It wasn't me. You can't prove anything.


The clown-science of crappy 100W LEDs.




That was a keyring.

Happy Sunday


Christmas 2015


Stocking stuffer


db administration

Looking for mouse balls for my collection

Three Hours and Ten Minutes.

I’m sitting at my office. I’m sitting and staring at the clock. Monday was nuts. We had trouble getting things to work over the weekend and it all fell to Monay. Thing is, I was sick all weekend. I was awake maybe 8 hours of the whole thing.

Monday was a full stressful day of hard work. Got things done more or less. Tuesday, I stayed home. Turns out I messed up one of the lesser things. The poor guy I left holding the bag covered for me. It was another day of down and not much getting up.

My illness is upper respiratory. So, I can’t sleep because I cannot breath. This makes getting better more difficult. However, Tuesday was a special day. We gave stuff to Purple Heart. I gave up my old bike because I cannot ride it any more with my crappy balance. I cleaned the microwave. I don’t think Elle had ever seen the inside of a clean microwave in our house.

Then I had a kidney stone. Yes. I had a full on left side kidney stone. It moved to a place of comfort (out of the little tubes in to a bigger one) in about half an hour. That is a very long half an hour. I’ve gone to the emergency room in the past not knowing what was going on. I’ve unfortunately become familiar with my symptoms.

Really glad I was not at work when that sucker hit. It is never good news, but I get a bit animalistic when trying to handle that much pain. I had one on the bus once and it was actually a good thing to be outside. Thank goodness it was cold. Going for a walk helps. Drink a ton of water and let yourself pee every single chance you get.

I paced back and forth in the bedroom so much that I got a strained muscle in my back. When in pain, you lock muscles you don’t even realize in an attempt to make yourself more comfortable. It never works, but you can’t tell your brain anything. By the time I got past the kidney stone, I fell asleep out of exhaustion. I slept for several hours. This made it just that much more difficult to fall asleep last night.

Then comes this morning. I got up, felt not too bad and came in to work. No one and I mean no one is here. Well, not that I work with on a daily basis. There are some management types and some stragglers. Not even the people in the UK I work with are here. I had planned on getting a database maintenance thing done. I figured out that is not going to happen today. I have to contact too many people. Nothing will happen until after the first of the year. Actually, the fourth.

It is just after lunch time. I did not go out. I’m planning on leaving at the earliest moment possible. Possibly even earlier. Not that I have anything to do when I get home except not be at work. That clock I was staring at near the top of this post said I had three hours and ten minutes to go.


Sick day



Europe is going to do what Europe does best. Sit on their hands and bitch. Unfortunately, this has become what America does best as well. We must all look toward Russia and soon India and China to run the world.

That will teach you to tell your side of the story. I vaguely remember someone mentioning this was a bad idea on his behalf back in the day.

Deliberate pullback. At what point will no one work for this guy? Maybe he just needs to watch more TV.

Here is a cluster fuck for you. Poor Baltimore. I have sort of relatives who left BAltimore not that long ago.


Afternoon sun




Free breakfast today at work. They had bread and fruit. That was about it. That is a continental breakfast isn’t it? I need eggs. I did get a pretty good coffee. I wonder if there will be leftovers in the break room later.

There is always one more build until they rip the software from developer’s hands. I get “... one more build.” from leadership who have been down this road 5 times. They must know how it goes by now.

So, Turkey was upset at losing their customers? Interesting theory.


More Christmas


Fog, window washing robots and more


Made it to the play.

New diggs at the office




Foggy morning


Best office toy.


I have Christmas music in my head. QUICK! Black Sabbath! “It’s beginning to look a lot like ..” OHHHHH! OHHHHHHHHHHH

There is no honor in retreat. We have retreated.

Directly targeted first responders. Someone paid them money bfore the attack. Friends were afraid to say anything for fear of being called racists. PC not working for us.

The MSM is predicting the end of Black Friday. I kind of always thought online shopping would run out well over half of brick and mortar or high street shopping in my lifetime. I wonder what the numbers are at the moment.

I need some isopropyl alcohol to clean the whiteboard at work. I hear it works well. I have some at home. I need to try it on my whiteboard there.

The Gun Control Song



Does anyone else remember what the American people are supposed to do when they fear their own government more than the enemies of the country? I vaguely remember one of the founding fothers covering the topic.

France swings to the right. Yup, France. Yes. Why is it so hard to believe? Oh, because France is supposed to be froo-froo or something. They get mean when you cross them. Just like everyone else in the world. Sit back and watch how mean.

