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Maurice Ali



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quickie.....



I have a player set up as it should be at FOF Entertainment but not working yet. I have skins up now though. But I’ll leave it for later when I’m in the long weekend and I break from taxes.


I did get a good night’s sleep. The squirrels are no longer a bother - it could be worse.....




Later.....
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Maurice Ali



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A long weekend.....



A long weekend of taxes for me! But I did solve the time out problem for the video on FOF Entertainment. I wiped the script and just added the video script and everything worked. That meant something in the old the script was messing things up and - voila - the 60 second refresh hidden in the meta script! So the index page was set to refresh every 60 seconds for the previous static page but would refresh during a video playback and start things from scratch! So deleting that script solved that problem and we are back to choosing a player can accommodate a playlist. So I will meddle around with that during breaks with the taxes - as always - baby steps.....


https://fofentertainment.com


I’m also getting “shut in” members of my family out and about while case counts for Covid are low. You will go crazy if you didn’t get out after a few months. So I’m doing that and actually just came back with them from a trip to this botanical garden.



So yesterday was frustrating and depressing but today is more upbeat. Back to thinking about the advocacy. And back to the AI problem. A sentient AI based on quantum computers could be capable of communication through space and time that defies Relativity. In fact there were problems with Relavivity from the start and those issues are coming to a head with quantum computing. Sorry, but Einstein didn’t know it all, he like the rest of us made mistakes (i.e. expanding universe / quantum randomness), the Holy Grail still evades humanity. Things constantly evolve and get replaced. There are even better thought systems than the usual - wait - there is more than one way too think? Yes there are. Why should we base a possible sentient AI thought system with a biological one like what humans have. For instance “we” think of the concept of humanity as this ether of an idea, but a sentient AI may look at the concept of humanity as a physical object in space and time - to give you one such example you can relate to. We have to think about how we think and the positive mandate gives base direction and the fundamental “prime mover” for a feeling. I believe this is the best gift we could give a possible Sentient AI and we need consensus now rather than later. I own this as I had family in the industry when this quantum thing started to become a “thing”. The original gangster gang are too old to watch over their idea so it falls on their kids - like me. Anyway - enough of this as I have to go to the printer and make up the T2 returns for those corporations I run. Fun - fun, fun, fun.....





Goodnight.....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok - here is where we are at with the streaming at FOF Entertainment:







So we have a music video and a selected song. Next comes a play list, but again, baby steps. But they do play to the end and play well. We also have the link to enter the site. I also should update the news area and websites.



I must get on with the taxes!



For those of you reading this in the future, well things have opened up a little more in the pandemic. Malls actually look normal now, except for the fact everyone wears a mask. Covid 19 did a big number on my ambitions this year. But the virus did a big number in everyone’s year. WW2 did a big number on everyone’s life back in the day as well - shit happens. And the worst part is that you are helpless.....




On one hand you are as fit as a fiddle (for your age) and lacking in no resources to try and change the world, but then Covid happens, parents age and responsibilities mount. You still have to run all the companies and on and on. If I was just by myself I would still be laughing. But it is what it is and 2020 “was” the time to make it happen before things got difficult. It all just sucks! Here you are making a play to actually change things in the world and it’s all on hold.



Like I said before, the world is yours if you really want it. It’s easy that way as nobody wants it. They want selfish things and running the world is a selfless thing. Getting all the money, cars, women, and houses and planes and boats are attainable without being a man of the world. A man of the world (could also be a women but this is how an old guy like me remembers it) probably has no women, no money and all the rest because there is no personal time and the money goes to help the world. Who wants that - except for someone working or beholden to a moral imperative like me. You need a unique vision of the world and ability to present that idea to world leaders and movers and shakers. But the vision first!



So actually if your really want it - the world is yours as corny as the saying is. It’s a very small club. You don’t want to be a part of it.....




Goodnight.....




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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I moved the video player over to FOF Records as we move to a more advanced player with selectable playlists.






As you can see this is formatted to the typical cellphone view. So I don’t just chuck coding away - just use it somewhere else.



