Zero Profit Ebook!

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I learned a lesson after publishing my first book on Amazon kindle. The lesson of no profit after seven hard months of writing. Okay fine…. I made a dollar throughout the whole 7 months of it being published on the platform (most likely from someone in real life I know.) But I lost about 200 dollars getting my book a cover illustration, proofread, and writing in Microsoft Word which costs 7 dollars a month. Not only that,  I lost alot of time because I fell for the e-book hype train. That making ebooks can make you tons of money (only true for a few individuals). So what went wrong I wondered? Well it’s not easy to find out the exact issue, but after doing some more research, this is what I’ve come up with. I published my ebook in the wrong niche or genre (so nobody is going to be able to find my book). Also I have no audience so no one knows it exists or will spread it around (no wonder companies pay for advertising). It’s not that my book is bad or anything, although it could be, just those two things are probably the main factors for its demise really. So I would say do the math before you write an ebook, and be weary of the risks before you spend time and money on writing a ebook.

Xbox One X is it Worth a Buy?

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Xbox One X has just been announced (Code name “Project Scorpio”). Is it really worth $499 dollars?

Hmm…. Let me think about it…..

At the moment the Xbox One X is NOT worth a buy in my opinion. Better graphics at 4k resolution is not worth it right now if you don’t have enough money to throw away like its raining money. But but but…. Did I say but?  The power is there! And it can play huge games with massive open worlds in gorgeous 4k graphics and that there….. is worth a buy! But…. wait. There aren’t even enough games worthwhile right now to use such power :(.  Perhaps next year when they announce Halo six and other titles that harness this power will it be so desirable. It’s just, the Xbox One X has not been out long enough for developers to be cooking up new titles to release on it to make us shed a tear of what we’d been missing this whole time. I’d say wait a year from now. It’s too early to buy it right now. But if I could get it for the price of Xbox One S at $250, then heck yes!

 

 

 

 

 

Being Off Work for a Month and Time

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I have been off work for a while. A month in fact. Time goes by so much slower compared to when I worked. A month jobless feels like forever because I have so much more time. A month when I had a job felt like it would go by in a blink of the eye, very fast. I think when you have something to actually do, time goes fast. I  began programming in the past few days, and time would actually fly by as fast as when I had a job. This is just how things work I guess. But do I miss a job? Heck no haha.

Nintendo Switch Review (March 6th)

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Let me get the obvious out the way first, the Nintendo Switch is a great console when it comes to portability from handheld to console as its flawless and easy. The UI is very responsive and fast, going back to the home menu is like a snap of the fingers.

As for the library of games at launch, it’s disappointing, only about five games to play. So if you don’t like Zelda, then there isn’t much for you to enjoy until at least April when indie games hit the market and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe comes out. Some of the indie games next month will be implementing HD RUMBLE which will be exciting.

Do I enjoy the Nintendo Switch? Only because of Zelda I do, otherwise I wouldn’t like it that much because there isn’t much software to enjoy. I’m not going to buy 1 – 2 switch, so I will have to wait to feel the new tech in the joycons. I spent $540 which is a lot of money and even with the new Zelda game it doesn’t feel justifiable, yet (I haven’t beat the game to see how good it is, only 8 hours in). However, I think at the end of the year, the switch will be amazing because lots of software and future releases to look forward too that we’ve never seen before.

Online? There isn’t much, its bare bones right now with nothing fancy, very simplified with only adding friends and thats basically it. No online games really, except for Bomberman which uses this functionality.

The pro controller is okay, I’m not too crazy about it. I prefer the joycons attached to the base remote that comes with the Switch. It seems that my thumb has to reach too far to reach the right toggle stick which leads to finger exhaustion in me after a while. I didn’t get 1-2 switch because I heard and saw reviews that the game was a waste of money for the amount of content. But I think ARMS will really show the magic of the joycons in which I have yet to feel (Because Zelda doesn’t include HD Rumble.)

Verdict? Probably wait, if you wan’t to make the smartest choice. If you like Zelda, then why not? Only a few more months until we get lots more content :). Might as well enjoy that  Zelda on that Switch.

How a Week Off Work Affected Me!

I recently got a week off work and this is what happened to me.

  • I became way more focused and consistent in my daily activities. And I didn’t multi-task as much and look at social media sites that often.
  • I became immersed in videogames again, studying, and doing whatever I wanted to do because I had a lot of energy, motivation, and time.
  • I felt way better, happier, and my quality of life rose.
  • The only bad thing that happened was that I started to feel lazy, but that was easily negotiated by running to the store. (Only good thing about minimum wage work is that exercise.)

Yeah I could use many more weeks off 🙂

I Bought a Nintendo Switch by Waiting in Line! (My Experience)

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When the switch came out at 12:00 midnight, I missed the console release because I decided to be a risky frisky guy and showed up thirty minutes before it officially released. At 11:30PM at Walmart. I was sitting at my computer eating tater chips and feeling lazy. I wanted to wait as short of a time as I could to get the Nintendo Switch. I come to find out that there was a small line already waiting and camping out, and my chances of switching it up was now on cracked ice. When I finally reached the top of the line I was told “Did you preorder?”, “No?”, “Sorry, we ran out of Nintendo Switches, but we still have accessories”. (“____’)  Does it look like I want mother _ _ _ _ kin accessories for my Nintendo Switch placeholder spot which was now being overshadowed by sadness? Just kidding I wasn’t being that over dramatic or dramatic at all but not going to lie I was disappointed a little bit. But anyways,  I prepped myself beforehand to feel disappointment so I wouldn’t get mad. Before I got there I thought in my mind that I wasn’t entitled to one anyways and that I should be grateful for all the stuff that I already have. This made me feel a whole lot better instead of having the “entitled” mentality. Later that night I woke up before the crack of dawn and waited in line for 2 hours at GameStop. I am fourth in line, yay! Not only am I fourth in line, but I am the LAST one to get a Switch. My patience is rewarded. I am not bragging and if you didn’t get the switch, I’m sorry, this is just my experience. I hope everyone has an awesome day and please be patient if you didn’t get a Switch and you too will be rewarded.