Tuesday, April 27, 2021
In the summer of 1995, I decided to take the LSAT. The LSAT is like the SAT test given to high school students who wish to go on to college, however it is for people who already have at least a four year degree- and wish to go to law school. Both tests evaluate a student's potential for success, given their higher education goals.
At the time, I lived in Bowie, Maryland and I chose the US Naval Academy (Annapolis) as my testing site.
So why then? Beginning in 1994, I asked the US Government to investigate an employment issue. I thought the investigation went well, however was surprised when my employer of ten years, rather than correcting the problems, asked me to leave.
When I explained this to the government investigation service, the case supervisor said- "go shopping". I went shopping for lawyers. Should I have had a lawyer when I first asked the US Government to investigate? In hindsight, I believe the answer is yes.
That said, with 10 years, an engineering excellence award, and what appeared to be retaliation for an earlier internal complaint I filed with our corporation's office in Anaheim, the US Government found merit for my 1994 complaint.
In 1995+ (1996 1997) or so, I think, I had a meeting with every single major law firm in Washington. All interested on some level in my case. One of the smaller employment law firms recommended a large law firm which took the case, however handed it off almost immediately, to another large DC law firm. This should have raised flags immediately, however I signed a check anyway.
The US Government had run a 9+ month investigation into my allegations and found my case had merit.
My tenure (10 years) with the Fortune 100 defense contractor and an internal complaint filed about 5 years prior to my leaving the company, complicated things. Most of the small employment law firms in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia felt the defense contractor was too large for them to handle.
One or two of the large law firms in Washington- ran conflict checks, and found issues. A conflict check usually determines whether the law firm has any dealings with an entity- a potential client wants to file against.
I thought, what happened next was because the defense contractor was so large. That is when I decided I wanted to go to law school (Where Was I?).
In earlier years, I had filed suits on my own or handled most legal issues on my own. I had the car plates for a hit and run driver, a traffic ticket I felt was unfair, issues with two landlords, etc.
I mostly handled my own legal issues, and was pretty happy with the results. I fired the law firm in Washington that took my case, because the lawyers would not stop asking me to make it a contingency case. They returned my check upon request. I felt I had no choice. The last straw? I asked to see the Government case file that the law firm had pulled, and my lawyers (a partner and jr associate with a large DC firm) asked, "Why kill a tree?". Newspaper print? Not sure.
Earlier this year, I took a real estate course online with Anne Arundel Community College. I was very pleased with how much I was able to learn in this environment, especially as related to legal matters. This mostly through my own independent study, so I decided to look into other courses that would be useful in running my business.
Business law and contracts are areas I felt would be of great use. When I looked into what AACC offered, I found to take a credited course like Business Law 101, I had to have several prerequisites, i.e., math and english 101, which I have. So I had Bowie send over my transcripts.
The real estate course was a non-credited course and required no advance studies. The business course I wanted to take was part of a specific curriculum offered by the community college- Law and Jurisprudence. This curriculum is specifically setup for students who may wish to transfer credits, if they later decide to look into a JD program with a law school.
The following illustration, shows the 29 undergrad credits accepted by the AACC Law and Jurisprudence program I have selected.
Why would I provide this information? So many these days, falsify school records. I did not go to an Ivy league school, however a Maryland State Police Officer once thought I had lied to him about my work and educational background. I knew the officer socially. I did not know issues like this were still on the table.
Late last year, when I signed up for the real estate course, I was surprised by some of the noise associated with my decision to take the course. I was so hyped by being back in the school environment, I decided to take a business law course.
In addition, at the beginning of the year I began research to help with preparation of legal documents which required notary seals. I was pretty happy with the results of this effort, however I did quite a bit of research and crossed checked everything again. I think if I could have afforded a lawyer, the work may have cost well into the thousands.
Apparently, the transfer of my school transcripts, had some in the legal community asking more questions. I recently took part in a Zoom forum that involved 5 Judges and a law professor. It was promoted as a Judicial Forum based on my curriculum selection, and I was notified after my undergrad transcripts were transfered. Why were some surprised? I am not sure. I have found many have falsified their school credentials. Was it assumed mine were false? Why would I falsify something like that? I can find professors and classmates from my undergrad days. As I have indicated, I am still trying to correct my situation.
Have you checked my finances and asked why? Here are my latest FICO scores for both personal and business related activities.
