Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Red Sky

Red sky at night, sailors delight.
Red sky in morning, sailor take warning.
I got up and gasped at the red in the sunrise this morning. Before my eyes, I could see it turning less red and more orange. These pictures show nothing of how red it was when I first saw the color. It was amazing!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


We've had a couple of days of rainy weather. I didn't expect it.
Above is a picture from April, I was browsing and found it. It's not great, out of focus, but I think it is somehow cool.
My wife got a new phone yesterday, the Samsung Galaxy S2. I want one now. I never wanted an iPhone, but I'd like on of these Androids!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tryin' t' think

I'm trying to think of something to post, but nothings happening. I was going to post some pictures of triggerfish, taken yesterday while snorkeling.
Or I thought I might post a pic of me that I took during the same snorkel trip.
Today I have to collect a check for a job I did last week, and I have a small plan to increase the amount of computer repairs I am getting. Also perhaps this week I will start a radio station installation.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pics on a Sunday

Friday, August 26, 2011

Small chapter over

A small, insignificant chapter of my life is over.

I was briefly working at a job I hated. I applied for the job, because mostly, of the salary. I interviewed, and they were impressed with my qualifications and talked about me repairing computers and networking equipment, copiers and any equipment any customer brought into the store. I was to make a great addition to the range of services that the store could offer to the public.

I got hired by the manager and started working there, and things were pretty good. One day a few guys come walking into the shop, and they are from a small business that the OWNER let use space in the store in exchange for - - - repairing computers and anything people brought into the store. In other words, the manager hired me for a specific purpose one day, the next day the owner hired someone for the same purpose. My instinct told me to quit on the spot right then and there, but I didn't.

Once I had a shrink tell me she never met anyone who DIDN'T listen to their inner voice as much as I didn't.

The next thing ya know, I'm working on only copiers. And deep down inside, I couldn't give a rats ass about copiers, (although these particular ones were pretty cool).

And, there was training, online courses, required by the manufacturer. I started hearing complaints when I was doing the courses at work, like it was goofing off. (training was promised at the interview, and is required for the store to be a dealership). I WAS doing the courses at home as well as work, but when I started feeling pressure to do them exclusively at home, I started doing them exclusively at work. I am a good employee, and would have gotten the courses done as quickly as possible, by working at home, because I WANTED to, but don't try to force me to do something you can't force me to do. I was never getting paid to work at home.

I heard complaints if I took my break, to which I was entitled, but I quit taking them.

Then there were rumors of cranking up the work hours to the maximum allowed by law - for no real reason.

The store manager quit making eye contact.

Then every other day was talk about how I was redundant because the small business was there to work on computers and I started to hate going to work. On the road was OK, repairing machines, but at the shop, in the store, it sucked.

I started looking for a new job, ready to quit when I found one, and at the same time, my own business, CayTronics started getting busier.

Wednesday, the salesman came and said he wanted to talk to me in his office. I went up and he was in the managers office, and they let me go, (with severance pay). I suspected it was coming, and I was ready to quit anyway, but if I quit, I wouldn't have gotten the severance pay, which is a cool bonus. (If I ever actually get it)
(I realize the manager was under pressure form the owner, which is why he was acting weird, no eye contact, having the salesman come get me instead of doing it himself, so no problem there.)

I feel much better to be out of that place. (although I believe a crappy job is better than no job). I have several good prospects for my own business. And I'm free to search for something I like better. I feel sorry for the other technician, my co-worker. He is a cool guy. One day, one of my worst there, he spilled cyan toner all over the front of his shirt and started cussing. I laughed and told him that was my only smile so far that day. I feel sad that I never go to say good bye to him when I left.

I didn't post yesterday, because my internet was down. Somehow the phone company reset my modem, and I couldn't get access to the web. I did a reset to get access to the modem, but there is a password needed to access the internet. I had to take my modem tho the phone company. Now, since I got the modem back home, I found the technician changed the password to access the modem, and if I reset it, I still may not have the password to access the net, so I'm going back today to bitch about it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Told Ya!

Still no internet at home, big problems, the phone company wants us to bring our modem in.
Told Ya!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

No internet

No internet at home, apparently we got disconnected my mistake, and it will take 12 working hours to fix. Anybody want to place a bet? I say it will take them way more that 12 working hours. It's already been six.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday report

It was a nice weekend. Saturday we just kind of hung out at the house. I went out to buy some new pants for work and dropped my keys in the parking lot, never realized till we got home, and called the store and they said they were found. I tried to buy blue pants, and they looked blue in the store, but this morning, they are black.
Hurricane Irene is out there, we were in the cone, but every update takes us further from it's course. good luck to those in her path.
Now it's' about time for me to go to work.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Rain Ride

It's cloudy and windy. Like it's going to rain. I don't want to drive the car, I want to ride my scooter.
It's Friday, and I wish I could find a way to get off early.
This is one of those times when I'm not posting, I can think of all kinds of stuff to post, but now, my mind is blank.
Have a good weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Short post

I'm at work, I couldn't post this morning because the Mother In Law was sleeping in the room with my computer in it.
Tonight I'll take this portable computer home.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spoke too soon

Yesterday I mentioned that I had been sleeping well. Should have kept my trap shut. Now I've been awake since 3, thinking shit thoughts.
Anyway, this is the kind of post I don't like to post. But I can't think of anything else.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lazy Mans Post

I'm so lazy, I'm just going to post some more pictures from Sundays dive.
Lion Fish
Sand Crab, he can push himself under the sand, using his front claws as locomotion!
Christmas Tree worms
The wife comes home tomorrow evening. That means I have to clean the house this evening. She's bringing my Mother In Law with her. It's all good.

