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  • Damn Facebook

    Well that’s stupid.  I can’t have my website auto-post to my Facebook profile anymore. They changed it so you simply can’t do it anymore.  I can still publish to a Facebook Page.

    Now I’m stuck with whether I want to create a Facebook Page for my Minecraft, or just post the links manually.  Sigh.

  • The Obligatory Drupal 8 Calendar Rant

    So I’ve been working on upgrading a website to Drupal 8.  Everything has gone along pretty smoothly, considering.  Until I got to the Calendar.

    Drupal 8 has been out since 2015, and there is STILL no fully functioning calendar module that can compare to Drupal 7.  I’m quite frustrated, as I’ve tried every option out there, and none of them can give me even close to the same functionality I had on the old website!  I’m ready to start pulling my hair out over this.

    I’ve decided to step back and breathe.  I’m starting to think it would be simpler to setup a watered-down copy of the TRC Community Calendar.  I wrote it myself using PHP and MySQL, and it works damn well.  The forms are a bit more complex than should be, and the back-end will give you nightmares if you try to understand it, but the thing works.

    I just can’t understand how in 3 years nobody has gotten this calendar shit figured out yet.  It totally baffles me.

  • Financial Madness

    UGH, I’m sick of money. We need to do away with money.  I got payed today, and after paying my bills, filling my gas tank, and buying cigarettes for the week, I have just over $100 left to make it to the next paycheck, which is two damn weeks away.  I hate weeks when my mortgage is due!!! And it doesn’t flipping help that gas has gone through the roof since the damn hurricane in Texas.  Sigh…..

  • Adventures in Homeowning

    So last Friday, I ran out of oil.  For once, Heat is not the issue, but I do enjoy the luxury of hot water.  I had to wait till Monday to call and order oil, as they aren’t open on the weekend.  They assured me it would be delivered on Tuesday.  At 4pm on Wednesday, I still had no oil.  I called and they apologized for falling behind, assured me it would be delivered this morning.  On the way to work this morning, they called to make sure someone would be here to let the guy in so he could make sure my furnace started. I said yes, as Mike was sleeping on my couch.

    Turns out they never knocked, never tried to come in.  Furnace has oil, but as best I can tell it needs to be bleed or some shit.  So here I am, still wishing I had goddamned simple HOT WATER.  I’m so done with this shit…..

  • Thanks for NOTHING Verizon.

    Over a year ago, it was announced that my phone, the Motorola Droid MAXX, was going to get the Lollipop system upgrade.  I have waited impatiently since then.  Lo and behold, tonight my phone popped up with a big system update, so I went online to see if this might finally be it!

    NO.  According to the internet, they announced back in flipping February that they will NOT be pushing Lollipop out to my phone.  After you know, they had said they were going to a damned year ago.

    Instead they’re offering a measly $30 off on a new goddamned phone model.

    Seriously, how hard is it to update the bloody software on these smartphones??? I’m sick of this crap.