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  06:32:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

I have had a Bellsouth.net email account for a million years.
Going to have to give it up.

Bellsouth swallowed into AT&T - EVERYTHING about AT&T sucks, I have not been happy with them EVER.

AT&T offloaded email to Yahoo - Yahoo has ALWAYS sucked and good luck getting useful support.

Now its 'Currently by AT&T' - they have decided to only use OAUTH without like..letting you know or anything - utterly broken IMAP access - and the use less secure app/passkey simply fails on all ends....There is no support, they do not care, they want you to use the junk web interface or some shitty phone app.

I am forwarding ALL bellsouth email to my gmail account and using that until I give up on it's lack of spam filtering at which point I will probably use a vincentthedragon.com account.


  01:41:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Got some work done on the motorcycle. 1983 Honda V65 Magna that needs some love. I am going to get it back on the road...one day...


  09:56:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

What are you doing with yours ?

Most of ours is going to paying back taxes....
Going to finally get that drag blade for the Yardman Tractor so we can hopefully start fixing the driveway and flattening out the yard a bit.

What little is left will just go in our very small savings.
All in all the money is just a drop in the bucket, only half a months pay check.
I'm sure we the working poor will pay for it and more once this is over and the rich/politicians think of more ways to get richer.


  06:21:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Getting something done

It's a little past due and I have had the parts for awhile but it's either been raining for 40 days or cold or I am just too busy.

Since I have my work service car here at the house due to the pandemic. I felt it was time and the weather has been good.
I have a 2009 Honda Fit and its due for spark plugs and valve adjustment. Now, spark plugs are easy but I have never done valve adjustments so there was a little trepidation.

All in all, i did okay I think. The valves were defiantly off. Motor still ticks more than I think it should but time will tell if i messed anything up.

Next thing it is due for is replacing the coolant. Easy job, just got to order the funky blue stuff these Honda's take.
Car has 125,000 miles and I expect to get that much more at the very least.

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  10:27:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Amidst the country going bonkers over the current pandemic for which they are not really prepared to deal with due to being snowflakes and lacking in education and common sense...Our politicians have already started negative smear commercials over the failures of each others ability to lead the country.

To our leaders ~ You should all..ALL..be ashamed.

Right now people are hoarding, over buying and being utterly selfish and panicky. They are being led like sheep by the media and scare mongering. This is AMERICA and there is no food in the stores..YOU..You taught them this and you should look at what you have done with some thought and introspect.

Go now to the dictionary and look up the word 'Leader'; your name is not there.

And to the rest of you out there..Wash your hands. Use your brain. Realize that you are lacking in what made this Country what it was some long time ago and educate yourself in what should have been common sense.

In so much as social equality we have come a long way now if only we still had a moral core, humility and brains.


  07:25:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

As of a few days ago - it's my 10 year anniversary at the place I work.

It's never been a great place to work but things have gotten better.
The biggest issue is the lack of being able to find qualified people to work there.
As it is I do WAY more than most, I can't even take the 3 weeks vacation I get.
I am only allowed to take a day here and there and since the owners all get huge amounts of vacation time, what's left for me is slim pickings.
One day when i win the lottery, I can retire....



  09:59:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Went to local grocery chain store to get some things and I wound up getting some meats and things.

I asked for paper bags at the checkout...the girl fiddled with the paper page not even being able to open the damn thing. She was clueless on how to bag and gave up, asking me to do it myself.

The human race is doomed you know, and this is proof...


  10:49:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Well the SSL installed but I don't see anywhere to tell the thing to stop serving up the non SSL's of everything.


  10:42:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Adding SSL to the website...lets see how bad I break things.


  10:04:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Honey there is a hissing sound from under the sink.

Water tube that vampires off to run under the house and to the fridge was spurting.
Joy joy!

Luckily I had everything needed laying around to fix it fairly quickly.
...and now there is actually a shutoff valve installed to turn it off if it breaks again.


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

Okay, well maybe i'll sip sip


  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.


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Vincent The Dragon

This is my first attempt at blogging and replaces my original web site that has been online since...a long time ago. If you came looking for The Dragon BathHouse and Cafe, this is it's replacement. There will be lots do do here and if you are not carefull you will learn all about me. I might learn about me as well, along with metting and/or learning about you and that's the whole point isn't it ?


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