Midjourney Codes

Posted on November 2, 2023


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Taos Plaza 2023

Posted on October 30, 2023

I decided to spend a little time researching the Taos Plaza project. There have been several issues with the plaza to take care of. I am glad that they are doing it.

  • Uneven Brick Work: Near the gazebo there are several areas where the bricks are uneven and sink down a bit.
  • Drainage: There are several problems that seem pretty apparent.
  • Several Levels: The useful area could be expanded by simplifying the level changes across the plaza.
  • Gazebo Use: Its primary use seems to be as a performance stage. It seems like the intention is to expand the octagonal base to include areas to perform.
  • Info Booth: Removal of the information booth.

There are also a couple issues that I personally have. The main one is the footprint of the veteran’s memorial. It seems to be a monument on top of a stucco pedistal/wall, on top of a platform that is blocked off by chains. The actual memorial is a small cross, a couple of plaques, a tiny statue, and two flag poles. My main point is that it takes up more space than necessary and that it feels a little hostile to people using the space. Though there are a couple benches and shaded areas that make the space nice too.

It seems that the area around the veteran’s memorial will be streamlined. Instead of walls, dividers, and a chain fence … the entire area will exist as a slightly elevated area. The edge of the area will simply be two or three steps down to the rest of the plaza.

Trying to stay away from social media

Posted on October 30, 2023

I have been a bit down the last few days. At this time of year I get down because my birthday is near and I end up evaluating my life in a less than positive light. Part of the depressing paralysis is brought on by a need to escape a bit. That happens with social media. I have been spending eight hours a day on it over the last three days. It isn’t healthy. I spend a bit of time bypassing the warning alerts on YouTube.

So, I hope to attempt a bit of a retreat from social media. Hopefully this looks like spending more time drawing, planning, and casually researching. I can still use the internet. I just can’t go to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Well, I guess I have to do a little of it for work. Other than that … hopefully I can restrain myself. I won’t be perfect, but let’s see if the change is manageable.

Land on the Mesa

Posted on October 24, 2023

There is some land that my dad has. It is that silly land that really is about Mad Max apocalypse existence.

Good article.

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Posted on October 14, 2023

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I just had my most intense childhood nightmare. Exactly as it was.

It is essentially a dream about a number series that goes on and on until you reach a final headache spike that is at the angstrom level that spikes into your head.

It starts out with the lower levels where there are things that you can do. You essentially swim up to the top of these tubes to see yourself trying on things. Men trying on suits. Women trying on dresses. From there things build like you are going up a high-rise and the floor get smaller each time you get higher. The whole culture …

(This is all part of the nightmare)

(It is recursive …)

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This is a memory that I had as a child. It seems to have been waiting dormant for 40 years.

Finger splitting.

This is all part of it.

Kids and people would count these names and numbers. It was a way to keep track of what is going on.

Each level I was going to.

The boxes keep stacking.

But you are also falling.


There is a restaurant at the bottom. They serve food. You can get this goulash. It is the simplest.

As you get higher, the courses get higher, simpler.

I was a young kid. I had a place, high on the number list.

This is a nightmare I has as a child. Over and over again.

For some reason. Even this. Typing into a web page is exactly as it was.

All those years ago.

Every word is almost the same.


Posted on October 2, 2023

Things to ask ChatGPT this month …

  • How to clean up my website
  • How to clean up the Taos Pride website
  • How to update my Resume
  • How to make some financial plans
  • How to make some career plans
  • How to streamline my budget
  • How to get better with my painting schedule
  • How to host slightly more dynamic pages on my website (image download + forms + display)

Building a shed

Posted on September 24, 2023

I may take a short cut in building a shed and use the extra shed that my brother-in-law has. He is missing the bolts and fasteners to put it together. I don’t even know what brand it is. At the moment I am assuming it is an Arrow steel shed. Based on a quick look a the parts, it seems to be constant … though there are plenty of similar products on the market.

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Arrow shed build


Posted on September 11, 2023

Some slit scan toys.

