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5/13/22 11:28pm Friday
I've been a bit lazy as far as coding.  Just not interested for various reasons.

I did look at the password aspect of my site just now and was a bit surprised to see that the code I wrote several years ago was actually way ahead of the game.  Who knew?  I know parts that need to be improved yet.

What this means is that it is time to write the upgrade I have planned for the password part of the site.

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4/24/22 7:29pm Sunday
My church just had its last service today which hasn't quite hit me yet, but that's a topic for another post.

One goal I have for myself now that my church is now closed is to largely cut myself off from the internet.  I'm trying to figure out how to do that.

Why?

    The internet has been taking over my life more than I would like.  There are better things I can do with my time.
How?

  • Instead of getting my news from the internet, I will get it from my Alexa device.
  • Email can be accessed via the tv in the Livingroom.
  • I should be able to moderate Dynamic Drive through the tv.
  • If I need to work on the website or have internet, I can bring network adapter up to my room, but access to it and time spent should be limited.  This will be the most difficult part to control.

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4/21/22 12:49am Thursday
gog.com recently had another big update adding 170 tags to games as opposed to just genres.  I'll need to revise the gog.com links page again soon to address this.

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5/11/20 7:55pm Thursday
Audio Book  The Long Game: A Memoir by Mitch McConnell

Summary: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell narrates and summarizes his life and mostly his political career discussing what he has learned and gives us an insider look at the inner workings of life in the U.S. Senate.

Starting with his childhood and family life, Mitch McConnell details how he became interested at an early age to get into politics both at school and college as student president and how it has been his lifelong goal to become the Senate Majority leader.  The book chronicles his career all the way up to 2016 shortly before the 2016 presidency and talks about Trump not at all.  I wish I could hear his thoughts on Trump.  The new paperback version has a new afterward and a forward by president Trump.

The author is a great narrator and I liked his sense of humor.

Some of his biggest lessons that he has learned include the value of hard work and starting as early as possible on your campaign.  After you win you need to work hard to keep your promises.  Be ready to make decisions on the fly because you are elected to not only keep promises, but to make sound judgements.  Keep a clear head and don't let emotion cloud your judgement, because there is a lot of chaos and nonsense in the Senate let alone the House.  Patience and perseverance are also vital because it took nearly 30 years for Mitch McConnell to become the Senate majority leader.  Even when you lose you can sow the seeds for a later victory.  This last point is the one I don't fully agree with although he is very persuasive.

There were many other lessons learned as you read through the book.  Unfortunately, I get the impression that he is not a Christian even though he holds many conservative and Christian values. EDIT (5/12/20): Thankfully, I appear to be wrong. ref

Surprisingly, my already bad opinion of Obama became worse with this book.  Apparently, Obama does not like to listen or compromise and is very egotistical.  Joe Biden is, surprisingly, the opposite and my opinion of Biden actually went up after reading this book.

Conclusion: I give this book high marks although I have yet to have a political book score above 8/10.  I was pleasantly surprised with Mitch McConnell's speaking ability although in retrospect I suppose I shouldn't have been considering his occupation.

If you want the more complete version you will need to buy the book.


Purchased: 5/6/20
Finished: 5/11/20
Score: 8/10

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