Streamline (Stream of Thought) 3/26/18

Jessica Jones S2 (Netflix)

I finished JJS2 this weekend. I had thought that I may pass this season up since there was no real villain but… I watched it and because of the mystery involved, I enjoyed S2 more than I enjoyed S1. I liked all of the character arcs and the mystery really holds it altogether. S2 to me, felt like a more solid and complete offering, than S1 did. I would definitely recommend it.

IT Healthcare Regulations and Compliance

It’s no secret that doctors and nurses are leaving the healthcare field due to massive overbearing rules and regulations but when it comes to the IT side of things… I’m ready to jump ship too.

Just some of the idiocy:

No IT equipment in server closets. So no spares in case something goes down. The sad part… we have no other space at any of the facilities to store our stuff. So we’ll have to use couriers and be couriers for something as idiotic as a mouse.

Nothing must touch the ground. All PC’s must be on a rolling cart. Last week, before this week came and everything had to be out of the server closets, pallets had to be used to lift up spares stuff. So we ordered pallets and now we will have pallets holding nothing because everything must be out.

All wires must be tied up from the ground. Basically… wires that don’t look neat can be written up by some outside government agency.

There is a contact, who will call another contact, should a surge protector be needed. The surge protector must have a sticker saying that it is “APPROVED.” Only surge protectors from this mysterious group may be used.

No Dust Free Air cans anywhere on premises. A patient may get a hold of one and blow air into another patient’s face. WHAT???

Drive an hour to move a mini PC that virtually anyone on the staff can move, but new rules state they cannot move any equipment. Nevermind, that there is (was) a spare PC on site if one should go down, so the staff could swap out the bad one. So basically, drive 2+ hours (round trip) with traffic to do a 5 minute move. Oh yeah… this was the first year that they actually LOWERED the mileage rate they pay. I’m not happy about using my vehicle to drive out for a lower rate on a job any monkey with an opposable thumb can do. It’s lame.

There is literally no space for IT anywhere in this company. I and another person are stuffed into a 220 Sq Ft store room and they want to put another 3 people in there with us. Fire Code forbids this, you have to have at least 100 Sq Ft per person. But hey… we can ignore regulations where the IT people are concerned. WTF???

I’m over it… I’ve had it up to the brim. I’m definitely looking for things outside of the healthcare field. The above is just a small measure of the idiocy these days. We actually spend more time in compliance than dealing with tech now. Ever since we were bought by a major hospital system, the slide has been happening, but just in the last year it has been beyond ridiculous.

Marvel’s Spider-man (XD) Animation

I bought the first season on Amazon Video and it’s pretty good. The animation looks good, the characterization for Peter and Spidey are on point. All in all… It’s a good show that both adults (Spidey fans) and kids can enjoy. It’s light years better than the last animation which was the cheesey Ultimate Spider-man cartoon. I love the Ultimate Spider-man comic books but the cartoon are was horrible and completely hokey. Basically: Unwatchable. So this one at least brings it back to a level of watchability that has been missing. I’ve only watched a few episodes so far, but so far so good.

It’s NOT the Dog’s Fault

I saw in the news where a family dog “bit and shook” a kid to death while they were playing in the backyard. Sadly, the stupid humans will most likely kill the dog, but if we really had logic in this worthless society we could almost 100% point to the kid having pulled the dogs tail, ears, or stepped on his paws. The dog then thinks it is under attack and rightly defends itself. But we live in a stupid society where humans are idiots and parents take no responsibility in watching their brats. Fuck humans. Unintelligent and lazy. So no… I feel no compassion for the parents. Pathetic parenting from pathetic humans. RIP to the dog who only tried to defend itself.

This Nation is Consumed with Sex and Hypocrisy

Trump had sex with this porn star person, while being married and the sensationalism is on full display. Deja vu… Clinton had sex with Lewinski and others while married and the sensationalism was on full display. This will be the news cycle because this worthless society doesn’t care about any policy. Nope, they only care about who is fucking who and it fuels their choices. Humanity and, as said above, this society, is so damn dumb.

I’d like to End this Post on something Good…

But humanity has put me in a bad mood today. So I’ll leave it as it is… That’s the Stream, stay safe and avoid other humans. They’re NOT good people.

