Monday, May 30, 2011

Has the holiday weekend made everyone stupid?

Or just made me more aware of stupidity?

Saw a lot of emergency vehicles on the road on my way to work tonight. Saw a lot of cars not getting out of their way. Note to stupids - when and ambulance, firetruck, or police car is coming toward you with its lights and sirens on, get the fuck out of its way. If you can't do that, please remove yourself from society.

Due to the emergency vehicles on the road, I rode my bike on the sidewalk instead of the bike lane. This was getting rather annoying because people were not getting out of my way. Yeah I was asking to much. I know. If people can't pull their car over to let an ambulance through to save someone's life, why should I expect them to take a step or 2 out of the way for me.

Work tonight was just one nitwit after another. Too many cases of it to list. Co-workers and guest alike. One fuck up after another. And busy. Way too fucking busy. To the point where I got 2 hours behind on my work from the constant nagging. And as I was slowly nipping away at the work between guests, as usual, I was finding mistakes. I've seen it a lot worse though. And they were probly as busy as I was, so that excuses some things. Others, not so much.

I'm stressed. I can't wait for it to be over.

How has your weekend been?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Really WTF people?

I really detest it when my work day starts with me being busier than a gay prostitute in a room full of conservative Christians.

Yeah that is so going to be added to the list of reasons why I'm going to Hell. Maybe I'll get some hate mail. That would be cool. Anyway.....

But my night at work did start off pretty busy and the guest interruptions have been pretty steady. In addition to my audit tasks, I have pyroxeres to mine, forums to troll, youtube videos to watch and comments to post on facebook. Really, I just can't be bothered.

And who the fuck that is staying in a hotel in a small town needs an ATM at 4am?

And why do people always get angry when I ask them to show ID for a new room key? Next time I'm giving a random homeless person a key to their room.

I had other plans for this blog, but it seems they veered off in another direction.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ever have one of those days....

Where all Hell has broken loose right at the same moment the shit hit the fan?

Sounds like the beginning of my week and the start of a holiday weekend. Yeah that's what it is. I think maybe it's time to recall the job hunt. Not because of the holiday, I just have things making me crabby. And I'm not discussing it here, people I work with read this. So it messes with their heads more this way.

My girlfriend recently purchased/downloaded Torchlight for the XBox. Very fun and cool game. It's a lot like the Diablo games. Kill monster, get bacon. But you get a pet. And your pet can run stuff back to town for you and sell it. And you can enchant things, repeatedly even. Even set items. And there's guns. Guns that never run out of ammo. Try it out. If you like Diablo, you will probly like it. And if you do like it you should reward me greatly for telling you about it.

Here's some advice for you EVE Online players. High DPS PVP fits are pretty useless on missions. On the other hand, a Brutix that pumps out over 600 DPS is just epic.

This is turning in to more of a gaming blog. Maybe that's what I should have done in the first place.

Monday, May 23, 2011

So since it's not the end of the world, let's talk more about video games

Today we downloaded the latest DLC for Fallout New Vegas, Honest Hearts. So far, I like it. interesting new storyline, weapons, weapon mods, and crafting recipes. New things to kill too. I haven't gotten that far in to it, really I haven't gone through the Northern Passage and instead I watched my girlfriend play, but one of the things that I see that I'm liking is the Tommy Gun and the M1911. Which means when I go there, I'm going to switch from playing cowgirl (shotguns, revolvers, repeaters) and go old school Mafia style.

Something amusing I saw when I was playing today. If you get Rex, The King's cyberdog, as a companion and have Wild Wasteland turned on, talk to him. What happens is kinda funny. I'm not giving it away. You gotta try it yourself.

