Fantastical

Ξ July 24th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Moo, Road to 100 |

I got to thinking now about my life again and what progresses I have made.

One good thing I can think about is that I can judge my success on material things. I have a decent car, a great computer, a kick-ass bed, and a roof over my head. The same can’t be said for everyone.

This is an interesting concept – How do we measure success? Are material goods really an accurate assessment of success? Mr. Leisuresuit in his mercedes could be the loneliest man in the world and contemplating suicide. A scenario such as that does not sound too successful to me.

Then some may also pose the question: “Do we have to be successful?” I find that to be a retarded question. Yes, it is human nature to strive to be successful! I suppose if you MUST stray from the pack on this one, go right ahead. Mediocrity in life is one route to take.

Going back to me for a bit here, I don’t think I’m all that successful. I don’t see plans through past fruition. Take my “lose 100lbs” goal for example. Month by month I’ve really stayed around the same weight as I was before. Only now am I trying this out again since I started months ago. I do have one caveat to my original plan though. They way I’m built and my body shape I don’t think I’m going to be one of the skinny fellows. Instead I should probably do a little cardio and more weight lifting. This will probably end up giving me more muscle mass which will burn some weight off, but put more back on in the end. I doubt I can do more than I am now, but using weight as a gauge of success probably will not cut it.

I think I’ll end my thoughts here. I’m just trying to figure things out again in this silly little world we live in. I have some other ideas so perhaps you’ll see another post soon.

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When the KVM dies…

Ξ July 21st, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

You keep going.

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4th

Ξ July 20th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Moo |

This fourth I went and spent some time with family to watch fireworks, etc.  I thought I’d share one pic of my cousin Holly.  She looks like shes up to something.

Here’s another pic of my cousin Josh as he eagerly waits for fireworks to begin.

Then there is Nick who was feeling some pain…

And here as the night rolls on, their father shows them how he’s going to light up some fireworks.

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Oh BTW…

Ξ July 16th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Moo |

I’ve started a new blog.  http://mochery.com/ points to it now.  It will be more of a place to talk about techy stuff and this blog  will continue to host my random thoughts, whatever they may be.

Check it out!

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Robot Love

Ξ July 16th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Moo |

Information in the modern age is a strange monster. We have instant access to the internet and this giant collection of information and the ability to obtain answers is something that has changed out lifestyles in this day and age.

I currently work in the IT Support industry. It is a pretty fair assumption to say that I sit in front of a computer ALL DAY long. What I use it for is not only for work use, but for loading my brain with so much information that I can’t quite make out half of what I read when trying to recall later. Best thing about that is that it is still readily available to me if I have to look something up again.

With this influx of information we have the masses of people who refuse to or don’t catch on easily of where to find information. The market for this business is rather substantial. Learning the internet and its intricacies is a pretty big feat. If it isn’t a part of your life like it is mine I can see how some may have difficulties learning how to use it.

There are then the companies and people who decide to prey upon those unaware. Scams out there that to the trained eye are blatantly obvious, but to many they fall victim to the “too-good-to-be-trues.” Say you have your grandmother or grandfather using their internet. They go to a certain website and get a pop-up that asks for their e-mail. They automatically think “oh hey, sure in order to get to this website I need to enter my address.” Spammed. Another occasion is on the installation of software from prompt of a script in a website or annoying software. This is where Internet Explorer is the devil since ActiveX is evil. By all means, if you feel like having 100 toolbars on your browser, feel free.

I hear stories of this happening from friends and family. The sad part is that many people don’t understand the gaping lack of security they just introduced.

As a general guideline, I tell people “less is better” in the lines of what software you install.  For instance say you install a program for your ISP – Did you really need that installed?  Or was this just a way so they could generate more revenue by loading bloatware on your system and having you use the websites they set out for you.  Think also of a program that might appear to be innocent, downloading a downloader toolbar or a search toolbar for use on your browser.  Chances are you didn’t need it and it is most likely that will log your browsing history or bloat your browser from the resources it uses up.  Just ask yourself “Is this necessary?”   More often than not I get tired of my OS bogging itself down due to it gaining clutter over time.  It is at these times that I just wipe my hard drive and start over.

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On the subjects of advancements I’m not simply saying this is just for the “internet” alone. Technology today has advanced so rapidly to the degree that fifty years ago you would see these types of multi-use devices in science fiction magazines. I’m not stating any new revelation, just saying this as a matter of fact. My phone isn’t the most spectacular thing in the world, but this single device, if it was created over a half a century ago it would have started a revolution. Take our technological advances in the last century in retrospect. The US has only been around for 230 some odd years, but given progress of technology by the US and the world in the last two centuries leads me to believe that within this next century we will see breakthroughs that will astonish even me in my lifetime.

So cheers to progression! May we see advancement in my lifetime that I will never have believed to become a reality.  Just remember to use caution and common sense with these new tools.

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Let the sun shine!

Ξ July 9th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Moo |

So summer has finally peaked in the northwest.  We didn’t have much of a spring due to it raining the entire time so i wasn’t able to enjoy the cool spring air and blue skies.  Regardless, we went from 65 and rainy to 97 and clear sky.  I kind of want to complain about not being able to have an “in-between” season, but I guess the weather isn’t much to complain about, as it is out of one’s control.  Especially complaining about it on a blog.

As a result of this new weather though, I was unable to sleep last night due to sweating my ass off in my 90 degree room.  So that was fun getting up at 6am today for work.  But it’s friday!

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I haven’t been around on my site in a while since I’ve been really busy.  Not a whole lot of “coping mechanisms” going on here, since this is a place I like to come to rant, I suppose I’ll let you know what is up with me:

Currently I am in the running for a position in Seattle.  It is part development, part application deployment / troubleshooting.  Mostly a java / linux-unix admin position by the sounds of it.  I think it sounds like a great opportunity, but I’m not getting my hopes crushed as I have before.  Especially with opportunities I had in the bag, but didn’t end up turning out for me in the long run.

As a result I have plenty of research to do on my part.  One reason for this is I need to research what type of technologies they use and also what type of technology I might need to know to complete the in person interview I have next week with them.  I’m sure they’ll go through a series of technical questions to find out how knowledgeable I am.  Good thing I admin a linux server on the side )

Other than that I have a wedding to go to tomorrow that should be pretty epic since there is a boat ride on the columbia gorge afterwards.

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