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2023.04.01 13:55 sams_workbench Home Theater Projector Lift with Fully 3D Printed Parts
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The idea was to create a projector lift similar to ones that are found in conference centers but much smaller. While designing it I decided to use a leadscrew and scissor lift for the mechanical actuation. I was also curious about how far I could push the limit of printed parts and ended up making the entire assembly (excluding the electronics and some screws) out of printed parts. It took a lot of trial and error with tolerancing and the strength of individual parts but came out great. We've been using if for around 9 months now and it's held up really well. I have an article on my website outlining the build and all the files for sale if you want to make your own: Sam's Workbench
2023.04.01 13:45 AdamantAce April 2023 - Brand New Stories Coming Soon!
Hello and welcome back to DC Next! We will be posting our regular announcement for April issues later today, but first we wanted to share some exciting news.
This is the month we celebrate the fourth anniversary of our very first story, which is such an exciting milestone. Thank you for supporting us and we hope you continue to enjoy what we share here every month.
This is also a month where we have some very exciting news to share, announcing the launch of a myriad of new titles starting in the following few months. Do let us know what you think of these exciting new stories! Justice Legion
& Voidkiller826 President Cale backs a mercenary with a shadowy past to be her flagship superhero Prometheus, prompting an investigation by Donna Troy; Mal Duncan and Mister Miracle team up to investigate Apokoliptian influence on Earth; and Green Arrow is inducted into the Justice Legion proper after his close shave with the Joker. Meanwhile amidst the Reawakening, Jaime Reyes investigates rumors of a returned Ted Kord, and a Reawakened hero from another Earth helps Terry McGinnis adjust to his new reality after he finally decides to stop running through time. Kid Flash: Born to Run (6-issue limited series)
by JPM11S With a new writer taking the reins of the Fastest Man Alive, now is the perfect time to bring you an untold story from the previous run! After becoming Kid Flash and moving to Central City, Wally West is ready to leave his old, boring life behind, only to start living with his boring grandparents, being forced to spend time with his boring Uncle Barry, and having to start a boring new high school part way through the year! It turns out superpowers don't make life nearly as easy as Wally thought they would – they probably make it harder. Deathstroke (5-issue limited series)
by Deadislandman1 After years of dealing death, Slade Wilson faces a ticking time bomb. The serum that was originally meant to create a unit of compliant super-soldiers - of which Slade was the only survivor - has landed him with a rapidly deteriorating brain condition that is stripping him of control of his body, slowly and finally turning him into the perfect, mindless mercenary, a killer with no restraint. Determined to hold onto his faculties long enough to see to unfinished business and get his house in order, Slade searches for any trace of the government group involved in developing the serum decades ago, hoping he can be saved before he is reduced to a snarling animal. Opal Knights
by Fortanono One night out at the family observatory, Jack Knight was viciously attacked and left in a coma by an unknown assailant. All evidence points to three facts: one, that he was attacked with a Cosmic Rod; two, that he was keeping a secret from the family, something that he was investigating without their knowledge; and three, that the attacker was a member, or an associate, of the Knight family. Meanwhile, Rick and Dee Tyler have returned to Opal City, refusing to answer where they have been, and Jennifer Knight, Darrell Dane and Courtney Whitmore must hold together a city that seems ready to explode while simultaneously questioning their predecessors... and each other. Action Stories
by JPM11S Spinning out of the events of Superman: House of El, your favorite bimonthly series returns! With Superman unable to be contacted and the deadly Superboy Prime on the loose, it falls to Conner Kent, Guardian of Chicago, to apprehend him! But Conner quickly discovers he’s not the only one after Prime. His competition? Amanda Waller and the… Justice Squad? Tim Drake: Rook (6-issue limited series)
by PatrollinTheMojave Maxwell Lord was left a shell of his former self after being consumed by the deadly AI Brother Eye. Tim Drake thought he had seen the last of the man who killed his father until a legal loophole tied to the Reawakening sets OMAX free from incarceration. Now, Tim must fight to ensure his father's killer doesn't hurt anyone else while getting to the bottom of the mystery that set him free. Battlin’ Bug (6-issue limited series)
by GemlinTheGremlin He gave his name and his name was lost. His old identity cast aside and the world as he knows it still recovering from the Dream Crisis, Bug finds himself tackling a new crisis of his own - who are you once you give up your old life, and how do you go about starting a new one? In this 6-issue mini-series, Bug comes to terms with his past and attempts to forge his own future. From investigating those Reawakened thanks in part to his own actions, to acclimatising to a brand new Earth, Bug must learn that with great ability, comes great obligation. Atom Academy
by Dwright5252 Ray Palmer teaches only one class at Ivy University, a class that many students vie for but only four get. Strange qualifications are needed for it, and its true subject matter is shrouded in mystery. Ryan Choi, Jill Athron, Rhonda Pineda and Adam Cray are the lucky students chosen for the class. One day, Palmer fails to show up, and evidence of a break-in is evident. Led by Karen Beecher, a former colleague and research partner to Palmer, the foursome take a journey into a realm of scientific wonder and horror as they unravel the secrets of the Microverse. Cyborg and the Outsiders
by Deadislandman1 After an electric finale, Victor Stone has found his place and his balance in the world, but now he feels a duty to help others find theirs. Beyond Detroit, Cyborg joins with the Monkey Prince, Capucine, Hack, and Nowhere Man so that they might all fulfill their potential and do true good in the world, first by solving the conspiracy of Basilisk. Starling
& Upinthatbuckethead Two years ago, Mar’i Grayson found herself stranded, sent backwards through time to a world she didn’t recognise, in a time she thought of as her past. Then, just as she had begun to adjust to her new circumstances and prepared to introduce herself to this world’s Dick Grayson as his ‘daughter’, the world was thrown into chaos. Hundreds - thousands - like her, stranded through time and space with little knowledge of how to get home. In this new series, a determined Mar’i strives to set things right and return home under the guidance of her ‘mother’ Koriand’r and her new colleagues in the Teen Titans - but can she do the same to all those just like her? Zatanna: Mistress of Magic
by VoidKiller826 Behold, the great and beautiful Zatanna takes center stage once again! And for tonight's show, the Mistress of Magic receives a mysterious letter telling her to head to New York for an odd case: the murder of a reclusive billionaire known for collecting magical artifacts, and a former friend of Zatanna’s father! Zatanna will have to navigate the billionaire's family who have come to seek his fortune and look over the family's past dealings with demons, ghosts and fairies. Will Zatanna solve this murder mystery? How exactly did he know Giovanni Zatara? The stage is set, and Zatanna will perform her magic show! Adventures of Captain Marvel
& Geography3 Countless ages ago, the wise man Solomon concocted a plan to steal the power of the gods and use them to empower a champion. Asmodeus, his adversary, bound servant and occasional friend, did the same with his demon brethren. Now, Asmodeus' champion has defeated Solomon's champion, but the Wizard has managed to gain the favor of a very different set of gods: the eternal Quintessence. In the wake of Billy Batson's disappearance, Freddy Freeman just wants to forget about it all, but instead the Wizard has thrust upon him a cosmic power which greatly outclassed that of his friend's. Now, Freddy must struggle to take on the legacy of Captain Marvel, all while the Wizard promises that something big is coming. Meanwhile, Billy struggles to find his way out of the shifting worlds of Hell, but his escape could also mean that of Asmodeus. All in all, Billy and Freddy both have to wonder: do they matter? Or are they simply pawns in a game between old rivals which has played out a thousand times before? Huntress (9-issue limited series)
by ClaraEclair Time is relative. Helena Wayne knows that all too well. Having jumped back and forth across time and space, through eras afore and yet to come, she expected that reintegrating into her home time would be difficult. It’s not everyday that one has access to technology from the distant future and must give it up when the journey is over, but the knowledge is what sticks to her most. Helena Wayne knows time, and in order to stop a cataclysm she sees coming, one that threatens her own family, she must tread carefully in order to stop the upcoming tragedy without disturbing the Timestream’s delicate balance. Without access to the tools she once possessed and unable to warn those she wishes to protect, can the Huntress save those closest to her and avert the disastrous consequences of altering what is now the past, or will her actions cause fractures that she herself would have had to deal with as a Legend of Tomorrow? Sideways
by Mr_Wolf_GangF Teenager Derek James has been working as the live streaming superhero Sideways for months when he discovers a brand new extension of his powers: the ability to open portals between universes. While practicing with this ability, Derek accidentally attracts the attention of Lexiac, a version of Lex Luthor who merged with Brainiac and took over his universe. Looking to use Derek to complete his functional but imperfect dimension travel technology, Lexiac begins to pursue the hero. This forces Derek on the run through the Multiverse, where he's forced to team up with other versions of famous heroes. Meet a broken Thomas Wayne who became the Dark Knight, a vengeful Lois Lane who became the Eradicator after Superman's death, and the happy-go-lucky Mary Maxwell who is the Flash of her world. Can Derek and his allies defeat Lexiac and return to their home dimensions or will the Multiverse swallow them whole? Aquaman Incorporated
by Dwright5252 In this sequel series, the warring rival factions of Atlanteans instead look to unite. Spearheaded by the King and Queen, Aquaman Incorporated is born - an initiative that inducts Aquamen from each of the Seven Seas to defend Earth and defeat evil wherever it surfaces. Follow Kaldur, Garth, Tula, Kwang-Jo, Lorena, A.J., Lagaan, the Sea Devils, and a mysterious new Black Manta as the world is saved one gallon at a time. L.E.G.I.O.N.
