Category: Personal

March 17th, 2017 by Calvero

I spent last night uploading pictures to the posts that were missing them.  So far, I have the following:


Doctor Who meets Charlie Chaplin. Sort of. – Comic book review


1986 – a big year in my life


Matching a Charlie Chaplin film with music


Robin Williams fan video

Where I’m at now

There are some new things in WordPress that I’m learning to work with, but on the whole, things are moving along.  And I might start writing more than just a small handful of articles (the pictures issue just was soooo disheartening).  Maybe even videos! I have a camera or three that I have been fooling with.

There is just so many ideas and thoughts that just sit in my head, and real life has had a way of wearing me down to the point that I lacked the motivation and energy, but it’s going in an upswing now 🙂

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December 4th, 2016 by Calvero

In trying to improve the blog and fix an image error (long story, but there was a watermark on all my images to prevent hotlinking, even though the images were hosted on my own site. Curse you, outdated WordPress plugins!).  Couldn’t get it fixed. Uninstalled plugins, and voilà! All my images disappeared! And restoring my backup images did not work.

Oh, yay for me.

So I’ll have to do what I did a couple years ago, and that is start with  new blog fresh and try an install everything that way.

Real bummer since that was one of the things that kept me from posting much here.  Stupid watermarks. Which is a mixed blessing since that’s less stuff I have to reupload.

Back to the ol’ drawing board…

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February 9th, 2015 by Calvero

It’s the greatest thing in the world!

Okay, maybe not, but it’s my first vlog. I did something a little different than most. I just shot some of my books (yes, it’s just a part of my book collection), along with some of my DVD/Blu ray box sets, and a Smothers Brothers record album.

What’s shown ranges from childhood (Snoopy!) to recent loves (Warehouse 13! The Fault in Our Stars!), and some are childhood loves that I recently acquired (Dick Van Dyke Show! Mork and Mindy! Doctor Who!)

I also used this video to experiment with a few things.  Some of my goals that I met are:

  • muting the sound of the video
  • having music not start at the beginning, but a few seconds in
  • just basic editing of the video clips and putting them together in the right order
  • just making the thing and uploading it and not letting fear from keeping me from doing so

Those may seem like small things, but it’s all a learning curve.  And a good healthy dose of confidence.

What I liked about it:

  • the accidental recording that I ended up using at the beginning.  When I loaded all the bits into the editor, I saw that and thought “I could use that!”
  • that I did the thing! YAY!

It’s not the greatest thing ever, but I’m glad I did it, and looking forward to all the things I will learn from it :).

The future…

So what have I got for the future?  Taking on the Doctor Who Tag started by YouTuber Luke Spillane. That was one of the things that got me going on finally making a vlog.  And I also plan on talking about Sherlock Holmes, having been born with a cleft lip and palate and all that it entails, and whatever else I come up with.

Oh, and I have another channel as well.  A gaming channel where I have begun to play Assassin’s Creed (the first one). I love the series and thought why not start off with the first one?

Posted in books, Charlie Chaplin, classic comedy, Doctor Who, John Green, NerdFighters, Nostalgia, Peanuts, Personal, Sherlock Holmes, Smothers Brothers, Vlog, Warehouse 13, YouTube Tagged with: , , , ,

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