I said no to everything except DOJ. I want them to come in with the explanations and resolutions. Why would a community college and a request that my undergrad transcripts be sent to another school, cause any noise whatsoever? What am I missing?
I have not had the opportunity to post as much lately. I added statistical graphs to WiredPages, and have been researching a lot of legal issues. I was going to research the legal issues anyway. Something I have known I had to do for some time. I was surprised by the noise that resulted from some of this. I should be easy to check and verify. In the past, I have claimed I have many well known relatives. I do. This is not important to my rights and the rest of my life. I believe many are aware of this. Too many I have known over the years were asked to provide any negatives, in hopes of justifying what was done. I work hard. There was no justification. No one officially said I did anything illegal. I told every employer since high school about limited marijuana use in high school. That is the only illegal substance I have ever tried. I thought I suffered with migraines most of my life. The actual problem, my eyes are offset. This caused dizziness which made it unlikly I would want to use anything that would affect my head. I do not even drink.
The relatives? Should not have been a problem. I did not know most of my life.
I now believe HIV is a factor. Not because my status has changed, but more because I did not know it was an issue for some of the people I have known. I am HIV negative. This should not have caused the issues I have had. When I showed my tests results in a blog post in 2004 or so, I thought I put to rest any questions on this issue. I thought, I was simply answering any questions that may have been on the table. I did not understand everything I should have understood.
That said, where are my hospital bills. I was a heavy smoker (as I hit 30 more for weight control) starting my junior year in college until December 1998. HIV patients cannot smoke the way I smoked and not have medical issues. Where are my medical and prescription bills. I take nothing but Advil. I wear contacts.
Fraud? Does anyone think, I would put all of these ads on my sites and risk a fraud charge because I claimed education I did not have? Do you know what fraud is? If you put up an ad, then claim a law degree you do not have, it is fraud. Those in the know, would suggest- if there was a legitimate charge that could be brought, it would have been done. There should be no question about my undergraduate degree, employment history, or conservative background. DOJ/FBI, I repeat- I said no.
I am not going to go into a lot of detail as to why, I seem a bit upset of late. I am in the public. I zoom, school, business forums. I have to do the shopping because of the health crisis. People are ill and I am worried. Maybe this is why I am feeling a little pressed at this time.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Online registration and renewal services for small business owners are more prevalent than in years past.
For example, in 2004 when I first registered my sole proprietorship (QiSoftware) with the state of Maryland, everything was done- mostly via US mail with limited services for facsimiles (faxes). You can search for my Maryland business entity here use "qisoftware" for the search name.
In 2019 or so, when I registered online with the newly created Maryland Business Express site (came online March 26, 2018), I could not link my existing business records (since September 2004) with my new Maryland Business Express registration.
This meant, in 2019 when I had to renew (every 5 years) my business registration, it was all done via US mail.
Earlier this year, I found I could link the existing business records with my Business Express registration, so now, I can renew and update business registration information online.
Are you doing business in Maryland? No, is your state online insofar as business filings, renewals, etc.? I am so pleased Maryland is coming online with all of these new features.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Normally, I love this time of the year. Well, that's to say Autumn, but it will be here soon.
I used to look at my site stats and think, DOJ, affiliates, lawyers were good for their word. Their claim- "we are trying to clean up a lot".
Normally, around this time of the month, I hear about the number of people who did not get their first of the month check. Supposedly, because he or she interfered with me or my business. I do not want to explain the other reasons-- but have you noticed the difference in my recent photos versus from 5 years ago?
Nevertheless, I often hear- "yes we do owe and yes this will be cleared up". No, I did not hear of any recent firings. Yes, all the time I hear about how much my sites are making. Do you want to see my earnings from those sites?
DOJ-- did you want the screen-grabs? I am not demoralized. I want these issues resolved. I want to walk away. I said no.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Some of you may remember, the WiredPages Reference page maintained a mini version of CIA's popular World Factbook.
The original interface, parsed the actual World Factbook site files to provide abbreviated data for WiredPages' visitors. As soon as they redesigned the site, my interface was dead. However, I have the original code for proof.
Several years ago, I found online, a 2013 SQL database of the World Factbook. Periodically, I work on the new interface, a Java Servlet that incorporates JDBC to access the underlying SQL data tables.
