Shark repellent fails on first try

Why is it always my home state of Florida? Why?

At any rate, people — magical magnets will not repel sharks, cure your arthritis, or decrease your body odor. If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is …

“I got this for Christmas,” Zack said, showing us the green plastic band that looks like a watch with no face, “It is a shark band and it was supposed to keep sharks away and the first time I wore it, and I go surfing a lot, but the first time I wore it- I get bit.”

If you really want something that works, you need a ju ju bag.


Ebook review: Linux for Beginners An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line by Jason Cannon

This was originally posted on my Facebook account and I’ve decided to repost it here. Let me know if you want to see more Linux ebook reviews.

Why I hate Windows

book-1851268_960_720I use Windows and Manjaro Linux. I have in the past used several Linux OS’ and I’ve used Windows since Windows 3.1. I don’t just dislike what Windows has become — I hate it.

This morning, I sat down with my coffee to check my emails. My computer seemed a little slow but my emails eventually arrived. I decided to boot up my favorite MMO Guild Wars 2 and it failed to connect. How odd? On my third try, I finally connected to Guild Wars and noticed a little lag. The little lag turned into “completely frozen”.  The culprit Windows was updating.

Windows had sucked the life out of my bandwidth with “no” warning. At least with Manjaro  tells me that updates are available and I download my updates when I want them.  Come on Windows, you can do better than that …

Jungle Book film racism warning

Here is one of the reasons why Hollywood is cranking out so much crap lately. A simple story like Kipling’s The Jungle Book (link), when spun to the silliest angle, is considered racist.


Disney’s new live-action version of the 1967 film will have to take great care not to cause offence, critics say […] Disney’s animated adaptation have long been criticised for their racist overtones, and critics warn that it will take more than talking animals and other visual effects to avoid offence.

For god’s sake, let’s not offend anyone. You better be careful how you approach classic stories for fear that some pinhead might be offended. Having said that, it would seem that some of the “offended” make careers of being — offended.

My suggestion, screw Hollywood and those who feel the need to cry racism at the drop of a hat, just read the book. How’s that for bare necessities???

April Fools Day or is it?

Well it is April Fools Day or so they tell me … but is April Fools Day a trick? Maybe April Fools Day has been a gigantic prank. I must say that I get a good laugh out of the annual  April Fools story  cranked out by the media. Of course, a false story on April Fools Day loses it impact when the media gives us false/spun stories everyday.

Gaming … or as I like to call it my profanity time.

I am currently playing “War Thunder”, “World of Warplanes”, and the enhanced Steam version of “The Witcher”. While I enjoy War Thunder and World of Warplanes, I may not stay with them for very long. I really don’t care for the PVP heavy games. There are just to many Buzzards looking to knock off a noob. I’ve enjoyed The Witcher and I can see why the franchise has been so popular. I’ve played through the introduction and I am now in Chapter one … let’s see how this plays out.

Linux … yes, I am still using Linux.

I’m using Manjaro Linux and Peppermint. I believe that I will move the Linux posts back to this blog. That is not to say that I only use Linux. I also game with Windows 10 and I expect that I will edit my videos with Windows. Here is a look at my Manjaro desktop. Pretty ain’t he?


Yes, I love those classic monsters. My Peppermint OS features Frankenstein.


my_photo-1-4I plan to read  “Missing Connections: Challenging the Consensus” and “The Children Of Roswell”.In addition to those, I want to do a little Fiction with “Black City Saint”.

Before I go

I wanted to share this intro that I plan to use on my review videos. (link)

Signing off for the day ….

Have a safe weekend everyone, I have to collect Peppy before the neighbors get upset. He is barking at a plastic bag blowing around in the neighbor’s yard. To be fair, it is a creepy-looking bag …lol.


Extra coffee please

No seriously, I need some extra coffee to get going today. I don’t know if it is the heat, my backache, a funky mood, or just some strange alignment of the stars, but I am really out of sorts today — and have been for a couple of days. I hate the summer. At any rate, I have decided to take a sabbatical from my Attention Earthlings blog.

I’ll see how I feel in time, but the blog wasn’t generating discussion among the readers as I had hoped that it would and I felt as though it was pretty much a failure. I guess the last straw was when something broke on the template and I was just simply not in the mood to fix it.

Something old, something new …

I have been enjoying a couple of new games recently, anything to get me out of the heat, Skyforge and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic. Skyforge is a triple A mmo that is very sharp and professional. I suppose that the best part about Skyforge, for a cheap bastard like me, is that the game is free to play. Check out and see if the game is something that you might like to try. Skyforge is in open beta. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is an old game that I started some time ago but didn’t finish. The game is a bit glitchy but fun, and I am surprised that it plays on Windows 10.

Failure is not an option — it comes bundled with Windows…

I’ve been using Windows 10 for some time and the latest build 10240 seems to be very solid and stable.  I’ve had some problems with some of the builds but recently Windows has really firmed up. I was very concerned when my Steam games wouldn’t work, but that problem has been resolved and everything that I’ve tested seems to work. The new Windows will be available in a couple of days and you might want to try it on a non-essential computer.  Just between you and me — I prefer Linux.

Remember the words of Sydney Harris, “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”