What a Zoo
What a Zoo
We are here…
We are here…
1.2 million worker shortage in this video is blamed on
Retirement – Resignation – Training – Unemployment benefits
but no mention of the spread of a disabling vascular disease through the factory and warehouses full of unmasked workers haha.
Almost like they think they are going to rewrite history just by declaring nothing happened. Silly Murica. I’m sure this is sustainable
I’m annoyed I haven’t had the focus to be able to write in a couple of weeks so I will take this social media post, which was too long for social media, and make it a more lasting blog post. I am no health expert, all I do is share how I keep myself in the shape I am in with relatively little effort. I had written a blog post a couple of weeks ago but didn’t post it as I didn’t like how it turned out.
IMO The best way to lose weight is to cut more fat out of your diet, not add exercise.
The easiest way to do that is to cut back on how much meat you consume. Especially after what modern farming has done to things like chickens… The meat is full of it now.
Being active isn’t about losing weight as much as it is about keeping your muscles active… It forces you to use your heart and lungs more than you normally would
If it’s purely about weight loss to you then you are doing it wrong. Weight control is about diet, not exercise
The problem with changing your activity level instead of your diet is that you are then required to keep that up… not only to keep the weight off but to keep the gains.
People think you can fit daily activity into 2 hours at the gym a few times a week… not how it works
They try to do the same thing with sleep… they try to stay up later rather than getting restful sleep and waking up earlier.
Avoiding lowering food intake is like trying to sleep on weekends to catch up on sleep… It doesn’t work.
So it has been awhile…. again. I would apologize for this but it’s not like I have taken the time to build an active following on my blog. Life has been a zoo which has taken a lot of my time but also means I have a fair bit to write about now. I will likely be shifting away from tech related things for the time being as I need to put on a different hat to accommodate the skills I will need. It was never my intention to make a tech blog.
What have I been up to these last few months? Well the landlord situation hasn’t improved but he and his paralegal now understand how screwed they are and suddenly I am dealing with issues with the cops where they seem to be helping him by refusing to enforce laws or collect evidence until it’s me they want to “handle”, then suddenly laws and evidence are important again. I can’t tell if they are stupid, or if they think I am stupid… maybe both. The behaviour is identical to COVID minimizers, which many cops are so it’s not exactly surprising. Both situations have gone on for 5 – 6 years now steadily so I would lean towards it being targeted…. particularly since I’ve noticed the cops suddenly try to enforce speed limits on the one route they know I always take, again I think they are under the impression I am stupid when in reality I am just autistic and thus more likely to notice the patterns abusers tend to exhibit.
I have an answer about my injury now as well, got that at the end of October… I don’t know how long my knee will take to heal up as I have a tear in the meniscus of my right knee and a lack of access to care during the unmitigated spread of multiple viruses causing much of our healthcare system to collapse, along with our government trying to save money and push us into privatized healthcare means they thought it was a FANTASTIC idea to cut off our access to virtual appointments. This leaves it difficult for me to access my own doctor until I replace my car that is falling apart after being rear ended and the cops mishandling it, this will come up in later posts. Thankfully the rest of my injuries, my entire right side, have healed up and are at the stage of having to be careful not to re-injure, they are easier to irritate than they were before I fell about a year ago.
I am still most active on Twitter focused mostly on important topics but have started to migrate more and more towards Mastodon, and some of the other instances out there. I have been intending to start doing this for a few weeks now but haven’t had the energy to do the initial setup for writing. Currently I am hosting my blog here but I would like to move it to my own server, and a .ca instead of .com web address. We will see how that goes, I have it sort of running but was having technical issues in setting up the routing for it, had it working then changed something, I don’t think I will have the time to mess with it for a bit. As life goes. Even without the time to do that now I can still find the time to work on progressing with my blog, this was my original goal around 4 years ago. It was why I even became active on Twitter and took my account off private after my divorce. Basically getting back to writing like I used to enjoy years prior… prior meeting my ex-wife. Twitch is the hobby, not the end goal, as I don’t like being on camera enough to do Twitch and people don’t seem so fond of just hearing a voice. Writing, even when I’m not great at spelling or grammar, is fun and Twitter and recent world events have shown me that I, to my surprise, actually do have important things to say that should be heard.
