Thu, Nov 30 - 2017

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll
No dinky tinker toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind do you
He won't have to use
A dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door
That's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
When I open up my eyes...

Tue, Nov 28 - 2017

     This post isn't going to be so much about how we took the tree down, but more about what I learned doing a time-lapse of the process.

     To start with, I will talk about taking the tree down. This particular tree was a little close to my house, and some of the branches were fairly close to the roof, which was on reason to do some heavy trimming to it, the other reason was that the tree had a lot of dead branches, and in winds it would drop twigs all over my and my neighbors yard, which neither of us really cared for. In addition to that, I want...

Fri, Nov 17 - 2017
     My bedroom has only one closet, which admittedly is rather normal, but I want to turn that closet into a sound booth so I can do voice talent. Turning the closet into a sound booth means that I need to find another place to put my clothes and stuff. Fortunately for me the room adjacent to mine has a very deep closet, something about nine feet, and it runs along the side of my room. There is no reason, that I can think of why I would every need that big of a closet for a single room, so I had the brilliant idea of adding a second entry into the closet space, making it...
Sat, Nov 4 - 2017
     My earnings this month are honestly better than I expected. I haven't been posting a whole lot of content on my main channel, and keep moving content off of that channel and onto the new Minetest Videos channel, which still doesn't have enough views to be eligible for advertising. (about 1/5 of the way there, so don't stop watching guys.) I have a lot of raw footage of repairs and stuff that I've done around my house that I need to get edited and published, but with all the house work that I've been doing I just don't have the time to be making a bunch of videos. Same goes...
Fri, Nov 3 - 2017
     My rear door was kinda bad, about half of the sweep was torn off, and was uselessly dragging around on the ground, completely defeating the purpose of even having it. I hated having the breezes blowing through, bugs waltzing in, and even worse stepping on the bit that was dragging on the floor when trying to close the door. I knew I could go out and buy a new sweep, but why buy something when I can cobble together something that will work for way less money, like free!

     At work I can pick up scrap parts that we throw out, so I have a...
Wed, Nov 1 - 2017

     This blog post is meant to give further instructions and fun information about the multiple firepits I've built, for a variety of reasons. I've currently built three different fire pits, and each one gets better than the previous, so I'm not too worried about needing to tear down my existing and build yet another when I get the landscaping in my yard finished next year.

     I've built all the firepits out of retaining wall blocks that were in the landscaping when I bought my house. The previous owner must have gotten some great deal on these...

Fri, Oct 6 - 2017

     September was a pretty good month, made four dollars and twenty-six cents. With releasing fewer and fewer videos on my old channel there have been less views, and with less views obviously less revenue. My new channel has been doing okay, but needs to get ten thousand views before it becomes eligible for advertising. At the time of writing this I have just slightly over one thousand views. Releasing videos obviously helps with that, and I'm still working on getting all the videos from my old channel published on the new Minetest only channel. Once the new channel is...

Tue, Sep 5 - 2017

     Hey everybody, so it turns out that I'm not dead, I'm sure that's what many of you were thinking when I didn't put out a blog post last month with my earnings. Well here's the deal. I just bought a house, and was super busy moving in and fixing things that needed to be fixed as soon as possible, plumbing, electrical stuff, things like that. With everything I was doing on my house I just didn't have time to make a blog post, I didn't even record any Minetest videos last month. I just today finally built myself a computer desk, I'd been working on plans for it for a while...

Thu, Jul 20 - 2017

    As some of you probably already know I’ve recently purchased a home and have begun moving in. This has led to a decrease in my Minetest video production, but not too worry. I have a bank of videos that will cover my short absence until I can start recording again.
    An interesting development has come up, I’ve started recording videos of repairs that I’m making around my house and have decided that I should probably not be posting them on the same channel that I’m posting my Minetest videos on. Here lies a problem though, as my...
Sat, Jul 1 - 2017
     I feel like I need to start this off with a great big, huge THANK YOU to everybody that watched and shared my videos this month. By some seemingly impossibly feat I made more money this month than any other to date. I brought in 6.47 on youtube, which is amazing. I'm not sure what caused the increase, other than more people watching the ads. I only had one video that performed exceptionally well (2K views), and that was my Minetest 0.4.16 release video, and that didn't have any ads on it, so I'm not really sure how that could have effected my earnings. I did have an...


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