humor, self-help, technology

Members Only

pexels-photo-296282Do I get a jacket? No.

A pin? No. But, I like where you’re going with this!

Well, what’s with the membership then….

We teamed up with Patreon! Who?

You’ve probably noticed some of your favorite YouTubers, creators and artists have already hopped on this band wagon and well….. so am I! And I am so excited to be a part of this revolution!

With all the algorithm changes to every social media platform and the constant increase of demonetizing of YouTube, and the ever-evolving internet shifts…. It takes a toll on the revenue streams creators -like myself – have.

So, with emerging platforms like twitch, Patreon, and the like offering better returns, and opportunity for you guys to be an integral part of it. It’s pexels-photo-264146.jpegno wonder we’re all adding another degree of stream! Like a weatherman. No. Pay attention. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t do it FOR the money. It’s nice to have it; but, its the creation of all the content I drop into the universe that means the most to me! Woohoo!

That being said, the utility company won’t oblige to a barter system of signed copies of my books in exchange for keeping the lights on.

Damn it. 

So, if you already follow me, don’t worry. I will still be posting across all my platforms; however, the slight difference will be that the members of Patreon will have exclusive access before everyone else when our new releases come out! Ah. Like the big stuff. 

Like the new album? Yes. The follow up book? Yes.

You get the idea.

Pre-release digital downloads before the rest of the pubic can get them.

Precisely.

Additionally, exclusive content will be created just for our members only!!

Oooo, so hoity toity. No, no, not at all.

This unique setup will help support our mission to provide fun, entertaining and consistent content on a regular basis! And for a little as one dollar a month!!

Now, I don’t know how long we plan to hang onto this venture. It may be a short term one to accomplish a few goals we have set out to accomplish this year that need a little oomph of support or provided the response is a good one, we may hang onto it longer and add more company goals to it.

Momentarily, I am testing it out and seeing where the yellow brick road takes me! Watch for tornados. 

In the meantime, check out todays YouTube episode. It’s more focused on what I am unveiling to you here than the usual fuckery I bestow upon you guys. Ah, okay, will do. 

Oh, and BY THE WAY…. a new album title – with the cover art – is unveiled. What?

MORE new freaking music is on the way?!! Yup.

It sure is and I have never been more excited about an album.

This one has truly been a bloody lifeline for me. It’s always the journey. And this album definitely reflects an excursion!

Clicked my ruby red slippers three times…pexels-photo-957589.jpeg

And, out came some songs…

While a Tin Man, A Cowardly Lion and a Monkey held my hand.

OMG. What.

humor, self-help, surgery, technology

Lasik Light Saber

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Nothing has been more freeing than having Lasik eye surgery! Take that, bad eyesight!

I am still adjusting to the fact that I do not need to take my contacts out each night. Hooray! Or I forget that I’m not wearing contact lenses at all,  fall asleep and, next thing I know… pink eye. Wow. 

Goodbye the gift of pink eye! Wait. …Via contacts! What?

So freeing. Truly life changing. And anyone who has had to wear glasses and/or contacts

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tell ’em glasses, bye!

their whole lives can attest to the nuisance of getting up in the morning, patting your hand around the nightstand in search of your spectacles, only to find they’ve fallen behind the bed somehow over the course of the night. Guess they needed the time off too.

In an effort to ease the minds of those who have always wanted to get Lasik eye surgery and just couldn’t bring themselves to do it, we have vlogged an episode for you to watch. Ew, gross. Yes, the amazing folks at Global Laser Vision in San Diego allowed us to film inside their facility. We are so grateful to them for letting us take over their place of business for a day (or three) and work with us to provide you guys some pretty great content! And if you’re just into certain segments of the video, I’ve added a time stamping map below for ya to for reference!

So without further ado…. Enjoy!

Diet/Weight Loss Support00:01 Intro
00:23 Pre-op
01:22 Surgery Shopping Prep
01:46 Surgery Day
06:52 Surgery Time!
15:10 30 minutes post-op
15:29 5 hours post-op
17:15 45 minutes of time lapsed shenanigans
17:41 45 minutes later/time for eye drops
21:04 1 day post-op
21:44 2 days post op
22:58 I did NOT venture outside
23:56 After Care Instructions

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humor, self-help, technology

Stabilizer Sunday Showdown

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After nearly five weeks… yeah, you read correctly, FIVE FREAKING WEEKS!

Okay, maybe it’s more like four; but, who’s counting. Umm… Don’t answer that, it’sIMG_7533 rhetorical. Damn, I had an answer too.  I finally figured out the stabilizer bullshit function in iMovie. Really? Yes, really. No help from any techies online either. Boo. What good is googling something when it seems no one knows how to fix it. Or like the problem doesn’t exist?! Maybe it didn’t and I just made life more complicated. That’s always a probability. 

My findings? It’s crap. What’s crap, iMovie? 

No. iMovie has so many great features and yet this one they can’t get right. Boo. 

Even with each update. Double boo. 

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After many moons of checking the “stabilizer” status and trying to

  • bounce out my videos with fail after epic fail
  • internet search after internet search; with no answer for the answer I needed…
  • tirelessly waiting for “stabilizer” to well… damn stabilize.

So, I did it! I figured out the answer!

IMG_7478.jpgHere’s how to finally end the stabilizer bologna-go-round! No more carnival rides of death happening on my iMovie stabilizer watch.

There is NO manual for this software. It’s a learn as you go. Hope for a youtube video to explain it. Or give up and trash it all. Never one to give up. To a moronic fault. Yup.

FOR DESTABILIZATION:

  • choose clip you initially stabilized
  • double-click on the clip so that it brings up the menu in the viewer above the clip.
  •  In the toolbar of the viewer, in the upper right hand corner, click “reset all.”

What. Thats it? 

Oh yeah. Fucking UNBELIEVABLE! I mean, VOILA! It reset my chosen clips and I hit the share button – for my last hurrah at this – and BAM! HeatAndCool.com

  • Shared to YouTube successfully.
  • Shared file to folder on desktop successfully.
  • Shared to Vimeo successfully.

Now,  this took LITERALLY less than 3 minutes to accomplish. After weeks and weeks of waiting for the stupid stabilizer to wrap up its business; to which it never did… this 3-minute hack was all it took. Reference the how-to video below. I did this for you guys because I cannot possibly be the only person who has dealt with this.  And yet, while my incessant searching proved ZERO results, I was able to rectify the situation quickly and efficiently within moments after putting this down for a minute and downing a personal pan pizza.

Let’s celebrate bishes.

Pop that champagne!

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By the way… should you need to stabilize your videos, which is just a technical word for making your videos less shaky… NOW you explain it. Pay attention! Utilize YouTube’s stabilizer function instead. Even if you don’t post youtube videos you can still use it and save it back to your computer when its done.

And this is why I should never have strayed from my Final Cut Pro software… *sigh #nerdproblems

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