UGH!!! YouTube art…

OK. I am getting frustrated. YouTube is a great opportunity but it would be nice if they gave you options for different sized pieces of art for your channel, and different media formats. After all, not all screens or browsers are created equal, and chopping off sections of the graphics, in my mind, is completely unacceptable. However, if you visit me on YouTube, you will see what I mean with my page banner.

HemmySoft is on YouTube!!!

I’m a bit late announcing this, but HemmySoft is now on YouTube. I have done 18 Days, with multiple parts on some days.

The idea behind the videos was to give you a better idea of who I am. I am finding it a LOT easier to do the video blogs than writing.

I try to keep my videos under the half hour, but I easily doubled that a couple times. I am in the process of getting into a flow of doing it. I still have to get used to it.

My videos are all done live stream via Google + Hangouts and YouTube Live Streams. What you see is the real me, unedited. I am not aiming for perfection!!

I do not have a logo yet. I will work on that. I just have stuff I need to do outside of being on the computer all day.

Anyway, thanks for reading this post. I will link to my channel below!

HemmySoft’s Youtube Channel!!

You can check out my latest videos to the left, in the sidebar, just scroll down.


Michael (AKA, “The Hemmy”)


OK, so I am in the midst of a cleaning spree. I have some plans that require some space. Unfortunately these aren’t plans I can discuss at the moment. Needless to say, I am excited. I am soooo looking forward to a public announcement, but that will likely not be until December of 2015 or January of 2016. That’s just how the ball rolls.

It’s been a long road so far, with learning what my current job entails over the past couple of years, and trying to get some of my personal things organized. I’ll admit, my organization skills need work. However, I am getting there.

Ah well, enough sitting in front of this screen. There’s always something that needs to get done. That said, I am one of the worst procrastinators when it comes to cleaning, and dishes. I hate doing both. Augh!!! I guess the stuff won’t do the job for me.

Back to the grind stone (or Youtube…)


Michael – AKA “The Hemmy”

Linux… a love-hate relationship

I am a big fan of the Linux and open source movement to a large degree. What is it that attracts me to Linux in the first place?

I am an experimenter, researcher, and all out nerd/computer geek. I love learning new things.
Although Windows in general allows for that kind of stuff as well, it has areas that need to be far more open for the community to make something more useful. Although hacking can be an option, I prefer to work on something that is open, and challenging in other ways.

When you get Linux working the way you need it, provided you haven’t gone way out in left field, it should just work for you.

There is a flavor or distribution for everyone and nearly everything out there.

If you run into a pinch, you can always check with the online Linux communities for help and ideas on how to fix the issues you are dealing with.

I never thought I would ever hear the words “I might be willing to try it” come from my mother’s lips, however, things have come to a head with the endless limitations and frustrations imposed by Microsoft and even Google in Chrome. I hate that you can’t put extensions in Google Chrome any more. This is a violation of free choice.

Anyway, I have ranted on this topic long enough. Needless to say, I have been operating in Linux for nearly a week, with a little more than a couple hours in Windows 7, and a short stint in Mac OS X Mountain Lion, merely to gain access to my Linux systems. I am almost ready to give Windows the boot in my personal life, and stick with something that is ethical, honest, and has an integrity that is truly hard to find.

New techno, new side…

I have always been a fan and proponent of Linux, but with the advent of Android, I was hesitant to join the ranks. I wanted the mobile OS to have the opportunity to age and mature in the market before investing an a system.

I dare say, I am not the least bit disappointed.

Now the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, I am impressed with the intuitive design of the User Interface.

I was, however, annoyed with the way it would read my mail to me when I opened the Mail App. This is mild, compared to the frustration of struggling to find a way to turn off the feature.

Anyway, I dare say that I have not had nearly enough time to make a rational, and complete review of the system. As I use it daily, I will take note of the nuances of the system, and hopefully give a more in-depth opinion at a later date.

