Thursday, November 15, 2018

Finally!

After 2 days of farting around with it, I've finally managed to get the product templates figured out for Pixels!

 My Pixels Store

I'm not sure why it was so hard for them to figure out what I wanted, but no matter - it's solved now! Now I just need to start using those templates to create some fun items that millions of people will rush madly to the website and BUY - adding my name to the list of really wealthy dudes like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and the guy in China that started DJI. Or I could just go buy a Powerball or Mega-Millions lottery ticket. The chances are about the same... 😆

Anyway.... I've been messing around with this social media crap for the last 3 days... Time to get back to my T.N.A. story.


Rod over and out...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Early Access For Patrons...

Beginning today.....

My Patreon Site

My Patrons on (all 1 of them as of this post 😕) will have access to my artwork at least 3 days before it's posted on Renderosity, Fantasy Attic, Deviant Art, etc. - and the images will be full-size and 300 dpi rather than the 72 dpi on the art sites.

The only exception will be my Girls From T.N.A. pages, and related stories. Those will continue as normal.

Thank you for your support, Mike! 😀👍

About to Pull Out my Hair

...If I had any to pull out, that is.... 😝

I spent a good portion of yesterday messing around with trying to get some items ready to sell on Redbubble and Pixels.. By the time I spent several hours trying to find information on templates, size, resolution, aspect ratio, etc, etc, etc, ad infinitum, ad nauseum, I was ready to start stepping on kittens.

Of course the FAQ sections on these sites never seem to address the questions I have. Of course, there's always the "contact us" link - which usually leads you back to the useless FAQs. And once I find the deeply buried email link, I've forgotten what I was looking for.

Then, when I do remember what I wanted to find I usually get a "support" representative that can't or won't understand what I'm asking. I mean how difficult is it to understand that the aspect ratio for a coffee mug is different than for a throw pillow or t-shirt?

At least Redbubble has a list of pixel sizes and resolutions for the various products. I'm still going back and forth with Pixels... I'm about ready to tell them to take their site and stuff it. I don't need this aggravation. I just need to find a way to make a little extra cash.

At least one of my photos on Adobe Stock sold! Not bad, considering I only have 14 photos in my portfolio there. I really need to get out and start shooting some good stock photos.

Over and out for tonight.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November Musings

Once again, it's been too long since I've done anything with this blog. Not that this thing has a wide readership.....

Anyway... Some updates..

I've been doing some work on the house. I finally got around to removing the window in the shed, and closing that area off. Who needs a window in a shed?? I'll be doing some major work inside the shed once the weather warms up again - which should be 5 or 6 months from now. Right now, winter had made her grand entrance, and it's freaking cold outside!



We had our first snow of the season, and I'm sooo glad I don't have to drive all over the place to fix broken copiers anymore. BTW, it's been just over a year since I retired. Still love it, but I do miss the paychecks. I am looking into ways to make a little extra cash.

Here's a photo I took a week or so before the snow arrived. Got some nice fall colors for once:


And a couple from the air with my DJI Mavic Pro:



I've been busy with my T.N.A. story as well. Several new characters have joined the team, and things are going to be getting wild and crazy very soon!


This is Sasha from the New York office. Don't ask where she keeps the gun in that outfit - she won't even tell ME where she stashes it!

I'm going to be working on a new story about Agent G4 and how she came to be one of the Agency's top operatives. Look for it soon.


That's it for now. Look for lots more artwork and photos soon. I'm going to try - again - to keep this blog up-to-date!

Later!
Rod



Sunday, October 28, 2018

Looks Like It's Back Up.

Hopefully all is fixed. Thanks for getting it fixed quickly, GoDaddy.

Website Down

...Again.....

Rodslair.com is currently down as of 5:56 PM CDT. I've called GoDaddy, and was told they are having a "known issue" but no ETA on when it would be resolved.

I may be looking into a different hosting provider, if I can find one that works for the way my site is set up. I'm not really enthusiastic about the "Template" based providers such as Wix and Squarespace. I like to do my own design, and not use a pre-made 'template' designed by someone else.

I'll have to do a little research, I guess.

But I'm getting pretty fed up with GoDaddy. This is happening too often.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Acacia

A new character morph I'm playing with...

Things are pretty busy - still (I thought that would stop when I retired...... 😆), but I hope to pick up on this blog again very soon! Fun stuff is coming...

Rod