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 As it turns out, most of them were originally made in the late seventy’s, and have been updated continuously since then.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 It also show how outdated the systems the financial world rests upon!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!

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