11/28/19

  11:15:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Gobble Gobble

Okay, well maybe i'll sip sip

11/10/19

  09:55:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Well let's see...

Upgraded the blog software and immediately get a ton of new registrations spam. I have put a Captcha question in place for new users and that seems to have stopped itbut I am going to work more on that later - also need to switch the entire site to https.

The septic tank backed up into the mains and was causing us a rather shitty problem - It's been like 10 years since the thing has been pumped so all in all it was a good run for it. All pumped out and seems to be back in business.

With family help, we got a ton of limbs trimmed back around the house and driveway. There is a rather large maple tree that is way to close to the house and is in the way of expanding the patio into something more useful. Being poor I can not afford to have someone come cut it down. The tree is beyond out skill in felling it without destroying halve the house or the garage. Thinking that I am going to get some climbing gear and take the top out bit by bit.

Wuf is settling into his new job and the increase in pay should help us get some debt down and perhaps actually have some money to work with.

I am on the fence about leaving my job, though it is NOT a good place to work and has zero upward mobility and is stagnant, I have a very small window of opportunity to move to something else without disrupting my medical insurance. Having to pay for COBRA is not possible nor is having 2 deductibles in a year. The cost of medical in this country is insane.

We have a housemate that will be moving in and I will expand about that later. For now, know that he is our Panda and we Luff him.

09/29/19

  12:57:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

It is okay to be jealous.

09/25/19

  08:34:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Big Balls

Early Birthday Present !

The smaller one I got using a gift card That I was given..mm...last year....

I wore out my PokeMon GO Advanced wrist pog so the smaller ball is it's replacement.
The larger Ball is a portable power of 1200 mAH !!

09/02/19

  10:52:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Did a little camping (RV) with my Dad and stepmom. It reminds me of how much I miss camping and that we would like to have the vehicle and RV to do such things.

Me and Dad were setting by the fire looking at the giant RV's and expensive trucks wondering how people can afford these things. I was wondering how I can afford anything.
There is $27 in my bank account and piles on piles of medical bills in the que as well as us not being able to pay our way without assistance from Mom in the form of this house we live in and the electricity it uses. Most everything we have is old, hand me downs, broken things that I have fixed or things other people have gotten for us. We got a couch recently but have not paid for it yet and that's about the only thing we have splurged on of any consequence.

08/12/19

  09:20:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Come have a seat !

Our hand me down couch ..has had it.
The person that gave it to us did a wonderful thing and we appreciated it to pieces...literally !
..Screws keep falling out of it...also it was not very big so when we had company, they had not much places to set.

Sooo...
$750 at Big Lots - we have a year to pay it off and I know we can do it.

07/23/19

  08:17:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Starter on Williams car is borked...no go unless you bang on it with a mallet.

If it's not one thing it's another, i still need to install swaybar links but have been busy. As is always the case we have no money.

Reman starter from local auto store = $200 and its not in stock
Reman starter from Amazon = $100 and that includes 2 day shipping cost ( the starter is only $65)

Well, that will not leave much $$ left to eat or gas but it's ordered.

One day..ONE DAY it sure would be nice to get ahead, live somewhat comfortable and be able to pay our bills - nothing exorbitant but not always on the verge of being destitute.

06/26/19

  10:23:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Woot

06/22/19

  06:38:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

This weekends project....
The Wheel bearing hub assembly in Wuf's car on the passenger side is noisy...that means it's dying.
Anyway..i ordered some online from a descent company for half the cost of the junk at the auto store.
This morning I replaced the noisy one, not to hard a job. I will go ahead and replace the other side once the back ordered sway bar links come in the mail.
While I was inspecting the issue, i noticed that the boots on them are failed.

06/09/19

  02:10:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

We had loss of coolant and eventual overheat.
Parts ordered online and hoped they are the correct ones.
The job itself was not too bad and so far the car is running fine now other than the bearing hub issue; which is the next part to replace.

05/21/19

  07:28:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Gifts from the Amazon

Say what you will - Amazon is for sure killing brick and mortar stores but....

Presto is who makes the expensive Orville Redenbacher popper - Presto brand was like $15

AT-205 is $9 and not sold in auto stores because it apparently actually WORKS and the stuff the auto stores sell only works so long as you keep buying more and adding it every oil change (I'll let you know if it actually seems to work)

2 foot patch cables were dollars each - 10's of dollars in the store

Feeler gauges were $7 and the store price was twice and only has either SAE or Metric and this kit is both

Bosh air filter was under $5 , store is $20

The bad part is that only the AT205 was made in the USA, the rest is all china :/

05/12/19

  11:40:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

04/27/19

  02:14:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

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Working in the supply right now, should be good to go.

04/20/19

  11:33:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Meet HAL5.
The old server is old and out of drive space. I have had this guy for awhile but life stuff kept me from splurging on parts to get it back into production.
A good friend of mine recently handed over some computer things and stuff and it gave me enough drives to get this guy up and running.

I managed to purchase a memory upgrade awhile ago but drives were what I really needed.
I wanted to drop in 4 2TB (the largest this raid card will address) drives but that will have to wait still.

Dell PowerEdge 1900
2 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5120 @ 1.86GHz
Memory 16420MB
Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa

SCSI Disks
TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H492C
ATA WDC WD3200AAKS-7
ATA ST3250310AS
DELL RD1000
DELL PERC 5/i

03/17/19

  11:30:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Shamrocks

Rock'n it!

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