by Predaplant In a far-off future, the Legion of Super-Heroes stands as the paragon of heroism, a force for good known throughout the Alliance of United Planets, inspired by Superman - remembered as history's greatest hero. But everything the Legion believes in is challenged when the Reawakening puts them on a collision course with a woman who claims to know the untold truth of the Man of Steel. In 2023, Jon Kent will fall to the dark forces of Hell and annihilate whole planets before being freed, and the universe will be none the wiser… until now. Refusing to allow this terrible tale to come true, a team of select Legionnaires is sent back in time to the 21st century, led by Brainiac 5 and the emissary that delivered this warning: Kristin Wells of Earth-Nabla. With time running out, they must search for the truth of Superman’s supposed fall and do all they can to ensure the legacy of Man of Tomorrow - and that of the Legion itself - is protected.
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2023.04.01 13:38 401K__User What are some proverbs from your area?
w-iqqimen f wehdir, am wi-t-irefden. (To sit on a stone, like its port.)
Ini-ya mand wa d ameddukel nnek, ak -iniɣ mand wa d cek. (Tell me who your friend is, I'll tell you who you are.)
yum-ak ac yeffez, uc iserrede-c. (Your brother will chew you, but he couldn't swallow you.)
Am wi rezzun f ticcett deg exf n uferdas. (Like the one looking for a flea on the bald head.)
Am wi rezzun f tissegnit deg lum. (Like someone looking for a needle in the straw.)
Ma yuder, at ur yetzalla-c, at yerfed cra n tɣawsa. (When he bends down, it's not that he's praying, it's that he's taking something.)
Am userdun yesɣersen uɣen. (Like a loose mule.)
Dar s udar (sers dar zzat n udar, maɣef ad tadud). (To avoid falling, walk with well-measured steps.)
Wa ur yessersen lum dug âeddis nnes, ur yettaggwad lâafit. (He who has no straw in his stomach will never fear fire.)
Afrux ur yesseččay bab -as. (The birdie does not feed its father.)
Itett id n wuccen, yill id n unilti. (He eats with the jackal, and weeps with the shepherd.)
Am w iderrmen dug jehlum nnes. (Like the one who wants to bite his tail.)
Ugur id n userkas ɣer yimi n tebburt (n teddart). (Follow the liar to the door of the house.)
W' isɣin a wer yexs, ad yezzenz matta yexs. (He who buys what he does not want, will sell what he wants.)
Imakaren, ald ad asen ad bdan, tmeknasen. (At the moment of sharing, the thieves kill each other.)
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2023.04.01 13:38 awarenesslost2422 WGU C214 Study Guide Questions and Answers GRADED A+ 2023 #wgu #studyguidenew #hackedexams
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2023.04.01 13:37 dr_marco_metzler Japan's bond collapse could soon hit global markets in the next phase of the ongoing global financial meltdown
🌍 The global economy is no stranger to shocks and surprises, and Japan's economy could be the next one to cause turbulence in the financial markets. A combination of factors, including a surge in Covid-19 cases, a recent natural disaster, and ongoing concerns about the country's debt, could trigger an economic shock that reverberates throughout the world.
💸 Japan's economy is the third-largest in the world, making up over 6% of global GDP. Any significant disruption in the country's economic activity could have serious implications for global trade and finance. Additionally, Japan is home to some of the largest companies in the world, including Toyota, Sony, and Honda. Any downturn in the Japanese economy could impact the performance of these global giants.
📈 The Japanese government has attempted to address some of the economic challenges by implementing stimulus measures, such as cash handouts and infrastructure spending. However, these efforts may not be enough to prevent an economic shock. The country is facing significant demographic challenges, including an aging population and a shrinking workforce, which could limit its ability to sustain long-term economic growth.
💰 Investors should take note of the potential risks associated with a Japan economic shock and consider how it could impact their investment portfolios. In uncertain times, it's essential to diversify and consider safe-haven assets like gold. History has shown that gold has tended to perform well during times of economic uncertainty and market volatility.
💡 While no one can predict the future with certainty, it's crucial to stay informed about economic developments and how they could impact your investments. By staying up-to-date on the latest news and trends, investors can make informed decisions that help them weather any potential storms in the financial markets.
🌟 In conclusion, the possibility of a Japan economic shock cannot be ignored, and investors should be prepared for the potential impact it could have on global markets. By diversifying their portfolios and considering safe-haven assets like gold, investors can protect their wealth and position themselves to take advantage of opportunities that may arise.
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2023.04.01 13:35 RyanzRetroReviewz The Vikings - 1958 Film Review - RyanzRetroReviewz
The Vikings - 1958
The Vikings is a 1958 epic semi historical/romance movie directed by Richard Fleischer (the son of the great american animatoinnovator and early cartoon producer Max Fleischer, responsible for the creations of Popeye the Sailor man, Betty Boop and many more), who after having spent years in the B movie industry, was now riding high on the success of his Walt Disney produced 1954 adaption of the classic Jules Verne novel "20,000 leagues under the sea" (also starring Kirk Douglas) when he decided to take on the helms of this larger scale and more adult oriendted epic full of love, lust and bloodshed all set in the Viking Age of England and Scandinavia.
With the starring role of this picture going to the mammoth of acting that was Kirk Douglas (although before the more well known "Spartacus" from 1961, this is after he had played the part of Perseus in the 1956 "Ulysseus" movie, so he was already on top), fresh off his hot streak with his new sidekick of a director from "20,000" (Douglas personally hired Fleishcer for this, being that it was his own production company behind the financing). He is non-casually joined by the all time (and/or old time) Hollywood couple Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh (progenitors of the now Scream Queen of old, not to mention still world class beauty, Jamie-Lee Curtis) making this their fifth out of eleven movies together, as well as a big old bowl of Ernest Borgnine dumped on top, having already solidified himself on the big screen as both a well known character actor and a main star. Now, when a movie can boast about having such a combination of high quality talent as this, you know it's bound to be great (although, there are exceptions).
The prologue title sequence of this movie alone is worth note, giving us the audience the pleasure of hearing the stern but soothing (if that makes any sense) voice of the great Orson Welles as he explains to us the whos, whats, whens, and why's of the viking expansions and invasions into the British Isles, as well as the political landscape of England itself at this time in history. This is done as we're shown a bunch of spectacuclar tapestry/parchment paper drawings of Vikings battling against Englishmen, complete with a more than perfectly passionate orchestral theme that invokes the thought of the King Arthur tales of yore, all coming together to add a real sense of authenticity to this epic that we've yet to even see begin...which it does with a bang.
Or the swipe of a sword to be more exact, as the viking leader Ragnar (Borgnine) and his band of warriors fall down upon the camp of the English King Edwin of Northumbria. The two leaders enter into a private duel in the King's tent, with Ragnar slaying his foe and further forcing himself down upon the deadman's wife, Queen Enid, ultimately and unknowingly impregnanting her before disappearing back into the Northlands. Knowing that the child is that of Ragnar's, but will still be seen as a threat to the new King Aella (Frank Thring), Enid gives birth to the child whom she names Eric, in secret and finally sends him away to Italy with her most confident of priests, placing the hilt stone of the King's rightful sword on a rope around his next to later one day be indentified as true heir to the throne of Northumbria.
