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  • After 7 days, I restored my website.



  • #bonae memoriae – There Are Many Ways To Say I Love You – duet sung by Fred Rogers and Francois Clemmons –
  • #mydayjob – On Mare Island today for a staff development presentation – The Future of Pharmacy
  • #learn – Signed up for Trailhead, Salesforce’s free online learning platform.
  • #webwork – Updated to v5.3




  • Power not shut off.  Raging wildfire near the Carquinez Bridge.


  • Received two automated phone calls from PG&E.  Impending electrical outages.


  • Experimental digital wellbeing apps released by Google.
    • Unlock Clock – live wallpaper that displays the number of times you’ve unlocked your smartphone throughout the day
    • Post Box – helps you limit how often notifications are thrown at you
    • We Flip – designed to cut down on smartphone usage when you are around a group of people
    • Dessert Island – designed to find out which apps are the most important to you
    • Morph – designed to adapt to whatever it is you’re doing at the time; tries to deliver the right apps at the right time
  • 21-OCTOBER-2019
  • Star Wars Films in chronological order –
  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) – … this film follows Obi-Wan Kenobi and his master Qui-Gon Jinn as they attempt to protect the Queen of Naboo and stumble upon a young slave boy named Anakin Skywalker. You’re also forced to sit through two hours of Jar-Jar Binks and sleep-inducing Galactic Senate negotiations. So, if you’ve seen this film before, just skip it on your next rewatch. Although it does provide some details important to another prequel film, and it has a great lightsaber duel.
  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) – While the films up to this point have shown Darth Vader as the ultimate evil villain, Attack of the Clones begins to show us the road that led him to the Dark side, with the death of his mother at the hands of Tuskan Raiders. We also see his growing love affair with Queen Padme Amidala. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan Kenobi stumbles upon a clone army being built for the Republic that will form the foundation of the Empire’s Stormtroopers.
  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) – The final film of the prequel trilogy shows Anakin’s heart turn to black. While initially excited upon hearing of his wife Padme’s pregnancy, visions of her dying begin to poison Anakin’s mind, which allows Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to lure him to the Dark side of the Force. This then leads to the destruction of the Republic and the murder of many Jedi, including all the young Padawans, at the hand of the newly named Darth Vader.
  • Solo (2018) – The origin story for the coolest guy in the Star Wars Universe provides a tonne of unnecessary backstory, which is why this movie is optional. Apparently, Han Solo just wanted to act like Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and date Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) in his prime, which is understandable, but it’s a little eye-rolling. Still, it’s an entertaining heist film that also gives us more information about the most important ship in the galaxy, the Millenium Falcon.
  • Rogue One (2016) – The first of the new “Anthology” films, Rogue One is filled with A New Hope backstory. It follows the daughter of the Death Star’s creator, Jyn Erso, as she is freed by the Rebel Alliance and tasked with finding the plans that lead to the ultimate weapon’s destruction. Yes, it ends where A New Hope begins, but because it’s so reliant on you knowing A New Hope already, we think it’s best to watch them in reverse. You’ll learn who created the Death Star, why it’s so easily destroyed, and you’ll meet the many Bothans who died to steal the Death Star plans.
  • Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) – While technically the sixth movie, chronologically, A New Hope is worth watching first purely because it’s the start of everything. It’s also the only Star Wars film that treats viewers as if they’ve never watched the saga before. So, start with Luke meeting Obi-Wan, getting a lightsaber, and learning about the Force and Darth Vader before he heads off to save Princess Leia and destroy the Death Star.
  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – Empire Strikes Back is widely regarded as one of the greatest sequels of all time. After the initial battle on the frozen planet Hoth, Luke heads to begin his Jedi training with Yoda, while Han Solo and Princess Leia head to Cloud City to meet with Han’s old friend Lando Calrissian. But Han and Leia are betrayed and then used as bait by Vader to lure Luke. It all culminates in a showdown between Vader and Luke and ends with a twist.
  • Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi (1983) – Now that we’ve learned Darth Vader/Anakin’s background, it’s time to watch him sort of redeem himself with all that knowledge in hand. Plus, after saving Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, we see Luke trying to defeat his father and the Emperor, all while Han and Leia work to demolish a nearly completed second Death Star. Also, there’s teddy bears with stone age technology that help destroy the Empire, too.
  • Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) – The first Star Wars film made by Disney after it purchased the franchise is set 30 years after Return of the Jedi. We see that there’s a new conflict emerging between the budding Republic, led by Leia Organa-Skywalker and The First Order, which rose from the ashes of the Empire. Caught between this all is a young girl named Rey who seems to be really strong with the Force.
  • Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017) – “After tracking down Luke Skywalker, Rey’s next challenge is convincing him to train her.  Luke is unwilling due to his failures with Kylo Ren.  Meanwhile, the remaining Republic forces are on the verge of total annihilation thanks to The First Order, leaving Rey and Luke as their only hope.”
  • Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (Dec 2019) –


