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Above photo credit: Taken by David Thrift, on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 @ 9:53 AM EST (8:53 AM CST), at West Point Lake Dam.

DDAVIDD.com is kicking off a new relaunch in 2022!

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I’m David, an amateur outdoor photographer, writer, blogger, content promoter, music collector, 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.

Hi, my name is David Thrift (aka MUDWALKER). I am a outdoor photographer residing in Southeast Alabama. My primary focus with my photography is photographing the scenery around West Point Lake, and Lake Harding in Alabama and Georgia.

DDAVIDD.com was first officially established on the morning of Sunday, August 9th, 2020 @ 7:55 A.M. CST to promote my photography. It was titled “DAVID THRIFT” as my personal official website. This still is my personal official website, but with a new focus centered around my photography.

From the time I first launched this website, until Wednesday, April 13th, 2022, this website was rarely maintained due to working on other projects with other websites. On Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 @ 1:40 AM CST, I changed the name of this site to MUDWALKER under new branding to reflect on my MUDPIX OUTDOORS PHOTOGRAPHY brand. MUDWALKER refers to my often walking in mud to get to various locations around the lakes for shooting photos. MUDWALKER is also the name of my monthly newsletter which launched in April 2022 (first published on Thursday, March 31st, 2022).

With this new relaunch, I have cleared most of all my content off of this website to start over fresh with the new Blank Canvas template, and a layout I designed in the template for WordPress’s new block editor. I’m excited about the new layout as I will now have more space to fit content, and the website can now look great on most smart devices and most any size screen from big monitors down to smartphones.

During the first month after this relaunch, I will be doing a lot of site building in the blog to place some directory pages I want on this website for website links, and social media content. I will also be adding some lists along the way, and once all of these things are established, I will begin uploading my photography into galleries on the blog.

So welcome to the new DDAVIDD.com. Follow me on Twitter for more updates. – https://twitter.com/MrDThrift

Buy My Ebooks

Find and purchase all of my ebooks here in my ebook store at Gumroad. You will find my MUDPIX MAGAZINE photo ebook series which features hundreds of my outdoor photos taken at Lake Harding, and West Point Lake in Alabama and Georgia. You will also find my Encyclopedia Of Wikipedia (great for Wikipedia buffs), and also my UNSPLASHED photo ebook series, a free ebook series, which features photography from great photographers at Unsplash. Your purchase of my ebooks and support of my work is very much appreciated!!

Get The Latest Issue Of My MUDWALKER NEWSLETTER

In April 2022, I began writing and sharing my newsletter, titled MUDWALKER. This newsletter comes with my latest site updates, and also lots of other content such as links to useful & interesting websites, music lists, resources, and more. It is a free pdf published monthly between the 1st and 5th of each month (sometimes earlier depending on my schedule). You can get the latest issue here.

Lists

A large part of what makes DDAVIDD.com a great resource for information, are the lists I write and maintain. Check out the lists below that may interest you.

Podcast Spotlights (coming soon)

Podcast Spotlights are a new thing I started doing in September 2020. I have to admit that I don’t listen to many podcasts myself personally. If I do listen to one, it’s usually the Armin Van Buuren’s ASOT (A State Of Trance) podcast. My Podcast Spotlights are a way for me to connect with more favorite Podcasts, while also highlighting some that you may enjoy. See the list below of the current Podcast Spotlights.

Alabama (10) Apps (2) Art (2) BEGINNING (1) Blogging (1) Cars (1) Clouds (5) Collections (3) Crochet (2) Directory (21) Earth (1) Ebooks (2) Facebook (21) Gay (2) Geometry (1) Georgia (2) Gumroad (1) Jupiter (3) Knitting (2) Long Cane Park (2) Mars (3) Minerals (1) Music (3) National Parks (1) Nature (2) Newsletter (9) Remarkable (1) Rocks (1) Salem (3) Software (1) Sunrise (3) TCOLL202205 (2) Traffic (3) Trance (1) Travel (2) Trees (1) Twitter (7) Updates (5) USA (3) Venus (3) Weird (1) West Overlook Viewpoint (2) West Point Lake (5) WordPress (1) YouTube (8)

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Albums Recently Played – Listening to music at home is a very important part of my home life. These are some of the most recent albums I’ve listened to on Spotify. Most recent listed first.

