Laptops KC Computer Store on 5th Street

A little store on 5th street. Dunno if this area is “Little Italy” or not.  It’s more like the River Market area.  I go down there and buy a old HP dc 5800  desktop.  $35 bucks.  CHEAP.  I always built my own machines, used AMD ‘cos it’s cheap.  Well hey, the Intel Core 2 Quads are dirt cheap on Ebay.  Try $14.  A NewEgg MOBO I just bought fritzed on me big time.

Mike fixed me right up.  His prices are competitive with eBAY, plus you get it right now.  He put some RAM sticks in for me free of charge.  Laptopskc.com is his web site with his inventory, I believe.  Why buy a used computer from the Salvation Army, when you can buy from a professional?  I was highly impressed.  I build my own computers.  I have A+, INet+, Network+, so I am at least smart enough to do some things.  Eh- he does it better.

650 E. 5th Street, KCMO MO,  64106. 816- 521-0229.   He sells his gear on Craigslist.  He’s pretty good, helpful, and has a ton of stuff.  Very knowledgeable.  Before, I steered clear of Dell/Compaq/HP.

That old Machine has a heat pipe CPU cooler/all metal very sturdy case, PLUS this HP can be modded, upgraded.  Gonna Flash the Bios now.   All of my old cards worked great in it.  So, I am very pleased with this shop, and the area certainly needs a computer shop.  The old PC Warehouse went defunct.

Blender

I’ve had my nose in my computer for weeks studying Blender.  I took a Udemy Course by Billy McDaniel.  This one is pretty good.  This is Blender for UNITY.  About 60% through it, but it has let me take off with my 3D art.

Blender has a ton of addons, that is why I chose it over Maya, or Solidworks.  Plus it is free.  It reminds me of GIMP which I love.  I have a old copy of Photoshop CS, which I rarely use, I mean, hardly ever.

There are tons of great sites, forums, and YouTube how to videos with Blender.  These addons, many of them are superb.  I like “ArchiMesh” a architecture addonfor building house models quickly.  I like “Pocket Mesh” a addon to turn whatever you want into a primitive.

It is damn good, and revelation as to how you can save money making your own 3D art for your games and presentations.  It takes a while to learn Blender though!  I recommend Billy’s Udemy course.  I hate the tedious parts of  the courses though, the parts that don’t interest you.

My Motion Comic Blog

I started another blog, a website to show my Motion Comic prototypes. 

Here it is.. http://davidx.hostingsiteforfree.com/

This site goes down a lot..but just wait a little..it comes back up.  It is free, though. I am struggling with the software.  To get something decent, to run on the Android,  so I can offer it on GooglePlay and IOS.   You can find hosting for free.   WIX and WEEBLY will not host the comics.  Neither will the free blogs.  The free sites,  they are OK.  Anyways.. this is just a showcase.   Once I get these perfected, I will make them for the Android.. which is a hair pulling task.

My ideas are set in the 1930s-1940s, a period of turmoil.  First, the Black Friday stock market collapse, and wipeout of the banking system for the working people.  It was the Gold Standard that led to the fall.  China was on the silver standard, and escaped the depression pretty much.  There was no unemployment.  No FDIC.  People’s savings were wiped out in a single day.

THEN.. the dust bowl of 1936.   My grandparents talked about almost nothing BUT this catastrophe.   My grandfather hunted rabbits,  foxes, and even had a pack of beagles.  These dogs were NOT pets. They were mean,  hunting dogs.  It is vague in my memory.  He did it for the money, for the food.   He taught us never, NEVER take a creature’s life, unless we needed the food.

An interesting period in history for a novel,  because there were no amenities..no DNA testing..no video.   There were many interesting things that happened in the world,  that no one is aware of,  so you could make a interesting story, if you are clever enough.  Thank you JP for the help.. jeez I am flabbergasted, actually.

Crime Novel

CRIME NOVEL is a song that I made.  I decided to make a Motion Comic page to go with it.  Dunno if, when, or how I am gonna use it.  The song that I made reminded me of a suspense type novel, so I decided to make this page to go with it.  It is best viewed full screen so you can read the text.

I design these for Android  It takes me quite a bit to do each one, and I have yet to publish a Graphic Novel on Google Play. It is great fun making them, I really enjoy it, and I am at it night and day.

I am always making these, I put YouTube videos of them.  But the “real” ones are clickable,  they are click through, and other things can happen.  But the Video versions tell the same story.  They are there on my YouTube channel.

Here’s another one, I just made.  Nick Ballinger-Monster Hunter. I‘ve been updating this for the past 2 days.

It keeps me safe and inside, as I hear all the yelling outside, like usual in Northeast.

My latest Motion Comic

Here is my latest motion comic,  The Storm Crow.  It is set in the 1930’s.  This is what I have got, so far.  Ah the great days of the Republicans.  Mr. Herbert Hoover was president, and “free enterprise” was gonna solve everything.  The HTML 5 versions will be clickable, interactive.

The dust bowl happened because of unrestricted farming.  Then the drought came, then the wind came.  Herbert Hoover sat on his ass, saying “free enterprise” was gonna solve everything.  Reminds me of Dubya.. George Bush.

I think FDR was the greatest president.

Thugs of Northeast

More Price Chopper THUG action.   Northeast is full of dangerous morons. It is a scary place to live.  They had the black crack thugs, but even worse are the skinhead meth heads.

“It’s the little skinny white dudes who are the meanest ones.” – KC

I love the old song..”White Punks on Dope” by the Tubes.

When probation and parole let’s them out,  Northeast is where they come.  They have learned nothing in prison, other than resentment.  Prison is a place where people grow harder still.  Around here, they almost always go back to prison.  They get out and they do the same thing.  They just got “snitched on” or caught the last time, that’s all.

“Experience holds a very dear school, but fools will learn in no other”-  Benjamin Franklin

The thing is, this place could be nice to live in, it has potential.

But I guess, it is a natural world.  Even the smallest Paramecium is going to do as it damn well pleases, and there is nothing you can do about it.

Pray, that is what you can do.

Downloadable HOGS Free

I go to My Downloadable Games.com.  KC loves these games and it keeps her out of trouble.  I am like the “Johnny Appleseed” of computers, at least for these people.  They are too poor to be in the loop of the Online world.

Boy these games are good.  They used to cost $50 when they first came out.  Now they are free, and are much improved.

The HOG is the “Hidden Object Game” but now they have mini puzzles, AND a interesting storyline.  Before I did not like them,  they were just “hunt and find”.   They got boring after a while.   These have the storyline, which much improves them.

Keeps KC occupied for hours.  I teach her how to use her laptop, the internet, etc,  she does my dishes and lots of other tasks.  Cooks for me,  helps me get around.