Welcome To My Website!

☢️ 😲 Warning: This website contains radioactive content. J/K 😆 ☣️

I’m David, an amateur outdoor photographer, writer, blogger, content promoter, and self-published ebook author residing in Southeast Alabama. This website serves as your guide to all of my ebook projects, blogs I maintain, favorite links, information I share, and more.

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This page is the busiest page across my whole website. This is where you can always find all the latest updates. Monday’s & Tuesday’s are basically my weekend days. So there may not be any updates posted during those days.

This home page serves as a common connection point (hub) and provides details and links to all of my other websites and blogs related to my ebooks and other projects, plus my social media pages, and favorite content around the internet.

In the past, I found it difficult at times to try and explain all of the different projects I may be working on at any given time. So I created this dedicated website just for that purpose.

DDAVIDD.com was officially established on the morning of Sunday, August 9th, 2020 @ 7:55 A.M. CST.

📱 This website is currently ad free for your uninterrupted browsing enjoyment. You’re welcome! 💻

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Explore My Ebooks and Blogs:

The information provided below will explain briefly what ebooks I write and make available, as well as the various blogs that I maintain.

MUDPIX 📸 MAGAZINE (My #1 Priority Photo Ebook Series)

My outdoor photography ebooks are what I love creating the most. In 2016, I began my journey of photographing the scenery, wildlife, and people (boaters, fishermen, and shore dwellers) around Lake Harding and West Point Lake in Alabama and Georgia. This ebook series is a journal of the photos I’ve taken in chronological order. There is no other ebook series like it on this planet. Start your collection now. Currently there are two issues available in this ebook series.

Visit my MUDPIX MAGAZINE website for more information.

Progress update: Two ebooks in this series have been published. The next ebook is currently in pending status for editing.

UNSPLASHED (Ebook Series)

I am a big fan of the Unsplash.com stock photography platform, but even bigger fan of many of the photographers who generously donate their photos to the platform for anyone to use for nearly any purpose including creating ebooks with them. My ebooks in this free series is one where I pick out a photographer to feature along with his or her photos. I publish this ebook series in the spirit of promoting others who are into photography like I am, and also to provide my ebook viewers with unique ebooks they won’t find anywhere else. I currently have one ebook in this series published and it’s available in my Gumroad ebook store.

Upcoming UNSPLASHED will feature photography by: Alexander Ant, Patrick Hodskins, & Woody Kelly (others to be listed).

Progress update: One ebook in this series has been published. The next ebook is currently in pending status for editing.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WIKIPEDIA (Ebook Series)

I began writing this ebook series in June 2020. The Encyclopedia of Wikipedia (EOW) is a monthly chronological journal of the trending topics, and curated collection of topics found on Wikipedia. The inspiration for starting this ebook project stems from my late childhood to early teenage years when I loved to sit and flip through pages of encyclopedias and read the articles they contained. My purpose for this project is to journalize the monthly trending topics on Wikipedia that has the most impact on society and provide that information to those who are interested.

Visit the Encyclopedia Of Wikipedia website for more information.

Progress update: This ebook is currently published monthly, and the next volume is in the works. I try to to get these published by the 27th of each month.

KALEIDOSCOPE ART (Ebook – Possible Series)

This ebook features some kaleidoscope art I’ve created on my Galaxy S8+ Android Phone. It contain over 1,000 art images with over 1,100 pages. It’s a huge ebook, and fans of symmetrical art will love it.

Progress update: This ebook was completed in September 2020. You can find it in my ebook store at Gumroad. A 2nd ebook is planned to start a series. It will be about half the length of the first ebook

PROJECT S.O.A.R. (Ebook Series)

Sunsets On Andrews Road is the title of a photo ebook series I began in 2012, but have never actually gotten around to publishing. It’s about stopping on the side of a road to watch beautiful sunsets, and photographing them. I took over 3,000 photos for this ebook series. My plans are to publish each ebook in this series with about 500 photos each. More info to come.