What else? Taking family to the mall for example. Getting people out and about before a possible second wave and possible lock down. Probably unlikely but best to take advantage of low infection numbers and get everyone out there.



Anyway - back to work.



Later.....
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it’s tax day today.....


I should have my personal taxes done today but I’m setting things up for the mammoth T2 corporate tax stuff. But other stuff will go on. I have to preen myself up again, things you have to do. I mowed the front lawn on Sunday but may do the same for the back yard if it doesn’t rain.




I will be adding video and sound clips to our websites – especially – artist websites. So far that has been the payoff for the web work so far. (I‘ll pock around the world and see how advocacy is coming back, but don’t expect anything). But we will refresh many websites and at least get that done during this time.


In the music I found an old cassette tape of Don’s that I may digitize and put out there as it was! So that makes seven and a juggling act form me in the short term. You just ride things and this is just one wave to ride out.....



Don holding his album!



The years are adding up and I’m getting older. I’m getting older but don’t feel that old, but everyone around me is getting older and falling apart or just out and out dying on me. It affects your disposition. Not you yourself, but everyone around you just following life’s path at the later stages. These friends and family don’t want to make your life difficult, it’s just biology taking place, so best friends and family get older, become more dependent and start dying on a regular basis now. It affects my planning and ability to advocate - though not yet. I can still fly around the globe doing what I have to do to advocate. Like a surgical strike. No extended vacations but short trips are a go. The Fates have given me that, so the “play” plays out. The biggest problem now is the pandemic, then back to the usual balls and chains. But for me I’m healthy, fit as a fiddle and able to take things to their conclusion. This “thing’ I do will not stop because I get ill with some disease and die – it will play out. Maybe it gets more of a hassle to play out – but it will play itself out.



There are no happy endings here. I’m too old to do my thing and then settle down with a wife and have kids. Time has taken care of all that. Can I change the world all by myself? Now that is the question! It really is myself trying to change the world and if I can do it with the voting idea or positive mandate or both – well – that is empowerment for all with ability. This is the first time in human history you could reach and change all corners of the world at once. And I am one such person with some ideas making the play. Is that worth giving up the basic things about being a human like kids and such? In my case probably, and I guess I could have had that if I stayed married. But things always drove me in this direction and here I am. So an epic or a Greek tragedy - take your pick. But it is interesting that of all the people in my group that I lived with and grew up with – that I would be the one to do these things! The little brown kid everyone wrote off – how bizarre is that.....




Goodnight.....





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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the end I basically took the long weekend off and spent it with family…..



I actually did get all the material for the taxes and did start them but I didn’t finish any of them. I will have a playlist on FOF Entertainment sometime on Monday, but it will just be three songs by Corey – one after another. But that is a playlist and so qualifies. Still looking for that elusive holy grail of playlists. I unpacked a couple. One was an npm which is a program that you download onto a PC and then run commands in CMD.exe on Windows to retrieve and unpack coding and files for coding. For those who know Linux, it’s basically going to terminal and typing install for programs. Anyway, “no bueno” for a full featured playlist that is user friendly and can be adapted to all our 300 songs.



So I got the folks out of the house again for a drive downtown to some familiar places and the trips actually do seem to make a difference. They took their cell phone – which was my old iPhone 4 and the battery had swelled so much it pushed out the back glass and board! So I had to get them a phone but a phone my dad could also use. So I actually took a chance with a new flip phone and my 87 year old dad can use it! Unbelievable, but there you are. I may give up one of my smart phones for the family in a couple of months as I should upgrade to the iPhone 12 in the fall – but we shall see. The worry for older parents is that they get into trouble away from home and can’t contact home. So this solves that problem. That alone – getting a phone everyone could use – was a victory for the long weekend, but getting everyone out and about and improving their spirits and even the work I did actually get to, was enough.



