ITT-Technical Institute Shuts Down






It’s been a couple of weeks that the college I graduated from is officially no more. I’m happy to see its gone for good. If anything, it should be a big warning towards other private for-profit schools that operate in a similar fashion. Shortly after I enrolled in the ITT-Tech campus that I attended. I was told by another student that the school was on lock-down for a day because of a raid made by the FBI because allegedly the school was giving students all PASSING grades so they can qualify for additional scholarships! Additionally, I witnessed first hand ITT-Tech’s shady student recruiting tactics. Simply imagine a used car salesman. One of the biggest problems with for-profit schools is how insanely expensive they are compared to a traditional public community colleges or universities. This is were the problem lies with with these corrupt for-profit schools. Their goal was to essentially recruit new students who are generally low income, have dead-end jobs, and see the school as key to a better future. Ultimately so that the school can guarantee themselves the government subsidized student loans, by means of the student paying 3-5 times more than a regular college admission.

John Oliver did a really good segment in his show describing the current state of our $1.2 trillion dollars student debt crisis.

Aside from the cost, the majority of the education provided by the school was horrible. Up to this day, I’m still angry I wasn’t able to do much “hands on training” during class, even though that was one of their signature marketing scheme!!! I’m still pissed off almost 10 years later! For example, the fact that I wasn’t able to use a Cisco router during my Cisco class! The same thing goes when the time when I wanted to use Microsoft Exchange which was part of our learning material/project, yet the school didn’t even provided us with a working valid license to do our fucking assignments. There were other occasions were I felt like I knew more about the subject than the actual instructor teaching the class!


I may be an anomaly
Ever since I remembered I’ve always wanted to have career in Information Technology and like many high school students my goal was to go a regular four-year university and major in Computer Science. Long story short, I ended up dropping out of high school (12 years later I’m still proud of my decision). I knew then, it was going to take me more than four years for me to attend and graduate from a traditional university. ITT-Tech was there, so I enrolled and the rest is history.

Not everything ITT-Tech was terrible. I did had some very intelligent instructors which I did learn a lot from. The school certainly gave me the foundations of Information Technology that I use on a day-to-day basis. So one thing that I absolutely can’t stand and makes me furious is seeing other ITT-Tech students blame the school for their misfortune. If you really study, and by that I mean you didn’t cheated; read all textbooks, did all your homework, and took the time to learn the material yourself. Like this moron. Then you are the one to blame and not the school.

At the end of the day hard work pays off, no matter of the school you went too. I graduated from ITT-Tech in September 2008. My only disadvantage was the fact that I had over $40,000 of student loans compared to a traditional Comp Sci university graduate who had a lesser amount of student loan debt. I worked and studied my ass off through out my entire time at ITT-Tech. I didn’t had any problems finding a job after graduating, and was able to pay off my student loans about five years after graduating. I’m a Systems Engineer/DevOps, and I’m at a point of my career were I don’t have to look for employment, but rather people seek me to join them. Hell, I’ve been contacted by recruiters/hiring managers and with some even interviewed with; major tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Sony, LinkedIn, Pandora, to named a few. So, I just shrug off whenever I see or hear idiots say no company wants to hire ITT-Tech graduates.

Antichrist Superstar 20 years later

Antichrist SuperstarToday is exactly 20 years since the release of what is on my opinion one of the greatest metal albums of all time. Antichrist Superstar is arguably the most influential piece of music of my life. I was in the fifth grade and 10-11 years old when I first saw the music video for The Beatiful People on MTV. Yes, back when MTV actually played music, but I digress. This was practically my first exposure to rock music. The dark and shockingly weird imagery of Marilyn Manson in this music video and on top of that, the amazing guitar riffs, made me fall in love with rock music.

I remember desperately wanting to buy the album but not having enough money to do so. It wasn’t until a few months later, and now on the 6th grade. My best friend, which I didn’t knew at the time was also a massive Marilyn Manson fan. He lend me the CD, and shortly later I bought it from him. This was around the same time Marilyn Manson performed The Beautiful on the 1997 MTV Music Video awards. And so I was hooked.

I listened to Antichrist Superstar every single day. I loved the album so much, that I also bought it on cassette tape so I can listen to it on my walkman. I will forever cherish the memories of listening to this fantastic album on my walkman while taking public transportation to go to and from middle school.