Progress update: CURRENT MAIN EBOOK PROJECT – This ebook is in it’s first phase of production – photo editing. I have 180+ photos of 500 edited for the first book in this series as of Friday, October 9th, 2020.

EARTHCAM DIGEST (Livecam Photo Blog)

In 2020 I developed a great fondness for watching the outdoor livecams provided by earthcam.com via it’s website, and it’s Android App (I purchased the pro version to support them). This blog is one I started on July 23rd, 2020 and is where I post livecam shots from the Earthcam app whenever time permits me to check and watch the cams, and also post photos.

Visit Earthcam Digest for more information.

SPOTIFY LIFE

It’s my newest blog started on Friday, September 11th, 2020, and it is where I post my music listening journey on Spotify. I listen to music on Spotify almost daily and I update this blog frequently. Discover some new music that I recommend at Spotify Life.

Visit Spotify Life for more information.

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*** Latest Site Updates ***

Lighthouses (page) has been posted. This page contains an automatically updated list of lighthouses I’ve posted about. 2020-10-20-TUE-22:40-CST

An interesting photo of Whiteford Point Lighthouse has been posted. 2020-10-20-TUE-22:11-CST

Spotify Life Day 009 for Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 has been posted at my new blog – Spotify Life – The blog where I post what I’m listening to today on Spotify. This will be updated throughout the day with tunes you might like. 2020-10-13-TUE-00:49-CST

My new MP3 page has been added to this website. It is a manually, and automatically (some aspects of it soon) updated page where I’m writing info about my personal project to get my MASSIVE MP3 music collection organized. 2020-10-09-FRI-01:03-CST

Earthcam Digest Blog has a new Earthcam photo post. 2020-10-01-THU-20:45-CST

Encyclopedia Of Wikipedia – Volume 3 for October 2020 has been released and is available for purchase now. 2020-09-29-TUE-02:38-CST

Random Things Digest 006 has been posted. 2020-09-28-MON-04:16-CST

Encyclopedia Of Wikipedia has been updated with information regarding the upcoming Volume 3. 2020-09-28-MON-03:23-CST

An announcement about my upcoming newsletter has been posted. Read about it here. 2020-09-24-THU-21:02-CST

A new Archive page is available. It is an auto-updating list of all blog posts on this website. This list is provided to make content in the blog easy to access as the blog grows. 2020-09-23-WED-05:54-CST

Breaking Tasks Down To Manageable Levels has been updated. 2020-09-23-WED-05:21-CST

Favorite Relaxation Videos On YouTube has been posted. 2020-09-23-WED-03:41-CST

Two Friends Mixes Podcast has been featured on my blog in the Podcast Spotlights section. This is the first podcast featured on my blog. 2020-09-20-MON-01:14-CST

TTG Page 33 has been posted over at my MUDPIX MAGAZINE website. TTG (Tap That Guy) is a street photography gallery featuring candid street photos. 2020-09-20-SUN-19:06-CST

Favorite Hashtags On Instagram has been updated, and it was a HUGE update. It now contains 28 photo hashtags (previous count was 3) you may enjoy exploring on Instagram. 2020-09-20-SUN-04:01-CST

Favorite Google Searches has been posted. 2020-09-08-TUE-04:41-CST

I Was Once That Guy Who Hated Gutenburg has been updated. 2020-09-07-MON-01:02-CST

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Random Things

I am constantly running across things on the internet that I like to share, that you may find interesting, and this spot on my home page is where I share them first in the form of short micro-blogs. These are “internet crumbs”, and snippets of info. Just enough to give you a clue of what’s interesting. This section on my home page makes it simple for you to find the newest things I see when I’m browsing the internet before they are archived on my blog. These “Random Things” are updated in real time, and are timestamped when I add them.

Check here daily as I post new things often.