  • #good news – El Rio (venue), San Francisco – Mission dive bar rescued by the city –


  • #discoverTowers & Type Project.  A public typewriter at the Grand Canyon.  “Please feel free to leave your thoughts.”


  • #deathcleaning – Scanning and shredding years of paperwork.



  • Coping with possible PG&E outage.



  • #beneficentia – Attended the Northern California Renaissance Faire in Gilroy/Hollister, CA.


  • Registered at to connect with others.


  • #beneficentia – Meeting Lee Hoffman (photographer/musician) at Seabreeze, Berkeley Marina.  1pm.



  • #beneficentia – Delivered a gift to Andre Custodio in Oakland, California.
  • #beneficentia – Visited Eyescream Jewelry, 3816 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California


  • #mydayjob – Scheduled to be on campus (Mare Island/Vallejo, California)
  • #comment – “Friends forever as far as I’m concerned.” – Andre Custodio



  • #comment – “The pictures look awesome. Many thanks to Bridget. ” – Marc Pineda, Off The Record band


  • #webwork – Exploring the WordPress plugin Open Graphite Pro.
  • #beneficentia – Making glass decoupage pocket tokens.



  • #beneficentia – Agreed to help a colleague’s son revise his resume & cover letter.  To meet with him next week after work?


  • #beneficentia – Something to benefit myself.  Today I received via UPS a Hollywood Racks – SR1 Spare Tire Bike Rack for my 2002 Honda CR-V.  Hope to carry my vintage Dutch folding bicycle with me so I can ride more often.
  • #comment – from jazz saxophonist – Mark  Secosh.
      • “Photo by wonderful Bridget Canfield.  She has been following our band for several years.  We are SO lucky!”
      • “…  there’s a lot of things I would endorse before that Carvin speaker, which we never used:
        1. Photographer Bridget Canfield of 200 Pockets
        2. Jazz quintet Consensual Bop
        3. RHL Rehearsal Studios at 4th and Bryant
        4. Omid Oriental Rugs for their closeout sale
        5. Men’s Wearhouse for the jacket
        6. Mervyn’s for the shirt
        7. Escuela Platero de Zacatecas for the bolo tie
        8. Wally at Sharp Kuts on Van Ness for the haircut
        9. My dad and Cascio Music in West Allis for the Selmer Mark VI and mouthpiece


  • #comment – Received a lovely thank you letter from the parents of a musician I photograph
  • #beneficentia – Spoke to musician and rock photographer Lee Hoffman regarding releases and the importance of legacy.




  • #beneficentia – Visited Crockett, California.  Photographed Alexander Park & the Bailey Museum (now open by appointment only).  Corrections made to Google Maps.  Photographs donated to the Google Local Guide program.
  • Received an email from Ms. Stephanie Lee (former jazz bassist with Consensual Bop) regarding photo usage policy.  Nice to hear from her!


