Oak Park, IL schedule off because of Google

I posted a bunch of new stuff on a non-schedule kind of a thing, because I was too busy getting toilet paper!!!! LOL Seriously, like that has because that has become a major mission, I believe in all of our lives. Although that is a shame, I need to wipe just like everyone else.  So that became a major event when I got some this week and took precedent over posting on here.

Besides after Google fucked me over with the blogger system I really did not want to bother.  Google, hooks you in with “hey you can make money off blogging” and I really did not care but since I my friends (here we go right?) told me what the hell? I decided to go for it and try my hand at it, but long story short you pay more to have Google advertise your blog but to a point. And of course, the ad money you made was nonexistent in comparison to what you paid. So, I started posting my stuff to various google groups to promote the blog myself. Because my disdain for Oak Park, Il was and is still that bad.

But then Google got rid of the groups! So, I lost a lot of my own avenues of self-promotion of the blog. Reminding me that the reason I did this was to present another side of Oak Park, IL than what is out there. And yes, there are others out there who have not drunk the kool aid too! Which is the most important lesson that I gathered. Therefore, I am writing every once in a while, and I still post on blogger in case some one is still reading the blog through the Google search engine. However, I am not religiously on here. Meaning I will post shit when I feel like it! LOL

Oak Park, IL quarantine crazy

I made a couple new pages that are Oak Park, Il related to the quarantine regarding Amazon and the airline industry. You can check them out on the links below. But it is crazy how industries are taking advantage of the quarantine when people on the front lines are really suffering or getting cabin fever from being inside. But that is really not a surprise is it? I mean, Walmart had their Aquafina 32 bottled water usually for 4.99 to 3.99 BEFORE the coronavirus. Now the big box giant is charging $5.99 with no sales in sight, these increase or stabilization to their regular higher prices include Antibacterial wipes, antibacterial soap, etc., so it is not just individual hoarders fucking us over.

There are a couple of local businesses that are doing the whole curb side service thing here in Oak Park, Il so we can still patronize them that way. You can google them online and going onto their social media accounts we can still shop local and responsibly. This also keeps the local businesses in business so that we are not stuck with the big box retailers that are taking advantage of the” little people” in this time. So please take the time to research and shop locally.

 

On WordPress:

https://oakparkilblog.wordpress.com/the-amazon-relief-fund/

https://oakparkilblog.wordpress.com/airlines-getting-a-bail-out-because-of-the-coronavirus/

On Blogger:

https://oakparkilblog.blogspot.com/p/the-amazon-relief-fund.html

https://oakparkilblog.blogspot.com/p/i-usually-do-not-get-political-but-i.html

Posting on blogger for Oak Park, IL

I am trying to catch up and post on the blogger version of this blog. However, Google is doing that crazy-ass thing where it wants me to add the blood type of my grandmother to my profile to even sign into the account. I refuse to do that or add my phone number because I figure Google is selling enough of my data to various companies, so I will just wait until I have time to get to a dedicated computer to finish that task.
Therefore, if you see this post on the blogger version of this blog it was a success. I just love how Google is taking away all the freebies they once were offering like some people won’t just leave out of principle.
#assholes

Blogger issues for Oak Park, IL blog

I hate Facebook and Google. I tried to post last week’s postings on Blogger via Google and got the runaround. I need a verification code to get in the account, but it came like 4 days later. Therefore, today I am going back and logging in, and rushing to put those four posts on today for the only two people who read the blogger version of this blog.

Its almost as if Google/Blogger wants to meet Facebook in being outdated. I have had a lot of issues with Google, more than I have had with WordPress. And when it comes to Facebook, its just a mess and I have not been on it for a while. The worse part about it is that WordPress no longer works in conjunction with Facebook, therefore I have no real reason to check it. Making that program/app obsolete as well. I think that when it comes down to it, I keep the Blogger account just as a back up to the WordPress account.

Over obsessive, I guess.  Therefore, that is why these posts are late, and now you can see why posting anything on a blog can be a challenge. Creativity be damned coming up with new blogs all the time is hard but when you have technical issues added to it, one’s hatred for the technical becomes apparent. And the challenges mount and become evident to everyone.

Oak Park, IL wallpaper: Oak Park, IL can suck ass

Every once in awhile I like to mess around and make desktop wallpapers stating how I feel about Oak Park, IL and since Google is being a total ass about their social media platforms nowadays I think I will post my latest creations in this blog.

I like to be sassy assed about the wallpapers and the message it has so do not expect Shakespeare on these creations just download the one you like and have fun!

Heard this before? Well I am at it again with this collection of desktop wallpaper creations called “Oak Park, IL can suck ass” I basically started to play around with my original wallpaper called “Oak Park, IL can suck ass” that I made from PowerPoint. I just played around with the hues, shading and filters to give me the crap you can download for the hell of it.

Have fun, you looney motherfuckers!

The link:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/uq9nuebtqp1fb7e/Oak_Park%252C_IL_can_suck_%2Ass_wallpaper.zip/file

Finding a place to backup all the files for Oak Park, iL blog

I have been looking for an online website that I can just post all the crap I have for this blog so far. And since sites like Myspace tend to lose about 16 years of data on you and Google decided to drop Google plus ruining how we communicate and share files online. I have went searching for another site to post my stuff I have gathered for this blog.

