an opinion about blogging..

i’m still quite busy with my new work, and with learning new things for my work, having just enough time to catch up with world news and to rest a bit as well. meanwhile i’ve been receiving quite an annoying amount of promotion mails from wordpress and i see that my wordpress blog is so full of ads that one can hardly see the content posted by me. come on, to have ads before and after each post is too much.

to remove the annoying ads i should pay for the service wordpress provides, which is normal, but here’s my take on it: as not a professional full time blogger i see no return on the investment. i’ve been having several websites for around fifteen years and spent literally tens of thousands of euros for domains, website service providers etc., plus i spent years on building and updating the sites with my content. then i tried several free social platforms as a new phenomenon and kept my expenses low with paying only for domain names. the result: last year i decided to give away all my books for free as nobody paid for a full version, only free versions were ever downloaded regardless the fact that the “advanced handwriting cryptography” search on google showed my books on top of the first search page.. my method of handwriting cryptography is still the strongest there is in the world but who cares — the topic is too specific it seems, to have any larger interest. my books on other topics are perhaps just too hard to promote with so much competition out there. about sponsors: the only sponsors i ever had were my friends who know me from real life. thus, it’s been fun and exciting to work on the online projects wishing to gain more time for writing new books, but the reality proved the idea wrong — i must work double — i need to have a job that gives me income and to work for online content, while the project of writing new books is by now abandoned. that must change. the blogging hasn’t provided me with a single cent of income (apart from a small ‘symbolic’ support from friends), thus spending more money and lots of time on it is out of question. that’s the result of my reality check.

what else, to keep complaining.. my few years old tablet and recently bought smartphone crashed irreparably during the last month, so i got a new one, one of the very latest and a powerful model, but the wordpress app is crashing on it immediately after opening. i must use the web browser to post.

thus, to take it all together and thinking about my time well spent, i’m just not seeing any benefits in blogging. i may continue posting from time to time but honestly i must concentrate on activities that are more efficient in every sense. i’m happy enough with my life that i don’t need to show it all to the world.

have a good one everyone who followed me and keeps following, you never know, one day i may have nothing to do and will continue posting on the blog.

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new place.

been busy moving to new place and working. today i’ve got a bit more free time. the hostel here is a three floor building — last year all the three floors had a serious fire damage and even more costly smoke damage to the museum part of the hostel. a lot of work to do here now. some historical things are not possible to renovate, but we will try to recover from smoke damage what is possible to recover.

just a few photos from too many:

view from outside:

view nearby:

documentary crisis.

yesterday i searched online for new documentaries in different languages for an hour, with no success. all supposedly new documentaries are only old ones reposted again, or are on some useless topic, for me anyway. i did succeed to find four documentaries and downloaded them but all of them turned out to be a total crap — wishful thinking, stories without evidence and so on, presenting themselves as documentaries. too bad. aren’t there really people out there anymore, in the entire world, who keep making real documentaries on truly educational topics, or all of them are now being blocked by big brother to keep the level of understanding of people on very basic level. what’s happening is the question to answer now.

the solution for 360 view of still images.

on wordpress there’s no free option to show 360/3D photos interactively — in order to install any plugins, including plugins for 360 photos, i should upgrade to the business plan. but, as it often happens after scratching the head a bit, i came up with a solution.. i only need to take a few second video on my 360 camera, instead of a photo, and upload it on youtube.. you need to stop the video right after it starts running, and then you can move around the paused 360 video in any direction (in the ‘chrome’ browser) as a 360/3D interactive photo. try on my previously uploaded 360 videos..

https://youthextension.wordpress.com/2019/01/24/hostel-the-tv-room-and-breakfast-room-2×360-videos/

the video quality of my 360 camera is mediocre (only the sound is very low quality), but not as bad as it sometimes shows on embedded video in browser — if the wifi connection happens to be too slow then youtube automatically lowers the video quality in order to continue showing the video, while the sound remains the same usually (even when video freezes). perhaps pausing the video will show you the surrounding in much better quality — just move the still frame in any direction you wish by dragging the image.

in youtube app you can get a better video quality (sometimes) but you can’t (easily) move around interactively the paused video in youtube app beacuse of the pause/play button right in the middle — to remove the ‘play’ button you need to touch a corner of the video but the effect isn’t always immediate. more easily you can move around the paused 3D video frames by watching the video in chrome browser, even after clicking on full screen option of the video (without opting for the app).

a bit of promotion

my books.. https://sellfy.com/youthextension

all my published books are free to download.. and it’s possible to pay for them as well if you wish to support me. you can also support me directly through paypal without paying for the books.. https://paypal.me/yez

thank you in advance, all and everyone, whether you support me financially or by reading my books, which you will definitely find useful in life and will gladly promote the books on your own.

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https://youtu.be/6Mku4XBsF74

https://vimeo.com/312563261