Port forwarding

OMG my actiontec modem sucks bawlz, I cant port forward correctly and have it work the way I want but I did find a solution:

miniupnpc from http://miniupnp.free.fr/

Usage:
upnpc -a 192.168.1.2 22 3333 TCP This will forward TCP connections from the internet on port 3333 to port 22 on 192.168.1.2.

To remove it, use: upnpc -d 3333 TCP

 

Movie Ratings….

You know its really hard to understand why a movie fails when you see this type of thing:

2016-11-01-03_43_24-suicide-squad-dvd-release-date-december-13-2016

And then you see this:

2016-11-01-03_52_09-suicide-squad-dvd-release-date-december-13-2016

THE Number 1 requested DVD title. Sadly this isn’t coming out till December. Super lame. I guess movie failures means come out later?

–> UPDATE: 11/24/2016 04:33AM:  Well looks like it “came” out earlier than expected. Was a decent movie over all. Watching it a 2nd time started to see the flaws in the movie. Like the guy who can scale anything…how is that a super hero? I mean I know that’s not the only thing but that’s the one that sticks out the most. I guess he was the equivalent to the red shirt guy on Star Trek, you know he was the one to get off’ed.

Packing story time….

Decided that the plastic jade green statue we have been using as a center piece did not go with our new house, so I decided to get rid of it.

Wife: you are getting rid of the green plant, I am not talking to you!
Me: What green plant?
Wife: I am not talking to you!!
Me: Uhh OK I have no idea what you are talking about. (At this point I didn’t realize she was actually talking about the green statue)

Silent treatment goes on for about 10 mins then we start working on something else

Me: OK are you going to tell me about this mysterious green plant?
Wife: The one in the hall way?
Me: You mean the plastic green statue that doesn’t go with anything? OK you tell me where are we going to put this where it makes sense??
Wife: *cricket* *cricket*
Me: OK well then it goes in the bye bye stack
Wife: *is sad but realizes it doesn’t go with anything now*
Me: So you realize you just walked in the door and didn’t say hi or anything but blasted me with your gibberish….right? Because when I did the same thing you got mad at me for not saying hi…now here you are doing the same thing…
Wife: *cricket* *cricket*

Games quandary….

So my quandary is this: Buy a game at 60$ with my friends, stop playing it 1 month or less, waste of 60$ OR

Wait till it goes on sale, find friends who are still playing it, find out they stopped, waste of 1/2 what it costed when it first came out

Hmmmm tough choice

House update….

Still waiting on a signature date, still waiting on a closing date….still shopping for stuff.

Still packing
Still going though and sifting through all of our crap, we managed to give either the church or good will a bunch of stuff.

Still have to go to the electronic recyclers and junk yard for the bigger crap

Now I get to go through the renters check list, which ironically they are having us do there work for them.

So we paid 500$ per pet, x2 for 1000$
Paid 150 for a non refundable cleaning deposit
Paid 3000$ for a deposit

And they are still managing to make us bust our ass cleaning the house and put it in the same condition as when we moved in almost 8 years ago. Kinda BS if you ask me, whats the non refundable cleaning deposit for? Now I have to go back through my lease agreement and see what they charged.

I have a feeling we wont see our deposit…….we will see….I plan on cleaning the crap out of it…I mean we have like 1 month

Originally drafted 5/18, I forgot I typed this and never posted it…oops

House buying…uggh

I really don’t know how I did this in the first place but here I am considering buying a house and I don’t remember what to look out for this time around. All I know is that we will be broke as hell when we do. Things to consider:

Down payment – Looks like I may have to dip into my 401K
HOA costs – Hopefully this is wrapped in the over all cost of the house
Maintenance costs – lawn, misc stuff that needs fixing around the house that was “over looked” by the owner and or the person who is supposed to catch these things
New Furniture costs, why get into a semi new house and still have your old crap right?
Automation? Nest, camera’s etc
Cat5e runs

This is really a depressing venture. What I am running into now is that IF I dip into my 401k and put down some money, the monthly doesn’t really go down much and paying 2100$ a month is a little over the top. Even though technically if we moved right now, we would be paying that much in rent, we were fortunate enough to move to a place that lets us pay way less than that.

Still I would like to get into a house that doesn’t cost my whole monthly pay check.

OMG looking for a house is soooo stressful, you find a house that you want and its already snatched up.

So the above was composed 30 days ago……..April 11th to be exact

Fast forward to now, we bought a house, we think we over paid as the appraisal came in at 424k and we paid asking price at 449k. Later we found some houses in the same exact area for 379k but we have seen this before where they are expecting a bidding war that will jack up the price.

So far we have outfitted our house with all new stuff. New couch’s in all of the major rooms, new silverware, new pots and pans, new everything actually.

Anyways, packing old house…looks like a bomb went off in all of our rooms…..

ZipFizz….side effects??

So I drink ZipFizz which is a coffee alternative, it’s the only drink that keeps me awake but doesn’t make me feel “funny”. I also have some mysterious thing going on where if I sit to long, more than 10 mins, my feel start to get cold and start to tingle as if the blood flow was being cut off.

