical gremlins at some point.

I’m trying to think of ideas for an improved site banner / logo thing than the one currently in use:jduck1979 blogs

JD Plays CS:GO – 2 New Vids on my YouTube channel

Back in July I screen-recorded a bit of gaming action on my PC using the XBOX app thingy on my Windows10 based PC (windows button + G key) to test out a few things, and did it with the game Counter Strike: Global Offensive, or CS:GO as it’s also known as.

After an assortment of disruptions that mean’t having to hold off on my editing and uploading, I’ve finally got round to uploading the things in January 2019. Continue reading “JD Plays CS:GO – 2 New Vids on my YouTube channel”

I went into town today, and I saw this….

I went into town on Thursday afternoon, and I saw this… not sure what was going on nr Poundland / TSB / Astins, but it appeared to require 2x fire trucks on the scene

UPDATE: 28/12/2018, 11:27pm Apparently it was a false alarm

JD’s Blog Revival Continues

Just done more repairs to the blog by deleting 45 pages of bollocks from the membership list, and reducing it to just 3 memberships (myself and the 2 surviving least bad looking registrations that are probably still iffy)

Want to blog, Can’t Think What to Write About

I’m still very much alive as far as I can tell, and still trying to continue my never ending quest to try make money online.

Unfortunately as you may probably tell if you regularly pop by my online presences I haven’t been whacking stuff up anywhere near the sort of frequency required lately, and things ain’t going quite as brilliantly as I would like.

I’ll try come up with something soon, hopefully. It seems to be getting less and less easy to make money online these days than it used to be as it is without this to slow things down further.

But I have been taking another look at doing Ebay more seriously again.