Tandy 1000 – The Best MS-DOS Computer In 1984

I’m almost certain my (at the time) best friend had a model of the Tandy 1,000 computer, although I’m not sure which model it was. I do remember playing games on it though, and I remember being jealous and I wanted one. Take a look back in time in this video to one of the most popular lines of computers that started mainstream home use here. 2020-10-22-THU-22:43-CST

OneTab – Clear Up Your Tab Clutter In Firefox

It is often very easy to get stuck in Firefox with so many tabs open that you start forgetting what exactly you have open, especially if you are constantly looking things up and leaving them open in your browser to “get back to later”. The problem with this is that you can start forgetting things you were working on to begin with, and having tons of tabs open in your browser can bog your computer’s system resources down. A very easy way to manage your open tabs is to convert them to a list of urls (URL stands for “Uniform Resource Locator” – AKA web address). OneTab lets you accomplish this very easily with one click. It takes all your tabs, removes them, and puts the urls for those tabs in a clickable list so that you have only one tab open in your browser. From that list, you can re-open any tab you want to get back to, and concentrate on just the content you need when you need it. It also includes a handy export option so that you can copy all of your links into your own personal list to be stored elsewhere (I use Google Keep for things like that). Try it out if you need a simple way to manage your Firefox tabs. 2020-10-20-TUE-18:19-CST

‘Take On Me’: How a-ha’s Signature Song Became Their Biggest Obstacle

On this day 35 years ago, A-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ reached #1 on the US Billboard Chart. Read about it at Dig! 2020-10-19-MON-09:26-CST

Dark Reader – Automatically Transform Websites To Dark Mode For Eye Saving Browsing

How to enable Dark Mode on Facebook, Amazon, YouTube, Google Search, Wikipedia, Twitter and many other websites? Install Dark Reader browser extension. Configure the dark theme: brightness, contrast and sepia. Enable for all websites or particular domains. If you are a fan of “dark mode” like I am (especially when browsing the internet at night), then you will love this browser extension. It is for Firefox (my preferred browser), Chrome, Safari, and Edge. This browser extension will allow you to browse all of your favorite websites in dark mode. It transforms white pages to dark pages automatically, and it’s settings give you full control over any website you may not want it to transform. It wasn’t long ago that I wished there was a way to surf the internet in dark mode, and had no idea this extension existed until this morning when I was doing an add-on update and saw it as a suggestion. I decided to try it, and instantly loved it. Try it out if you want to save your eyes. Get Dark Reader for your browser here. 2020-10-19-MON-03:09-CST

FlacSquisher – Convert FLAC To MP3

FLAC files are great for lossless audio, however FLAC files are very large files, and trying to use them on your smartphone or media player devices is a hassle when it comes to storage. With FlacSquisher, a free and simple software, you can convert your high quality FLAC files into mp3 format and save storage space. I’ve personally used it, and it’s amazing to take a FLAC file collection that totals 1GB down to 335MB for a two cd music album (just an example – results vary per your specifications when converting). 2020-10-18-SUN-23:28-CST

Some Links Regarding Music Collecting

If you’ve been following my website, then you’ll know that I’ve recently gotten back into music collecting. It’s been a long time since I’ve actually organized my music into a “collection”, although I have for years been collecting music in a digital format. This morning I went to Google to search “music collectors” out of curiosity to see if I might find anything interesting to check out. I found this article, Music Collectors Talk About Why They Still Bother in the 21st Century, and one of my favorite points of the article said by a collector was that he had no use for a digital collection because he basically prefers a full album package. In my life today, I’m completely opposite, I prefer mp3’s, and I also enjoy creating my own album covers for my digital collection. The other link I’d like to highlight is Collectors’ Choice Music. This is an online music store which specializes in many genres of popular music. What I like about Collector’s Choice is that they have a catalog (both print and digital)… and I love catalog shopping, and collecting catalogs… especially if in digital format. See also: Greatest Hits Collections on Collectors’ Choice Music. 2020-10-18-SUN-04:20-CST

Crumbs For Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Having recently gotten Inoreader RSS aggregator set up, I am now able to start pinpointing more content to share. Here’s some tech news articles from Engadget that may interest you. Canon’s pocket-sized PowerShot Zoom is part camera, part nature gazer – – – Nanoleaf adds Triangles to its colorful Shapes light panels – – – From Open Culture: 11 Hypnotic, Close-Up Minutes Watching Tool’s Legendary Drummer Danny Carey in Action – – – 2020-10-17-SAT-19:48-CST