People seem to be far more worried about what name everything is labeled with than how they are trying to kill us because of what we believe.

Why do I insist on typing about 10% faster than I can really perform. That is, when I drop the attempted speed down by as little as 10%, my accuracy increases immensely. I don’t understand why I can’t get myself to stop and think about the typing and stop worrying about speed. It is just how I’m built. The number of mistakes decreases to the point I catch them and the end result of what I type must be faster than when I try for that last 10% of speed.

Lunch conversation
  • Work

The thing is, it was from every angle. There was just something about today that everyone was talking about work. Even when the conversation lead away from work, it would slither its way right back to work in short order.


New hat


Church behind our house having fun

Week of clips

Week of clips



Right now, I use a year folder with month folders inside for my blog in Google Docs. I will only use years from now on. It is just a pain in the ass to deal with sub folders. I put the full date in the name of every file. Thi might lead to something getting lost, but I’m just not that worried about it.

Do you know how to spot a coward. Ask them to name the enemy.

It is still workplace violence, right? Because calling it terrorism might make people want to defend themselves. Wait, workplace violence does too. Crap.
Interesting idea about the attack. How many men think they married a terrorist?

Some days I want to sit down and start writing. The words are supposed to flow freely, pouring from my mind to the page in a firehose rush. They do not. They never have. It is work to get even the blurbs you find here put down.

When I was a child I thought to “rag” on something represented wiping your nose or blowing your nose on it. Bad enough. When I found out it represents a woman having menstrual cycle activity and bitching about something, Hence, “being on the rag” I was disappointed.

It looks like Google Docs added a personal dictionary editor. Finally. It actually works. Under tools menu. I also found several bad add-ons and at least one set of useful templates from Avery.



It is Elle’s birthday. She is the big 13. We will hit Olive Garden this evening. That is where she wanted to go. There are worse places to have a 13 birthday dinner.

I’m getting tired of groups of friends calling themselves families. When a group of people who are not related to you start to feel like family and they feel the same way about you, it is a tribe.

Saw a wreck up close and personal. Someone ran the red light on our way back from lunch. Fortunately, they were going slow and only caused a fender bender for someone who took off at the green light. It did only happen about 8m away from me. Why, why WHY!! do I not have a camera running every single time I’m near that intersection? Bad vlogger.

Glad I was warring my glasses when I watched this. No wonder my eye doctor doesn’t like people sleeping in their contacts.

Oh, shit! Hillery has some tough questions to answer.




You can’t lop the head off a hydra and expect it to die. You have to kill the whole hydra all at once.

The batshit craziness in Central America. Gangs are running the place.

I’m trying really hard not to be a full on Grinch this year. I’m also failing. Between money woes and other people who are Grinching, I’m having trouble.

Our president is losing it? I’m not sure. He will never admit it regardless.

Active shooter video by the FBI. Should I forward this to my HR department?

Another sunset




I’m going to start using that term Islamized Radicals. It isn’t that Muslims want to destroy the world. It is that people who want to destroy the world are being used by radical Islamists.

This sounds like a great idea. Let’s make a torpedo nuclear.

Gonna be a ruckus. Some people are not going to put up with it.

I’m going to have to call AT&T for internet at the house. Comcast is $200 because we have a combination plan.  i’m going to have to call

Shit causing me stress

  • Money
    • We don’t have enough of it.
    • Canceling cable so no internet at home
    • Will have to go back to mowing my own lawn
      • This may kill me because I nearly passed out the last couple times I tried it.
    • We have medical insurance and still owe tens of thousands of dollars we are not going to pay because the money just isn’t there.
  • Work
    • Everything changes every five minutes so no stability
    • GA (release) soon lots of work and at strange hours
    • No internet at home so can’t work from home, so I’ll have to stay at work for very long hours
  • People: I’m good with people at the moment.

Well, Natalie complains that when I am home I’m not really there so this can only help right?




Farm profits drop 40% from last year. The price of everything is plummeting. I watch some vloggers who are farmers. They agree with NPR.

We are broke. We cannot afford to to eat out at all. I will be willing to put bread and eggs on the credit card until the mid month salvation comes. This month has many new bills. that have not been paid.

Regulate and control everything, all the time. They choose the judge and you pay for it. Well done overlords. Europe is doomed.

Buy 52 get one free. Hell of a deal you got there Gillette.


Broken lights and laptop reinstall


All the fortune cookies on Vulcan say the same thing.


Rants and observations


I'm trying to think of the last time I didn't have a Thanksgiving meal.



