The Catch Up

Ugh. I really need to stop procrastinating on making blog posts. Lots of stuff has happened since my last update, and now I wish I posted each time those events were happening while it was all fresh in my head. Oh well, the only pictures and videos I have are of my San Francisco trip, that’s good enough I guess. Anyways, here’s what happened to me so far.

In August, I was in Jerry’s wedding. Everything went perfect… Well, everything except for ONE thing. I’m being really “biased” on this because it had to do with me. You see I was given the task of the “Best Man Speech” without being the Best Man. About 2 weeks before the wedding I would jot down different ideas and whatnot. Fast forward to the actual wedding, I had a bunch of scribbled up notes, and in the heat of the moment I said “Fuck it” and winged the whole thing. If you asked me how it went, the replay in my head has me standing for 10 minutes saying “Uhhhh”. I’m probably hella judging it really harshly, I bet it’s really not ALL that bad… You know what? Scratch that, my speech hella sucked. If you’re ever in that position please prepare WAY ahead of time. Well at least I can say the speech I gave qualified as an item on my Bucket List. I’ll go ahead and cross off “Address a speech to at least a hundred people”. It didn’t have to be a good speech, just A speech haha. (There is a video of my speech, and NO, I’m not going to post it.)

In late October my employment status changed from Temp to being hired on full-time. One thing that I really love about the place is the co-workers. I’m surrounded by a bunch of like-minded nerds and it really makes working enjoyable.

In November, I went to the Bay Area. I was supposed to attend a surprise Birthday party for an elderly Aunt but there was a change of plans, and I didn’t get to go but something else did happen. I got to hit up one of my favorite buffets called Hot Pot City, then walked around the 49ers museum at Levi’s Stadium. Then the next day a bunch of family members came over and we had ourselves an early Thanksgiving. On my last day, got a sandwich from Little Luccas, and then hit up Baker beach then made it back to the my cousin’s house in time to watch the Warriors play/WWE Survivor Series. It was a small yet very awesome trip.

That’s not even all the photos I took. All the pictures from my trip are in the gallery and can be viewed here. Before I go I’d like to say Happy New Year to everyone, and that one of my New Year Resolutions is to travel A LOT. Next post I’ll make a list of places I would like to go, and hell, maybe I’ll even go get my damn passport renewed. Anyways guys, be safe, and don’t treat people like shit. Make this New Year a good one, no matter what. Later.

Shit Wasn’t That Real

We received a letter from our ISP and a company representing the movie industry stating that someone had downloaded the movie Megamind. So after getting the letter it took me 2 days to find out who did it. I reported my findings to the “higher-ups” and they said they’ll deal with it.

During the investigation when I found the suspected laptop I needed to see if the machine name, IP address, and MAC address matched to seal the deal. The laptop was just sitting alone in a cubicle so I tried to stealth mission it.  At first everything went fine, the name matched, the IP address matched, and while finding the MAC address that’s when things took a turn. I don’t really know how to maneuver around Windows 7 and found myself opening a lot of windows that led me to nowhere. When I was finally found the MAC address I heard a voice behind me say “Can I help you?”.

I answered back “If these numbers and letters match then I have some bad news”. They did and I let him know what I was doing. He was shaken up a bit (In my mind I was thinking how are you going to get fired over Megamind?! At least get fired cause you were looking at porn!). I left the room and informed my boss the identity of the illegal downloader.

The guy received a warning and I told him he’s not allowed to bring in a laptop and that nobody else can either from now on.