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A Good Tool

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This telephone that the employer has given to me is really good. It has features that my own telephone doesn't including this sort of pathfinder, if I can call it, which shows all of the lights and cameras on my way! In addition to that it gives warning way ahead so I can reduce my speed, if necessary. That's probably something that the Government of Alberta wouldn't like but there're even signs which shows there's a camera ahead and when I'm listening to the news on my way to work every morning, they even mention if there's a police car with camera at a side of a road. I don't really know how it works! You put someone and pay him and for vehicle to catch the offenders and then some else tells them you're doing that! The who scenario seems stupid!  (Photo: A screenshot from the phone while I was driving in Downtown Calgary. Speed limit is shown as well, at time. I don't know why not here!)

Dumb and Dumber Organizations!

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I had a number of issues when I worked for that German company for almost 5 years. Now I can see that those, could not even be considered an issue compared to what I have seen so far here, only after 2 months! I've seriously thought of quitting a few times and then I collected myself together and decided not to do that. It's not just the fact that there're not many good positions available out there but the thing that the industry has now great stress on the sort of knowledge and experience that a few years ago could barely be seen. Not to mention that I wasted a great deal of time, practically from early 2016 to early 2022, 5 freaking years, switching from this stupid job to that silly one! So technically I'm behind everyone who had a position same as mine in 2015, almost 10 years, if they continued their career without much obstacle and haven't made the same stupid mistakes that I've!  With that said, here's a list of strange, unusual, stupid and unprofes

An Unusual Encounter

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We had test planned at work a few days ago and it was assigned to a third part although that is the same which I and The Tout Lover have recently been certified to. His idea was that it'd better if we see it done once by an experienced professional before we start doing it ourselves. Not such a bad idea but in fact I believe it stems from his stupidity and laziness. Not to mention that he's old, sick and have limited mobility. Don't get me wrong I'm not making fun of him. These are all true. I even realized that he has a bit of shaking in his hands. Overall I have mixed feelings towards him. One part of me dislikes him very much because he's an obnoxious, I-know-it-all, fat-fuck, belligerent, idiot. The other part doesn't mind him and tries to work with him because I need money and experience and he has helped me at time.  So we go to the testing place, next to the site and we see a tall, skinny and pretty girl. She's even taller than me. She performs the t

I've become George

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  I cut my tie with The Chef almost a year ago. I got tired of his stupidity, his lack of understanding and recklessness. I tried to help him a few times and he never listened and messed up his life. I don't have even near a ideal life myself as a result of big mistakes I've done in the pat 5 years or so but I've not fallen as deep as he has.  With that in mind, I remember him going to a nearby Safeway everyday after work. Why? You don't need groceries every day but when you're alone stepping in a store and just seeing people and having a exchange of words with a cashier helps you and that is why he went to a supermarket every day after work! He also tried to connect everyone available! That's how desperate he was! He had a friend(!) who was homeless or had become homeless and would spend his nights in DI ( Drop-in Center ) until they gave the poor guy an apartment and he turned it to a dump. Stories of such, about The Chef , who claims that he is a political r

iPhone needs to Cool Down!

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I've never been a die hard fan of Apple . I was amogst the very first ones who purchased an iPod and then I exchanged that with an iPod Nano . I got 10% off and everyone at the damn Apple store was surprised by what they saw! Morons! That was it. My cellphones have so far been Alcatel , Nokia and the most recent one, a beautiful, reliable and nice Blackberry . However I have been given an iPhone for communications by my new employer. It's okay. Lots of thing that I'm not familiar with but learning.  Now, In July , we have had a few heat warning by Environment Canada , so far. I believe the warning is issued once the temperature passes 30 ℃ . I was on my way back home one day and had a quick look at my phone while driving and this message that you see was on the screen!  I also saw a similar message when I was at site yesterday, just a bit different. The phone was looked by itself and none of the keys or the screen would work. I had to keep it in shade for a few minutes