In other news, I've encountered some annoyance in EVE Online. It seems that PVP has found it's way to hi sec mission sites. I was ganked the other day by a very well put together gang. The knew what they were doing. I didn't until it was a bit too late. A frigate warped in to aggro me, once I started shooting, support arrived. There were even Orcas there to provide gang assist, along with all manner of shield boosting. Impressive really. Nothing I was prepared for. For anyone playing this that has never played EVE, there's a big difference between a good PVP and a good PVE fit. I'm toying with taking a high DPS PVP ship on missions from here on, but I'm not sure how well it will handle missions. Another thought I had next time I see someone warp in to my mission site is aggro every NPC, then warp the fuck out. If I do it fast enough, the would be ganker should get eaten by NPC's.

The ship that I lost, a full tech 2 fitted Myrmidon, was pocket change to me. I made more than it was worth in the last few hours on selling stuff I produce on the market. I have other Myrmidons as well. So no major loss. I'm more annoyed that gankers coming in to mission sites seems to be a pretty common thing.  I expect this sort of thing in low sec. Heck, if it doesn't happen in low sec, I think something is severely wrong in the world. Though if this does keep up, I might have some serious baiting opportunities.

And I'm still threatening to make youtube vids. I really want to. Another thought I had tonight, can anyone recommend a good video capture device that connect to the USB so I can use it on my laptop?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Oh come on, it's not like it's the end of the world. Oh wait....

So May 21, 2011, which is very soon at the time of writing this, is going to be the rapture. You know, the day Jesus comes down and picks up his faithful followers and the rest of us get 5 months of Hell on Earth until the Judgement Day.

Hell on Earth? I don't know about you, but a world with out puritans, fundamentalists, evangelicals and Bible thumpers sounds pretty sweet. Can they take the other religious fundamentalists as well? Just leave the planet to the atheists, agnostics, heathens, pagans, satanists and whatever else is left and after we are done looting, we will straighten this planet right out. Seriously, think of all the problems that religious fundamentalism has caused. No think of a world with out it.

That being said, I want it to happen. Heck I want to be able to walk down the street in my best drag or whatever the fuck I feel like wearing that day and not have to worry about if I'm going to be attacked or told I'm a pervert or something. I want to be able to enjoy all the legal benfits of marriage with whomever I choose to marry regardless of gender. I want science to progress unchallenged and unrestricted. I want education not to be determined by what Bronze Age myths conflict with it. I want to experience freedom. Real freedom. Freedom from the medling of religious fundamentalists.

Or better yet, I want people to realize there is no god. There will be no rapture. No judgement. No Heaven. No Hell. Push all this aside and work for the betterment of the human race.

Yeah, like that is ever going to happen....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Woman Indicted On Hate Crime Charge In McDonald's Attack

A woman involved in an assault that was captured on a cell phone and went viral online has been indicted on hate crime charges.
The office of the Baltimore County State's Attorney said Teonna Monae Brown, 18, was indicted Monday on charges that included hate crime and first- and second-degree assault. A female juvenile faces the same charges, the office said.

Police said Chrissy Polis, 22, was attacked inside a Rosedale McDonald's restaurant on April 18. The video, recorded by an employee, was posted online later that week and quickly went viral, garnering thousands of page views on various websites.Police said Brown is also accused of attacking a woman who tried to help Polis.

Watch the video that is in the above like, the quotes from the defence attorney are priceless.

Fucking research agent made a liar out of me.

So they do make you run missions. Like courier missions 2 jumps deep in to low sec.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

So yeah research agents in EVE

They have you do research.

Not adventurous at all. Easy though. Talk to agent. Pick tech. Move on. That's really it. You earn research points that you can turn in for datacores. Datacores are used in making Tech 2 blueprints. Like everything else, they get bought/sold on the market. Cool. more money making. Oh yeah, you can only research one tech at a time unless you train Research Project Management. Then you can research one more per level. Great, another skill book to buy, another skill to train.

So no missions, mining, trading, killing or moving stuff. Just something that runs in the background while you do other stuff.