  • #beneficentia – Visited John Muir Historic National Site in Martinez, California.  Photographs donated images to Google Maps.


  • Contacted by M. Bernal (singer/songwriter) of the indie band Fleeting Trance.  Recommended removing old performance photographs from social networking; to perhaps only have online the most recent images.
  • #beneficentia – Received an email from J.Straub of the band Off The Record.  Have confirmed that I will photograph their band at the Splatter Festival in Dublin, California in two weeks time.  Received a signed release by the drummer who will be performing with them.


  • #invited – Nunns, Heat Creatures, The Yes-Go’s @The KnockOut Room, San Francisco, California



  • #beneficentia – Provided 273 book images to a local bookseller.


  • #beneficentia – Provided a local bookseller with 97 digital book images for their online presence.
  • #beneficentia – Fellow music photographer Lee Hoffman asks for my guidance regarding copyright & release forms.


  • #remember – “It is upsetting how powerful people get passes for the most heinous acts. The more passes they get the more bold they become. This is a major defect of the human condition.” – Paul Bouvier





      • #mydayjob – Very busy day at work today.



      • #websitemaintenance – Today I chose a new WordPress Theme – Fukasawa by designer Anders Noren.
        • “A minimal masonry style blog theme for photographers and collectors.  Features responsive & retina ready design, Block Editor/Gutenberg support, support for the image, gallery and video post formats, four custom widgets, an archive page template, a gallery slideshow, custom accent color support, custom logo support, and editor styles”  –
      • #websitemaintenance – Retiring WordPress Themes to save SQL database space
        • Ahimsa, Arclite, Arras, Atahualpa, Corps2, Discover, Editorial, Fusion, Inove, Lightword, Monochrome, Noteworthy, TwentyEleven, TwentyFifteen, TwentyFourteen, TwentyThirteen, TwentyTwelve, FolioPress,
      • SQL WordPress database exceeded limit size.  Deleting extraneous files from the server.  Thank goodness for FTP.


      • #donation – Received a donation from Andre Custodio of CBOP/Consensual Bop.  Thank YOU!
      • #donation – Received a donation from San Francisco singer/songwriter Bob Scott.  Grateful!!
      • #websitemaintenance – Installed UpDraftPlus (backup) and WP Sweep (database optimization) and Smush (reduce image size) – WordPress plugins installed.


      • #expense – Purchased (200) 1.5 wood circles – $18.19.  Approx. $0.10 cents each.
      • #beneficentia – Spent the evening making custom buttons for Fleeting Trance, Sin Silver and The New Frantics.




      • #expense – Purchased a wooden double pie box from Mt Shasta Woodworks on etsy.  Believe this is a local artisan [ “We build hand crafted wooden products for your home utilizing mostly reclaimed and sustainably harvested woods.  We are always looking for special pieces of wood to build great new items.” ] who I may be able to commission a custom box for my public typewriters.  Fingers crossed.



      • #beneficentia – Donated (14) digital photographs of Pinole & Berkeley, California to Google Maps.




      • Downloaded some Celtic fonts (Livingstone, Breathe Fire, Celtic Hand) so I can make some custom buttons for singer/songwriter Sin Silver.
      • #beneficentia – Donated 1-photo of Payn’s Stationery, Berkeley, California to Google Maps


      • Called Network Solutions to request refund from MyTime Support ticket not used as I repaired the website myself by manually reinstalling
      • #beneficentia – Began making Consensual Bop, CBop, Fleeting Trance, Support Local custom 1″ buttons.
      • #beneficentiaRepurposed a child’s garden cart into a merch table display.


      • Spending the day backing up the website.  One directory of files contained a Trojan virus.  Windows Defender/Windows 10 detected and removed these files.


