Welcome to UPCOMING!

I have placed this page on my website to list things that are in mind for future add-on’s to this website, or new project ideas I’m considering.

New Burner Blogs I’m Building:

Sometimes you just need a burner blog for content you don’t want to post on your main website.

Full Moon Gossip (I may change the name) – FMG is going to serve as a tweet archive blog. I recently learned that I (and you too) can use IFTTT to generate WordPress blog posts. I think this could be beneficial in some way, although it is a rudimentary trick. Blog post titles are generated from tweet text which can look messy. Blog posts do not receive any post tags that are specific to the tweet. You do however get an embedded tweet in each blog post along with images and videos. All of these things mentioned in my opinion would only work on a burner blog that you’re not concerned about getting traffic, but rather to use for archiving purposes.

New Ebooks & Publications Currently In The Works:

Photography Culture Zine – It’s a zine where I share favorite photos from photographers on unsplash.

Project S.O.A.R (Sunsets On Andrews Road) – In 2012 I spent many days parked on the side of a highway in the evenings to take photos of the sunsets. This ebook will feature those photos. There were over 3,000 photos taken. I’m currently deciding whether to present these photos as full page images, or quarter page images (4 per page). If I do full page images, this will be a series of ebooks. I would probably do around 500 per ebook. That would require making 6 ebooks in this series. If I do quarter page images, then I can put them all into one ebook. I’m probably going to do the quarter page image version since I’ve already edited a group of photos for that.

New Ebooks & Publications I’m Considering To Offer:

From My Newsletter – My newsletter is huge. It contains lists in that may be more suitable for putting in their own publications so that I can slim down my newsletter. When I started writing the newsletter, I thought it would be great to add endless content to it. Now I’m not so sure that it’s cool to throw and 200+ page newsletter in my site visitor’s face every month lol. I don’t know, maybe ya’ll like the newsletter the way it is.

Recommended Books – I think it would be fun (when time permits) to start writing a new newsletter with books I come across that I recommend reading. Some I may have already read, and others would just be some that I saw that looked interesting. UPDATE 2022-09-12-MON @ 11:53 PM CST – This past weekend I started a new ebook project for book recommendations. I have titled the ebook, SALEM MOON READER (name subject to change). The title comes from the fact that the night I started this, was on the night of September 2022’s Harvest Moon, and I was in Salem, Alabama at the time. Like I said, the name may change, but since I sometimes like to name projects after astrological events, the name will probably say centered around that idea of representing that night’s full moon. At this time, it is only an idea. I have not started putting this ebook together yet.

New Handmade Items Coming To My Store:

Hemp Jewelry – It’s been a long time, but I used to make and sell hemp jewelry online. I’m thinking about making some new items. We’ll see.

New Lists Coming To The Blog:

Vinyl Albums I Own – Collecting vinyl records is a new thing for me in 2022. As of Friday, September 30th, 2022, I own two OOP (out of print) pop music albums from the 1980’s that I bought on ebay. They were purchased as memorabilia items, but acquiring them has sparked an interest in collecting more rarities. I don’t have a record player yet, but I plan to acquire one as soon as possible. I think having a record player in my home would be fun. I have misplaced one of my records, so this list will be delayed until I find it.

New Site Layout Changes Coming:

None currently planned.

New Site Pages Coming:

About – My website has been online since 2020, and I still haven’t made an “About” page yet. Yes I am as ashamed as I should be for it.

Books Currently Reading AND Books Read – These are two pages where I will list what books I’m currently reading, and which ones I have read.

Crafts Directory – This would include links primarily to crochet and knit patterns.

Contact – My website has been online since 2020, and I still haven’t made a “Contact” page yet. Yes I am as ashamed as I should be for it. On the other hand, not having a contact page with a contact form has saved me from a lot of spam emails… So I’m not sorry for that. But I know I need this page on site, so I will make it happen when time permits.

First To Fire – F2FW.com (currently a redirect to f2fw.wordpress.com because I’m not paying for a hosting plan for now and possibly indefinitely) is a site I set up previously to house a listing of all of my blogs and websites. First To Fire was the unit slogan for a unit I was in while stationed in South Korea in 1993. I took the slogan and created a brand name for my blog network. As it happens in life, things change. We create, we build, and then we move things around, or we shut things down as needed. Currently that site no longer serves the purpose I built it for, but I don’t want to shut the site down. That’s why I still own the f2fw.com domain because I could at any time decide to add a hosting plan to that site and make the f2fw.com the primary domain again. Until I make the decision to do that, I’m planning to make a page here on ddavidd.com that serves the same purpose without requiring visitors to go elsewhere for the information.

Gradients – When I redesigned my website template, I grew to love having the ability to add a gradient background that spans the entire length of each page. My gradients are chosen from color palettes at coolors.co which is a website I highly recommend getting a subscription to if you are a professional who needs color schemes for design work. It is currently listed in my right sidebar in the first section of my website which gradient I’m using. I have decided that info doesn’t need to take up space in that spot. The info was placed there as a convenience, and I thought it would stay there permanently, but now having realized that I want to keep a list of all the color palettes I use when I change gradients for the background, I need a page for this. So I’m going to create a Gradients page where that info will be stored. This of course be another page on site that is primarily for my own use.

Guide – My website is growing bigger and bigger each month. I want to create a guide page that will primarily be written for first time viewers so that they can get an idea of what is available here at ddavidd.com and where to find the information. Hopefully also it could be used as another means of website navigation by repeat visitors.

