Monday, December 31, 2018

A Second Look At 2017

It's the time I look back at my 2017 blogs to give myself feedback. The goals delaying one year are relearning from my mistakes, reinforcing my lessons, reminding myself my moments, refreshing acquired knowledge, rediscovering new wisdom, correcting errant blogs, and sharing changes. These blogs are also the 2017 best blogs. There are 13 blogs for A Second Look At 2017.

Blog Title: 1. Schools Have Summer Vacations And Life Has Summer Vacations
Date: Tuesday January 3
Summary: There is an ending to everything controlled or not controlled.
Feedback: The blog may be misleading. There are short-term endings. There are one-time endings. Sometimes we create the endings. Sometimes life creates the endings. Work meetings end. Waiting for a car in a repair shop has an ending. Seasons have endings. Holidays have endings. The end of a calendar year is an ending. Time passes.

Blog Title: 2. Top Ten Men Truths
Date: Saturday January 7
Summary: Ten truths distinguishing a boy over 18 years old and a man over 18 years old. I do no justice summarizing here. Click the link to read in its entirety.
Feedback: Top blog for 2017. I nominate the blog for any blog of the year award.

Blog Title: 3. Live Quitting Or Die Believing
Date: Saturday January 14
Summary: The time to wait is subjective. The time to believe is subjective. Waiting and believing have an end time.
Feedback: I did it again. I wrote eight self-pity blogs or bullshit blogs in 2016. I wanted to stop blogging self-pity blogs in 2017. I was wrong. The world knows my current life situation. The bullshit blogs are complaining blogs. I express my frustrations. I express my anger. There's no need to repeat again for another year. Flipping an innovating common knowledge blog to my current life situation is terrible. There are seven bullshit blogs in 2017.

Blog Title: 4. Don't Be Me
Date: Sunday March 5
Summary: I want mature adults to move out of their parent's house at first opportunity intelligently, to learning new career skills indefinitely, to never stop meeting new people, to expand their lives, and to remember desire is more important than knowledge.
Feedback: These are tough adult lessons. If I teach a young person these lessons which change his or her life, then I'm happy.

Blog Title: 5. Two Personal Vows
Date: Wednesday April 12
Summary: The first vow is money doesn't change who I am. The second vow is control stress.
Feedback: Quoted for emphasis. Its ironic work must be done to control stress. Some stress is required to minimize stress. Stress can cause people to lose intelligence. My intuition says stress can cause brain damage such as memory loss, weaker comprehension, and behavior problems.

Blog Title: 6. What Is Believe?
Date: Saturday June 17
Summary: I don't need believe to complete my goals. I have to find a job. Do I need to believe? Students must graduate schools to increase their chances of success. Do they need to believe?
Feedback: Another bullshit blog. I removed daily rule #7 "Have faith. Believe in yourself." on Mar 12, 2018.

Blog Title: 7. Anything Better Than Duct Tape?
Date: Saturday August 5
Summary: I question the attitude of improving everything every day.
Feedback: There is another term. It's called creative exhaustion.

Blog Title: 8. Hate Yourself Today Only
Date: Wednesday August 9
Summary: Hate yourself is an easier way to find flaws, weaknesses, and whatever missing.
Feedback: Here is one way to be brutally honest with yourself. Turn your self-hate to self-love. Find everything you hate. Fix everything you hate. One must work to fix problems. Self-love is not automatic.

Blog Title: 9. Be Patient, I Rescue My Loneliness And Other People's Loneliness
Date: Monday August 14
Summary: There are lonely people in the world. I save myself first. I save lonely people next. I welcome people with weak self-esteem if they're motivated to strengthen their self-esteem. Nobody lives a happy life being lonely.
Feedback: The irony is I need people to help achieve freedom. I refer independence in the blog as freedom. I achieve both rescuing lonely people and earning freedom. Both complements each other. On the other hand, why do people want to spend time with losers who are unemployed and live with their parents? Where are the unemployed and live with their parents? Where are the people down on their luck? Where are the people not given chances? I must have bad luck finding unemployed and live with their parents people.

