Week 64 of 213: “He divines remedies against injuries; he knows how to turn serious accidents to his own advantage; whatever does not kill him makes him stronger”

Cubicle Warrior’s blog, week 64 of 213 (1,011 more days until military retirement). This is my first weekly summary since October. I figure that with my torn Achilles tendon, the following quote is apropos for the week and would serve as a good springboard to get back into the weekly blog routine.

“He divines remedies against injuries; he knows how to turn serious accidents to his own advantage; whatever does not kill him makes him stronger
— Friedrich Nietzsche

#random

Colonel Bud Day (February 24, 1925 – July 27, 2013)

Rest in Peace, Colonel Bud Day.

Bud Day is the Air Force’s most highly decorated officer, and is the only known American to escape prisoner-of-war camp in North Korea. His F-100 Super Sabre jet was shot down in 1967 and he was held prisoner for over 5-1/2 years, with some time alongside John McCain and one of my high school teachers, Ralph Gaither. He returned to active duty in 1973, switched to the F-4 Phantom, and served as vice commander of “the world’s largest distributor of MiG (Russian jet) parts”, the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, FL. As a lawyer in 2001-2002, he fought to restore medical benefits to retired military over age 65, indirectly leading to Tricare For Life.

General James “Mad Dog” Mattis

Military Quote of the Week

There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim. — General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, al Asad Air Base, Iraq, 2004.
 

Advice to young officers

Brand new butter bar decided to park in First Sergeant’s Parking Spot [rallypoint.com]

Sure, this picture may be staged or may be a picture of something else, but the lesson remains: if you are new or stupid, prepare to be messed with. This is especially true of brand new lieutenants and ensigns in the military–do not mess with the old guys, especially the ones that will shape the formative stages of your career.

Korean Armistice 60th Anniversary

It has been 60 years since the Korean Armistice Agreement. This agreement only ended armed conflict between the militaries, but it did not end war between the governments of North Korea, South Korea, and China. The armistice was signed on July 27, 1953, and was designed to “insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved.” That peaceful settlement has yet to be achieved. South Korea and its allies lost 178,000 troops. North Korea and its allies lost between 500,000 and 750,000.

Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) season is July 29 until Aug. 13

Early Military Retirement? Hmmmm…..

The Air Force is accepting applications for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) program from July 29 until Aug. 13. The retirement incentive is open to technical sergeants, master sergeants, captains, majors and lieutenant colonels with between 15 and 19 years of service. Very tempting. I did the math for this option and realized this would cost me 5% of my retirement pay, or $1747.09 per year, or an additional $427.09 per month. I can wait out a few more years. Besides, I still love the Air Force, and I cannot wait to get back to work after I heal from my Achilles tendon rupture.

9/27/10 15.00 0.38 0.36  $72,522.00  $27,195.75  $25,835.96  $2,266.31  $2,153.00  $1,359.79  $113.32  $1,073.40  $1,019.73
9/27/11 16.00 0.40 0.38  $75,146.40  $30,058.56  $28,555.63  $2,504.88  $2,379.64  $1,502.93  $125.24  $834.83  $793.09
9/27/12 17.00 0.43 0.40  $76,348.80  $32,448.24  $30,825.83  $2,704.02  $2,568.82  $1,622.41  $135.20  $635.69  $603.90
9/27/13 18.00 0.45 0.43  $77,648.40  $34,941.78  $33,194.69  $2,911.82  $2,766.22  $1,747.09  $145.59  $427.89  $406.50
9/27/14 19.00 0.48 0.45  $78,890.77  $37,473.12  $35,599.46  $3,122.76  $2,966.62  $1,873.66  $156.14  $216.95  $206.10
9/27/15 20.00 0.50 0.48  $80,153.03  $40,076.51  $38,072.69  $3,339.71  $3,172.72  $2,003.83  $166.99  $-  $-

Achilles tendon blog: D+43

calcaneal (Achilles) tendon

calcaneal (Achilles) tendon

I did some analysis that shows, in my not so humble opinion, that an Achilles tendon rupture is the worst kind of leg injury an athlete or athletic person can have. [READ MORE…]

Achilles tendon blog: W+5

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Magic shoes….er, shoe!