Just sort of blah

Thanksgiving themed doodle today

To work this day I travel



Some of this stuff has been in the realm of conspiracy theory for a long time. It sounds like the police are starting to catch up now. I wonder if the MSM will come on line any time soon. I shal not hold my breath.

China cloning animals for food. People not happy, but what are they going to do about it?

Are all the western world leaders really going to be in the same place at the same time? That just doesn’t sound smart to me. Have these folks never heard of teleconferencing?

There is plenty of precedent for things like Turkey shooting down a Russian jet for past wars. Nations have gone toe to toe over a lot less.

The rebels blew up a Russian rescue helicopter on the ground on the scene of a rescue with a US made TOW missile. That could be a problem.




Bastards. Who’s side is Russia on? What interest does Russia have in Iran getting nukes?

Whoopsy. No harm no foul, right? This is straight out of a 1970s movie.

What is the trick to becoming the amazing actor that some amazing actor is? The trick is to do the work. Put in the time. Put forth the effort.

We are headed to Blackeyed Pea for Thanksgiving Day. The only trouble I have with it this year is that someone asked on Reddit what restaurants were open for a sit down meal and Blackeyed Pea came up. I’m worried it will be crowded this year. They won’t take reservations so no telling if there will be a line or not.




I just got my got my first picture text wrong number. Some Hispanic guy frying a turkey. I texted back bueno.

My Movie YouTube



Holy smoke. it is the Friday before Thanksgiving. What happened? it was Independance Day ten minutes ago.

Enabling ethnic cleansing. These charges are coming from multiple directions. Someone just might start to believe them.

What if Russia sided with Germany in WWII? We just had this conversation Monday at lunch.

My evil twin. Wait, which one of us is the evil one again?

How you know I'm here.

I don't wanna go to school today.




Robots everywhere


China in Syria? Well, if Syria is not getting help from one side of the world, they will naturally turn to another side. Assad may be a prick, but he has a survival instinct just like any other human. So does the existing Syrian government.

How many has Turkey (all of us) missed? This was bound to happen. Blogs have been speculating the next wave of terror acts would draw from the pool of immigrants. Not even all the blogs were conservative.

Go France. Do not lose the momentum. More please. Don’t stop with the perpetrators of this act. Go forth and nail more bad guys.

So, people who exercise their freedom of speech have it coming I guess. Maybe if we are all quiet and lay down the bad guys won’t kill us. Fuck that.

France is sneaky. That is something in all the old wwii movies. There was always a French guy who was really good and really sneaky. The understated baddass.

Saudi is getting in to the smart bomb club. I’m hearing more and more about Saudi Arabia buying bombs, setting up an army and navy. Heard they were pricing nukes. This could be a real mess if they actually get in the fight.

Quiet Mr President. There are adults attempting to run the world. I wonder if the cuffs were clicking as the words passed Obama’s lips.

UK and other places in Europe are talking electricity and other energy rationing this winter. Thanks renewables.



France is rything over the attacks. People still have to go to work. People still have babies. Life must go on. These terrorists will not conquer that part of life.

Off topic on the Parise thing. I hate listening to podcasts when it comes to international tragedies. You basically get every single podcast talking about it and saying something because that is what all the cool podcasts are doing. So, you get a split in your entire podcast list of before tragedy and after. I do not mean to diminish, just pointing out something that annoys me.

Today we had a potluck lunch at work. I begged for help from my wife and a couple other people .I signed up for banana pudding. The only store within walking distance to work at the moment that has a bakery is Whole Foods. I paid a fortune for 10 tubs of vanilla (could have been any flavor except banana). I had to walk over there and sneakernet it back to work. I did get to eat one of the little tubs and it was pretty good. Heavy. Tasted homemade. No complaints. There were tons of desserts. Tons of entries. I did get two deviled eggs. I tried some beans and rice that was not very good. The beans sort of popped when you bit them. Unpleasant.

Every time I listen to Star Trek Outpost episode, I lose myself in a fantasy world of dealing with the Empire, I mean Starfleet as a peaon/cog.

I keep hearing advertisements for monthly razor companies. The numbers don’t seem to add up. That is it doesn’t seem like any of the places are cheaper. They are just more convenient I guess that having to go get razors. I like the 2 blade disposable razors from Sam’s Club. Anything more than that, is lost on me.

Another act of terror? Well, no. I wonder if people are just being crazy right now.

This is just the way it works from now on. Police will have to second guess every single move and deal with the lawsuits. Sad.


This pot luck thing id expensive. Whole Foods is the only place in walking distance. Hope the like it. I have a build to babbysit.