Where The Hell Have I Been?

That is a great question. So, where the hell have I been? I’ll tell you. I’ve been quite busy lately, and haven’t been able to update. It’s been pretty insane here lately. But some new stuff has come up. I have created a few new bots in my chat, anyone can check them out by going to the chat page, which is under the “home” menu selection as a sub menu item. The client, which is KiwiIRC, works on computers and mobile devices alike. Better on tablets rather than smartphones, though. But you can use smartphones. It’s just more compact. So, there is a quote bot, which has a trigger (!quote) and it will send a random quote into the channel. But, this is not to be abused, as in not using it to flood the channel. Plus, I am still populating the quotes file with quotes, and there’s not very many yet. As soon as I get a ton of quotes, I will probably get rid of the trigger and have it send a random quote to the channel every ten minutes or so. Besides that, I also have a roast bot. Which, of course, is exactly what it sounds like. It’ll roast someone of your choice. The trigger (!roast username) is used to do so. It goes without saying that this also should not be abused. If it is, the bot will be turned off. And the third one I made is a shoutout bot, which, again is pretty much what it sounds like. The trigger (!shoutout) will basically respond with a shoutout to whoever triggered it. Shoutouts are compliments, while roasts are insults. Then there are the other two bots I’ve always had, which are the game bot and management bot. The shoutout bot also has a greeting script that I wrote that greets anyone who joins. Everything is done accordingly.

Besides that, I’m one step closer to where I want to be. And also, in about two years I’ll be saying goodbye to this god forsaken state of Michigan. Possibly heading back to my home state of Georgia. I’m thinking maybe around the Gainesville area or Athens. I haven’t really decided yet. Either way, I plan on hopefully getting a job at a local radio station when I get back down there. By then I’ll have the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to. Of course, I may not land a DJ job immediately, but I can always work up to that. I’m definitely willing to work my way up the ladder. I know sometimes you have to do that to get to where you want to be. And of course there will be a shit ton of other projects in the works too. And of course, I will be documenting my move back via vlogs as well. I can’t forget that. Since the mistake of deciding to come up here, I seriously cannot wait to be back where I consider home. Anywhere around the Atlanta area. Plus, I have family there as well. And it’d be nice to see my uncle again. He and I have a lot of the same issues. And I feel we could help each other out. Because honestly, I look up to him. He may not know it, or maybe he does. But, we’ve been trying to end our lives, but somehow we’re both still here. And I think that reason is because we have something still left to do here. There’s no other explanation for it, really.

Also, I’m getting ready to start writing my life experienced. The good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s going to be raw, the realest of the real. From my birth to parents who didn’t want me really. Or chose someone else over me, to my adoptive father who I considered my only father dying when I was eight years old. And the struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts throughout life. And how I attempted suicide, died, and came back. It’s going to be a gut-wrenching page turner. I always said this… I was dealt a shit hand in life, so I spent a long time perfecting my poker face so people didn’t know what I was going through. Because I never wanted pity. I just wanted everything to end. But after I died, I now want to live. And tell about my experiences. I believe it’s very important. And I want people to know my story. This is a long time in planning and writing, and editing, and re-writing. But when I’m done. I’ll make sure people hear my story of how I started at the bottom but aimed for the top, and I won’t stop until I’m at the top screaming that life is worth it. Life is beautiful. Don’t waste it. Help people, change the world. This is my mission. And I’m going to start this shit very very soon. So watch out for that. I’ll probably post little tidbits here and there throughout my updates. Piece them together, and you may figure things out before most people do. Remember, you only live once… make you story a good one. Make your mark in this world. Be remembered when you really are gone. Be a hero. Inspire people! I care about everyone who have been where I have been. And I want people to know the fighting, the clawing of your demons to get to the light that you know is there. Keep fighting, my friends! And anyone who comes against you, ignore them. They want you to fail. Prove those fuckers wrong! Succeed in life, and they’ll be nothing after that!

This is my ending. I hope someone gets something out of this. Don’t give up. There are people who care. You just have to find them. And when you do, don’t ever let go. Friends like that are hard to come by. So, keep them in your circle.

Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful

Yes, it is very frightful. The idea of snow may seem nice, but having to drive in it… well, that’s a totally different thing altogether. The snow itself is pretty to look at but put yourself behind the wheel of a vehicle after it just starts, and you’ll be pulling your hair out by the time you get to your destination. It’s not even the other cars on the road, it’s more maintaining control over the one you’re driving while you’re driving it while watching every other vehicle around you. It’s rather exhausting, really.

So, today (December 15, 2016) I woke up to a great surprise. My new drip tip and 18650’s for my vape came in today. Sad story, the rings on the original drip tip for my SMOK TFV8 weren’t fitting as tight as it was when it was new. And of course, I kept forgetting to replace the rings, and the drip tip fell off in a Meijer parking lot. It was dark, and I looked for about ten minutes, and I didn’t find it. So, I was using the 510 drip tip that came with my TFV4 along with the adapter for the TFV8. I now have another wide bore drip tip. It’s a resin drip tip, so it can’t handle high temperatures, but it works for what I need it for so I’m definitely not complaining. Plus, the design of it is pretty badass. And the batteries, well they are pretty great. They’re rated at 20A whereas my other ones were 10A. They handle higher wattages a lot better. And the coil I’m using can handle up to 260W, my mod can only go to 250, but I never go over 100.

