I have been busy dealing with unexpected surprises the last few months.
It started in July when I took my quarterly vacation from work. It was the second or third day when I receive a call from work. “Hi, you are being dissolved. Do you have any questions, comments or concerns?.” Uhh… “Feel free to scream or rant at us if you would like, we understand.” Uhh..
After I received the initial call, I was shocked and pissed. A few days later I was almost relieved it happened. The news of my job being dissolved forced me to do something I should have done years ago, find a new job.
The best part of the news is my ten year anniversary with the company was two weeks later. That meant five weeks of vacation was renewed, and I used every drop of it before I left. The company paid me the last few weeks of employment to find a new job and play video games.
On September 25th 2017 I no longer had a job, and honestly I didn’t care. I was glad to be gone.
I am not bitter about what happened, I gave them ten years of my life and it was a great ride for better or for worse. The discounts were nice, the kick backs were nice, the bonuses were decent. With that being said, it was time to go.
I tried for years to get promoted or advance my career. I networked with people, I improved my skill set, I lead successful sub teams, and I was one of the best people in the company at what I did. After every rejection email or phone call, I asked for feedback and applied the feedback towards my personal or professional growth. Unfortunately that was not enough to earn a leadership position, or an advanced technical role.
As a store manager told me once years ago when I was a teenager, “I didn’t suck enough dick”
Now begins the next chapter or my life. I have no idea where it will take me, but I move forward knowing one thing. It is going to be better then where I was. As I stated above, I am not bitter. I will not bash the company I worked for, I choose to move forward looking for the next great adventure.
So long old job, and thanks for all the fish!
After many years of *not* playing any of the Call Of Duty games, I decided to pick up both Black Ops 3, and Infinite Warfare. After many hours of playing both games I still get my ass kicked, and that is ok.
I don’t want to spend the amount of time required to play either title to be as good as some of the people who slaughter me. I have given up way to many hours to the GTA Online experience, and I don’t want to provide that kind of commitment to another game.
HOWEVER, I have spent a lot of time playing the Zombies in Spaceland map on Infinite Warfare. A theme park designed to take place in the 1980’s packed with weapons, zombies, 80’s music, David Hasselhof and a robot named N3IL who gets cranky when you punch or stab him.
I have put in more hours hanging out in this particular map failing to get very far in the movie scenes (levels leate) but still very enjoyable.
For years I had a handful of videos I made based off a section I created off this site called “Book Of Boneheads” I never completed the project and it looks like the team at goanimate nuked my work.
I would be upset, but I honestly I have the book of boneheads documents stored somewhere on my network so when I get the desire to make new videos I will re create them along with some new ones.. maybe.
Unlike millions of people in our country, I did not vote for The Donald. I do not agree with his policies or his behavior before and after the election.
Instead of jumping on hate wagon fueled by hatoraide I choose to tweet him often with questions he will never answer. (and a couple of insults but only when they are funny).
My wife’s friend was recently banned from viewing The Donalds twitter account after hitting him up with questions, etc.
For over a year or more, my macbook pro I purchased in like 2009 or 2010 has been running like crap. Partially because the hard drive is OLD and hasn’t been replaced since the computer was built. The other issue is none of the USB ports or external device ports work on the machine.
I decided to replace the drive with a solid state drive, but when I used the installation CD’s I have they would not work. I decided to image a drive from one of my mini’s that I purchased a few months prior to getting the macbook.
The image worked perfectly, but the computer would not read the drive very well. After much tinkering, and research I read a $20 cable could be my issue. I visited amazon, purchased the cable and two days later it was install.
Once the cable was installed and the new drive inserted back into the computer, it runs like a champ.
I still have the issue with the usb ports, and such but honestly I don’t care much about those issues are this time. However, it looks like I can replace the board for about $200.00. Something I might consider doing down the road, OR I will wait until tax season next year and purchase a new macbook.
Recently I stopped using facebook. I didn’t close the account, nor did I make some announcement about my departure. I just stopped. I grew tired of reading everyones input on shit I really didn’t care about.
Allow me to name off the things I didn’t care for. Opinions on politics, food people eat, where someone went on vacation, the latest news posted on the left, facebook users opinions about said news on the left, religion, or some ridiculous dispute people are having with one another that either they will never settle in person, or it started in person and wanted to attach an audience.
With that revlation, I decided there really isn’t a purpose to using facebook. It is a soul sucking cesspool of nonsense and stress brought on by people you don’t even really interact with much in real life if at all.
Earlier I posted about iTunes angriness was caused by msvcr120.dll and how I needed to reinstall Microsoft Visual Basic to fix the problem. Well that is true, it fixed ONE problem. After reinstalling all that shit and then some I dug into the logs in event viewer to see if I could find out more information about why itunes was being such a cranky asshole.
It randomly crashed, I couldn’t use the remote app on my phone, etc. So I started digging through the logs AGAIN. The more recent errors displayed, “bad interface index 22” After a little bit of digging, I learned itunes does not play well with TCP/IPv6. Once I disabled IPv6 all my problems went away.
The site was angry about something. I was too lazy to fix the problem. Lately work has work me out so much when I get off if something is broken I don’t give a shit enough to fix it. Unless someone is whining an awful lot.
Anyway the site is happish, not sure why it broke. Don’t care either. 😉
I am a big fan or itunes and the options the software has available even without owning an iDevice. Since I do, there is no reason to cover that. Since I have itunes set up on my server, I can stream music to my office, and any place in the house that supports itunes (or the itunes channel on plex).
I found a large catalogue filled with online radio stations that are, with out commercials and free! *cough Spotify* That’s right, no commercials, and I don’t have to pay for jack shit. The radio stations do not repeat the same songs, and they don’t veer off from the genre of music I choose to listen to. *cough Pandora*
I have found a few stations I like, placed them in the colum as their own playlist making it easy for me to visit the stations I listened to previously.
Of course if you have a desire to purchase streaming music, you can select apple music and gladly pay them $9.99 a month. =)