Blog Title: 10. Higher Priority Job Hiring And Higher Weight Job Hiring
Date: Sunday September 10
Summary: Times have changed regarding the job hiring system today and our father's job hiring system yesterday. Experience is valued. Good attitude is not valued.
Feedback: More people blame today's information age making jobs harder to find. Automated cars lead to automated trucks. Robots work in shipping and receiving. Customers order fast food at self-pay kiosks. For example, I saw kiosks at Costco's Food Court. I'm sure Costco has plenty of other customer service positions and more food preparation position for the food court cashiers.

Another ironic thought. Hiring managers hire people with matching knowledge, recent experience, and relevant experience because they're less likely to take another person's job. A job candidate with a high desire to learn and strong motivation to get better is more likely to take another person's job. There is a fear. The fear is a new job candidate replaces an existing job candidate. The job market is tough. Some workers do anything to protect their jobs. Some workers do anything to avoid entering the unemployed abyss.

What do we blame? Blame the job hiring system. Blame population overcrowding. There are too many people. There are too few job openings.

I have a degree in Economics. I learned new industries create more new jobs. The job workforce increases. I question the job creation theory. How does the robotics industry create more new jobs because many robots substitute human labor with automation?

Blog Title: 11. Life Goes On
Date: Saturday September 23
Summary: Anything that happens today good and bad anything happens tomorrow good and bad. Life is unfair. Life goes on.
Feedback: Everyday we wake up there is a chance of something happening. Sometime we're prepared. Sometimes we're not prepared. We roll the dice 24/7. Coincidences happen. Logical events happen. Illogical events happen. Weird events happen. We're at the right place at the right time. We're at the wrong place at the wrong time. Take a chance something good happens. Take a chance something bad happens. Life is full of chances.

Blog Title: 12. Throwback Blog: How Do They Do It? How Do They Do It?
Date: Wednesday November 30
Summary: I ask the question how some people attract people no matter where they are. Charism. Good looks. Voice tone. Luck. I also ask why some people repel from me. Poor physical appearance. Weak self-esteem. Loud voice. Luck.
Feedback: A common saying is don't judge a person by their appearance. Let's play the brutal honest card. We do judge a person by their appearance. Most of the time our judgement is correct. Take care of your body physically speaking. Good grooming. Good clothing. Good smile. Good communication skills. Back up the grooming, clothing, smile, and communication skills with intelligence, confidence, and mature behavior.

I thought back to Fanime Con 2009. I wore costumes to anime conventions. I wore makeup for the first time in my life. I couldn't believe makeup makes a difference to a person's looks. The makeup covered my pores. I attracted people. People came to me. I have a better understanding why women wear makeup. Also, perhaps, why men wear makeup. The makeup industry doesn't exist without Hollywood.

Maybe I'm scaring people without my knowledge. Maybe the people I scare have poor self-esteem. Maybe the people I scare are weak. I'm portraying myself unconsciously too strong, too smart, and too confidence; on the other hand, I question do I want to meet weak people. Do I want weak friends? I admit I have more work to strengthen my self-esteem. I admit I scare people off when I'm laser focused on a task. I look intimidating.

Blog Title: 13. The World Is Too Many And Too Few
Date: Saturday December 2
Summary: There are too many good people. There are too few good opportunities.
Feedback: It's a conversation nobody wants to talk about. The population continues to grow. Is the number of opportunities matching the population growth? People are living longer. Overcrowding is the number one global problem.


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Highlight And Favorite 2017 Tweets

Here are my 41 highlight Tweets and 8 favorite Favorites Tweets in 2017. The goals delaying one year are relearning from my mistakes, reinforcing my lessons, reminding myself my moments, refreshing acquired knowledge, rediscovering new wisdom, and sharing changes. Follow me @inin61 Enjoy!


Jan 07: published an article on men truths given from men like you and me from Askmen subreddit

Jan 09: RT @normfeuti: RETAIL 1/8 "Returns" Read RETAIL every day at

Jan 21: superfluous: Being more than is sufficient or required; excessive. Unnecessary or needless. #mynewwordoftheday

Jan 25: The Dow Jones closes above 20000 first time in history closing at 20068.51. Intraday high 20075.73. S&P closes 2298.37. NASDAQ 5656.34.