  • Various Artists – 80s 100 Hits (Compilation) 2010 – [link]
  • Thompson Twins – Into The Gap 1984 – [link]
  • Cathy Dennis – Move To This 1990 – [link]
  • The Cover Girls – Show Me 1987 – [link]
  • DINO – The Way I Am 1993 – [link]
  • DINO – 24/7 1989 – [link]

New Album Discoveries – Listed below are some albums I’ve discovered that are in my que to give a listen to. You may want to check them out also.

  • Far Corporation – Solitude 1994 – [link]

You’re At The Right Place! – If you were looking for my other website at mrdthrift.com, then you are at the right place. That domain now redirects here to ddavidd.com until further notice.


Current Gradient – The current gradient background you see on my website is based off of this color palette from Coolors. If you are seeing a gray gradient background, it means I’m currently editing this site. Just a fun fact: I learned how to set a custom gradient in my website template on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 @ around 7:15 AM CST, and I’ve been having fun with changing my website’s color scheme often ever since.

10 LATEST POSTS:

  • Surf Session 002
    It is Sunday morning, August 7th, 2022 @ 12:42 AM CST. Once again I am at work. Between my duties I’ve been working on building accounts I follow on Twitter… that was until my Twitter account was suspended. Why was it suspended. I said in a tweet that “I wish these foldables would die”. This […]
  • Following On Twitter In EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS
    Services providing information on ebooks and audiobooks. These I follow are included in my EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS list on Twitter.
  • Following On Twitter In ALABAMA LOCAL
    News and other resources related to Lee & Chambers County, particularly Opelika & Auburn, Alabama. These I follow are included in my ALABAMA LOCAL list on Twitter. Around Town Auburn: @AuburnOpelika – Visit Auburn-Opelika – Everything you need to know about the coolest college town in the South. And his hip older sister. – Following […]
  • Following On Twitter In NWS USA
    National Weather Service across the United States. These I follow are included in my NWS USA list on Twitter. Nationwide: @NHC_Atlantic – National Hurricane Center (Miami, FL) – This is the primary official Twitter account for the National Hurricane Center, focusing on the Atlantic basin. – Following since 2022-08-06-SAT @ 2:40 AM CST. – [Twitter] […]
  • Following On Twitter In VIP HIGH PROFILE PEOPLE
    People on Twitter who carry a huge public following. These I follow are included in my VIP HIGH PROFILE PEOPLE list on Twitter. @elonmusk – Elon Musk – [link] Photo credit: This photo, by Edgar Moran.
  • Updates Archive 005 August 2022
    This archive provides all updates made here at DDAVIDD.com during the month of August 2022.
  • Featured Front Page YouTube Videos 2022
    In April 2022 I renovated my website here at ddavidd.com with a new template and layout. In doing so, I added a section to the website where I could feature YouTube videos from other content creators that I thought were interesting or useful. This list has been created so that I can provide a listing […]
  • MUDWALKER NEWSLETTER 004
    MUDWALKER NEWSLETTER ISSUE #4 JULY 2022 EDITION The 4th issue of my MUDWALKER NEWSLETTER is available for downloading or viewing online. You may view it directly below, and there is a download option available to you if you want to save a copy to your computer. It is a direct download. Just click the download […]
  • Updates Archive 004 July 2022
    This archive provides all updates made here at DDAVIDD.com during the month of July 2022.
  • Portraits Of Duval Street Photo Ebook 001
    Mounted above Duval Street at a bar called Irish Kevin’s in Key West, Florida, is a webcam which livestreams people walking up and down the street, or going into and out of the bar. As a livecam enthusiast who loves watching livecams from all over the world, and as a person who loves observing people, […]

DUDECAPZ BEANIE STORE:

An original design slouchy crochet multi-color beanie made by David Thrift, owner of DudeCapz Beanie Store, online at Storenvy.

Did you know that I am a knitter, and a crocheter? Did you also know that I have a beanie store on Storenvy where I sell my hand-knit, and crochet hats for men and women. They are one size fits all, so they are great for anyone 12 and up. Click here to go over to my shop and find your new favorite beanie for yourself, a friend, or your loved ones. Shipping for these items is to any of the 48 contiguous United States.

FEATURED VIDEO:

1st RECORDING OF: What’s Love Got To Do With It – Bucks Fizz (1984) – [link]

Did you know that Tina Turner’s song, What’s Love Got To Do With It was first offered to a British music group called Bucks Fizz? Yeah I didn’t either until I discovered this during the week of Monday, August 1st, 2022. You can hear the Bucks Fizz version above. It’s my understanding that Bucks Fizz didn’t release the song as their own, but was included on a later album release, perhaps a compilation (I’m not sure). You can get more into it if you like with other videos on Youtube, and on Google. Featured on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 @ 1:40 AM CST.

