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


2015-09-30

Notes

Well, someone had to help Assad. The Russians are there and dropping bombs. They are dropping bombs on ISIS. Hmmm. I wonder who gets to define who is ISIS and who is a rebel. Basically, the Russians are helping Assad and the US is helping the rebels. This can only end in a sing along.

I’ve heard of manning missiles in the cold war. Never heard about anyone actually doing it think goodness. I hope we are past such things. We have far more reliable computer guided vehicles of mass death these days. I suppose it is a good thing to have gotten the advanced manned space vehicles out of it.

World War Three will be a very different war. The front will be every water tap and loaf of bread. I fear the supply chain of the military and of the citizenry will both be the top priority of our enemies when they decide to attack.

I know a few people who would agree with this. You should have gone in to engineering.

This is why I do not want government regulated encryption. (one of the examples)

Because the timing is too hard Mr Trump. Someone else will win in your plan.


We have to take training at work .That is perfectly fine. I hadn’t had a chance to do it in a while. Today, I took several of the online video courses and did some reading. It felt funny. It felt like I was not doing my job. It felt a bit like i was goofing off. “This is part of my job.” I kept reminding myself. Learned some things too. I still have a bunch more to go. Making it a high priority. Might do someon my own time just to make the numbers.

At work we have a shelf that contains office supplies. Clearly, the cheapest bulk everything is purchased. This is normal I suppose. The pens they get usually suck. The current batch is thin ball point. At least they have black. I would love to just write everything in Sharpy, but I would have to write on bullet proof vests to prevent bleed. First world problems.

Scott Adams (The Dilbert artist) responded to my tweet and Twitter deleted it. Dag-nabbit. God forbid someone have an opinion or present an argument in this country.


2015-09-29

Homeward bound

Notes



President used car salesman, I mean Biden. God help us all.


Wouldn’t it be funny if the emails that Hillery left out were to Donald Trump?

Gebus! F-35s are expensive. The different versions might double the cost. Crazy.


2015-09-28

Notes

It never falls until it does. At some point the audience rushes the stage.

Russia accuses US of breaking the law by supporting Syrian rebels. I think the idea here is that the Russians want to neutralize the UN/NATO on the subject. The easiest way to do this is threaten a lawsuit because all these organizations are made of lawyers and will be paralyzed by such rhetoric. Personally, I’ve always wondered how any country can support rebels in another country and it not be illegal.

I lost a pair of boots. That is, the soles were separating from the upper part of the boot (what is that part called?) and I had to toss them out. I don’t have the money right now to get a new pair so I’ve put some old sneakers back in the mix. I wore them today. It was wet and the wet grass got me. They are drying faster than the boots when I get the boots wet. I could not remember why I had purchased sneakers. It got to work and saw someone in shorts. Then it came to me. I wanted to wear some shorts to work. I don’t like wearing shorts with hiking boots so I got a pair of sneakers.
My left foot is bigger than my right. The sneakers are size 10.5 US. I need 11 for my left foot. 10.5 works fine for my right. Nuts. I get 11 in boots and it works for both feet. Not sure what is going on here.

“Game Over” my ass. Hillary knows where far too many skeletons are buried.

China looking more and more dangerous for investors. That’s OK really. China doesn’t allow direct investment yet. I think they intend to wait for the first crash. This bubble is going to pop and be felt around the world.

It feels like the larger powers of the world are simply shuffling the cards and playing a new hand of Middle East Stud.


Lunch conversation:
  • Sports
  • Movies
  • Kids
  • Vacation spots.
  • [censored because of people who read this blog]

“Every man high up on a ladder is a philosopher.” -A Prairie Home Companion.

What is with the shitty digital connections available to radio stations and the BBC? I mean come on. How freaking hard is it to arrange a high quality line from one part of Europe to another or even from one part of England to another? They rarely have a “call” that is not choppy or unintelligible. I’ve heard Skype calls that sounded better for longer.


2015-09-25

Notes

Russia and Iranians operating in the open in Syria. Some say it looks like Asad wants to stay in power and is making deals with whomever will listen. Funny how that works. Public attitude in Russia.




Did we need another reason to hate roaches? All the shit Russia is up to and this is what they are cranking out in the field of science.


I wouldn’t trust my government with my data if I were not forced to do so by threat of imprisonment. Why should the rest of the world?


High flying glider. I just think it looks cool.


Government (and the police) are not your friend. They have a job and responsibility to keep someone else’s peace.



First sunrise from new office


2015-09-24

Notes

I wear a belt. I have shit hanging off my belt. I have always liked the idea of suspenders. I think I wore them once as a kid. A back doctor says this is a bad thing. Great. Apparently the next big thing in Men’s fashion is belts.


Burn the books and ban the history. That will fix everything. “Rage Profiteer” I’m going to start using that term.


I do not have enough space on my phone for an app for every fucking thing I’m interested in. We either need a way to install-use-uninstall apps, or just use FUCKING WEB PAGES!!!


Not.