I am in no hurry to install the interface because my online server is too open and not secure enough. I have no desire to provide the data nor my interface to anyone who wants the data. Some justify, access to my servers by claiming an ongoing investigation. I have reminded the FBI and other legal authorities, they claimed in 2012 a huge mistake was made and they were looking at cleanup efforts. What are they investigating where I am concerned? I said no, I do not authorize illegal access to my sites. I repeat, FBI what questions do you have for me?
I am told that Q's Wire has been tampered with so much, those hoping to claim a libel suit, cannot, because the FBI knows about the tampering. My Thingamablogs [this blog, Remix] are maintained off-line so I do not have the same concerns.
That said, I keep all of the original text files for all posts to any blog on qisoftware.com. So, I can prove what I wrote and what I did not write. The other problem? Timeliness. There is a statute of limitations on a libel suit. I am also not malicious. I wanted others to notice the odd things about my case.
In any case, I stopped posting to Q's Wire long ago, however will add a post every now and again. This post is typical of the type of post I used to post to Q's Wire.
That said, as I have done with many of the interfaces ready to install however sitting safely in my briefcase or a hard drive that goes where I go, I provide a preview of what I am doing and how it will work.
This morning, I did a little more work on the World Factbook interface.
I did not anticipate any problems with development of the new World Factbook interface, just how to get it done in my local environment. You might be surprised by how hard it is to work in a secure area even in my local development environment.
I am pretty pleased with the number of interfaces I have ready to install on WiredPages. Part of the problem, malicious users might take my server down just playing around with the many tools. The other problem-- just too many have too much access to my online sites, and I said no... FBI this is repeated here.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Yesterday, I completed most of the work on a new tool that will provide Alexa Rank information for a specified website.
Plans are to install the tool on the WiredPages Technology page, however not sure when this opportunity will present itself. Related issues include; (1) Access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) data is billed based on usage, (2) the popularity of a tool like this could affect my web hosting plan and (3) security is always an issue for me. At this time, too many have access to areas of my site, which I cannot prevent.
Keep in mind, I am a sole proprietor and have no business partners as related to software development (see Business Partnerships for more details). I do maintain several advertising affiliate relationships as outlined in my disclosure policy.
Also note, the tool is still in checkout mode so I may change elements of the user interface, i.e., graphics, font sizes, etc., before the actual installation.
Friday, December 20, 2019
This wants to make me cry. Right now I need legal and DOJ authorities to track this problem. I did not ask for a refund. I asked them to give me a time schedule for the delivery that they have promised since Tuesday.
They agree I never received it however they want me to send it back. I placed a new order for the same thing. Law enforcement who have access to my dealings should have this problem. I do not like when things like this happen.
Too much of the wrong noise on this.
I have all of the correspondense on this. I never said refund. I said please tell me when I will receive this. Now they want me to send something back I never received.
I love Amazon and have never had a problem. Why now? I ordered the item again. FBI, would like this cleared up quickly.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
I provide a lot of information relating to my private, business and financial interests. I provide this type of transparency as related to my business and financial affairs because of ongoing investigations.
Quite frankly, I thought my legal issues would have been over a long time ago. That said, the promises from both Washington, and some of the corporations involved have not as of today, come to fruition.
Promises are still offered, however I am not sure of many of the issues still remaining.
The other problem? I have been out quite a bit working on community business projects rather than software development. Mostly taking photographs (next post).
That said, I have noticed odd things from some people who have gone out of their way to engage me. This should not begin again. I have had assurances from law enforcement that what I have noticed should not be happening and some of the people have been dealt with.
I have also noticed odd things with posts from Q's Wire. I continue to maintain the WordPress blog online, though law enforcement and judges have indicated the blog posts have been tampered with too much over the years.
I simply want to provide this disclaimer of sorts. That said-- because of the nature of my case and the amount of time involved most agree- the blog (Q's Wire) is only there to provide background to the horrific nature of all of this. Legally, experts agree I do have the master copy of all posts for that blog, and timely issues insofar as tampered posts should not be an issue.
This blog and my business blog are Thingamablogs and harder to tamper with.
Now back to a financial matter that I wish to provide transparency on. I use Synchrony to maintain two CDs and a Money Market Account. Recently, one of the CDs came to term. I decided to allow the CD to rollover, however knew because the interest rates were now lower, I would need to add more funds to maintain the same interest payment. The following illustrations provide the process I used to rollover the CD with more funds.
With my meager income, credit rating, business credit rating and a penchant to mind my own business, I should not have the problems I have. A hard look continues to suggest too much is wrong-- and I said no. I thought a lot of this was about "clean up".
