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  • Rich 11:41 am on March 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Nachos for Breakfast 

      Nachos, the breakfast of ex-champions.
      Nachos for breakfast

      I didn’t show the cold beer because it was in my hand.

      I went out with some of the people I work with, and got home at 4am. –Then I got to drag my sorry ass out of bed at 7am so I could make it to work on time.

      Yeah, I know I’m too damn old to party with a bunch of 20 year olds. But that doesn’t stop me from trying, and judging by the number of guys near my age who were still there when we left, I’m not alone.

      So I get up and make breakfast. I’ve got tortilla chips, canned chili and cheese and my last cold Killian’s Red for breakfast, so it’s all good.

      I vaguely remember promising myself that I would start eating healthy and exercise. but my drunken self is a liar so the promise doesn’t count. What can I say? At the end of the night or early the next morning, the alcohol and impending hangover win.

      Now I’m at work hoping the coffee will help, it never does, but hope springs eternal.

      As I type this I’m starring at the company blog, knowing that I have to post something important, but with my brain on a mini-vacation I can’t seem to find the beginning.

      Okay, I’ve uploaded the photos, and I know what I need to say, but my brain is still wandering around in an alcohol induced fog..

      I guess I’ll get it done, but not until after lunch.

      One of the guys that works as an editor for told me that he has the same problem, and he gets paid a hell of a lot more than I do.

      Which is depressing. Not because he has the same problem I have, but because he works a lot less and makes a lot more.

      For now I’m living on Excedrin and coffee, and plotting the demise of one of the local easy listening radio station.

      Mother of God I hate mornings.

    • Rich 11:05 am on March 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

      Pioneer Pawn is Selling Their 1931 Buick 

      Pioneer Pawn has decided to sell that bright red, 1931 Buick parade car, that’s sitting in their showroom.
      1931 Buick

      It took several people, four wheel dollies, removal of one set of doors and the relocation of the display cases to get the beast in there and now the owners are talking about selling it.

      I guess it didn’t draw the crowds they expected. –I just hope they don’t ask me to help.

      Being a parade car, it’s allowed to have some issues:

      You can see the aftermarket radiator frame, isn’t a really good fit.
      radiator mismatch

      And this is the jury-rigged rumble seat hinge.
      rumbe seat hinge

      An interesting thing is that all production years from 1931 through 1953 came with an eight cylinder overhead valve engine.
      Straight eight buick engine

      You can see from the strip they left along the hood hinge that it was originally green.
      Almost the Leland green the British used to like so well.
      green strip

      I don’t know how bad they want to sell it. –I asked how much they were asking and they told me they were “taking offers.”

      • Rich 11:11 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

        BlockChains as a Single Version of the Truth 

        I read this description of blockchains in an article on ZDnet.

        What is blockchain: A blockchain is a single version of the truth made possible by an immutable and secure time-stamped ledger, copies of which are held by multiple parties.

        Okay, so WTF was the author on? “a single version of the truth?”

        When I read an explanation of what something is, I do not want some sort of Zen metaphor. It gives me a freakin’ headache, and it sounds like someone’s selling something that isn’t worth describing because it turns out to be an old idea.

        Okay, here’s the deal.

        From ZDnet:
        “The problem in the market is that blockchain is being used as a collective noun for the bitcoin blockchain and everything else in between, and that’s not exactly true,” says David Furlonger, Gartner vice president and fellow.

        A blockchain is like a database, but rather than a single individual/company controlling your data it’s multiple, redundant, encrypted, copies of a single instance of data spread across multiple computers. –Or something to that effect.

        Since there seems to be some difficulty with the definition of “blockchain” I figure some sales weanie will sell us what we already have at a greatly increased price.

        Read the ZiffDavis article all the way through and maybe you’ll understand it. Or wind up with a headache like me.

        Regardless of the definition, or my understanding of it, that “a single version of the truth” bullshit is pure sales pitch.

        • Rich 10:47 am on March 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

          Healthy Food from Subway 

          I’m trying for the 97th time to eat healthy. I’m not a vegetarian, I’m not cut out to become a vegetarian, but I can compromise… I think.

          Subway has a new breakfast sandwich.
          Subway breakfast sandwich
          open breakfast sandwich showing the contents
          It contains eggs, very thinly sliced ham, tomatoes, spinach, red onions and no cheese on flat bread. I don’t know for sure because I haven’t looked it up, but it “appears” healthier than their regular sandwich.

          The girls swear it’s healthy, but they’ve raised dieter’s denial to an art form.

          I’m eating as I write this and it tastes pretty good, but I still should have gotten an orange juice. It would go well with the vodka I have stashed. –Just thinking out loud.

          I’ve weakened to the point where I now allow myself two cups of coffee a day, but no espresso. I also make sure I drink lots of water, but with the daytime temperature getting up in to the high eighties, I’m jonesin’ for a cold beer.

          We’re due to cool off in a few days. When I say cool off, I mean low seventies.

          On the upside; I’m back down to 270lb –looking for 235– and I can use my treadmill for almost 20min without feeling like I’m going to die.

          • Rich 1:01 pm on March 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

            Shutting Down a Website 

            I’m shutting down a website after spending four or five months moving it up the search engine food chain.

            The guy it was built for relied completely on the website to generate leads. It’s a pity, because he’s good at his trade. Unfortunately he’s one of those people who couldn’t promote a life raft to a drowning man.

            Does anyone else remember Mohamed Ali’s famous “I am the greatest!” He said it every chance he got, until even the press started believing it and it became an integral part of his persona. Now was that, or was that not, an absolutely brilliant bit of self promotion? –Of course the clincher was that the promotion was very close to the truth.

            Some people have that gift, and folks like me who lack it do best working for other people.

            In the meantime; I’m sure I’ve posted these before, but I still think they’re funny.

            Is it just me or does he look like a super hero in training?

            Super hero pose right.

            Super hero pose left.

            Some poses should be restricted to super models.

            And finally we have our junior super hero “please don’t hurt me” pose.

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