Category Archives: A Shout In The Ether

No More “Age Verification” Free Video Embedding…


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Date: March 23, 2017

I’ve stopped using the embedding code, that sidesteps the YouTube age verification.

Potentially, you’ve noticed that a lot of the embedded videos from YouTube are all giving a playback error?

For years, I’ve used the embedding code that is supposed to let anyone watch a video outright, without worrying about logging into YouTube to verify their age…This was done as a courtesy to my visitors.

As always…YouTube has recently made changes to their website…and from the looks of it, they’ve disabled this method of embedding…whether intentional, or not.

This means for me, that I have already dropped the usage of it…To be honest, it was annoying having to deal with a few things about it, anyway…I’m glad to be done with it.

But, now a ton of embedded videos won’t play on this blog…Fortunately, this is why I’ve always included a direct link to the YouTube video page…So, there should be no real issue…Just click on the link…Watch it on YouTube.

All the best…

– Steve

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In Limbo…

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Date: October 24, 2011

“A Shout In The Ether”, is in limbo…

In the attached media, I go into a bit more detail…as to why I started “A Shout In The Ether”…

Obviously, it’s not really gone anywhere…and, that’s not entirely due to my sporadic level of posting here…I’ve been bouncing around a lot, on the issue of whether or not I even want this sort of thing out here in public, where anyone can read it. I’m extremely conflicted over it…Plus, I’ve cycled through phases, over and over…really needing to say some things, to one person in particular [plus, just needing to get some things out, on a personal level]…and then feeling like, it’s not the right thing to do…and, maybe, I don’t want just anybody to see this.

In a lot of ways…this project is about mourning the loss, of someone who I have loved dearly…It’s very painful…It’s very angering, some days…It’s also a lot of good memories…It’s a lot of unanswered questions…It’s a lot of inward reflections, too…

It’s been at least three years, since any meaningful contact has taken place with them…I’ve witnessed a hard to fathom betrayal…a lot of outbursts, and venom, leaving them unrecognizable to me…I cannot believe, they would hide behind a different name, and say some of the things they have said [even a few things they said to/about me]…It blindsided me…came out of nowhere…

…And I am still left asking, why they turned on a community which has done so much for them…

…Why do they shun us?…Including “me”…

…This is “Stevie”…Remember me, buddy?…I’m the one you thought to call, when you were separated from your family…I’m one of the people, who has opened themselves up to being outed, by keeping contact with you, while you were in prison…I’m the one, who didn’t forget your birthday…I’m the one, you’ve spent countless hours with, confiding all manner of things in…I’m the one, who’s written “poetry” and rhymes, just for you…We used to be mutual shoulders, to lean on…and no, contrary to your history revision, it was not all “you coddling people from BoyChat”…You had plenty enough issues to work through, and cry over, in your own right…I never turned you away…ever…Which is far more, than can be said in return…

…I thought, we were tighter than this…I never thought, things would end like this, between you and me…

I’m tired of things just left hanging, like this…Sometimes, it makes me feel like just going outside, and shouting at the sky…or space…That’s where the title of this collection originated from…

…You frustrate the fuck out of me, Sweet Meat…You know that?…

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Ghosts, Shadows, Echoes and Voids…

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Date: March 10, 2011

There are many things left unsaid…and I am tired of the silence.

Here will be home to personal messages…some to specific individuals…others, just to the human species…or anything intelligent enough to comprehend…

…This is a personal journal…

In some cases, I’ve been denied any venue, to say these things directly.

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