Saturday, April 19, 2014

Realistic Dreams

So last night my dream was realistic enough that I awoke to the doorbell in my dream thinking it was the real doorbell.
I got up and checked and no one was there. 
Now here's where the part that I could kick myself comes in.
I keep my handguns locked up in condition 1. I grab the holstered XD out of the box to go check it out. I am really glad it was nothing. I layed it down holstered on my night stand when I was done. When I went to put it away, no round chambered no mag in te firearm. When I put it away after my last range trip I had not reloaded mags and put away an empy gun.

That would have been a damn small club in my hand.

Always make sure your tools are in the condition and place you think they are and are ready for use.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friends Wife Wants to Post 30.06

So for non-Texans when we say 30.06 it's not the cartridge. It's the signage required to prohibit permit holders from carrying.

She runs a non-profit that has a clinic on site. The other day they had a patiend who stretched and accidentally revealed his firearm. She does not know if was licensed or not. Either way it freaked the ladies in the clinic out and they are pressuring her to post.
Her husband who is working on getting into class for his permit but is a relative newbie tried the only those that are criminals will carry. The sign hurts not helps but she is not listening to him.

What advice would you give in this situation.

Of course she is tepid on him getting a firearm and carrying to begin with. She also feels like she has to do something.

What advice do you have to help her understand what posting really says.

Busy Busy Busy

I know I've been down right quiet lately.

Work has been insane. I've got more coming in than going out. We hired a new dev that started last week to start working on one of my bigger projects. I am barely keeping up with making sure he has work much less me getting to do any work on the project.

Not only this but I was coerced into being assistant coach for the Boy's baseball team. First year of Kid Pitch.

Oldest daughter has been back at her game if sneaking out her room and getting I the family computer.

To top it off I had jury duty this week. I'm not sure if the judge was clueless, the people were dumb or the group knew how to get out of it, because after the prosecutors questions they didn't have enough for the defense attorney to pich from. What I was surprised by though it the stupidity of the defendants.
The defendant for the first case, which settled before we walked in, walked down the hall with his lawyer and tried to stare me down. The second case on their docket which we were in selection for, the defendant who was charged with burglary was standing there trying to look had as hell. Not some young punk either, I'd say in 40's.

If I was up there I would not be playing the tough guy state you down game with the group that is charged with deciding my guilt.

Just Sayin'

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Home Proxy Server or Service

I am at a loss as to what to do with oldest child. I have all of the family's electronics with the exception of the home PC under lock and key. She still is staying up hours on end getting to electronics. If not electronics then drawing or reading.

This week we have had two incidents. The first was youngest daughter came in my room at 3:00 and was on the home Mac. My little one thought it was me. Of course when she heard my bedroom door open she bolted to her room. She had been on it for 3 hours. Last night she took her moms ipad out of her tote bag and was watching videos on YouTube. Luckily, I hope, wifi was on. She has 20-30 cartoons in the browser history. Not sure exactly how long.

This is my Aspie so she does not always see things and have self control.

I'm trying to figure out what to do to get control of the situation.

Also with her getting older and the boy being not far behind I need to get control of web traffic. 

I have an ASUS router. It allows me to set time windows for devices on a device level. It lets me set firewall rules on a global level. While I can block the number 1 offender I have to block it for everyone. Plus if she gets on the wife's ipad she'll switch to cellular and run the bill through the roof.

Any ideas?

I'd love to setup a proxy that could be applied to home devices with device and time specific restrictions. Even better if it could be used to manage mobile devices over the cell network because phones are in the near future for these kids, within a year or two much to my dismay.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Felony Search Warrant Executed on the Bieb

LA Sherrif showed extreme restraint in executing a felony Search warrant on the Bieb's property. 

The warrant was for egging a neigbors house.

11 units were dispatched to execute the warrant and search of the property.

Welcome to the police state boys. Give us any reson and it will be used for us to put our jackboot on your neck.

This is rediculous. This is criminal mischief and vandalism. What were they looking for? Eggs? 

Officer those are free range eggs, the ones used were farm raised.

I mean come on. 
They did arrest one person for felony possession of cocaine. That just shows once they're in they will look for anything. The incident is just the key to get in the door.

I guess depending on the amount of damage it could be felony vandalism due to cost of damage and cleanup but still. Way over the top.

I'm sure the officers time could have been better used trying to stop gangs or some other real crime they have in their liberal utopia.

I wonder if this is the same unit they use to Cold call on prohibit persons in possession of firearms.

Furry Squaters

I found out this morning that I have at least one furry little squater on my property.

I went to let the dog out and she went nust jumping up on the back wall. Next thing I see a fuzzy city criter run down the wall across the patio and up the drain pipe. 

Looked too big to me a mouse but not a large rat.

I guess I get to go on a search mission tonight to see what's in the attic.

Any suggestions on how to get rid of these beasties without hurting doggy and without filling the house with the smell of dead rodent.

I could put the cats up there but they would probably make friends with it.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A New Shooter

My last day of work before the Christmas Holiday I received a phone call from the lovely wife asking if I had seen my daughters cheer coaches post to the book face about being at ye 'ol local outdoor range getting his CHL. I said no and quickly congratulated him as I figured him on the opposite side of a lot of my views being a gay man. Of course that is my fault for stereotyping those that I know.

His response surprised me. He was getting gift certificates for CHL's for himself and his partner. However he has never shot.
After a good bit of back and forth that day followed by a 2 hour conversation on Christmas Eve, (When I was picking up one final present that had just arrived at the gym from him for oldest daughter) which included getting yelled at by the wife for where the hell are you and what are you still doing there and do you know what time it is and what we have to do and what today is!!!?, It was decided that I needed to take him shooting.

A little over a week later we settle on the day after New Years. He meets me at my favorite ye 'ol indoor range with a big ball of nerves.

Go in, do a little bit of paperwork, grab a blue gun, cover grip and safety and onto the range we go.

He did not do too bad. Most shots within the silhouette. After about 150rds of 9mm and 25rds of .380 we head over to the mountain of geese and introduce a few options based on what he shot and what he was looking for.

The shooting was done with an XD-9, M&P 9, and Bodyguard .380.

Since he is looking to go straight into conceal carry and has specific style of dress he liked the single stack 9's. He was very partial to the Sig 938.

He is going to go to the fancy gun range and rent a few before he buys. Which is a great idea in my opinion.

All things said 3 hours later I had a new shooter with an ear to ear grin telling the world about his first shots.

On a side note there was a mother/daughter pair that came in and were taking a lesson from one of the staff members. I did not get to observe much but they brought their gun in one of those file fire box looking containers that weights 50 lbs. I think it was to keep it from sneaking out and shooting someone on the drive over.