Not sure why, some of the issues I have noticed recently are happening, however I am not one to be shy about why law enforcement owes a lot of these issues.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Yesterday, the QiSoftware business renewal notification was finally posted to the Maryland egov business website, completing all of the renewals I had for this year. This post discusses in some detail, the renewals scheduled for this year and why they were a concern for me.
I was a little concerned because I sent the check on April 25, 2019. I went by my business mailing address on the same day to pick up the renewal application. According to the Maryland business website, the application was sent 10 days earlier.
If you click on the link associated with the above illustration, use either of the following search criteria to access the QiSoftware business related information provided by the State of Maryland.
- Business Name: QiSoftware
- Department ID: T00212348
Five years ago it seemed the business renewal process took a lot less time, however happy its all done. On May 8th, 2019 I called the Maryland office which handles the renewals to find out if the check I sent had been received, explaining I seldom send checks through the mail and simply wanted to find out if they were in receipt of the payment. That night the check was sent to my bank for processing (note the above illustration). I did not call again.
P.S. This year, I also had to go through the Real ID (Federal Law) process to renew my Driver's Licence, so you may want to see this post for what to expect if you have to do the same.
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...
Friday, August 17, 2018
On November 29, 2011, I wrote about an incident involving my Celebrity Birthdays Database. The article is rather lengthy, however discusses in some detail how and why I created the database and related Java Applet & Servlet that were used to both update and display the database information.
The article, provides an illustration of the number of records I had in my local [offline] database at the time of the article [Nov. 29, 2011]. The following diagram shows the same illustration side by side with today's record count in my local database.
The data is credible because it was extracted from the Biography.com site. Initially, the data was gathered using a custom program [Java JDBC/servlet] I developed which parsed the biography.com html file relating to current birthday information and added the entries to the online database.
When I first developed the servlet which extracted data and updated the database, I was unaware my server and database were so accessible by anyone who wanted the data. I also discovered the data was being tampered with. That is why on April 29th, 2011 I accidentally, deleted all of the records. I used the "<>" the wrong way. So it really was an accident. I was trying to make the data less attractive.
Biography.com provides an HTML page showing all of the birthdays for the current day. The page also lists separate article links about each celebrity with a birthday on that day.
The custom program extracted each day; the individual celebrity article link, celebrity name, and the month and date mm/dd".
I could have left the program in place, however did not want others to use it so I deleted it. That program only needed to run for a full year. When I manually updated my local database, I did not do it with the program. I would have had to run the tool every day in local mode-- so I manually extracted the data from biography.com using cut and paste. Keep in mind, only the offline database is complete. I purposely left the online version corrupted.
The following illustration shows data in the online version of the database that I recently deleted. The records were deleted because someone inserted records with links to the biography.com html page of birthdays for the day and not the individual biography.com articles about the celebrity. I did not do this nor did my program.
In my current effort to remove all of the applets used on WiredPages, thereby using only servlets, I recently replaced the Celebrity Birthday interface used on the WiredPages Style & Events page to the new program which only uses the Java servlet.
If you do not see the interface that means the online version of the database does not have birthday records for the current day. My offline version does, and periodically I will export the records from the offline version and import them to the online database, as was the case for today, August 17, 2018.
I will install the entire Celebrity Birthday Database to hosting-q.com, when I am able to control who has access to the server. In the meantime, this provides explanation of why the interface is sometimes unavailable.
QiSoftware is a legal business entity and registered in the State of Maryland. When you tamper with my online assets you are interfering with my business ventures. Please cease and desist at once.
As of the entry time of this post-- hosting-q.com is having a problem with the with JSP, i.e., Java Servlet support. This means there are many "Service Temporarily Unavailable" messages throughout the pages of WiredPages, even though the main site, hosting-q.com is available. I host a lot of my programs on the hosting-q.com site.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
In May 2012, after I negotiated a settlement with several parties including the US Government, I was told this horrific situation would end any day. That is still being suggested.
What happened? The explanation given to me-- a far reaching investigation. I am told a lot of government people have lost their jobs. Many lawyers who were not really lawyers-- lost jobs. I am told this investigation has been wide spread.
Still any day, my part in all of this would be over and I could leave. Are there other things going on? Yes. That said, I have stopped posting about the horrific nature of all of this because I do not believe it helps to end my part in all of this. So I continue to wait for the FBI and DOJ.
