Sunday, December 31, 2017

I'm done trying to be a Microsoft fan....

Dear Microsoft;
I'm done trying to be a Microsoft fan. I've always been a Microsoft guy. From DOS 6.22 to Windows 1.0 ( I've got an original sealed box) and to Windows X. Even through Millenium and BOB....

I give up. You started to get it right when you came up Microsoft mice, joysticks, keyboards and the Gaming Zone and then with the Zune. Go ahead everyone and laugh but there a tons of those units still out there working and they are getting big money on Ebay and Amazon still because they were amazing little units. You blew it when you tried to be into the social media crap. Just build great hardware with an intuitive GUI and you'll rock the world, which btw you had with the Zune and the Windows phone.

When you entered the smartphone market with Windows mobile and then you bought the NOKIA phone division, I thought "Awesome, they're catching on", and you made a great bunch of phones with amazing abilities and then caved in because there weren't enough Apple/Android type apps available to compete with Apple and Android. Seriously now, how many fart machine apps does one system need? You had all the important apps and you could've licensed the ones that were trending, but no, you folded.

I'm tired of looking to you to support what was working and now you're not interested anymore.
Please get a CEO from this planet and divert your abilities to solid, glitch-free hardware and software. Apple should have died a long time ago with all it's glitches, Genius-free stores and the whole "We're better and can charge more for atrocious hardware and software because we came up with the IPod and IPad". Great products in theory but glitchy at best. You've always had so much better talent. You just didn't know how to use them and when to hang on for the long haul.

Zune's gone but I still take it to the gym everyday and it is still rockin' the Eagles in amazing sound. I'm still using my Windows 10 phone and it just works seamlessly. You're not getting it. Don't try to be the trend setter, be the company that just plain works when you need it as you need it. Duh...

Sunday, October 22, 2017

What is with the political rage?

I think something has been added to the Democratic parties water and I don't think it's healthy. I have some Liberal and Democratic friends and even they are trying to distance themselves from some of their "representatives" in D.C. The ''Wilson and Waters" show has my friends looking towards the GOP for sanity. ( I personally think that is hilarious)
I finally figured this whole thing out; it is the WWE, DC style. Seriously, it's just like big-time wrestling and the only thing missing is Vince McMann and the Grand Wizard....
I do think President Trump is doing what he promised and sometimes his command of semantics is sketchy but his heart is in the right place and that bugs the living sh** out of the Democratic/Liberal/AntiFa party.
Fear not; the wacky dems are the best reelection platforms we could ever ask for. We don't need gun control; we need wacky dem/lib/antifa control..... And seriously....Rep. Wilson copying the Bella Abzug hat thing, really unoriginal and really bordering on 941 material...

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ellicottville, NY - Nice place to visit for sure

Took a 340 mile ride to do some law enforcement training out in Cattaraugus county which is just north of Salamanca on 86/17 in western NY.  We stayed in Ellicottville  at the Wingate Hotel and worked in Little Valley.
It was an amazing quiet 4 days and was a welcome slow down over the Capital district traffic mayhem and bustle. More than enough to do with all the shops and boating to zip lining at the nearby ski resorts sporting summer activities.
If you like small towns, nice people and good food get in the car and get moving. This weekend July 29 and 30 is the Jazz and Blues Fest. Catch some music and then head over to the Gin Mill on Washington Street for some awesome bar food and suds. I did and I'm going back soon with the better half.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Today's Police Officer

NYPD Police Officer Miosotis Familia was shot in the back of the head while sitting in a police car. She spent 12 years on the force doing what she loved best while raising 3 children. She was shot for being a cop. 67 law enforcement officers have been killed so far this year. 50,000 more will be assaulted this year. From California to New York over 200,000 men and women wear a shield and the prerequisites to do this have changed immensely.

What is required in most states to become a cop:
  • A desire to want to help your community. 
  • NO  criminal history and good driving record.
  • A high school diploma and a college degree.
  • Pass a civil service exam ( and score high enough to be reachable).
  • Pass the physical agility test.
  • Pass the medical physical and drug test.
  • Take an oath of office.
  • 6-8 months of basic police training.
  • 1 year of probation and mentoring.
  • Wear a camera that only proves you were telling the truth.
The problems:
  • There are some bad apples in every profession and are dealt within policy and law.
  • Once cleared by internal affairs no one should indicted and tried to appease the "morally outraged".
  • People should know the facts before trial by social networking.
  • Criminals looking to assault a cop because the "urban" culture embraces violence.
  • Community activists without a clue. Also known as "politicians".
  • Hate groups (and they know who they are) which includes some high-profile "religious" leaders.
  • Politicians with no understanding of what it takes to be torn from two sides after you defend your life or another's. They can't hold a real job and there should be the conversation about 2 term limits.
  • Judicial activists that don't think that the crime the defendant committed was all that bad and lets the felon out on their own reconnaissance for the third time only to have that felon kill someone's child.
  • Sanctuary cities. Immigration Laws are just that, laws. Civil leaders, elected or appointed that don't comply should be federally prosecuted for violating those laws.
  • Stop blaming guns. Laws like the "Safe Act" only create criminals out of law-abiding citizens. Criminals don't care how many bullets they have in the magazine.
  • News media,,,no strike that, "entertainment industry media". There are few real reporters anymore. The current model is to beat a subject to death even when everyone knows it's BS and make yourself the news.
How do we fix this?
  • Protests are fine if done civilly. Do not allow riots. If someone is burning a building or breaking windows in the interest of "social outrage", lock them up immediately. 
  • Incarcerate those who instigate violence and don't preach to me about 1st amendment rights; you can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater. 
  • The media must STOP giving a podium to criminals, hate groups and morons.
I did this job for over 20 years, survived and retired. I have been training LEOs for the last 17 years and the job isn't getting any easier or less technical. Unless you've been a cop you don't really understand what it takes to be one. It is a huge sacrifice and burden for your family and friends. You find yourself becoming very conservative-minded because you seen what "liberal" policies have done. You finally understand that the biggest racist is the one yelling "racist" because it's not the color of your skin or their's. It's your uniform they hate.
God bless all law enforcement and their friends and families,