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Rickie Traeger: Black Friday……… Bring Back Z-Nation! Project Blue Book :)




I hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful weekend! 

So what was your thoughts on your Black Friday experience?

Mine:  Retailers should be ashamed of themselves!   I saw many places doing the following tactics. I been keeping my eyes on several items and planned on buying them for Black Friday.  So I know what the prices have been for some time now.

Well………  I waited until black Friday to get a “deal” on them.

The retailers RAISED THE PRICES UP A LOT on the items.

Then saying heres the Black Friday “deal”  and that “deal” was either AT or ABOVE the prices the items I have been watching, prices BEFORE Black Friday.

Example: Canon Powershot SX530  Normally goes for around $200-$230.  Walmart price before Black Friday was $245.   For Black Friday they said the retail price was $479, but the Black Friday “deal” was $250.  So much for that deal………  And a day after Black Friday it is $249.

But I saw this happening by several retailers on several items.  SMFH

I did see a few deals on some items, so to be fair I did see a few deals.  But it sure is nothing like it used to be awhile back ago.  When you really got the deals on alot of items, and you actually got a good deal on the items. Nothing like that these days.  When I worked in retail in the past, I learned some of their marketing tactics.  And one of them was to say you have a deal on this item. And make it appear there are several of them in stock. But they ONLY PUT 1 IN STOCK.  So they can draw you there to the store on that deal. And when you get there it has been since long gone because only 1 was in stock, and they can legally say they had that deal on the item, all while drawing you to their store.

I lost a lot of respect for retailers because of their marketing tactics. Reminds me alot like politicians. They lie to you, to get what benefits them…

Time to change themes here now, LOL.   I am super excited!  Project Blue Book is coming back on TV!  I am like really excited. I love that show.  Speaking of tv shows though, Walking Dead is now off until February. I kinda hate this mid season finale crap. But in another way, it kinda nice to draw the season out some through out the year.  I wish Z-Nation was back on tv!  I miss that show.  It did a lot of stuff walking dead wouldn’t of said or do. Bring back Z-Nation!

 








Rickie Traeger:




Happy Taco Tuesday! 

I had Taco Bell for dinner tonight. So Happy Taco Tuesday!

Weather has been pretty wet today. And supposed to be windy as heck tomm.

I am wanting to buy Adobe Lightroom, without the subscription. I want to do the one time fee.

Anyone know where I can but Lightroom for the one time fee, or an older version I can do that with?

Or a good alternative software that rivals Lightroom?  I had lightroom back in the day.

It is a badazz photography software. And I want to use it again.

I am going to pop off here. I wanted to shout out to everyone and say hi and wish everyone a safe and happy taco tuesday!

 








Rickie Traeger:




Happy Walking Dead Day! 

So, I am kinda torn on the mid season finale.   I was expecting some more out of it.

I am going to be simple and short on this blog, because I don’t want to spoil it too much for those who have not yet saw it.

But a simple google search or a trip to twitter, you will see what happened, lol.

So, they found the horde!  But, I am still left with questions…

Where did Alpha run off too? Did she purposely lead them there?  Was that horde there underground all along, or did they recently move them there? What is Darryl thinking about Carol?  What was Gabriel thinking? Don’t get me wrong, I like what he did. But they left it hanging as to why…   I can see Eugene and Rossita hooking up later on.  The man stealing the boat, can he be trusted?  Machione is heading off to a strange island with this man.  Does she really thing he is going to give him the weapons they want?

I mean as you can see there are a lot of questions that are left unanswered.

It ended with the group falling into a cave, and are trapped with the horde.  There was not a lot of action tonight. I was expecting a lot of fast paced action.

And not one thing on Neegan…

Alright, I prob spoiled it for many, lol.  I won’t say no more.

I was expecting a lot more this episode, and it feels like I fell down their cave with them, in disappointment. And that is saying a lot, considering I am a long term and loyal fan since day one.  I rarely ever say anything bad about the show, because I am biased because I love the show. But tonight’s show for being a mid season finale, left a lot of questions and feeling down in a cave.








Rickie Traeger: Happy Wet Tuesday Blog




I hope everyone is staying dry. It is a wet Tuesday out there.

I been wanting to re-watch Project Blue Book, but they are making you pay for it online to watch it, grrrr.