What may be a mistake on my part? In late December 2017 I started doing a lot of software development work for WiredPages.
I have a lot of new tools I have not installed, however have discussed the development of the tools in blog posts and demonstrations. Seems to be a lot of the wrong interest in my work.
I said no...
Yesterday, we awoke to find one of the cars vandalized. A police report was filed. It looks like two BB gun pellets were shot into the rear window of the Honda.
Abstract noise identified the culprit as the "meth head" daughter of one of my sister's x-coworkers. My sister worked as first a secretary for DOJ, then as an immigration officer and now she is with Homeland Security. I believe she met the girl's mother when she worked at BWI. I provide this data to show why this individual may have access to equipment in this house.
The Federal government updated a lot of their security surveillance equipment with flat screen terminals [similar to those seen in today's crime shows or cia movies] and ordered a lot of older consoles destroyed. Many were stolen. For those of us who have earpieces this can be dangerous. Even considered torture. I did not know I had an earpiece until February 2012.
Have you compared my recent photos with those from 3 years ago?
Bottom line--- too many in Washington are not understanding no. I said no. DOJ and FBI owe. I explain this a lot to those who can hear. Now, I feel I must write it down, again. I said no.
Why would this daughter be allowed anywhere near our home? A lot of folks with Federal law enforcement have consoles with access to our home. Their claim-- because of our ties to a US President and European royalty, this gives them the right to put anyone on a console with access to our home and the surveillance equipment. Can I prove this? No. Am I sure it was her? No. Me nor my mother are a national security issue. The bigger problem-- the number of civil rights issues the government allowed me to be subjected to. Most agree they owe. For some reason they think I want a job. I do not. I want the FBI and DOJ to get these people off me.
This sounds far fetched? Why would I start writing about this again if I am hoping to leave? Because someone does not understand no-- and I said no. The car is going to be repaired-- but things like this should not be happening and they are. I said no.
I would like for the FBI to review the tapes for the access of this family and have them removed-- immediately. I am told that people simply want to steal my software. I am told I am owed a lot.
This is becoming too dangerous and I feel too many with surveillance equipment are the wrong element for these posts. FBI, how do I know she is a "meth-head"? Please get the tapes and get these people off me.
Extortion? Do the big boys understand the laws here? I said I am not interested in a job and to please leave me alone. I am sorry you forced this.
By the way-- a good way to understand someone who has had a lobotomy? They do not drive, or if they do- have too many accidents. You may be surprised by the number who have undergone this procedure.
Why is this important? Underage kids and those who have had this procedure are used a lot to man some of the consoles in this area. They are unlikely to be charged with a crime. Have you ever thought someone sounds a little whack? Do they drive? I said no-- FBI. Not kidding.
Again, I am sorry you forced this. Please get the illegal equipment out of the area and these people away from our property. They do not live here and this is becoming too crime ridden. School is starting again soon--and most of the prostitutes and meth heads were ordered out a year ago.. Why were they allowed back in?
The next post will show how US government employees are interfering with my online sites and business. I said no. You should have understood that. The tapes will also provide details about threats and why my software is desired. I said no.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
For the past week or so, I have been integrating the Google Tag Manager resource throughout areas/subdomains of the QiSoftware Site.
This process involved updates to several areas, including:
The process was especially tedious for the main site [www.qisoftware.com] area pages and WiredPages [wiredpages.qisoftware.com]. The reason? The 20 and 24 pages associated with qisoftware.com and WiredPages respectively, are not maintained using a traditional content management system, e.g., WordPress or Drupal. In other words, I manually edit each page using the VI Editor in a Terminal Window on my Macbook.
The reason for this self inflicted tedium? Initially, it had a lot to do with the template I configured to use with older browsers. I found the Macbook VI Editor inserted the least amount of ambient control tags when writing the files which tended to help older browsers render the pages correctly.
Today, because of security issues I have with the site, if there are non-linked mirrors, it is harder for someone to pretend the pages of the mirrors are official versions, if changed. In other words, it makes it harder for others to change my pages.
In addition, to the myriad of code tags pasted into the headers of pages and variable fields, minor cosmetic updates were incorporated into the pages of the main site [qisoftware.com] area.
WiredPages updates? Although, I have rewritten some of the applications I maintain on WiredPages, I did not include the new versions on this series of updates. The updates recently integrated only dealt with integrating Google Analytics reporting code tags to the underlying elements of the pages.
