Pushing Pixels Number 16?

This isn’t the real digital file but a photograph of what I recently printed out on cheap paper. This is an Etsy digital download that I paid for of the map; the rest are my photographs and found images. The dinosaurs are at a rock shop in Holbrook, Arizona that I visited three years ago. Holbrook is near the United States National Petrified Forest.

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It’s No Big Deal

People that know me understand that I am kind and generous. People that don’t know me see that kindness and generosity as reflecting on their lack of same. I have been bedeviled my entire life by stupid, poorly motivated and mean-spirited people who return my good works with spit. I’m too old for that now.

Now, I am pushing back in the only way I know how — with words. Words meant to shame and ridicule and to demean those who have treated me in the same way. I have never done this before as I was raised to look at the good in people and not the bad. Enough.

I have never been physical with anyone, have no police record, none, never owned a gun, don’t have one now, and my last traffic ticket was over twenty years ago. I am not a threat to anyone, unless you mean a threat in words. That’s all I have and that is all I will ever use. Only stupid people resort to violence in a society of laws like ours. And I am not stupid. Trust me, I know stupid. I’ve been dealing with stupid people my whole life. And I have never called them that before. Not anymore.

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Working the Problem

Tribute poster to the old Cal-Neva at Lake Tahoe. Original photo by Don Dondero.


First attempt. Nice border, the rest a mess of repeated cuts and pastes.

Getting closer Left lapel still a mess.

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Artwork on a Roll From DigitalDesigns.art

Google still doesn’t have my site on a direct link. The site is actually digitaldesigns.art. Click here, instead, to go to my site:

https://sites.google.com/view/digitaldesignsart/art-gallery

 

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New Additions at DigitalDesigns.art

Redirect still not working but go here:

https://www.digitaldesigns.art

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A Few Seconds of a Nevada Wild Horse

This would have been better had I filmed in with my 4K camcorder. But that’s bulky and I don’t carry it when I hike. But, the iPhone does not have the resolution of my Canon (think number of pixels) nor does it store data fast enough to capture it all when shooting. That’s the real reason for 4K and 8K, huge file sizes but enough pixels captured to zoom in or go slo-mo when editing.


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Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat Performed by Beck (slightly changed repost)

ART UPDATE:

Posted on Jun 21, 2022

June 25, 2022. Google has not yet linked this profile site to my primary site. Go here for my primary site:

https://sites.google.com/view/digitaldesignsart/art-gallery

Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat by Bob Dylan

Dylan wrote a great song but didn’t put great music to it. Beck put great music to it. This is the value of collaboration, past or present.

Well I, see you got your
Brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat
Yes I, see you got your
Brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat
Well, you must tell me, baby how your
Head feels under somethin’ like that
Under your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Well you, look so pretty in it
Honey, can I jump on it sometime?
Yes, I just wanna see
If it’s really that expensive kind
You know it balances on your head just like a
Mattress balances on a bottle of wine
Your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Well if you, wanna see the sun rise
Honey, I know where
We’ll go out and see it sometime
We’ll both just sit there and stare
Me with my belt wrapped around my head
And you just sittin’ there
In your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Well, I asked the doctor if I could see you
It’s bad for your health, he said
Yes, I disobeyed his orders
I came to see you
But I found him there instead
You know, I don’t mind him cheatin’ on me
But I sure wish he’d take that off his head
Your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat.

Well, I see you got a new boyfriend
You know, I never seen him before
Well, I saw him
Makin’ love to you
You forgot to close the garage door
You might think he loves you for your money
But I know what he really loves you for
It’s your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat.

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Once Again, The Failure of Writing Assessment Tests

ART UPDATE:

Posted on Jun 21, 2022

June 25, 2022. Google has not yet linked this profile site to my primary site. Go here for my primary site:

https://sites.google.com/view/digitaldesignsart/art-gallery

I am so sick of writing about this.

Online business writing, like writing for magazines and newspapers, must be clear and straightforward. There is no reason to dive deep into a grammatical problem like these tests want you to. None. Recast the sentence. Eliminate the problem with simpler language. Don’t try to rehab it! Get rid of it.

Seven years ago I started writing and editing part-time for Infocus in Vancouver. Know what my writing test was? First, they paid me for my time, and second, my assignment took over 11 hours to complete. That’s a writing test. All this other stuff is crap.

All the employer wants is a score, any score, on a piece of paper so they can eliminate you in favor of another person who survived their made up bilge. Good luck to both of you. Not!

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Writing assessment tests have no relevance, none, to online business writing under deadline. These tests are always scraps of SAT prep materials or old college grammar questions. You should never be penalized for failing to solve a problem that should have never existed in the first place. And, an employer (or their third party contractor) will never tell you what guide they are using to make their decisions nor will they let you argue about other constructions.

Of, course, most companies hiring this way have no idea of what CMOS or AP mean. Also, much of this is the job of the editor or the person who assigned the work and not the writer. The writer’s job is to provide something in substantial compliance with the requirements given and to always make deadline. If they hand in something difficult, well, it happens. The editor fixes it. Just don’t expect the writer or the editor to be Fowler, even if these nonsensical tests want them to be.

And by the way, Fowler let people disagree with him on many things. Not so these idiots.

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Big Doings at My New Art Site

ART UPDATE:

Posted on Jun 21, 2022

June 25, 2022. Google has not yet linked this profile site to my primary site. Go here for my primary site:

https://sites.google.com/view/digitaldesignsart/art-gallery

ORIGINAL POST:

Update: Having a terrible time with redirects. Maybe later this week. URL below probably not working.

It’s under construction, of course, but it will become a nice dumping ground for all of my still images and videos and thoughts on same.

Click here to go there: https://digitaldesigns.art

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Lost in Translation

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