Mockumentary Madness

I had a crazy idea for a mockumentary called Chairs of Fire.  It’s where The Fast and the Furious meets Murderball.  Where people bound in power wheelchairs have them modified for underground street racing.  I know it is crazy.

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Tao of politics

Taoism is symbolized by the Yin-Yang.  A joining of opposite forces in a swirling pattern, the positive and the negative, but there also is a dot of the opposite in each.  A positive in the negative and a negative in the positive.  Why would these dots be there?  From what little I know about the Tao it is to represent something bad can come out of something good and something good can come out of something bad.  Sounds a little paradoxical, but let me explain my logic.

Something bad come out of something good?  That would be hubris or the saying no good deed goes unpunished.  Examples would be the anti-abortion movement.  They believe they are fighting the good fight because they are saving babies, but they don’t figure in other factors.  They don’t think about the mother’s life or the baby was conceived by rape or incest.  Other examples are the Reagan revolution where cutting government programs will help the people because money will trickle down, thou it never will.

Something good come out of something bad?  That would be non-violent revolutions like the color revolutions like the Yellow Revolution in the Philippines around 1986 that took Marcos out of power or the Bulldozer Revolution in Yugoslavia in 2000.

Now lets look at the USA with the current political climate.  Since Donald Trump taking office has made some historically bad decisions.  I believe in his mind he is doing something good only it is doing something bad.  From something bad the people are rising up to stop him.  I am glad this is being done from day one because this is the good that is coming out of something bad.  This is USA’s color revolution.

It is about the dash

If you ever have looked at my last name I have a dash or hyphen in it.  If you ever had questions about how it got there, I am going to tell you.  It is a clerical error when my great-great grandparents were getting U.S. citizenship in 1874 at Cortland, NY.  Originally the name was spelled Horstkötter and when getting citizenship it got changed to Horst-Kotter.

Batman vs. Daredevil

I am a fan of Netflix Daredevil series.  It is dark and gritty.  He is like a poor man’s Batman.  Then I got the think about who would win a fight between Batman and Daredevil?  I think Daredevil would win, and here is why.  Let’s strip away the costumes to the men underneath.  Bruce Wayne is a 1% in the high society of Gotham.  A spoiled little rich kid with no parents and their money.  Matt Murdoch is born working class on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen.  He is a survivor and knows real adversity.

Sad Puppies are Much Fun

SAD PUPPIES

parody of Dead Puppies by Ogden Edsl

Sad puppies, sad puppies
Sad puppies aren’t much fun

They want to say mean things
They want all the bling
Sad puppies aren’t much fun

Those puppy cried late twenty-fourteen
They keep making an awful scene
Sad puppies aren’t much fun, no, no, no

They says puppy’s days are through
They say they’re going to lose
Sad puppies aren’t much fun

Sad puppies, sad, sad, sad, sad puppies
Sad puppies aren’t much fun
Come on everybody out there, sing along, okay

Sad, sad, sad, sad puppies
Sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad puppies
Sad puppies aren’t much fun

One more time for rolling resca
Sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad puppies
Sad puppies aren’t much fun

They say it is spring?

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This is outside my window the morning on 4/4/2016.  The calendar says spring but outside looks like winter.  We hit a cold snap and it got me thinking of a Time magazine article I read back in 2000.  Says the melting ice caps will cause an ice age.  You’re going to ask how would that happen?  The article says that the melting enters cold fresh water in the oceans in the higher latitudes causing the currents from the equator to prevent the warm temps getting that high and causing an ice age.  Here is a link that talks about my point: How Global Warming will Cause the Next Ice Age

Return of the R.U.D.I. project.

A few years ago I was helping out with a scifi convention and wanted to make a robot as a mascot.  I tried to learn programming arduino boards to do it.  Tried as hard as I could but couldn’t get the board programmed to work.  I scraped the project and gave some of the parts away.  Years later I was looking on Instructables and found out about the EZ-Robot Developer Kit.  So I ordered the kit and am going back to creating R.U.D.I. again.  Bring him to EerieCon
in Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY area to entertain the guests.  Will keep you posted.

P.S. R.U.D.I. stands for Rudimentary Utility Droid Intelligence.

Bigger and Better Things?

On Friday February 19, 2016 I quit my job at Paychex and am going to start a new job on Monday February 22, 2016.  I am excited to start a new job and nervous also.  Paychex was a good company to work for and I had a job doing support for an online time tracking program called Time and Labor Online.  The problem with that was it wasn’t in Information Technology and more of account management with billing and cancellation we had to perform.

I am going into a I.T. position where I will be supporting network print services.  The position is a step up from my former one and the pay is 21% better.  This is the kind of job I was looking to get when I graduated college and that has me nervous.  The reason why is back in 1999 a year after I graduated from RIT with a BS in I.T.  I had this nice paying job starting out in a company’s IT department.  I had hopes and dreams of a future, but after 6 weeks I was fired.  I was a poor performer at my job because of my A.D.D. and my inexperience.   I now have good meds, experience and maturity, but it still a nagging feeling that I might not have it after 6 weeks.  I hope for the best and preparing for the worst.  I will keep you posted.

#BernieHasAPosse

I was watching the Iowa Caucus and it was a nail biter.  I am a Bernie Sanders support and he had no superpac support or rich donors and trailed behind Hillary Clinton by 4/10 of a percent.  I would love if he won, but the presidential race isn’t a sprint but a marathon, and Bernie and Hillary broke from the pack.  He is on her heels and may over take the lead during Super Tuesday.  Only concern is accusation of Hillary changing the vote to her favor.  Bernie is a fighter and so is his posse and we will make sure this election is fair.  Because if it goes unchallenged then it is Florida in 2000 all over again where Al Gore decided to concede the election then staying in for the end and could of won.  The corruption in the US is getting worse.  This has to stop.  That’s why Bernie Has a Posse.

Floatball: Future Sport

When I was in Jr High(1985-87) I remember this Foot Locker commercial during the Superbowl.  (Superbowl Ad)  It showed this futuristic sport with players are flying and trying to get a ball into a goal that was the size of the ball.  Some players had an arm cannon to launch the ball why others had a scoop on one hand to catch and throw the ball.  This kinda stuck with me, and inspired me to create a future sport that was in zero-gee called Pargon.  The more I looked into weightlessness it has evolved over time to be Floatball.
The rules were taken from Team Handball/Water Polo and goes as follows.  The playing area is an enclosed space that is 20-30m wide by 15-20m deep by 2.5-3m high (Partly based on water polo pool), so there is no out of bounds.  There were poles placed throughout the “field” so players can change direction.  Goals where in the end walls 2.5 meters wide and meter high with bars along the opening for the goalie to hold on to.  There is 7 players to a side: 1 goalie and 6 field players (i.e. water polo and team handball).   Playing time was divided into 4 quarters of 8 minutes.  Goals are worth 1 point. 
Game would start with the ball in the center with one player for each team would do a jump ball/face off where one would push off the floor with another player off the ceiling.  Penalties would be spearing where a player would charge head or shoulder first into another player.  Holding onto another player and an push off where you would launch yourself off another player.