I hope to republish the fully working version of WiredPages in the near future, however because of security issues will not attempt this task until I am assured my code is being used in the manner I intended.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Earlier in the week, I had problems with the MySQL databases associated with the NS&J Forums and Q's Wire Blog. The forums use PHPBB and Q's Wire is a WordPress blog that is hosted on qisoftware.com. If you tried to access either the forums or blog, error messages indicated there were "database connection errors".
Recently, my web hosting provider upgraded a number of system software services on my server- including PHP. Initially, I thought this may have been the problem, however now I am not so sure.
Somehow the database passwords became misaligned. I am the only authorized user with access to cPanel- [hosting domain management interface] for both domains [qisoftware.com & hosting-q.com]. So, it appears these errors were caused by someone's deliberate actions and no, I do not think it was the web hosting provider.
After realigning the passwords, I requested full- backups of both sites.
I also fixed the Blogger Calendar's servlet for Q's Wire. The screen-grab captured using a WindowsXP system running Firefox browser version 43.0.1 (the reason the applet works without any special security updates to the system's Java control panel).
I installed the Blogger Calendar in the current version of Q's Wire's template for this demonstration only, however if you view the source for any page of Q's Wire, you will notice the "commented out" script for the Blogger Calendar.
What else have I been up to?
- Shopping online for a birthday present for my sister. I am pretty happy with my selection and picked two from my Gift Ideas store.
- Updated Business Tools I Heart post, on the Remix Blog.
- Other minor domain issues with qisoftware.com. Email spam options also affected by someone's deliberate actions. Also, changed the domain hosting password.
- Rogers Cup Tennis
- STARZ's "Power" series.
- Arundel Mills Cobbler to have a pair of heels repaired. Liked this experience, 20 minutes my shoes are ready.
- Social media tasks for the Hanover Maryland Businesses, Facebook page.
It was not all bad this week, in that the problems were resolved quickly. I was also happy to boot-up my Macbook and work on software code issues. I miss working software development issues...
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Hot and thunderstorms, the last couple of weeks, however everything looks beautiful.
As you may recall, I take weekly photos of the progress at the construction site for the Live Hotel [being erected next to the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover, Maryland]. These photos taken over the last 3 weeks.
Other recent activities:
- Social media efforts for the Hanover Maryland Businesses FB page and my high school alumni group.
- Movie: "Passengers" w/ Jennifer Lawrence
- Watching STARZ's "Power" series.
- Tracking professional tennis.
- Minor cosmetic changes to my blogs i.e., Remix & this one.
- Added more tracking scripts to ecommerce areas of my site [qisoftware.com], i.e., Forums, Remix & this blog. [legal notice] Mirrors maybe negating commerce data-- and hopefully this will help to correct some of the problems.
- Looking into DNS error issues on qisoftware.com.
- Setup a paypal.me account.
- Potting a plant clipping [made a video clip].
Continuing work on my stores...
I went out this morning. Had to deposit more of my birthday money in the bank and rode around Hanover to see what's new.
They finished work on "The Arundel" [luxury apartments], that lobby looks beautiful [did not go inside, however did get photos of the exterior]. If you only know the mall [Arundel Mills] and casino and have the opportunity, checkout some of the new construction going on in our area. It is pretty impressive.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Last Friday, I finally had news about my state taxes, that I am not sure about nor pleased with. My request for a hearing was ignored without explanation.
This post, simply to publicly note my objection.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Thursday morning, I was notified that my State Tax Return had been accepted by Maryland. Yesterday afternoon I checked the online reporting site for the status of the refund.
I was a little surprised and upset to get the following message...
In early January-- before I received the "Important Tax Information" for a revenue account, I hand prepared the Maryland State Tax Return. After getting the tax information, I had the online version of TurboTax generate both my Federal and State Tax Returns. Both returns submitted, showed the same results as those provided in the earlier "draft" versions.
Quite frankly, my returns are so easy-- because of low income- it is hard to make a mistake-- and all versions-- both mine and the final TurboTax submissions, agreed.
I was so upset yesterday evening, I posted a new entry to Q's Wire something I have not done in just under 2 years.
I know the Federal Refund reporting site updates their records around 3:00-3:30 am every morning, so I checked this morning and found my Federal Refund was approved [yesterday] and will be deposited to by bank account in the coming days.
I have not received the letter from Maryland describing the problem, however I do have phone numbers and know how to file the appeal.