The “evil” or “satanic” gimmick of Marilyn Manson didn’t bothered be at all, nor did I tried to be like it. Ironically, it was amusing watching a local tv station broadcast a Marilyn Manson live Antichrist Superstart video every Christmas eve.

I clear indication of how great this album is, is the fact every single song is amazing. I didn’t even had to skip any of the songs while playing the entire album. 20 years later, I still firmly believe this album is an absolute masterpiece. I can easily listen to it from start to finish and enjoy every single second of it.

Sadly, my admiration towards Marilyn Manson’s music was short lived. Just as I blown away by the amazing music in Antichrist Superstar, the follow-up album Mechanical Animals was such a massive let down. I will never forget the first week of 7th grade, Mechanical Animals was released and going to my local Blockbuster music store to buy the cassette tape, and be denied the purchase of it because of the fucking parental advisory sticker!


Though I was able to buy Mechanical Animals from a Blockbuster employee that basically gave zero fucks on selling a parental advisory album to a minor. Only to end up in plain disappointment. Going from a really dark theme metal album to a sort of industrial/glam rock tone sound, was a massive drastic change that I never understood.

Up to this day, I haven’t listen to any new Marilyn Manson music since 1998’s Mechanical Animals. Needless to day, Antichrist Superstar opened up a pandora’s box, because after Marilyn Mason, I then started to listen to Rob Zombie and Korn. Of which that followed to my Slipknot, Coal Chamber phased, then followed by the Soulfly/Sepultura, Slayer, In Flames phase. Ultimately ending now to very little metal music that I listen too, if any.

I can’t think of any album that has such an impact on my teenage years (pre-teenage) than Marilyn Manson’s Antichrist Superstar.

America needs more outspoken black libertarians

Larry Elder slapping everyone with facts, logic, and common sense.

“I am a bigger threat to their whole ideology than almost anybody else. A black guy who does not believe he is a victim. A black guy who believes in hard work, and personal responsibility. A black guy who doesn’t believe in handouts. A black guy who doesn’t believe in a welfare state. A black guy who doesn’t believe in affirmative action.”

– Larry Elder

Ben Shapiro Absolutely Nailed It

We nominated a fake conservative con man that’s going to get annihilated on the general election, and the mainstream media is to blame. Essentially giving the con man almost 2 billion dollars of free advertisement during the primaries all for the notion of higher ratings. Fox, Drudge, and Breitbart are all in tank for Trump only for the sole meaning that it means better business for them. They sold out conservatism for a bigger paycheck, and now in the case of Sean Hannity (and Joe Scarborough to name a few), is panicking and blaming others for their decision. In the case of Drudge and Breitbart, they still continue to live in a fantasy land where Trump is a conservative and going to win the general election.

MacBook Air SSD upgrade

macbook_airI own a mid 2012 MacBook Air 11 inch, and for the longest time I mistakenly thought that the hard drive was soldered into the main board. I’ve even considered purchasing a new fully spec 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro or Dell XPS 13 because of the 128 GB hard drive space limitation I had. So I was really happy to see Other World Computing (aka MacSales) selling new hard drives for old MacBook Air machines like mine. I’m a big fan of OWC, and have bought their Mac Mini data doubler product in the past to upgrade my Mac Mini’s to dual SSD drives.

Installing the new SSD is really simple process. The only problem I encountered was completely my fault. OWC has two offerings, one is just the SSD for $199.99, and the second is the SSD Upgrade Kit for $219.99, which includes custom Pentalobe screwdriver that is needed to open MacBook Air. I only purchased the SSD drive, so I had to made a quick run to my local Fry’s store and purchase the iFixit Pentalobe screwdriver. That’s why I would suggest simply buying the SSD Upgrade Kit since it also includes an external USB enclosure that gives you the ability to use the old SSD as an external USB drive.

After installing the new SSD, then it was just a matter of connecting an external USB drive where I saved my encrypted Time Machines backups too, and restore from the lasted backup. My MacBook Air was up and running in less than two hours with a new bigger and faster 480GB SSD.

I’ve just added new life to my four year old MacBook Air. Performance has never been a problem with my laptop. At most, I’ll run two virtual machines concurrently. So for the type of work I do, the 8GB’s of RAM is sufficient enough for my needs. Now the increased of storage, I see myself continue using the MacBook Air easily for another 3-5 more years.