PodCastle has a contest going on for women and non-binary writers identifying as women. Or something like that. It cracks me up how specific you have to be. I mean, if you have to list all the new possibilities, do you really need to limit it to humans? What if I breed (genetically modify) a rabbit that can write? How about a computer algorithm?


2015-09-23

Notes

FYI, the spell checker was not functioning during the editing of this blog entry. Suffer.

Fucking China. Some days, you want to have it out and then you try to buy something that isn’t made in China and you think “damn”.

So, I’m looking through my contacts for my urologist. Yes, I am old enough to have a urologist. DAMMIT! Anyway, in Google, you can search your contacts on a name, but when you type in “urologist” You get hits for every urologist on the planet. Very annoying Google. I have that description in the job title field. I may try other fields like company, but I fear I will have to put it in the name field for Google to find it. #painintheass

I’m in pain and I have to wait to go to the urologist until October 15. This sucks

VW has an issue going on where they were cooking the numbers on emissions tests. it has killed their stock price. They will survive this. It might be a good time to pick up their stock. The news will come out shortly that every car manufacturer was doing something similar I bet. As a matter of fact, I would not be surprised if evidence comes out of some governmental approval of the number jumbling. Lets face it, politicians don’t want to fix anything, they just want to get reelected. I wonder if the emission standards will have to be revisited after it all sorts out.


I had a Whataburger breakfast on a bun sandwich this morning. I forgot how much I like it. It is just a bun with egg, cheese and ham or bacon on it. Little touch of salt and pepper and wham, you have an awesome sandwich.

Notes

Old
FYI, the spell checker was not functioning during the editing of this blog entry. Suffer.

Fucking China. Some days, you want to have it out and then you try to buy something that isn’t made in China and you think “damn”.

So, I’m looking through my contacts for my urologist. Yes, I am old enough to have a urologist. DAMMIT! Anyway, in Google, you can search your contacts on a name, but when you type in “urologist” You get hits for every urologist on the planet. Very annoying Google. I have that description in the job title field. I may try other fields like company, but I fear I will have to put it in the name field for Google to find it. #painintheass

I’m in pain and I have to wait to go to the urologist until October 15. This sucks

VW has an issue going on where they were cooking the numbers on emissions tests. it has killed their stock price. They will survive this. It might be a good time to pick up their stock. The news will come out shortly that every car manufacturer was doing something similar I bet. As a matter of fact, I would not be surprised if evidence comes out of some governmental approval of the number jumbling. Lets face it, politicians don’t want to fix anything, they just want to get reelected. I wonder if the emission standards will have to be revisited after it all sorts out.


I had a Whataburger breakfast on a bun sandwich this morning. I forgot how much I like it. It is just a bun with egg, cheese and ham or bacon on it. Little touch of salt and pepper and wham, you have an awesome sandwich.

Notes

Old
FYI, the spell checker was not functioning during the editing of this blog entry. Suffer.

Fucking China. Some days, you want to have it out and then you try to buy something that isn’t made in China and you think “damn”.

So, I’m looking through my contacts for my urologist. Yes, I am old enough to have a urologist. DAMMIT! Anyway, in Google, you can search your contacts on a name, but when you type in “urologist” You get hits for every urologist on the planet. Very annoying Google. I have that description in the job title field. I may try other fields like company, but I fear I will have to put it in the name field for Google to find it. #painintheass

I’m in pain and I have to wait to go to the urologist until October 15. This sucks

VW has an issue going on where they were cooking the numbers on emissions tests. it has killed their stock price. They will survive this. It might be a good time to pick up their stock. The news will come out shortly that every car manufacturer was doing something similar I bet. As a matter of fact, I would not be surprised if evidence comes out of some governmental approval of the number jumbling. Lets face it, politicians don’t want to fix anything, they just want to get reelected. I wonder if the emission standards will have to be revisited after it all sorts out.


I had a Whataburger breakfast on a bun sandwich this morning. I forgot how much I like it. It is just a bun with egg, cheese and ham or bacon on it. Little touch of salt and pepper and wham, you have an awesome sandwich.


2015-09-19

School picknick

School picknick


2015-09-18

Notes

I want internet via satellites. Screw the rest of the world.



2015-09-17

Notes

I have a docking station to put my work laptop in. It works well for multiple monitors. I picked it up this morning to go to a meeting and banged my laptop in to the wall while trying to avoid some wires that dangle from the side of my monitor. By jerking my hand back I put the corner of the laptop monitor in to my left eye. I blame gravity. Hope I don’t end up with a black eye. No vision loss. Eye is a bit fuzzy.

I wonder if I could have made it work on SSI. Today I regret working for a living. Why not me being one of those 47% of losers living on Uncle Succer?


A threat to the whole world.” “Worse example of genocide since the Nazis.”

They can crank these things out by the bushel, My answer is “Drones bich!”. We can put misiles on an F-35 that will take down multiple enemy aircraft each.


2015-09-16

My 2 cents on the F-35

Notes


Not sure why, but this makes me nervous. Are they waiting for an American company to buy it? Don’t hold your breath. Do you want Cristler making rockets?

