May 012016
 

Ok, starting from scratch today.

The other week I went to the doctor for a checkup. I mentioned I was having difficulty losing weight and asked him for something. He gave me something all right. This pill he gave me sucks. It makes me nervous, keeps me awake at night, gives me cotton mouth, and other side effects. Yes, I have been less hungry, so it does that but it is a stimulant of the nervous system as well. Because of lack of sleep I have also been really tired as well. I don’t know if I can keep on taking this pill because of what it is doing to me, or take it less often. Weight loss has been a struggle for me. I started off a few years ago at 230, got down to just below 200 and then gained it back in the last few months. I have bad knees and ankles, so doing anything like running or the like is very difficult for me and even with all the walking I do, it still causes my knees to hurt badly. I just wish I could lose 100 lbs and be done with it.

I keep on changing the things I eat. Lately it is my usual breakfast of tostada con tomatoe y avocado, a cup of coffee and unsweetened soy milk. Lunch and dinner during my work week is salads with a fat free dressing, my mixed nuts (dry almonds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds) about ¼ cup of that, a kiwi or two or banana, and usually a thing of peanut butter crackers or nature bar, and a couple of schweppes lemon lime soda water. Hopefully eating more salad helps me lose this belly.

I have also been suffering from Tennis elbow the last month or so and everytime I bump my elbow it worsens it. Yesterday was a particularly bad day for me.

I am excited that Game of Thrones is back on, problem is I work when it is on, so to keep from spoilers, no social media after it has started until after I watched the episode the next morning. I wish it was on HBO go by the time I get home from work to watch it, but no such luck. I have to sleep on it. Is Jon Snow revived yet? When are the dragons going to raise hell on the night walkers? When will I see Brandon again? All these questions!!

I don’t know if I mentioned this or not but I have been getting back into waze. I spend way too long editing maps again, way too much time. I told myself an hour a day and here I am spending 4+ hours. There is better use of my time. Shame! Shame! Shame! I need to use that time watching itpro.tv and learning for further education. I am tired of this dead end job. I have been here 5 years. No raise, no nothing. Just a tool and a fool.

I miss the beach. I miss Florida and I miss Spain. I really need to get the fuck out of Oklahoma. I hate it here. I hate the commute, I hate the cold and snow, and I hate living out in the middle of nowhere. I really need to work on getting myself in shape to get out of there. I have a house of stuff I need to go through and get rid of stuff. I should have started months ago, now that things are warming up it would be a great time to do so.

The other day I had to reinstall the rom on my phone. It was running really slow and the GPS was going squirrely, so it was time. It sucks to have to redo all the apps and settings, and it takes a lot of time. I have it mostly done, there are a few apps I have yet to login to and get reset up, the main ones are done though.

I also have some car work to do, rear brakes, and I think it is time to change my spark plugs and wires, because it drives kind of funny when I accelerate. I also have to change the oil. I did recently replace the speakers, it was time. One of the speakers that was in there had a big hole and tear in it and the rears weren’t working at all. I need to troubleshoot to see why the sub isn’t working. Hopefully it is something easy and not expensive.

Ok, I think that is it for today. We will see what tomorrow brings.

  
May 012016
 

Ok, so a lot more time that I wanted went by.. I did get a video in the can, but that is about the extent of it. I don’t know why I let my weekends slip by on me like that. I still need to put together Computron. I have a couple holes to drill still, and then assembly.

I really need to get more videos done, I have a few I need to edit as well, I have been doing them in a much slower pace than I have wanted to, all because I feel disappointed that I have had so little viewers and feedback. It seems like every project I have done has been a failure. This one included, even though it has been slightly better than others. I get a couple of likes but no shares on the posts. Very little comments in general. My biggest amount of feedback is instagram, least is facebook, and now with facebook starting to fuck with instagram timelines, I have a feeling that instagram feedback is going to drop like a rock. I just wish I got a bit more love, especially from my friends.