FEATURED SPOTIFY:

Spotify Playlist – TRANCE 2022 – Best Trance Music Official TOP 100 – [link]

Some of the best trance music tracks in one of my favorite Spotify playlists. Featured on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 @ 1:09 AM CST.

FEATURED ALBUM:

Cathy Dennis – Move To This (Polydor Expanded Edition)

Tracks:

  1. Just Another Dream
  2. Touch Me (All Night Long)
  3. Too Many Walls
  4. Tell Me
  5. Everybody Move
  6. Move To This
  7. My Beating Heart
  8. Got To Get Your Love
  9. Taste My Love
  10. Just Another Dream (Danny D 7″ Edit)
  11. Touch Me (All Night Long) (7″ Mix)
  12. Too Many Walls (Acoustic Version)
  13. Love Is
  14. Everybody Move (7″ Radio Edit)
  15. Just Another Dream (7″ US Mix)
  16. Everybody Move (PadAPella Mix)
  17. Just Another Dream (Paul Simpson U.S. Remix)
  18. Just Another Dream (12″ Mix)
  19. Everybody Move (Everybody’s House Mix)
  20. Touch Me (All Night Long) (Club Mix)
  21. Too Many Walls (L’Autre Mix)
  22. Everybody Move (Everybody’s Club Mix)
  23. Just Another Dream (Funky Love Mix)
  24. Just Another Dream (Nightlife Mix)
  25. Just Another Dream (Alternative Bass Mix)

Listen on Spotify – [link]

View album with purchase options on Amazon – [link]

More info on MusicBrainz – [link]

More info on Google – [link]

HERE ON EARTH IN 2022

A list of notable events happening in 2022. These events come from Twitter. If you are on Twitter, then you may have already seen these, and if not, I have these listed so that you can check them out. Follow me on Twitter @MrDThrift for my latest updates. Note that the timestamps indicate when I listed these, not the actual time and date these events were published on Twitter.

2022-08-05-FRI @ 8:26 AM CST – Parts of Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover seen in 36 years – Two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia recorded the highest amount of coral cover in nearly four decades, though the reef is still vulnerable to climate change and mass bleaching, a monitoring group said Thursday. – [link]

2022-08-05-FRI @ 2:47 AM CST – AI art software Dall-E moves past the novelty stage and turns pro – After capturing the imagination of tech insiders, the autonomous drawing tool is expanding to broader audiences and commercial uses. – [link]

2022-08-05-FRI @ 2:01 AM CST – After 6,000 years dormant, Iceland volcano near Reykjavik erupts twice – While people have been told to avoid the area because of poisonous gases, the government said there was no immediate risk of damage to critical infrastructure. – [link]

2022-08-05-FRI @ 1:58 AM CST – U.S. Coast Guard seizes 40 sharks caught illegally in Texas waters – Border Protection officers alerted the Coast Guard that the four men were catching sharks near Corpus Christi. – [link]

2022-08-04-THU @ 6:47 AM CST – Her birth was a ‘great mystery.’ Then she found the man who delivered her on a street 30 years ago – A woman traveled from South Dakota to meet up with the man who helped bring her into the world more than 30 years ago on a San Francisco sidewalk. Here’s how it happened. – [link]

2022-08-04-THU @ 6:41 AM CST – Icelandic volcano 20 miles south-west of Reykjavik erupts – The eruption follows days of small earthquakes in the area along a peninsula known to be a seismic hot-spot. – [link]

2022-08-04-THU @ 6:36 AM CST – A ‘reversible’ form of death? Scientists revive cells in dead pigs’ organs. – Researchers who previously revived some brain cells in dead pigs succeeded in repeating the process in more organs. – [link]

2022-08-04-THU @ 5:56 AM CST – Rare walking shark spotted on land blows viewers’ minds in ‘history-making’ footage – Shark Week on Discovery has been awash with incredible moments this year, but no one expected to see a walking shark on their screens. – [link]

2022-05-11-WED @ 12:16 PM CST – Texas fisherman catches a 300-pound fish of a lifetime – and then he let it go – Payton Moore traveled Houston’s bayou, determined to catch one of the largest alligator gars Texas has potentially ever seen. – [link]

