A gotcha moment today

So today we were having a long discussion with a certain Ambassador and a certain fact emerged. Said Ambassador said he was sometimes known as a know it all.

And I deployed “You know the old saw, those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who do.”

It was funny as all hell.

Weather in 30313 Atlanta

So I’ve experience weather in a few places, like Rhode Island, Massachusetts and even places like Maine, New Hampshire, Florida etc.

We’ve been in the Atlanta area for six months now. And I will say it will be sunny and warm and then suddenly the sky will open up and dump torrential rain on you before dissipating and drying out a few hours later. This seems to be a common thing between Georgia and Florida. Just that say Atlanta has drainage infrastructure so it’s not too bad.

Today’s weather – it was sunny and about 85F and then around 3PM the sky darkened and a torrential rain fell upon the ground. Now at 7:30PM (That’s 19:30 hours for we 24 hour types) the ground and everything are mostly dried out. Nice!

On Cursing

So apparently there’s a rule here where we cannot cuss out another party. But here’s the thing, when I cuss at something it is almost never another person, but a group, policy or what have you.

With that in mind I was thinking of curses I know in other languages. Such as in Italian and Spanish. Va Funcuolo (Go fuck yourself) Capo di Merde (Shithead in Italian) Cabeza de merde (Same thing in Spanish) But one Spanish curse that tickles me is apparently there’s a rule here where we cannot cuss out another party. But here’s the thing, when I cuss at something it is almost never another person, but a group, policy or what have you.

With that in mind I was thinking of curses I know in other languages. Such as in Italian and Spanish. Va Funcuolo (Go fuck yourself) Capo di Merde (Shithead in Italian) Cabeza de merde (Same thing in Spanish) But one Spanish curse that tickles me is Espero que te jodas por un pez which translates to I hope you get fucked by a fish.

And the weather in beautiful Atlanta – torrential downpour right now. No wonder it’s all green and blooming flowers on trees.

In one of today’s talks

We started on the Bible again. The speaker mentioned Genesis Chapter II, to which I responded “What is more interesting to me is Genesis Chapter IV, verses 16 through 20. I’d like to know who the people in Nod were.”

The presenter gave a vacuous answer but I hope I was the little poison pill. I do so enjoy two things in life, being the devils advocate aka poison pill and deflating ego. Nothing give me more pleasure.

Hearing Aid Prices

Just saw a news blurb about how many states and insurance companies aren’t covering hearing aids for kids. The average cost $3000 to $5000.

Now as an adult I’m a candidate for one for my right ear. That being said hearing aids are nothing but an amplifier, digital signal processor. The chip(s) in the device maybe cost a dollar, the injection molded plastic say another dollar. so profits go from $2998 to $4998. That’s ludicrous. even if we add in intellectual property of $100 it still comes nowhere close to what they charge. It reeks of that asshole Martin Skrelli who’s now serving a nice little prison term somewhere. We need to start jailing more CEO’s who rape the public.

Check this, check that

The place where we’re staying – you have to check in daily. I was told this evening that my blind spouse didn’t check in. I said I know for a fact that they said his assignment and mine and gotcha. So from this point forward I will have to stand and check what they write down.

I told the party who said this to me that we can chalk this one up as clerical error.

Soon enough we’ll no longer have to put up with this shit. And I might add you don’t want to cross me.

Interesting tidbits

So I’m known as knowing IT very well around here. My reputation is one where nobody crosses me.

I’ve presented a class on the History of Computing and Counting Systems. Got quite a few compliments on that one. Next I want to teach them to code, likely using Python. It’s great fun.

Start the new job on the 24th of the month. I’m sort of excited by the prospect. Even had another interview over Skype with a headhunter – it was supposed to be for 30 minutes but she and I went on for a full hour. I had her laughing like crazy – I suppose had I been a straight guy I would have gotten a date. But alas, that’s not to be.