Dave's Rants

From the mind of Dave Harris...

What a year…

Sometimes a new year is a welcome thing… After having the vertigo incident, pulling my Achilles tendon, and now my oldest cat being sick, I am ready for the year to be done. It hasn’t been all bad though. I have moved out of billing and into Linux support, have also volunteered for the program that monitors the entire corporation’s systems and acts upon ‘outages’ as needed, and learned a lot of new stuff. I am looking forward to hopefully a better overall year in 2015, even though I will be hitting the 45 mark. Maybe the downhill run will be easier. 🙂

4 years at the same job… Wow!!!

Decided to just buckle down and try to make work better.  Getting moved to Linux support has helped tons.  Not having to do Internal Support was a big help as that was most of my stress from day to day.  Position I am in now is more challenging (which I wanted) and also more relaxed at the same time due to not having to juggle 50 things at once.  Had to go back on graveyard for a while but has been worth it so far.  Have also stopped gaming nearly as much and spending more time learning Linux command line and such.

Life is better…

Motivation…

I used to do stuff.  In my younger days I would bike, walk and such.  I kept the house in better shape than I do now.  What happened to me I don’t know, but I really wish I could find the willpower to change my habits.  I tell myself I am going to do this or that at this time, then I just get to that point and want to do nothing.  I think it is because I have a lazy roommate and have gotten to the point where I don’t want to be the only one doing anything at the house and such so do nothing at all except work and play on the computer.

I think that I really need to get my own place again in the future and maybe find a companion that suits me to come over and help me be more motivated…  😀

Life…

Yeah, I have not posted in a bit…  Lots of things going on and just have not gotten around to writing here.

Woke up Friday and got a charlie horse in my calf…  Think that between it tightening and me moving it pulled my Achilles tendon giving me tendonitis…  Not fun at all having to use all my PTO to get better.

Phone interview with cPanel did not go as I had hoped.  Seems my Linux fu is not as good as needed.  Oh well.  Still putting out feelers to try and get a change of venue as I really need it.

Still really sick of people that cannot do simple things or use common sense when needed.  Is pretty bad when the whole world needs their hand held to do anything, part of the problem with becoming a more technical society.  Oh well, I still like my gadgets.

Lets see what the weekend brings.  Maybe I’ll find someone that tickles my fancy…

Hottest women in the world lists…

Okay, who comes up with these things???  Seriously, it’s pretty fucking bad to see people like Halle Berry, Megan Fox and the other overrated people on these lists.  Where are the really hot women like Sarah Rafferty, Kelly Reilly, Genelle Williams, and such?  I think that all of the people that make these so called ‘hottest women’ lists are really just trying to prove to themselves that most of the women they put on there are more than what they really are.  But hey, what do I know?

On a side note, all of the Firefly cast is going to be voicing their characters in Firefly Online…  How fucking cool is that?  😀

Oh yeah, new Mad Max looks like it will be worth the watch!

Moving forward…

Feeling a little bit better that I am not giving a fuck at work for the most part, and getting my availability out there.  Still grating on my nerves that I have to deal with all the shit at HG for now, but oh well…

Done!

Have had my fill of bullshit at work.  I will be actively looking for work elsewhere now.  Lazy people and policies that are not policy it seems have been a major part of it lately.

Communicating well…

I work in the tech support industry doing mostly ticket and 3rd party support (helping junior support agents with their issues that they are on the call or in chat with the customer).  One thing that I have noticed is that a large number of people do not know how to use or understand proper tense and case in a sentence.  I am always saying ‘noted and opened’ in relation to tickets, and the other person then goes and notes and opens the ticket.  Do they not know what the -ed at the end of the effing word means.  Past tense, finished, done, etc…  Come on.  These are people working in a tech heavy industry.  They should at least be able to understand simple things like that.  Otherwise they are as bad as a lot of the customers that they then deal with.   Let’s get with the program people!

Oh well…

Little things can cause big problems…

Was messing around with my server today and found out the hard way that little configuration issues can cause big issues.  Had one of my roommates WordPress installs not showing the theme image elements and the theme page was not showing previews.  After reverting to PHP 5.4, and other various log checking and such things, I found that it was just the face that the domain was not listed in the allow ones for hotlink protection…  /sigh

Teach me to not check that next time…

At least I have the server on PHP 5.5 now and running smoothly with no issues on the sites so far.

Back hair…

I heard this being discussed over the weekend and is something that I can relate to.

A lot of men, especially larger built ones, have back hair and hair in greater volume than smaller men.  That we should be told that we need to ‘shave that shit’ or ‘get your back waxed’ is bullshit.  If you cannot take us for who we are then you can fuck off.  I have back hair, it is part of my self accepted ‘Beast’ persona.  It is a natural part of me and if someone is that offended by it then they can go away and not come back, as I do not need that kind of people in my life.  Want to spend time with a living blanket, then I’m your man.

Just another example of how society tries to dictate what is acceptable for people.

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