I been playing with the sdr dongle, listening to the local radio on it.  The antenna that came with it, sucks. So I am going to buy an antenna adapter for it. I want to be able to listen to the aircraft with it.

Not to much to add to todays blog, other than I am hoping to work on some websites later tonight.

Everyone please be safe.








Rickie Traeger: Happy Wednesday, Meg Myers




Happy Hump Day! 

I don’t have much to add today.  Just working on the websites today and catching up on stuff.   I wish I had something to add today, LOL.  So I might just post one of my favorite songs right now below. It is by Meg Myers.   This woman can sing!   Some do not agree with me, lol.   But hey to each is his own! I enjoy her music alot, very talented artist.  Be sure to check out a few of the videos I posted below from her, that is on Youtube.

 








Rickie Traeger: Oak Island & Kings Of Pain, Record Low Temp For Today




Hopefully everyone had a safe and wonderful Tuesday!

I just finished watching Curse of Oak Island and then afterwards a new show about the pain scale of bites. Curse Of Oak Island was pretty interesting. Kinda cool they found some items that may or may not have been there to sharpen tools from centuries ago and also an item they believed to be a tool to carve writings into stone. Looking at it, I was thinking to myself those items have some history to them. Who held them and used them? Just imagine what those tools have saw over the years. I think it is cool at the technology that we have these days, compared to just even 30 years ago.  I do hope that they find something one day of significance importance. Many theories are what may or may not be buried there.  I sat and thought about this awhile back ago and my opinion I feel that the treasure is of historical value such as something due to the religion aspect of it. And some treasure of gold.  They have found paper and book bindings.

If I had the chance to search Oak Island. I would dig a tunnel for someone to go down in.  I would go down about 100 feet, then start heading out. But before I did that, I would make sure I found the flood tunnels in the cove first and block that off. I wouldn’t want to go down in a tunnel, and the flood tunnels happen, lol.  Soooo.  You would have to go by priorities.  First and foremost you know there are flood tunnels. So make the #1 priority to locate those in the area of the last known location. After locating one, which they have done. Then focus on following that, and finding the point where all meet. Then close that off. I would actually probably reinforce it several times, to be safe it is for sure closed, lol.  Then the 2nd priority would be to follow the tunnel. Yes, it is easy to sit here and type this out and say what I would do. But I don’t understand why they aren’t doing this?  They are bouncing from one thing to another. Yes, granted it is turning up several cool things. But why not just go for the treasure…   You found the flood tunnel, focus on that first and then do the other stuff later on, IF needed.

After that came a new show, Kings of Pain.  They 2 guys purposely get bit by various animals and then rate the pain scale.  This show, they used a tarantula and 2 wasps.  Now, I will say they used the goliath bird eater when doing the test. The biggest species of the tarantula. So kudos to them.  i have been bitten by tarantulas over the years, but never a bird eater.  So my opinion is based on my own experience with my own tarantula bites, and not with the bird eater.  All the times I have been bitten by my tarantulas, have been when i tried to handle them, move them or cleaned the cages. basically they wouldn’t bite me, until I put myself into their territory and they felt threatened.  They usually try to flee at first. When they don’t flee, they stand their ground. They will first give you an indication of 2 things. The hairs go straight up, which means it is about to spray you with its hairs. And the other it will raise its 2 front legs. When it raises its 2 front legs, they will show their fangs. If you see either of these, it is about to protect itself. So be careful. Most of mine shoot their hairs first, before the actual bite.  When they shoot their hairs at you, it is quick and very itchy for awhile.  Yup, you will be itching for awhile. Now if they bite, they have already raised their 2 front legs, so you are already well aware of it ready to protect itself. So if you have not retreated your hand, you will probably be bitten. When it bites, it is quick. And they dig their fangs into you and keep burrowing their fangs into you. Most of mine have been dry bites. Basically a warning bite, with no venom. But I have had them put their venom in me.  I think the bite itself is probably the worst of the experience. Because you watch the tarantula bite you, and see the big fangs digging into your skin as it bites. If you try to pull back, it will dig their fangs into you deeper. So as bad as it sounds, just suck it up and let it bite ya and pull away when it retracts its fangs.  The venom is mainly like a bee sting. Swelling, itching, red spot, etc…   You won’t die, unless you are allergic to bees. Then there is a possibility of dying, but doubtful.

Today we hit a record low of 3 degrees. Actually still dropping, so it might be even lower before it hits midnight. But last I looked and heard, it was at 3 degrees.