So… What do I plan to write about in the coming weeks?
As I intended originally I plan to write about the situation with my landlord. Since I last posted about it I have put together a lot of the evidence for the hearing, which was on November 8th 2022 and was put off to another date, that we don’t have yet, for time concerns due to the apparent complexity of the evidence. Had they actually listened to it then it would have been thrown out within a few minutes due to the errors in their filing alone, even without the situation with my leg being on them thus the entire case actually being fraud. I would go into more depth now but that would remove the point of writing about it later, there is a fair amount of harassment with it from their end at this point.
I also intend to write about my dealing with the local police, and how they seem pretty determined to create a situation with me by refusing to collect evidence, then standing with each other through camaraderie instead of the evidence they refuse to even collect. Again for the sake of something to write about later and to keep this blog post a post instead of a book I won’t get too into depth with this yet. Needless to say I’ve had enough dealings with authoritative bullies in my life to know when they are working together against their actual positions to save their own behinds instead of doing the job they were hired to do. Thankfully they told me who to go to this last phone call to attempt to get out of doing work (this is a common excuse with local police here) they told me who to report them to before they knew what I was reporting… again… complete negligence.
I will also likely get into the topics I actively talk about on Twitter and Mastodon in more depth as I learn better ways to communicate those things. My issue has always been learning the terms to explain it to others more than actually understanding the topic, understanding the topic is relatively easy for me if I’m honest.
Life has been interesting to say the least but I have now spent the time to setup my writing environment so my original goal of posting at least every Sunday should be more realistic now. I have setup my old laptop to be a writing device as well as my desktop for redundancy and portability. Writing is something I always come back to as something I enjoy, which I think is kind of obvious with how much I post on text based social media vs image or video based ones.
I am looking into learning markdown and seeing how I can use it on this current blog for better aesthetics and readability to my posts (there is a theme manager on here already that came with the web host and I’m not sure how it handles markdown)
Anyway I believe this is a good end for my return blog posts, here is hoping I keep up with it moving forward… give or take lol.
I’ll open with something I enjoyed first. Nothing to do with my landlord directly but I wouldn’t have been rushed to do my switch from Ubuntu to Arch if not for this situation and I am quite liking being on Arch as a workstation. It’s making putting the documents together easier on me because I am happier in the environment I am doing it in. In general this is a pretty terrible experience on me and isn’t something anyone should be putting up with.
After another couple of days going through the text and email communications between my landlord and I, I missed posting on here. I’m a little upset about this because I promised I would do it yesterday and told myself it would be a proper post. Yet here we are, me feeling exhausted while needing to go grocery shopping and to spend far too much on ink cartridges so I have paper copies of the text logs I have put together. I shouldn’t have to do this but here we are instead.
I cannot change the past, and I cannot change needing a break from dealing with the nonsense this word insists I deal with. I have a tally count to summarise the 34 page log that doesn’t include emails. I was going to pull out some of his better comments to me but I can save that for another post when I have the time. I do plan to vent about this situation on here, maybe we can work towards setting a precedent so rights are upheld instead of making people fight for them while impoverishing them at the same time. I will say though that procrastinating on looking at it for a day this weekend did cause me to remember I’m a coder and don’t need others to decode files for me and turn them into tables. I can use python and Pandas. Turned hours and hours of work into just a few minutes of coding, which was nice to allow me to catch my breath. Making text logs viewable is a pain.
Anyways, my blog theme handler is being super annoying again so I’m going to end this here and maybe make some breakfast. I really need to have time to organise this as well but I am only one person haha.
