New September schedule

Trying a new schedule between contracts.  Just bumped everything back an hour; instead of waking up at 4pm or later, waking up at 3pm, going to bed at 7am.  It doesn't seem like a big change, but it is, allows me an additional hour to do things that require daywalker hours.  I will adjust this as conditions change.  

Woke up to the source for my livestream ( ) frozen.  It wasn't locked up, just frozen, refreshing the page fixed the issue, but strange.  

Gaming stream ( ) is working better now.  It's not as laggy as it was 24 hours ago.  Never, ever, ever, stream with OBS settings right out of the box.  

Busy evening ahead.  Filing unemployment, food stamps, and a one way video interview for work.  

My buddy Matt's power is out.  Reminded me that I need to invest into a backup power generator.  

I need my third mesh router, gaming stream is suffering quality without it.  

But first I need to work.  Get job, pay bills, get things.  There's gotta be a better way to live life.  

Wake me up in a month

That time of year again, time to post what I post every year.  Still an amazing song, and as hard as it is to watch, an amazing video.  

See everyone in a month.  

Rant mood

If you don't know what you are talking about when it comes to weather, especially when it comes to hurricane weather, take a step back, humble yourself, and learn something.  I had a real narcissistic bitch try to predict what's happening in Florida.  She said the storm will be a category 1 hurricane at landfall, at 965 mb, in Tampa.  When I corrected her, before it happened, to likely a weak category four, but certainly at least a three, with pressure at a high 930-some mb pressure by landfall, which will be near Perry, NOT Tampa, NOT a category one, NOT with the eyewall closed, NOT getting weaker.  Turns out that experience can make a difference in a thing like this.  You'll see that from this timestamp, that none of these things have happened yet, but will.  Cedar Creek will be the most affected by storm surge, but not the hurricane directly.  She was 100% wrong, I will be 100% correct.  What I was trying to turn into a TEACHING and educational moment, she tried to turn into a "who has the biggest cock" contest, which when I happen to know what the fuck I am talking about, you probably shouldn't do.  God dammit, people are fucking ignorant more and more in this world.  I tried to have, and gave respect to this person, because she's older, but when she didn't listen, and was proven wrong over and over and over again, she got butthurt, took her lack of prediction tools, and went home.  

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Debates 08/23/2023

Let the games begin.
Let the games begin.

Tonight I put the debates up on the live stream for people that are cord cutters that cannot see it.  Because I feel something like that should be able to be viewed by anyone that wants to see it, for free.  I'll be doing the same for the other side when and if they have one.  I have no dog in this fight, as everyone that is running sucks ass.  As did the debates.  But I'm a communications guy, I'm gonna get the data out there to see it if they want it.  Kinda like how TV news used to be before they cared more about money than they did getting the information out.  

Roommate is too nice, helped a person he hardly knows out, and it's gonna bite him in the ass later.  Purchased some additional cameras to compensate.  

Still no word on the new project at my existing job.  I'm glad I'm looking elsewhere, current employer cannot get their shit straight.  Frustrating for many parties, but I'm doing my best to stay ahead of it.  I'll share more once I know more.  

Water cooled CPU is chillin' at 42°C.  That's with it rendering and pumping out as well as — it's still not having to work that hard.  average CPU usage seems to be around 28%.  

Enough rambling for today.  

August 17th

Weird dreams.  Need to come off that particular strain.  

Okay, so, I have a few interviews next week, looking forward to it, not looking forward to the times they are.  Daywalkers.  

In the meantime, they do indeed have another position for me where I am, last day is the 13th, new project on the 18th, so keeping the bills paid should continue to be a thing.  I'll detail this project when and if it happens.  

This Hawaii/Maui thing, is strange.  This should have easily been controlled, emergency management dropped the ball.  Cause is "still under investigation".  They should know by now.  

Marion Record is getting their equipment back.  I hope they make their next office out of gold bricks from the lawsuit.  

New house came in across the street.  Just for kicks, checked it out, $87k for that shitbox.  Unreal how much the prices are going up.  Which is fine, adds value to mine.  

Watch for the email address domain names on a hiring process.  They are getting slick about trying to impersonate real people.  

I forgot how damn cute Kelly Packard was in Baywatch.  

She was very underrated.
She was very underrated.

