Secret tip to avoid commercials on YouTube

I know, I know. This absolutely sounds like an advertisement or spam or something. I tried like five different titles and they all sounded fishy. But I have some solid reasons for posting this little tidbit.

  1. I’ve been so busy with work and school that I haven’t posted anything in weeks.
  2. Despite that, the site got 344 hits yesterday. Wow. And thanks, by the by.
  3. I should really be better about posting, so even if this is a short one, it’s something, right? (Anytime I end a sentence like that, I pretend that you enthusiastically agreed with me. FYI.)
  4. I just found out about this little trick and I don’t want to forget. Writing it down here gives the added benefit of letting you, my loyal 7 readers, know about it.

The best part is that this requires no browser extension or program or app or techie knowledge OR ANY OF THE THINGS!

The amazing secret Youtube sauce

Okay so check this out. This will make any YouTube channel play in full screen, without ads, on endless repeat. Just go to the video you want on YouTube, then add a dash between the t and the u in the video’s web address.

Put ‘er there, pal.

Swear to God, it works all the time. If you wanted to do a presentation or an event and have a video looping in the background, this’ll do the trick.

I don’t know why I never knew about this. But now you know too.

Lemme know in the comments how much I’ve changed your entire life with this incredible information!


Productivity vs. Writing About It

I love stock photos. I typed “busy” into the WordPress photo library and I got this guy. This guy is nailing the busy look. Too busy to shave. No time to look at the camera. He’s totally ignoring that coffee he paid good money for. Hell, he couldn’t even finish walking across that bridge he’s on! He had to stop halfway across to check that important email. He is so busy. We can only hope to one day be as busy as this clearly important, busy man.

My fancy new blog is getting stale already. Here I am, all excited to share about what keeps me productive… But I’ve got so much to do that I’ve been neglecting my shiny new toy. I just wanted to assure you – my five readers – that I fully intend to throw more content on this page. My brain is full of schtuff. Just keep in mind that one of the tags of this site is “madness,” meaning I can write about whatever the hell I want. You’ll want to keep that in mind when you see the Vanilla Ice item below. 🙂

  • A video review of the Bullet Journal Companion app for Android
  • Frankenlite – A lite version of Frankenlog created by Smitha SP from the Minimalist Bullet Journals group on Facebook!
  • A primer on how I integrate Bullet Journaling and the Getting Things Done methodology of David Allen
  • Why “Ice Ice Baby” is the worst/best rap song ever
  • Busy vs. Productive
  • My total organization system (This one would take a bit. Might do it in parts.)
  • Being a lefty
  • A comprehensive review of all seven colors of Dubble Bubble gumballs
  • Production vs. Consumption
  • Random impulses to write… Like this one!

You know what’s a waaaaay less interesting list? The list of things I’m actually doing instead of the fun stuff above. You know… yes. Let’s subject you to that list as well, shall we?

  • Preparation for a CARF survey of the agency I work for. They’ll be here in a month.
  • The quarterly Utilization Review report that’s due Wednesday morning. I came in early today to work on it but now I’m hanging out with you. I am a vanguard of prioritization!
  • I’m 3-4 chapters behind the reading for my master’s program.
  • I’m 3-4 chapters behind the skimming of chapters for my master’s program.
  • Planning CPR training for 70-ish staff members.
  • Starting the planning process for the IABH annual conference to be held in Missouri this year (no biggie – just a huge project I don’t understand yet)
  • Actually going to yoga and sleeping something like 7 hours a night.

Still with me? You awake? I sure am. I just added a tick to my “panic tracker” in my BuJo Daily Log after writing out that list! But I did it for you, faithful five readers. You’re so very welcome.

My reality is the second list. There’s really no reason for list #1 to exist if I start ignoring list #2 in order to write the blog, knowwhatImean? So alas, the blog must remain second fiddle. Maybe I should have a posting schedule or something. Hmmm… getting fancy now.

Stay tuned for my upcoming series in which I review stock photos!