I will be killed as soon as a working Time Machine is invented

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I know the task at hand was to write about something St Patrick’s Day, but having a German boy like my write about that would be like the CEO of McDonald’s writing about healthy eating…..

Now i have been taking into consideration that it’s been a nasty, stormy day….. barometric pressure has been bouncing up and down, Toothache and my meds are messing with me today so i am a tad manic but things i have been seeing have me in a state.

All this week all I have been seeing are social media, eCommerce and computer companies are just taking diarrhetics, washing it down with refried beans and Pepsi, pooping it into a bag and calling it “Updates” or Discontinue of Support.

I know what you are thinking. “When is the Time Machine gonna kill you?” or “Why will a Time Machine kill you?”
I guess i should elaborate.  It wont be an actual Time Machine per say but it will be a bullet from an assassin. Because soon as a working one is built, ima gonna get in it and go back and fix some things. Things that corporations will not like. My money is on either Facebook, Microsoft or eBay. Twitter or some of these other useless things aren’t large enuf to have a “this situation has to be solved “off-book” divisions”.

I don’t know exactly how it’s gonna happen….. weather it’s a Phone Box or a Silver Sports car with a Mr Coffee Glued to the back of it or a Tunnel with a 60’s look to it or a Hot Tub or a Quantum accelerator or strip naked and get into a clear spiral but the second i try to approach one it’s almost a certainty i will feel some hot lead rip thru my flesh.
If the corporate assassin is good it will be a quick head shot.
[at least that’s what i am hoping for] Because if not, god help everyone if i get into one and press the “Start Button”

I know, i know…. “What would you do that is so bad that someone would have to drop a round into you to stop you from doing it?”
OH, for starters, i would end Twitter. Yup, sorry bored housewives that found a neat alternative from cheating on your husbands…. sorry Bi-sexual tweakers and random trend-followers, Twitter gets wiped.
IRC and MIRC will get the heads up that someone soon is going to come along, steal your idea, paint it pink, put pretty flowers and birds on it and make millions off of something that does nothing.

Actually i would go back a bit further first…… i would register or copyright or whatever it is to have sole ownership to the word “Hash-tag”. “#” is POUND SIGN….. not Hash-tag….if i could find a legal way to make people disappear like they were on a Malaysian Flight for using the word “Hash-tag” i would. Owning the rights is the weakest second way i can think of to squash that stupid word.

Once i got rid of two imbecile ideas in history i would drop every dime into eBay. Yup, i would find a way to have controlling interest in it. i would let history unfold pretty much the same way up until the point where it started to go sour. then i would unload the word that would not let it turn into the 112th Congress that it is now. That word is “NO”.  The Voices Program would be much larger and diverse than it is now. The sellers program would be as level as the buyers program and anyone who use the word “Cassini” would mysteriously wind up on the side of a milk carton.
I could go on and on, but depending on the mode of Time Travel i would have notes.

Going back even further….. Would have controlling interest in Microsoft. Millennium would never happened. Vista would never have happened, XP would still have updates and their probably would be no service pack 3’s because releases would have to be tested better……. i’d let 98’s service packs slide and then use as a cautionary tale that 2K, XP and 7 will never need those unless your doctor advises that Unemployment is right for you.

I know…. i can smell it…. you are thinking again….
“But Post, if you do all these changes, we won’t be where we are at right now!”
Which is the point…… if you go hiking and you wandered off the trail into a sticker bush and thorn bushes and you have to go back to get on the nice, clean trail, wouldn’t you?

Put a hot tub in it and we are good to go!

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Around [my part of] the world in 12 photos

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So the next assignment is to take 12 photos [presumably that i shot] around the world, upload them and add a brief description.
Well, i am not as versed in traveling as my friend, Dave [who if not, has almost hit all four corners of the globe] but i have got around to some places.
[also presuming word count does not apply in this task]

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1: Gambier Place, Lexington Park Maryland.
It’s the first place i can remember. My memory beyond that is subject to pictures that i have seen but have no natural recollection of the place/time.

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2: International Speedway Drive, Daytona Beach Florida.
Spend a good deal of my early formative years here.
[for good or bad] This is a picture of Atlantic Sounds.
If you get a chance, drop in, look for Michael Toole and ask him if he can order “Jim Carroll Band Catholic Boy” on cassette. Hopefully he will remember. =)

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3: Kimball’s Ice Cream, Littleton Massachusetts.
Best Ice Cream around [at least at the time] We would go there Sundays to get Sundaes [see how i did that?] and it was the best that i have ever had.

