Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lesson learned today….

Tried getting more than 4 of hours of sleep last night. And I thought it went so well that I skipped the morning cup of coffee. And I was a zombie at work. Needless to say when it came for my morning break, I immediately had a Monster. Lesson learned: caffienne is more powerful than sleep. Though never underestimate the power of sleep…

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

And in this corner....

According to the news, Donald Trump has been nominated by the Republican party. I'm not saying that as an implied endorsement. As of right now,I have not endorsed any candidate for President. But I am a registered voter. I take my civic responsibility very seriously. I have voted in every presidential election since 1992. My candidates of choice have not always been elected. It's never about vote for who you'll think will when. It's vote for who's the best qualified for the office. For who you think the country needs the most.

Speaking of being a registered voter, I was registered before I was 18. The loophole here is that while I was 17 when I registered, the election took place after I was 18. My senior year in high school, we took a class called government and society (basically civics), and a lot of it dealt with current events (the cold war ended when I was in high school). And I was the only registered voter in class (if I recall correctly).

Many things have changed since those 24 years ago. My civic responsibility has not. Yes, this fall,I will vote. And I will vote my conscience. And you should, too.

Monday, July 18, 2016

It ain’t over till it’s over…

Watching the Mariners game tonight before I went to bed. They were down 3-0 to the Chicago White Sox at The Safe. Bottom of the 9th is when the bats come alive. And Adam Lindh won it with a 3-run shot.

Say what you will about The New World Order (Mind-Control Division). But the game isn’t over until the 9th inning….

What a good day off…

I have sundays and mondays off. Usually Sunday is my recovery day from work. This is the day when I sleep in, and in general try to do as little as possible while I recover from 5 days of 16 hours oout of the house. Mondays are my errands days, and when I get ready for the forthcoming workweek. Today, I didn’t have any errands to run. So, this was an extra day of recovery. I slept in way too late. And then when I got up, I decided I wanted pizza and wings for breakfast. So, I went to Little Ceasers and got pizza and wings. And I made sure to get an extra pizza, so my roommate could partake in the heartburn and indigestion as well…

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

From an email I was writing...

I was writing an email to a friend tonight, and it just about sums up June for me:

My mother passed away on June 5th. I was the one who found the body. Per her wishes, she was cremated. A memorial is scheduled on the 31st. I've kept a stiff upper lip for the most part, but the past month and a half have been harder than I let on. Losing a parent is hard. At first the thought was not to tell you. This was my cross to bear. And I was going to take it up with dignity and a stiff upper lip.

It's been a month and change, and it still hurts. But as painful as it is, I will not let the pain darken my heart, and will learn wisdom from this. Cherish your loved ones while you still have them. For you don't know when they will be taken from you, and there is no bargaining with death...

I shall overcome....

Not to go to deeply into certain matters, but that's all I can say. It must needs be. And it is very hard to shake my mind off of certain subject of late that are troubling. I keep telling myself that I'm not supposed to have an ego, and yet I still find that which I thought I didn't have getting bruised. I keep waiting for the reply when I've never sent the message. I've tried telling myself to let it go, but it seems like it never was to begin with.

I shall overcome. Yet, I am uneasy...

Saturday, July 09, 2016

What was I doing?

Call it poor judgement. Call it another misadventure on the internet. But last night, I was looking for a .apk file for my phone. I thought I found it, but when I went to download it, instead of the file, it was a .exe file. It could be an installer, I thought, so I downloaded it. My first mistake. Then I ran it, and it downloaded another file. And ran it without my consent. Then Windows Defender started going off about detecting malware. And that was when I had the Oh Shit moment. Immediately it downloaded and installed all sorts of crap and set it to automatically run. And then it deleted all of my browser shortcut and replaced them with modified ones that would go through the malware, not the browsers. Of course I immediately tried to clean it up. Windows Defender caught the torjan horse and deleted it. And I found the hidden shortcuts, and replaced the borgus shortcuts with them. But it still had changed my startup home page, and I couldn't get a reset to stick. So I did the only thing I recommend when you have a virus: nuke the system. So now I have to start over from scratch, with a backup that's over a month old.

But there is no virus that can survive the format c: command.....

With all the stuff that's gone on this week...

It's not just Black Lives Matter. Granted that given the history of racism and discrimination, attention should still be paid to that matter. It's not just White Lives Matter. It's not just Hispanic Lives Matter. It's not just Brown Lives Matter.

It's All Lives Matter. All life is precious.  Including yours.

Any questions?

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Nothing to say...

I'm not going to comment on the shootings in Minnesota, Baton Rouge, or in Dallas tonight.

Other than to say that the bloodshed needs to stop....

Violence. Is. Evil.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

It is Wednesday...

Today is Wednesday. Tell your loved ones today that you love them. Cherish your times with them. Because when they're gone, they're gone. Death cannot be bargained with.

And also Eid Mubarak to those of you who are celebrating today.