Category Archives: General

Time

24 hours in a day. 10ish hours at a job a day. 7 hours a sleep a night. Leaving the rest of the time for hobbies, games and life. But even with my Google Calendar keeping me organized, part of that time is still wasted. The to-do lists and wish lists grow with each wasted moment.

Recently I have installed RescueTime on my computers to help me aid in this situation. Limiting my Reddit time, stop the switching between the many different side projects I have going through my mind, and even the waste of time known as social media.

Time is limited, need to use it smarter. Time to narrow my focus and work on my end goal.

Blog Revenue

Since this blog was created, I have tried a few different ways to monetize some of the content. While I don’t expect to make a load of money off this blog, I am using different techniques to learn more about the process of monetization for future projects.

Currently, I am using Google Adsense to ran ads on this blog. Granted most of the visitors to this blog will probably be using an adblocker on their browser and won’t see them.

Another way I am using Amazon Affiliate links. I am linking products that I am writing about so it is easier to for visitors to purchase them.

Referral links on posts is another way I am experimenting with. As I learn more, I will adapt the methods and go from there.

Early Retirement?

“There are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.”

I recently came across this quote by Nigel Marsh. He is known for his work-life balance work. Work-life balance is one of my goals for the next few years. Along with having a fulfilling retirement. As someone in their twenties, I currently don’t have a set retirement age but in time, I will be able to develop a plan to a better life.

Recently I have been doing more and more research and math behind early retirement. Part of this was to cut the cord for television service to stop wasting money.

Currently, another area I am working on is my video game collection habit. Before I had the desire to obtain as many games as possible. More recently I have slowed down my buying of games until I am able to complete more that I have even yet to start.

Super Bowl LI

This will be the first Super Bowl that I will be watching without cable. Luckily, more and more options to watch television without a cable subscription are being created. For this year I am trying out the Fox Sports Go app on the Xbox One.

This Super Bowl, I will be rooting for the Atlanta Falcons over the New England Patriots. 24-21 is my prediction for the score.

Go Falcons!

 

Google Calendar

As mentioned in a previous post, I follow a lot of sports teams and use Google Calendar to keep track of the schedules for the teams.

Google labels this under Interesting Calendars. Not only does this contain sports schedules but it also contains phases of the moon, sunrise and sunsets, holidays for any country just to name a few of the selection.

On my calendar alone I have over 20 categories of events on my calendar. Using this on my android phone, I can easily keep tracker of everything relevant to my life. Each day I can glance at my calendar and see what the weather will be like, when the sun is going to rise and set and the schedules of my favorite sports teams. The sports schedules even update with the scores at the conclusion of the games.

Voyboy 24 hour Stream

Normally after a day like today, I would write about the Eleague Counter Strike major or the Royal Rumble but I am using today’s post to promote a 24 Hour Livestream to support American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Click here to donate to this cause. Those posts I have scheduled will come later this week.

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NXT Year End Awards 2016

Triple H announced the awards and the nominees for the NXT Year End Awards, here are my thoughts.

#NXTTakeOverOfTheYear
#Toronto
This TakeOver had some of the best matches in NXT. This also had my match of the year.

#NXTTagTeamOfTheYear
#TheRevival
Dash and Dawson are a great tag team and have been killing it all year.

#NXTBreakoutOfTheYear
#PeytonAndBillie
These 2 competitors have had a phenomenal year.

#NXTFemaleOfTheYear
#Asuka
I really wanted to vote for Bayley in this category but she hasn’t appeared mainly on NXT since August, while Asuka has been dominating all year. If Bayley was around longer, my vote would have been different.

#NXTMaleOfTheYear
#ShinsukeNakamura
Shinsuke has been a great competitor for most of the year.

#NXTCompetitorOfTheYear
#ShinsukeNakamura
This is based on the last 2 categories. To be the best competitor you have to win your own category, so this was between Shinsuke and Asuka.

#NXTMatchOfTheYear
#DIYvsRevival – #DIY vs. The Revival (2-out-of-3 Falls NXT Tag Team Championship Match, NXT TakeOver: Toronto)
This was a tough category but my vote was between that match and #SamiVsShinsuke, but The Revival had the match of the night in Toronto.

Wikipedia

I have been a member of the Wikipedia community for over 7 years and have accumulated over 9000 edits. While I don’t contribute as much as I have previously I still fully support their goal.

Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.

The internet is a wonderful place and has a wealth of knowledge. Having a starting point for knowledge is a great thing.

Currently, I focus on counter vandalism and improving the articles related to esports, sports, US politics, and the Olympics.

Sports Teams

Here is a list of the sports teams that I follow:

NFL: Buffalo Bills
NHL: Buffalo Sabres
I am from the Western New York area, so I follow these teams.

MLB: New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays
I was a big fan of Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada when I was younger so that I have I came to love the New York Yankees. The Toronto Blue Jays come from my following of the Buffalo Bisons, their Triple-A affiliate.

NCCAF: Miami Hurricanes
This school has produced so much talent in football and other ventures. For example, Jim Kelly, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Warren Sapp just to name a few. Lets not forget Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who played football for the school.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers

MLS: Houston Dynamo
Don’t follow soccer as much as the other sports but as this sport grows I look forward to watching its growth.

Following so many sports teams, sometimes it is hard to follow all the games and scores. For this, I use my Google Calendar. In an upcoming post, I will go into detail on how I use Google Calendar to keep up with my sports teams and other life events.