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4: The Quarries, Fitchburg Massachusetts.
Don’t know much to say about it, was just a cool place to explore back in the day.

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5: Subway, Montreal Canada.
Dave and i went there once for New Years Eve. Probably the coolest first time adventure i went on when i went to Massachusetts. Going to Kellys for a Roast Beast sub was second, Going to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia was third.

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6: Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head Maine.
Went a few times as a kid, when my grandfather passed we donated his 1919 Essex to the museum. Cool place.

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7: Hillsborough [RTP] North Carolina.
I went there kicking and screaming. “I DON’T WANT TO LIVE IN ANDY AND BARNEY LAND!” Not long after i got there i found at the time it was RAINING technology! The BBQ was pretty damn good too! =P

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8: Almost anywhere in Mississippi.
The IBM Gun-slinging days. John had got a huge contract all over Mississippi retooling all the registers for Winn Dixie and department stores. We had to get into some unusual places to do wiring.

Costa Rica

9: San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica.
I wound up living here for a few years. Until i bought the Isuzu, i walked to work. I stopped by here almost every morning for breakfast. Spoon, is a local chain of eateries and pastry shops. Real good eats.

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10: Panama Canal, Free Trade Zone, Panama.
I went to Panama a few times, mostly to Panama City where my buddy Eddie moved to from Costa Rica. Decide once i should see the Canal and hit the Free Trade Zone to get some super cheap electronics [some were not so cheap, do homework first]

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11: Las Vegas. [Bellagio Fountains]
First time i went with my buddy Dave. I went a few times after that for eBay conventions and Poker Tournaments. Always a blast but make sure you bring cash, it ain’t cheap here.

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12: Pinellas County Florida. [This is in Oldsmar]
Been living pretty much here now. This was a pic i took a while ago where i had to paint a showroom from black to white. Thought i’d add a personal touch to it. 😉

I have been to and lived in many other places but these were the easiest pics to get and most had fond memories, so…..

Mission Accomplished…. even made word count! Rock on! =)

It seems like it was yesterday…… or 20 years ago, i can’t remember which…

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I can remember it like it was yesterday….. but it was twenty years ago today. and i have the pictures to prove it.

It was a cool Saturday mornning…… who am i kidding, AFTERNOON in march for Volusia County as we had a cold front roll in to the area.
I had just moved in with my friend, B.J. over in Daytona by the speedway. I was thinking “oh, thank god the 500 is over, no more traffic headache till July.”

My Uncle Carleton mailed me my first PC from up in Massachusetts, a solid steel Compaq Deskpro 286 with a 10GB MFM Hard Drive and a whopping 1meg of memory and a amber CGA Mono monitor.
[ We had aptly named it The DeskPig due to it’s weight and sluggish speed]

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He had mailed it to my mothers so we had to go pick it up.
So we go over and i remember my mother was not having a clear moment and asks B.J. if he would come back wearing a turban.
Fortunately B.J. is a classy guy and plays along and tells her sure.
[This is where the who Jonny Quest and Hadji jokes evolved from]

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So we hang with the mom for a bit, did some grub and then we headed back to the homestead.
Doomsie and the gang come over for the usual Saturday evening festivities.

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After fumbling and assembling, the DeskPig did not work when we got it back so i went onto B.J.’s computer……[he was rocking the 486 DX50 which was pretty tight at the time] and decided to grab some news before Telnetting in.

There was this story about how the World Wide Web was blowing up and GUI browsing was going to be the thing. All i could think about that night was “geez, seriously? typing “WWW” and using a mouse to run the net? This will never fly. Not telnetting in? Sillyness”

[In Walter Cronkite voice]
“And that’s the way it was, Saturday March 12th, 1994”

Why cant my 21 lb Grumpy Cat find missing Malaysian Flight MH370, Stop Bridge Scandles or fix eBay?

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I guess twenty first century news is just the National Enquirer of the 20th century. Lately it’s just been stacks upon stacks of either bizarre or the idiotic.

We start out with what i heard on the radio the other day when i was out and about accomplishing tasks.
A 911 call was released about how a family was held hostage, Pet Cemetery-style in their bedroom by a 21 pound Grumpy Cat.
You know what i’m talking about….. that silly looking angry cat that crops up on face book more than an episode of Duck Dynasty or Honey Boo-boo.

Apperently this cat gave the baby a smack for [what i assume] pulling it’s tail or some other annoying thing baby initiated.
Grumpy cat was not having it, and some how rustled the entire family into the bedroom and held them hostage until it’s feline demands were met.