      • A day devoted to housework & home repair.
      • #beneficentia – Making custom 1″ buttons for the jazz group Consensual Bop.  In support of their 2 upcoming public shows.  They will be available at their upcoming shows –
        • Sunday, August 4, 2019, 3-5pm.  @Suisun Waterfront Jazz Series.  Headlining.
        • Saturday, August 10, 2019, 9pm. @Bird & Beckett Books, San Francisco, California.


        • #websitemaintenance – (10:04am) – After 18 hours of work, the has been restored.  Manually reinstalled v5.2.2.


      • #expense – Purchased button supplies from  $219.54
      • #beneficentia – More updates to the Fleeting Trance website –
        • Added a blog; imported his July social networking posts
      • #beneficentia – (5:30pm) – Meet Manasseh Bernal @Rigger’s Loft Winery, Point Richmond, California.  Bring laptop and spare external drives.  Bring Duff.
      • #beneficentia – (6pm-9pm) – Photograph Manasseh Bernal @Rigger’s Loft Winery, Point Richmond, California.  Free admission. Dog friendly.





      • #beneficentia – Sent M. Bernal information on how to change the DNS settings of his website.  Switching from Dynamod to BandZoogle for website hosting.

11-JULY-2019 to 12-JULY-2019

      • #beneficentia – Designing a new BandZoogle Pro website for the indie band Fleeting Trance.


      • Had hoped to photograph – The New Frantics @Martinez Main Street Summer Concert Series, 626 Main Street, Martinez, California.  6:30-8:30pm.  Unable to attend due to a migraine headache & earache.


    • #mydayjob – On Mare Island for meetings today.


    • #deathcleaning – Cleaning the 2nd floor bedrooms.  Difficult confronting past memories.
    • #beneficentia – Tagged Jeffrey Winslow & Floyd Haas (Off The Record) band members on uploaded photos to Facebook.


  • #expense – Purchased a Netgear NightHawk X6 AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh Extender Model EX7700 to extend WiFi signal in the house.  Works great. $200


  • #beneficentia – Exported the Fleeting Trance mailing list (CSV file) from the web hosting company Dynamod.  400+ records.  Recommending the use of the MailChimp service for email campaigns.


  • #expense – Purchased (2) 8TB Fantom external drives from Office Depot.  $494.75
  • Awoke to discover DAS (Direct-Attached-Storage) unit unresponsive.  Used chkdsk /f g:  to recover it.  Need to buy a backup drive(s) to preserve data.


  • #beneficentia – Donated 18 photographs of the Alameda County Fair 2019, Pleasanton, California to Google Maps.
  • #beneficentia – Uploaded ZIP files of 26-June-2019 – Off The Record (band) @Alameda County Fair.  Password protected for client –
  • Successfully recovered NAS unit (5 x 12TB drives).  Used chkdsk / f.  Contemplating long term backup solution.


  • #expense – Purchased Disk Drill PRO for Windows ( $89 ) to recover data.


  • #beneficentia – Photographing the Off The Record band at the Alameda County Fair (AgVenture Stage), Pleasanton, CA.  8:30-10pm.  Confirmed.
    • Transportation costs – 71.2 miles roundtrip from Berkeley x 0.58 = $41.30
    • Signed release on file – Jochen Straub, Floyd Haas, Jeffrey Winslow, Rich lund, Staci Hammond
  • Message from Network Solutions – “Website Down 6/26 – 12:05 PM EST.Several customers are experiencing intermittent issues connecting to websites hosted with Network Solutions. We are currently aware of these issues and working to resolve them as soon as possible.We greatly apologize but we expect this outage to last for 1-2 hours at most. During this time, the connection issues may come and go, or be slow to load.”


  • #beneficentia – … a visit to Berkeley City Hall to obtain a building permit.  Brought a box of pastries for the very helpful staff & security officer.



  • #beneficentia …. think of how we could change the world if we all took time to help a stranger in need <3 … …. #beneficentia – Learned this morning that a woman I helped to write a cover letter and reworked her resume 1+ years ago (which resulted in a $10K increase in salary & new job at the time) today accepted a position at Stanford University.  Her dream job. … I am so proud of her.


