Kick ass

Forgot all about this: https://kickassapp.com/ 

Last time I saw this, it was 2007.


Moderating and taking care of live.pirillo.com and twitch.tv/makerdeck has been fun and exciting.  I'm definitely getting into the 3D printing space in due time.  

PirilloVision/Lockergnome — live.pirillo.com
PirilloVision/Lockergnome — live.pirillo.com
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Sunday

Day three of a unique three-day weekend for me.  Unsure on what to write about.  

Finances are still the same and really suck right now, hoping to resolve this, this week.  

I had a little to drink on Friday, for the first time in years, it was nice to see that I could drink and keep it under control.  

A close friend of mine came to see me this weekend, made me smile, thank you.  :) 

Everything is still in a holding pattern until more funds come in.  

ETA for the vehicle purchase has been pushed out to early April.  

Overall, a decent weekend.  Currently 76°F out.  

Now back to getting shit done.  

The Rules On Bar Etiquette

1. Be a regular at more than one bar. It’s a good hedge.

2. Be patient. There’s no line to get drinks in your refrigerator.

3. Drink where your wallet is comfortable. When it doesn’t matter how much the drinks cost, it’s always Happy Hour.

4. Never ask for a ‘good pour.’ That’s asking for something for free, and bartenders can get fired for that. If they like you, they’ll hook you up.

5. Never park in front of a bar. 

6. Don’t ask to transfer a tab to the dinner table. Settle up so they get the tip. 

7. If you’re having more than one drink, throw a card behind the bar. You can always settle the tab in cash at the end of the night.

8. Don’t get drunk on beer when you’re trying to pick up girls. 

9. Don’t treat a bartender like he’s just some guy waiting until he finds a real job. The bartender at the St. Regis has a Range Rover and a beach house.

10. Always tip more than you should. Tipping at a regular spot is also a sound investment.

11. Don’t whistle, snap, yell, or wave money.

12. If you want to buy a woman a drink, ask her permission. If the bartender has to say, “This is from the guy who didn’t have the balls to approach you,” you’ve got no chance.

13. If you are having friends meet you out, clear your tab before they show up. It’s not cool if they end up paying, but more important, it’ll make you look like the drunk that you really are.

14. Do what you want to do, not what people expect you to do. If you want to put ice in a Pinot Grigio, go for it.

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Craig

Personal opinion, the best late-night guy out there.  I genuinely love this guy.  

That's it.  That's the post.  

Updates

AT&T shit the bed yesterday, that was fun.  There's a reason i don't use them, folks.  

Got the Xbox hooked up to streaming, so now to update all of the links: 

http://xbox.mikemathia.com for when I stream on that

http://live.mikemathia.com for the 24/7 weather stream

http://kick.mikemathia.com for the backup weather stream

http://radio.mikemathia.com for the radio station.

And http://mikemathia.com for everything else.  

3D printing stream coming next.  

Data Breaches

There are some fairly simple, immutable truths that each of us should keep in mind, truths that apply equally to political parties, organizations, and corporations alike:

-If you connect it to the Internet, someone will try to hack it.

-If what you put on the Internet has value, someone will invest time and effort to steal it.

-Even if what is stolen does not have immediate value to the thief, he can easily find buyers for it.

-The price he secures for it will almost certainly be a tiny slice of its true worth to the victim.

-Organizations and individuals unwilling to spend a small fraction of what those assets are worth to secure them against cybercrooks can expect to eventually be relieved of said assets.

President's Day

First time in a long time that the Daytona 500 was pushed out a day.  I'm glad it was, it was pretty exciting to watch.  

Eight laps left to go.
Eight laps left to go.

Just learned about this: https://www.verizon.com/business/solutions/public-sector/public-safety/

If you are a first responder it might be something to look into, as a competitor to AT&T's FirstNet.  

I've been working on leveling out my energy levels and being more productive.  

Post Valentines

No Valentine for me.  But I also didn't get a groundhog on Groundhog's Day, so there's that.  

Watching Morbius over at movie night, here.  The movie is growing on me.  

Windows 2000 was 24 years ago today.  I need to get my Wayback PC up and running while I still can find the tech.  

The furnace is fixed, thanks to my friend Ken.  It looks like every two or so years I will be needing to replace the igniter unless we can figure out why it keeps going through them.  

Finances might be fixed soon; we'll see how it goes on Tuesday.  

I'm very thankful for everything that I have going on at the moment, and I am trying to be patient for this next step in life.  

Until then, I am trying to stick to a schedule, get some routine in my life.  Like writing a little something in this a little bit every day.  

Adulting

I'm learning more and more every day that life is all just hurry up and wait.  And jump through as many hoops as possible before you, just, die.  

Heater broke.  A person that normally would replace the flame sensor, nowhere to be found.  So, we're going to freeze tonight.  And tomorrow night.  The people I once thought was reliable are becoming less and less so.  I cannot afford to have a business come out and fix it.  

I'm becoming financially backed against a wall, with a potential solution that is taking forever to implement.  I'm trying to be patient, but instead I am getting increasingly frustrated.  I'm grateful for the solution, but shit's going to start getting more shut off here while I am trying to be patient, and it turns out I like surviving.  My lack of patience with this is only amplified with the lack of heat.  

In the meantime, I guess I'll keep looking for more contracts, and keep being stressed out.  Story of my life.  I want more.  I want better.  

I'm starting to remember why I started drinking in the first place.  I'm holding off on starting this back up, but I'm not sure for how much longer.  

What a shitty fucking day.  

Oh yeah, happy birthday, dad.