Book Review – The World of the Witcher

The World Of The Witcher
Before going into the actual book review, I first have to mention that one of the reasons why I think The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the best game I’ve ever played is because of it’s beautify story. The main story in the game was written in such a way that anyone how had either read the novels, only played the first two Witcher games, or who is playing the game for the first time. Will all have an amazing story driven gaming experience.

Though, I firmly believe in order to fully enjoy The Witcher games, you have to read the novels and know the universe. Their is simply just to much lore, it’s practically impossible to know everything in the games without first having read the novels. So, if for whatever reason you don’t want to take the time to read the novels, then this book a great introduction to the Witcher universe. Visually, this hardcover book is gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful illustrations from all three Witcher games and its settings. The book is divided into five chapters:
1. The World and Its Inhabitants
2. The Witchers
3. The Magic and Religions of the Continent
4. The Beasts of the Northern Kingdoms
5. Geralt of Rivia

The book narrates events from the very begging of world, up the most major events The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This means that there are some spoilers from both The Witcher saga and the games. At 179 pages, obviously this book doesn’t go into deep detail about events in the Witcher universe, but it does do a good job giving you a comprehensive high overview of the world. The chapters are described from Villentretenmerth, Yennefer, Geralt, and Dandallion’s point of view and perspective.

As of the time of this writing this book is priced at $27.19 on Amazon. Although the quality of this book is very well made and worth the steep price. I feel this book is more aimed for Witcher fanatics like myself, that love to collect items from this awesome fantasy series. For the casual person wanting to learn about the Witcher universe, instead I highly recommend checking out “The Witcher Lore Series” on YouTube. The video series cover almost all topics in this book and they’re extremely well narrated. I literally felt like I was watching a NatGeo or History Channel documentary.

Thus said, if you live near a Barnes & Noble store, then I highly suggest going there, buy yourself a large latte and read this book. It took me about 2-3 hours to read this book in its entirety.

The alternative media can’t be trusted

Even the so called “alternative media” can’t be trusted. Info Wars and The Young Turks are arguably the two of the major alternative media organizations that I get my news from. I know, I know they both tend tell a lot of complete utter bullshit, but I digress. This week, their was an incident between these two camps during the Republican National Convention that literally made my blood boil.

Alex Jones made Cenk Uygur snap on air. Normally I would’ve careless of what happens between these two, but the way Alex Jones went about it made me absolutely furious. Alex Jones made a completely false claim, asserting that The Young Turks are “pro Saudi Arabia”, and like the typical petulant schoolboy troll that he is, he then stated that Ana Kasparian is a “jihadist”. Ironically, from this I see Alex Jones’ actions embody the exact same behavior I see from idiot liberals. A typical idiot liberal would call someone they don’t agree with, names like “racist” or “nazi”, and on this case the idiot Alex Jones is calling out names “pro Saudi Arabia” and “jihadist” to The Young Turks simply because they don’t agree with him on other subjects.

Alex Jone’s behavior is of no surprise. The lunatic is a complete attention whore, and would do absolutely anything to get himself be seen or heard on any media platforms. For example, he quickly jumped on the Donald Trump bandwagon, and even compared him to George Washington. The same Donald Trump that wants to ship back 12+ million illegal immigrants and wants to amend the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which the thought of this should make any real Libertarian terrified. Alex Jones entire career is based on conspiracy theories, and now all of a sudden he is trusting what could be a future government to touch our constitution and essentially violate our individual liberties. While it seems it wasn’t to long ago that he was against such government actions, yet now it’s a complete different story. This is a clear evidence of how much of a fraud Alex Jones really is.


Liberal or Conservative, neither alternative media can be trusted.

Bernie Sanders is a fraud


To my shock (insert sarcastic face here) the so called anti Wall Street candidate Bernie Sanders has just endorsed to what is now probably the most corrupt pro Wall Street politician of my lifetime, Hillary Clinton. So now I wonder, will the small violent sect of scum Sander’s supporters going to interrupt Trump or Clinton’s political rallies?

Sander’s endorsement to Clinton is just as hilarious as Newt Gingrich’s endorsement to Donald Trump. The so called “outsider” endorsed and loved by a total insider, Gingrich.

U.S. 2016, what a shit year this is turning out to be..