Updates Archive 003 June 2022

This archive provides all updates made here at DDAVIDD.com during the month of May 2022.

You can always find the most current updates on my Updates page. It’s always best to check there first since I may not have moved some items to this archive list yet.


2022-06-29-WED @ 9:18 PM CST – My Portraits Of Duval Street Book 001 photo ebook has been posted. See the photos I captured from Duval Street livecam in Key West, Florida on Friday, June 17th, 2022.

2022-06-12-SUN @ 5:22 AM CST – My MUDPIX OUTDOORS VIDEO 004 A DAY AT WEST POINT LAKE 2020-07-28-WED video from my YouTube Channel is now up on my blog. Uploaded on: Jul 29, 2021 – – – Play time: 1:20:49 – – – Description: This video includes scenic footage shot at West Overlook Viewpoint, and Long Cane Park at West Point Lake on both the Alabama and Georgia sides. All footage was shot on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021. The video starts out with me walking around West Overlook showing the scenery and sunrise in the early morning. It was extremely foggy which made the scenery look beautiful on this summer morning. While I was shooting video at this location, I also had my Vivitar DVR 786HD Action Cam set up on my tripod recording a stationary video of the sunrise (note that video will not be uploaded because it came out too grainy after I had set it to zoom in a bit on the sun – lesson learned don’t zoom out with that camera), and you will see that in this video. Anyway, after watching the sunrise, I drove to Long Cane Park and shot some stationary video clips around different areas of the park looking out across the water. All of the videos I shot on this day have been compiled into this one video. Other than that, there is no other editing to these video clips. What you see and hear, is what I saw and heard.

2022-06-11-SAT @ 9:40 PM CST – My MUDPIX OUTDOORS VIDEO 003 SUNRISE AT WEST POINT LAKE WEST OVERLOOK PARK video from my YouTube Channel is now up on my blog. Uploaded on: Jul 28, 2021 – – – Play time: 48:32 – – – Description: This video was shot during early morning sunrise on West Point Lake, on the Alabama side of the lake in Chambers County, at West Overlook Park. I started shooting video at 6:54 AM CST (7:54 AM EST). This video is presented as real time video, unedited, and straight from my Vivitar DVR 786HD Action Cam. in 1080p, 30fps. This video almost didn’t happen. I was going to go to a different location on Lake Harding, but I knew that West Overlook Park would give me a better view. What I didn’t expect though was the sun coming up right in the center view of the best part of the park’s viewing area. When I saw this beautiful sunrise, I knew I made the right choice to go to this location. I’m extremely happy that I was able to capture this video. I was the only one there at the park on this morning to witness this scene in person. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed being able to record it.

2022-06-11-SAT @ 1:00 AM CST – My MUDPIX OUTDOORS VIDEO 002 TRAFFIC AND CLOUDS IN SALEM, AL 2021-07-25-SUN video from my YouTube Channel is now up on my blog. Uploaded on: Jul 26, 2021 – – – Play time: 14:03 – – – Description: This video is traffic and cloud footage shot on Sunday, July 25th, 2021 in real time. It was the 2nd video I shot that day at the same location in VIDEO 001. It’s intended for casual viewing by those who enjoy real time video of stationary scenery. I love watching the clouds, and I love watching traffic, and I wanted to capture the clouds and traffic in movement. So I put my action cam on a tripod and set it near Highway 280 in Salem, AL and let it record until the battery lost charge.

2022-06-10-FRI @ 7:12 PM CST – My MUDPIX OUTDOORS VIDEO 001 TRAFFIC AND CLOUDS IN SALEM, AL 2021-07-25-SUN video from my YouTube Channel is now up on my blog. Uploaded on: Jul 26, 2021 – – – Play time: 32:04 – – – Description: This video starts a reboot of my YouTube channel. I started this channel in 2019, but only uploaded one video. I am rebooting this channel today on Monday, July 26th, 2021. This video is traffic and cloud footage shot on Sunday, July 25th, 2021 in real time. It’s intended for casual viewing by those who enjoy real time video of stationary scenery. I love watching the clouds, and I love watching traffic, and I wanted to capture the clouds and traffic in movement. So I put my action cam on a tripod and set it near Highway 280 in Salem, AL and let it record until I accidentally turned it off. There is a 2nd video shot on the same day at the same location. I will upload it next. I plan to number all of my videos for this channel in sequence, and they all will follow this style of filming which is basically aim the camera and tap record until the camera battery dies, or I stop the recording myself.

2022-06-10-FRI @ 5:58 AM CSTMUDWALKER NEWSLETTER 003 has been posted to the blog and is available for viewing and downloading. This newsletter comes to you in pdf format with 178 pages and file size of 1.21 MB. I am a little late this month with getting this issue available due to needing some extra time to transform my content to a new format from Taskade over to Open Office (a free open source word editor). I put a lot of work into this issue for this month to give it a new look and style including a new front page cover design, and a table of contents to help you easily navigate through the pages for the content you want to read. There is also some better organization throughout the chapters. Yes you read right, I said chapters. You will now find headings in some chapters to help outline the listings and information. Also the pdf file has clickable navigation on a desktop pc pdf reader that allows you to easily click through the chapters. Depending on your mobile device and the pdf reader you may use, you will be able to tap on links in the table of contents of the pdf to go to these chapters. This newsletter has turned into more of an ebook than anything else since it’s first issue, and it’s going to continue growing each month as I add updates to existing content, and add new content as well. Hence the changes in organization. This has been in the planning for this publication all along, but I honestly didn’t expect it to grow to this size so fast. I’ve still got much more work to do in order to get this newsletter to be how I want it in regards to using it as a tool to build awareness of my content, but I am proud of this issue, and it’s got a lot of information in it. So I hope you enjoy my MUDWALKER NEWSLETTER this month in June 2022.