This should be national news, but isn't, yet.  Maybe the news guys will catch up eventually: 

Been working on the media server a lot and getting it up to par, I need to check into my partner Plex servers and see what all they have going on.  

Posting early cuz I need to work on this PC's maintenance.  Have a good one everybody.  


I have.  Like no energy today.  After what I thought was "sleeping well".  Oi.  

I don't      like it.  

Yesterday I did a four hour long zoom call on training for a device that I will never be supporting because we are being taken off of this project and moved to another one.  So why put training hours into me?  This position is being taken over by Costa Rica from what I am hearing.  

I moved my routers and modem up above me so I can see them at a glance.  No point in having a kickass mesh router system with a nice screen if it's buried somewhere. 

Looks nice.
Looks nice.
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August 9th

Fun and fuckery.  w00t.  

Have good energy going into my shift.  So far all is going well. 

Severe is breaking out in NW Kansas, covering it on the live stream.  

Main ISP just shit the bed, backup kicked in without a hiccup.  I love it when a good redundancy plan comes together.  Set reminder to call them up at 0800 when they open and get a credit for the downtime.  

This is not a good look on you, Cox.
This is not a good look on you, Cox.

New radar product I am using I am starting to love.  Much better than RadarScope.  For PCs and Windows products, Omega is where it's at.  When it comes to mobile devices, RadarScope is still leading.  I'll continue to use both for now.  

My buddy got hammered by a FB bot for saying the word bitch in a post.  That's just hilarious.  

Marco's Pizza now has kick ass garlic parmesan chicken wings.  

Cox is back up and running.  Seamless handoffs both directions.  Impressive.  

Severe weather now in south central Kansas, live coverage mode engaged.  Still impressed with this i9.  

I need to find a way to automate the live stream more.  It's needing a lot of attention that I cannot always give it.  

Pretty sure lightning struck the front yard, it was VERY close.  

New problem.  Tech bench PC monitor is down after that lightning hit.  It's still sending data though.  Reseating the DisplayPort side of the DP to VGA cable fixed the issue, thunder was loud enough to loosen said cable.  Freaky.  

RIP Cha Cha Slide dude DJ Casper.  One of the more annoying songs ever made.

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August 3rd/4th

Fixed the power problem with the extension cord.  That's resolved.  Which is good cuz another night of no office air conditioning would have been rough the way the weather has been lately.  

UPS after plugging it into a different circuit.
UPS after plugging it into a different circuit.

New PC continues to surprise me on how well it handles everything.  

First severe weather coverage night with the new machine, and it's not even having to try to get it done.  

Next is to upgrade the tech bench PC and repurpose the old one for a buddy of mine that could use it, will likely do this on Sunday.  

My checking account keeps declining perfectly good transactions with money in the account.  This is getting old, I'm just trying to pay bills for fuck's sake.  

At this point I've been on hold for a little over 25 minutes.  Now into my lunch break.  Turns out, I have other things to do besides this.  Had to hang up to do other stuff.  

Trying again later.  They finally picked up.  No rhyme nor reason why it was declined.  

Work VDI keeps kicking me out, the struggle continues there.  But, it's happening to my entire team, not just me.  Switching from a load balanced connection to a failover setup has fixed my connection issues.  The IT department at my current position is about as useful as a stump.  

Upgrade to the tech bench PC is in progress, as is the build I'm giving to my buddy.  Had to swap around and unclusterfuck a bunch of things, but I think we're good to go now.  

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The beginning of August

So.  I woke up today to the sound of my UPS going off.  Popped the breaker again.  The combination of it being hotter out, so the window air conditioner has to work harder, and moving from a small power i5 to the new beast i9.  I'm going to have a look at the wire gauge and see if I cannot replace the breaker with a 20-amp.  

Also, the server freaked out, and changed my IP from a private to public IP.  Better safe than sorry, but was strange.  

Anyways, by this point, you would imagine I was annoyed, and you'd be right.  Then I heard, that Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee) died.  And my mood got better.  

So I realized two things today.  Dina Meyer (hot redhead in Starship Troopers) is in Star Trek Nemesis.  And Noel Fisher (Mickey from Shameless), is in an episode of The Outer Limits.  

Now I'm doing an Outer Limits marathon on NightFlight Overnight.  Still my favorite show of all time.  

Added backhaul and satellite wild feeds to the mix using IPTVnator, this will help with variety on the overnight live feed.