Stephen Michael Kellat firstname.lastname@example.org
Amateur Radio Operator (General Class). Basic Trained ICS Staffer. Lapsed Podcaster. Former GS-8 Bureaucrat. Occasional Domestic Missionary. Information Specialist. An oddity in the Stone-Campbell world. Ubuntu Member. TeX User Group Member. Comrade Academician in hiding.
So, I am mostly aliveI had major surgery Friday of the oral sort. Recovery has begun. Dentures top & bottom are coming.
I am only 38.
This is part of the physical toll paid from the stress of working for Uncle Sam. I don’t work at Treasury any longer. Technically I am employed nowhere at all and boast no income to speak of. Medicaid is not fun to deal with.
i have to move forward, persevere, and get my health in order if I want to be able to do more than merely survive day by day. Mere survival is quite dreary. Living fully is much better.
Law Profs Argue The Wealth Tax
A vacancy is set to arise in my city ward councilor's position due to his being elevated to one of the two at-large positions.
The city charter specifies that the county central committee of the party of the last occupant of the office gets to choose the replacement.
That would be the Republicans.
Why yes, of course I threw my name in for consideration! The dude has under two years left on his term. There is CHAOS to be prevented...
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Judgmental Headline Sampling
No, it doesn't look good in California right now.
Having a "smart home" in a place like California where wildfires happen and "public safety blackouts" occur seems like a really stupid idea nowadays. If Alexa can't unlock your door and you don't have a manual override...aren't you in a very bad position?
Beccaro, Tom Del. “Tom Del Beccaro: California’s Power Blackouts, Energy Nightmare and More Are Coming Your Way, America.” Fox News, October 25, 2019. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/california-power-blackout-energy-nightmare-tom-del-beccaro.
Chavez, Nicole. “PG&E May Cut Power to Nearly 1 Million Customers in California. It Could Be the Largest Planned Outage.” CNN, October 25, 2019. https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/25/us/california-fires-weather-power-outages/index.html.
Colby, Clifford. “How to Survive the PG&E Power Outage and Keep Your Devices Charged.” CNET, October 25, 2019. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-survive-the-pg-e-power-outage-and-keep-your-devices-charged/.
Dillon, Nancy. “Mass Blackouts Make $499 Generators the New In-Demand Appliance in California.” nydailynews.com, October 26, 2019. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-planned-power-outages-continue-in-dry-windy-california-20191025-yxsaong6qfd3xg67d37xsfdyja-story.html.
The Mercury News. “Editorial: Gov. Newsom, You Own This Crisis of Fires and Outages,” October 25, 2019. http://www.mercurynews.com/editorial-gov-newsom-you-own-this-crisis-of-fires-and-outages.
Epstein, Kayla, Andrew Freedman, and Faiz Siddiqui. “Dangerous Winds Increase Wildfire Risk in California as Millions Face Power Outages.” Washington Post, October 26, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/26/california-wildfires-power-outages-kincade-tick/.
Finney, Michael, and Simone Chavoor. “What to Do Right Now to Prep for a Planned Power Outage.” ABC7 San Francisco, October 26, 2019. https://abc7news.com/5647161/.
Gecker, Jocelyn. “California Power Outage: What Happens When the Lights Go Out.” SFGate, October 9, 2019. https://www.sfgate.com/news/education/article/California-power-outage-What-happens-when-the-14502841.php.
Gerber, Marisa, and James Rainey. “The Terrifying Experience of Escaping Wildfire with the Power Shut off: ‘It Was Pitch Black.’” Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-26/power-outages-residents-miss-fire-evacuation-alerts.
Kilgore, Tomi, and Ciara Linnane. “PG&E Stock Plunges toward Record Low after Citi Warns It Could Be Worthless.” MarketWatch, October 26, 2019. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/pge-stock-plunges-toward-record-low-after-citi-warns-it-could-be-worthless-2019-10-25.
MarketWatch. “Millions in California Facing Fire Danger, More Blackouts,” October 26, 2019. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millions-in-california-facing-fire-danger-more-blackouts-2019-10-26.
Myers, John, and Taryn Luna. “News Analysis: California Utilities — Not Lawmakers — Are Calling the Shots on Power Outages to Prevent Wildfires.” Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-26/california-utilities-politicians-wildfire-power-outage-analysis.
