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Category: General
Posted by: modi123
How is it, in this day and age, that to get a basic smart phone and package it'll take my $50/month and nearly double that to $80 some a month?! That's just with the ol' Sprint folk. FFS - Verizon would ask that I fork over $100/month!

What.
The.
Shit?!

Do people gladly do this? Good golly Ms Molly.

2013.09.16 (23:04): First chapter done..

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
Over a course of multiple hours I finally reviewed, commented, corrected, etc the first sixty page chapter on 'Agile' for this MS tech review side work. If it is sixty pages per chapter, and there's slated to be five hundred and fifty some odd pages, then I am 1/10 chapters down.

(un)Fortunately the second chapter arrived. Hopefully a bit more cohesive than the first (which broke down towards the end and shoehorned in a bunch of junk).
Category: General
Posted by: modi123
I tell you what - driving home at 3am and being one of the only two cars on the road.. windows down.. tooling around at 35-40 mph... and having some good introspective jams on as you admire the rain soaked roads in the street lights and nature smelling all sorts of clean and wet is hard to beat.

That... that is one of the reasons why I don't mind helping close up shop at the 'Box. That sense of distance traveled, wind in the hair, Jeff Buckley/Alice in Chains/Radiohead off the Zune, and a job well done is a stellar high. Time to think and not be overly depressed by the conclusions; just an occasional juke of a deer or three.

.. like ponder the odd and cumbersome scene at my godson's first birthday where I was on the couch.. Mountain Dew in hand.. and I just panned the scene of the room.. most of the folks faded to gray, but my friends - their families - were super imposed on a event (pseudo similar) say fifteen years ago is crazy. I can see clearly the youngins we were with the world bright and full of possibilities, and now see those same people grown, careers in hand, with loves ones they have married, birthed, or took into their lives. It took a force of will (and a raw cheek) to not tear up knowing the unknown of 'back then' turned out pretty fucking nice for most of us now.

This evening was Pop's birthday at Big Freds. A nice evening of one sister, her husband, and two kids, Pops and his Wife, and the youngest and her hubby. After all this time it is... touching.. to see shit gel finally; with everyone. Bitter ephemeral animosity is either hidden better or let go and we can all enjoy some 'zza and mediocre service in the name of Pop's b-day. Though that fucking mule-slow vendor hadn't produced my iPad mini so that's up in the air. The pitched in gifts were hysterical in their immediate uselessness but promise of future tech.

... then tonight it was a four hour stint at the 'Box with the Sea Captain (who was in town for her aunt's second wedding). The stories she tells, the secrets she confesses, and the goals she has are quite remarkable... Very much a "I have a load to get off my chest and I need someone to sound post against it" sort of night. It is nice to know she would call - of all the folks in O-Town she knows - me and just hang out. At least another person who minds if I suck air in this world or not.

Ha.. that was more melodramatic that it should have been, but there's a nugget of truth to it.

2013.09.12 (14:01): Goose bumps and an assault..

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
I just want to state that listening to the interstellar audio from Voyager 1 I had goosebumps.. similar to hearing the audio from Mars.

Also - after listening to NASA heads chatter about plasma, magnetism, and slowly shifting off instruments to get enough juice to last longer than seven years I haven't been able to stop smiling. What a crazy ass achievement. Maybe I am not too old that I can't go work for the JPL.

Oh, and Monday - during a lull in the rain storm I was taking out my trash and a damn toad jumped into my apartment and promptly went on a merry hide and go seek game under my furniture and belongings. Being the placement of this toad by my door and the fervent hops into my abode I was certain my home was under an assault.

As it was - the toad was captured, scolded, and flung out into the rain and wet grass.

Stupid toad.

2013.09.06 (10:19): Techno Female Vocals v1 and v2..

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
Thank you for those!

2013.09.05 (14:52): Into the breach, meatbags!

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
So long Futurama! Your last handful of episodes were touching, but that last had all the needed feelz (and what not).

Thanks for the memories and laughter!







MOAR!

http://imgur.com/gallery/eTF6k


Branniganís Law is like Branniganís love, hard and fast



2013.09.04 (10:44): In mentoring news...

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
It seems Nate-dawg may not be my mentee. The lady left-in-charge-while-my-point-of-contact is out having rugrats passed my concern up to the food chain to the school district's coordinator. That escalated quickly.

As is she was having paperwork issues determining who was active, who wasn't, etc. It seems Nate-dawg was not registered as active and it is unclear how his name came up to be paired with me. Oh joy.. bureaucracy at its finest!

It would be interesting to wrap up this loose end with the 'Saga of Nate-Dizzle', but I wouldn't want to rock the boat and screw up a.. junior's? senior's? course too much.

2013.09.04 (01:06): We all just hum along....

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
Well that was.. interesting. A night of karokee quickly switches to rearing an ugly green monster.

*sigh*

Bricks... walls.. must construct them higher.