Inbox – Some time ago I started a website. Now I’m not sure I want to maintain it. This and probably some other content from the site needs to be moved from there to here. Inbox is a page I use to drop links on that I discover, but haven’t had time to organize somewhere on my website. I will be bringing an Inbox to ddavidd.com when time permits, but I will probably rename it to Radar instead (maybe).

Progress – NEXT PAGE COMING UP – This page will be primarily for my own use, to keep up with progress on all of the projects I’m working on. The projects range from ebook publishing, to content creation, to personal projects. This page will be created out of my need to have all of my projects listed in one place so that I can keep up with all of the projects I’ve got going, along with my progress, and help myself to keep focus on my project goals. For you as a site visitor, you could see on this page what I’m working on, and what may be coming to the website soon.

Travel – I like collecting travel guides, even though I don’t really travel. I want to build a directory of free travel guides around the U.S. This will include a main page, and a travel guides page for all 50 states. This directory is intended to put together a resource for travelers who wish to obtain travel guides without having to search all over the internet for them.

New Site Posts Coming:

Fan Pages – Why not? Maybe. Favorite artists, actors, actresses, singers, bands… just a small blog post for each of my favorites.

Promotions Archive – I have to face reality that the Promotions section on my website is growing HUGE… probably too huge. So I need to start thinking about making an archive section in my blog so that I can slim down the site a little bit.

Today Journal – In 2022 I started writing a random journal. It has not really been updated much throughout this year due to working on many projects. When time permits, I will take the writing that I have made so far, and post it all to the blog in an appropriate category, and maybe try to increase my writing habit.

New Content Implemented:

Flashback Photos – It’s Friday night, September 16th, 2022 @ 8:15 PM CST as I add this. Tonight it occured to me that I may be missing an easy opportunity to share more photos than I’ve been doing. In a way I think I’ve been holding back from it because I didn’t want to use up all of my website storage space, and also because I had intended to put everything in photo ebooks. My ebooks are very time consuming to make however, especially when I get hung up on other projects. Tonight I have an idea. I will dig through my photos and build mini photo galleries in my blog with 10 photos per post. I could do at least one a week. Sometimes maybe more if I have time. This would give me more content to share on Twitter and other social networks, and it could help me to give my site visitors a look back through my photography from my early days until the present. Look for these posts to start going up on the blog soon. I almost put one up tonight, however it is the weekend, and I kind of don’t want to pull my laptop out. – – – This new blog post series was implemented on Sunday, September 25th, 2022. You can view the Flashback Photos posts here on the blog. These posts are also listed in the Directory.

Photo credit: This photo, by: Jeremy Beck.

This page was created on Friday, September 9th, 2022 @ 7:06 AM CST – I should have been in bed getting some shut eye for the evening work shift I had ahead… but you know my website was more important than getting rest.

Last reviewed and/or updated on:

  • Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 @ 7:56 PM CST
  • Sunday, September 25th, 2022 @ 7:22 PM CST
  • Friday, September 30th, 2022 @ 11:17 AM CST



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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.

10 LATEST POSTS:

  • MUDWALKER NEWSLETTER 006
    MUDWALKER NEWSLETTER ISSUE #6 OCTOBER 2022 EDITION The 6th 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 007 October 2022
    This archive provides all updates made here at DDAVIDD.com during the month of October 2022.
  • Flashback Photos 003 Courthouse Square In Opelika Alabama Tuesday September 6th, 2022
    There is a small, beautiful park with a large water fountain in front of the Lee County, Alabama Courthouse in Opelika, Alabama. Occasionally I like to stop by there for a little time to watch the fountain flowing. At almost midnight on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 I visited the park after a run into town […]
  • Flashback Photos 002 Train In Salem Alabama Saturday September 17th, 2022
    In the late afternoon on Saturday, September 17th, 2022, I took these photos of a train passing by in Salem, Alabama, because I like to watch trains. So if you also love to watch trains pass by, then I hope you enjoy these photos.
  • Flashback Photos 001 On The Tracks In Salem Alabama Friday September 16th, 2022
    Thanks for checking out this blog post. This post marks the beginning of my “Flashback Photos” blog post series at ddavidd.com where I am posting 10 photos in mini photo galleries in each post. These are my outdoor photos, and maybe sometimes photos of other subject matter.
  • Updates Archive 006 September 2022
    This archive provides all updates made here at DDAVIDD.com during the month of September 2022.
  • MUDWALKER NEWSLETTER 005
    MUDWALKER NEWSLETTER ISSUE #5 SEPTEMBER 2022 EDITION The 5th 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 […]
  • Digital Art For Zoning Out 001
    Digital Art For Zoning Out 001 is the first photo art ebook in this series, and is a collection of beautifully colored and patterned digital art. IT’S FREE – SO DON’T MISS IT! – I am giving away this first ebook in my Digital Art For Zoning Out photo art ebook series for your viewing […]
  • 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.

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:

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.

FEATURED SPOTIFY:

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.

Previously Featured:

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:

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

Tracks:

  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

Listen on Spotify – [link]

View album with purchase options on Amazon – [link]

More info on:

Angelfire (artist) – [link]

Discogs (album) – [link]

LastFM (artist) – [link]

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

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.

2022-09-14-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

QUOTE OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2022

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.

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

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