Years later at the court of King Aella, we come to meet princess Morgana of Wales (Janet Leigh), as her Father pledges her to Aella as a token of alliance between their two kingdoms. King Echbert of Wessex (James Donald) is then brought up on charges of aiding the Vikings in their raids on England's kingdom's in order to protect his own lands, and is thrown into the dungeons to die. We learn that the charges are true when Echbert escapes from Northumbria and finds refuge with the Viking leader Ragnar aboard his longship. The vikings travel back to Scandinavia with Echbert and his promises to continue providing them with coastline and river maps for further raid and plunder.
The incredbily wide shot scenes of the long ships coming into port in the fords of Norway are truly spectacular (clearly being filmed on location), elevated by the realistic built sets that make up the Viking and village (not to mention the ships themselves), as well as the dozens of costumes and hairstyles worn by the extras that are showcased throughout (and a really awesome Viking horn blower welcoming the warriors back home each time, echoing the fantastic sounding orchestral theme of the movie yet again). Also, we now get some of that real over the top barbarian type behaviour being portrayed by Ainar (Douglas), son of Rangar, as we, the mostly uneducated in history average film-goer, would expect out of any and all vikings on screen (it is pretty awesome though); complete with beer guzzling, barell smashing, deranged angry tones, and wishes for barrels of blood to guzzle down instead of that of beer.
Ainar hates all Englishmen, but agrees to his Father and Chieftain's demands to keep after Echbert and see that he wants for nothing. One day while breaking in their hunting hawks, Ainar starts up a confrontation with a slave named Eric (Tony Curtis), the unknowing son of Ragnar, subsequent half brother of Ainar, and true King of Northumbria, who had been abducted from his ship en route to Italy all those years ago. Eric then sicks his own hawk that he's recently found onto his oppressor, leaving Ainar with only one good eye, and himself now with a guaranteed death sentence.
At the feasting hall however, a volva woman steps in against Ragnar's judgement of death, claiming that the gods do not wish for Eric to die by any man's hand, to which Ragnar outsmarts and has Eric taken instead to a rock pool off the coast at high tide to await an eventual death from drowning. Echbert though finds the stone from around Eric's neck and, realizing who he is, goes down to the rock pool to save him and claim him as his own slave in order to keep him safe from Ainar. We also get some more awesome over the top barbarian type behavior, now complete with ass smacking, random kissing orgys, more beer guzzling and axes being thrown at a viking's wife's hair braids to judge wether she's been faithful or not (this movie's about as toxic male chauvinist as it gets, but still... really awesome).
Echbert eventually finishes his maps for the Vikings, as well giving them the idea to abduct and ransom Princess Morgana before her marriage to Aella, with Ainar carrying out the task and giving us a pretty decent battle at sea in the process. Ainar though, now falls madly in love with Morgana and wishes to claim her as his own. When back at the hall once again, we get even more over the top barbarian behavior, beer guzzling, rape jokes, etc, etc, (what do you want from them?, they're Vikings), all this before Ragnar finally concedes to his son's wants and needs, allowing him to claim Morgana as his own. But when Ainar tries to force himself upon her, Eric appears from behind and knocks him out, bringing Morgana to escape with him on a boat to England.
A really-rad boat chase scene ensues through the fog filled fjords, culminating in the collision of both Ragnar and Ainar's boats into one another, sending half of the Vikings to their deaths. All but Ragnar that is, who's saved and pulled onto Eric's boat, heading straight for the King of Northumbria. Ainar swears revenge against Eric, while the two escapees fall madly in love en-route to England.
At the court of King Aella, Eric hands over Ragnar then asks that Morgana be relieved of her pledge of marriage, to which she agrees with. The King demands that she take more time to reflect with her priest, then forces Eric to try to take part in the execution of Ragnar by pushing him into a rabid wolf pit. Eric refuses by cutting Ragnar's bonds and giving him a sword, so that he may die a warrior's death and be aloud to enter Valhalla, giving us an extremely climactic ending of Ernest Borgnine's character in this tale as he raises his arms and voice to summon Odin the All-Father, before jumping to his death in the wolf pit, sword in hand and smile on his face (man Vikings were badass!).
Eric has his hand chopped off as punishment and is set adrift into the sea, but not before the priest -and Morgana find the King's "Pummel-stone" amongst Eric's belongings, coming to the realization that he is the true heir of Northumbria. Morgana then runs in the room just in time to see Eric's amputation, letting out a horrific scream at the sight of it (she wasn't called America's first "Scream Queen" for nothing folks. So this is where Jamie-Lee gets it from eh).
Back in Scandinavia, Ainar is now King of the Vikings, but can't seem to raise an army to retrieve Morgana, until Eric comes back and tells them of Ragnar's death. The two (still unknowing) half brothers now team up to defeat the tyrant King Aella, to both gain revenge for Ragnar and to rescue Morgana, leading the "Great Heathen Army" across the sea to England (in the year of our lord 865 for those of you history buffs).
Between the ships leaving of Scandinavia, and the army's landing and setting up of their assault on Northumbria, you really come to ask yourself as to why film-goers are NEVER treated to such a large scale production as this anymore (well, at least not since The Lord of The Rings as I recall). The amount of extras, costume pieces and props required for this must have been incredible, but all completely necessary in the creation of a full on believable historic setting such as this.
So the Vikings land and lay siege unto Aella's stronghold, battering rams, catapults, axes, spears, swords, the works (not to mention Kirk Douglas scaling the Castle's front door using only axes for leverage. Again, you just don't see stuff like this anymore). Ainar cuts his way through to Morgana's room, but upon realizing that she loves Eric, and that Eric is also a son of Ragnar, he takes her to confront his half brother and fight for their prize.
Eric meets Ainar at the top of the castle and the two enter into an extremely well coordinated battle of the blades, until Ainar breaks Eric's sword that is. But Eric seizes a moment of hesitation that befalls Ainar, and stabs his half brother in the gut with the broken down blade of his sword. Ainar then drops his sword, but Eric picks it up and gives it back to him, again allowing for a true Viking death. He uses the last of his strength in a final roar to summon up Odin, then Ainar is no more. Eric and Morgana embrace each other with love bringing us to the end of this movie, but not before treating the audience to an authentic Viking cremation funeral for Ainar, in which he is cast off to see in a ship and flaming arrows sent flying to the mass. We watch the ship and Ainar's body burn as the credits to "The Vikings" comes up once more, leading us into the ending credits with more authentic looking parchment scroll drawings of the Vikings battling against Englishmen, and finally coming together as one (accompanied again by the awe inspiring orchestral themes of yore every step of the way).
To sum it all up, "The Vikings" (1958) is literally THE - BEST Viking movie that's ever been made. Full of high quality A-list stars (to which I'd say is one of both Kirk's and Tony's coolest characters ever portrayed on screen), and a great group of secondary character actors like James Donald, Frank Thring, Eileen Way and many more. The story is well put together by screenwriters Calder Willingham and Dale Wiserman (based on a novel by Edison Marshall), with the underlying theme being the coming together of two peoples, as well as giving us a pretty cool backstory for a very real and historic time in Northwestern Europe. The wide scale shots and surrounding sceneries caught by DP Jack Cardiff are truly amazing, joined by epic scale (and pretty damn authentic) sets-props-hairstyles and makeups, very well coordinated swordfights and stunts, and lets not forget the awe inspiring orchestral theme of yore laid down by composer Mario Nascimbene and conductor Franco Ferrara. All this is brought together perfectly by director Max Fleischer in what was defenitely the largest scale movie of his career. I would recommend this movie not only to fans of retro cinema, but to anyone who loves epic scale warrior movies, as well as to general ancient world history buffs.
And that's all she wrote folks. Thanks for reading.
