on my way to work one day I heard someone shout 'FAGGOT' at me.
I turn around & its a person around 15/17 years old, standing across the road.
without much thought I said 'oh yeah? well at least I don't have java installed on my computer...'
the person didn't know what to say & walked off in utter confusion. I continued on to open up the shop, which was only a few steps from where this happened - laughing for the rest of the day. it was also sunny, so double bonus.
this is one reason I want to know how to change usernames on mastodon, because I would like to keep some things. but I know I could just shift things over pretty simply
so just to also say. my other steps away from google.
they are happening ever so slowly. but its coming together.
since there is going to be some very big personal changes coming soon, I'm sorting my email first.
its proton mail for me this time. ill get all my emails I want kept to go to the new address, update details on sites. once thats done, I can delete those gmail accounts 👍
there is about 6 to do. but I will connect 3/4 to 1 since the emails are buying shite & that kind of stuff
that was supposed to say 'masto' - but macOS chooses it knows better
@lewislepton I havent used google search for years & happily at that. I still have gmail, but recently started a proton mail account & will soon enough do it for all my kept things. Also deleted YouTube from devices & made sure I was signed into my Vimeo account. I used that platform for quite a while & am happy to switch back to it for future things
Other than that?
Plenty. But I wanna go sleep after sharing my current declutter 😘
@lewislepton but the other matters of YouTubes own treatment to its staff over the years & more recently  plus its treatment to its community. I know its nothing new. YouTube has been steadily declining in many ways for around a decade. Sure its also taste as to what you like. But I am quite baffled by the workings of the company. I know this CW is YouTube. But it really is more so google as a whole. I feel just totally done. Just a little switch has pinged & im switching up...
@lewislepton I dont think I watch bad content. I choose to not watch bad content that could be upsetting. Because I have way more important things to do in my life than be upset. I even keep my own subscriptions to a manageable count, just so there is not too much being thrown at once. But from a discussion I was having with my partner. I was saying how I feel I dont watch the video, but more read the comments. & I hate that. Not always. But its still shite...
Have quite a lot going on. Plenty news to come soon. But one such is ridding myself of YouTube.
Many know ive made learning content available. Fully stopped around Feb/Mar 2020. Done for about 6 years.
But more & more ive been feeling burnt out. Ive been keeping it easy but still getting stuff done. But more than most, I feel burnt out & its been bothering the shite out of me. Obviously could point to whats happening in the world. But I do feel there is more too it...
this was the original tweet from them to me. just so you can see the link is the same & see who the pedal is for 👍
can everyone do me a favour, please click the link below.
id love to help win this pedal from NeuralDSP. so a lovely person I know gets to win & enjoy it [its their special link]
they were really helpful & nice to me when looking for guitar sims. so id like to help back by sharing their link for the competition
this link doesnt ask you to sign up. its just collects clicks to the link & how many done so. you dont need to sign up to anything. unless you too want to win 👍
also ordered myself a master notebook for music now. I have so many that I picked up & wrote 1 or 2 things. so im gonna have a master. plus bought new pens.
there is a lot to write down of what to remember & I do want to write down the tabs for things. make it easier to teach others.
because I really need a band for this to work fully when live 😂
im even looking at CD pressing as well. I know its something that's maybe overboard. but I really would love to have a proper pressing of my music. especially music im really happy about.
if I had the money id do a vinyl release as well. but CD is good enough, along with digital..
id like to put in pictures, writing, lyrics etc in as well, have something that is a collectable as much as something to really tune & chill/headbang out to 😘
ive set up the account anyhow. if push comes to shove ill just have to do a copy paste job.
this won't be spam though. I only plan to post up things music or spoken word based.
its all good. ill share the stuff once its all up & running & I got a track or 5 to put up.
though have rough finished 5 tracks, which span just over an hour. got about 5 more tracks I want to do. this is a big release. its been fun. 👍
just wondering something.
im near having everything setup for this new music project. just waiting on some odd gitlab errors that have taken away my ability to launch the domain. very odd.
anyhow. I would like to do some cross-platform posting. so things are on twitter, instagram etc. im only doing a few socials, need to keep it simple for now.
but is there anything available to help with this. so only post something once, but it can do it for the other platforms, including here
I dont think this will be linked with my solo project stuff. though im not sure. but id like to have a band for the live shows. that's whats I know for sure.
even though these are my songs, its good having input from other great musicians to help along & build upon as well
somehow, I knew all I needed to know with what I know to knew for now
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