Texts = 20
WhatsApp = 13
Emails = 12
Physical = 3
Total = 48
Electrical = 6
Heat = 7
Shower/plumbing/kitchen taps = 7
Pests = 5
Fall from no salt = 7
Total = 32
Lacked functioning heat = 2 years
Electrical issues = 5 years
Plumbing and water issues = 4 years
Pests = 4 years
For starters.. let’s all hope I can remember my tab spacing choice (5 spaces this time). Since when I write on my browser I don’t know how to accomplish it with the press of a key yet and always forget to google it. Has to be worth throwing myself off a writing mood to look it up and I always forget by the end.
Today started with catching up on sleep accidentally, I am testing out THC pills akin more to taking an Advil or Motrin rather than smoking and hurting my lungs. But also not taking them today as I still don’t know how they effect me for daily activities yet and I need to go out and do things. I felt overly anxious due to the things I need to deal with this week so I took some time for a 10 minute guided meditation session to help set the tone of the day, helps keep me and my child calm through the busyness. Outside of that it’s mostly been having to fix my PC because I decided a 500 GIG SSD isn’t large enough for my Ubuntu install to be a daily driver and windows would be relegated to the smaller drive and Ubuntu would get the 1TB SSD. Alas if I wasn’t poor I would just have two 1TB SSDs instead. Well in my attempt to just clone it over I learned that although it used to work with how bios boot records were handled, it doesn’t work with UEFI. Now I could learn how to sort this out as I am running off of the 1TB drive anyways but it would take me more time than just backing up my games and reinstalling Ubuntu and Windows fresh. Which is crazy to think of.. But most of the wait used to be updating if I am honest. But I’ve spent a couple of hours backing up Games and am almost ready to do a fresh install which is easy when Chome and VScode with git keep all of my important settings backed up.
The important tasks today are both my ultrasound for my leg so maybe I can see where that is at and a plan for recovery can be made, or I am going to find out I need a different scan that will take longer. For now the cane allows me limited mobility, but enough to do some grocery shopping and such. Outside of that the last 3 months has almost entirely been sitting in my apartment. Thankfully I have a nice office chair with lots of adjustments so I can stay comfortable and adjust it when I hurt to get more time out of bed. Maybe most people might be concerned about it, I’m just happy to be headed towards knowing if I should be looking at life going back to normal or if I am looking at a big change. Both are a lot of work currently so I’d like to know where I’m at before progressing greatly, unfortunately seeing a doctor after the pandemic is proving to take far longer than it used to.
Secondly I have to vote. Okay, I don’t have to today I could do it later this week but I have other things to do and would rather just get it out of the way the first day I can do it. The local early polling location just opened today, some of the others opened earlier but I wanted to wait for the closer one. It’s more of an annoyance since I am just voting between choice which all are about the same, for the ones with a chance anyways, and all three have made it very clear they work for themselves and not us. I’m just hoping it’s dead since I have to wait until later in the evening to go.
This week I need to day with several things. Most importantly being writing a long letter to several people in leadership and media positions locally, provincially, and federally given I have hit an impasse with their system not making sense for what it enforces.. it has hit that point. While also juggling the several massive financially issues this whole multi year long situation has caused. It isn’t right they ask the victim to compromise after they have already to a degree well beyond what the general compensation rules even cover….. It’s going to take a day or two and a lot of focus. I have spent the last several days planning on it’s structure and topics in my mind hoping I do a half decent job at writing it so others can understand it clearly. I planned to write about how it all goes here. People tend to like hearing about this sort of drama when I talk about it so I thought I would share not only to make noise towards it for myself but also so others who might be in this situation might find a way to approach their own plight without going down the usual dark road many people would dealing with this.
Maybe as I put together more of the evidence I plan to use for a letter I will most likely take the entire week and weekend to put together with the evidence, I can write about it here. I need the evidence elsewhere so this this is a two bird with one stone situation although I would much rather focus on one thing rather than two.
The sooner I get all of this sorted the sooner I can get back to coding and working on bettering things in general.