Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays! It’s time to buy all the stuff you thought you needed but not really! Yeah! Capitalism! I was going to do my airing of grievances for Festivus yesterday but I forgot. Maybe next year

I am in New York City visiting some family and I have to say that it is nice to be back in a densely populated city again. Some people can’t stand the “concrete jungle” but I like to think that it is my natural habitat. Lots of stores of all kind, museums, movie theater, all within walking distances, no need to drive! Besides there is plenty of random stuff one can find out on the street of New York, like this specimen:

The legendary Hummer stretched limo!
The legendary Hummer stretched limo!

Nebraska has beaten up cars, New York has limousines. Nothing says “I got more money than I know what to do with it” than rolling down the street in one of these. I think I saw dude in Low-rider type cars on broadway once, those are pretty obnoxious as well.

Finally I wanted to give you, my readers, something special for this Holiday season: The satisfaction that you can probably spell better than me. The keen eyed reader might have already found it but if you pay close attention to the url of this blog, you can find that I somehow put an extra ‘t’ in adventures, between the ‘d’ and the ‘v’ at that. I cannot figure out how I managed to do something like that, the ‘t’ on the keyboard is not even close to either ‘v’ or ‘d’ so it’s not like my finger slipped. Anyways, Happy holidays and all that.

Slow week…

Not much has happened since my last post but there is something that I wanted to point out I find curious…

I listen to radio while I drive to and back from work, I realized that there are only three types advertisement on the radio: car dealerships deals, Electronic cigarets, and weight loss pills.

Obviously, no one in Nebraska seem to care about in what state their cars are in, as I mentioned in my previous post, so car cars ads seem like an exercise in futility.

I don’t know anything about electric cigarets but every time I hear one of those ads, I can’t help myself thinking that those stores would turn themselves into marijuana stores the instant it was legalized in Nebraska. They way the person talks in those ads is just does sounds uncanny.

Weight loss pills don’t work as a general rule, but at least one of the advertise on the radio was report as a scam on the internet. I could find any referrence to some of the other products so I am going to assume they are no better. Are weight loss pills such a lucrative business that it is one of the only three things that are advertised on the radio? Surely not.

In other news, I downloaded the BitCoin Wallet! I can now receive payments in BitCoin! Yeah! If you have spare change, if there is such a thing in BitCoin, feel free to send it here: 1Bq2wqk3AY4Zg54cTYewnRyyFQCLdMKLKW

Anyways, I’ll post something if anything stupendous occurs this week.

last stretch before the holidays…

“What an exciting weekend I had”, he said full of sarcasm…

Nah, JK, things aren’t half bad here. I getting pretty pumped to go back to New York for Christmas though. If there is one one thing that I feel is missing from Omaha is the feeling that you live in an actual metropolitan area. Everything around here feels like either suburbs on some sort of industrial/commercial complex plaza things. If I want to do anything, I need to drive there, where as in New York, I could walk there. I went to the downtown area the other day it felt deserted and lifeless. Probably because the windchill was like -15, but who knows.

There is some else I observed since I got here. It appear that people in Nebraska care very little about what state there cars are in. I have seen people with their front end fixed with tape, massive dents in the doors, some even looked like they just got into a car crash. Every so often, I see people with missing brake lights, which is very dangerous at night and in fog, as I recently experienced.

Typical car in Nebraska
Typical car in Nebraska

In other news, I started a new project at work. Woohoo! I am coding back office changes for a major credit card company! how exciting. The most interesting part, in my opinion at least, is the change logs of each of the program I’m working on. As it turns out, most of them were originally made in the late seventy’s, and have been updated continuously since then. Every major install had an update for these program. Very little of the couple thousands lines of code remain from then but it is impressive non the less how much maintenance has gone into these systems. It also show how outdated the systems the financial world rests upon!

Finally, the rant of the week:

The company the run the apartment complex I live in seems to have embrace the modern age of digitalization, except all of it. You either choose paper bill or paying online, which is kinda nice except they don’t tell you in any way shape or form when your bill is due. Paying for my things: I get a letter from Ford with an amount due, a due date, and a small notice that says I am enrolled in automatic payment, Internet bills are the same, my car insurance sends me emails with similar information. My apartment complex leaves a note saying I got three days to pay my late rent or get evicted. They never called me, left any letter or note in mail box or sent me any emails. I pretty sure they are doing it wrong.

Anyways, I should get myself so worked up, I’ll just listen to some tunes and relax.

Guardian of the Galaxy, Deluxe Edition! Oh Yeah!
Guardian of the Galaxy, Deluxe Edition! Oh Yeah!