If The People Rittenhouse Shot Were White, I Bet He Would Have Been Convicted

Liberal thinking and knowledge of “the facts” at it’s best.

I used to build and repair computers for folks. Got out of it cause I got tired of “It broke and you HAVE to fix it and I’m not paying.” But, you used it for 5 years without problems! “Doesn’t matter. You were the last one to work on it so it’s your fault.”

Nope. Got out of the biz because most “customers” suck at being customers.

Still love building computer’s though. Can’t afford it now; but still enjoy it. Now, pre-built is cheaper and you can always personalize it how you want it still fairly inexpensively.

I’ve been working on this for 3-4 days now. Once SWMBO got home and we “got back to normal” (whatever the hell normal is) there just isn’t much to post about.

Thanksgiving went well. Well, after SWMBO’s son dropped the punkin pie while getting it out of his truck. He was tired though; after working his night shift at Amazon before coming to dinner.

The Turkey was outstanding if I do say so myself. I will probably always Instant Pot my turkey from now on. (Unless SWMBO wants it otherwise, of course.) Tasty, Tender, and not too dry. (Which always surprises me: dry meat that’s been pressure steamed. Go figure.) The rest of the meal was pretty good too except why would anyone mix pineapple in their mashed sweet potato’s? That’s both weird and wrong.

Took SWMBO to Red Lobster (her choice) for her birthday yesterday. You don’t want to know what that cost but a family of 5 in Haiti could eat for a month on that… Probably. But she’s worth it.

And, today we have the Appraiser coming by at 1400 or so to get that out of the way.

Been “building” a raspberry Pi as an ad-blocker using a program called “Pi-Hole.” Interesting. It’s supposed to be your DNS server and knows what (ads) to block. Cool. So far it hasn’t stopped YouTube commercials though…

Really slowed my tablet down when accessing YouTube, but, otherwise you can’t tell it’s there in the background watching all your online activity.
Also made it a print server (CUPS) and moved the printer into the big room. Just because I could.
Put together another Pi as a media server (KODI) for the RV. Even bought a fancy case to put it in so it doesn’t look like just a bunch of wires hanging around. (That’ll be here Sunday if Amazon can be believed.) Gonna try to make the wireless access point for the RV next.
Still have 3 Pi’s to use for other things. (Oops. Four. Forgot the now useless dedicated print server that I just replaced with the pi-hole/print server.)
Raining out so I got to burn trash.
Seems the Salvation Army: asks white donors to “lament, repent and apologize for biases or racist ideologies held and actions committed. I bet I can never donate to or use their stores again. How’s that for repenting? Dipshits.
The latest Appraiser came this afternoon. Nice guy. Friendly. Took a couple of hours to do his thing.
So I took SWMBO to the Pizza place in town for dinner. Good pizza. Surly service. Surly enough to make me not go back? Not sure. Good pizza.
Fancy case came in. I have the wrong model Pi AND the wrong type of connector for the little HD. So, looks like SWMBO gets to buy me some more “stuff” for Christmas!

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It is time to get your RV in for its annual inspection to keep your Warranty Forever intact and your RV protected!

Didn’t I just do that last year?

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See! Sometimes life is just worth it. Nice to know I get out internationally though.

Tuesday morning bright (I wish!) and early. SWMBO has been home a week today. Thanksgiving is Thursday and the turkey breast is already thawing out in the fridge. It’s damned near freezing outside but not raining. Yet. Rsync is copying my re-ripped music collection to a backup USB drive for “just in case.” (ONLY 54 Gig & .ogg format this time.) Enigma marathon going on in Audacious. (Turned low so as to not wake SWMBO.) Think Pink Floyd is going to be next. (So she’d better be awake by then cause I’m turning it up!)

Didn’t sleep worth beans last night. Kept up a running dream of building a 80 TB server that woke me several times with those “Ah Ha!” thoughts. Which in the light of day (well, it is almost light out at 0600) make no sense at all.

And, if I’m going to have a running dream keep me awake most of the night, why, WHY can’t it be a dream about the times we went to Black’s Beach or even one evening when SWMBO and I first got together? (Probably cause that’s heart attack territory for me now. Getting old.)

I’ve been thinking: I have 5 raspberry Pi’s laying around doing nothing (and 3 already dedicated to particular functions), so, why not make one a NAS for the RV, one a wireless router for the RV, and one a media server for the RV? That’d leave two to “play” with. And I can always get more if I need them. They’re cheap.

And light. Which is an important factor when dealing with an RV. A Raspberry Pi & 4 TB USB drive would weigh, what, 2 lbs? Way lighter than even a laptop. And I could mount it on the bottom of the cupboard over the table to keep it out of the way. Room for all three there. Hmmm.

Did I think this before? Can’t remember.

I want to learn to sing. Oh, I can sing; as long as I’m by myself or in a choir/group. Nice (usually) deep voice (if I’m not trying to sing right next to SWMBO and her falsetto/high pitched voice). But singing by myself every song turns in to a “Robert Goulet On Mary Jane Special” song. I can sing along with Puddles Pity Party (love his Sounds of Silence!) and a lot of other bass voices; but have real problems singing in front of people. REALLY good in the shower though. (And I can sing there too!)

Y’all have a nice day! And a great Thanksgiving! (Even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.)

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