2022-06-10-FRI @ 5:17 AM CSTMUDWALKER NEWSLETTER 003 is now available for viewing and downloading.

2022-06-03-FRI @ 12:18 PM CST – My YouTube Shorts 004 For Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 have been posted to my blog. On this day I showed off a beautiful calm scenery at Long Cane Park on West Point Lake. You can see those highlights at the link given or go over to my MUDPIX OUTDOORS YouTube Channel to catch them, and all of my other latest videos.

2022-06-02-THU @ 3:23 AM CST – My Twitter Collection 003 For Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 is up on the blog. I have created a featured image for this blog series that will run with each post to save myself some time in the future with publishing, and to differentiate them from other posts. I will be working on doing this with some other existing blog series and future ones to come as well. Some already have an “official” featured image if you haven’t noticed already.

2022-06-01-WED @ 6:14 AM CST – My Twitter Collection 002 For Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 is up on the blog.

2022-05-01-WED @ 4:57 AM CST – My YouTube Shorts 003 For Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 have been posted to my blog. Some of the highlights of this day was showing off a big blob of lava in my big lava lamp, and capturing some lightning bugs blinking in my front yard.

Above photo credit: Taken by David Thrift on Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 4:42 AM CST in Salem, Alabama. The photo shows three planets: Venus (lower left), Jupiter and Mars (upper right with Jupiter being the brighter planet).

This page was created on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 @ 5:02 AM CST.

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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.


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 (13) Apps (2) Art (3) BEGINNING (1) Blogging (1) Clouds (5) Collections (3) Crochet (2) Directory (21) Ebooks (3) Facebook (21) Gay (2) Geometry (1) Georgia (2) Graffiti (2) Gumroad (1) Jupiter (3) Knitting (2) Long Cane Park (2) Mars (3) Music (3) Nature (2) Newsletter (13) Photography (3) Railroad (3) Remarkable (1) Salem (5) Software (1) Sunrise (3) TCOLL202205 (2) Tracks (2) Traffic (3) Trains (3) Trance (1) Travel (2) Trees (1) Twitter (7) Updates (7) 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 websites at f2fw.com, or mrdthrift.com, then you are at the right place. Those domains now redirect here to ddavidd.com until further notice. For my own records, f2fw.com to was transferred as a secondary domain to ddavidd.com for redirect on Friday, October 14th, 2022 @ 11:56 AM CST. I do not remember when I transferred mrdthrift.com as a redirect to this site. This info only to remain in this spot until I find time to organize it properly in another place, perhaps a new domains page.


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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.


Amazon Kindle App & Z Fold: Quick View & 4 Features To Enable For Enhanced Reading – [link]

I’ve got my eye on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 a lot lately, and I’ve been looking for reasons to justify buying one. I like to read, but I don’t always like to carry my Amazon Kindle. I wondered how the Amazon Kindle app would look on the Fold 4 phone. This video gives a good look at how it would appear, although it’s shown on the Fold 3. I think I would like it if I decide to purchase the Fold 4. So if you are wondering how your Amazon Kindle app books would look on these fold phones, give the video a watch. – Featured on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 @ 2:28 AM CST.

Find other related videos on YouTube under search for “amazon kindle on z fold 4” – [link]

For more of my featured videos on YouTube, please click here for my Featured Front Page YouTube Videos 2022 list.


80’s Techno Music – New Wave – Synthpop – [link] – There are over 400 songs from the 1980’s new wave and synthpop music era in this playlist. Featured on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 @ 12:09 AM CST.

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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.


Dino 24/7 – Released on January 1st 1989 by The Island Def Jam Music Group


  1. No More Heartbreak (The Opening)
  2. I Like It
  3. Never 2 Much Of U
  4. Summergirls
  5. Boyfriend-Girl Friend
  6. Real Love
  7. 24/7
  8. Sunshine
  9. In The City
  10. Nightime Lovekind

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Angelfire (artist) – [link]

Discogs (album) – [link]

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MusicBrainz (album) – [link]

MusicBrainz (artist) – [link]

Spotify (artist) – [link]

Wikipedia (album) – [link]

Wikipedia (artist) – [link]

Featured on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 @ 1:28 AM CST


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.

2022-09-14-WED @ 2:06 AM CST – Houston nurse hit 130 mph before deadly Los Angeles car crash (September 12, 2022) – Prosecutors called Nicole Linton’s collision a ‘NASCAR-worthy performance’ in a Friday filing opposing the reduction of her bail. – [link]

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


One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.


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


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


Grow through what you go through.


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


Actions always prove why words mean nothing.


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.


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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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.


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
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