Listen to music on android with the screen off and switching to Firefox 2018/09/03.

This is about the 5th time I’ve looked up how to listen to music on my phone with the screen off and you know what they say about writing things out to aid retention.. So here we are. This time I found the easiest way was to fire up the YouTube link in Firefox then add this extension.

This extension worked without a hitch and I was able to just toss my phone in my pocket and go. Am running Android 8 ish.. nevermind. it’s 8ish. I’ve gone to check the phone 3 times now and have gotten distracted.. Ok, it’s 8.0.0. The song I wanted to listen to on the go was:

Placebo – Running Up That Hill (Whitesquare’s Closing Down Re-Edit)

Great track. If you are on the fence about Firefox then you may want to give this a quick read A lot is said there that supports my reasons for moving away from Chrome. 

Trump’s approval hits 50 percent — in a doctored poll graphic shared by his son

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August 10

Donald Trump Jr. shared a doctored image that makes his father’s Gallup presidential approval rating look 10 points higher than it actually is —  surprising even people who have otherwise become numb to factual distortions from Trump’s inner circle.

Trump Jr. did not acknowledge countless requests to correct the obviously manipulated image after he posted it to Instagram late Wednesday. It was deleted Friday afternoon, by which time tens of thousands of people had seen, shared or endorsed his father’s bogus 50 percent approval rating.


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How to setup Google Analytics and Google Search Console/Webmaster Tools – Really Simple SSL

On goes the continuing SSL drama. With Godaddy not providing easy (any) access to Let’sEncrypt certificates from their Cpanel, life.. is .. annoying. I followed this very helpful guide + script to get SSL up on before attempting it with my more important domains. It works, except I didn’t add the www when I:

Example 1: Single domain. --issue -d -w /home/wwwroot/

What I should have done was:

Example 2: Multiple domains in the same cert. --issue -d -d -d -w /home/wwwroot/

Well. This post is a bit of a mess.. I’m currently following up with the info from the link below in order to set my default domains in search console.

google site settings

Source: How to setup Google Analytics and Google Search Console/Webmaster Tools – Really Simple SSL

More on this later when I finish up other stuff that’s not getting done while I’m writing this..;)

ASMR – Autonomous sensory meridian response

Image of ASMR practitioner
This is my favourite ASMR practitioner.

From wikipedia:
Autonomous sensory meridian response
(ASMR) is an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. It has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia.[2][3]

ASMR signifies the subjective experience of “low-grade euphoria” characterized by “a combination of positive feelings and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin”. It is most commonly triggered by specific auditory or visual stimuli, and less commonly by intentional attention control.

So, of all the ASMR videos out there that I checked out after running into the term, most did absolutely nothing for me. The ear cleaning, comb picking, shaving cream splurting, nail tapping, and various other methods sounded odd and even annoying. That’s just me though..

This woman, known as Gentle whispering ASMR, on the other hand, I found to be quite different. She begins by speaking in a very soft, soothing voice. Assuring us that we are valued and loved, that we deserve good things, we are good people and other gentle, positive assertions. This carries on as she walks around us, whispering in our ear, getting up close to the camera to simulate nearness and intimacy, suggesting that we are approachable, not the unlovable hideous beasts that we may consider ourselves to be, occasionally..

There are few places on the dirty old internet that immediately spring to mind as being places to seek solace, well, to find solace anyway. The fact that she has 1.5M subscribers and a similar number of views on most videos suggests to me that many of us are seeking this kind of gentle, caring, nurturing experience, and finding it. If people were to adopt some of these techniques and apply them to their relationships, would the world be a better place? Ok, maybe not the world.. but I believe that our Selves and our Selves that we share with our partners and those of our partners and etc could benefit from a little gentle whispery feelgood attention.

“sol·aceˈsäləs/noun noun: solace; plural noun: solaces

  1. 1. comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.”she sought solace in her religion”synonyms:comfort, consolation, cheer, support, relief “they found solace in each other”