I need to mow the yard.

I always post how I'm a poor sleeper, I realized that for the past indefinite amount of time, I have been sleeping really well, and it's hard to get up in the morning. Last night I went to bed about 9 and was sleeping good when the alarm went off. Although I did get up at 3 to close the windows and doors because of a big time rainstorm we had.

Anyway, that'll do for today.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Had a great day yesterday, got up, cleared a corner of the yard that was overgrown with trees and brush. It still needs a lot of work.
Then I went diving, and took the pics below. Click to enlarge the pics
Eel behind the sponge, see him?

Lobster looking delicious

A shrimp, I should know the type but don't. The pic is weird, even though he's out in the open, you can't really see him properly, I guess because of his translucent body.

A spotted eagle ray
The same spotted eagle ray.

Then I went to the beach and went snorkeling, then I went to get some cigars, and came home. Today is payday!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Passed it

I noticed yesterday that I passed the 100,000 mark on my blog counter. I tried to access my counters website and I couldn't! I tried the "forgot password" and it told me my email address was not found in the database.
I wanted to post a post with the details I would have been able to glean from that hit counter.

Today's Sunday, I want to do a little yard work and go to the beach. Maybe go diving.
84 hours till I go to the airport to pick up my wife.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Mosquitoes like my computer
Last night, when it got a little darker in the evening and the computer screen got relatively brighter, I saw a lot of mosquitoes buzzing around backlit between me and the screen. I thought "Dang! This house is full of mosquitoes!" Then I went outside and I thought "Dang! There's more mosquitoes in the house than there are out here!"
I finished my evening, thought "Dang! I'm tired!" So went to bed, and slept all night with no more thoughts of the nasty mozzies.

This morning I got up, took care of my mornin business, got my coffee and sat down in front of the computer to post another amazingly boring post, and I immediately noticed many mosquitoes. I though "Dang! They're only here! The mosquitoes like my computer!"
Why do the mosquitoes like my computer???

By the way, I sure am glad it's Friday! Daaaang! this has been a long week!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mars Water I guess

Lately I can't think of a title for my posts. I seem to want to put "It's Thursday" or whatever day of the week it is.

I don't have a dang thing to post about. All I do is work lately. I get up, and go to work, then I come home and have been doing CayTronics work in the evening.

I do think it's cool that there is evidence of flowing water on Mars. Read the article HERE.
Click the pic to enlarge. I imagine ice melting, and running out of the dirt, to evaporate almost immediately in the thin martian air. See the white chunks? Betcha that's ice.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Not much to say today.

Dropped the wife off at the airport this morning, I am very tired. I was sleeping good when the alarm went off, I remember I was dreaming a nice dream but forgot it as soon as I woke up.
Not much to say today. I'm ready to go to work.
CayTronics business is picking up, and I have work to fill all my free time for a while.
Here I am again, working two jobs it seems like...

Monday, August 08, 2011


It's another Moondie. I had a pretty busy weekend. A lot of the weekend I worked on a CayTronics job, a website. I'm having weird problems, problems getting video to post, and problems with adjusting the text size.
Also we went to a wedding on Saturday and I mowed the yard. It was hot and wet and sweaty.
Tomorrow The Wife goes to Costa Rica for a week. A week, a whole long week. I'll try to keep posting every day, but if I miss more than a day, send someone down to check on me!

Saturday, August 06, 2011


This morning I have a CayTronics job, then at noon we have a wedding to go to, followed by the reception. Hopefully I can get home early enough to mow the yard

Friday, August 05, 2011


I'm Glad it's Friday, I'm working tomorrow morning, some CayTronics stuff, then a noonish wedding, then the reception. Should be a full day.
My old backpack died yesterday. My KISS Rebreather backback finally bit the dust. I had to move into an even older DaKine backpack that I had.
It's freaking hot already, 7:15 and I can feel the sweat dripping down my chest.
I ran and swam every morning this week except once. That's partly why I'm sweating I think, even though I showered, I didn't really cool down.
I'm really looking forward to this weekend.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Glad it's Thursday

I am glad it's Thursday. I don't think I could take this week if it was any earlier.
Woke up this morning with a bad 'pillow headache', a headache in the back of my neck caused by my pillow I believe. I took a gram of Tylenol and I'm feeling better, but I didn't make it out for my morning run and swim.
Just let me make it to lunch.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

One Hundred Thousand

I've been wanting to post this post. I probably can wait a few more days and still do it safely.
Soon I will be at 100,000 hits on my blog.
Well, not really, since I didn't put the counter on at the same time I started the blog, I don't really know exactly what the count is. But it's close I rekkon and it's what I go by.
The Bravenet counter has been here since May 2005. The flag counter is relatively new.
Anyway, I'll be keeping an eye on the counter these next few weeks, looking for it to go past 100K

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Already on "E"

klik pik to enlarge
We're already on named storm "E". A thru D never caught my attention, but Emily does.

This pic is from my new favorite weather site, Stormpulse.
I would be interested in adding good weather sites to my bookmark collection, if you know any good ones.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Shark Jumps

Here's a video I found. Someone was recording surfers and someone came up to the cameraman and asked "did you see that?". The cameraman didn't see anything while recording, but when reviewing his tape, he saw a shark jump near the surfers. It is pretty cool.
I can't remember where this came from, I've had it saved on my desktop for some time.
This is a very short video worth watching.