That said, if the IRS had no problems and both my versions and the official TurboTax versions lined up-- I cannot imagine what Maryland is doing.
Abstract noise? You do not want to know. It might suggest to many in government continue to think my situation is some sort of game. It is not.
How much noise did I make over the November 2014 Jury Duty? Faxes to the FBI, State Sheriff's Departments, US Attorney in Maryland, and a State Judge. Most know the ongoing issues with my case. I have been very open in my dealings.
Feds tell me there is an ongoing investigation. Why would I try to cheat you? I would not. This should not be the same crap that has been going on. Yes, I will find out Monday what the problem is-- however, as I have indicated-- I am too transparent for this not to be-- black is black and white is white. Why would this happen?
Sunday, January 01, 2017
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Monday, August 08, 2016
Since my last post, I celebrated a birthday [actually I have posted since my birthday, this morning's activity caused a rethink on what I should have posted]. I was actually not feeling well on my birthday [bad case of vertigo], so these photos were taken the following week.
A month ago, I contacted a local cosmetic surgery center to inquire about removal of hearing implants. The cost-- $1395 each. I really need to have this done with a lawyer present, so I will have to hold off for now, however I believe part of my vertigo issues are being caused by the devices.
I have found ice greatly degrades the performance of each device. If you too have experienced vertigo caused by hearing devices-- you may want to try this solution or contact a laser surgeon.
Hearing implants are very popular these days. They are placed on the nerve in the inner ear-- and certain frequencies can reek havoc with their operation. Mine were implanted without my knowledge-- and I need a lawyer to insure legals issues are not swept aside.
Over the years, my mother has also experienced vertigo-- to the point of being taken to the hospital [BWMC].
I am hoping that alternately freezing and then allowing the device to defrost will eventually render all of the transistors dead. I have had a lot of success since the week of my birthday degrading the functionality of the hearing devices.
Abstract noise provided, the week of my birthday local authorities were contacted about issues some with hearing devices were experiencing. I am told there is a deaf person in my area. If you have a HAM radio you can listen in to some of the activity. I am not going to provide my earpiece tune in frequency, however many have it.
I have not posted about things like this in awhile. I think, some using the consoles in this area have no idea how bad this feels and I want there to be no misunderstanding about what these non-professionals are doing. Too many without even a high school education think this is a game. It is not.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
I eat in a lot. I never cooked before moving to Hanover and quite frankly do not mind preparing my own meals.
I rarely have breakfast unless working out and because all of my treadmills are in need of repair- I am doing very little of that these days. That said, today I had a mini bagel for breakfast and then a hamburger and fries for lunch.
I am kind of surprised- I have become quite handy in the kitchen.
It was a quiet week, last week. I celebrated the fourth with foods I love and mostly waited for Wimbledon matches to either begin or continue play. Weather in England was wet for most of the first week of the tournament.
Family rolled back into town on Tuesday and Wednesday I was over at one of my banks making a deposit [the old fashioned way, i.e., non-direct deposit].
Do I shoot video everywhere I go? No, however I do not get out much and when I do- I tend to take a lot of photos. The silly little video above? The bank tellers at that bank used to see me every week, this since 2004. Now it is only once a month, since 2015.
Since I am discussing financial issues, last week I ordered credit reports. You may recall in October 2015 I posted about My FICO Score.
The following month [November 2015]-- the score dropped to 690 [was 786] and then back up slightly to 692. Abstract noise suggested that the events of June 2012 were used to force this. I use credit and my banks wisely.
Abstract noise also provided that the negative item would be corrected since everyone agreed 2012 should not have happened. I ordered the reports to confirm it was what the abstract noise provided was the culprit. It was.
I expect this correction at any moment-- I am told the FBI and DOJ have looked into it. I am also told the same Maryland government employee that put a temporary hold on my business bank checking account in May 2012, shortly after settlement agreements were negotiated, was a motivating force behind this error on my credit report. At first she claimed to be a States Attorney, however later identified as some sort of investigator out of Annapolis.
Since December 2015, the promise this would be corrected, has been verbalized through abstract channels. I check every month. I am not sure why this correction has not taken place.
Other things I have been up to?
- Movie: Black Mass w/ Johnny Depp
- Working on my Amazon Stores
- Ordered some things, will discuss later.
