I had 20/20 vision for most of my life. I never had any problems with the test for Visual Acuity.
I don’t have the exact date when my vision started deteriorating but now I have two sets of glasses. I still can barely see. When they show you two slides and say “which is better?” neither one is. I can’t tell the difference between the two during the tests.
Perhaps in the future my vision will return. I have thought about using contacts but I have trouble putting them in. If I wore contacts I would get the Halloween type where they make your eyes appear slightly outrageous.
I live near a retention pond. I always see my neighbors fishing. They must be catching fish to keep searching. How could fish possibly be living in the pond? It is not attached to any body of water. How long have generations of fish lived there?
There used to be an alligator that has vanished.
A snake fell out of a tree in front of my mom recently.
Rodents such as rabbits and squirrels appear around the neighborhood. I believe in the rabbits and snakes but it is the fish and alligator who puzzle me.
In 2015 I bought a Harley Davidson XL1200C. I lived in Eustis, FL at the time and I thought I was hot stuff.
I used to ride it as my primary transportation before I started having intense anxiety and could no longer safely ride. I am still battling mental illness but I hope to get another motorcycle when I am healthy.
Now they don’t even sell the bike. What a shame, it had a great cost to enjoyment ratio.
It has been some time since my Grandfather, David Moshinsky, passed away. My family says I am like him in appearance and in personality, although he was a more potent personality than I am. Here are a few photos of myself and him. Also featured are Uncle Jeff and Grandmom Kathy Moshinsky.
He taught me about Intelligent Design and how to play chess. They say I appear as him in the following photo.
He wrote a book Things You Know That Are Not So. There were always stories and advice when he spoke. I might be a little biased, but I believe my grandfather was never wrong when he spoke to me.
I used Amazon Lightsail to spin up a few 512 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 20 GB SSD, web servers. There is an option where they come already configured by Bitnami with WordPress. They are turn key with free 1TB transfer. The Lightsail servers cost $3.50 per month with the first month free. I use Cloudflare on all my domains for their DDOS protection, speed enhancements, caching and free SSL certificate. There is a no charge Cloudflare plan available.
I’ve attached in an image some stats for my Online College Reviews website. I use a variety of Search Engine Optimization techniques on it, Majestic is one site where they can be measured. The data has only just begun coming in. Both the two domains, Online College Reviews and Ryan’s Blog, are new to Google and Bing. There is a sandbox effect where they won’t be ranked for a while.
I am using SEO techniques on Online College Reviews but my blog here is just for fun.
In order to get highly ranked quickly I use ExpiredDomains to find old domains that people are no longer using but have great stats. I buy them for cheap then 301 redirect them to my new website so all the stats transfer over. Marketing people could use this strategy, it isn’t well known. Feel free to use the comments section to discuss.
In my youth I ventured out to a music festival or two. I’ve never gone to one outside the State of Florida, but Ultra Music Festival Miami and Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando are two of the best in class. The crowd at Ultra is electric, and EDC boasts top talent in its artist lineup. Here’s a video someone created at EDC Orlando, you can catch my little brother hands in the air at 5:00.
Ultra is at the end of March annually and EDC Orlando takes place in November.
They cancelled Ultra 2020 because of Covid-19. Maybe it will be back next year. The outlook for EDC Orlando 2020 is grim.
Next I would like to introduce you to my favorite set currently. Marshmello’s 2019 Ultra set is famous.
Maybe in the future when I am healthy again I can go out to these.
My new apartment in the featured photo is attached to my parents house but it has privacy and a coziness that I am enjoying. It blends in seamlessly with the rest of the house, even the mailman and the UPS driver think my front door is where the deliveries go. It has been under construction for eight months and is completed sufficiently that I can live here.
There is a great view of the pond and woodland behind my house. I have a stone path to the pool behind the building. I will have my own screened in lanai also. There is a washing machine, dryer, refrigerator, and microwave.
I have schizophrenia and have suffered the illness since May 2011. At first I heard nonsensical voices saying “Ryan please” when I listened to music or became stressed. I had all of the positive and negative plus cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. I thought people on TV were talking with special messages to me plus general paranoia as well. I abused stimulants and it exacerbated the symptoms, leading to hospitalizations.
I had what I would call simple symptoms all the time until 2015 July 4th. At that point I heard intelligent voices that had individual personalities and stories they would stick to. They even told me things I wasn’t aware of about other people, that they were part of a mafia type organization. The illness could force me to do what these intelligent characters said, they walked me miles and miles until I went to the hospital for over exhaustion once. I’ve signed in to a mental hospital since 2015 eight times. My experience during inpatient care ranges from medium intensity torture to brutal akathesia and exercise forced upon me for weeks.
More recently I gained a friend named Pepper who would repeat “Pepper loves you” “Pepper says”. Pepper is simple but having one of the voices love me is comforting.
As it is right now I wrote a huge amount of research for schizophrenia that checks out on paper. Peer reviewed placebo controlled studies say certain supplements or chemicals would help. The problem is that after fighting and trying for years I still have schizophrenia so I will spare you the scientific jargon. Now the intelligent voices torture me “for my own good” and provide insight that I never would have gained otherwise.