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Accomplishments This Year

Here is a rundown of my year so far to date.

Accomplishments

This year has been busy. I’ve done a lot in a short period of time. More than most people do in an entire year. Below are the things I’ve been working on this year.

Videos

This year, I have made six videos. Some of them turned out really pretty good. Not that anyone noticed, they didn’t care.

Website

Countless hours working on websites: Below are some of the stuff I’ve been doing with my websites.

Misfit.Ctopher.Me

  • Added Like Buttons to gallery photos
  • Added Cookie Consent Banner
  • Algorithm For Did You Know Posts
  • CSS Theme Switcher
  • Javascript Jump Menu php, MySQL
  • BETA coin flip written in PHP
  • CSS media queries for different devices
  • Lazy load images for Gallery photos and Gallery
  • Graphic redesign for footer
  • Added Page For Books with links
  • Solved Javascript onload problems

My Day (This site moved) now at:

misfit.ctopher.me/myday/

  • Designed Entire Site
  • Programmed entire site from scratch
  • Made photo upload pages, and edit page
  • Lazy Load for images on most pages
  • List View and worked out dates for grouping
  • Footer pages
  • By-Day pages with only that days photos
  • Pagination of By-Day pages
  • Cron Jobs Written

Misfit-Writers – Not Finished

  • Wrote Journal App in php
  • Made auto save javascript for database
  • programmed entire site from scratch
  • ToDo: Multi User Functions

There is a lot more I’ve done, but this is what I’m willing to talk about.

Writing

This year I have written 32 blog posts for mydigitalchaos.blog. Some of them are pretty good. They all have a photo attached with them, and have been carefully written and edited.

  • Thinking Outside The Box
  • Notes From Earth
  • Set XYZZY
  • Visions For The Future – Essay
  • Visions For The Future – The Problem With Progress Today
  • Do Something Great
  • It’s Time To Wake Up
  • Writing Levels And How To Go From Average To Great
  • A Life I Used To Have
  • A Little Racy
  • Thoughts About Value, Meaning, and Being of Worth To Others
  • What Is Advantageous?
  • Creative Arts – In Peril Or Ready To Bloom?
  • Shot In The Dark
  • More Dog Balls
  • One World Government
  • Get Your Creative Seeds and Long Term Inspiration
  • How To Be Successful With Your Journals
  • Posse Bonus Post
  • Depressed because of bots, buggers, and Digital Oppression
  • Why Quality Food Matters and Makes Life Enjoyable
  • Humans Are Shameful
  • Digital Lifestyle of A Geek
  • Today’s Lesson: Quiet Introspection
  • Quick Note
  • High Rise Of The Mind
  • Classical Corner: Music To Sleep With
  • What I Want
  • From A Dark Place
  • 8 Steps To Beautify Your Heart, Mind, and Soul
  • In The Flux
  • A Brief Guide On How To Write

Photography

I’ve taken photos for myself, and my websites. Some of them turned out pretty well. I’ve developed skill and talent with taking photos.

I’ve also done some custom artwork, and a little painting.

Conclusion:

This year is off to a great start. Maybe the momentum will continue to build. Maybe I can make something good that people will use. I hope to gain some skills, and talent from what I’m doing.

Check them out.

Written by: Ctopher Thomas, A Real Misfit

Photo Credit: Photo by Persnickety Prints on Unsplash

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Why Quality Food Matters and Makes Life Enjoyable

You Get Hungry Sometimes. . .

Having something to eat is a good thing. Having really good food is important; as it adds to the quality of life that you can live. When the food is just bland, dull, and frozen; it isn’t as good as having a fresh cooked meal that tastes delicious.

You can improve the quality of life you have by eating good food. Really if you are only getting your food from a drive-thru, you are missing out on some real living.

The flavor of food matters, the ingredients have be fresh, and well prepared. Because it has to stir your taste buds into believing that eating is worthy of doing. When the food isn’t as good as it should be, your taste buds see no reason to eat that junk.

Really good food adds a lot of enjoyment to living, and having a quality lifestyle. In today’s world, having some lifestyle makes all the difference in the world. Just existing as a boujee, isn’t really living well. The quality of food you can get, shouldn’t have to be expensive to eat well. You would think, in today’s modern world; food would be the last of our problems.

Seems, the world doesn’t want people to live well. Our shopping options are limited, and without having access to the best, we get complacent and settle for what we can get our hands on. Really we should be eating better than this, there is no excuse for the way things are.

Wake Up!

You want the food to stir your desire to live, you want the food you eat to be enjoyable. Eating is something everyone has to do at least once a day, and the process should be something that you enjoy doing.

Frozen food, it just doesn’t have the same appeal that a home cooked meal has with it. It isn’t as enjoyable to eat something that was frozen, heated up, and served like a dish that was cold. It doesn’t stir your senses. It doesn’t wake your taste buds up from a long slumber.

We want to eat food that tastes really good. We want to eat something delicious. For that to happen, someone is going to have to cook. I’m not sure how we can really eat better, but I know for a fact, it is possible. It could happen, and I don’t believe that is being grandiose about wanting better food to eat. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to taste really good.

Conclusion

Everyone should be able to have a good quality of life, and what you eat matters, it adds a lot of enjoyment to your life. It also adds some culture, and a dash of variety to your life. Really, you eat the same stuff too long, pretty soon it all tastes so darn bland and dull. There has to be some variety in what we eat, and the enjoyment that we get from it.

At least there is coffee. Coffee always works.

Written by Ctopher Thomas, A Real Misfit

Photo Credit: Photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash

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Five Tips For Better Coffee

Five Tips For A Better Cup Of Coffee

If your drinking coffee, you may be aware of some of these points. If not, this quick guide with five tips for a better cup of coffee may help you.

Your morning cup matters, and here are five tips that will make it that much more enjoyable.

  1. Use distilled or filtered water.
    Having good water in your coffee is crucial. The flavor matters, and tap water just won’t do. At the very least you should filter all the water you use in your coffee.
  2. Only grind your coffee beans when you prepare to use them.
    This will keep your coffee having the best flavor. If you have a coffee grinder, and only grind the beans you’re going to use for your next cup, then it will have better flavor.
  3. Don’t make the water too hot.
    If the water is too hot when the coffee is being brewed, it will make the flavor seem bitter. The water only needs to be hot enough to be actually hot. This puts the temperature somewhere between 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit. Any hotter than this and it will make your coffee not taste as good. You can brew iced coffee with a lower temperature. It has to very warm, and not cold which results in poor flavor.
  4. Brew Time for coffee presses
    The brew time for a coffee press matters. Too short and you don’t get the full robust flavor, too long and it doesn’t taste as good either. The optimal time for brewing in a french press is about four minutes. You will have to experiment with the best time to allow for the coffee you are using.
  5. Use good coffee beans to brew your coffee.
    This one is really important. You have to use good beans to brew your coffee with. Depending on what flavor you want your coffee to have, can be selected by knowing what beans to start with.

Please select the beans that have the flavor you like.

Conclusion:

If you put all of these tips together, you should be able to get a great cup of coffee brewed for yourself in no time. Use distilled water, only grind the beans before use, don’t make the water too hot, perfect the brew time for a french press, and use good coffee beans to brew your coffee.

If you want to see me brew a cup of coffee, watch my YouTube video of my coffee brew process.

Photo Credit: Photo by Alex on Unsplash