The closeted effimine husband [a X-File on how he procreated] instead of finding an empty laundry basket, blanket, sheet, container of water, poorly designed gaudy IKEA crate or any simple way to detain his pawed captor decided to call 911 in a desperate plea for help. This became national news.

During this time a rather large Jetliner, fully fulled and filled with people with Cellphones and Tablets disappeared as effectively as a Chris Angel stunt and has not been seen or heard from for days now.

Another astounding X-File as great as the guy with the abundant amount of XX Chromosomes, this one is a stunner as well.
In this day and age, having a Jumbo Jet just up and disappear is about as realistic as bi-partisan government.

eBay….. where do i begin….. It is difficult for me not to be biased when speaking about them…. unless it is in a negative light lately, then i can can be point blank. Over the last two years they have really been shafting it to the sellers with sketchy search engine modifications, letting buyers run rampant, pushing the call centers to Syria all to get that stock up another eight of a point.

The other day it was news that John Donahue, in essence took a 50+% pay cut. At the same time, the Spring updates were released with more saddening news [at least for sellers]
The stock dropped two points over the last week. =\

To full circle this…… BRIDGE SCANDAL! Yes, this dead horse is STILL being beaten. if it can last two more weeks, you can legally call it Benghazi!

Grumpy Cat….. Let those suburban hostages go and go find jumbo jet planes, clogged bridges and slumping stock prices!

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Add New Post

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{Guess i can get away with the title because…… i’m Post! 😉 }

Well…. this WordPress task is to write something about myself.
Most who read my blogs pretty much know about me, who i am, what i am about, etc.

Funny, i can blather on an on about things, but when directed to write about something specific i tend to lock up. I guess that would qualify as “something about me”.

It’s not a Soviet secret that i love food. Same can be said about tech. I believe that both have a common theme. I like to explore.
As a child, me and my late step-brother would explore everywhere. the forest, beaches, trails. We had to see where they lead.
The second i got a drivers license, i had to go see all the roads i had passed when i was in the passenger seat.

Food was slightly different. I had a sweet tooth [shock, i have diabetes these days =P ] So it was a lot harder for my step-mother to get me to eat anything that was not Meat and Potatoes, Pizza or desert. Thank god she never gave up on making me eat the foods i did not initially like because now i love most of the foods i hated as a child because exploring new foods is now another passion.
[Some family members are sure to think of the Green Beans Story of 1970] 😉

When i was exposed to a computer back in the 80’s i was fascinated, when i had my own back in the early 90’s, it was on!
Like my Drivers License,  I had to see where this modem would take me. i had to see where i could go with it. Same with phones. When i was not using a modem to transport me, i was using phones to get into Alliance calls, VM’s, anywhere there was a destination.

I took to Diving the same way. Soon as i was certified and could go exploring without the shadow of an instructor i was checking everything out. Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Grottos, Pools!

So, here is my “Something about me” blog. I like to explore.
Even tho i am on the eve on living on this planet for a half of a century, i still like to explore. If not, i would not have my way here to WordPress to see what it is about and would not be writing this blog today.

Pats on my back….. made word count, found a good picture.
Mission accomplished.

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Mary Alice would have got a chuckle on this pic.

Global Fooling

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Sigh….. back to another exciting episode of that same ol same ol…..

So….. i get up this morning, ready to hit the Ground running, get out the door and head down to St. Pete to get some things accomplished and lo and behold it gets dark. Real dark. Like it’s gonna hella rain dark.

When this usually happens my mind immediately goes to “Implement Plan B” and that means get the stuff that has to be done inside, done. So i fall back to the basics and get a load of dishes going, load of laundry going, get “movie de jour” downloading, fold up clothes from the previous wash and bunker down in front of the craptop and get some work done.

The dishwasher gets all the way to the drying part…. no rain…. Washer finishes… still no rain…. I toss everything into the dryer….. still no rain…… dishes done, dishwasher emptied…. dryer done, dryer emptied…. still no rain….. occasionally the sun peeks out in a “Fooled ya” manor and back to the grey.

The day continues to elapse and still not a drop of rain. grrr. altho i did get a lot of house work/paperwork completed. Joy. Going outside and getting some fresh air was what i really wanted to do. Thanks Global….. warming…..cooling…. climate change, whatever you want to call yourself this week. Keep up the good? work….

[I know i once again i did not hit my word count, but i keep trying]