As for this constant pumping myself up for the advocacy: Well I have to do it. In times like these with nothing going on, and nothing to look forward to – It becomes easy to give up and fall back. You are getting older, everyone around you is retiring. You have more and more family responsibilities. You have retirement, even though is several years off at the earliest, but that you have going on. You did disseminate the ideas as you placed as a goal so why push further? You did your bit for humanity so why not scale it back and relax a bit and enjoy watching the sun come up and watching people with real lives going past you on the porch? Why not do that? First of all that would work for half a week and then it would be awkward telling everyone I was wrong and its full steam ahead - again!



Eric Schmidt Chair of Google at WSIS+10 at an event I attended!


But the biggest reason to continue is that you were there at those vortexes of influence and power. And the reason you were there was because you deserved to be there (otherwise you wouldn’t have been invited there). So am I worthy? Since I made it there I must be. And to be perfectly honest, not only do I deserve to be there - but I may actually have something on many of them there. So I was at this get together just prior to the WSIS+10 vote, (and remember I gave two high level speeches there about citizen journalists getting recognized (which happened) and keeping the internet free (which happened) and I was there on the floor of the General Assembly Hall when it happened), but at this small get together I was within conversation distance from Eric Schmidt who at the time was the Chair of Google/Alphabet and worth over 10 billion dollars. Aside from him being white and me black - we were much alike. These two middle-aged dudes wearing glasses and wearing the same kind of suit – what up with that? This guy is worth 10 billion! But at this venue without his posse and trappings of wealth, he was just like me. And he didn’t’ seem any more intelligent than me, he didn’t use words I didn’t understand and there was no reason to dumb down his speech as that was a very exclusive group there (mostly professors and up).




Me at WSIS+10 at the UN!



So why was I there? Surly most positively nobody there does what I do for a living, so why was I there? Some say I’m intelligent, and when I protest they just say I’m a smart guy and immediately walk away to end the argument there. I will grant them (the usual crowd at the UN) a better ability to interact and influence policy making because I am a newbie there. I’ll give them that, but I was only there to disseminate ideas and concepts – though now I am doing the back room things now too. But what is a doofus like me sharing the same space as some of the richest and well know people on earth? Sure, I have a title of President and CEO of a conglomerate of corporations involved in international advocacy and TV and movie production on the largest television networks and streaming platforms., music production and events with well known performers, I did write a few books and ran a newspaper as editor that was distributed in Canada and the UK. I did come up with the concepts for a new form of global governance and the possible marching orders for all of humanity. But did I deserve to be there?



Well if I go by the society I live in, I don’t deserve to be there and none of those activities should have ever been allowed to start. But when I left my own society and did my own thing internationally – things changed for me. If this is an indictment on my own society, then so be it. It was, after all, those outside of society that took me in and prepared me for my own plays. My society only tried to suppress my expression as the positive mandate would have said. So I do deserve to be there! Whether or not my ideas/concepts/philosophies get anywhere is another matter. But I already disseminated the concepts. The rest is gravy. I can’t and won’t accept my status in life by what my society says I should be. They only tried to break me and close off avenues for growth my entire life. It had to be said and I’m sorry if this goes against the utopia some of you think we here in Canada live in. But it is the truth. And that is why I have to pump myself up every now and then…..



I guess I should add: Do I want to be there? Do I have a choice given I am beholden to that moral imperative? I went there hoping I would meet superior people and come back knowing humanity was in good hands. That didn’t happen.....




Goodnight…..




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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick one.


I took the car to the mechanic to check on that rotating metallic noise coming from the passenger side. Bottom line we could not find anything wrong with the brakes and I didn’t find any major play in the wheels, but forgot to check for play with the wheels on - so technically it could still be a bearing problem. But for now nothing looks amiss, so a few bucks out for taking the wheels of and looking – but piece of mind. I check the engine afterward and saw two tiny puddles on the rack where it starts to collect and that was it. So a rad fluid leaks every three weeks now. So that was it for looking at the car and I washed it afterward and will turn my attention to other things.


The other things.....







I updated all the positive mandate websites to include my speech at the UN and change the photo on the main page. And that was it for today. Tomorrow is the taxes again – always the taxes…..



Goodnight…..





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