Saturday, 14 September 2019
Well, the month-to-month statistics have become even less consistent now, as Google corporation has decided to deprive us of the ability to generate stats for each period of 30 days (forcing us to calculate for a period of 28 days).
The update to the youtube analytics interface does, however, have some improvements: you can see clearly, e.g., that while these stats were generated on Sept. 14th, they only include the numbers up to Sept. 12th, etc.
You also now have an interesting number in the top-left corner: the number of UNIQUE viewers (per 28 days), a statistic quite a bit different from the number of views/viewing-time. Over the last 90 days, the system estimates that I reached 66,500 unique viewers, but 235,700 views (per se).
This equates to $138 in revenue over 28 days, and $523 over the last 90 days.
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
These drawings were made years ago, when I'd first arrived in Victoria, first started learning Chinese (at UVic). I was missing my daughter, and imagining I might be able to illustrate a children's book for her, eventually.
Friday, 16 August 2019
Sunday, 14 July 2019
the month before.
Monday, 8 July 2019
Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Thursday, 13 June 2019
the month before.
Thursday, 6 June 2019
(I could have, instead, structured this sentence around defiance and apathy: virtue begins and ends with defiance in the face of apathy, but to be defiant isn't perceived as a virtue.)
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Yes, the "everyone" being alluded to is a pretty erudite circle, but hey, you know you're talking to a snob. ;-)
There is indeed a "What if?" question, for "What if I had continued to study Greek?" Instead, as you know, I've been through tremendous misery with Chinese and Japanese since then. However, I have zero faith in Greek culture: I honestly do not think I could ever have a job in Greece, and I do not think I'd have friends in Greece —I have one Greek friend now (internet-only, we've never met) who very much rejects my understanding of the modern culture, and who insists I'd do very well in modern Greek culture, and with the modern Greek language. If my daughter does actually move to Bulgaria, I would indeed consider moving to Greece, and learning Greek (again). And yes, the years I spent studying Pali actually do make it easier to learn Greek (ancient or modern: they are really, IMO, the same language to a greater extent than the British ever want to admit, i.e., because the British insist on pronouncing Greek words with a British accent that they pretend is "authentic" ancient Greek).