Friday, July 19, 2019

196 - Don't Be a Lonnie

  • Welcome to... Fridays on the Fly
  • The nature of video streaming
  • Project #WhatTheDeck2019 in full swing.
  • Don't be a Lonnie is my new catchphrase in place of don't be a dummy.
  • I met Lonnie to sell S10 fender flares. The ad in the title said S10, Chevrolet, GMC, the description again restated that.
  • I pulled in and it was a couple of minutes before he got out. I assumed he was counting his money, no, he was messaging me to tell me he was there even though I got out of my vehicle as soon as he pulled up, which he knew the color, and decided to message me.
  • So the story gets stranger. The guy I was supposed to meet messages me and asks why I didn't show. Two things, Lonnie was driving a blue Toyota as the guy I was supposed to meet said he was and Lonnie pulled up right beside me. That would explain why Lonnie didn't want the flares.
  • The guy I was supposed to meet is adamant that wasn't him. What are the odds? I figure he's thinking I'm making up a story for not showing, but I've got details. While the guy says he was there at 6pm, I didn't see him. How he didn't see me, I don't know.
  • Eric sold the Colorado to a man living in a Ford Escape.
  • Go karts are fun!

Friday, July 12, 2019

195 - Job vs Career vs Ambition vs Complacency

  • Career vs job.
  • Even the job hunt out of school, I wish i had known more, gotten started earlier. 
  • I've considered self starting. 
  • I've hit the ceiling at my job. Moving up would mean a lot more time at work without what I consider fair compensation. I'd get more money but less per hour.
  • Cheating- long term it's a losing situation. I've been selling stuff and i ensure my ads are accurate and describe any problems.
  • i suppose i consider cheating generally in regards to tests or homework. 
  • is there really a lot of opportunity to cheat? i suppose there is theft. i work at an office. i've never taken office supplies. the rare times i print something for personal use, i pay for it. the people in admin were baffled when i asked about that.
  • i cheated in high school on the psats, i had already taken the sat and it was a pointless test. i cheated by working on whatever section i wanted.
  • in college i was temped to cheat, even wanted to, but didn't. it was a test for which i was ill prepared.
  • my school had an honor system, i actually got to be a juror for that. i can't recall if that's the correct term. a student cheated, admitted it. and at the time neither she nor the professor attended or were employed by teh school. she admitted she did and i guess she was expelled, but she wasn't attending. maybe it was she coudln't return.
  • i downloaded a lot of movies in the early O's. i do regret that. but it's also a strange juxtaposition because you can find movie to stream for free now, legally .it's prevalent. i could make an excuse that i was ahead of my time, but there's no excuse.

Friday, July 5, 2019

194 - What The Deck

  • Instructables has changed and Ward doesn't like it.
  • Youtube worm holes
  • #WhatTheDeck2019 project - footings dug, concrete begun to be poured
  • Eric's Tiny Roof Project
  • Offer Up

Friday, June 28, 2019

193 - The Carlos Baerga Episode

  • Twisty the Clown costume contest update.
  • Eric gave me a trophy for the contest since he wore a costume I made.
  • Grown men running for starting lineup sports figures at K-mart.
  • Lot of Carlos Baerga talk.
  • The Upper Deck 1989 Ken Griffey Jr rookie card and the implosion of the sports card industry.

Friday, June 21, 2019

192 - Economics

  • What is this podcast?
  • Chernobyl
  • I'm fascinated by economics.
  • Companies have to hire at a premium when unemployment is low, can hire cheaper when unemployment is high.
  • This is why companies don't want employees discussing pay, one of the reasons.
  • From a business standpoint, they are trying to minimize cost.
  • From the employee standpoint it seems unfair.
  • Branching slightly, I'm selling stuff. I think I've gotten a good price, the buyer thinks they have a steal. I have no remorse over that. I could have gotten more money, maybe. But I set my price and got it. A lot of people just want to win.
  • I might could sell a hunk of junk for $20 instead of $5 but I don't want it taking up my space for the three months when I could sell it in a few days.
  • Head units and car audio
  • Car projects - Eric's truck and hybrid rat rod car/truck

Friday, June 14, 2019

191 - Project Z

  • The deck project has finally begun!
  • Sell stuff I don't want project? In full force.
  • The Nissan 300ZX project has also begun. The thought of owning a Z car seems to spring up every five years.
  • I have a specific set of parameters for a 300ZX.
  • Shop project? Not done.
  • Flipping cars

Friday, June 7, 2019

190 - S. Craig Zahler Movies

  • We discuss S. Craig Zahler movies: Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Dragged Across Concrete
  • Which director will Zahler be, a Tarantino or a Shyamalan?
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