Speaking of friends, I lost another one. She decided her god was more important than our friendship. I needed her to go with me to the Bernie rally and even said it was important, but that didn’t phase her. I was willing to miss work for it, but to her church was more important. Really disappointing, especially since we were friends for 15 years. There are 52 weeks out of the year, she could have missed church one week. It makes me a stronger atheist, that is for sure.

This is taking me longer to write than I intended it to. I really need to get back in the habit. I really do. I guess I will get this posted because I am a loser like that.

  
Mar 152016
 

So today to celebrate pi day I made pie! Blueberry chocolate chip pie to be exact. I haven’t gotten to cut into it yet because I finished it right before work. I was going to just bake it and then post a picture, but I decided to go ahead and make a video even though I did a blueberry chocolate chip cobbler a few months ago.

pi pie

pi pie

Oh, if you didn’t already know, for the last couple of years I have been putting my fat ugly face in front of a video camera and cooking. It was actually something I was going to do when I was still living in Florida (I actually painted my kitchen and everything) but I never did do any actual videos. Well I finally started doing it, to very limited success and audience. I am slowly building an audience on my social medias but I am not really feeling it on the site. About a year ago or so I moved my videos off of youtube, but I am thinking about moving them back just because of the sheer numbers there and more chance to catch eyeballs.

This weekend I have another video I want to make and I need to get Computron back up and running. It has been down for way too long. I have most of what I need to get done done. I have videos to edit. Darn it!

Current Music: The Young Turks
  
Mood : happycalm
Music : The Young Turks
Sep 252011
 

Ya Ok it has been a while. I really need to get better at this but a lot of time there really isn’t much to say because there isn’t much going on.

I am still (yes still!!) working on getting shit unpacked and stuff. It seems to be a never ending project. I really need to get it done. I did a lot of work last weekend and will probably do more this weekend. I got a lot moved out of the small bedroom. I wish I had help with it. I am so indesive as to where to put things.

I have been contiuing to talk to Mary in email and on the phone. Things seem to be going well and I am enjoying talking to her again. I would realy like to spend some time with her again. I will probably more than likely go back to DC than her coming here. I would love to be able to do both.

So I have http://crazycomputing.net pretty much done. It is now live. I probably need to work on the knowledgebase in the future. I need to get some ideas of questions and answers to put up there. If you have any questions please ask here? Thanks!

I have started to work on getting vegsurf.com put together. I found the backend I think I am going to use. I am going to upload it tonight and see how it works. I think it has everything I need for it. After that I am going to completely revamp carrotjuice.org. What was carrotjuice is going to be on vegsurf, and carrotjuice is going to be a site for juices and smoothies and stuff I think. Most of the hits and questions I get has to do with that anyway, so why not?

I am not sure what to do after that. I am sure that this is a good 6 months of work right here.

It is already starting to get cold here in Oklahoma. I wish I had the heat back. I have a feeling I will be breaking out the heaters soon. I am going to need to buy an electric blanket soon as well. I should do that sometime in the next month. There is a lot of things I need to buy. This damn gas shit is kiling me. $400 a month is a lot of money. I wish I could cut that in half. It would help a lot. I am almost done paying off that stupid shit I need to pay off for the credit thing. That is an extra $135 a month.

Oh, and I want to see Dolphin Tale….

