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American Airlines can go fuck themselves for charging me $75 to check an empty carryon

Portfolioso December 10, 2017 Rants

Granted, I didn’t read the fine print and this got expensed for business, but FUCK American Airlines and their Basic Economy tickets anyway:

I usually check a full sized suitcase every time I travel for work, but this time I thought I’d save the usual $25 each way and bring a free carryon. WRONG. Apparently, last April, American restructured their flight tiers and anyone who books Basic Economy are not allowed to use the overhead bins. So they made me check my empty carryon at the gate for $25 and tacked on an extra $25 gate check fee for not doing it at the counter before security. So now on the way back, I have to check my small ass carryon for another $25. $75 for a small shit that should be in an overhead bin for free. And you’ll never see me on that piece of shit airline again.

But wait! Basic Economy saves you money because the airfare is cheaper than Main cabin airfare, right? Let’s teach a business school lesson about hidden fees. This is a prime example. I went on their site and picked a random cross country flight:

Yes, Basic Economy is $50 cheaper for the base airfare. But guess what? Now you have to spend $50 on bags! So it’s $561 either way because the Main Cabin tier does not include free checked luggage (it does let you use the overhead bins, but it’s the same thing as getting basic and paying the baggage fees). So FUCK OFF.

Unrelated, the plane was a piece of shit, two by one seat, coffin with wings that looked like it hadn’t been updated since the 90s. I bet the Biebs has a bigger private jet than the piece of shit Embraer RJ145 they used. Justin Bieber’s dick is probably bigger than that shit plane. It was also 90 degrees on there and the whole experience was an F-

So fuck American Airlines and their bitch ass ways/ hidden fees.

 

PS- Their CEO has 3 DUIs. Rich cunt thinks he’s above the law and can do whatever he wants and drive around drunk all the time. God forbid he gets his license taken away, he’ll just pay for a personal driver. Fuck him too. I hope his liver gets cirrhosed.

PPS – this is EXACTLY what Ajit Pai, who has 50 Verizon cocks all over his face, will do to the internet when he kills Net Neutrality on Thursday. Because I can picture those Comcast/Verzion/Spectrum/Charter motherfuckers pulling the same shit.

Everything is so fucked.

Whack Ass WiFi Issue

Portfolioso November 25, 2017 Computer/ Tech Related

Someone send me a Broadcomm engineer, electrical engineer and a physicist! I have a whack technical issue on my work laptop that makes less than zero sense to me.

So I’m on FiOS and have symmetrical 75/75MBPS service… And I notice that pages are loading slow. So I do a speed test and I’m getting 1MBPS down and 10MBPS up… Odd… Here’s a bullet list of things I did to troubleshoot (using bullets to get to the point so you’re not reading a giant block of text):

  • Checked other devices on the network and they were all fine; getting full speed
  • Rebooted the laptop [didn’t work]
  • Reinstalled the wireless drivers [didn’t work]
  • Rebooted the router/access point for shits and giggles [didn’t work]
  • Unplugged my laptop AC adapter [WORKED] (wtf?)

So… the AC adapter is causing some kind of interference. What the hell could this be? Is it a problem with the adapter brick causing interference? Or is it a hardware issue with my radio in the laptop?

  • I tested this on another laptop on and off AC power, and that was fine, so it’s not any kind of electrical problem

Here’s where it gets really whack though:

It only happens on the 5ghz band; not the 2.4… So to further test this out, I also reproduced this off my FiOS network with my LTE hotspot…

  • Laptop on battery; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot with the hotspot plugged in to a wall outlet [works fine]
  • Laptop on battery; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot with the hotspot plugged in to a wall outlet [SLOW]

Also repeated the tests above on FiOS home Wifi and got the same results.  WUT in the actual fuck is going on here?

I don’t have enough info to narrow it down between the AC adapter (need to get a new one from work) or if it’s just a faulty broadcomm chip where the shielding is all jacked up and getting interference. Who knows.

Yo IT people – gimme a new laptop kthxbai. Ain’t got no time for this shit

I Hope This Flat Earther’s Homemade Rocket Crashes

Portfolioso November 22, 2017 Rants, Science

space.com – A flat-Earth enthusiast who claims not to believe in science plans to launch himself 1,800 feet (550 meters) above California’s Mojave Desert in a homemade steam rocket on Saturday (Nov. 25), the Associated Press reported.

“I don’t believe in science,” Hughes said, according to the AP. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.”

Nothing would make me happier than to see this guy’s rocket crash. It’s 2017. Even the Catholic church believes the world is round. I mean it only took them 350 years to get it right in 1992. We can’t have these flat-Earther nutjobs running around spreading lies. Before you know it, we’ll have Trump signing executive orders on the subject. Make Earth flat again!

And what’s this noise that he doesn’t believe in science? He understands aerodynamics, fluid dynamics and things moving through the air? Uhhh, that sounds like physics to me. Last time I checked, physics and how things move through air is science. Air. Our atmosphere. Not science? Moron. This is why we need natural selection to kill these people off.

Any flat-earther deserves the Dolores Umbridge “I must not tell lies” punishment that gets carved into their hands:

Brand New Server and HTTPS

Portfolioso November 21, 2017 Website Related

I don’t really blog anymore and have been too lazy to update/migrate the server this used to be hosted on. The VM it used to be on was completely corrupted, was so old the vendor no longer provided updates and thus was insecure af (aka I used to FTP to the shit to update my files That’s right… FTP. Sending a password in plain text. NOPE). It was also using like php 5.2 which was an antique and vulnerable.

As practice for a personal project, I migrated it to a modern VM, added it to Cloudflare and am using the latest and greatest OS and webserver components. Hooray! No one cares. Not even me.

Bunch of Pussy TSA Workers Get Their Eyes Irritated at LGA Because Of Someone’s Food

Portfolioso March 29, 2017 Rants

Reuters –  Three Transportation Security Administration agents suffered minor eye injuries on Wednesday at New York’s LaGuardia Airport after they were exposed to an irritating food product while inspecting a carry-on bag, local media reported.

New York’s WABC said the bag set off an alarm at a checkpoint inside Terminal B, and a Port Authority official told the television station that the irritant was identified as a food substance. Three agents were transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center with minor eye irritation, according to a New York Fire Department spokesman. A hazardous materials team was sent to the terminal after an emergency call at 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 GMT), he said.

The incident caused the terminal’s Concourse D to be temporarily closed. New York Port Authority officials did not respond to a request for comment.

Just another day of LaGuardia being LaGuardia. I’d expect no less. Only at this third world shithole do you have a bunch of pansies who get their eyes irritated by food. Put a couple eyedrops in and move it along. Nope. Instead, they have to close the terminal, send them to the hospital and send in the hazmat team as if sarin nerve gas was released. If I ever miss a flight because of shit like this, there wouldn’t be enough Xanax in the world to keep me from going on a full on rampage and getting arrested. Be stronger ya fucking weaklings. We’ve got the dregs of society working there and it’s the worst fucking airport I’ve ever seen in a civilized country. Absolute embarrassment.

PS – Fiorello LaGuardia must be spinning in his grave. I’m sure it’s an honor to have an airport named after you, since he was a tight mayor of NYC at one point. However, he’s probably up there like “*SMH* shit was so much better in the ’30s, even though it was the Great Depression. I don’t want this fucking shithole named after me tainting my fine name.”

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