The Days of Our Coronavirus Continue…

As you will notice from my post graphic and date stamp today is Thursday, April 2, 2020. Yes, I had to actually take a look at my phone to figure out what day it is! Days seem to be blending into one another as the Coronavirus pandemic continues. A microscopic collection of genetic material has been able to dramatically alter life the way we were accustomed to living. This altered way of life will continue for the forseeable future.

I am fortunate in that the company I work for continues to operate in a remote mode but there are many people I know who have been temporarily laid off of their jobs. The government has started the process of issuing stimulus money for individuals who make under a certain amount of money, sending more dollars to those who have kids. They are also extending the duration of time individuals who have lost their jobs can remain on unemployment insurance and continue to collect money.

On a positive note the nicer weather is starting to arrive here on the east coast. For those who don’t know I live in the suburbs just outside of Philadelphia. This weekend should be in the 60s with sun so I am very excited for that. Yay!

First Post In a Long Time – Coronavirus

Message Posted In Philadelphia (March 22, 2020)

This is the first post on this blog in a long time. A lot has changed since my last post and I have been able to see many other parts of the world since that time. This blog entry comes at a time when the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is sweeping through the world at an unbelievable rate. This whole situation is straight out of a movie. A movie that came out in 2011 called Contagion mirrors the current state of the world very well. Most people are stuck at their homes only venturing out to the few stores that are left open. I live in Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia which has a number of restrictions currently in place. There are other neighboring counties as well as states across the country who have imposed even stricter rules on businesses and social gatherings. The country and economy are literally on pause at the moment. This pandemic will pass although it shows how quickly the world can seem so small and your life can change so drastically. I will have more to post soon. Until then take care!

GoDaddy Completely Down

UPDATE 9/11/2012 5:02PM EST

AnonymousOwn3r has now tweeted and leaked online via isafilehost.com what he/she claims are GoDaddy database/source code information in an attempt to prove their services were breached and not the result of an internal router issue

EDIT 9/11/2012

GoDaddy now states that corrupt router tables were the cause of the outage and not a result of any hack.  Time will tell if this is true as I’m sure those responsible will try again.

As of 2:36pm EST Godaddy and what appears to be most of it’s Internet lying infrastructure especially DNS Resolving system. Email or Web requests to domains registered with Godaddy are bouncing back as non existent/unavailable.  Early word is a rougue member of ANONYMOUS is behind the complete take down of millions of websites

My Name Landed in a Delco Times Article

My name landed in the paper for the first time in a while since I was a kid throwing snowballs at my brother. A story relating to a major widespread outage of Comcast TV/Internet services throughout Delaware County had contributions by me.  I was contacted by a reporter regarding the outage and how it impacted the services of the email/web related services with regards to Vazoom (www.vazoom.com)
Comcast you still rock!

http://delcotimes.com/articles/2012/04/18/news/doc4f8e26c2cf89c830961629.txt?viewmode=fullstory

 

First Post of 2012

Hey everyone! I realize have been neglecting the site however I am in the process of posting a bunch of items related to projects on the house. I actually just updated the About section a bit. Any section that I touch will come up in the Recently Updated section shown on the homepage of the site. There have been many projects since my last postings where a new paver walkway was installed.
Some of the projects include:

  • New Decorative Border Along Front Walkway Front Yard Areas
  • Planting New Bushes and Shrubs
  • Laying Concrete Foundation for new Stone Veneer Decorative Columns at Entrance
  • Installation of New Fence in Backround and Removal of Stumps
  • Earthquake 8/23/2011. Cell Phones Down

    An earthquake which just occurred outside of Richmond, VA is being told to be a magnitude 5.9 5.8.  I was sitting in a lunch room with a couple of coworkers here in King of Prussia, PA when all of a sudden the floor started shaking.  My initial thought was that a large truck had driven on by.

    Cell phone service is currently down at least with my carrier T-Mobile.  A few minutes ago I completely received no bars and my phone now states that it is January 5, 1980 at 7:24 PM.  See picture below!

    No Service and Wrong Time After Earthquake 8-23-2011

    I had a co-worker take a picture of my phone.  That’s kind of funny.  If aliens are invading the planet your cell phone will do no good. Run!!