  
 Posted by at 10:57 pm
Jul 292011
 

Well I got some things accomplished this weekend. I didn’t get everything I wanted accomplished accomplished, but I did progress on some things. I got the stems replaced on one sink. I started replacing the guts on one toilet, however trying to get the fill float system off I broke the old metal bendable pipe off, so that is going to have to wait until I can get the valve and tubing for it. Probably going to be next paycheck, when I can kill the water, remove the old one and take it to home depot to be sure to get the right size. Then I can replace the rest of the guts. I do need to get the kitchen sink fixed next. The garbage disposal doesn’t work and because of that it clogs easily. Well both sides of the sink clogs easily anyway, so I think that it probably needs a good rooter rooting or something like that.
There are a lot of things I need to do. I need to clean and organize the house; I need to get things in order. I also have a lot of cleaning and organizing I need to do on my NAS and computers. I think I can save half my hard drive space in getting rid of duplicate pictures alone. I also want to start the process of moving my movies onto my NAS. Another thing I really need to do is get my email all setup on my laptop. I haven’t checked that email in a long long time. I should probably get that taken care of tonight.
Anyway, I really like Hulu+ so far. It has its limitations, not a lot of movies, not a lot of TV series, but the ones that they have all are recent, like Daily Show, Colbert Report, and Tosh.O gets updated the day after the episode airs, so that is really cool. It doesn’t have as much selection as Netflix, but then again it seems Netflix streaming movie quality has gone downhill as well. Less and less new movies, more old movies, more shitty movies, and a lot of the same movie in multiple categories. Like they are trying to pad them out. The recently viewed section is always dropping out too. Anymore if I want to watch a movie recently released on DVD I have to torrent it to watch it. Netflix usually takes 4 months to get the movie. 1 month wait time Netflix is required to have before I can even rent it, then another 3 months before it goes off of really long wait. What is the point of having a DVD rental service if I can’t even rent it for 4 months? I should almost rent it at Hastings and just use Netflix for older movies I need to add to my collection. Anyway, Netflix is really fucking sucking anymore. Prices have gone up a lot, they have removed features, and they just suck. Suck suck suck. I feel like saving my 40 a year and using an actual brick and mortar, like Hastings.

  
 Posted by at 12:20 am
Jul 012011
 

I have finally moved to the night shift. My second night I was all by myself for six hours. It was pretty decent. I did really well, however it was odd being the only one in the room. I may have been the only one in the building.

I have been continuing to unpack and stuff. Still not totally finished, however with me now on the night shift I have the time and energy to do a couple hours work during the day, so it should be completed faster now. Today I started pulling out the little trinkets and décor stuff. Unfortunately a few things didn’t make it. I hate it when I unwrap something to find it in pieces.

I started up a new website a couple of days ago. It will probably be another dead site like all the rest, but I try. This one is at http://projectpostcard.org. It is something that is a couriosity for me. I want people to send in their postcards and tell me a bit about the place on the postcard. Why that place is meaningful to them. Hopefully I get a card or two. I am renting a PO Box for the project, so hopefully I am not wasting my money on it. Anyway, check out the site and send me a postcard.

Anyway, so far Oklahoma is good. I do miss cable, especially since just about every show I watched was on cable. I miss my shows damn it!!!! I am working on getting my old laptop hooked up to the TV with remote software installed so I can use it to watch hulu and stuff on the tv. It does have an HDMI output, so it is just a matter of getting it to work with the lid closed and I should be good. I might have to figure out an overheating solution, but I don’t think that will really be an issue.

  
 Posted by at 10:52 pm
Aug 212010
 

I know it has been a long time. I haven’t been much in the mood or too busy lately. Let me see if I can remember it all…

On the 6th I went and saw Blownhard, My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult, and Lords of Acid. It was a great show. First time I saw LOA, second time for TKK. They were a lot better this time than last, well partially because they played mostly their classic better stuff before they got all poppy and dancy. This was the first I have heard of Blownhard, and they were pretty good. I took pictures but they are really shitty, so I am not going to bother sharing them with you.

I am really liking my new Slide. It is a cool phone, nice keyboard and is easy to use. The keyboard is taking a bit to get used to because it isn’t a true qwerty keyboard. They made some of the keys different to make it easier to use the . and the @ for email. It does make it easier, when I remember I don’t have to hit the ftn key first. (that is how it was on the sidekicks and the blackberries I had.) There is an appication to update my blog as well. Still have yet to try it. There is a function to add media as well so I am going to try a voice update.