Germany having money issues with their military as well. Do they expect the US to foot the bill for that too?


You cannot defeat terror as long as the people fear. Two faced West. Sounds like a wednesday.

Makes you want to enforce your border. Europeans give the US no end of shit over our border policies. There is no hypocrite greater than those in Europe.

Well, what did you expect? This is your life! Work for the Chinese government or else.


2015-09-15

Notes


More bad news on the war front. Iran has massive nuclear reserves. This is all we need.

New maps coming to a ... web page near you. I can’t say they need to reprint them. It is just a database full of nodes somewhere. Still, annoying.

Obama gets one right. Not the first either.

Things change in the UK. This is going to happen in the US as well. Some third party is going to pop up and take it all for 10 15 years.


Facebook dislike button. If this isn’t some kind of joke, it will lead to fist fights and lawsuits. It will lead to campaigns of people writing bots to put 100,000 dislikes on someone’s page.

I am a digital packrat

I do go back and look up a bunch of the data I hoard. I pay Evernote to keep this much data where I can access it. I'm sure this is not a record or anything. Just a little concerning.



2015-09-13

Fence talk and sitting in the yard.


2015-09-12

House burned down and a wreck


2015-09-11

Notes

I cannot use Hibernate on my Linux laptop from work. It worked a couple times then died. It will act like it hibernates when you close it down, but when you try to wake it up it does the following.
  • Make you enter the drive password
  • Hang on a black screen until you power off
  • Make you enter the drive password
  • Go through some TUI menu
  • Hang on a blank screen until you power off
  • Make you enter the drive password
  • Make you enter the encryption password
  • Finally log in to the machine
Normally only the last three are the normal steps to get the machine to come up. It ends up being faster to just shut the frigging thing down and reset everything up on the other end. I had to do the hibernate thing because that was the excuse we gave to get SSD drives. Well, the SSD drives rock. hibernate sucks on Linux and probably always will.

We are losing the war. What war, the war we are not allowed to speak of. Why? Because someone in charge does not want us to win. They want us to lose.


2015-09-10

Notes


Kids raised on (dirty active) farms have fewer chronic respiratory illnesses throughout their lives.

I need to figure out Uber so I can get back in to DnD. The thing stopping me is a ride to be honest. The cab ride is too much. I bet uber will be much cheaper. That is, if Uber is still in business by the time I need it.

Notes

2015-09-09
As I sit in a meeting room 1 minute before my meeting, I notice someone shaking out a sugar packet for their coffee in the adjoining break room. I notice someone walking by talking about a project I’ve not heard of (yet). I notice the cooler running and a fan in the roof worrying. Someone buys a soda from the machine. I cannot concentrate. Going to be a long meeting. Please lord, don’t let me look like or be an idiot.


Clinton vs the FBI. If it were me, I would be under the jail. You too. Man up Mr President. Sign one of those orders you like so much ordering the FBI to pursue their duty in the case against Hillary. More

So, this happened this morning.


2015-09-08

Fence - Final video

Right before the pickets go up


2015-09-07

New posts

Just in case something should happen to this expensive truck that is blocking my driveway tonight

Fence posts are up

She went down easy.


2015-09-05

Windows 10 first look and some prick


2015-09-04

Software

Software I need to install on my freshly installed Windows 10 machine.
  • Virus checker via Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Chrome/Chromium
    • Extensions Evernote, Hight contract and of course AddBlock plus.
  • Evernote
  • Password Safe (Probably the first thing I’ll install)
  • Libreoffice (Probably the last thing I’ll install)
  • VirtualBox (and an Ubuntu (that doesn’t sound right) VM for video editing)
    • Kdenlive and whatever else I need to get Ubuntu working.
  • BitLocker, already installed in Pro, but I need to get it up and running.
  • Windows Movie Maker (for lack of an option that is free, easy to use, Oh, and works.)

Probably 50 other things I can’t think of off the top of my head.


2015-09-03

Notes

I would do the same thing buddy. This has always been my plan if anyone's computer I touch comes under scrutiny. Just so you know if you ask for IT help. “I plee da fif!” (more)

At work, for no good reason, I want to swap chairs. I like the chair I have. This frightens me because I get this kind of urge before something breaks. I’m not just plopping down in the chair like normal.

New opinion of Windows 10. It turns out I got the same issue that THOUSANDS of people got. My user did not have rights to view my profile folders. Changing the rights does nothing. It gets “fixed” every time you boot. Can’t create a new user. Blah. Rinstalled windows 7 fresh. Will try again. Something about making sure you do not use a MSM account to log in to Windows 10 during upgrade. Not sure what they are talking about. All I can do is try again.

Lunch conversation today consisted of national parks of the US and presidents. Just how friggin dangerous is Westheimer and Walnut Bnd anyway?There were a few other things like TV shows and such, but those two stick out to me.

I’ve been put in charge of getting rid of a bunch of files when drives get over stuffed at work. I have no idea if I care about half these files. So, when it comes to “Do you want to remove these files? :[y/n]” pops up, I shrug and hit ‘y’.