Saturday, January 3, 2009

So, here is the link using the supplied tools to my weather page


Here's an interesting thought.....

Where did it go?

Just kidding, not really.

I hate it when that happens, that thought just seems to evaporate. Oh, came back. Maybe it's my lack of patience? Likely. It is this lack of being tolerant for the way my brain processes my thoughts. I know that my brains director went to lunch some time shortly after I was born and never came back. Therefore when information goes in, it goes to look for the director and sometimes gets to a spot I can retrieve it and sometimes it takes two weeks. I know better, but even that idea gets lost.

So here it is. On my weather site from weather underground it lists the temperature up the street as 37.4 degrees F. Then down below they add the wind chill factor the corrected temp. is now 40 degrees F.

I didn't know, wind chill could add temperature. I guess I will have to look that up. See, you tell an older person something and they will pursue it or just plain hear what you said?


This blog is the follow up to my old on TMI at Journal Space.I decided to start fresh with a new name because I wanted to start with some anonymity, but something else as well.

There is just to much information on the web. How can I possibly being anything fresh to this medium?

Doesn't matter. I'm going out soon, shopping with my neighbor and we are going to snack at the samples area of the market and purchase products that have nothing to do with what we sampled. He's better at this than I. I get a guilty conscience for tasting products I have no intention of purchasing.

Is that my introvert speaking?

I don't know, but now that I have exposed myself, I am gong to go in there and eat samples without a conscience. I feel empowered now!

I see that my ability to adapt to navigating around this site is not only my challenge.

I have read that there are others who are having some challenges navigating around this site compared to our old Journal Space blogs. Newness, unfamiliar, different tabs etc. It has some good changes and some not so good ones. I guess we will adjust.

Thinking about the responsibilities of earning a living....

Out this morning, walking my sweet Buster I once again thought about working for a living and came to the conclusion that I have always worked in the service industry of some sort. My working history started mowing someone's lawn and graduated to servicing peoples gas powered vehicles with gasoline to being a construction laborer, to a retail clerk, then back to construction labor, to property maintenance to reading water meters to going to school and into the transportation industry, fueling people planes etc. to working on airliners and finally into driving a school bus.

I was thinking that it isn't right that people make money by selling people things they don't need or people who haven't had to hurt or take responsibility for other lives and make money still. I was thinking along these lines likely because it is one of my pet peeves that there are people who are so out of touch with the struggling masses and I resent it.

Of course, I can't afford to build a mountain out of a mole hill about that subject, but I've paid my dues and now want to know, to find out if I have it in me to earn money without suffering by being underpaid for responsibility.

In other words, can I retrain to an industry that the employees make more money than just enough to get by on and save for my dreams, which by the way are relatively small.

I consider myself at the bottom of my earning curve and want to go up. I am just lost as to how to do it and still survive comfortably.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Darn, I've been mucking about in my settings again

I have no business fooling around with any of those settings without first capturing the screen so that I know what the default settings started as since I so easily get lost!

Lost, well I got it back, I had the translator on and all my words were not being translated, they were going off into space and not returning, I was not publishing.

This blog has an interesting feature, auto save. Pretty soon I won't have to enter everything, the computer will be reading my mind and automatically entering text into the processor.

Well, likely I will not live to see that day, but if I do live that long, I certainly won't have the means to purchase something so awesome as that.

Here we are on the first day of 2009 and I am talking about augmenting my brain, the most advanced calculating biological machine on the planet with calculating machine that is built by people such as myself and the ones we are using require more power, are not self contained or self sustaining and need our attention to operate. Why on earth would I want to hook up to something that is not as advanced as myself? It's likely a quandary. Thank Goodness for Oh, and once again I am struggling with my html tags. Everything in good time.

Happy New Year!

here is a little quote about the new year.