Cheers for now,

Michael – AKA “The Hemmy”


Jobs are important. I mean, seriously… you need jobs when you are fresh out out of school to get experience. If you don’t have experience, nobody wants ya! If you have more experience, you’re too expensive for companies. They would rather export employment to places where they can pay people less, for more work, or they hire people who have immigrated to Canada, and pay less taxes in the end. This way, they don’t need to pay people what they are worth. They also don’t seem to feel the need to hire people who have been born in Canada, worked their rear ends off, to gain their educations, and yet CAN’T GET A JOB IN THE PROVINCE THEY GREW UP IN!!!! I pay my taxes on my income!!!!

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think the world owes me a bloody thing. However, what am I supposed to do? Part time employment just doesn’t quite fill the pockets the way a reliable, full time job would.

Hey NS Power and all your corporate friends… Maybe you should cut your CEO’s wages down to a fair salary (6 figures is way more than enough, after all, you don’t need 3 luxury boats, two jets, 3 escorts, 10 cars, and two off-shore multi-million dollar homes.) Stop threatening the jobs of the low level guys because you want your raises.

I am a nice guy. I just get frustrated with the bull that seems to surround me in this world.

People that fall asleep at work on a  daily basis are handed jobs while people with decent work ethics aren’t even given the opportunity to prove themselves. Give the poor buggers who make small mistakes on their cover letters a chance!!! They MIGHT just be the person you need!!!

I’m preaching to a bunch of people that don’t want to hear me anyway.

Cheers for now,

Michael – AKA “The Hemmy”

Finally back in the world!

Hey Folks,

I am happy to say that HemmySoft is back up and running. I am sorry for the delays, and the issues that I ran into preventing my return for a while.

It was nothing truly serious. Just time-related.

I hope to get back into blogging, although I hate to admit that I am not an overly-enthusiastic blogger.

Let’s see what happens in the coming days.

Cheers for now,

Michael – AKA “The Hemmy”

What is this?

Wow. So I feel stuck in a bubble. An odd sensation. I desire a whole lot more, but life, finances and other stuff seems to be holding me back. I don’t know. Maybe that’s the problem for me. I am still trying to figure life out. As far as I can tell, I am not alone. Anyway, it is late. Bed time!!!!!!

Michael – AKA “The Hemmy”

Who am I, really?

Ok, this could get pretty complicated… The amount of thought required to make this a fulfilling post is just plain astronomical. So, I may have to break this one down into parts.

Who am I?

My name is Michael.

I was born in 1987. Life has never really been easy, and forget about silver spoons being in my mouth from birth. I was taught that life isn’t always fair, and that at times, you don’t always get the best, or what you want.

My passion that I have spent time learning, is computers and electronics. I love working with electronics, and learning new skills. It took me several years to realize that there is far more to life than computers, and electronics. Learning how to be involved in society as more than an elusive individual has been an on-going task in the last couple of years.

Character attributes that I feel define who I am include:

  • honesty
  • respect
  • responsibility
  • acceptance
  • kindness
  • friendly

I am currently running out of things to say at this point.

Cheers for now,

Michael – AKA “The Hemmy”

Thinking from an odd perspective….

First of all, it is very seldom that I even dare expose myself in such a manner as open-minded blogging, but let’s get down to business.

I have always viewed blogging as something that is a mundane, tedious and at times, silly media for writing. That is one of the many reasons I am continuously having a really hard time motivating myself to write anything on my blog. I figured that there were enough people telling the world every move they make in any form of Social Media, that the last thing I needed to do was add to that steaming pile of “stuff”.

Why do I need to blog? I have things to say, but why can’t I just speak them, and leave it at that? For some crazy reason, people want to know what other people are thinking. Whatever the purpose or need, it seems unclear. I want to explore things from a different point of view.

Does logging my life on the infinite realm of the Internet mean a think, or will I go, for the most part, un-noticed? Only time will tell.

Michael – AKA “The Hemmy”