Instagram is the first thing I check in the morning.

I remember a time when I would look at email first, just after I woke up. This is the last thing I check, I sometimes go a whole day without looking at email. It is different now, because I am not working and don’t need to constantly look to see if someone has contacted me. Sidenote, I am not working because I am a stay at home dad, But that is besides the point. Facebook used to be what people checked first in the morning. And I suspect that is still the case for those who don’t have an instagram account. I used to log into facebook to only look at the pictures that people posted. Now all the pictures on facebook are of what people posted on instagram. Which makes me look at facebook less, because I have already seen the pictures. I do my best not to post the same picture to facebook as I did to instagram. And you should do the same too. Because I am looking less at facebook because of it.


One of two of My babies.


I love takeing pictures of clouds.


The last time I saw JVH #ripvjh.

How to Authenticate your Tumblr app using Twiitter’s oauth

строителство на къщиI have a bunch of pictures that I wanted to post to tumblr, I wanted to queue them up so it wouldn’t just post all the pictures in one time. I had a php version of this, but it didn’t seem to work, so I went looking for a newer version. I then found out that tumblr has v2 of there api, I don’t know if this is the reason why my first script broke. But I went looking for another script that could do the trick, and hopefully much better. So after some googling, I found Photo 2 Tumblr, which seemed really complicated at first (also because I was doing this late at night, I could not for the life of me figure it out).

So anyways, I also wanted to learn how to register via oath, that seems like something I should know how to do.

So I figure out if I can run python on my computer, Check (OS X).

Then I figure out how to run python from the command line, Check (Python auth.py).

Then I Spend a few hours trying to figure out how to auth my tumblr script. The script needs a few edits to make it understandable for tumblr since tumblr doesn’t use PIN technically. So t hese are the steps to authenticate your tumblr app via twitter’s auth.py:

1. $python auth.py
2. go to the url that it tells you to go to
3. Click on allow in tumblr
4. copy url you are returned to: ex google.com/?oauth_token=927839871293871928hikjb copy this long key
5. Back to command line, type y (yes authenticated)
6. Paste the pin number from step 4, into the command line
7. you get your oath token and secret

Now you can go back into your tumblr app, and enter in all the required information.

It all started with a Picture – Or How I Gained Muscle and Lost Weight

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I have never paid attention to my weight growing up and I always thought that I was skinny. I saw the picture above and I thought, wow, I have a belly. It wasn’t much of a belly, but I was definitely overweight. I wasn’t exercising much during this time and I was drinking a lot of soda and sugary drinks up until this point in my life. This was around the year 2010 that I first noticed it and started to do something about it.

At this time is when nike came out with the running tracker, So I thought, hey I am going to start running. So I went to the apple store and bought the thing that you put into your shoe and went out for a run. I had never ran in my life, I had never willingly exercised in my life either. This was a new world for me!

So im out running and I am not really paying attention and I step into a planter and twist my ankle. I come home two minutes later and erin asks, I thought that you were going to go for a run. That was my first running experience, And I thought it was my last, I had given up on running thinking that my ankle would never let me run.

So I started to think about it, running is good for the heart, and it is good for the lungs, and most importantly, it is good to be able to run away from zombies (for the record I don’t think that there is going to be a zombie apocalypse, but it is a fun reason to exercise). I have always had weak ankles and I left it at that, never thinking that I could fix my body. But that kept on my mind for a while, And I googled how to strengthen your ankles. One of the two exercises that I saw was to just stand on one ankle when you brush your teeth, And the other was lifting dumbbells with one foot. I started doing both of these things religiously.

This was the start of me working out. This is the first part of me.

Technorati Score

I used to visit technorati all the time to see my score. I didn’t care about anything else other than increasing my score. My personal website had a super low score, but obeygiant.com’s score was rising. I kept adding blogs to it, and seeing how others had such high scores and doing the same techniques. I would favorite it, love it, do whatever to get the score higher. It never really got as high as I wanted it to be, and it only moved up a few places after all that work I did.

I figured out that obeygiant wasn’t tech enough for technorati, I mean duh, tech is in the title. So I moved on, Come five years later and Klout is the new technorati. I did the same thing, I gave out klout points to everyone, to random people in hopes that they would give klout back. Which they did in turn, the klout score got super high (this is all for obeygiant.com again), and I got some klout perks. Which I never ever used because I don’t want free shampoo or to see a live screencast or whatever they were giving away.

Now I just sign up for these services to sign up, to have a presence. When they first came out, I did spend a lot of time on them trying to improve the score. But for an artist, its harder to get high scores on these sites because art doesn’t translate well over the internet. A lot of people link to obeygiant.com, but there are smaller non techy sites. And I only did this because I thought that they would bring hits to the websites. None of them ever brought any significant hits to the website, except for wordpress’s showcase page. Obey Giant is listed as one of the most voted on links and that brings in about 100 clicks a day, everyday, and rising. Now 100 clicks a day isn’t anything, overall, but It adds up. While technorati, klout, whatever brought in zero links a day, brought in no more internet points ever.

Now this is old but David Galbraith, had said that technorati shouldn’t give up from it’s fight with google. That it should be a blog search engine. “I say all this because Google have finally got their act together with Blog Search, and the window of opportunity for Technorati to be what they are, and what they created, is closing.” Well I never think technorati was ever that, I just think it was only got tech blogs. I never thought that it was for anybody else.