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:
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 . . .
. . . and wanted more. I then took the mounted photo and used it to create a cube.
Well, I could not stop there! I then used the Stamp Action . . .
. . . which includes the ability to add the country and postage.
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.
Perfect . . . except, stamp collectors like to look at them through a magnifying glass.
That looks like something that belongs on a calendar.
Here’s the 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.
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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/.
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.
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.
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.
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