I feel sad for everyone who let their time be stolen

It has now been four days since the enforced time disruption/theft which I and the people of the State of Arizona do not accept. And it has been a really wonderful, magical time.

All my clocks remained the same. I cannot tell you what a feeling of security, relief, and well-being it brings to not have disruption of your time forced upon you. It feels great.

It’s also so convenient. I did not have to worry about changing any watches, clocks, timers, etc. I only had to change the time zone on my mobile devices and my computers.

At first it seemed like it might be an issue having to readjust the times that others use to my time, but it’s turning out to be a very minor thing. Someone sets an appointment for 2 p.m. on their time, I know it’s for 3 p.m. on my time. It’s almost become innate now for me to do the translations.

There’s a spiritual side to this too. This time of year when the light changes and the seasons change is a magical, special time. The forced time disruption destroys this magic, but I have kept it. I feel like I’m in a special time realm and I feel sad for everyone who accepted the disruption. I have no question from the deepest level of my intuition that my time is the right time for Earth, for being a human under the sky.

So I have a message to you: If you made the terrible error to allow the disruption of your time to be forced upon you, you have already lost something magical and beautiful. But it’s not too late to repent, to ask forgiveness from the Mother Earth, Father sky, and the magical energy of the Cosmos and to take your time back.

Go to a sacred spot – create a sacred space somewhere outdoors and close to nature – and ask for forgiveness and tell Earth and Sky that you love them and that you will honor true time, which is your time, and that you will never let anyone take it from you.

Change the time zone on your computers and mobile devices down one hour and stay healthy

Change the time zone on your computers and mobile devices to undo the automatic end of Daylight Savings Time which just occurred last night.

Go into the date and time settings on your device and look to see what your time zone is set to. Notice the number in the setting name. For example it might say -8 or -5. Select the next-lowest time zone (for example -7 or -4). So if you are in California -8 you can select Arizona -7. If you are in Eastern Time -5 you can select Atlantic Time -4.

Now your clock will be fixed. Just remember that every time set by other people will be an hour later than what they say. So if you have an appointment or meeting set for 2 p.m., it will actually be at 3 p.m. If you are supposed to start work at 9 a.m. you will actually have to start work at 10 a.m. If you get off work at 6 p.m. you will actually get off work at 7 p.m. If you are going to a concert scheduled for 8 p.m. it will actually be at 9 p.m.

Because of that you might want to ask your employer to allow you to adjust your schedule to start work one hour earlier in order to keep your clock correct.

If your employer is unwilling to accommodate you, consider switching jobs to a company which doesn’t force you to work until the evening hours and disrupt your natural, healthy rhythms.

Here’s a little mantra of affirmation that you can say:

I refuse to let societal stupidity fuck up my natural, healthy daily cyclic rhythms which I am adjusted to. I will keep my clock set to the same time that I always use because that is my basic right as a human being. I will adapt to the next several months by compensating for the hour difference in clock settings caused by mass stupidity. When people say the time is 3 p.m. I will know it is actually 4 p.m. and will not let their skewed times affect my life adversely.

I was sexually harassed and subject to humiliating and degrading treatment

In the city I live in, by employees of the city. I then reported the harassment to a non-profit agency which claims to represent transgender people and they claimed they would get back to me. I waited and waited and they never got back to me and subsequent attempts to communicate with them were ignored.

I reported the harassment to an supposed oversight agency and was subject to even more harassment. After I filed the report they never got back to me. When I followed up with them later they denied that anything wrong had happened (surprise).

I tried to find a civil rights attorney to handle the case and was forced to repeat the humiliating, degrading story of my abuse multiple and each time was denied assistance.

The idea that people can be held accountable for violation and abuse is an illusion. It’s something that people may think from watching tv but it is not how the world works.

The idea that there are organizations which will help you and stand up for you if you’ve been victimized is also an illusion.

Messing with PHP and SQLite


Started working on a project in PHP. PHP was one of the first CS courses I took and at the time I was still learning how to learn languages so my notes weren’t good. Actually the project I was working on was a system to dynamically display my notes online from a source directory and using syntax highlighting.

This project is giving me an opportunity to create the PHP notes I need and also to refresh myself with the language. It’s such a cool language especially now at v.7.

So I kind of got sidetracked on my project and ended up spending a whole day figuring out how to use PHP with SQLite3. Here is some code. This page creates a sample SQLite3 database and then does a basic query.

For this to run you need both sqlite3 and the php-sqlite3 extension installed.

I deliberately left in some commented-out lines after I implemented other/better ways to accomplish the same thing.

You can see the script in action here.

Credit to the excellent official PHP documentation for SQLite3 and the many informative comments.

Also major credit to the extremely great book Learning PHP, MySQL, & JavaScript by Robin Nixon.

Special thanks to the totally kickass WordPress plugin Crayon Syntax Highlighter!