  • #beneficentia – bought my landscaper DF lunch


  • Added password protected gallery for 5/30/19 Soiree party photos from 555 Clay Street, San Francisco;
  • 58 digital images of books processed;
  • Received email from Jochen Straub of Off the Record (details of upcoming gig)
  • Upgraded FTP software (WinSCP 5.15.2).


  • #beneficentia – Processed 140 images from May 2019 photo shoot at 555 Clay Street, San Francisco.  Gallery to be password protected for client.


  • #donation – Received an unexpected donation from AD a corporation based in Walnut Creek, California.  Much appreciated.



  • #beneficentia – Spent the day in Concord, California.  Photographed local businesses.  Images donated to Google Maps.


  • #donationReceived a website donation from Andre Custodio of the jazz group Consensual Bop.  Helps to pay for gas ($6), tolls ($7) and parking ($22).  Thank you Andre!  Though I rely solely on donations from my patrons, I will begin posting the costs of travel in my photography calendar
  • #beneficentia – GVM came to my home and with his electric saw cut up over 20+ palm fronds that had fallen in my yard & also helped trim back a neighbor’s tree which had dislodged a fence board.  Grateful!
  • Began work on dismantling/removing website directories and content that are likely no longer in use or obsolete.  Downloaded and deleting 297 PDF files today.
  • Republished 2011 content for indie bands-


  • #beneficentia – Met a new neighbor Trudy.  Gifted her a Santa Barbara daisy.  She seemed so pleased.
  • Posted 50+ editorial use images of the jazz group Consensual Bop to Facebook in support of the band.  Still need to process the party guest photos.


  • #beneficentia – Photographed an outdoor rooftop event at 555 Clay Street in San Francisco, California. (PM).  Consensual Bop = Andre Custodio, Bob Johns, Mark Secosh, Marc XXX, special guests – A, B, C


  • Spoke with Andre Custodio of the jazz group Consensual Bop.  Will be photographing his band this Thursday, 5/30/2019 in San Francisco at a private event.


  • Successfully updated the website to WordPress 5.21 & updated PHP to v7.


  • Web site hosting error with online dashboard.  Service ticket #18136254.  Unable to update PHP on website which would allow me to update  Allow 24-48 hours for access.
  • (3)  – #donation – Received a donation from Manasseh Bernal of Fleeting Trance and Mr. Manny & The Black Outs.  Most kind!
  • (2)#beneficentia – Photographed Mr. Manny & The Black Outs at the Uptown, Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California.  Overcame my anxiety of attending by myself.  Found parking about a block away.  A bit rusty as I struggled with LED lighting; but pleased with the images I captured.  So proud of Manasseh Bernal for pursuing his passion as a singer/songwriter.  His dedication is impressive.  To see photographs from that night, click here.




  • (2) – #beneficentia – photographed the British invasion band – The Mercy Beats at private event in Lafayette, California.  ( Andre Custodio (drums), Wil Hendricks (bass), Helen Orzel (keyboards), Jason Countryman (guitar) )



  • #deathcleaning – Inspired to try Decluttr to find homes for unused/unwanted barcoded items in my house.


  • #mydayjob – Spring semester starts


  • #mydayjob – Meeting on campus


YEAR 2018


  • donation – Received a donation from Andre Custodio of Consensual Bop (jazz band).
  • #beneficentia – Photographed Andre Custodio’s British invasion band – The Mercy Beats @BABC event, Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California.


  • #donation – Received a donation from Manasseh Bernal of Fleeting Trance (band).


  • #beneficentia – Learned that my local post office clerk was on duty all day without backup staff.  Walked to Starbucks to get him a hot tea & some snacks.


  • #beneficentia – Mailed custom buttons to J. Starmack.
  • #beneficentia – Photographed Manny Bernal at Rigger’s Loft Winery in Point Richmond, California.  Lovely show.  Took Duff!