Rogers' Silence over the possible Cyber Attack

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My phone was down this past Fri. , from the early morning, when I was leaving for work, until I came home and after that. It was fixed the next morning. It was said in the news that nearly 10,000,000 cellphone customers and almost 2,000,000 internet users had been affected. The problem was later fixed in  the early hours of Sat . How has the power to cripple one of the largest communication systems in North America ? It can't be a lone guy sitting at his desk in a small town the US or alike. I'd say that was a planned Cyber Attack . Rogers called it Downtime for Maintenance and Repair! Who are you fooling? Canadian s?! Yes! You can do it! After all as long as their cellphone and service is back on, they don't even care what happened since they can update their profile status and post more photos of themselves! Fancy cars are part of Stampede. You can see really nice cars in Downtown Calgary. I think the rich collectors just brings them out during this time of the year! No

Two Tests for the Job

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I was told that there would be tests which I would have to pass, when I first had my interview with The Boss-to-be . I didn't mind. For that job, I would have written as many job as they wanted me to! Not that it's something significant with a high salary! I just wanted to get the hell out of the shit-hole I was in and I still go to once a week! It reminds me of that episode of Seinfeld named The Chinese Restaurant : Jerry , George and Elaine have a plan to catch a movie but want to grab a bite before that. They go to a Chinese restaurant and wait to be seated. The wait is unusually long. While they're waiting Jerry turns to Elaine and goes: You see that table over there? There's a $50 here for you, if you walk up to their table, say nothing, grab an Egg-roll and walk back here! Elaine goes: Are you serious? And Jerry says: $50 ! Elaine this time turns to George and goes: What do you think George ? And George ( Jason Alexander ) is as awesome as always! He

Deerfoot Hotel & Casino

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The Boss-to-be , now the actual boss was here this past two days to make sure that we were doing fine and were ready for our tests! I had studied a bit but in comparison with The Tote Lover who sits on his ass all they long, in the office, I didn't have much time. The two which seem to be buds(!) had gone to purchase different tolls for our practical test. We did a couple of mock tests and then, as usual, the boss suggested to go for lunch! Who doesn't like a free lunch particularly when he is driven to a restaurant but I'm a picky eater and that's why I barely eat out. In this case I have no say!  We went to Deerfoot Hotel & Casino , a huge building with several entrances. It reminded me of the one night that I stayed at Southpoint in Las Vegas . A cute, petite waitress, who looked like Oriental  served us. The Tote Lover , despite his huge belly order a big Jambalaya dish! The boss went with a nice Stake with sides of vegetable, which actually looked very nice

Stupid McDonald's vs Nice McDonald's

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I don't eat at McDonald's but there was a time I would go for their breakfast, not regularly, of course. I stop even getting that and now I'm limited to Coffee and at time a Fruit & Fiber Muffin . Today was one of those days. I stopped for my breakfast, before going to the office and got the above. When I opened my bag, I was surprised and happy. I found a wooden knife in my bag, to rub the jam on the muffin, instead of the plastic knife in a plastic bag that I used to receive. While it might not be as clean and sanitized as it used to be, the positive side of that there's less garbage ending in landfills. Yes! After decades of destroying planet earth by cutting trees, injecting chemicals to ground, drying out lakes and river and many other damages, a multi-billion dollar company has decided to be environmentally-friendly! May be it is the first step! We should give them time to do more good. In the meantime it was in the news a few months ago that McDonald's

The Nonsense behind the concept of EV

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EV s are quickly spreading all around North America and perhaps Europe . The most popular of them is of course Tesla and the most popular of Tesla is Model 3 which can be seen on the roads almost every day. It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful exteriors ever designed! And the motor and interior is fine as well. I just know very limited about them but there's one fact about the EV s which cannot be forgotten: They're not as environmentally clean as they claim to be. You need to charge the battery and where does the battery get the power from? From a charging station or your home outlet. And where is that power come from? In many countries from burning fossil fuels and coal!  When you by an EV you don't have to go through the hassle of oil change and some other mechanical repairs that an internal combustion engine requires but it still is a vehicle! You need many routine checks and repairs. Besides what do you do with the battery? It is said that the battery