Ryan D. Hurley
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2023.04.01 13:26 Forsaken-Garlic4818 money diary: I‘m 28, live in Boston, make roughly $70k as a 👩🏼🏫 and everyone is ragey at work this week! (emoji-style baby)
part 1: net worth
positive net worth
|category ||#shesworthsomething |
|💹 15,700 ||Roth IRA, not much but it’s honest work. I wasn’t able to contribute last year but sent $1400 this month. Don’t think I will max this year but will do what I can. |
|📱 1,400 ||457, not even sure why I contribute to this ($50/paycheck) |
|📈 25,100 ||Pension – cash value not super relevant here. 11% mandated contribution |
|💰 7,100 ||checking |
|🤑 3,000 ||HYSA @ 4.25% |
|➕ 52,300 ||we keep it positive around here |
|category ||oops, she’s in debt again |
|💷 -45,203 ||Private student loan @ 4.79%, paid biweekly but sending extra $ |
|💸 -72,957 ||Undergrad Stafford + grad @ 5.2%. halfway done with PSLF! |
|➖ 118,160 ||😬 (but it looks worse on paper!) |
NET WORTH: -45,672.46 part 2: income
|category ||ah, but what about the house? |
|🏡 362,000 ||Purchase price, spring 2022, ginormous (income-restricted) condo |
|💸 -317,026.81 ||Mortgage #1 balance @ 2.75% |
|♊ -23,431.95 ||Mortgage #2 balance @ 0%, down-payment assistance paid in full at end of mortgage or resale |
|➕ 21,541.24 ||Equity including both mortgages, since not including #2 feels disingenuous |
Nothing exciting here as a public school teacher. My salary is fixed and the entire internet can figure out exactly how much I make. Next year I will apply to be a new teacher mentor to move over a lane (6% raise while I do the job). We won a great raise in our last contract so we can finally be paid almost as much as everyone around us!
This is my 5th year teaching but am on step 6 of 11 due to a full year internship. read my paycheck and weep
pay schedule: 24 paychecks a year (NOT 26), biweekly Fridays with the exception of holidays and the final day of school, where you receive paychecks 22, 23, 24 and are expected to make that last late June through early September
each paycheck is different, so let’s do paycheck #1
|💹 2,935.83 ||gross |
|💊 -37.14 ||medicare (but not SS) |
|👩🏼⚕️ -325.65 ||PPO, I get sick often and in unexpected places |
|🦷 -42.97 ||dental |
|👓 -5.91 ||vision |
|📱 -50 ||457 contribution |
|🚕 -184.19 ||federal withholding |
|🚖 -114.32 ||state withholding |
|📈 -322.94 ||pension withholding |
|➕ 1,852.71 ||behold, how little of my take home I get to actually enjoy |
Now paycheck #2
|💹 2,935.83 ||gross |
|💊 -48.01 ||medicare (but not SS) |
|📱 -50 ||457 contribution |
|🚕 -323.86 ||federal withholding |
|🚖 -151.79 ||state withholding |
|📈 -322.94 ||pension withholding |
|💪🏼 -87 ||union power, baby |
|➕ 1,952.23 ||Also known at work as “the good paycheck” |
For those keeping track at home, my monthly gross is typically 5,871.66 and my net is typically 3,804.94
part 3: please enjoy my emoji'd YNAB categories
- If we have 3 paychecks in a month: enjoy the big fat no medical or union deduction!
- …unless it’s April onwards, when they deduct health insurance from EVERY paycheck to cover your summer months (we call it double deduction season)
- in December we get a premium holiday (1/2 medical deduction)
- I also run an outdoors club at work, which I am paid $35/hr when I run the club and additional pay for certain trips (last month I was paid $375 alone for our annual weekend overnight before vacation). This can be wildly inconsistent but let’s just say I have an extra $100-150 to play with each month.
|category 💲 ||PAY DEM BILLZ |
|🏡 1343.38 ||Putting the PIT in mortgage…or something like that. The other I is paid separately |
|⛲ 167 ||HOA |
|🔐 68.16 ||Was not required to have insurance at closing. Don’t be stupid like me. |
|🎓 0 ||fed loans, thanks Grandpa Joe. I think this will be about $250/m when it starts up again. PSLF date late 2028 |
|⛽ 31 ||YNAB tells me this is my average since moving to my house. Grateful to have big windows and a “put a sweater on” childhood upbringing – touched the heat twice this year |
|🔌 50 ||Averaged to include spicy hot summer months (it was 34 this month) |
|💻 39.95 ||interwebs |
|🏫 412.92 ||Private loan, paid biweekly (so if it’s a rare 3 payment month it’s more). The minimum monthly payment is something like $316, but I’m sending an extra $50 to get some benefit from the power of compound interest. 4.79% is not a make or break rate. Payoff 2034 but hope this can happen sooner. |
|📰 12.50 ||NYT Academic rate |
|🚊 90 ||Monthly pass |
|🍿 15.99 ||Somebody needs to pay the HBO Max |
|➖ 2234.43 ||Assigned this month |
|category 💲 ||important semi-regular expenses |
|🎁 20 ||Averaged gifts and donations, we have a special scholarship at work |
|⛲ 167 ||HOA |
|👗 0 ||I haven’t bought new clothes in a while and it’s starting to show. |
|🤸🏼♀️ 85 ||trampoline class |
|👩🏼⚕️ 60 ||YNAB tells me my average is 60/mo, but this is overinflated due to an MRI in November that I will only have to do once more time. I’m usually at the urgent care or a specialist doctor 1x/month (this month: a UTI), so it’s more like 30 |
|🪑 40 ||Hard to quantify. Since I moved in, I had a free couch moved ($200), bought a very nice TV ($750), a vacuum ($250), filters for vacuum ($30), and the world’s nicest washer ($1900). So YNAB is telling me a horrifying $400/mo, but let’s call it 40 going forward |
|🌷 0 ||I was a good urban balcony gardener, but no balcony. Waiting for a community garden spot, hopefully next year |
|🍉 250 ||Includes booze and small household things (TP, paper towels, dish soap) |
|🥾 30 ||Am avid hiker and rollerblader. Averaged cost of trip incidentals like carpool or snacks, admission to roller rink |
|💊 55 ||3 lifesaving medicines (25/mo + 10/mo + 30 as needed) + 10 for whatever medicine needed for illness of the month (10 for antibiotics this month). Every year I get a new epi-pen for 10 or 30. This month was more like 85 because my pharmacy accidentally sent me a med I have plenty of. |
|➖ 500 ||rough guesstimate |
|monthly 💲 ||annual 💲 ||annual expenses (save early, save often) |
|🤑 3.95 ||🕛47.33 ||Splitting YNAB with a friend on the new family plan |
|💇🏼♀️ 22.50 ||🕛 270 ||2x curly haircuts a year (cut + tip) |
|🩰 127.78 ||🕛 1150 ||Pair of opening weekend orchestra tickets + donor perks + volunteer dues |
|🌴 55 ||🕛 650 ||My part of family vacation with parents |
|🕶 33.33 ||🕛 400 ||Annual eye visit (exam + contact fitting + 12 months contacts) |
|📦 11.59 ||🕛 139 ||prime shipping, no car in a store desert + my mom likes videos |
|🎄 50 ||🕛 600 ||I love Christmas |
|💸 ? ||🕛 6500 ||Roth IRA, we’re getting aspirational. I sent $1400 this month because it was a 3 paycheck month. Going to try to max and see how far I get. |
|🦷 86.35 ||🕛 2250 ||Saving ½ of estimated costs for Invisalign – never had braces as a kid and now my teeth are pretty bad. Hoping to start May 2024. There is unfortunately no savings for paying everything upfront so I’m saving ½ now and expecting a monthly payment around 150/mo during the treatment. |
|➖390.50 ||🕛 4,686 ||Ignoring the Roth IRA |
|category 💲 ||very big savings |
|🌆 428.57 ||3k goal by August 2023 (current balance: 850), “No August pay” – we don’t get paid in August and the first week of September so setting aside money specifically for this without feeling guilty for draining my emergency fund |
|🕐 300 ||(181.82 since I’m ahead) Homeowner’s 1% Warchest, it’s exactly what it sounds like. For any and all home expenses (things breaking or projects). Current balance: 2k |
|🛑 140.91 ||Building back EF, goal is 3k by December 2023 (current balance: 1.7k). I know this is low but my job is hilariously stable. I will try to add another month in 2024. |
|category 💲 ||fun money! |
|💻 50 ||Laptop replacement, just chucking money in there. I’d like to buy a Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i since I love the 2 in 1 form factor. Currently have 100/600 |
|🚝 70 (paused) ||Travel fund contribution, but full at 350. BFF getting married in VT in August so hoping to turn it into a girl’s weekend with another BFF |
|🎮 65 (paused) ||General video game fund – keep it topped up at 65 in case a new game drops OR if multiple games go on sale. I try to only buy games on deep sale |
|🎮 12.99 ||Final Fantasy XIV sub, I’ll retire someday |
