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I guess I was always that guy to a degree, but this whole technology thing.... 

I can't remember passwords, can't remember where I'm supposed to go to do things I have to do on the Interwebs (now, wait, where is that Zoomy thing again?),  changed my background to an aquarium in the zoom, but now don't remember how I did it so I had to do a presentation with fish floating behind me (I figured it out as the meeting ended, and nobody said anything so I don't know what that means), I don't know how to do simple stuff (Oh, we're using Google Docs, you just click, open, click, click, transform, save and viola!.... wait.... I was still on one of the clicks.... Oh, it's really simple no problem.  clickclickclickclicksaveasclickclickmoveoverhereclickclosethatwindowclick.  Got it?  ....... sure.....I don't even know how to log into the googles, honestly, so no).  Ok, but you know how to use twitface, instachapper, filtergram, popsticker, and have all those feed each other so you really only have to do one entry? That's just a basic thing, like, everybody knows that.  Wait, the instapotter?  What?  

I'm peering at the screen like I've never seen a computer before.  Like a caveman ogling at the first fire he ever saw.  

The only one who can't figure out how to turn the camera and mic on/off, the only one late to every meeting because some app has to load or reload, the only one who can't figure out much of anything. 

*sigh*  

I think it's time to retire.  Or at least hire people to do things and get out of the way.  
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I am beginning to find the same thing.  Most of it revolves around me not giving a shoot about it.  I f I really need to know how to do something I Google it.

There was a time in the not too distant past where I was on point about how any new program or technology worked because I cared enough to read about it.  That time has passed.  It doesn't hold my interest any longer.  I find that I just don't fudgeing care about it.  I can run a spreadsheet, type up a word document, and slice and dice a graph.  Just don't give a shoot about any of the rest any longer.
"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


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I am beginning to find the same thing.  Most of it revolves around me not giving a shoot about it.  I f I really need to know how to do something I Google it.

There was a time in the not too distant past where I was on point about how any new program or technology worked because I cared enough to read about it.  That time has passed.  It doesn't hold my interest any longer.  I find that I just don't fudgeing care about it.  I can run a spreadsheet, type up a word document, and slice and dice a graph.  Just don't give a shoot about any of the rest any longer.
We had a meeting yesterday with a client.  I was told before the meeting that if I wanted to say a few words and then beg off because I was "busy" that would be great.  They didn't need me for any of the rest of it.  

Because they were afraid I'd do something clumsy technology wise.  Or tell a long story.  Or do something else old and stupid.  

"We know you'd rather be doing other things"  (code speak for "you are just in the way.") 

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This is pretty much me trying to get in on a Zoom meeting.

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I echo all sentiments above.  I can do just enough to be dangerous around the office.  I'm in the process of starting a new business and much of the marketing will be through social media, so I'm about to be forced to step into the 20th century.

Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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I echo all sentiments above.  I can do just enough to be dangerous around the office.  I'm in the process of starting a new business and much of the marketing will be through social media, so I'm about to be forced to step into the 20th century.
You are gonna love the television.
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You are gonna love the television.
You cant tear me away from Atari Pong.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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You are gonna love the television.
I would get a colored one if I were you....a television.
"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


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I would get a colored one if I were you....a television.
Always about race with you, isn't it?
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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Total thread hijack for a quick post.  Uncle Sani, I thought about you yesterday when I saw a video from this past weekend.  Spear fishing charter out of Gulf Shores and they got stalked by a massive Great White.  They were diving over a sunken barge and one guy, who runs the charter and a spear fishing legend, had nailed what looked to be a big snapper.  The GW was circling them and he still hung on to the fish and brought it up. There's something wrong with that boy's medulla oblongata. 

Come to think of it, this does fall into the technology area since it was filmed on a GoPro.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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I echo all sentiments above.  I can do just enough to be dangerous around the office.  I'm in the process of starting a new business and much of the marketing will be through social media, so I'm about to be forced to step into the 20th century.
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Are you going to start charging for sucking rooster?
What? I never charge for suc.......wait, I mean.....that's gross.  You think you're soooo funny, Mr. Funny Man.  Sucking rooster.  Where in the world did you get that from?
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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Are you going to start charging for sucking rooster?
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Total thread hijack for a quick post.  Uncle Sani, I thought about you yesterday when I saw a video from this past weekend.  Spear fishing charter out of Gulf Shores and they got stalked by a massive Great White.  They were diving over a sunken barge and one guy, who runs the charter and a spear fishing legend, had nailed what looked to be a big snapper.  The GW was circling them and he still hung on to the fish and brought it up. There's something wrong with that boy's medulla oblongata.