Even though I was told the reason for the FICO Score drop and that it would be corrected, I was a little angry [this week] to see it actually in the report. It took a day to get over it. I am only surprised I did not post about it earlier in the week.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Within the last 21 days I have remitted payment for several business expenses including:
- Skype Quarterly Payment for Business Number [443-393-6650]
- Skype Annual Subscription Unlimited Calling U.S. & Canada
- Domain Renewal qisoftware.com
- Verizon Wireless Cell Phone [301-xxx-xxxx]
For legal reasons, ever so often- I remind the public, DOJ and the FBI that I do make these payments.
Skype receipts [business line]:
NetworkSolutions receipt [qisoftware.com domain renewal]:
Filed under legal notices. I seldom receive business calls. Abstract noise provides; some delete qisoftware.com domain log files and others answer telephone lines. FBI indicated there is a problem with interference with my business line. My telephone log files show the few calls I receive. Abstract noise provides the FBI thinks the router maybe redirecting the calls. Not sure what is true. I have repeatedly asked that since I do not receive my own calls, no one else should either.
Note the NetworkSolutions receipt shown above. Do you see the little
Skype icon with the check mark in the upper left corner?
I use my Android night and day. Because Skype can wake my Android, I keep the device nearby at all times. The calls I do receive tend to be from overseas companies who wish to partner with me, i.e., QiSoftware outsource its business overseas. I get about one call every quarter. I decline these offers.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Every three months, I pay the web hosting for qisoftware.com. This year, the domain registration will also be extended which is currently due to expire in June 2016. I have had the domain since June 2002.
Every now and a again, I like to remind everyone-- that I pay this bill, along with my Skype business phone line & subscription, Verizon cell phone, Maryland business registration, my business address [in Columbia, MD], domain registrations for not only qisoftware.com but also hosting-q.com as part of the myriad of business expenses I incur to be in business.
Several years back, The Department of Justice sent a letter to my business address in Columbia. I still have the correspondence. What does this mean? Not only does the State of Maryland recognize QiSoftware as the legal business entity I own, but the Department of Justice also knows who I am.
This, just a reminder....
Sunday, October 11, 2015
One of my credit card issuers offers free FICO® Score reports. In June 2015, I noticed that the free report indicated I had a score of 689 or so. I do not have a screen-grab of that earlier report. The reason for the score? The report indicated a lawsuit might be pending.
Privately, I am told too many with power try to affect issues related to my financial picture-- however the Feds are keeping tabs. I have never been served with a civil [nor criminal] lawsuit, personally, or against my business, QiSoftware. Nor is there any reason I know of, that anyone may have to sue me, or my business.
That said, yesterday when I checked the score again-- the results were better.
There is now- no indication that a lawsuit is pending.
Other things I have been up too?
- Updating my Amazon Stores. Also check out this store.
- Researching a new recipe. Let me know if you try this. I want to- too!
- Washed a lot yesterday, including my hair and a goose-down comforter [came out okay, my hair is kind of having a big/bad day-- show you tomorrow.]
- Watching the NFL; Washington in Atlanta [right now].
- Watched some of the recent Tennis finals in Asia [this morning].
- Watching the new episode of "The Affair" tonight on Showtime.
Washington v. Atlanta: 7 to 3- Washington in the 3rd quarter. Going to finish watching...
Monday, August 24, 2015
Yesterday, I gave my sister her birthday gift, the arrangement of plants. She liked it. Saturday, I paid my cell phone bill. This morning, I paid the quarterly web hosting bill for qisoftware.com and balanced my checking account. I am happy all of my financial obligations for August have been paid or purchased and I have a little left over.
Just finished a pork chop and macaroni and cheese for lunch. It was very good.
Other things I have been up too:
I am pretty happy with my first online order of plants, however as you
can see in one of the photos below, there is a little mold on one of
the plants. It should be easy to remove that leaf. All in all, the
plants were healthy, ready to bloom and beautiful.
News from Washington? Not sure what they are doing.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Recently, I have been taking care of or checking into- minor issues that have come up.
My car tags [historic in nature], are due to expire in a couple of months. I thought renewal notices were sent out two months in advance. Motor Vehicles Administration [MVA] for Maryland claims-- only a month in advance.
Last week, Boeing sent out a request for updated information as related to my retirement benefits. I worked for Boeing for about three and a half years right after I graduated from college and the Rockwell division I was with for 10 years merged with Boeing shortly after I left. So, I believe Boeing provides the retirement benefits for both.
Today, I sent Boeing a fax with the updated information they requested.
This post? Because I note things like this...