  • #beneficentia – Photographed the Amtgard group – Barony of Wyvern’s Spur at Codornices Park, Berkeley, California


  • #beneficentia – Photographed Hickory Hollar at Berryessa Gap Winery Tasting Room, Winters, California
  • #beneficentia – Photographed downtown historic Winters, California for Google Local Guide.



  • #beneficentia – Donated $25 to my friend’s cat Tarzana’s cancer fund on GoFundMe.-

23-SEPT 2018

  • #beneficentia – Photographed Hickory Hollar (Nancy Northrup, Kevin Patrick Radley, Mel Bearns) at Porchfest Winters 2018.  Super hot temperatures.  Great performance.


  • Updated a number of website plugins this morning.
    • Photo Gallery by Supsystic to v1.12.6
    • Gutenberg v3.6.2
    • Feedzy RSS Feeds Lite v3.3.0
    • Backup by Supsystic v2.2.4



  • Received word from Manasseh Bernal of Fleeting Trance that Chabot Science Center in Oakland will comp me admission +1 as I will be photographing him this Saturday on the Observatory Deck.


  • #beneficentia – Photographed jazz group Consensual Bop at the Suisun City Waterfront Jazz Series.  Posted photographs to Facebook.  Incredible public turnout.  GVW estimates 125 in attendance – maybe more.



  • [sce emoji=”gift”/] Finished the Fleeting Trance merchandise box; spoke with Manny Bernal and learned that he had a show at the Bistro in Hayward, California this evening.  Drove it down.  Had him set it up.  Said it was a breeze to pack up.  Success!
  • Found (2) Buccella winery boxes for sale on eBay.  Purchasing them.  Will make ideal typewriter cases for my Hermes portable typewriters.  Feeling happy & pleased.
  • [sce emoji=”gift”/]  Helped a friend put together a cover letter & put some polish on his resume.





  • (2) – [sce emoji=”cash”/] Bought (2) Sistema plastic bins that fit perfectly inside the Fleeting Trance gold box.


  • (31) – [sce emoji=”cash”/]  Treated a friend to an all you can eat dinner in El Cerrito, California. Went to the All you can eat Tuesday Tacos at Los Moles Restaurant on Potrero Ave., El Cerrito, CA. 4-9pm, $13.99. Delicious.


  • (29) [sce emoji=”cash”/] Purchased a PRO license for the Supsystic WordPress plugin for Google Maps Easy for < US $29 >.


  • (22) [sce emoji=”gift”/] Making custom buttons.
  • (22) [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Garageland Rodeo @The Warehouse, Port Costa, California.


  • [sce emoji=”gift”/] Gifted a 80 gallon composter to my friend in Crockett, California.  Ordered from Amazon.  A feat to assemble.  A gift for his garden.


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = The New Frantics, Martinez, California.


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Eyescream Jewelry, Oakland, California.  Uploaded photographs to Google Maps via the Google Local Guide program.


  • [sce emoji=”cash”/] Purchased (1000) Tecre 1″ inch pin back button supplies, < US $58 >


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Maroon velvet box for Ruby of Eyescream Jewelry, Oakland, California.
  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = USS Hornet Museum, Alameda, California.
  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Shark Alley Hobos at the USS Hornet, Alameda, California.
  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces at the USS Hornet, Alameda, California.


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed= Box for indie band Fleeting Trance.


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Suisun City marina.


  • sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Harbor Plaza, Suisun City, California
  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Boxes for Ruby of Eyescream Jewelry, Oakland, California


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Consensual Bop merchandise box.


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Rigger’s Loft Winery, Point Richmond, California
  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Manasseh Bernal (solo acoustic) @Rigger’s Loft Winery, Point Richmond, California;


  • Picked up my typewriter from repair – grateful for Berkeley Typewriter.