Feb 09: Parents, teach your young children eye contact with other people by asking them what's the color of the other person's eyes.

Feb 27: I crave intelligence again.

Mar 04: The simple answer to Excel's pivot tables is calculations with criteria. It creates reports which contain calculations with criteria.

Mar 10: Person A: Say something intelligent.
Person B: I believe you're cute. "

Mar 19: Tonight's 60 Minutes' segment takes place in San Francisco. USF [outsources] workers to cut costs. The displaced workers trained replacements

Apr 13: Check your vehicle for recalls. NHTSA's free website Enter your vehicle's VIN.

Apr 16: Headliner from Mercury News. Wettest winter rain on record water conservation habits continue. I continue my habits such as shorter showers.

Apr 20: fibromyalgia is chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and widespread tenderness #mynewwordoftheday

Apr 23: I can't explain why it took me decades to watch the movie A Few Good Men in its entirety. Good movie with an all-star cast.

Apr 23: I had watch parts of A Few Good Men staying in hotels for decades. I watched the beginning. Now I understand the ending #raymondshistorybook

May 16: I finished reading The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz book by L. Frank Baum. Good fairytale book any age. There are differences between book & movie

May 16: Dorothy wore ruby slippers in The Wizard Of Oz movie. The book version she wore silver shoes. #mytriviaoftheday

Jun 06: An example of bad luck. Nikki Nelson's opponent had four queens with two pocket Q's. Nelson had a royal flush at the flop.

Jun 06: The Car Connection published an article self driving cars is a $7T industry by 2050

Jul 01: Write all your handwriting in cursive for July. Bring back cursive. No print. Do you remember your cursive handwriting?

Jul 02: The Simpsons episode Bart's Comet, Flanders sang the song Que Sera, Sera or Whatever will be, will be by Doris Day #mytriviaoftheday

Jul 07: TIL a government security clearance costs a minimum $50,000.

Jul 15: Checklist. Do you have the following: shelter, food, and support? Also, do you have a bed, a refrigerator, and a toilet?

Jul 15: Are you in good health? Do you have a brain or no mental illness? Is access to retail stores close by? If all answers are yes, then

Jul 15: you should be happy. Otherwise, no complaining about life.

Jul 23: Purple Rain by Prince on a Technics SL-1200 M3D Turntable #mysongoftheday

Jul 23: Prince said Purple Rain means the end of the world being with your lover letting faith guide you through purple rain

Jul 25: Zero is an even number. #mytriviaoftheday

Jul 25: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE was found in 90% of brains donated deceased players studied for concussions

Aug 07: Nothing cannot last forever.

Aug 11: Husbands and boyfriends better complete the honey to-do list. Wives and girlfriends must not abuse your honey to-do list.

Aug 15: Excel tip. Ctrl + Shift + ~ converts a cell to General format. General format useful to see what's really in the cell. No format deception.

Aug 17: I never had a flying dream.

Aug 20: I dreamed I flew for the first time. Flew locally from my house to De Anza college. Low altitude. Song I Want To Break Free by Queen played.

Aug 22: RT @RogerCude: This is what the #SolarEclipse2017 looked like from a plane!

Sep 07: Excel tip. Use integer INT() function to remove decimals. =INT(16.98748754) returns 16. Likewise for INT(16.11245478) and INT(16.45487897).

Sep 19: Excel tip. Deactivate GETPIVOTDATA cell referencing in pivot table. File>Options>Formulas>uncheck Use GetPivotData functions for Pivot...

Sep 19: Board gamer spent $16k+ on Kickstarter board games Original Reddit

Oct 05: Project Euler has a 46k text file containing 5,000+ first names Source:

Nov 01: A baby monitor alerts the caregiver taking care of a person with Alzheimer's disease anywhere in the house

Dec 06: Mercury News 12/3 today's homes burn faster because open floor plans and synthetic materials. Up to 3 min escape. 30 years ago up to 17 min.

Dec 15: TIL Color Hex website Find a color's RGB, HEX, CMYK. Get the color codes for Facebook, Google, and popular color palettes.