I am out of the cast and in a CAM “walking” boot. For now, the CAM boot is more of a hobbling/shuffling boot. [READ MORE…]

#foodspotting

Chicken Dumpling Curry, CoCo's Curry Ichibanya, Torrance, CA

Chicken Dumpling Curry, CoCo’s Curry Ichibanya, Torrance, CA

Mel's sliders, Mel's Diner, Hollywood, CA

Mel’s sliders, Mel’s Diner, Hollywood, CA

Beef and Lamb Gyro, My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, Burbank, CA

Beef and Lamb Gyro, My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, Burbank, CA

Chicken Pot Pie, Republic of Pie, NoHo, CA

Chicken Pot Pie, Republic of Pie, NoHo, CA

Fruit tart, Porto's Bakery, Burbank, CA

Fruit tart, Porto’s Bakery, Burbank, CA

Honey Bunny crepe, LA, CA

Honey Bunny crepe, LA, CA

Mongolian Grill, Burbank, CA

Mongolian Grill, Burbank, CA

Rudy's Barbecue and Country Store, Phoenix, AZ

Rudy’s Barbecue and Country Store, Phoenix, AZ

Chicken and Waffles, IHOP, Valencia, CA

Chicken and Waffles, IHOP, Valencia, CA

Thai silk tea, BoboLoca, Burbank, CA

Thai silk tea, BoboLoca, Burbank, CA

Buffalo gyro, Skynny Kitchen, NoHo, CA

Buffalo gyro, Skynny Kitchen, NoHo, CA

Macho Omelet, Omelette and Waffle House, San Pedro, CA

Macho Omelet, Omelette and Waffle House, San Pedro, CA

Breakfast tamale, California Fiesta Tamale House, Burbank, CA

Breakfast tamale, California Fiesta Tamale House, Burbank, CA

Buono Lisa, Buono's Pizza, San Pedro, CA

Buono Lisa, Buono’s Pizza, San Pedro, CA

#technology

Happy SysAdmin day!


Happy SysAdmin Day!

To begin celebrating, press any key…

How to convert Kindle Fire HD into a Google tablet

  1. Go to the Kindle settings and enable installation of third party applications.
  2. If you are good with the command line, you can use ADB to push that software from your computer to the Kindle. I actually got lazy and used the drag-n-drop method. I searched for the best download site for Superuser 3.1.3 (ARM), connected my Kindle to the computer, mounted the Kindle as a USB drive, then installed Superuser from the Kindle and rebooted. Easy.
  3. After that I deviated from most of the tutorials and used Superuser to disable a few files on the Kindle so it would stop bugging me to re-register the device.
  4. After some more frustration with registration, I decided to use the scripted ICS/JB method on XDA developers. I will not provide the link here, since the sites keep changing.
  5. Once the script from XDA developers ran its course, I was able to download the following APKs:
    • ROM toolbox
    • ES File Explorer (use this to install the other APKs if Google Play Store is not working)
    • Google Play Store (look for the version dated 4/24/2012)
  6.  Once you have Google Play Store, start installing all your favorite Google apps, and you can use ES File Explorer to get rid of the Amazon apps.

#sports

Cubicle Warrior’s Picks – UFC on Fox 8: Johnson vs Moraga

Girl fight!

Girl fight!

I went 3-1 with my UFC on Fox 8 picks. Liz Carmouche defeated Jessica Andrade, Mighty Mouse defeated John Moraga, and Rory MacDonald won in a sleeper over trash-talker Jake Ellenberger. I incorrectly predicted that Bobby Voelker was going to “upset” Robbie Lawler. Oh well, I cannot win them all. There were no shockers in this fight, other than the shockingly late stoppage in Melvin Guillard’s beat-down of Mac Danzig while Danzig was already knocked out. That savage beat-down is all on the referee.

34 days until college football

34 - Don Chandler

34 – Don Chandler

35 days until college football

35-Jimmy Dubose

35-Jimmy Dubose

38 days to college football

38-Willy J McGrady

38-Willy J McGrady

40 days to college football

40-Brandon Siler

40-Brandon Siler

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