2022-05-10-TUE @ 3:33 PM CST – Deep-sea researchers spot ‘yellow brick road to Atlantis’ while exploring ocean floor – It was the crew onboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus who caught sight of the formation. ‘It’s the road to Atlantis,’ a researcher on the radio can be heard saying. ‘The yellow brick road?’ another adds. The strange-looking feature, which resembles a road paved in cobblestones, was located in the Liliʻuokalani Ridge in the Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM) in the Pacific Ocean – [link]

2022-04-13-WED @ 10:29 AM CST – Neptune experiences an unexplained shift in temperature – Neptune, the farthest planet in our solar system is experiencing a shift in temperature that scientists can’t explain. – [link]

2022-03-09-WED @ 9:23 AM CST – TIME’s Women of the Year 2022 – The list highlights 12 extraordinary leaders working toward a more equal world. – [link]

2022-03-09-WED @ 8:43 AM CST – The wreck of Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s ship, is found – Explorers and researchers have located Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s ship that sank in the Antarctic in 1915. – link

QUOTE OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2022

Guess you gotta be fake for people to care that much. I’d rather be alone.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH – JULY 2022

Always be a first rate version of yourself, and not a second rate version of someone else. – Judy Garland

QUOTE OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2022

Grow through what you go through.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH – MAY 2022

Healing yourself can be offensive to those that benefited from your brokenness.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2022

Actions always prove why words mean nothing.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH – MARCH 2022

It’s not that serious. Focus on your work. – David Thrift

More quotes available in my newsletter. – I am a collector of meaningful quotes and sayings. You can find my entire collection in my free MUDWALKER NEWSLETTER. Get it here. It’s a free pdf download.

NOTICES:

2022-08-05-FRI @ 9:05 PM CST – A big focus for me this month in August 2022 is to start listing accounts I follow on Twitter. You will see a lot of these pages being posted to the blog over the course of this month.

2022-08-01-MON @ 12:06 AM CST – This week, probably starting tomorrow on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022, I’m planning on populating some resources and information from some of my other sites into the 3 column panel of my website below. I’m also considering to add a new section into the template below for temporary promotions of interesting things I find on the internet. UPDATE – Promotions has been added. – UPDATE – I still have to move content from other sites.

2022-08-01-MON @ 12:00 AM CST – I’ve got several other .com websites that I have not been doing a lot of updates to lately, and for quite awhile. I’ve already set one of them to redirect here to ddavidd.com, and I’m considering to do the same with several more of them. Doing this will allow me to redirect funds to possibly set up a new store website using Woocommerce on Wordpress, rather than using 3rd party storefronts like Storenvy, and Gumroad to sell my craft products and my ebooks. This will be a huge move with a lot of work required if I choose to make this happen. Stay tuned for updates.

DDAVIDD.com has recently been relaunched on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 with a new theme I designed. You may notice some things moved, or removed as needed over the coming weeks as I adjust to this new layout and getting my content organized. Update: Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 – Work is still going on with setting up my website here with the new look and upcoming content. You can check my UPDATES page to see the latest updates as they happen. Update: Monday, August 1st, 2022 – Most work has been done to get this website set up with the new theme now. Going forward I just have some clean-up of content to do, and decisions on what content to place where within my new template. Hopefully by the end of 2022, I will have everything running smoothly, and this notification can finally be removed from the site.

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New Hobbies & Collections Photo Journal

My new publication called Hobbies & Collections will give you an up to date look at what is keeping me busy the most. Click here to read it on Issuu. This is frequently updated.

SPOTIFY LIFE – My Spotify listening journal is being put together so that I can publish it here on site. Look for it soon.


GAS PRICES 2022

Tracking the surges in gas prices in my local area in Alabama. This is a mostly just “to be doing it” thing to take up space in this section until I figure out what else to put here in a future update.

  • 2022-03-10-THU @ 6:10 AM CST – $3.89
  • 2022-05-10-TUE @ 7:57 PM CST – $3.93
  • 2022-05-11-WED @ 10:22 AM CST – $3.93
  • 2022-08-04-THU @ 3:20 AM CST – $3.36

COPYRIGHT & CREDITS

©2022, David Thrift @ DDAVIDD.com – All contents on this website, including, but not limited, to text and graphic designs, are Copyright © content, produced, and owned by David Thrift of Southeast Alabama. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without explicit permission from the site owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to David Thrift with appropriate and specific direction (links) to the original content. Images, videos, and GIFs I may use here at DDAVIDD.com which belong to others, link to their sources. I try my best to give proper attribution to every media content I use that I don’t own, even with license-free images. I am prepared to immediately pull any media material that is not mine if contacted.

This website is using Blank Canvas Wordpress template with layout design by David Thrift, owner of this website.