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Retro Gaming and other stuff.

Just in case you landed here looking for retro gaming info, my other site RetroGame.cyberphreak.com.

My watch blog, which is neglected, is: watches.cyberphreak.com.

Palm and Zaurus site is here: zaurus.cyberphreak.com.

My wife’s IC safe (Interstitial Cystitis) cooking blog is here:  Tiffanycooks.cyberphreak.com.

 

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Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Retro Gaming

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Not Even Outraged, #6

With the recent shootings in Orlando Dallas Baton Rouge, a Virginia Baseball field, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Texas, I don’t know why people are outraged. After Sandy Hook and the daily shootings in cities across America, why are people surprised and outraged?  Apparently, this time, it is a ‘Mental health issue’, which is ironic, since on February 28, 2017, Trump signed into law, a new rule that makes it easier for individuals with serious mental health issues to get guns!!!!
 
The congress has been bought and paid for by the NRA for decades now. No one will stand up to them, or any other gun lobby, so we should just accept how this will be. Sucks, but it is the truth.
 
Unless the gun laws in the country change, this will keep happening. Creating concentration camps with Muslims won’t solve this. Creating a gestapo that removes 11,000,000 Latino won’t stop this. Common sense gun laws will. See Australia and the UK.
 
Next time this happens, and it will, I will copy and paste this post with new names.
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Posted by on November 6, 2017 in Political

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Not Even Outraged, #5

With the recent shootings in Orlando Dallas Baton Rouge, a Virginia Baseball field, Las Vegas, I don’t know why people are outraged. After Sandy Hook and the daily shootings in cities across America, why are people surprised and outraged?
 
The congress has been bought and paid for by the NRA for decades now. No one will stand up to them, or any other gun lobby, so we should just accept how this will be. Sucks, but it is the truth.
 
Unless the gun laws in the country change, this will keep happening. Creating concentration camps with Muslims won’t solve this. Creating a gestapo that removes 11,000,000 Latino won’t stop this. Common sense gun laws will. See Australia and the UK.
 
Next time this happens, and it will, I will copy and paste this post with new names.
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Posted by on October 2, 2017 in Political

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10 years and some advice to young people

Looking back 10 years.  

I was looking back at blog post from 10 years ago, and I was reminded just how bad those days were.  The economy took a terrible hit; it was the start of the great recession.  At the time, our son was only a year old, so that consumed most of our time, but it was hard not to notice how bad the economy was going.  

Over the next year or so, there were two rounds of layoffs where I worked.  Eventually, I think they shed over 40% of their workforce!  I weathered the recession fairly well, except for the fact a ‘new normal’ was set with no raises, unpaid time off, and a cutbacks at every level.  As a word of warning, if the company you are working for switches from Spoons, Knives, and Forks to Sporks in the lunchroom, they are in trouble.  I think we, as a country, were really changed by that recession.  The whole employer/employee relationship changed.  You could no longer just ask for a raise, you should be happy that you have a job.  For the generation that entered the workforce at the time, they will always have a skewed sense of what is appropriate or not.

For the young people out there:  You should expect a raise every year.  You should get paid vacation and sick days off.  Your raises should be more that just inflation.  If they are not, you are actually making less every year.  You should have decent health insurance.  I have heard of some nightmare plans out there, where you are more or less given a credit card, and when that money is gone, it is gone.  Your employer should work hard to retain you, not you having to justify your position every 90 days.  You should be able to work for years at the same company, no more of this ‘gig’ economy crap.  You should expect free or inexpensive coffee.  Most importantly, men and women died for you to have a 40 hour work week.  Do not let their sacrifice be in vain.

Don’t let employers take advantage of this new normal.  There are a lot of jobs out there, looking for skilled people.  If you have any skill in engineering or mathematics, the industry really needs you.  Get a STEM degree or a practical trade certification.  There are not enough graduates or tradespeople to fill the positions.  Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.  Programming is great and all, but those willing to build and fix real things in the real world are well rewarded.  Enough of my graduation speech, get out there and live!

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Posted by on September 27, 2017 in General Comments, Social

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19 Years

It made me smile to think that this humble site, cyberphreak.com is a old as google.com.

So many other sites have come and gone, but here I am, a personal website/blog is still going strong.

As a shameless plug, here are some of the sub-sites you can visit:

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Posted by on September 27, 2017 in General Comments

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