I never attributed this to this drink, until I looked it up….

Each tube of Zipfizz also contains vitamin B6 as one of the ingredients. This vitamin does not make energy and is not a stimulant. However, it acts on the nervous system and thus can result in Zipfizz side effects. Excessive amounts of vitamin B6 can result in complications such as pain and numbness in the limbs, which may pose difficulties while walking. Each tube of Zipfizz is known to have twice the daily quantity of vitamin B6 required by the body.

Well, this doesn’t EXACTLY fit but it’s so close I decided to do an experiment. I stopped drinking this and started drinking green tea instead, and lot of water. A gallon a day. Let me tell you, its a lot of fucking water, OMGERD! Just

I am back…hopefully longer

I took a year off because I am really not that interesting so I got the bug again and got a newer cheaper VPS. Here is whats been going on since the last time I posted:

XBOX ONE

I told myself I would NOT get one since I hardly play on my 360, one day my buddy convinced me to get one and I did and THEN he suggested I get Destiny, his words “Its the best game evar!!” So we convinced another friend to get it as well.

Destiny

It was great when I got it, I had something to do and it was really fun….at first. One of my buddies started to whisper that it was kinda boring doing the same shit over and over and while I agreed with him, at first, I started to notice the same thing but I held out, and I held out while every morning when I woke up, I thought about Destiny and what I was going to do. My buddy who was whispering just stopped playing, we suspect we broke up when we played PvP, agreed PvP was suppper frustrating but I held out, cuz umm im like a glutten for punishment.

I got to light level 319 then I started to get bored, then realized that the little voice in my head wasn’t telling me to play Destiny but that anything else was more fun, like vacuuming the house or watching my cats play around the house.

PS4

I was so addicted to Destiny, at the time I got a PS4 to play with my buddy but I didnt get very far and now it just sits collecting dust.

TheDivision

Is now the new hotness and its really fun, hopefully for a while it will remain fun. They have an aggressive rollout schedule for there DLC’s so lets hope they stick with it.

Jurassic (Insert random word here)

Formula:

Insert random kids who incidentally are relatives of some of the adults who proclaim to never wanting to go back and who knows a lot about dinosaurs. With the exception of JP3.
Some adults that can make dinosaurs and not expect anything bad to happen
Some random adult who says its a bad idea and that you will be eaten

Insert some “hacker” to try and fix things and it just happens to be a kid because adults are to stupid.

Stick random kids in a self propelled mechanical device that’s easily crushed unless you are a dinosaur then its really hard…at least for a while

Insert really big dinosaur and barley escape, lets not forget that the kids actually escape harm while most of the adults are eaten because kids getting eaten is bad..while eating adults is good…whats the message they are sending here? Also, everything is fine till the kids show up then all the dinosaurs all freak out and escape…..say I know for JC5, lets not bring any kids…..guess it would be a boring movie then. Would they make JC5? I mean the formula hasn’t changed at all since the first one…could they get away with it again for the 5th? I mean look at FF, its up to 7 and they are still making a fuck ton of money.
Escape and proclaim to never go back

Rinse and repeat for the next movie

Opening weekend for JC4, $511.5 million….fucking a man! People sure do love renegade dinosaurs. Guess they all missed the commonalities to the original movie. Same font, same fly through the valley, same dusting of the bones, same cast member in the lab, same dinosaur chase scene, same dinosaur wonderment…all but forgetting Jeff Goldblooms iconic proclamation “Ohh yeah it all starts out as OOOoo ahhhh then its followed by screams and running”

To be honest JC aged very well, the CGI dinosaurs were very well done, props to ILM.

How to browse securely…..

LEVEL 1

Download FireFox or Chrome. Ditch Microsoft native Internet Explorer……..even with IE10 coming out and being “the most secure browser” I really don’t have a lot of confidence in this browser. I mean its been 10+ years and they are JUST now working on security?

Level 2

Install AdBlocker extension/add-on. I normally choose Ad-Block Plus, Ad-Block Edge, Ad-block plus pop up blocker and Element hiding helper.

Level 3

Install Sandboxie – This allows you to run your browser sandboxed AKA running in its own user space environment. This means if you get a virus/tracking cookies/malware, etc its in its own space, clear the contents and you are good to go and you wont have infected your whole machine. Just the user space.

Level 4

Install a new hosts file, I recommend going here. You will need to select all, copy and paste to a temp location then copy as admin to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and replace the existing hosts file already there. This is actually so effective that you don’t have to do anything else but this.

Level 5

Install Privoxy. This is your own private proxy that filters ads that slip through the adblockers. My recommendation is to edit the config file located in C:\Program Files x86\Privoxy\config and edit the file with notepad, look for the debug section and select the following: (REM out the #)

debug 1
debug 1024
debug 4096

Then scroll down near the bottom and REM out log-messages 1, restart privoxy from the task bar and you should now start to see log messages show up in your console

Level 6

Get a router that has privoxy built in. I recently picked up a Netgear R7000 and installed DD-WRT, this came with it installed so I just turned it on and set it to intercept all http requests.

Level 7

Do all of the above. This is where I am currently at.