Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

As this year finally draws to a close, it is a bittersweet ending. Once again it’s been a year of ups and downs. The good news is that’s ending on a good note.

I have made and/or solidified some friendships, got a job I can do and enjoy to eventually get off disability and become a ‘contributing member’ of society again. With all that went wrong, Grandma is still hanging in there and still with us to celebrate ANOTHER new year (this will be her 97th). So, overall, not a bad year after all.

Looking forward to 2012 – assuming the interpretation of the Mayan calendar is wrong – I have a few new video projects in the works, job is going to go to full-time w/benefits, and who knows what else is in store. For once, I’m going into this new year with a positive outlook and hope I’m not disappointed.

I wish you all, dear friends and readers, the happiest of new years, and hope all goes as well as can be expected in your lives. There will be happiness, there will be sadness and loss. This is life. But overall, may your year be blessed (by whatever you hold to be sacred).

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Ruminations and requests:

Dear friends and readers,

If you are reading we have made it through another bittersweet year. Some have gained, some have lost, and life goes on. Take time during these holidays (whatever one you celebrate) to enjoy and appreciate all the people and things you do have in your life. A good example would be just the ability to be reading this makes you a part of the small percentage of the world that CAN. #FirstWorldProblems

Whether we are friends online or in meatspace (or both) know that you are all in my thoughts today especially. Being bi-polar, single, lower-income, living with mom and grandma as (excuse the language) “house nigger”, and not seeing my daughter for the last 20 something years, the holidays can be a very trying and depressing time for me. Over the years I have grown lonely and bitter. But now, having a big, basically loving family, and many, many, various online friends, I am no longer so bitter and lonely. Through years of therapy and medication I have learned how to handle the mood swings reasonably well. So thank you to you all for looking past the BS and still being my friends.

I hope you all are enjoying your holiday and that life treats you well. If you wanted something, I hope you got it.

For the new year, I promise to be the same smart-assed, friendly, filthy, offensive, disgusting Doctor you have grown to know and love. If not more so. Please use the comments section here, or contact me via email with your questions about men, women, relationships, well, basically ANYTHING, and I will post NO BULLSHIT, UGLY TRUTH, answers here.  Keep in mind that nothing will be meant personally and sometimes will be said jokingly, but will always be HONEST. I have 53 years of experience to share with those who want to know what to really expect out of life. I’ve had more jobs, and more ups n downs than most people, and can offer my ‘unique’ perspective on life. I think this could be a fun thing to do, and make for a very interesting blog, so please contribute and share.

All I want for Christmas is for you to watch my video, give it a thumbs up and/or comment, and maybe even subscribe to my channel as I have more videos in the works as I type this. My channel is

Now, watch and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bit off more than I can chew?….

   I can’t say a lot about what’s going on, but I got myself involved in a project that has ended up driving me nuts! All I can say is I’m making a video. Program has crashed twice doing simple procedure and getting it working again properly is proving almost impossible. Which is strange, as this is professional level editing software. Luckily, I also have the prior (not as advanced) version of the program and it seems to handle to process flawlessly.

     The problem is that I am QUICKLY running out of time. Gathering the required clips, editing them down, then finding the right transitions and effects to use, not normally a problem, but this damn “work” thing is really getting in the way. Not to mention 2 MANDATORY Christmas parties to show up at.

To the person in charge of this project: If you are reading this, don’t worry, I made a promise and I intend to keep it, but I have a few minutes here to blow off a little steam while waiting on a conversion….

On the plus side, I’m too fucking busy to get depressed over the holidays this year!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gimme my 4G dammit!

Okay, I'm giving in. I love Sprint, don't get me wrong, but they STILL aren't even close to giving me 4G in this area. I'm not going to pay what they want to buy a mobile hotspot and it's associated fees and caps. And, turning my phone into hotspot is same limitations in speed and data caps.

So, long story short, I looked into T-Mobile's 4G coverage in my area (great), and plan pricing (fair, unlimited with throttle after 3GB but that's okay). I got myself mobile hotspot and plan - we shall see how 4G actually compares to 3G for loading my maps and stuff during the day. It comes tomorrow, so report will arrive soon.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It’s Friday! Is it really? Because it sure doesn’t feel like it…

It’s been one of those days…

Not a bad day out driving. The sun was shining through the clouds and the traffic actually wasn’t too bad for a Friday (as long as I stayed away from the malls). But the problems started after work. Went through hell trying to get clients karaoke database restored and working. Then when I come home, I find out MY computer decides its doesn’t want to connect to my network printer anymore. I uninstalled some shit, then reinstalled the printer and it seems to be working, but I’m a little concerned. Was there a corrupted driver, or did that virtual machine I installed have something to do with it?

I’m thinking I may spend the weekend doing a wipe/reinstall, just for the hell of it as I have been doing a LOT of experimenting with software and settings and may have inadvertently frakked it up myself. Also, now that I have decided to make this my “main” computer, and the desktop my “powerhouse” work machine I want to redo the setup and possibly the OS anyway. And it will give me an excuse to ‘be busy’ and unavailable for mom’s little shit. In fact as I write this entry, my mind is getting made up. Now the question becomes whether to start tonight and pull an all-nighter, or go to bed and start in the morning.

I haven’t seen any comments or questions yet, so I don’t really have a topic for today. Guess I’ll just have to come up with some rants and see what happens. Do you have any burning questions about life, relationships, or really just about anything. I guarantee I have an opinion. Just leave any comments and/or questions in the comments section or email me direct if you have it.

Good weekend everyone.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1st 2011

It’s been a long day. Did quite a bit of driving, long runs. I like it that way. It gives me lots of time to listen to my podcasts and stuff. It’s really nice to have a job where I just get instructions of what needs to be done and then I’m just ‘let loose’ to get it done. No one looking over my shoulder all day, no pressures, just have to deal with all the other ‘idiots’ on the road – especially in bad weather. Today however, was a beautiful day and traffic wasn’t too bad.
What also is nice is that the boss is constantly being surprised by what I actually am capable of doing. After working for him for almost a year, he just now realized that I have a chauffer’s license! Or that I knew how to work a power saw. I literally had to pull him aside and say “I’m 53 years old, bi-polar, job-hopper. There isn’t much in this world that I DON’T know how to do (or can learn quickly).” From what I understand, he’s just not used to someone with an actual brain in their head. <insert chuckle here>
Right at this moment I am testing two things. 1. Testing the setup of Live Writer interface with Blogger. 2. Testing the tether to my phone now that I have it rooted and don’t have pay to my un-named cellular carrier even MORE money for “unlimited” data. So far, both seem to work fine.
Now, it is late. I think I shall call it a day. Nothing really exciting happened today, but need to make notations anyway.
Thanks for reading.