|👯♀️ 50 ||Anything with friends, including eating out with them. usually 100 in the summer |
|🍦 30 ||“eating out” aka solo treats for myself (breakfast at dunks, small treats) |
|🎊 10 ||events happening that we want to go to not already covered, averaged. |
|➖ 202.99 ||Not including travel and video games since that’s topped up |
If you add up the categories, I’m in the red and I’m well aware of it – not for much longer though, as I’m saving really aggressively. 😊 part 4: el diario
Day 1 – Saturday
🌅 gotta get dad to the ballet! 4.80 total: 30.80
👯♀️ brunch with daddy-o before the ballet, I provide the tickets but he pays for brunch. his wallet is hurting because he only just got paid at his new job, so I kick in 20
👀 because brunch is attached to a swanky hotel and it’s PAX east wknd. 0 for free entertainment
🥤 my father requests a water bottle before the show. 6
🩰 don q, my 3rd time and dad’s 1st. Very good, but very long. 0 because these are volunteer comps
🚊 & 👋🏼
🧼 the casita before the week starts
Day 2 – Sunday
💤 lazy Sunday morning (dw, I’m still up at 6). Read the NYT cover to cover then play 🎮 Total: 79.67
🚊 meeting a friend of a friend to help her do taxes but I’m early
📖 it’s gorgeous out so I photosynthesize in the BPL courtyard with my book club book
⛔ the wifi is too slow for us to do taxes so we pack up and 🚶🏼♀️ down newbury st until we settle at trident
👯♀️ I supervise her taxes, and eat a late lunch (grilled cheese w/ avo and tomato). 22.15
🍉 make the mistake of dragging this poor girl with me to the postage stamp sized TJ’s. and it’s 5:15. one does not shop here so much as get in line at the beginning & pick what you want as you go. a tall person fetches me frozen arepas. I come in right on budget so I’m pleased. 57.52
👋🏼 & 🚊 home to plan my week and decompress with 🎮 and 📖
Day 3 – Monday
🌅 it’s just before 6 and birds are happy, but now I am taking the 🚍 to work Total: 0
🌉 stuck on the bus with my BOSS because a 🚢 is passing through the drawbridge. at least we can now fill out 90 second walk from the bus to dunks with acceptable new england small talk subjects (weather, transit, and sports) before she dips to get coffee
😡 the youth, because tomorrow & wednesday are standardized testing. sorry kids, I don’t make the schedule!
🙏🏼 “my plan is to read the questions carefully and ask God to help me know” – A+ testing strategy
✌🏼 2:30 and on my way home
🤸🏼♀️ take the 🚊 to go to bounce (0, see monthly expenses) and catch up with bounce buddy M.
🚶🏼♀️ walk with M. to the 🚊, go home for 🍜, 🚿, 📖, 🎮
Day 4 – Tuesday
🌅 hello, happy birds as I walk to the 🚍 total: 68.16
🔥 the computers are not charged for testing. teenagers have been divested of all electronics and are not allowed to talk to each other. mayhem approaching in 3 … 2 … 1 …
🤬 nonstatus (male) colleague uses a work group text thread to refer to an unknown female colleague as the b-word. mayhem continues
❓ 2 hour (!) meeting after work due to snow day cancellations. male colleague doubles down on his comment before storming out. brain is mush
🚍 I remember nothing
🔐 as I am politely informed by my e-mail 68.16
👩🏼🍳 white bean & tomato stew & watch abbott elementary because it’s cathartic
🗣📕 ballet book club on zoom! we just finished a book about martha graham so we talk about it (I’m hosting next time about james whiteside)
Day 5 – Wednesday
🌅 please go away, very loud mourning dove Total: 25.99
🍎 computers are charged, the youth are not. Mr. Insult has decided not to come to work today (probably for the best?)
🤬 is there something in the water?! another nonstatus teacher informs me that two of my students are talking to each other in the hallway and are not following her instructions which tbh is a day that ends in Y. important context: her instruction is in English and they only understand Spanish. I send them back to their testing rooms and she says, “when students ignore me and continue to speak in a language they know I don’t understand, they are being assholes” UM! GOODBYE!!!
😡 before I say something I regret I turn heel and inform my boss of this interaction. she takes a breath and thanks me for letting her know
😤 this is me taking a calming inhale / exhale before returning to staring at children
🏹 when I am proctoring (read: not allowed to read, grade, do work, browse the interweb), I like to imagine how the hunger games would go down if these kids were in it. the odds are in this room’s favor overall.
👩🏼🏫 these miserable youth are forced into a half day of classes, so we conference about grades and I let them have some free time
🏕 run weekly outdoors club for the youth. one student informs me a teacher refuses to sign a permission slip & doesn’t know why. make mental note to find this person and politely inquire. students make a great poster of images from our last trip and practice map skills
✌🏼 at 3:30 to get the 🚂 to then get on the 🚊 to go to 🤸🏼♀️ … it sounds awful but it all goes pleasantly smoothly, especially given how the T has been. class is great, lots of one-legged kicking on the trampoline. this is my 2nd week in a row of going from 2x class a week to 3x and it’s a tough adjustment. 0
🚶🏼♀️ to the 🚊 with M., who can’t make it to class on Friday – sad!
💊 the medicine I didn’t ask for but keeps coming has arrived. Note to self to call pharmacy and ask them to stop, but says 0 refills. Not a total waste because I KNOW I will get bronchitis again & need this. 10
🍿 paid for to keep my mother happy 15.99
🍴 eat leftover stew and 📞 my mother and best friend T. to debrief this very strange day
🎮 and 📖 before bed
Day 6 – Thursday
🌅 ahoy! Run into coworker D. on the 🚍 who gets coffee at dunks. I am feeling weak and acquire some 🥑🍞 3.69 total: 43.64
🤝🏼 find this teacher who refuses to sign permission slip (who is also new). his reasons are very valid and we agree on conditions the student needs to fulfill to attend trip. hooray, adults being civil!
🤬 that’s it, something is in the water. two best friends in 3rd hour begin a heated verbal altercation about … a girl? in the middle of my class?? One kid takes off so I call security to let them know he would benefit from a check-in. the other student begins texting threats to his buddy and goes off on me when I tell him to stop. what is happening?!
👼🏼 boy returns with security at end of class, so I walk him to dean to process. 35 minutes later dean says everything is gucci and no more problems. hormones, man.
✌🏼 please get me out of here
💻 bill is paid 39.95
👵🏼 our weekly call (she is my only grandparent and is not doing well)
👨🏼 weekly call with father, who still likes his new job
🍜 leftover stew and Mandalorian with my 👩🏼 (we live text each other). finally, a good space battle!
🎮 and 📖 to decompress along with a long hot 🚿
Day 7 – Friday
🌅 I don’t think I can do this today. Total: 1,524.35
🧘🏼♀️ It has been such a frustrating week (there was another incident that happened that I can’t even reference due to state law/FERPA) that was incredibly traumatic and draining.
📱 to best friend T. and work friend R. to ask what they would do. Both endorse me taking a day off after this wild week.
🎮 and 📖 along with some stretching. 📞 with best friend E. to catch up on her wedding prep and life
🤑 payday! Good paycheck since it’s the 3rd of the month, but it might be missing hours from club. I won’t know until I see my paystub on Monday. +2,183.48 (+50 to 457, +322.94 to pension)
💸 ah, but it’s also the 31st. easy come, easy go 🏡 (1343.38) and ⛲ (167)
🚊 to 🤸🏼♀️ to a really 🔥 class. Learn the name of the girl next to me on Fridays who also brings her inhaler and it turns out we’re both teachers!
🍦 take a nice mozzarella sandwich home from tatte 13.97
🚊, 🍴, 🚿, 📖, 🎮
- food & drank: 65.81
- entertainment: 15.99
- home & health: 10
- clothes & beauty: 0
- transport: 4.80
- other: 1,618.49 (how I would class my house expenses)
typical week money-wise in terms of reflecting my non-house spending – I’m saving really aggressively right now and don’t have a lot of money for discretionary spending. Even if I did, I’m very much a homebody during the work week. My job is probably more stressful than most as a baseline but this week was truly unbelievably bad. Still, looking through the week and taking time to step back I realize just how quality my support network is and for that I'm very grateful.