 

 

 








Rickie Traeger: Happy Walking Dead Day!




Hope everyone had a good Sunday! Happy Walking Dead Day!

I wanted to wait until after I watched the Walking Dead before I blogged tonight.

Hard to believe only 3 episodes left of the Walking Dead, well I think 2 now 🙁

It be interesting to see how Daryl reacts to Carol using him.

And to see what Negan is up to.  The show is making it look like he is wanting to become friends with the whispers.  My opinion, I think he is trying to join them to be a spy.  I think he has grown on everyone and came to the good side now.  After he killed that savior last week. And how he grew on Carl and others. I personally feel that he is trying to join the whispers to help the good side. I guess time will tell, lol.  I like Carol’s idea though. Get rid of the horde, you get rid of the leverage of the whispers. I used to hate Negan, but now I kinda like him. And like I said, I think him trying to join the whispers, are to take vengeance for what the whispers have done.

 








Rickie Traeger: Good afternoon everybody I hope everybody is enjoying their Friday afternoon




Good afternoon everybody I hope everybody is enjoying their Friday afternoon.

I’ve been going through and updating the Rockford Scanner Pages on the website. I updated the FOIA pages, the about me, and a few others. I still need to go through and update several more so that is my plans for today. Hoping to make it more professional looking and easier to access is my overall goal. So be sure to check those out!

I did not realize one of my favorite shows called supernatural was back on TV. It started back in October and this is the very last season of it. So as I’ve been updating the website I’ve been trying to catch up on supernatural. Hard to believe the show was about to and after the season. And again hard to believe I was unaware that it started up already, LOL. I am on the second episode and as usual it is an amazing show. Yes, I am biased because I love the show, LOL.

I was thinking about adding a few RSS feeds on the side of this website and also on the Rockford scanner website as well. But if I do so it slows the loading time down some so I am currently on the fence on doing so. I have a lot planned out for the future of the websites. But I’m not ggoing to say exactly what right now. I have to focus on one task at a time. In my main focus right now is updating the current content that is on the websites before adding any new content. Now that being said I have added a bunch of new content. Maybe I should added this paragraph to the first paragraph above, LOL.

Jimmy is doing His weekly Friday night Fun net on the 195 repeater at 8 PM tonight. So be sure to check in If you have your ham radio license or at least listen On the scanner.

I’m going to pop up here for now like I said currently updating the websites and watching supernatural. I hope everybody has a warm and safe Friday!








Rickie Traeger: Happy Thursday everyone! 




Happy Thursday everyone! 

I was able to change the RS website over to the new server. Overall it went well. Better than expected. As expected a few hiccups, but that is expected.  Some are having issues with the DNS propagation. But that is expected as well. That is out of my control. Just a waiting game.

I have updated the FOIA page on the Rockford Scanner website. Still have more to add. But I been waiting for this new server, so I could update the FOIA page. So be sure to check the FOIA page out 🙂

Was hoping to get a quad flight in tonight, and do the sunset. But I missed it. I hate how fast the sun goes down these days, LOL. Why does it have to get dark so early now???  Where is that “Spring forward” at? Oh yeah, months away 🙁   But back on topic, I will have to do my flight tomm.   Speaking of, I was driving down the road yesterday and saw someone flying theirs. I didn’t see the quad, but saw he had the remote in his hand. I wanted to stop and talk to him but I was in the middle of driving down the road in heavy traffic, so I wasn’t able to pull over, lol.  But it was cool to see someone flying theirs!

 








Rickie Traeger: Chrome Stopped Loading My Website Graphics




I think I may have found out the issue that I been trying to troubleshoot all day!  It is simple to, but confusing!

I have had an issue with the graphics loading on here.

When I use the chrome browser, they do not load. But if I use the firefox browser the site loads perfectly!  Sooooooooo, it looks like it is not an issue with my website after all and it is a chrome issue!

With that being said, it is a pain to work on the website when chrome don’t want to load the graphics. It makes it very challenging. OK, a real pain in the butt. But now that I have narrowed it down, I have to figure out why chrome ain’t loading the graphics now.

It definitely has me wondering and scratching my head going, hmmmmm.

It worked great on chrome, then all of a sudden it did not load the graphics. And the site loads great on the other browsers.

My question to you is:  Why all of a sudden did chrome stop loading my graphics, out of the blue?