Sunday, April 28, 2019
Coming into the new year (2019), I had several business registration and motor vehicle renewals, including:
- QiSoftware's Business Renewal (every 5 years)
- Domain Registration Renewals for hosting-q.com and reginadenisethomas.com (résumé site)
- Driver's License Renewal (every 8 years)
- Automobile Registration Renewal (every 2 years)
For some reason this bothered me. This may have been because the business and driver's license renewals both came due this year.
Happy the last of the renewals (QiSoftware's Business Registration) was mailed off last week (paperwork shown in the illustration below).
My new driver's license arrived in March (birthday in July) and the car registration and stickers earlier this month (April).
Other business related renewals: This year, I actually had four domain renewals however only hosting-q.com and reginadenisethomas.com (résumé site) are active sites. QiSoftware.com expires in June 2020, however will be renewed long before the current expiration date.
Also shown in the above illustration, new plants purchased last week and the apple pie I had for dessert today. I have already started trimming the palm and the little pineapple plant will get more leaf shine.
Other things I have been up to?
- Movie: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
- Movie: "Misconduct"
- Movie: "Crazy Rich Asians"
- Showtime Series: "Billions"
- Looking forward to the Showtime Series: "City on a Hill" premiering Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m.
- Looking forward to the final season of Showtime's "The Affair"
- and the new season of StarZ's "Power"
It was a nice day here, and I decided to prepare a somewhat large dinner. On the menu: pork chops, steamed cabbage, mac & cheese, candied yams and cornbread. Did I mention apple pie for dessert? Happy, the kitchen is tidy and the dishwasher is ending its drying cycle.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Yesterday, stopped by Arundel Mills Mall to pick up a pair of sandals and my Coach bag from the cobbler. I also wanted to get an exterior photo of the new Ulta Beauty location, scheduled to open May 3, 2019.See this related Facebook page for one of my community projects-- note the Instagram tab.
I broke the strap on my Coach bag several years ago, and just now getting around to having it repaired.
The illustration below, shows what I was wearing yesterday from the top up. You cannot see in the photos so allow me to explain- I completed the ensemble with a matching brown pencil skirt, stockings and a conservative pair of leather pumps. My mother thought I looked nice.
Why am I doing this (writing this post at this time)? Not because, as I have just noticed, the WiredPages Employment page has issues this morning with the CareerOneStop API resources. You may recall there were problems about a month ago.
For the last 7 years, since negotiating a settlement worth millions, all of this was going to be over in short order. Almost every day, since then, this promise has been offered. Explanations given to me as to why it is not over (for me at least), goes something like this-- I tend to draw the filth and it is said that major law schools and Washington are cleaning up a lot of the filth.
On August 19th, 2018-- around 2:30 am in the morning a car smashed into the front door of the house my mother and I live in (local news story and video to be provided later). Just under a week earlier someone shot at one of the cars with a BB Gun-- here is the related post.
Do you think all of this happened because I am a shun somehow? No. I am an upstanding citizen with expired government clearances and a business owner. I know who my parents are and most people who have known me, understand I have a great many public relatives. This includes Richard Nixon. He is my grandfather. I did not know this until 1998. Am I somehow part of the Watergate scandal? No. That said, I do understand how all of this ties in, however feel to explain in more detail, would be detrimental in my attempts to resolve all of this.
Allow me to also explain, my parents purchased the home where I reside, in 1984. It was a brand new home and built to my parents specification-- meaning it was an empty lot when they signed the contract to purchase. The community elementary school was built in 1955 and less than a football field away from the house. Why is this important? If there were questions about my parents or me given our extensive ties to Washington, Europe and Hollywood (casting couch issues)-- they would not have allowed my parents to move into the house nor would I have livedat the residence since 1996.
Like most governments (state, local or federal) home owners with background check issues-- no matter how big the celebrity or public figure-- cannot live in a house too close to an elementary school. Does not matter who they pay off. Most governments cannot afford to have big names with criminal issues owning a home like the one I live in. Most public figures with issues cannot even spend the night in a house like the one I live in because of its locale. If the state of Maryland could have moved me because of a character or criminal issue-- they would have. Promise.
I would also like to explain, I am HIV negative. This should not carry as much weight in all of this as it may, however I believe has been a big factor in many of the issues.
To be continued...
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Work continues in the process to convert all of my Java applets to servlets. The latest effort, the "This Day In History (TDIH) Calendar" applet illustrated in the following graphic.
You may recall, the TDIH applet originally ran on the WiredPages Style & Events page.
Since most modern desktop and tablet i.e., iPad/Android browsers no longer support Java Applets, I have been in the process of converting the applets to servlets.
The graphic on the left, illustrates the new TDIH Calendar as a Java Servlet. The html code snippet on the right demonstrates in real time, access links to the history.com site for April historical events that happened on the specified day.
Though most of the work on the new servlet has been completed, I am not sure when I will install the new tool.
Related Effort: The old Blogger Calendar applets will also be rewritten using a lot of the underlying code from this conversion effort.