General Musings

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Character 10 of the 13 days of D & D Characters series.

New York City in October 2019

I am fortunate enough to be able to go to New York again this year. This year will present a unique problem. Weather. Last year it was cold and rainy. This year (while there is a 10% chance of rain as of this writing) it...

Labor Day!

Most folks celebrate Labor Day by not working. For the last several years, our company has had to work on Labor Day. Not this year. I get the opportunity to be off and write scathing articles about whatever the fonk I want. I started a...

Man Charged in Stabbing…has NO arms

Sad but true from Reuters… (Reuters) – A 46-year-old homeless man with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors using his feet, police said on Wednesday. Florida native Jonathan Crenshaw stabbed a 22-year-old Chicago man...

Great Idea!

I saw this post this morning and totally agree that this would be a great way to go with the Mac Mini. Apple could still claim that Mr. Cook’s promise is in force. Apple could offer the most basic configuration of the 2019 Mac Pro...

Fonking Shizz

I’m reading a book series called “Space Team.” The characters have translation chips imbedded in their heads that allow them to communicate with alien species. The funny part about the whole thing is that the company who created the technology doesn’t allow cursing. When it...

Pseudo Camping Trip

I’m finally taking a few days off. I’m happy that our big project is past the first big hurdle and we are now into phase 2. With that being said, I believe it is time to test some new camping gear. One of the latest...

Time for A Short Story

I wrote a story a couple of years ago called “P-5443 or Bust.” I’m not sure why I chose the name but it seemed fitting for the story itself. I’ve added the story to the short story tab above. I just re-read it and I...

What We Do When The Powers Out

We just lost power at work. The last time I can remember an outage of this magnitude was several years ago. Of course, for whatever reason I am not carrying my zombie battery.

Chuck is Back

After a few weeks of ups and downs, my friend Chuck is finally out of the hospital. He collapsed at work several weeks ago from a mild heart attack. After a few days of diagnosis, it was determined that he required open heart surgery. After...

Water Worlds

Great article in Scientific American about debate on whether life would exist or not on a world made up of water. I like the comment near the bottom of the article about comparing everything to Earth and why it is not always a good idea. “I...

Broken Links

Over the weekend, I took a trip down memory lane and decided to read the older blog posts from several years ago. Good stuff — except for the broken links. Websites come and go. I know that more than anyone and with them also goes...

A Break from The Crazy – Part II

We were supposed to have our new system up and running by now. We’ve hit a few snags and now it will be a few more weeks until we are using new software. Better to be safe than sorry, I suppose. This past weekend I...

A Break from The Crazy

We’ve been getting ready to complete a major project at my day job. This project has been pushed back a couple of times because it seems the scope was much bigger than anyone imagined. Anyone but me, of course. I remember talking to a co-worker...

Busy Times

I am not really posting a lot right now. Our major project deadline keeps getting pushed back. It is now going to be at the end of this month. Once I get to the other side, I’ll have plenty of time to get back to...

Projects and Plans

It is almost the end of February. Where did it go? I’ve moved the website over to Captain Nukko but it has issues. The kind of issues that I usually don’t encounter like missing graphics, the books I read, etc. That is why I am...

Here’s to a New Year!

I hope that this year brings everyone hope, love, and happiness. …and… …a lot of new gadgets and tech!

November/October Update

Well, this has been a pretty busy couple of months for me leading up to the retail holiday peak season. I believe the peak season starts earlier with each passing year. I’ve started to deep dive into Swift 4. I’m taking courses here and there...

Slacking

I am really slacking on posting. It is amazing how little time I get to do these types of things when I am on my regular schedule. I plan on updating the vacation posts this weekend. #mikeissuchaloser

May Update

I just realized how little I’ve posted this month. I put out a few Facebook posts and Twitter but nothing on my own website. Of course, I don’t really expect anyone but me to read this drivel anyway. I have been playing way too much...

New Beginnings

Today is the first day in several years (days off not withstanding) that I am working a “normal” shift at work. We are starting a major project that will take a least a year to complete and so I’ve had to make some adjustments. This...

TV Stand for Dummies

I am not the type of person that likes to buy things that I have to put together. I go out of my way to buy things that are already assembled. My office chair is a good example. I went to Staples and found a...

Let The Vacation Begin…

Well, the busy holiday madness is over for me. Time to catch my breath and decide what I’m going to do going forward. I’m sure you’ve noticed the big holes in posting that have occured for the last several years. As I’ve said on the...

Inflatable Rooms for Astronauts

via ABCNews… The Dragon holds 7,000 pounds of freight, including the soft-sided compartment built by Bigelow Aerospace. The pioneering pod — packed tightly for launch — should swell to the size of a small bedroom once filled with air next month.