Ronald Reagan: "Common sense told us that to preserve the peace, we'd have to become strong again after years of weakness and confusion. So, we rebuilt our defenses, and this New Year we toasted the new peacefulness around the globe. Not only have the superpowers actually begun to reduce their stockpiles of nuclear weapons...but the regional conflicts that rack the globe are also beginning to cease."

Thank Goodness he didn't live to see what a mess his party pal W has done for us along with the rest of those crooks!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I still don't believe.....

I have been watching TV and listening to the radio regularly and don't believe the American business model has really attempted to change its basic premise yet or the way they are advertising.

An auto maker, GM has an ad for a Cadillac Hybrid Escalade and they are touting that the milage is 20mpg around town, better than a Mini Cooper. Well, that could be. Then they start talking about the great red tag sale they are having on a non hybrid Escalade and what? What is the point? Oh, I get it, they are eating it in the market and are going to be saddled with all these gas hog vehicles, unless you take them off their hands at a discount, of course.

Why should anyone buy them at all? Why not hold out for a price break on the hybrid model, tell them that is what is going happen or you are going down the street to buy a Lexus hybrid SUV.

The other one I don't believe is Chevron/Texaco. Or did Chevron finally absorb Texaco so much that they don't have to use their name anymore? I don't care about that. I care about how they still advertise, especially on PBS, which by the way does put up advertisements.

Chevron has this ad that has a grandfatherly sounding guy talking about how we need to pursue our energy goals in all areas. I find it quite annoying this line of ads especially since I've heard other similar ads with the same voice saying how Chevron is exploring all sorts of green energy solutions. I just think these big companies pander to the public through advertising while screwing us in all other ways. Thank goodness I haven't been drinking the Kool-Aide!

Learning curve part two

Well, I just did it deleted the other two blogs that I started in error. I am left with this one.

My low speed learning curve

here is my real first post from the blog I first created the other day and created two after that, not realizing I was creating new pages. I will delete them as I can barely manage one page.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wow, here I am.....

I have arrived! or as someone I know says, "don't be fooled, you have not arrived". So, my other on line journal is in the tank, much like the economy and I find myself needing a place to spew my thoughts because they get trapped in my brain and cause the utmost confusion for processing other important matters.

Well that's it, Journal Space is gone

The other on line journal I used to keep the server has had a fatal error that could not be recovered from and I now have to decide if this place will satisfy my need to write on line. If what I write here is enough to satisfy my urge to purge my brain of thoughts that clog it up. I just have TMI which is the former name of my old journal there......

Some of it I saved on my computer with the same operating system that js had. Most of it is just dribble anyway so I am not worried. I do my real writing really on my won hard drive and have been putting more effort into getting it right there.

My plan here is to learn to navigate this site, my page here and just put down anything that I feel I need to get out of my head.

Oh, I like that, auto save! So for now, one more cup of coffee, take the dog for a walk and hopefully take care of myself besides what is swirling around in the cesspool of my brain.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pet Peaves

Darn it. It is getting harder and harder to be nice to other drivers, not because I am getting grumpy or something, but when I am nice to them, they are so indecisive! For instance, I was on a main street this afternoon, 5 lanes, 2 on each side and a two way left turn lane in middle.

There is a traffic light ahead that is red my direction, only a few cars, can see a gap. A car is pulling from drive on other side street, indicating left turn. I motion to driver with a wave and driver waits, then backs up, turns wheels to right, turns on right turn signal, so I go. Then driver turns wheels after already proceeding forward right and ends up somewhere behind me. I'm thinking WTF? It is so frustrating to be a courteous driver because if you give them a break, they can't figure out what to do with it.

One thing we seldom do is give a break to anyone not paying attention, ie: cell phone chatting, texting, watching videos in front seat, leaning over back seat scolding children or just talking with them.

In the vehicle I drive for work, I just don't care. I have all the time in the world. If I wait for a pedestrian, there is always someone who is passing me, even if I have my hazard lights on. I tend to like now driving my big commercial vehicle that is 37.5 feet long to my 17 foot mini van.