Yes, I have all the blogs for the last couple of years saved to an easy Microsoft Word document and I can read my rantings on the toilet or even have it backed up forever (ha ha Oak Park, IL!). I of course have a lot of stuff on Google docs due to the blog being on blogger.com however I think I will allocate the files on multiple storage platforms so that I will not have to worry about constantly checking in on the files status nor worry about if the company that runs the storage site is in business or wants to be bothered with the job of storing my shit. I read a couple of articles regarding file storage online and I will list them below.

However, I might try out https://www.mediafire.com/ first since it has the most storage space for free and go from there. So, if you see a blog saying download all this shit from this blog, pictures, blog posts and wallpapers from a filesharing site with “oak park, il blog” in the title don’t be surprised.

Here is an article discussing the best file sharing sites of 2019:

http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/file-sharing-websites

Another one discussing the best file sharing sites:

https://www.freemake.com/blog/best-websites-to-share-files-online-fast-and-safe/

Goodbye Google Plus

Ah, so now Google Plus will go the way of the dinosaur. All the groups that I tried to market or promote this blog through will be gone. Good bye high traffic! LOL That is okay I will find a way to promote it. That is also why I have the Oak Park, IL on WordPress as well. I feel that they (WordPress) is missing the boat on having a group or news option to promote their user’s blogs but what the hell do I know?

All I know is that Google wanted to milk every dollar from me to promote the Oak Park, IL blog. I had to cancel the whole thing because I felt there was not that much bang from my buck. It seemed that Google was more or else wanting to get paid off of me venting about Oak Park, IL and that is it. Meanwhile, in comparison Word Press was and is a place that just gave me a place to do it but not much else. But I am happy in a way that Google Plus is dying because Google never tailored the apps under this umbrella to its users and therefore deserves the “death” coming in April.

That does sound bitchy but there are probably a lot of other people who feel the same way I do, while lamenting the lost of their established groups and platforms to promote their blogs. I say adios to Google Plus and hope something better comes along so I can dump the majority of these old blogs upon that site or system. There is nothing better to know that even a huge corporation like Google must admit that some of their products do not work and that they must concede to failure.

Hopefully in the long run, there will be other companies (organizations) that will pick up the slack and deliver a better product we can use for our blogs and give more than a rat’s ass which is evidently how much Google cared. Now they reap the whirlwind.

Letting it all hang out in Oak Park, IL

I am not surprised that the majority of people rather trade their privacy for convenience, online. The article (see below) does not really surprise me at all in the age of everyone can be a star or show off how narcissistic they can be for free. I mean we are all guilty of posting some type of pictures of ourselves online it just matters to what extent. I have a Facebook, WordPress and blogger/google account but I do not add tons of pictures and often the pictures are after the fact of the event in question. So yes, I have been to Kentucky however I am not stupid enough to tell everyone on Facebook at the exact time I was there, saving my place from a possible break-in.
I really think that the majority of people are sheep and have a “follow the leader” mentality and post pictures and personal details online not because they are doing something important like telling family members of an upcoming wedding or funeral. But instead something mundane because their friends have done so (in the past) so they see no problem with their posts, the “everyone is doing it” argument. But if you have had your place broken in before or are naturally paranoid you veer away from giving the details of your life online. Just because it has not happened to you does not mean it cannot.
The notion of convenience is blurred with the need for acceptance or approval, when we really just need to think clearly and post or navigate online with caution. I do not see the residents of Oak Park, Il following suit, it is just not in their DNA to do so. There is a need for showmanship, a desire to put all on display, a requirement to be “out there” in front of the entire world. We all probably driven the one of the village’s many streets and glanced right into someone’s house window and saw everything they owned in that three second glance. This I would soundly bet is one of those people who believe it is okay to surrender their identity and privacy for the convenience of either the world wide web or for living in Oak Park, IL.
And of course, it is always okay until something bad happens then individuals get wary of “sharing” their personal facts online or with wide open windows. We should all have some type of security and privacy, and we should be entitled to it than either being some perv’s whacky fantasy or a huge corporation’s data victim. Do not sacrifice privacy for convenience or drapes for that open window “look” because in the end you may regret it and once it is out there for all to see it is most likely too late.
This is the article I mentioned above:

Generic Halloween wallpaper collection on Google Plus (Vampire, Ghost, Pumpkin)

I have made a new Halloween wallpaper collection its generic as all heck but it’s something younger kids might like. Nothing too scary nothing to violent just flat 2d images of a Vampire, Ghost and pumpkin/ghoul. I have saved it for easy downloading on Google Plus (collections). I made it into three different posts to separate the groups, making downloading for all the youngsters as easy as possible. Just don’t let them read all the other crazy stuff on here okay? LOL

Here is the link:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/kP2GUE

Updated Oak Park, IL blog picture collections on Google Plus

So I posted a couple of pictures from my visit to my old stomping grounds, I had to take the pictures in the go. Tons of addicts, and people who were looking at me like I was crazy for trying to take a picture of some of the buildings in the area. I posted it in its own collection for these pictures on google plus here: I also took some pictures of oak park, Il and placed them in the various pictures of oak park, Il for your viewing pleasure. Here is the links to the collections.

Trip to Lakeview and the surrounding area:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/AuxzTE

More to Oak Park, IL:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/YFJ0kB