Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up (sorta?), Rants, and Ass

Ok, so I haven't honestly done much of shit this weekend.  When Friday afternoon hit, I had fully intended on being productive and even made myself a small list of shit I wanted to get done.  I thought if I somewhat planned ahead, I would give myself the proper motivation to get shit done.

Not so much....

I woke up Saturday around 10:30 AM.  Sadly this is actually sleeping in by the standards I have now with the new day job.  I'm actually happy when I wake up at this time, although it's still technically morning.

So I get up, slightly hungry, and still not able to make coffee because the fucking coffee maker is broken.  God damn handle busted and I keep forgetting to replace it.  This isn't a major urgency since I get majority of my coffee at work anyways.  Anyways, random idea hits me.  Kolaches...not just any kolaches, but those from Little Czech Bakery out in West.

This place is fucking amazing and worth the 30 or so minute drive out of town.  So needless to say I hit the road, and came back with 2 boxes full of various bakery goodness.

After that it was pretty much sitting around the house doing nothing till sometime after 2 or so, then I took a nap until like 8.  Pretty sad I know, but in my was an awesome nap.

I wanted to do some writing on +OMG!Droid but we've still been fighting with those bitches at Go Daddy trying to get the site restored after the security breach and data deletion, so that was out.  For the record, those guys have the worst fucking customer service of any host I've ever worked with (including some bottom-feeding cheap assholes that you get nothing with) and charged us $150 for them to restore the data off their backups.  Fucking serious?  Needless to say, we're switching our hosting pretty soon.

So yeah, Saturday was a waste.  The highlight of the day was watching Bellator MMA we had saved on the DVR, then UFC on Fox.

I did manage to run laundry today though, and got some of the dishes done.  Hell I even went to the grocery store, so I guess today was catch-up day for everything.  I even remembered to finally pick up a wireless mouse and keyboard for my desktop since I have it hooked up to my TV.  And yes, interwebz porn looks fucking amazing on a 1080p 37" TV.  Now I just have to finish all these damn Windows updates.

Speaking of Windows....quick /rant.
I know the gadgets were never a hugely popular feature in Windows 7.  I do sometimes use a couple of them, mainly on my laptop to keep an eye on the CPU and memory usage.  Recently I ran a  fresh install of 7 back on it and decided to put the gadgets back on.  Upon going to the gallery page to find the ones I use, I'm greeted with this big Fuck You.

What kind of bullshit is this?????  I realize that Windows 8 is your new baby you just rolled out, but fuck come on!!!  There aren't enough people even using Win8 to warrant dumping the gallery all together, much less enough people who would willingly subject themselves to that fucking piece of shit UI.  I tried it on the beta, and it's garbage for an actual computer.  So now I have to search 3rd party sites for any descent gadgets just to get the 2 I want.  It's fine if you're going to stop development or posting of new gadgets, completely understandable.  But to dump them completely?  Thanks you evil fucking cockwhores.

Oh, and I got a new lap table fucking thing to use for my laptop when I'm laying in bed, or to use the new mouse and keyboard set I just picked up.  Yes, this makes me happy.

I know, the mattress has a stupid pattern on it as most do.  Again, I'm actually doing laundry today, and those are in the washer at the moment.

And one last thing before I go to brighten everyone's day.  Here's a couple of pics of ass...courtesy of +Colie Jacks  (Twitter).  You're fucking welcome.  I forgot to actually ask in advance if she minded me sharing, but I think it'll be ok.  I'm going to go fap now....

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Just saw this from a hangout with @MoonshineBnanza

I have no words for the things that can happen in the Hangouts on Air....

Where Have I Been?

So I haven't been around to post anything since the beginning of November.  It's been a rather interesting time for me, so I was kind of zoned out for the most part.  The joys of trying to figure out what to do with life...

If you recall the last post, I got to do another episode of Rootz Live.  Little did I know that the guys over at RootzWiki would shut the whole thing down after--for reasons I don't know the details of--and that would be the final episode.  That was my 2nd time to be on the show, and both times have been a blast.  I know I'm way late in saying this, but I want to thank Scotty Brown for inviting me onto what turned out to be such a historic show.

So as most of you know, I was unemployed for a short while.  I assure you this wasn't by choice, despite how unhappy I was working at Sprint.  It's not my style to leave one employer before having another job lined up.  One thing I learned about working in account services in the site I was at, is that upper management doesn't give a shit about tenure and all the work and sacrifice you've given a company.  Nor do they care about fully confirming something happened--or exactly what happened--before they kick you out the door.  The interim sup we had at the time who had issues with me reported me for supposedly cursing while on the floor.

  • This didn't happen
  • She cussed all the time
The funniest part is they don't know exactly what I supposedly said.  It was always did I say shit or fuck?  If you're going to fire me for supposedly saying something I shouldn't have, shouldn't you know what I said?  Apparently not, as they terminated me and I lost the appeal.  So there went 3.5 years of employment, and the first time I've ever been fired from a job.  So I got a one month location, and the Texas Workforce Commission agreed that me termination wasn't by my fault or improper conduct.  That doesn't give me my job back, but Sprint was stuck paying me unemployment benefits.

Despite that, I was only down for a month and found another good job.  It's local so no 60 miles of daily driving for work, and these guys actually give a shit about their employees.  They even pay for the coffee, and it's not the cheap shit.  I'm in love, and I'll never leave.  I work mornings, weekends off, and everyone is pretty cool.

And being unemployed, I decided to grow a nice beard since I didn't need to shave anymore.  I'm happy with this.

And yes, it's a perk to not have upper management walking around daily reminding you that they're over-staffed and looking for ways to fire people.  I can't make that shit up.

Kevin and I also started doing the podcast again as of last weekend.  It was a bit of a slow start considering the vacation we took and some equipment issues, but it picked up quickly and stayed true to our expected level of humor.  You can download the newest episode here.  I always start to talk myself out of doing the show the day of, but once we get in the studio and hit record it's always like home.  I don't know why I always try to psych myself out each time.

So yeah, the time away certainly hasn't been eventful, and I want to thank everyone who during that time kept checking up on me when they realized I wasn't around much on Google+ or Twitter.  The whole getting canned thing really fucked me up in the head, along with running low on job options.  I was starting to wonder how I would get shit back to normal as I hate not working.  Much respect to everyone, and you'll see me back around in my normal capacity.

But for now it's time to pop an Ambien, get loopy, and pass the fuck out for work tomorrow.  Apparently Moonshine Bonanza is drunk and live on YouTube, so I might make a stop there first.  She's all hot and nerdy.