Come to think of it, this does fall into the technology area since it was filmed on a GoPro.
I was diving out of PCB this past weekend with a bunch of guys who spearfish.  One of them had shot a pretty good stringer of fish and there was a 7' or 8' bull shark that took serious interest in him but never came closer than about 20'.  It's funny because the sharks are not that big of a threat to move in and try to take your speared fish but these Goliath groupers don't give a fudge and will absolutely try to steal your shoot.  
"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


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I was diving out of PCB this past weekend with a bunch of guys who spearfish.  One of them had shot a pretty good stringer of fish and there was a 7' or 8' bull shark that took serious interest in him but never came closer than about 20'.  It's funny because the sharks are not that big of a threat to move in and try to take your speared fish but these Goliath groupers don't give a fudge and will absolutely try to steal your shoot. 
I wanna party with you cowboy. In fact we could have. I was there.  We would have been in the news though. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. 
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I was diving out of PCB this past weekend with a bunch of guys who spearfish.  One of them had shot a pretty good stringer of fish and there was a 7' or 8' bull shark that took serious interest in him but never came closer than about 20'.  It's funny because the sharks are not that big of a threat to move in and try to take your speared fish but these Goliath groupers don't give a fudge and will absolutely try to steal your shoot. 
Based on the little I know about them, I think I'd rather see a Great White cruising by than a Bull Shark in the same area code.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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Based on the little I know about them, I think I'd rather see a Great White cruising by than a Bull Shark in the same area code.
Bulls are certainly one of the more aggressive sharks but most people's perception of sharks is so far off base that it isn't even close to being right.  Decades of having Hollywood shove a false narrative down people's throats will do that.  (sound familiar?)  

Now that being said you won't see my ass swimming in any of these brackish water areas like bays or inter-coastal waterways since bull sharks can absolutely function in fresh water for a while and they test out what they are going to eat by taking a bite (you would do the same if you didn't have arms).

Some divers tell me that they won't dive with other people spear fishing because it brings in the sharks.  I think those people are dumbasses.  First, sharks by and large do not give a shoot about a diver being there and more people are injured by cattle each year than sharks.  Secondly, if there are people spearing fish who you think the shark is paying attention to?  Me or the one who might have a free meal?
"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


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 Secondly, if there are people spearing fish who you think the shark is paying attention to?  Me or the one who might have a free meal?


Ah...the "I don't have to outrun the bear, just my buddy" theory.  Solid.
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Ah...the "I don't have to outrun the bear, just my buddy" theory.  Solid.
Can we hire an I-T guy to come fix the Like button?


A few years back, we were set up on the beach at Santa Rosa Beach.  We saw a crowd walking along the beach headed our way.  They were following a 6-7 foot shark cruising the shore maybe 20 yards out.  Clear, calm water and clear view.  There's a Life Guard tower where we were and one of the life guards grabs his surf/rescue board, glides out into the surf right up to the shark and slaps him a couple of times,  The shark immediately takes off for deeper water and is out of there in an instant.

I had just started walking down the beach in the same direction the fish was originally headed, and about 50 yards down, there he is again right up close to the shore. I walked along with him for a ways and saw a man and woman in the water up ahead about the same distance out.  So, I hollered to them, "You might want to come this way.  There's a shark right over there."  If they were a married couple, I doubt they stayed married much longer after that.  I thought I was going to have to go in and pull the woman out since the man literally knocked her down and climbed over her to get his pussy ass out of the water.  He never looked back. 
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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Meeting yesterday.  

My internet went out because lightning struck nearby.  Came back up and I logged back in just in time to hear one of my people tell the client "there's a tornado warning in his area, so he's gone away to get to a safe place.  It shows that he's still here, but he's actually not."  

I just walked away, played Call of Duty and let the meeting run.  Equally productive. 
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