Favorite Favorites

Jan 17: @HistoryInPics, Very excited to wish a Happy 95th Birthday to the fabulous @BettyMWhite.,,,

Feb 5: @NickiJhabvala, Just another game ...

Apr 18: @arstechnica, Trump will sign executive order to begin revamp of H-1B visa program

Apr 18: @arstechnica, "Think of how the average police car wastes as it idles for hours every day—with this, that's a thing of the past."

Jun 12: @warriors, For the second time in three seasons, the Warriors are your NBA Champions!

Jul 19: @SexWithEmily, Having sex regularly makes you healthier, but aspects of your sex life can tell you ABOUT your health. @bustle

Sep 28: @hughhefner, "In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life." - Hugh M. Hefner 1926 - 2017

Nov 3: @SexWithEmily, No better way to break in the rooms in your house than to have sex in them all.


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Top 2017 Pics

Here are the 33 top pictures I took in 2017. They’re sorted from the start of the year to the end of the year. The goals delaying one year are relearning from my mistakes, reinforcing my lessons, reminding myself my moments, refreshing acquired knowledge, rediscovering new wisdom, and sharing changes. Enjoy!


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Black Friday 2018

My Black Friday 2018 shopping was 55% bare necessities, 18% upgrades, and 27% fun or splurge. I include a Cyber Monday 2018 purchase which was fun or splurge in the percentages above.

Wed Nov 22

I purchased Nike SB Bruin Max Vapor skateboard shoes at Amazon.

Fri Nov 24

Pep Boys 7:57am. Two Castrol 5 gallon oil and two Purolator oil filters. Bare necessities.

Target 8:56am. Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000. Bare necessities.

Best Buy 9:19am. Samsung 28" LED monitor U28E590D. Upgrades.

Office Depot Office Max 10:10am. Two 24-pack Crystal Geyser bottle water. Bare necessities. SanDisk 128GB 3.0 USB flash memory stick. Upgrades.

The two closest Office Depot Office Max stores closed. We assisted a UPS driver who lost his package in the Office Depot Office Max strip shopping mall. The delivery truck back door was unlocked.

Rite-Aid 10:56am. Haagen-Dizs two 14oz vanilla ice cream. Fun or splurge.

USPS 1:22pm. Mailed letter Priority Mail.

Target 2:06pm. Maple Cheerios. Fun or splurge. I purchased a box of Cheerios because I wanted a 20% coupon on my Cartwheel account.

Sat Nov 24

I purchased Earth Therapeutics foot creams and Faberware paring knife at Kohl's. Bare necessities and upgrades, respectively.

Mon Nov 26

I purchased Kingdomino board game at Target. Fun or splurge.

Thur Nov 29

I purchased Head & Shoulders shampoo regular and Head & Shoulders shampoo eucalyptus at Walgreens. Bare necessities. I included the two shampoo bottles because I paid the same price from a past Black Friday using a manufacture coupon. I paid $7 for the two bottles.

Tue Dec 4

I returned the SanDisk 128GB 3.0 USB flash memory stick back to Office Depot Office Max.

Black Fridays achieved the status quo years ago in my opinion. I shop on Black Fridays to purchase bare necessities which includes stocking up on bare necessities, to buy new durable goods, to upgrade existing durable goods, and to buy DVDs on my wish list. Black Fridays are good shopping days for appliances, clothes, new TVs, desktop parts, and towels. If I can wait for the Black Friday, then I wait.

Black Friday happens daily on SlickDeals. I subscribe to their Frontpage Deals alerts.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Allergies And Coughs November 2018

I got sick a third time in 2018. Frustrating again. The first time I got sick was Jan 2018 Allergies And Coughs January 2018. The second time I got sick was Apr 2018 Allergies And Coughs April 2018. I blog how I treated myself and the likely causes because I want to reference my treatment the next time I get sick. I didn't panic. Obvious symptoms. Minimal pain. Quick recovery. Today's blog is minimally edited.

Sat Nov 24, 2018. Sore throat began late night. I confirmed after drinking water the pain was sore throat pain instead of dry throat pain. I began thinking about the causes for my upcoming sickness. I felt warm to cold in a warm room. I felt eating.

