Friday, December 31, 2021

Future Friday Predictions & Planning 12-31-2021

 Future Friday Predictions & Planning  12-31-2021

 I thought I would be so smooth skipping 12-31-2021 and doing the week before.... but that is 12-24-2021. Back to the 31st it is.

Which is to say that I am still skipping this Future Friday because of the last 2 years. going to start this new one a little different I think.

So any future predictions will be waiting until the last Friday on Jan and Jan is already going to be a tough crappy so. Why not? And no, that is not a prediction because I have to go to the dentist. It is a Thing and I do not like it.

So! no Future Friday today!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

A covid thing

 A covid thing

 Less then thrilling things to talk about to start. 

First I was at a wedding were absolutely no precautions were taken or followed by the reception company. I am suggesting heavily to the confirmed covid case to go after them. They were supposed to check for vax cards and didn't even do that. I know for a fact they were not enforcing any mask rules because not a single person mentioned being asked to & my family is full of mouthy nags. Outside of one or two employees? The majority of the employees were not wearing masks.

I'm vaxed & boosted and the same for my immediate family and fortunately I am an introvert extreme so I didn't have to even try very hard to isolate. 

A pet theory that is literally only applicable to my place of work, is that prior to covid being in the US in Jan or Fab 2019, my office got exposed to one virus and one flu-thing that went through the ranks for 2 months and knocked everyone on our butts. One was a weaker flu-like thing, that might have also been a virus, that was about a week long. The other was a virus that was horrible and took about two weeks to a month depending on the person.

From what my department can figure out is that as far as we know, none of us have gotten covid that had both of the other things. Or at the very least the harder hitting virus.

We all have also been getting the vax's and the boosters.

Again, this is a pet theory that only applies to my office and no place else.

It reminded me of the discovery of the small pox vax. With milk maids not getting small pox because they had had cow pox.

The symptoms were very similar but no one was hospitalized. Horrible hacking coff and fevers. We all tried to keep our distance as much as possible and sanitized everything but it still went through everyone.

I was lucky with the first week that I wasn't too too bad. But I was also lucky that I had a week vacation planed and was at my parents house for the worst of it. The third week when I was at home was bearable. My parents ended up catching it from me and fortunately they were both retired.

Again, there is no proof about this pet theory other then personal experience and the hope that we are right.

I think that what we had was a super early version of covid. There was one person that had traveled to what turned out to be a hot spot for covid. That was about one to two weeks before people started getting sick. The only reasion I knew someone had even traveled there was because my two coworkers that knew the person welcomed them back from their trip as we got breakfest one day.

There isn't a shred of actual proof that this is the origin of the virus we had in Nov & Dec 2018.

The only horrible way to prove this theory is if everyone at the wedding we went to got covid and the three of us didn't. That is not something I want to find out like that. 

I really can't over state that this is a pet theory. My family and I still got the vax and the boosterand will be getting any & all boosters that come out.

Ewan Dobson Music rec

Ewan Dobson of the techno acoustic guitar song that got super popular in the early days of youtube.

 Specifically this one. No not the original but it's the 12 string version which is also good.

 His main youtube channel is here:

He will sometimes do live videos in the early morning. Its fun.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Second Tuesdays Update 12-14-2021

Second Tuesdays Update 12-14-2021

And then there was snow. I am never fully ready for the snow.

At some point I am going to be making a post about my mechanical keyboard that i got. It's not the best but I like it and trying to use the click click as a reward to myself. The squeak might drive me batty tho...

You know, assuming that I actually type anything with it. My family loves the feel of it but my mom & sister don't really like the sound. My dad didn't think the squeak was that bad. 

My sister doesn't like the round key caps but she loves the colors.

Actually, the sound/feel reward for typing seems to work because this is the most i have typed in a long time in one sitting. I made a few other posts to social media and wow. Yeah this works for me.

Mechanical keyboard rabbit hole post will happen but... on to other things.

I was able to fill some gaps in the front deck/porch but not all of them. I really have to replace the steps and that will have to wait for next year. Most notably the draft has gone way down. there are still a few spots that I need to fill but it's an improvement. Baby steps.

The urge to paint some of the walls in my house is growing. but since I can't open any of the windows and I am not opening my doors to get a draft gonging, it's just going to have to wait until next year. The unfortunate bit is that the pink actually goes with the furniture bit I added and is starting to look good. but I can't stand it. That room is going to be a few shades of grey.

So! On to next month!

Monday, December 6, 2021

When All Else Fails Work for the IRS

 When All Else Fails Work for the IRS

 I wish this was a joke but sadly, this isn't.

I am sure that there are some people that have not heard about NFT's which had been un-regulated to a small point. Well! the easy money laundering is over because they are regulated and that means you have to pay taxes on them now!

So what does this have to do with working for the IRS? Simple! 

The short version is Head Hunting.

Or you could just apply to work for the IRS directly. Either way the thing is money money Money!

The IRS used to give a head hunting or a finders fee for legitimate reports of people not paying taxes. Both in house to employees and to non-employees. This was a super fast way for people to make money but it was also super hard to prove.

Until the digital age.

Some people were using the NFT's as being the next best thing because they are un-trackable and blah blah blah. Basically all the "good"reasons was just money laundering & scams. And the energy usage is destroying the earth.

But now they have to pay taxes on them. That means they HAVE to be track-able.

well.... since you know people have been talking these up and flaunting how much they have spent or 'invested' in NFT's? There is your easy head hunting. Right there. They literally did all the work for you.

Plus the IRS is always looking for people. One would assume that the legitimate and non-money laundering people will promptly look for someone to hire for helping them file their taxes.

Personally I am betting on some people belatedly claiming identity theft so you just know the credit card companies and banks are going to be a nightmare.

Speaking of banks. Banks have to tell the government about suspicions transaction or big transaction or yada yada. The old 'trick' of only sending someone $9,999 to avoid taxes is total bull. Banks do this for a living and they do not fear people trying to do a sneaky thing. They just let which ever bit og the government know to cover their own butts.

This is going to pan out poorly for the people who spent money on them.