Casse-O-Player – A Cool Retro Cassette Deck (MP3 Player) For Your Android Phone

There are currently a ton of various Android mp3 players you can download to play your mp3s with on your Android smartphone or tablet. One of my favorites is Casse-O-Player. It’s graphics and animations mimic a retro cassette tape player. I use it on my tablet and smartphone and it’s a blast for nostalgia. The app’s developer has even designed add-on packs which gives you tons of extra cassette tape graphics over all of the ones that come with the initial app. 2020-10-15-THU-18:14-CST

Jamendo – Discover Independent Music Artists and Download Free MP3’s

Jamendo is a website I discovered recently where independent music artists are uploading their music, free for you to check out, play through your web browser on any device, and also download free mp3 files if you like the music. 2020-10-14-WED-19:48-CST

Nature Book Lists At Goodreads

One of the ideas I have for an upcoming newsletter I’m planning to start publishing, is to include a section of books I recommend. Not necessarily books I’ve personally read, but some books that fit my interests in nature and other topics (but probably mostly nature) that I might be interested to read, and that I think you may enjoy reading. So I went over to Goodreads this morning and searched for some nature related books. I found this page with lists of Nature Book Lists you may be interested to check out. 2020-10-02-FRI-04:02-CST

Explore a Digital Archive of Student Notebooks from Around the World (1773-Present)

To bring back memories of your schooldays, there’s nothing quite like the sight of your old exercise books. This holds true whether you went to school in Ghana in the 2010sItaly in the 90s, France in the 80sChina in the 70sJapan in the 60s, or India in the 50s. All of these examples and many more have come available to view at the Exercise Book Archive, an “ever-growing, participatory archive of old exercise books that allows everyone to discover the history, education, and daily life of children and youth of the past.” All of the entries include the relevant book’s front cover — already a Proustian viewing experience for any who had them growing up — and some feature scans of the interior pages, student writing and all. – More info here from Open Culture. 2020-10-02-FRI-03:27-CST

Finally Getting Started With Inoreader

Tonight (this early morning) I’m finally getting around to setting up Inoreader to aggregate my website news feeds. I’ve mentioned it before, and now that I’ve signed on with it and started playing around with it’s features, I recommend it to anyone who follows many websites to sign up and give it a try. 2020-10-02-FRI-02:58-CST

Advice About External Harddrive Storage And Packing

Don’t throw your harddrives into the outside pocket of your backpack with it’s proprietary cable connected to it. I just discovered I have bent the connector on mine and I’m in panic mode to get a new harddrive. Fortunately mine is still working right now, but I’m feeling stupid for not taking better care of my equipment. 2020-10-01-THU-01:47-CST

Koalas Could End Up On The Endangered Species List In Australia

The koala may be Australia’s most iconic species, but the country is considering upgrading it to an endangered listing as its numbers continue to fall. It is one of 28 species under consideration for a change of status by the Australian government. Full story here at Lonely Planet. 2020-10-01-THU-00:50-CST

Texas Officials Warn Of Brain-eating Amoeba In Tap Water Near Houston

On Friday night, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued a warning to several communities near Houston, advising residents to avoid drinking tap water due to the potential presence of brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. Authorities lifted the warning for some, but not all, communities on Saturday. More news from Twitter here. 2020-09-26-SAT-18:23-CST

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Random Things Digests Archive

An archive of all past Random Things topics like those above can be found here.

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Current Featured Instagram Photo From Another Content Creator

Featured photos from Instagram in this location at DDAVID.com are not stored on this website. They are embedded and do not pose copyright infringement. The embedding technology is explained here by WordPress Support.

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Disclaimer: On my blog, I often choose photo headers for my blog posts that don’t match the topics I’m writing about. These header images usually come from unsplash.com as I love to use the stock photography there for my blog posts, and also to credit/link some talented photographers. This habit is most displayed in my “Just Thinking” blog category.