37 new hires start their training on Monday and I have to QC all the laptops to make sure they are ready to go. Actually, it’s probably more to do with someone to blame if things go wrong. Looks like I’m that guy.
It’s been a year and I still miss the hell out him. I had to work late last night. I got home around 9:00pm and my roommate wasn’t home, either. My first thought was, “Crap, no one fed Bear.” Then I remembered, “Crap, Bear isn’t here.”
People at work still ask me if I’m going to get another dog. I say, probably, but, I don’t really want another dog. I want Bear.
This guy shows up at businesses posing as an electrician or IT guy. He has badges and carries around a little multimeter claiming he needs to check equipment in the office. He stole someone’s wallet from another business next to us.
He entered our second floor because a door was propped open. We are so busy this time of year I don’t think he could find an area where there were no people so he left pretty quickly. Some employees were outside and saw him speed off screeching his tires.
We keep our IT office door closed when we leave the room, so, there is no way he could have walked off with any of our computers or equipment. I had to re-assure my boss that nothing could have been taken as we are following our security procedures at least as far as IT is concerned. That other door is an issue though and it has already been addressed.
I doubt we are going to see this asshole here again, but, I kinda wish we would.
My long time friend Michael and I were reminiscing about the time we caught a shop lifter at Orchard Supply Hardware and pinned him down on the ground until the cops arrived. He tried to get away several times, but, we just kept our weight down on him.
Anyway, excitement at the office yesterday.
You know me, a geek about technology. I just purchased online a pair of these video recording sunglasses from Pivothead. My hope is to take more video of my day so my Dad can get a better glimpse into my day to day life and to shoot some instructional video where I need my hands free.
There were times where I wanted to shoot some video or take a picture but, didn’t want to break out a camera to do so. Like, in a crowded subway train. We were packed in like sardines. If I had these glasses I could just press a button and take a picture of shoot video.
The camera is right above the nose. These are fairly inconspicuous unless someone looks really close at them. Gotta be careful wearing them into the bathroom.
I own my truck. I owed about another $17,000 on my truck loan so I took out a loan against my 401k and paid it off. The interest rate on my 401k loan is way lower and I’m paying the interest back to myself. I don’t fully understand how that works, but, that’s what it is.
My truck can’t be taken away from now. It’s mine and maybe I’ll actually be able to save a little money each paycheck instead of having to dip into my savings.
As I stood waiting for my T or N train I took this very short video.
Periodically, I will do an internet search for my best friend in High School, Marty. I haven’t been in contact with him for about 20 years now. His full name is actually Martin Manuel Baker. Today I got the bug to do another search but this time I searched for pictures and low and behold, I found a picture of him.
Latey, there has been quite a few sites pop up that want our money to do background checks on people. Apparently, Marty was arrested 4 years ago in Lake, CA and his mug shot can be found on these various sites.
He still looks the same to me. Hes had mental issues in the past and probably still does. At least he doesn’t look sun burned from being homeless. He should be paying rent somewhere on our tax dollars. I hope he is OK.