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2023.04.01 13:23 costapowerindustries Reliable power supply to keep electricity flowing
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Data centers and IT departments would be vulnerable to data loss and security breaches if a power outage occurs. Organizations can’t afford to lose valuable data and sensitive information due to a power cut, which compromises their systems and could potentially ruin their reputation. The IT network of a data center could be vulnerable to hackers or a cyber-attack if the system goes offline for hours.
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2023.04.01 13:18 Hawksearcher Calling All Mage OCs! 🌀💠🌟 (And Other Fantasy, Urban-fantasy Characters) [18+]
Do you have an original character who is a mage, wizard, warlock, witch, sorcerer, cleric, or another practitioner of magic?
If your character would like to join The Mages Guild, we are always looking for spellcasters in our ongoing mission to protect this dimension 🌀💠🌟! We are running a Discord server with a focus on magical characters (although non-magical characters are also welcome). OCs or canon characters from any genre, any canon or original world may join
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Asynchronous and synchronous roleplayers welcome :). We are dedicated to accommodating players with busy work/life schedules
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2023.04.01 13:17 Quick_Tear_3600 Boys club interview help
This is a bit wordy but I’m venting and on the fence on what to do next. I had LO 4 months ago and returned to work full time 2 months ago. I make very good money and I’m in a niche field at the top of my game so I know my value. A couple weeks ago a friend approached me about needing some basic tech/social media help for their work. It’s a seasonal business for vacationing families and they have very little online presence. Said friend is the operations manager so the only person above him is the owner, who jet sets all over the world most of the time for other business ventures. Given the minimal effort it would take and the understanding that I’d work on my schedule around my current job, I figured it was just a great opportunity to help a friend out and make some extra cash. I agreed to an informal sit down dinner to discuss and drafted a one page sales pitch. The owner even agreed to let me bring LO.
Last night the owner, myself with baby, and my friend met at a local restaurant where the owner is close with the restaurant owner, who I’ll refer to as RO to avoid confusion. Owner began talking about app designs and the business goals right away. After 15 minutes of this, I politely interrupted and explained that I was not pitching app design or management but social media marketing and support only. He chuckled and said he understood but was just trying to “help me understand how business works.” My friend looked shocked but when I didn’t say anything, he opted not to interrupt and sat back and observed. The meeting continued with the owner mansplaining things to me and me politely correcting him here and there. Initially I thought this was some insane old school tactic to test my skills but it grew tiresome. Then RO sat down…
The owner and RO began talking about their home countries and how stupid Americans are about politics. It’s important to note that I work in government so my friend was very uncomfortable at this point. RO then turned and asked how I was enjoying staying home with baby. I explained that I work full time and was there for a second gig but that my husband stays home during the day. His eyes finally left my chest and looked at me in total shock. RO asked what I did for work which I summarized and he proceeded to completely ignore me from then on. I finished my meal, mentioned the food was always a little bland there and told owner we could meet this week to discuss further.
It’s easy money and I’d only have to meet with the owner rarely. Do I just continue or end it now? I feel I could manage the misogyny as long as we never do business at RO’s place again. Thoughts?
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2023.04.01 13:05 Hash1erka Not being able to access my account
Calling out all LastPass users!
I'm seeking your help, because at this point, I'm desperate.
I have trouble with the LastPass app - I had a free account for a few years now. It worked perfectly, I have all my passwords stored here. But I recently switched phones and since then, I have trouble logging into my account. I've never changed email adress linked to my account, neither the Master Password. I remember the Master Password, my phone also remembers it, so I know it's right.
Every time I try to log in, I see a banner saying "We couldn't log you in" and two options: "Review your login info and try again", "Look for a confirmation email from LastPass: email@example.com".
Okay, got it, I switched devices, so I have to verify the new one.
There are two issues going on here - I tried it several times and sometimes it shows different email adresses - once "firstname.lastname@example.org" and "email@example.com" - the second one is the actual one I'm using. Maybe it's some sort of protection, but for me, it's just another confusion.
The second issue is, that I never receive the verification email. I checked all my folders, but I never recieved this kind of email. But at the same time, I keep receiving emails about sales and past incidents from LastPass support adress, but never the one with verification.
Spent few evenings reading support articles, Reddit convos, nothing helped. I also tried to contact the LastPass support, but seems like they are unreachable. Bawling my eyes out over freaking app, but I'm so afraid to lose all my data.
Eventualy, I realized, that lot of sources are talking about security email - well, I don't remember setting one for my account, ever. What do I do now?
I put all my hope in you, guys.
Thank you in advance,
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2023.04.01 13:04 whatsnots Diode enclosures, indoors with vent in and out
Hello. Wondering if anyone is using an enclosure inside for a diode cutter that has an intake air vent coming from outside and seperate exhaust venting outside also? I built a shitty enclosure and still finding it pretty smelly so I thought if I can create an airtight enclosure inside and get my fresh air from outside I could perhaps lower the smell.
I’m worried about pulling air in from outside with fluctuating weather and how that would even work.
For what it’s worth my shitty home made enclosure is a 700x700x30 mdf box really with a port at the back venting to the outside. I left a 1cm strip at the front of the enclosure for new air to be sucked in. My in-line fan is only 100cfm and is situated quite close to the box, perhaps that’s where I have gone wrong.
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2023.04.01 13:00 belangem And they don’t stop coming, and they don’t stop coming…
Hey now! What a week! SPY up 3.5% and finally out of the no man’s land at 390-400. No idea how long this will last but I’ll enjoy it for now. ENVX ended the week up 32% (up 38% since my DD) so that sure helped my port quite a bit! ATVI up 1.4% with wacky action on leap calls (more on that later). Will this hold? Absolutely no idea. But the bears keep feeding the beast with puts and until they really capitulate, we could see another leg up to the 420s. No, I’m not a perma bull and I do know that technical or not, we will see some kind of a pullback. Below 4000? I’m almost entirely convinced. 3900? Maybe. 3800? It could happen, but more around May OPEX/post OPEX. Below 3800? It’s getting difficult, the longer we stay above no man’s land…
I did make some moves on Friday: bought DIS, BAC and a bit more ATVI and TSLQ right at close. I have BAC on a short leash with a stop at it’s 52w low and DIS with a stop 10% from close. I wanted to rebuy QCOM but I don’t think this is a good entry. It’s still on top of my buy list with more of everything I have. My protective ENVX puts are getting killed but at least I have a firm floor on my shares so I’m marking off this position right away. Au revoir! I’m hoping for another TSLA rally on EV numbers this weekend so I can double down on TSLQ. Everyone keeps talking about how NVDA or even AAPL are overvalued, but the king of deceit is still Elon’s poney.
Ok I had promised to share my investing routine with you, so here it is:
Weekdays: - Wake up at 6ish - Check Futures - Check my stocks pre-market - Check any Twitter and Reddit content notifications (mainly Vaz and a few folks on Twitter) - Catch up my entire Twitter feed of missed tweets since the night before - Catch up missed posts on a couple of Discords I frequent - TwitteDiscord/SPX chart until open particularly if there’s economic data at 8:30
Afterhours: - Post daily message on Reddit - Check futures at open - Catch up with missed tweets/Discords again - Check Vitards - Check WSB for 5 minutes - Check BTC - Read articles / Tweets / Reddit posts / etc - Plan trades for the next day (if any)
Weekends: - Update portfolio, note next week’s trades - Write weekly post - Check weekly/monthly charts of my watchlist - Do in-depth research if I have any - Check next week’s earnings/research
I don’t do much during market hours as I am busy so I have SPX 5-min or 15-min chart up and that’s about it. I also have a bunch of price alerts set up on a bunch of stocks, either for buy or sell signals.
As you have seen in my daily routine, I have a lot of Twitter checking in there. I rarely do any social comments here but man, that place is getting more toxic every day. I won’t debate who’s right or wrong but I see some human behaviour that straight up disgust me. We seem to live in a society where a majority of people seem to feel ostracized or victims of a system or a group of people that they can’t even name. Example: who and why the fuck would you celebrate when a struggling company is forcing employees to come in the office in person full time vs have a flexible work arrangement? Like what are those people gaining by seeing others have their benefits taken away and cheering it up. I’m using the remote example but that goes on for every benefit another person has. Like because you see other people lose a benefit makes you feel better about your miserable life? This behaviour so far away from my values but when I see that, I almost want to step out of this society and let these people deal with their misery. Anyways, not sure why it got to me so much but we could all use a little change.