Cannabis: A marginally-useful anti-emetic herb, a pernicious problem

Hundreds of Illegal Marijuana Grow Operations Sprout in the Shadow of Mount Shasta

And of course you knew it had to be “refugee” invaders:
Hmong Settlers Say Siskiyou County Pot-Grow Crackdown Smells Like Discrimination

Cannabis abuse and its widespread criminal cultivation is a serious problem. It is useful as an anti-emetic herb and even its medical use has been seriously abused. No serious medical practicioner would ever recommend consuming cannabis via combustion because of the toxic byproducts which result from combustion.

A lot of people abuse cannabis. I have known many – people who smoke it every day. Occasional recreational use is probably not that bad but even for recreational use combustion is still extremely bad.

The problem with criminal cultivation is really serious. I support these men who are busting the criminal cultivation operations. Even more though, this news story makes me sad that there are so many directionless people wasting their time engaging in behavior like this instead of cultivating themselves.

So much for Ecotopia. Thanks libshits for turning California into a dystopic, dysgenic, crime-infested, toxic hell hole.

Toxic Chemicals Killing California Wildlife At Illegal Marijuana Grows

It’s 2017.

It’s 2017 and national socialism is making a comeback.

Talk about a pendulum swing.

 

 

 

Peace love and Surya 卐✋

These women have been called prostitutes

These women have been called prostitutes. But they are not prostitutes. They are far, far lower than prostitutes. Prostitutes don’t enable abusers and rapists. Prostitutes have much more dignity and integrity.

We live in an abuse culture.  In my other post on Firefox 57 extensions I mention two extensions which block the videos which many websites attempt to cram down people’s throats involuntarily, not unlike Harvey Weinstein.

We see Weinstein-type abuse all around is in the world.  It is the standard for how most companies operate in America.  They abuse and fuckover people to the greatest extent possible.

It could be your bank.  It could be your utility company.  Your network provider.  Your mobile carrier.  Your doctor.  Your medicine manufacturer.  Your grocery store.  Your landlord.  Your government.  Facebook is one huge, massive Weinstein down-your-throat fuckover.

We live in a fuckover abuse society in which people are trained at the highest Ivy League academic institutions to be efficient Weinsteins effective at delivering maximum fuckover.

Prostitutes have more dignity and integrity than all these rancid fucks.

Wireless security WPA2 KRACK vulnerability, still no Android patch

UPDATE – Microsoft, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and others have all released updates to address the WPA2 KRACK vulnerability. See the bottom of this page for more info.

The WPA2 security protocol for wireless networks has been compromised. This means that the wireless connections on your home network are insecure. Since most people assume that their home network is secure they enable a lot of things such as file sharing without passwords.

With the current compromise of WPA2 people can tap into traffic on your home wifi network.

Orphaned devices may never be updated by manufacturers. Now’s a good time to watch very carefully and see how the various manufacturers and equipment/service providers respond. Many only want to be responsible for the devices they sell up the the point of acquisition by consumers, leaving people screwed. Others will be responsible and try to provide immediate updates.


UPDATE

Microsoft is the has already addressed the vulnerability as of their October 10th update release. Run Windows Update immediately and you should be ok. The KRACK wifi vulnerability was fixed with their October 10 update release.

Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, and other Linux distros have now released updates.

Netgear has made an announcement stating that their wireless routers are only vulnerable if set to bridge mode, which is not the default mode for the vast majority of users.

I predict Android will be a disaster with this as per usual unless you have a flagship device that’s less than a year or so old.

People will also be screwed with things like printers. I doubt companies like Canon or HP are going to release firmware patches for the vast majority of their printers and scanners.

Microsoft Word 2016 configuration notes

Change default document template to single-spacing (Word 2016)

Windows start -> Search -> %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates

opens in Explorer:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\

in blank document in Word 2016:

Home tab -> Styles -> right click Normal -> select Modify

change font to Calibri 11 pt. (other good fonts or this)

click single-spacing icon (near center)

click Format -> Paragraph

change Spacing before and after values to 0

Save as Word Macro-enabled templace (dotm) named Normal2.dotm

navigate back to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\

save as Normal2.dotm

in Explorer rename Normal.dotm to Normal-ORIG.dotm

rename Normal2.dotm to Normal.dotm


Other settings

View tab -> Zoom -> click Page Width icon (lower right)

File -> Options

Proofing -> AutoCorrect Options

uncheck Correct TWo INitial CApitals
uncheck Capitalize first letter of sentences
uncheck Capitalize first letter of table cells
uncheck Correct accidental usage of CAPS LOCK key

Office Theme – Dark Gray

uncheck “Show the Start screen when … starts”

Advanced -> Cut, copy, and paste

Pasting between documents -> Keep Text Only
Pasting from other docs -> Keep Text Only

Advanced -> General

uncheck “Provide feedback with animation”

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