Weekly Update, January 25, 2021
Greetz internet friend!
I am going to keep this short because I am burned out, it is Monday morning, and I don’t have much to say.
Burned out. Working on an engagement. Nothing more to share.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter! I don’t have heaps to say on this subject either, except to keep mentioning it because it is so important.
Last week my wife convinced me to stop waiting and to buy some music equipment I’ve had my eye on (and not shut up about) for weeks. I bought an Akai Mini MK3 and a Scarlett 2i2 interface, so I can learn how to use them and start making beats and dropping more raps. I can also now record directly to the interface and then my (wife’s Apple) laptop, and get to hear it closer to real time and with improved quality. My research indicates that this interface should be good for a few years until it is time to upgrade, although it was more expensive than I was really looking to spend. However, cheaping out and being in need of replacing it in a few months is even less ideal, so here we are.
I’ve also been making TikTok videos every day and maybe a week or so ago I had my first “viral” (for me) video. Last I checked it has 18,000 views. I’ve been trying to imagine that many people all at once watching something I am doing and it is overwhelming. Then my wife makes a video that gets over a hundred thousand likes and has over 430,000 views! It also brought her over 200 new followers and now she is crushing me! I had briefly passed her in followers because of artifically inflating my numbers with follower trains and gimmicks like that, but she is back in the lead. That is to be expected though, since she has been doing social media for around a decade professionally and is really awesome at making content. It isn’t a competition though - not everything is.
We also spent a bunch of time over the last few days playing with and trying to train our Chihuahua (mixed with something - we think boxer) puppy, Bruiser. I really love him and he is a very good dog! Check out my TikTok for some videos of him, if you like that sort of thing.
That’s it for the personal section!
People to follow (on Twitter)
Bernice King - The daughter of Dr. King
Martin Luther King III - The son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
@cetolyne - great friend, awesome programmer, super helpful!
@blenster - cool maker, very positive, well worth a follow!
Marley - first place champ! Marley is one of the best on Twitter!
Null Coder - another awesome person to keep an eye on!
@EvilMog - creator of the DC MUD and an interesting person to follow.
TrakoZG – an internet friend who tweets excellent things
Sofia Rune – brilliant scholar who shares things that are both insightful and valuable
MildThrone – up and comer with a small following for now, but I think this account is on the rise!
Johnny B. Ill – Brilliant musician with wisdom to share for those smart enough to listen
Tiffany Collins - This is my wife, who is making cool art and is well worth a follow!
One last thing – for the music and art lovers
My wife is making incredible art, and this is her website here is her TikTok she is also on Instagram and Twitter and you can buy her art on Etsy – she has some very affordable prints as well as even more affordable and cool stickers! Finally, if you like her art you can support her on Patreon as well!
That’s it for this week, internet friend! Thanks for reading this far! I hope you have a very nice day and a most excellent week.