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed = Eyescream Jewelry, Oakland, California.


  • [sce emoji=”gift”/] Swedish death cleaning.  Gifted my electric Fluke ukulele to my youngest daughter.  Mailed to her – Olympia, Washington.


  • Found a very useful PC file management tool – XYplorer.  Tried the 30 day free trial and within minutes purchased the $79.95 pro license >.  Will be using it to explore and remove files from my Surface Book laptop and external drives.  Beautifully designed interface and program.  Highly recommend!


  • Restored my daughter’s art portfolio website.
  • Edited the wp-config.php file using net2ftp and settings from Network Solutions.
    • define( ‘WP_ALLOW_REPAIR’, true);
    • confirmed SQL hostname <– there had been a change
    • define( ‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’)


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed- kosher foods.


  • An inquiry from my friend Lee Hoffman of Bang The Bay – “Hey Bridget I finished my first episode of bang the kitchen and i am ready to release it but would like your advice on how i should get it copyrighted. the rules have changed for placing ads on videos and i was wondering the other options. i hope all is well with you!!!!”

YouTube has made changes such that monetizing videos is more difficult to do.  Recommended Lee put a copyright notice & contact information at the end of the video.  Helpful resource –



  • [sce emoji=”cash”/] Purchased a < $29 license > for Photo Gallery PRO plugin by SupSystic.  I’ve been using the free version for a while and love the software.  The PRO version offers a few more gallery designs as well as import image options.  Excellent customer support!


  • [sce emoji=”cash”/] Renewed domain and hosting services via Network Solutions.  Dismayed that some services were inadvertently added to my account.  Need to gather my thoughts and write a letter of concern to Customer Service.


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed – kosher foods.


  • [sce emoji=”cash”/] Received my replacement Olympus Stylus TG-2 camera today.  So grateful that ebay seller cloutdogg had one for sale.  New in box!


  • 9pm.  Showed my camera to GVW last night and he has concluded my constant companion go to camera – a 2013 Olympus TG-2 camera is broken and will require replacement.  The port which accepts the charger is loose making charging and the transfer of images very difficult.  I have found a new in box unit on ebay and have made an offer of < $200 >.  Fingers crossed.
  • 1:40pm.  Honoured to be providing the Shark Alley Hobos (band) with high resolution images for use on their web site and album art.
  • 10:38am.  Re-installed a WordPress photo gallery plugin.  Used net2ftp to rename a plugin directory and then reinstalled the plug-in.


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Donated 160 photographs of 31 businesses to Google Maps via their Google Local Guide (volunteer) program.



  • Being a holiday – today’s side hustle was to scan 145 book covers for a local bookseller.   Digital images were then color corrected, resized and uploaded to various online databases.


YEAR 2017


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed – Neighborhood walk.


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed the sea shanty band – The Shark Alley Hobos.


  • [sce emoji=”gift”/] Made some custom buttons.


  • sce emoji=”gift”/] Made some custom buttons.


  • [sce emoji=”camera”/] Photographed the indie bands Fleeting Trance and Stymie & the PJLO in Fairfax, California.


YEAR 2016



  • I just emailed someone asking them to please leave me alone. They want my help (web skills); but I wish not be associated with someone who is friends with those who disparage women. People who make Donald J. Trump seem angelic. …. It is the first time I have told someone to leave me alone. I am trembling. I need to stand up for myself. I don’t want to be a hypocrite. I need to say it is not okay. …. In tears ….


  • [sce emoji=”cash”/] Purchased (2000) Tecre 1″ pin back button machine parts, < US $126 >


  • [sce emoji=”gift”/] Gifted (3) Fender amps to Lee Hoffman of the indie band Elegant Trash and Bang! Magazine.

YEAR 2015


YEAR 2014



  • … contemplating an evening photo shoot in the cities of Berkeley, Kensington and Albany in hopes of capturing images for Google Earth & Panoramio.