Back to stonks: I’m VERY puzzled about the recent move in January ‘24 ATVI calls. I gave it a lot of thought and I still don get it. Like, why can you sell 95c covered calls for $2.50 per share when the buyout price is $95? I only see one reason: if the acquisition gets delayed again, ATVI might be able to negotiate a higher acquisition price, even more since they had fantastic earnings. But the odds of this scenario seem very low compared to the $2.50 premium. At this point I would say there is 30% chance the deal fails, 60% it goes through as is at $95 and 10% it gets renegotiated at a higher price ($100 - $105?). I mean you can even buy 100 shares of ATVI at 85.59 and immediately sell Jan 85c at $8.85 for a 10% gain. And if the deal fails? You end up with 100 ATVI shares at a cost basis of $76.74. 🤷♂️
Some important data next week, mostly around jobs & unemployment but still no CPI not FOMC (next is in May) in this short week. I think the market likes to do what would fuck the most people and as such, a week of chop / slight move up would be it I think. I feel 100% confortable with my port: CASH.TO that can only go up, ATVI a very non-volatile arbitrage play, ENVX shares protected by slightly OTM puts and a bunch of boomerish positions with stops like CVS, DIS and BAC. Oh, I am back in my small biotech after a very volatile week but a super small position that I already written off. As usual, I will be on the hunt for my next play but really not in a rush now as it’s hard to find either long or short candidates outside those I already have. I do like COIN/BTC and TSLA as shorts: I don’t see how these would be higher in September than they are today. Anyways, I feel good with the little cushion I built this week. Alright, let’s get the show on and get paid! Cheers!
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2023.04.01 12:59 FelicitySmoak_ On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - April 1st
Disclaimer: Some of these have unknown April dates. They are identified with a '*' 1968
- The J5 perform at a campaign rally for Richard Hatcher in Gary with Bobby Taylor and Diana Ross & The Supremes among others. Hatcher was the first African-American mayor of Gary, Indiana for 20 years, from 1968 to 1988. At the time of his first election on November 7, 1967, he and Carl Stokes were the first African-Americans to be elected mayors of a U.S. city with more than 100,000 people* https://imgur.com/a/QPykxSx 1970
- The J5 rehearse for their first concert tour, which would start on May 2nd* 1971
- The Jackson 5 play at the Mid-South Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee 1972
- J5's cover of Bobby Day's “Little Bitty Pretty One” is released by Motown. It is also the first song where you can clearly hear Marlon's voice. It will reach #13 on the Hot 100* https://imgur.com/a/77uT4hU 1981
- Michael does backing vocals on Carole Bayer Sager’s song “Just Friends”. Michael had previously recorded Sager's "It's the Falling in Love" for Off the Wall
. He was visiting Carole in the studio when she invited him to join the session. He came up with such a special part on the Bacharach/Sager composition "Just Friends" that they happily offered him a co-production credit* https://youtu.be/bfGtCjIgnsU 1985
- Michael and seven members of USA For Africa are on the cover of Life Magazine https://imgur.com/a/ZnDLbeA 1987
- Michael withdraws from The Jeovah’s Witness, a step that normally means he must be shunned by family members and friends who remain in the religious sect.
A representative of the Woodland Hills congregation where Jackson belonged said that the entertainer “disassociated” himself from the congregation and “no longer wants to be known as a Jehovah’s Witness.”
The official would not state what the implications of “disassociation” are, but when asked if they are serious, he responded, “Correct.”
Though Jackson’s anti-drug stance in public appearances was in keeping with the Witnesses’ clean-living codes, the entertainer’s Grammy-winning album Thriller
produced tensions with the sect leaders in 1983 because of allegations the record and short film encouraged occult beliefs* 1988
- Michael plays the last of three nights at the Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut https://imgur.com/a/g5555p4
The story of Anne Miner: Anne is a great-grandmother who never attended a rock concert and prefers Big Band-era music. She says she is 'excited' about going to see Michael Jackson with tickets she won from a radio station but plans on taking cotton with her for her ears
'I'm excited. It's a chance of a lifetime experience,' said Anne Miner, 70. 'How many times are you going to see Michael Jackson in concert?'
The Greenfield woman, who admitted her favorite group was the Glenn Miller Band, big in the 1940s, won the tickets in a Michael Jackson Trivia Contest sponsored by WHAI radio and the Pepsi Co.
A chauffeur-driven white stretch limousine complete with champagne were to pick up Miner and a guest at her home and drive them to Hartford Civic Center in Connecticut and back.
She even considered wearing her old black-leather coat to the concert. She intends to go with her 20-year-old nephew, Michael J. Smith.
Smith said he prefers hard-rock bands like Bon Jovi over Jackson, but still expected to enjoy the concert. 'I'm just glad (Jackson) doesn't wear that white glove anymore.'
The two were given floor seats worth $22.50 each to the concert, which sold out just hours after tickets went on sale.
To earn the tickets, Miner answered three questions:
- What's Jackson's current record label?
- What's the identity of the celebrity who discovered him
- Where did Jackson grow up?
Miner said she determined Jackson's record label was Epic by going to a record store and that she learned his hometown was Gary, Indiana at the Greenfield Public Library. She admitted she guessed that Diana Ross was the celebrity who discovered him
'I'm always winning something,' said Miner, a retired waitress of 41 years. She said she's a compulsive contest player who occasionally gambles on the Massachusetts State Lottery and always buys raffle tickets.
Miner said she has seen Jackson 'shaking around' on television and thinks he is a lot like Elvis Presley, but adds he 'looks like a girl.' 1989
-Michael is on the cover of Ebony magazine. https://imgur.com/a/UeLPsn8 1989
- Filming of "Liberian girl" short film takes place over 2 days. Veteran video director, Jim Yukich, was brought in to help craft a memorable clip.
“CBS Epic called and Michael Jackson wants to do a video for this song ‘Liberian Girl’ and I hadn’t heard this song yet,” said Yukich. “I’m thinking like ‘Off the Wall’ or ‘Rock with You’ or just I figure it will be one of those classic Michael Jackson killer songs, right? And ‘Liberian Girl’ is not a killer song. It’s funny — what do you do? So again, we’re throwing the kitchen sink at it, and so I pitched the idea to Michael that we would have him shoot the video while all these are people waiting to begin the video, and they don’t realize it until the end is that he’s directing.”
“He loved the idea. We started calling people, and we just called in favors from friends. I had just done a television special with Richard Dreyfuss, and Richard said he’d love to be in it. He said, ‘Can I call up Steven?’ and I said, ‘Steven who?’ and he said ‘Steve Spielberg and Amy Irving, and I said, “Yeah!” So he called Spielberg and Amy, and then you start calling people saying you have these people, and I’d start naming names and it was easy. It was very easy to get people because as soon as you get a couple of big names, everybody wants to be in it.”
The shooting day basically consisted of Yukich and his crew filming all the celebrities on a soundstage as they wait for Michael to show up. The final list of guest stars served as, in retrospect, a truly strange snapshot of that year in showbusiness.Comedy writers were given the task of writing some interesting things for the cast to say on camera while they waited.
“So we just had two days, and we had the live audio with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John doing the scene when they sang together, and they hadn’t sang together onscreen since ‘Grease’, so it was something to do that, and we just shot this grand stuff of people talking, and the outtakes are incredible because it’s just people talking. The song is not even playing! It’s just great getting all these stars in a room and you’re just filming and they’re saying, ‘What are you supposed to do?’ and we’d say, ‘We’ll get back to you,’ and you’d just mike everybody and shoot stuff.”
Yukich said that in a room filled with stars, Steven Spielberg’s uneasiness on the other side of the camera was the biggest surprise. Yukich used a push-pull camera shot on Spielberg, who was the director that made that camera shot popular, hence its industry nickname – 'The Jaws Shot'
“He was nervous. We did that push-pull move for that shot, and he was more nervous than I was, you know, being on camera. He wanted to try to do this favor for Michael because he wanted Michael for a movie.” Yukich also said that working with Michael was an amazing experience, but required some on-set preparation.