Sun Nov 25. My body wanted a double breakfast. I took an afternoon nap. It was too early to tell how to treat my upcoming sickness. I hoped my sickness was a sore throat only. My ears popped open at night when I opened my mouth.

Mon Nov 26. Sore throat improved. Runny nose at night. White color mucus. No nap.

Tue Nov 27. I woke up with a stuffy nose. Phlegm ran down my throat. If I coughed, then bad news because there was sickness. No yogurt. No medications. No drugs. I drank Coke. Ate wisely. Took naps. White color phlegm. I coughed once at Staples. I coughed once before lunch. I took a 2.5 hour afternoon nap. Sore throat disappeared at night. I slept with a Breathe Right strip.

Wed Nov 28. One long coughed. If I long coughed a few times, then I took Mucinex DM. I wore my Breathe Right strip all day. Recovery was faster as long as I sleep well. My past sicknesses recovery was slow when I coughed while I fall asleep. White phlegm color. I took a one hour nap. I coughed. Phlegm down my throat. Yellow phlegm color. I took Mucinex DM at 10pm. Weather temperatures normal for Nov and autumn season.

Thur Nov 29. No problems sleeping last night. I continue drinking Coke for lunch and dinner. I took a Mucinex DM at 10:15am. Ears popped when I opened my mouth. I had diarrhea after breakfast. I watched my liquid intake. My causes for diarrhea were either too much liquid in my body or Mucinex DM. Coughs were dry and few throughout the day. I worked out at the gym lifting weights on machines minimal workout. No coughing at the gym. I took a Mucinex DM at 11:30pm drinking a few sips of water instead of a full glass. No diarrhea. I wore a Breathe Right strip when I slept.

Fri Nov 30. I slept 10+ hours last night. The heater was accidentally on throughout the night woke me up at 6:45am. My throat felt dry fearing another sore throat. I drank three sips of water. I went back to bed after turning off the heater. I woke up at 11am. No coughing. I took a Mucinex DM at 11:30am. White phlegm color. I worked out at the gym free weights minimal workout. I took a Mucinex DM at midnight.

Sat Dec 1. Good sleep last night. I took a Mucinex DM at 12:10pm. I had diarrhea three times. My body must be rejecting Mucinex DM. I stopped taking Mucinex DM.

Sun Dec 2. One diarrhea in the morning. Last day I drank Coke.

Tue Dec 4. Cardio workout 20 minutes on the cycle and 20 minutes on the treadmill.

Wed Dec 5. Cardio workout 20 minutes on the cycle and 20 minutes on the treadmill.

How Did I Get Sick

My brother's family. All of them had the flu the week before they visited for Thanksgiving holiday. They showed no symptoms when they visited. Probability: 20%.

In the air. It's flu season. It's Black Friday where people shopped at stores. Probability: 40%.

Poor lunch. I ate a poor lunch when we came home for Black Friday to rest. There was more shopping in the afternoon. Probability: 33%.

Mom's leftover bad chicken. I was the only person eating my mom's leftover bad chicken to make homemade fried rice in the microwave. Probability: 25%.

Frozen shrimp. The family ate frozen shrimp the day after Thanksgiving. I ate cold frozen shrimp. I initially thought it got cold after being on the serving plate. Maybe my shrimp was not fully cooked. Food allergy was my sickness. Probability: 70%.

Poor body hygiene. I didn't wash my hair in four days. Probability: 10%.


Sunday, December 09, 2018

First Time I Saw A Restaurant Close On Tuesdays

Blogger's note: I initially wrote the blog for my personal blog Finding Raymond Mar. An event which happened on Tue Dec 4 changed my mind. I choose to post today's blog at Innovating Common Knowledge titled First Time I Saw A Restaurant Close On Tuesdays and at Finding Raymond Mar titled Is This My Life? Today's blog is minimally edited for grammar.