So I was riding my bike to work, like normal, and I feel a few raindrops on my head. So I panicked. I stopped at a gas station. They didn't have a payphone, but the guy there was kind enough to let me borrow the phone. I called Yellow Cab. The dispatcher on the line wanted the address of where I was. I didn't know it. I gave him the intersection and told him I was at the Hess station. Not good enough. He told me he could not send a cab to a corner and needed the address. I was like WTF? Really? I told him I didn't know the address. The guy that worked at the gas station didn't know the address. I mean what kind of a bullshit cab service can't send a cab given an intersection and the name of a business? It's not like I mailed myself there. Of course I don't have the address. I couldn't even tell you the address of where I work with out looking it up. Seriously. The dispatcher was actually asshole enough to tell me not to call back until I had the address. I stepped outside to see if it was printed anywhere on the outside of the gas station. While I was out there I also saw that it wasn't raining. So I chanced it. Got to work dry but the wind was a bitch.

I'm fucking pissed with Yellow Cab. Not being able to send cab to an intersection is bullshit. The dispatcher's attitude was even more bullshit. I mean seriously. And it was a pretty major intersection too. I'll use a different cab service from here on out if I need one. Also, being that I do work at a hotel, when a guest needs a cab, guess who I'm not calling.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Well since I can't play EVE tonight, let's talk about it

Wireless internet at work is slow and pathetic tonight. It's making EVE lag way too much so I'm not going to bother. I'm also staying away from youtube as well. I'll only get frustrated.

Well I haven't started making videos of it yet. Ran in to some slightly more important issues. Shit happens.

Anyway. I currently have my main character training on a short list of science skills. I want to try some missions with a research agent and see what comes of it. I'll be ready for that in a couple of days. I have some blueprints that are being researched and those should be ready in about a month. In the mean time, I'm mining, stockpiling resources, selling stuffs on the market. I got to make back what I spent on skill books. And what I gave my alt, but she's another story. I'll get to her later.

I'm still looking to replace my Dominix. I got the ISK, just haven't gotten around buying it and fitting it. Haven't been missioning either. Mostly mining and an occasional bit of complex raiding. I like using my Ishkur for most complexes. I take the Myrmidon on the more difficult 'plexes.

My alt has been getting some use and some training. Recently picked up a Vengeance. Fitted it. Took it on an Amarr kill mission. I have to say, not bad. I'm liking this one. I think I'll like it better with more proper skills. So much I need to train and it sucks that EVE doesn't allow more than one character on the same account to train. But even with a limited set of  the Vengeance is still epic winsauce. I also recently picked up a Thrasher that I plan on ruining someone's day with.

As soon as I can, I will make some videos, I promise.

I like to dance, this is why I'm so going to hell.

I just have to share it here.

I really have to ask, do people honestly believe this nonsense? Can they be declared as having a mental illness if they do?

So bin Laden had a porn stash, so what?

Why is this news?

I guess it's one of those interesting "fun fact" kind of things. As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't make him any more or less of a mass-murdering fuckwad.

Kinda funny, I have not seen an article that specified what kind of porn it was.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Just wanted to wish all the mothers a happy mother's day.

Especially my mother, though I don't think she reads this. Still, she's been through a lot. Aside from putting up with me for the past 34 years. I'm thankful to still have her here.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Catching up, multi blog, multi rant

Well for starters I was checking on the latest on the Chrissy Lee Polis case. If you missed something, she's the transgender that was beaten in a Baltimore McDonald's. I found this article.

Transgender advocates see McDonald's beating as a turning point

School kids call Catherine Hyde's teenage daughter "freak" and "pervert," or "homo." She's forced to change for gym in a closet and use the teacher's restroom.

Hyde knows her daughter, who was born male, has had it easy in a world where transgender people often lose their jobs, go homeless and suffer beatings.

Yet after a brutal assault at a Rosedale McDonald's on another young transgender woman, she sees hope. Hyde, and others in Maryland who've in the past failed to persuade lawmakers to enact a law designed to protect transgender people, believe the attack and the attention it's drawn to the state will finally spur action.

For starters, that's something no one should be forced to go through. It's like this individual, that looks like a rather attractive young woman to me, is being forced to live like some sort of a second class citizen if not a total freak because people just can't bring themselves to understand. Why is it that people cannot see that issues of gender and sexuality are not a simple black and white absolute? Is it really that difficult of a concept? Maybe I understand better because I have been living with it.

