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14-Mar-2023 :: ROBBED!
This past Saturday My Room was robbed. I guess burgaralized would be more correct. As if my custom these days, I set my phone alarm for 2:30pm and took my afternoon nap. When the alarm went off, I got up, turned off the alarm then went to the restroom which is down the hall. (Its a very old building I live in. Built in 1901 as a hotel so it has shared restrooms.) I passed a young man in the hallway but didnt pay any real attention to him.

When I returned to my room about 3 or 4 mins later, I started playing a computer game. After about 20 mins I noticed I wasn't bumping into my phone which is normally right next to my mousepad. I looked around for it and moved the nightstand etc ... no phone. SHIT. Someone aparently came in to my room and stole it. I was about to head downstairs to see if our security guard was around and suddenly decided to check my dresser drawer where I keep my wallet. SHIT! He took my wallet too.

I went downstairs, no guard. Borrowed a phone and called the police. I returned to my room rather shaken, and checked my paypal account. The Thief had already use my Paypal linked mastercard at the Downtown Bus station for $32.50 ... The PayPal card is one of those RFID tap-to-pay cards that dosent require a PIN number. I immediately locked the card and started to figure out how to report my cards stolen without a phone.

The police eventually came and took a report. Early Sunday morning I figured out to use one of those web based free phone services and started calling all of my credit card companies. I cancelled and had replaced my PayPal card, and cancelled my EBT/Food Stamps card but I had to wait until monday to request a replacement. I couldnt reach Direct Express which is the Social security bank. I had my mobile phone disconnected and bought a replacement. (Which is supposed to arrive Wed/Thurs.

Monday I finally managed to reach Direct Express and have that card also cancelled and replaced. They told me he had tried the card several times with the wrong PIN# then aparenly called the automated system and changed the PIN#. Then he bought another bus pass for $32.50 and then spent $15 in a liquor store across from the bus station.

In my wallet was my Washoe county disabled ID for the bus system. What he bought at the bus station was 31-day disabled passes, meaning he is using my ID to ride the bus free. He also got my Medicare cards, and social security card.

What a nightmare. I'm almost out of food, and am out of smokes with no way to buy anything.
06-Mar-2023 :: HELP! I'm BLEEDING!
About 90 mins into my dialysis treatment today, I started to feel something wet on my left side. I reached down to try to feel what it was and my hand came back up covered in blood. I shouted for the tec/nurse. When they had made some adjustments to the connector for the tubing that hooks me up to the kidney machine, it hadn't been completely screwed on. There was blood everywhere. I lost about a pint of blood. Very Scary day. I had been getting short of breath and was a bit light headed at first, but seem to be okay otherwise. Going to take it easy for a few days though.
05-Mar-2023 :: Archive Update
I have updated my radio show archive with everything up to today's show.

I am really starting to hate my new mouse and headset. The cord of the headset is a bit too short so everytime I move it knocks over my drink, coffee, or ashtray. The new mouse is wireless and keeps refusing to link to it's little USB receiver. Grrrr. It also feels wierd not having the cable causing resistance to movement.
03-Mar-2023 :: Website Update
I have done a bit of work on the main index page of my personal website. There is now back-end scripting to check my online status in the Steam game platform. The Index/Home page now shows which game I am playing at the moment. If I am in a game the page will show a link to my Live Broadcast Stream so you can watch me playing in real-time. The IVAO Flight status banner now only displays if I am actually in Flight Simulator.
24-Feb-2023 :: Stranded
I had a bit of a scare today. When I was being driven to dialysis today a blizzard was starting here in Reno. We were slipping and sliding around. When I got out of dialysis I found a voice mail on my phone that ATH was going to close due to the weather, stranding me in south Reno. Eventually I managed to get RTC (The county bus system) to take me home. Normally they require at least 24 hours advance notice.
28-Jan-2023 :: Surgery / IVAO
The surgery to replace my Dialysis access port went okay. It was done Wednesday Aftenoon. I've been just taking it easy the past couple of days to recover. I had already told the club DJ manager that I wasnt expecting to do any shows this weekend.

I have been doing a lot in flight sim on IVAO the past couple of months. I am now up to the #2 top pilot in IVAO's North America division. https://xa.ivao.aero/web/#/pilotleaderboard
14-Jan-2023 :: New Show time /Surgery
My Saturday show, Live from the Yiff has changed times starting today. The new times are 8pm to 10pm Saturdays. You can come to the Yiff club in Second Life to see me live, or listen to the Simulcast on ourgenerationradio.com

My Dialysis access port is in the process of failing again. Ive had this one for over a year and a half. So I will be having surgery to replace it. Most Likely on the 25th of this month. Only a little dangerous, because they have to attach it near the heart.
05-Jan-2023 :: IVAO
Another Year is here already. I have only been making it to Dialysis about once per week due to problems with transportation. Partly because of the holidays. Getting a little worried about it though. Once in awhile to miss is okay but this has been every week.

With all of the extra time I have, I have been spending a lot of time flying on IVAO. I got suprised a couple of weeks ago to find I was on the top-10 leaderboard for the north american division of IVAO, in position #8. I have been steadily creeping up the list and as of this writing I am the #4 highest ranked pilot in the division. I know there are over 500,000 people on IVAO total based on the ID numbers. Not sure how meny are in the division, probbably aroun 60k to 80k... and I'm #4.. wow!

Doing a lot of the 2023 tours already.