• Laptop Reload

    My aging MacBook Pro has been running really slow and sluggish for QUITE some time now. I decided to reload her yesterday.

    I backed up all the important junk, formatted the drive, and did a fresh install of macOS 10.13 High Sierra.  I spent the rest of the evening installing updates, software, and all that fun stuff.

    So far, so good!  She seems to be running a lot better, not sluggish, etc.  I also didn’t bother reloading half the software that was on there. I don’t use it for gaming anymore, so no need to install all the games.  I also skipped the streaming software, and some other junk I just didn’t use anymore.

    The laptop is much more streamlined now, and running good.  I hope it keeps it up.  This weekend will be her first real test, as I need to stream the Prize Drawing from the Schoodic Lake Ice Fishing Derby.


  • Diablo III Strikes Again

    I’ve been sucked back into Diablo III. I’ve been playing the last 2 weeks with my friends Cameron and Arthur, and we’re having a blast.

    I always enjoyed the game, just more when I have people to play it with – it gets boring otherwise.

    I’ve been helping them get their characters leveled and geared up. I managed to upgrade my Demon Hunter quite a bit and she is much more powerful now.

    Tonight, Cameron and I started playing new characters to play through the story. He’s got a Necromancer, I’m using a Crusader I started eons ago and never did anything with. We are already level 40.

    My Characters


  • The State of Seth -OR- Betrayal & Facebook

    The last week has been pretty crazy.

    On the 1st of February, I was laid off from Beal College, as they eliminated my position. I’m still coming to terms with the shock over this… I loved my job! I did it very well, everyone was always praising me. My coworkers loved me. We got a new boss, and I guess he didn’t like me. My position was eliminated and I’m out the door.

    I’ve never felt so betrayed by any of my employers before 🙁 I gave everything to that job, did my best, and it still wasn’t enough. It just makes me feel pretty damn worthless at this point.

    Then, to add insult to injury, Saturday morning my Facebook account got disabled again. Once again, not a single clue as to why – and no response from Facebook. I’m wondering if it had something to do with being laid off this time. After I was laid off, I was removed as an admin from several Facebook Pages & Groups.

    Unfortunately, Beal had a “business” account for managing their ads and crap that was separate. I have a feeling I wasn’t removed from that, and it threw up some suspicious flag on my account where I was no longer an admin on the pages. Who honestly knows.

    So now I’m back to screwing with unemployment again. It’s already messed up, as my denied claim from after Sierra hadn’t run out. It isn’t seeming to let me add a new claim, says there’s an issue, but won’t tell me what the issue is. I’m going to have to call them up, and I’m not looking forward to it AT ALL.

    So that’s where I am right now. It isn’t the greatest of places.


  • Saturdays & Cuckoo Clocks

    Today was very relaxed. Buddy and I slept till almost 11am! I guess I needed it.

    I spent the afternoon super cleaning my bathroom, as it had been awhile since it got a full cleaning. It’s nearly spotless now.

    I then wrapped Christmas presents for tomorrow, as I’m having Christmas with my brother and his family.

    I then finally got motivated to hang my cuckoo clock! I ran into a bit of a problem though, as the bellows aren’t working in either of the clocks I have 😔

    I tinkered with them a little, but I got pretty nervous as they’re antiques. They belonged to my great grandmother, and they were literally made in Germany.

    I’m gonna see if Dad can help me fix it, as I know he has some experience tinkering with them. Mom & Dad have an American cuckoo they got as a wedding gift. My grandmother even had one! 

    Cuckoo Clocks seem to be a tradition in the Barden family.

    Since I forgot earlier this month, here are some pics of my Christmas Tree and decorations 🌲🎁


  • Relaxing Weekend

    I had a pretty relaxing weekend. Went Christmas shopping with Dad on Friday and got almost everything I need. 

    Spent Saturday hanging out with Perry. I also started watching a sci fi blast from the past: Sliders! I forgot how much liked this show back in the 90’s.

    Sunday was spent relaxing with Buddy and playing some Minecraft.  I got Buddy a cat tree for Christmas, and since I won’t be here in Christmas day he got it early 🙂 

    At first he was more interested in the box it came in, but he’s started digging on the post instead of the chair he normally does. I liked him up onto it with some treats and toy finally 🙂 I think he was scared to jump down from the top!


  • The Day of Printers

    Today was a long day at work.  I got to assist in installing about 2 dozen shiny new printers, and then configure and set them up.  It has been a long day.

    (The picture is not mine, I wish I’d thought to take one when we had them all lined up in the lobby.)

    All the printers are up and running, with only a few minor glitches.  One is printing a random line of gibberish, and I still need to configure the scanning portion of the multi-function printers.  

    I’m pretty proud that I managed to overhaul and update our insane printer mapping script without breaking it!  Not even once! Everyone is getting the correct printers mapped when they log into the server (knock on wood). Its pretty impressive.

    Tomorrow I need to re-claim my office.  Its full of a handful of old printers, and a mountain of boxes of the new computers and laptops that arrived today!


  • The Facebook Debacle

    I never figured out why my Facebook account got disabled.  They refused to tell me, and as best I can tell I did nothing wrong. So who flipping knows.

    I created a new account, and so far nobody has cared.  I’ve decided not to bother re-creating my WayFar Design and Minecraft Facebook Pages, they had very few followers and I don’t wanna take the effort to set them back up honestly.

    If anybody needs my new account, here’s the link.


  • So its come to this.

    I just received this from Facebook:

    Hi Seth,

    We’ve determined that you are ineligible to use Facebook. To learn more about Facebook’s policies, please review the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities:

    https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/?ref=cr

    Unfortunately, for safety and security reasons, we can’t provide additional information as to why your account was disabled. We appreciate your understanding, as this decision is final.

    Thanks,

    Anita