May 2015 Calendar

I’ve been gone a month . . . not that the casual reader might have noticed. 

Sure, I had a disclaimer at the beginning of each post, but I had scheduled posts as Disperser Tracks ‘heartbeats’ of sorts, keeping the blog live. What I had not mentioned was that I scheduled thirty heartbeats, one for each day of April.

It done took me a while to do; nearly eight hours, as I recall. However, most of them posts were minimal efforts. A few photos, a couple of links . . . and no one noticed the lack of effort (or at least no one mentioned it). 

Depressing it was; no one said “Yeah, yeah, this is nice, but whence be the marathon posts?”

Or, maybe they did; I’ve not read the comments people might have left. All my WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter noticed were filtered to the AAA-April label and automatically archived.

Not really depressing, then . . . at least not yet; not until I read the comments . . . or lack thereof.

Right. Moving on. We just entered May 2015. 

. . . and the world sucks noticeably more than it did a month ago; I really don’t want to dwell on all the suckiness that surrounds us. At some point I will, but that will be on another post. 

This post is just about nonsensical stuff . . . and a calendar.

Let’s start with this photo:

Doe in the field where I used to work. A nice place it was, before turning to crap.  Work, not the field. The field was always nice.

Doe in the field where I used to work. A nice place it was, before turning to crap. Work, not the field. The field was always nice.

I thought this would make a decent calendar photo . . . and then I thought I would play with some of the updated PanosFX actions (I recently updated the bundle).

I decided to secure the photo by cutting slits into my background . . . 

Slits_DIGI

. . . and wanted more. I then took the mounted photo and used it to create a cube.

Cube_DIGI

Well, I could not stop there! I then used the Stamp Action . . . 

Stamp_DIGI

. . . which includes the ability to add the country and postage. 

Country and Postage_DIGI

That’s right! If I’m ever the head (Supreme Ruler of All Things) of my own country, it shall be renamed after this blog.

Of course, what makes stamps valuable are the cancellation marks, complete with the motto of the host country.

Postmark_DIGI

Perfect . . . except, stamp collectors like to look at them through a magnifying glass.

Mag-Glass_DIGI

That looks like something that belongs on a calendar.

Here’s the calendar.

MAY2015-Cal-STAMP_Blog-72dpi

May 2015 Calendar

Right-Hand Click anywhere on the pictures, and Choose “Save Link As . . . “.

Note that clicking “Save Image” will download the resampled image (640×954, 72dpi) WordPress created for the post. Suitable for viewing on the screen, but not suitable for printing.

Save link as” downloads the native size of 11×17, 300dpi, but can be printed smaller. Printing larger may have mixed results depending on how knowledgeable you are.

Of course, saving is not required . . . one can just ignore the post.  If you are adventuresome, and it does not work, let me know, and I’ll try to fix whatever WordPress screwed up.  

Disclaimers:  I do not guarantee the accuracy of the calendar. My general understanding of time is limited to it being (mostly) an arbitrary demarcation of the unidirectional flow of existence. Many instances in my life demonstrated to me the disconnect between any hard measure of intervals of time and the perception of said time intervals.

A quick glance at my stats tells me April was not as bad as I had feared. There was a 25% drop in visitors and a 30% drop in views, but I added 24 followers.

I fully expect (have not yet checked) the majority of the new followers are people who a) will never comment, b) will seldom visit, and c) are likely selling something and trying to get their name and/or site out there.

I do look forward to visiting the blogs I already subscribe to and see how people fared without me. I suspect they didn’t even know I’d gone missing.

Remember, you don’t have to use the calendar portion . . .  you can cut out the bottom part, and you have a picture to hang on your wall.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ o o o o o o ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Insane Jedi

Insane Jedi

Astute persons might have noticed these doodles, and correctly surmised they hold some significance for me, and perhaps for humanity at large.  

If you click on the doodle, and nothing happens, this is the link it’s supposed to go to: https://disperser.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/palm-vx-and-i/.  

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Note: if you are not reading this blog post at Disperser.Wordpress.com, know that it has been copied without permission, and likely is being used by someone with nefarious intention, like attracting you to a malware-infested website.  Could be they also torture small mammals.

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Please, if you are considering bestowing me recognition beyond commenting below, refrain from doing so.  I will decline nominations whereby one blogger bestows an award onto another blogger or group of bloggers.   I appreciate the intent behind it, but I prefer a comment thanking me for turning you away from a life of crime, religion, or making you a better person in some other way.  That would actually mean something to me.

Should you still nominate me, I will strongly suspect you pulled my name at random, and that you are not, in fact, a reader of my blog.  If you wish to know more, please read below.

About awards: Blogger Awards          About “likes”:   Of “Likes”, Subscriptions, and Stuff

Note: to those who may click on “like”, or rate the post; if you do not personally hear from me, know that I am sincerely appreciative, and I thank you for noticing what I do.  

. . .  my FP ward  . . . chieken shit.

About disperser

Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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23 Responses to May 2015 Calendar

  1. sandra getgood says:

    Nice to have you back!

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  2. oneowner says:

    Cool graphic! And welcome back.

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  3. You were gone a month?!?! :o Really?!?!
    Sorry! Just had to tease you! ;-) :-P
    Welcome back! You were missed!
    Love the doe photo and the creative things you did with it!
    HappyMay-HUGS!!! :-)

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  4. I see that you are now following me as in getting a notice of my blog via email. You are one funny and sarcastic man, at least I’m assuming that you are male but, I’ve no idea really. :-) Anyhow, back to the task at hand. I like the lone wolf logo at the top of your blog and I’m duly impressed with your Photoshop technical abilities to manipulate a photograph.

    Regards,
    Yvonne

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  5. Oops, so sorry. I just went back and read your extremely brief Profile. You are a man. Now that the I’m clear about that I suppose you did not finagle the deer image in Photoshop. I’m more than stupid about understanding apps and all that jazz since I’ve no time for fiddling around. But what you achieved is impressive.

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  6. Eddy Winko says:

    Welcome back, although I have enjoyed the break, still back to it I suppose.

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  7. Carissa says:

    Welcome back, Emilio!

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  8. haydendlinder says:

    Sooooo why is the 25th of May in green?
    Oh and before I forget, :):):) Just for you buddy. Welcome back.

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  9. haydendlinder says:

    Yeah just too busy to keep up with blogging for a while. Glad to hear your break went well.

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  10. AnnMarie says:

    That stamp sequence is beautifully done. Looking forward to the familiar, long posts.

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