Crazy Colours!

Early this afternoon I took a short joyride to this tasty restaurant for one of their wonderfully delicious burritos. Forget Roberto’s and Taco Hell, this is apples and oranges different. No photo yet, but the burrito isn’t cheap at $8.00 bucks a pop but it’s well worth every red cent. The beautiful mural is located inside this restaurant!

It’s about 83F right now with abundant sunshine, perfect. I don’t think the weather will be anything like this back in Michigan in a few days. It’s so weird too because I’m used to near-constant sunshine, palm trees, and mountains.

Thoughts on The Nord VPN

About two weeks ago, I installed the Nord VPN system on my MacBook, iMac, iPad, and iPhone. At this time I have no complaints whatsoever about the application. As promised by the company, the installation and setup process was almost too easy and the system just got to work right away.

I believe that most of, if not everyone that uses the internet today will agree that there are far too many sickos out there trying to steal your identity or commit any other evil deed that they can think of to hurt innocent people. Hence, the invention of the VPN system.

I do feel more secure while I’m online now, but also that none of us should drop our guard while online. It’s not unlike my being fully vaccinated yet I will continue to wear my mask and carry a small bottle of hand sanitiser while out and about. About the photos, this was yesterday morning at The Cracked Egg restaurant, delicious!

Yesterday’s Desert

Here are a few more clicks from yesterday a few miles west of Las Vegas. A few minutes ago, I sent an email to a tour company here in Las Vegas.

This company ferries tourists I assume into the desert to see the beauty of the Mojave. The driver of this Jeep was traveling around 35 to 45 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone, mile after mile which caused a huge traffic backup.

Eventually, I and many others managed to pass this dipshit but not before taking some big chances trying to pass this idiot. As I [passed, I blasted the horn and let the bird fly. This is a very busy road regardless of being several miles west of the city.

I hope that in the future these idiots will get a real driver’s license, not the one they got from a Cracker Jack box. Sorry, thanks for letting me rant…

Straight From The iPhone

Several days ago I stopped by a local store that my cell carrier operates to have a look at the iPhone 12. I was impressed with the phone and camera but didn’t make the purchase since they are asking for a ridiculous sum of money for the phone. I don’t want to drop $1000.00 on a new phone that I really don’t need at that price.

I am intrigued by the new lenses and Lidar on the iPhone 12 but not enough to buy it, have a look at these photos that are directly out of my trusty old iPhone 10 except for the watermark and resizing the photo. Could you justify the cost of the iPhone 12 after looking at these photos? I could buy a new lens for my Nikon for $1000.00 dollars!

The top photo is a Pano view

Black And White Trees

I’m slowly burning through the photos from the park the other day. Why do trees look better in full black and white? Not gray-scale, but full black and white? They do to me anyway. The photo of the road is also BW since the sun wasn’t fully out so I flipped it. That damned mask was photographed today as I walked to my truck from the grocery store. Does human trash drop human trash on the parking lot? Come on, Americans, you can do better…

The Yearly Smog Test

Today was the day I had to have another smog test to have my truck registration renewed. It may be different here than in your state but you’ll never receive that tiny little sticker that goes on your license plate unless you pay for the smog test first. Once that is complete, this information is instantly sent up to Carson City, NV, our state capital.

It has always seemed a bit odd to me that the state capital is around 500 miles north of where most of the population of Nevada lives which is right here in Las Vegas Valley and the surrounding areas. The internet instantly makes that 500 miles zero miles of course but then why is Las Vegas not the capital city? Lansing is Michigan’s state capital, but it’s in a very populated area along the I-69 freeway which is a main artery of travel.

Carson City is close to Reno, Nevada which is in some ways a miniature Las Vegas. Again, I’ve never had any reason to drive or fly way up there, but if I ever do, I’ll fly since 500 miles is nothing to an RJ, or Regional Jet. Just a short hop. Anyway, here is the damage for this year’s smog test. The cost has dropped about $175 since last year.

  • Smog Test $26.00
  • State of Nevada Registration Fee $372.00
  • Total Cost $398.00

Isn’t this so lovely? Some of the roads around Las Vegas could be in better shape, come on Carson City!

Another Chat With WordPress

Exchanging comments yesterday with a fellow blogger, I became annoyed again with how WordPress has forced that stupid block editor on its users and community, with no option to continue using the Classic editor. Below are my opening thoughts in the chat yesterday:

Thanks for your time. I have the Business Plan and am using the Classic Editor plugin. I have read so many blogs lately that talk about the changes made for them by WP, especially the block editor. Most people don’t like it including me. Why does WP feel that it’s OK to force these changes on blog owners? It’s not OK. Nobody really wants your new editor. And, will my plugin be taken away too, thereby forcing me to use the dumb block thing? This could force me off of WP.

The chat went on for about ten minutes, to make this long story short, I do not believe that WordPress truly gives a shit about their users, or customers if you prefer. The person on the other keyboard did a masterful job of smooth-talking with me and I just don’t buy it. Since I have the overpriced Business Plan, I still use the classic editor, but the cost to be able to retain such basic features is too much in my view. Shame on WordPress and its greedy business.

Don’t You Dare Include Me

This afternoon I was scanning through my Instagram account as usual. I came across a comment from a very public figure that I followed until today that insinuated that I and basically all white people are all guilty of helping to keep the racism against black people rolling. I am so offended by this person’s blatant lie.

Case in point – I went to Michigan public schools that had black students. My high school years were spent alongside young black men and women. In my neighborhood here in Las Vegas, we have a real mix of races. Black, white, and Asians all live in my neighborhood very peacefully, everyone gets along wonderfully!

Add to this the fact that I almost daily encounter very friendly black people around the city whom I treat no differently than anyone else, opening a door for him or her as an example as I do for anyone else. These people and the so-called news media in this country are a sack full of liars. Don’t you dare include me in your lies!

I was raised well by parents who have a great deal of morality in them. They taught myself and my sister to have respect for other people, period. We were not taught to hate people or treat others with violence and always be respectful both at work and while in public. Don’t you dare include me in your bullshit lies, stinking American media!

Loop Trip

During yet another trip to the pharmacy, I decided to go west just out of town for some random photos for the blog. It’s a beautiful day again but a bit cool. I forgot that it’s Saturday which means the recreation lands out there are stuffed full of people. I stopped at Moenkopi Road instead of going farther in.

So here they are, there is another set yet to be processed behind this one. On a different note, my doorbell camera recorded someone trying to enter my home last night around 2AM. I am going to take the video to my local police station on Monday morning.

I have a great video of this asshole to show the police, I hope that I can help the police catch this guy. Maybe he has prior arrests. The police are your friends, people, regardless of what the current crop of young hooligans say.

Drone Days

Should I spend the money on another drone? I sold my first drone because I was frustrated with too many rules and regulations. I suppose this ‘hobby’ is completely run by the fools in Washington by now since these people always believe that they know what is best for the lot of us. Oh hell no they don’t!

On another note, did you find some changes in your Site Admin this morning? I did. No, the legacy editor I’m using via a plugin wasn’t taken away thank God, but the left sidebar has been altered to make you use a different Stats page which actually works better. Gee, WordPress did something right?