Nguyen, Daisy, and Stefanie Dazio. “Millions in California Facing More Blackouts, Fire Danger.” NBC New York, October 26, 2019. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Bigger-Longer-Blackouts-Fires-California-563898911.html.
CBS Sacramento. “PG&E Power Shutoff Survival Guide,” October 25, 2019. https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/10/25/pge-power-shutoff-survival-guide/.
Romero, Dennis. “As Many as 2 Million in California May Have Power Cut as Fires Rage.” NBC News, October 26, 2019. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/many-2-million-california-may-have-power-cut-fires-rage-n1072366.
Shalby, Colleen. “Power Outages Leave Those with Disabilities Especially Vulnerable. Help Remains a Work in a Progress.” Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-25/problems-disabled-help-power-outages.
Defense of Speech Freedoms...By An Australian?This just reads oddly. See: http://www.abc.net.au/news/about/backstory/news-coverage/2019-10-20/us-correspondent-conor-duffy-farewells-washington/11585244
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Hillary Clinton is the Richard Stallman of the Democratic Party
Alrighty then. Coming out and accusing not one but two politicians of being Russian assets (Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein) as well as claiming that Vladimir Putin has compromising leverage material over POTUS is getting to be a bit much. Of course now that Mrs. Clinton is attacking people in the Democratic primary campaign as well as in the Green Party the possibility of her being parachuted in at the last minute for a re-match with Mr. Trump cannot be discounted.
Bernstein, Sharon. “Gabbard Calls Clinton ‘personification of the Rot’ as War of Words Heats Up.” Reuters, October 19, 2019. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-gabbard-idUSKBN1WY003.
“Clinton: Russia ‘grooming’ Democratic Candidate.” BBC News, October 18, 2019, sec. US & Canada. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50104958.
Fredericks, Bob. “Hillary Clinton Revives Allegation That Tulsi Gabbard Is Russian Plant.” New York Post, October 18, 2019. https://nypost.com/2019/10/18/hillary-clinton-revives-allegation-that-tulsi-gabbard-is-russian-plant/.
There are several messes in DC. No longer being a fed can be a wonderful thing. Avoiding the on-coming disaster of the broken appropriations process is such a relief.
Werner, Erica. “Failed Senate Vote Sets up Big Fight over Border Wall, Budget.” Washington Post, October 17, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/10/17/latest-failed-senate-vote-sets-up-big-fight-over-border-wall-budget/.
Everybody on Capitol Hill is choosing to ruin Thanksgiving. They can have at it. It isn't my direct problem any longer. The problem won't be resolved in any real respect until January 20, 2021. I don't have to worry about having my pension taken away if it is already vaporized through maladministration.
Test RunCurrent conditions at Ashtabula County Airport, OH Last updated Oct 10, 2019 - 06:53 PM EDT / 2019.10.10 2253 UTC Temperature: 59.0 F Relative Humidity: 77% Wind: from the ENE (070 degrees) at 3 MPH Sky conditions: clear
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“Seems OK. Some newlines might be desired 😁”
I tried to get spigot to work and it kept breaking down. I installed "p" and it is working. I'm just trying to figure out how to best replicate spigot's functionality using just "p" at the moment.
Some Repositories I'm Keeping
List of RSS feeds I'm reading: https://code.launchpad.net/~skellat/+git/FeedReadingFeeds
What podcasts I'm listening to: https://code.launchpad.net/~skellat/+git/Podcasting
Guts of a dummy package to make using equivs when installing youtube-dl via pip3: https://code.launchpad.net/~skellat/+git/ydl-dummy
Status ChangeI suppose I should make the website more exciting. My time as a federal civil servant closed out as of 1245 UTC on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019. I am available for contract work again as Uncle Sam is not my employer.
I suppose I should get back in touch with the bank about their neat payment processing platform that is cheaper than Stripe.
“» Stephen Michael Kellat:
“[...] should make the website more exciting [...]”
I don't know about "exciting", but please, not so white 😵”
In due time. Horrible things such as designing a logo have to be accomplished. Said logo will need to include an anvil in homage of Wil E. Coyote, though.