I have been trying to save up for a new file server but have been failing on that one. My main battery back up died on me a month ago and I had to buy a new one. I found a server grade back up real cheep (comparably) so I bought two, the other one for the server. So that is one less thing I will need to buy in the future however it is also money that I could have used for the unit and drives so it set me back. I also did buy a 2 terabyte drive and a cheep usb to ethernet adaptor so I did buy myself a bit of time since the current server is on it’s last leg. I do have a few things I need to put up on ebay. I have been lazy and not put them up there. I should probably do that tomorrow. Got to work on cleaning too. Hot water heater is gone and need to get the apt in respectable condition to allow maintenance in.

Not much else is going on. I am sure I will remember something as soon as I post this. That is usually how it goes. If I do I will test out the voice post thing.

Oh I have been really digging this song lately. Soo cool!

  
Mood : happycalm
Music : Soap Kills - Dub4me (Lebanon)
 Posted by at 9:14 pm
Jul 072010
 

So it has been a while. There is really nothing much to report. I have been slacking off in getting the video together. Something that I am not happy with, but I have let it lapse none the less.

I am down to the Keys this weekend. Should be fun. Need to get prepped for it and stuff. Woo hooo!

I am still working on saving for the NAS. It is slow moving. I think the mid year bonus is here soon, and the check for the 16th is pretty much bill free (minus trip costs) so that should be helpful.

  
Mood : happyexcited
Music : Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
Tv : Rachel Maddow
 Posted by at 8:51 pm
Jun 172010
 

So a bit of an update… On Tue I got rid of my extra lines and while I was at it I upgraded my phone to a Mytouch Slide. Phone bill is over $100 less once phone is paid off. That should help.

Mytouch Slide

I should be getting it tomorrow. I can’t wait. Looks like a cool phone. And it isn’t a blackberry either.

I really need to come up with $3000-$3500 fast. Anyone know what I can do? My file server is crashing on a daily basis. I am afraid I am not going to be able to even get stuff off of it when it is time to transfer files over to the new one.

Upgraded to wordpress 3.0 today on whogivesacrap and tfvc. Woo hoo!!

Oh, I saw A-Team on Monday. It was really good. I wish I had stayed for the stinger. Must go back.

  
Tv : Countdown with Keith Olbermann
 Posted by at 9:25 pm
Jun 102010
 

So today I found out what I had been thinking has been going on with my rent and employee discount has been going on. For years Bay Pointe has been lying to me telling me my rent has not included the cable part of the bill. I guess that there is a new apartment manager and he is at least acting like he is working with me. We will see how this works out . I have sent a couple of emails off to the office to see what they can do to get this issue worked out. Even if the cable part is $13 a month and it has been three years, I actually think it is more like 4 that is around $500 I have been paying for something I would be getting for free some where else. It is very frustrating. Every year it has been the same fight. Every year I have been lied to. This time around the girl didn’t even want to deal with it with her excuse being “well your rent is already going down $41 so..” It is like well I appreciate that but at the same time my employer gives me this benefit, and they have the way to pass that on to you so your not paying for that unit either so… ya. I don’t like being argumentative with people, but I want what is right.

I got my switch today.
ZyXel GS-1548
Of course it was within a few minutes before I needed to leave to go to work, so I just had enough time to unbox it and that is it. It is beautiful and big and heavy. I can’t wait to get it all plugged in and stuff. It is going to be a big pain in the ass since I am going to have to pull out my TV shelf to get to stuff and then put it back in and then once I get the rack cabinet I am going to have to do it all over again.

So apparently there is a “radical Islamic Mexican Catholic movement” going on trying to get the US border states back to Mexico according to racist teabagger in AZ….

  
Mood : happyaggravated
Music : Snoop Dogg - Why Did You Leave Me
Tv : Countdown with Keith Olbermann
 Posted by at 7:15 pm