Here is Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe in the early afternoon.

It’s going to be Quiet for Sometime to come on this site

Hello There

Just want to post an update about the site and I’ll be posting anything for a bit of time in part that I don’t have internet access at home anymore and for sometime to come. Plus, there are still a fair amount of photographs that I still need to go through before posting to this site. One of the images that I’ve already upload is the featured image on this post.

Also, I need to spend time looking for a job that I could enable to stuff with my life and to expand this site further.

Bye for now….

Peter

Here is some Rocks/Boulders in front of some tree's in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Ideas and Thoughts for Posts

Some sunlight on some trees and tops of shrubs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Some sunlight on some trees and tops of shrubs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

I have had in the past some and many thoughts about topics to post on this site and when I would sit down to write these ideas – they come across as half-baked thoughts, ideas. I would start writing down these ideas and I would get to a point where I would pause to consider where I could continue on with the thoughts for the post but I wouldn’t past this one point. I would leave these posts as drafts and or I would cut these posts completely.

I would toy with these thoughts for a few days or for some time and majority of the time I would just abandon the post ideas completely. These ideas would be half-baked at best and they would just be a waste of words and space on this blog and in general.

I took this in the late afternoon and very early evening in September 2014.
I took this in the late afternoon and very early evening in September 2014.

Though, I’ve wanted to share a fair amount of photographs that I took in 2014 and 2014. For some reason I’m would, having some lack of follow through about uploading photographs that I took. Part of the problem is that I don’t want to go through and update all the meta data that’s included in the Photographs that I took during this time. I know I could and can use Adobe Bridge to do this with a bunch of photographs at one time and I want to wait until I have more computer memory installed before I update and change the meta data on lot of photographs.

You could some of the photographs that I took as featured images or inserted in posts during the last year or so. Getting back on topic – I want to write real posts or short of a length of page while working in a document for a class but I seem to come up short on more positive topics to write about. If I write a good lengthy post that it seems a negative type of post which I’m tired of writing and thinking about doing; or I could be complaining or sound like that I’m complaining in some way.

Getting to know PHP…. again

The PHP logo displaying the Handel Gothic font.
The PHP logo displaying the Handel Gothic font. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I took a PHP programming class back in 2004, and obviously PHP has changed considerably since then. I’m “kicking” myself for not keeping up with PHP since then, and I’m trying to learn the scripting language again. My problem area is developing queries, loops, and a straight forward log-in system. The log-in script that I’ve found and using is free to use that’s found on the web.

All I want to do, is to develop apps of my own without resorting to “freely available” or “pay to use” on the web. Which could be buggy from the onset of such scripts. I know that there are places like lynda.com and others sites to learn PHP. I know that there are some Community Colleges that offer PHP class, but either way I would need to pay for these classes.

I know that PHP is one of many programing languages that the best way to learn it is by siting down and working things out. I have some time to learn it, and would like to build a project with PHP mainly to “prove” to myself that I could complete a project.

Finding someone to do this is for me, is basically saying I give up and I can’t do this.

Php programming
Php programming (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m trying to build a web-based “catalog” – well it would be a web-based “inventory” cms for my collection of books, cd’s and movies. Though there a couple of things that’s “holding” me back: patience, computer setup, and a sociological/mental block from not doing more in what’s required while working on whatever. Also, I was basically being screwed by the educational system growing up. That’s for another time and posting.

Anyway, I could be looking at the wrong places on the internet or at books for information. I’ve looked at books, php.net, and at other sites that I can’t remember at the moment. I’ve looked on how to do loops, else, else if, functions; which are my problem area’s and once I understand how to write these. Then I can start developing small PHP projects more quickly and not take months, if not longer, to get them done.

I’m not learning PHP for any professional job(s) that would required to know PHP, I am just learning it to understand on how things function in PHP.

I heard a phrase once and it went something like this: “How old would you be, if you haven’t learned anything in the course of a year?”

By knowing more information I wouldn’t be considered “knowledge poor” like I was back in high school or be viewed as I was 10 years ago, before I started college. I’ve learned some stuff but not a lot where I want to be a “knowledge rich” person. Even though I’m trying to get “knowledge rich” at the moment, seems like that I’m getting shit from every few turns that I make in daily life, and I’m beyond frustrated, though this topic is for a post for another time.

Getting back on to topic.

I would be trying to work on the design and layout of the pages for the “catalog” before working on the PHP code itself. I’m getting myself worked up and frustrated by working on the layout/design of the site and writing the PHP code at the same time.

I may post something at some point when I have this “catalog” mostly working for my CD, music and movie collections.

Bye for now….

P.S. I may edit this post at some point for errors that I may have missed.

Google Reader and dead RSS feeds

Tonight I finally went through Google Reader and cleared out a lot of dead feeds from sites that I don’t follow or not being updated at all. Though, I followed site that got deleted down over the years. Could have done this age’s ago but didn’t; its one of those things I kept putting it off for one reason or another. I’m just glad that I finally did it.

The amount of feeds that I had ware too much to go through, and since the beginning of the year I’ve gone through less and less of the feeds that I had. I guess that I had about 400 feeds in Google Reader, and now I have 331 feeds in Google Reader. Granted that’s still a lot of feeds to follow. These feeds are from the more active sites that I’ve followed since I imported my feed list from Bloglines which I don’t use anymore.

The sites that I’ve kept in Google Reader are news site, web development site and a couple personal sites.

Some of the sites that I’ve followed had not been updated since 2005 and 2006; others in 2009 and 2010. I know that things change and people don’t blog anymore. I know that I don’t posted as much as I did in the past, either on here or on my self hosted blog which I shut down in October 2011. I may put up another site with a different site address at some point in the near future. I’m looking for another domain name to buy. The one’s that I thought of haven been bought and / or in use. More on this later.

It’s probably going be a while before I would add more rss feeds to Google Reader any time soon. If I do, sites that I would follow would be like web development sites when I go looking for them.

later

Bored with using the internet or visiting websites

Don’t know why but recently I just want to write of using the web and the internet in general. What I mean is that the internet really no longer holds its appeal to me, or it doesn’t feel like “new.” Granted all I do now is to check email, use bloglines, Google Reader, and visit a couple other websites – including my own site.

Though for the last 2 1/2 to 3 years or so I’ve been using Bloglines which has been great to organize and centralize the things that I like to read the most. Such as entertainment news or follow tech sites. Although I have been using a new computer for the last year – which I use mainly for school work, and in part to work on my website which I haven’t updated that much recently which I should do soon.

I’m getting off track – sort of. It just seems like that I don’t want to have much to do with the web anymore – well not as much as I did like about 10 years ago when I started using the web and the internet.

One thing that I’ve been doing less and less is blogging and I think the problems is that what I want to say and it doesn’t come out right or just unable to put things into words.

bye for now…