2018 is over. I wanted to try a restaurant in another city for the first time. I was in the area on Tue Dec 4. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. Are you serious? The event summed my recent life. Bad luck. Bad timing. Misfortunes. Missed chances. Missed opportunities. Slipped through the cracks. Just one away. Every good moment there is an asterisk or fine print ruining the good moment; in other words, there is a "but" ruining the good. The world didn't come to an end when I get a sore throat, lose my computer data, minor back pain, miss a sale, or don't get the job. My life can't get worse spiritually speaking. I have shelter, I'm in good health, I have a desktop with internet access, and I live with minimal expenses. On the other hand, my life can get worse such as a car accident, cancer, a devastating earthquake, or being lost in the woods. I'm done with 2018. I'm frustrated what I can't control. Bad results happen. I'm frustrated what I can control I receive small rewards. I'm done controlling everything I can control. Life is unfair. I'm the unfortunate more bad moments than good moments.

2018 is the same as 2016 and 2017. All three are dull years. Ironically, 2018 is the fastest year. 2016 and 2017 were fast years, too. 2014 and 2015 were slower years for which they were better than 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Life itself takes over in 2019. I respond what life gives me. I go with the flow. I'm going back to the past when life controlled me. I follow life, destiny, fate, karma, and Act of God. I maintain being a good person--the same life I have been living hoping for the best. I continue self-responsibility. I experienced more good calendar years than bad calendar years when life controlled me. I have done everything I can do in my control. I have done everything life given me. I react. I try to be proactive if the situation calls. It's a judgment call.

It's not bullshit. It's the truth. It's reality. I receive feedback I'm not doing enough. I'm open to opinions. I receive any communication I'm not doing enough, I'm not focus, I'm not working hard enough, and/or I'm making bad choices. I'm past the clique advice. I'm past the common knowledge. I continue to be open. Tell me something new. I welcome new ideas. I ignore communications making the other person feel better taking advantage of my current depressed life.

2018 is the same as 2016 and 2017. I'm 99.99% confident there are other people living my similar life situation.

Living Solo Is Temporary

I take my chances living alone compared to being with people to avoid loneliness. Most of the people I said goodbye in past years dragged me down. There was no joy. There was no happiness. I felt routine being with these people. I was the lowest common denominator. One goal after I earned freedom is create new circle of friends to share life. We help each other live better lives. We help each other keep our life fresh.


Saturday, December 08, 2018

There Are Losers For Every Winner

You don't need to be a sports fan to know there is one Super Bowl winner in football, one World Series winner in baseball, one NBA Finals winner in basketball, and one Stanley Cup finals winner in hockey. The rest of the teams lost; moreover, there are teams finishing a season with a losing record. Every team doesn't win their championship. Every team doesn't win 100% of their games. There are exceptions such as the 1972 Miami Dolphins going 17-0 including their Super Bowl championship.

The sports analogy applies to life in general. There are winners. There are losers. We are told in our young years we can do anything we want. Success comes with hard work. We are not told in our young years success is not guaranteed. Most parents don't teach their children "life is not fair" seriously. There are people doing their best without successful outcomes. There are no rewards. There are people unblessed. There are people with misfortunes. There are people who made a mistake they never recovered. Sometimes an Act Of God is responsible for the loss outcomes. Sometimes an Act Of God is responsible for a handicap.

Good people think optimistically. Be positive. Good things happen to those who wait. Successful people work hard focusing on their goals. Never give up. These phases are common when we earn our desires. However, we should prepare for losses. The plaintiff and the defendant both don't win in a court. One person wins in a boxing match. One person wins in a poker tournament. One person wins an Oscar in a category. One student wins in a spelling bee. Losing stinks. There are people who lose more than win. Losing too many times feels like there's no reason to live life. There are people who live many unfortunate moments they die in unfortunate causes. It's life.

How Many Rejections Does A Person Take?

In particular, how many job rejections does an unemployed person take? The job market continues to be tough despite good economic news and low unemployment rate. There are many job applicants for a job opening. Some unemployed quit job searching. They admit loss. They believe nobody gives them an opportunity. They can't compete in today's job market requiring complex skills and advanced knowledge. The job hiring system rewards job candidates with both recent experience and relevant knowledge. Most unemployed learning new skills are denied job offers because they don't have recent experience or there are gaps in their employment history. The unemployed who stop looking for a job are excluded from the unemployment rate.

The world is zero-sum. People who win more than lose there are people who lose more than win. How does God console the people who lose more than win?