Firstly a few points.
technology.jaredrimer.net has the tech update in it.
Next, a shoutout to all trekers that I am thinking of you.
I learned that paramount and cbs have guidelines out for fan fiction.
I am not sure what those are but neither do I fucking care.
Essentually startrek is dead, and I mean completely dead.
As of basically now every fanfiction site has stopped producing because they will be sued for doing so.
I am unsure what this means but right now everyone is scared.
Next, I missed out a diagnostic hub update in the update part of the tech update I posted on monday.
Next after viewing this months renpys I found them all bad I even brought a couple small ones and they sucked either accessibility and or writing wise.
I’d stay tuned for the neilsbauer stuff though because he has 2 in the works now one zombie and one historic will be good when they come out especially with what he released a bit ago.
Finally, on to the actual news.
Well While I am still snowed under with 4 audio files, 1 conference recording, 2 radio shows and a music demo, I have completed enough of the data and answered all requests enough to post here.
I have read over 2000 skype messages and the same with emails.
I have checked all sites and updates.
I have been sick, and had sick family.
Still after 2 days back well 3 now, I think I am about done.
I need one day or 2 of intence going over and I will be fully up with the play.
What I will do now is wind back.
I am affraid I don’t know all the days or in fact all the names of places so I won’t try.
Over the holiday I have been to so many things.
In singapoor which I really like, I went to a planning museum, an art gallery with a guided audio tour with a real guide, got rained on once and got stuck in hotel due to rain once.
Watched a light show twice with music, saw the marina sans hotel and had lunch there.
I also walked round a botanical garden, saw an flower garden or 2, and wandered round the mall.
Most of the city is underground due to heat and the way its designed its got 38 basements.
The first 2-4 are shops.
The next 5-10 are transport from the subway to lower down.
The next few are water and waste.
After that there is electric power and backups and data.
Finally weapon storage etc.
Singapoor has had an interesting history, it was a brittish colony, then due to the brittish being stupid, got invaded and ocupied by japan for a couple years.
Then malasia took it over for a time then indonesia attacked it.
After it it became corrupt and got taken over by the millitary and others like the millitary, I won’t try to spell the leader’s name but he did something right.
True, you will die if you bring drugs, true you will get the cane or worse if you steal, true if you drop rubbish you get fined and true if you say anything against the government or protest you will go to jail, but within that framework you are safe and for the most part free.
No one will dare do anything to you or anything else while you are round.
Everything is signed and well posted and everything continues under one ruler to this day.
There is a government.
And for all those shouting what about democracy and freedom, obviously its been working for ages now.
I am sure if the people had lagit issues and they were not resolved they could take on their government but they aren’t and things seem to be ok.
Point is the country is thriving right now their city plans and other things are advanced and they look like one of those scifi citties you see like the thing with bioshock except its sort of working here at least.
I don’t think to be honest that its that bad at least for a tourist.
I also looked at santosa island with several forts and battle places as well as several nature walks and a cable car and theme park and water feature.
Singapoor eventhough it is its own master is still brittish influenced in fact bar the heat, and the futuristic city you can get everything the world has to offer and more.
Its the broadcast hub and one of the major distribution hubs for everything in existance.
It is the centre or at least one of the centers of the universe.
Right, so what is the drawback to this?
I suspect there is one but either its kept well hidden or its not a major issue.
With cars restricted and a good bus and electric train service public transport is really good.
Saying that they are trying to prepair for the time when they get to big.
The city goes down and up, but not out, because they are an island.
I would recomend anyone that wants to go there to do so.
Bali on the other hand is different.
For one thing they are hindus.
this = insence, that pluss all the sigarette smoke, burning rubbish and cooking as well as polution means I won’t be back again ever.
This was the second time in which I visited a couple temples, some mountain places, countless eateries and 2 shopping centres.
I did not see the corruption I saw last time but in the airport porters took our bags then tried to scam us for cash.
We payed them some but they wanted more.
The only good thing is that the place is loaded with cops so they can’t do anything.
Indonesia well bali has not changed much.
We got a good driver and guide and such but even though we had not to many bad things go on, the place we stayed at in fact the same place we stayed at before was more run down with a boss that won’t do anything to fix his stuff.
Others that stayed there got a bad deal with things and things not working as they should.
The only good news was the water stayed on and I never got sick.
At least my stomach was fine.
One of the places I used to eat at was dieing though I had one meal there.
My birthday celebration was in a new place renouned for good food but it was so full I had to wait a while to get a table.
I would have prefured to just go to a local place and just go to bed after that.
They do have nice jalatos though in bali and I had it a couple times.
lemon grass and chilly chocolate is just the bomb man.
Things however did not go well after I got back.
1. at hop card, done.
2. fuck off benifit.
Yes, aparently due to a system crash the government decided not to pay my benifit for unknown reason.
Technical details, you are supposed to file a report 2 months out before you travel else your benifit is cut.
Sometime after that the system crashed.
The system was fixed, but since the benifit wasn’t going to be a problem things never got checked.
As a result, autogenerated letters and emails were sent, and my report was never filed or anuything though it must have been noted.
As a result of this, I have no benifit.
As far as the support people are, I do now, but as far as bits of the system are, I don’t.
The issue is fixed for now ie the time has lappsed making the issue invalid now.
I really was hoping I could set the online system and have it work.
I will have to try closer to the time and hope I don’t forget.
I will also have to make sure it is appearing in the system.
Next my new cane decided not to have a major component and so I need to return that.
I also need to renew my mobility card because the fucking council is not doing its job and sending me cards and its expired.
Now I need a reassessment which involves someone at a place filling out a form and 8 bucks for the replacement.
This involves me making a trip out to a part of the city I don’t usually go, thank god dad is at home otherwise I wouldn’t bother.
It also seems I have not missed much.
Most of the user messages are general crap, most of the mail messages are that way to.
there were 2 serveys I had to fill out, and one message from a dev I was applying to saying they will be doing work at the end of july.
Today I will get the last of the admin backlog out of the way.
I hope that I will get rid of everything else to.
One thing I have not achieved yet is sleeping at the right time without going to bed at 12am-2 am in the morning.
Right now I have to much to catch up, so I go till I am tired enough to dropsy then I dropsy into bed and sleep.
One thing I found when I got home was that an addon I use in firefox previously not working is and that miranda is up and running with aim active again.
Also I found and quickly killed mozilla history remember all address you type.
While I don’t mind this for email addresses I do for the web I don’t want auto fucking complete so turned it all off.
I have edited but not listened to recordings, I have also one more thing to buy for a birthday present or 2 later all.