“Incredible,” he said. “I mean, at first, it was funny because he sent his handlers in first, and they check, and they said he is coming in 10 minutes. They go in all the different rooms to make sure that no bombs were there and there were no fans hanging out, and they kicked people out, and it was almost like going through airport security or something. They basically kicked people out there who weren’t supposed to be there, and they bring in a microwave oven with bananas for Bubbles the monkey and Max which was the baby monkey. It was like a real rigmarole, and then when he showed up, you know, he was unbelievably nice. Such a pleasant person and a nice guy.”
Jackson also had only one request involving the removal of a person from the final cut.“He called me a couple of times after he saw the edit. He would make us do some things, like he took out David Spade. David Spade was in the original cut. He called me up and he said, ‘Jim, this is Michael,’ and you think somebody was fooling with you, basically. You would never know if it was really him until he started talking about specifics and you could say, okay, that is Michael. So he called us up and he on a walkie-talkie phone or something, or he’s up in Santa Barbara, and says, ‘You know, in 3 minutes and 20 seconds, there’s a guy blonde here. Who is that guy?’ I said his name is David Spade. ‘I don’t know who he is, take him out.’ So Spade was out, and I’m sure Spade was, like, pissed!” (Spade had not yet joined SNL)
Yukich is still aggravated that the song, and hence the video, was never released in America.
When Jackson died suddenly, Yukich immediately thought back to the video and a conversation the two had.
“To this day, I’ve been – I guess not so much anymore, because years have gone by — but I was convinced when he died that he didn’t die. We made that video, and he said to me, ‘I would love to be hiding and see what people say about me, you know?’ I mean, having shot all that footage and then he died? It was just kind of weird.”
The video is dedicated to Liz Taylor, who is in fact not a Liberian girl * 1996
- Michael starts filming the “Ghost” short film in Van Nuys studios in California. During breaks, he visits his family at Hayvenhurst disguised as the “Mayor”* 2002
- Michael is about to start shooting the “Unbreakable” short film when Sony announces that they won’t release the single. The promotion of the Invincible album is over with only 2 singles!!! * 2002
-Michael’s former business manager Myung-Ho Lee files a $13 million lawsuit claiming that on September 14, 2001 Michael met him in Los Angeles and signed an agreement to pay him fees but he never got them. Michael’s lawyer Zia Moddaber answsers that his client never signed anything and was not even in Los Angeles on that date…
In his suit, Lee claimed that Jackson hired him in the late 1990s to put the musician’s finances in order, only to turn a deaf ear when it came to taking Lee’s advice by refusing to curb spending. Lee then claimed Jackson never paid him, instead relying on “charlatans” and “hucksters” for advice.
In his court papers, Lee called Jackson a “ticking financial time bomb waiting to explode” who owed banks hundreds of millions of dollars in loans.
Michael would countersue claiming Lee and Union Finance swindled millions from him and destroyed financial records to cover up their misdeeds. 2003
- Michael and Chris Tucker visit lawyer Willie Gary in Stuart, Florida. 2003
- Vanity Fair (#tabloidtrash) reported that Michael Jackson had attended a voodoo ritual in 2000 where a witch doctor promised that Steven Spielberg and 24 other people would die. The people noted were on Jackson's list of enemies. Jackson also wired $150,000 to a voodoo chief named Baba who sacrificed 42 cows for the ceremony. The article also reported that Jackson wore a prosthesis that serves as the tip of his nose https://archive.vanityfair.com/article/2003/4/losing-his-grip 2004
- Michael attended the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC to support The African Ambassadors' Spouses Association (A.A.S.A.). He was accompanied by the ambassador of Niger's wife, Haoua Piatta, and Mazie Green Holland. He watched a children's group dance before being awarded the Golden Elephant award for his worldwide humanitarian efforts, particularly the fight against AIDS in Africa. https://imgur.com/a/HEpLUIO https://youtu.be/gFBUiPkfisU 2005
- Trial Day 24
Michael goes to court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of Jeff Klapackis, Jack Green, Larry Feldman & Jesus Salas.
Larry Feldman, the attorney who first interviewed Michael Jackson's accuser testified that he was never asked to file a lawsuit against the singer.
However, he did acknowledge under cross examination, that the boy and his younger brother could file civil lawsuits until they turn 20 years old, the accuser being 15 years old now.
The prosecution had called Feldman to explain how the alleged molestation came to the attention of the authorities, but the defense used his appearance to try to show its belief, that the accuser and his family were out to get money from Jackson.
Jackson's defense lawyer, Thomas Mesereau grilled Feldman about the the impact of a criminal conviction, whether or not it would make a financial judgment easier.
"If Mr. Jackson was convicted of felony child molestation in this case, (the boy or his brother) could use that case to win a civil case alleging similar of same facts against Mr. Jackson, is that correct?" asked Mesereau.
"That is correct" said Feldman.
The two lawyers sparred over the exact requirements of a civil suit, and Feldman denied accusations of encouraging the criminal action, in an attempt to avoid incurring costs involved in preparing a civil lawsuit.
However, Feldman insisted that there would still be litigation expenses.
DA Tom Sneddon asked Feldman whether he was planning a lawsuit at the time, that he referred the accusing family to Santa Barbara prosecutors, to which Feldman replied "There was no lawsuit and there were no plans to file a lawsuit. It was up to you to investigate"
Feldman was permitted to tell jurors of a previous accusation against Jackson in 1993, where Feldman represented another boy, who won a monetary settlement. Jurors were not told how much the boy was paid, but Feldman said there were no trouble collecting it. An amount which has been reported to be millions of dollars.
Sneddon projected a photograph of the boy from the previous allegations on a courtroom screen, and asked Feldman to identify him.
"He was much better looking at that age. He was adorable," Feldman said, a remark which the judge ordered stricken from the record.
The picture showed a boy who many believe bears a striking resemblance to the current accuser.
Feldman said that while he met with the current accuser's mother many times after he ceased to represent her officially, he has "never been asked to file any lawsuit against Michael Jackson"
When Feldman walked outside the courthouse in an afternoon break in testimony, fans yelled "liar", "tell the truth" and "you're making money off the backs of these people"
Feldman said, he was first contacted by the family because of a dispute over the boy's appearance in the documentary, Living With Michael Jackson
where he appeared holding hands with Jackson. Feldman then referred the family to psychologist Stan J. Katz "to make out some heads and tails of what was being told to me by the family"
Katz reported suspicions of molestation to authorities after interviewing the family.
Also on the stand Friday, was an an investigator who testified that linens seized by police from Michael's bed, had failed to yield any DNA linked to the teenage accuser or his brother.
In other testimony, Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Klapackis defends the scale of the effort, when 69 investigators served a search warrant at Neverland on Nov. 18, 2003.
The large number of investigators were needed, he said, because they had only been allowed one day to carry out the search, because the district attorney didn't want to "burden the ranch and its employees with our presence longer than that," Klapackis said. He also said that there were large buildings to search at the 2,800-acre ranch.
Klapackis also said, that they took all bedding during the search, because that is where the accuser and his brother claim to have frequently slept, and where they allege the molestation took place.
During cross-examination, Klapackis said authorities did not test bottle and glasses containing alcohol for fingerprints - found in Jackson's bedroom as well as the home's wine cellar and kitchen. Nor did investigators test furniture, boxes, mannequin toys and rails along Jackson's stairwell, or his bedroom doors for fingerprints.
When asked on redirect why, Klapackis said, "It didn't enter in the investigation at the time."
However, they did test pornographic magazines. The boy's brother testified how Jackson showed them magazines. A fingerprint analyst has testified earlier, that the prints of Jackson and his accuser were recovered from the same magazine.
Jack Green, president of a Ventura telephone systems company, testified that he had inspected Neverland's phone systems. He explained that it had a function to allow someone to listen in on other's calls, but there was nothing to prevent anyone from calling 911.
Prosecutors allege the family's calls were monitored by Jackson, whereas the defense say the family could have called for help, if they truly were captives. https://imgur.com/a/DNEfibQ 2005
- Whoopi Goldberg defends him on Real Time With Bill Maher https://youtu.be/wwDmVnXIT2Q 2009
- Michael has a business meeting with Dr. TohmeTohme at the Bel Air Hotel https://imgur.com/a/XEhBA68 2009
- Miko Brando, Michael Bush, Dennis Tompkins & Karen Faye are back on the MJ team* 2014
- The album Xscape
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