Secondly, Why did it have to take someone getting severely beat for there to be a "turning point"? If anything, I remember seeing transsexuals on the Phil Donohue show back in the 80's. I mean really, people should be used to and over this by now. Why does someone have to get beaten for the world, or at least the United States, to see that transgenders are people too? Well it did take a riot to get the gay rights movement started. And what's up with that? Are riots and beatings what it takes for change to happen?

I think Depeche Mode's People are People is in order here. Fucking won't let me embed.

In other unrelated news, my efforts to lose weight resulted in giving me a prime ass-kicking recently. I severely over did things this past Tuesday. Oddly enough, part of me wants to do it again. Maybe I'll step it down a bit.

In even more unrelated news, my financial woes are being worked through. I'll straighten it out. Then I'll fuck it up again.

Was there something more? Yeah, Mother's Day is coming up. So get your mom something nice.

I really had more in mind when I thought up the title of this.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

You know I'm terrible with my personal finances?

Yeah, lousy I tell ya.

And I don't make any money off this blog. I should, people read it. I guess not enough. I can stand for a bit more cash flow. And I have this tip jar thing that never gets used. It goes right to my paypal account. And, well, I could seriously use something in it.

Bin Laden is dead, so now what?

That's what I have to ask, so now what?

I'm waiting for the newest line of conspiracy theories to come out. I'm waiting for the next international boogeyman to come along. I'm waiting to see what happens next.

I have to give him this, hide and seek world champion. Seriously, damn near a decade.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Transgender beaten in a Mc Donald's while people watch and film.

No doubt you have heard of this by now. Kinda old news but I wanted to say some things about it. 

A video of a vicious beating at a Baltimore County McDonald's restaurant went viral Friday, garnering hundreds of thousands of views on websites and prompting the fast-food giant to issue a statement condemning the incident.

The video shows two women — one of them a 14-year-old girl — repeatedly kicking and punching the 22-year-old victim in the head, as an employee of the Rosedale restaurant and a patron try to intervene. Others can be heard laughing, and men are seen standing idly by.

Toward the end of the video, one of the suspects lands a punishing blow to the victim's head, and she appears to have a seizure. A man's voice tells the women to run because police are coming.
The police report does not provide a motive, but quotes one of the suspects saying that the fight was "over using a bathroom."
"Definitely an hate crime"

"They said, 'That's a dude, that's a dude and she's in the female bathroom,' " said Chrissy Lee Polis, 22, who said she stopped at the Rosedale restaurant to use the restroom. "They spit in my face."

A worker at the restaurant taped Monday's attack and created a graphic video that went viral last week. After the video garnered hundreds of thousands of views on websites, McDonald's issued a statement condemning the incident, and on Saturday the worker who taped the incident was fired.
I've seen the video, it was rather horrifying. I refuse to post it here but you can find it on youtube. Not because of a transgender being beaten, but because the only person that stepped in and tried to stop it was an old woman. An old woman that got punched in the mouth. Everyone else there watched, laughed and one person, an employee of the Mc Donald's, filmed it. What kind of a depraved sicko stands by and watches another human being get beaten or worse yet, films it?

And why did she need to get beaten for using the bathroom? So what if she's a transgender. Not that it really matters, but she was post-op and the state considered her a woman. What bathroom should she have been using?

Admittedly, I'm most annoyed that most of the people present did nothing. Transgender or not, the victim was a human being, isn't that enough of a reason to come to her defence?

I've got another issue with this here. How many times does one have to get beaten, raped even, before they learn some self defence and/or start carrying a gun? I'd have to look up the gun laws in Maryland to be sure, but I think that would have ended a little differently had she been armed or at least defended herself in some way.

I feel badly for her. This kind of shit should not happen to anyone. I mean that could have just as well been me or my girlfriend. Save for that either of us could defend ourselves. Admittedly, I may have also gone completely psycho on the cameraman and the by standers as well.