June 28, 2020

Upgrade-Movie Review

June 14, 2020 — Jt Spratley

I watched this move twice before starting this blog. I’d watched it four times by the time I finished it.

Okay, Upgrade movie.

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The Micronamin Interview That Never Happened

June 14, 2020 — Jt Spratley

Micronamin was a Veteran-owned supplement company led by Teall Haycock. It was liquidated in 2018. and it’s domain later redirected to a faceless Robin Hood online supplement store. Before Micronamin, the CEO and I had planned an interview for my discontinued Go Live Lively podcast on YouTube and iTunes.

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Movies to Make You Think Volume 2

June 14, 2020 — Jt Spratley

A few years ago, I wrote Movies to Make You Think. Similar with my deepin blogs, I’m trying to revive series.

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5 Best WordPress Plugins For My Goals

June 14, 2020 — Jt Spratley

I’ve played with a lot of WordPress plugins. Some were good for convenience. Some were made obsolete with Gutenberg. Some became favorites as I learned how to integrate WordPress with so many different projects – podcasting, forums, school projects, web development, etc.

Below are 5 WordPress plugins I love and why.

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How to Dress for Workouts-Not Just Gym Clothes

June 14, 2020 — Jt Spratley

Gym is life. Being dressed appropriately for exercise isn’t as simple as wearing comfortable clothes that can be torn. I learned to care about the items listed below once I started running 2-4 times a week. Hopefully, this helps you prevent injuries similar to the exercises that could’ve helped me.

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Podcast-Weekly-08292017

June 08, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on September 18, 2017

Blogging versus Podcasting

Tags: podcasts, personal

My Plans for 2018

June 08, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on January 30, 2018

Having unfinished New Years Resolutions on my mind everyday for the last few months reminded me why I abandoned the trend nearly 10 years ago for looser short-term goals that support broader long-term goals.

They’re usually too rigid to amend with new information, analytics on released content, trends or events, and feedback- all of which help direct creative flow when choosing what projects I work on next.

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5 Linux Distros to Try

June 08, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on June 1, 2020

I covered a lot of Linux distributions in my Syracuse InfoSpace blog on evolving with open source software . After 5 years of browsing Distrowatch.com and Linux distro hopping (with good reasons) , I want to share my subjective, uninfluenced list of 5 Linux distros you should try.

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Chess Time

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on March 16, 2015

Chess teaches one to think multiple steps ahead and consider different possibilities, versus simply accepting what meets the eye at the present time. Every piece serves a vital role and moves such as “En passant” make complexity a great way to describe the game. Do you play? Check out Chess Time for Android and play against others around the world in real time. Download it and hit me up for my username. I love a good challenge. Come at me, bro. . . or sis.

Stimulate the mind. Challenge it or feel it age.

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Don’t Spread That Hoax!

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on March 17, 2015

If you ever get bored, check out “Nonprofit.net/hoax – Don’t Spread That Hoax” for some random trivia, entertainment, myths, IT fun facts, and plenty of useless knowledge.

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Assist the Aid of Homeless Women & Citizens of Kenya

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on March 18, 2015

Everyone knows there are less fortunate people who seek shelter wherever possible daily. For some people, only the thought of homeless men come to mind. But what about the women? What about their feminine hygiene needs? The NPO (Non-Profit organization) Distributing Dignity works to address that. Spread the word. Donate some money. Don’t like the idea of a percentage of your donation going toward advertisement? Go to their Amazon wishlist to purchase and send them needed products to help the cause. I saved their Amazon wishlist and send them something when I make an Amazon purchase.

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iPerms and your ERB

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on March 21, 2015

If you’re a Soldier, follow these steps when you have some free time:

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My Old School Kicks

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on April 2, 2015

Am I the only one who wore Avirex and DaDa Supreme shoes?

Tags: clothing

Vinyl for your CD Player

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on April 2, 2015

Creativity and originality are important abilities to possess. When I worked with underground artists during my teen years, I loved adding a bit of creativity to their otherwise normal tracks with interludes, sound effects, and other interesting dynamics. The first track I recorded for one particular artist began with an EQ resulting in an old low-quality radio sound. After a 2 second pause and delay effect, the unaltered song continued.

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Promotion Point Worksheet (PPW)

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on April 5, 2015

Just as every Soldier should check her/his ERB regularly, Enlisted Soldiers up to the ranks of SGT should check the PPW (Promotion Point Worksheet) for accuracy.

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“Happy Birthday” Call From WWP

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on April 13, 2015

A representative from Wounded Warrior Project called me today just to say “Happy Birthday” and check up on my post-military life. After telling him about my current situation, he was more than helpful by providing additional assistance within WWP and resources outside of the organization. That’s awesome. It further motivates me to participate in WWP activities.

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Monster (2003)

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on April 25, 2015

While listening to a Bill Burr podcast site, he made a reference regarding a “woman in the Monster movie.” Anyways, he said something strange enough to make me want to check this movie out.

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Belt Buckles

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on May 4, 2015

Do you remember the fleeting trend of big crazy flashy belt buckles? Many people were content with Spencer’s, but some would look online for more original choices. Let’s not forget the scrolling LED belt buckles.

Spencer’s Belts and Belt Buckles

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Sippy Cup-Angry Orchard Cinnful Apple

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on May 6, 2015

Trying Redd’s Apple Ale tipped my go-to alcoholic beverage from beer to hard cider. Trying Angry Orchard Cinnful Apple made Angry Orchard my favorite hard cider brand. It has a delicious cinnamon apple taste. Too bad it’s seasonal. Sipping!

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