Streamline (Stream of Thought) 3/12/18

This is Becoming a Regular Rant: Social Media = Negativity Media

The cesspool that is social media is degrading and finally people are taking notice. From past blog entries, you would already know of my own draw back from the various negativity media platforms, but now we get an excellent article from the New York Post: Maybe it’s Time for Everyone to Give Up on Social Media

Cross the above with an interesting conflict between Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy and Twitter fans (HERE) and you see how social media is getting worse and worse. Everyone takes to their soapbox so easily that they now publicly shame people using the “news” (we all know that most news in all categories is FAKE) and that gets the negative attention they seek. As if the Grey’s Anatomy fans know the actual details of this conflict involving pay disputes? As if the fans should have a say? No, they shouldn’t. Yet the “Negativity Media” allows for personal attacks, crowd sourced anger, and the spreading of untruths. If you say something enough, it has to be true right? No, but that’s the way Negativity Media works.

I logged out of Twitter on my phone because it kept sending me notifications of what other people were tweeting. Click on that and it drops you right back into the negativity stream. It’s been nice to be logged off that cauldron of negativity. Freeing in so many ways. The next step is just deleting the app from my phone altogether. A side note: When you no longer “Live Tweet” with a show, you actually enjoy the show more. So screw Live Tweeting too. Now if only the comic book companies would open up their own forums once again, then I could ditch FB completely.

I’m finally up to date with Saga (Image)

That means I’m waiting for the monthly with everyone else now. This comic deserves all of the high praise it gets. It really did rocket to the top and become my favorite title. Game of Thrones meets Star Wars and for adults… anyway, that’s the best descriptor out there for it. The characters are so multifaceted and “real” that when bad things happen… you take notice.

It’s funny, from Spawn to Saga to God Complex to Gideon Falls… More and more I’m getting into the occult/horror to Sci-fi comics and less into the superheroes in tights books. Image Comics is definitely where you go for adult comics that don’t treat the reader like some kid. It shows how the comic book platform is a viable medium for adult entertainment.

This Daylight Savings Time Thing Needs to STOP

Seriously… it’s no longer needed. It was once for farmers to have more light in the morning during the winter months but we don’t need it anymore. Technology and all… Kind of negates this stupid practice. A practice that some states don’t even bother with, mind you. The jump forward and back is too damn jarring. Can’t we just get rid of this illogical practice already?

Staged Pictures

Why is the internet awash in staged pictures? Like it wasn’t bad enough when celebrities hired photographers to take/stage pictures of themselves while they were “having fun and living life,” now we have regular people that want those same types of staged photography. Can people not have fun in private anymore? Did “fun” not happen if the staged photograph was not taken? Has humanity become so vain that that pretty nature pic has to have yourself in it or why bother?

Then again… everything is now staged, fake, and can’t be trusted. You now have the ability (from a personal computer at home) to take video of a person’s face, switch the bodies, and sync the lip movements to whatever words you want. Then, just by using past audio of a person, you can create the needed words for a fake script. This is the world we now live in through technology… increasingly a more fake reality.

Still Have NOT Watched Jessica Jones Season 2

The closest I got was reading the summary for each episode on Netflix. At no time does it ever even name a bad guy/girl. So I asked some of the ScannerDrome crew who were watching it and they said that this season is more psychological than action. A company may be the “bad guy,” or something. From what I’ve read, the 13 episodes are filled with just that “filler.” The first season was okay, but I just don’t really care about more characterization of super heroes at this point. It’s the second season and by now, it should contain more action, not less!!! I’ll probably just end up skipping it. I know I’m going to skip Luke Cage season 2 because season one was mind numbingly boring. Jessica Jones seems to have gone the same route for me. Oh well…

Dear Eminem,

You are 45 years old. Stop acting like some young entitled selfish jackass all of the time. At 45, your anger no longer translates. Really, you should have ended your career when you originally did and not come back like you did. Seriously, rapping about your subject matter is just cringe worthy at this point. Either mature in your craft or kindly go away.

Paula Abdul was on an Episode of Fresh Off the Boat

She can act. Why isn’t she in her own comedy TV series? I’ve been a fan since the “Straight Up” days… I saw her show at the now long gone Omni arena in Atlanta (Pre- Phillips Arena). She has always been better and more talented than just being a judge on singing or dancing competitions. Heck… it would be great if she could even join Fresh Off the Boat as a reappearing guest and then jump into her own show. Straight up TV Deities… Give her a show!!!

That’s the Monday Stream… I need some sleep…