Shadertoy https://www.shadertoy.com/view/dsj3Dh

Processing https://thecodingtrain.com/challenges/164-slitscan

CodePen https://codepen.io/sehsarah/pen/obEqOJ

Slit Scan Shadertoy https://www.shadertoy.com/view/wllBRn

Shadertoy alt https://www.shadertoy.com/view/XlVcDz

Horizontal Slit Scan – Shadertoy https://www.shadertoy.com/view/NlVBzz

Horizontal Slitscan https://www.shadertoy.com/view/dsj3Dh

pretty good slitscan https://www.shadertoy.com/view/MlVfWt

Taos Videos

Posted on August 7, 2023

How to create a script for a youtube video. I want to make YouTube videos about Taos, New Mexico. Specifically about the tourism and culture side of the community. These videos would focus on shopping, hiking, community history, and places to see or stay. Shopping videos will highlight different kinds of stores like sports stores, outdoor stoors, jewlery stores, art galleries, and maybe even grocery stores. Hiking videos will highlight trails, camping facilites, good times to hike, parking capacity, and safety tips. Community History videos will deal with historic sites, homes, and neighborhoods. They will emphasize the distinct communities, economics, stories and social impact of various storical figures. The places to see or stay videos will highlight the names and locations of various sites and hotels. They will also rate and list the facilities available there.

Creating a script for your YouTube videos on Taos, New Mexico, focusing on tourism and culture, is a great idea. A well-structured and engaging script can help you deliver your content effectively to your viewers. Below, I’ll provide a general outline for each type of video you mentioned: shopping, hiking, community history, and places to see or stay. Feel free to modify and expand these outlines to suit your own style and content.

  1. Introduction:
    • Greet your audience and introduce the topic of the video (e.g., “Welcome to our Taos, New Mexico travel series!”)
    • Briefly explain the focus of the video (e.g., “In this episode, we’ll be exploring the vibrant shopping scene in Taos.”)
  2. Shopping Video:
    • Introduce the different types of stores you’ll be covering (sports stores, outdoor stores, jewelry stores, art galleries, grocery stores).
    • For each type of store:
      • Mention the store’s name and location.
      • Highlight unique products or services they offer.
      • Share any interesting stories or background about the store.
      • Showcase some items or scenes from inside the store (if possible).
  3. Hiking Video:
    • Introduce the hiking theme and the importance of outdoor activities in Taos.
    • Highlight the names and locations of popular hiking trails in Taos.
    • Share information about camping facilities, amenities, and reservations.
    • Discuss the best times to hike considering weather and seasonal factors.
    • Offer parking capacity details and any relevant parking tips.
    • Provide safety tips for hikers, such as carrying water, wearing appropriate gear, and staying on marked trails.
  4. Community History Video:
    • Emphasize the rich history of Taos, New Mexico, and its significance in shaping the community.
    • Introduce the specific historic sites, homes, and neighborhoods you’ll be covering.
    • Share stories and anecdotes about notable historical figures from Taos.
    • Discuss the social and economic impact of historical events and figures on the community.
  5. Places to See or Stay Video:
    • Introduce the various sites and hotels you’ll be featuring.
    • Mention the names, locations, and any unique features of each site or hotel.
    • Rate and list the facilities available at each location (e.g., amenities, services, dining options).
    • Include personal impressions or recommendations based on your experience.
  6. Conclusion:
    • Summarize the key highlights from the video.
    • Encourage viewers to like, comment, and subscribe to your channel for more Taos content.
    • Mention the next video or any upcoming content they can look forward to.

Remember to keep your script conversational, engaging, and natural. Consider using visuals like photographs, videos, or graphics to enhance the viewer’s experience. Practice delivering your script with enthusiasm and passion for Taos, and most importantly, have fun creating your YouTube videos!

Path towards economic equity

Posted on August 7, 2023

This morning I woke up thinking about the path towards greater economic equity in the United States. A mix of the influence and reach of Mr. Beast and engineering a series of small social steps that inhibit the financial spread between owners and their employees.

The abstract hope is to use silly things like machine learning to establish or discover areas within the structures of society, corporations, and community economics that are ready for influence that gives poor people more economic advantages. Or that limits the ability for weathy individuals or groups to take advantage of the poor.