On another note, I’ve been playing my Xbox a lot more now than I did before. Since it snowed, I haven’t wanted to go anywhere, because I hate driving in the snow, and on freezing nights when there’s likely to be ice on the roads. So, I’ve been staying in and playing games. I got Forza Horizon free with Games with Gold, and I’ve been playing it. I also have my 1TB external hard drive connected to my Xbox so I can install more games. Eventually, I plan on getting a 4 or 5TB hard drive for it. The 5TB is $115. Which isn’t a bad price at all. I figured what I’d do is just buy the downloadable games and just install them on my Xbox. That way, I won’t have to deal with physical discs and keeping up with them and making sure they don’t get scratched, etc.

Also, the coolest thing happened. So, I have an AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (Model: SM-T807A). To explain the model numbers, each firmware for each model is different. So, each firmware has to match the model number. Such as the Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab S is model number SM-T800. The T-Mobile version is SM-T807T. And so on and so forth. So, because I have the AT&T one, for some odd reason (probably just because AT&T is very stingy and such and decided not to release the firmware anywhere online accessible by consumers) you cannot find the firmware for model SM-T807A. I contacted AT&T support, and they told me that it was against policy to discuss it. So then I contacted Samsung support who told me to take it to Best Buy and they’d take care of it. And when I did, they told me they couldn’t flash the firmware to the device. So, I decided to be diligent about it and keep looking using different terms, keywords, etc. And FINALLY, after about two weeks of searching, I finally found a source online that had the download to the Lollipop version of the firmware I needed. Which was fine, because I could just upgrade to the Marshmallow version from that OTA, which I did. So, just to let anyone know, if any of my readers have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 AT&T LTE model and it somehow gets soft bricked. I have the firmware; It’s tucked away on my hard drive backed up somewhere, at least the Lollipop version. From there, you can easily upgrade the firmware OTA.

Besides all of that, I’ll be writing up my New Years post, as always. I try to do that every year, but sometimes I fail to do so. Here are my New Years plans. Playing Outlast while watching New Years coverage on my tablet. While having snacks and such, can’t forget that shiz. So, a night of Twitch and New Years! Sounds like a definite plan to me. How will you guys celebrate? Will anyone be joining me? You know, if you have nothing to do, I’ll keep you company. Nobody deserves to be alone on New Years. So, come on by my website, guys!

Until next time! See ya!

Study On The Annual Intake Of Ionizing Radiation In A Vaper’s Lungs Compared To A Smoker’s Lungs

Okay, this is very important to me. I’m posting it here and on Urban Vape Kartel. I need people interested, like university people interested in doing a study on the annual intake of ionizing radiation of a vaper’s lungs compared to that of a smoker. Now, it’s already been studied on the intake of a smoker’s lungs, and that study found that the annual intake of ionizing radiation was 160,000 microsieverts (and that’s based on an average 1.5 packs a day smoker). And to put that into perspective, the average person’s annual intake is 2,000 microsieverts. Whereas astronauts are 80,000 microsieverts annually because they’re above the atmospheric protection of solar radiation. And even Chernobyl ranks lower at 43,800 microsieverts a year, more or less. The output of radiation is just barely over 5 microsieverts an hour, so I just rounded down and calculated it. So, it may not be completely exact, but you get the point.

Now, if you know me, you know I love doing research, which is how I came up with this idea. I was also doing research and found that cigarettes contain so much ionizing radiation because Polonium-210 and Lead-210 was heavily present in the fertilizers that farmers use to maximize their tobacco crops. Here’s what the CDC website says on this subject…

“Radioactive materials, like polonium-210 and lead-210 are found naturally in the soil and air. They are also found in the high-phosphate fertilizers that farmers use on their crops. Polonium-210 and lead-210 get into and onto tobacco leaves and remain there even after the tobacco has been processed.

When a smoker lights a cigarette and inhales the tobacco smoke, the toxic and radioactive substances in the smoke enter the lungs where they can cause direct and immediate damage to the cells and tissues. The same toxic and radioactive substances can also damage the lungs of people nearby.”

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/smoking.htm

There’s even more info on the subject of radiation in cigarettes on there. Check it out.

Now, you should get the point of why I want to do this study. Because those materials aren’t present in any of the ingredients that go into making e-liquid. So, with an actual study to prove that the annual intake of ionizing radiation in a vaper’s lungs is significantly lower than that of a smoker’s lungs, then maybe we can get better rights as vapers, the government stepping back on it and even help reduce smoking.

Plus, you know, this could be Nobel prize worthy here.. I mean, hell, I can dream, can’t I?

Lost Time

So, a thing happened.. and the thing took down my site.. not sure what the thing was, but now my site is back up. And now I’m all happy again, because I can start writing my adventures and stories again. I changed the tag line again. Though, I do like “I’d rather live crazy than die sane.” I also like “Adventures of Max and other short stories.” It fits better, in my opinion. Plus, I’ve used it before, and just now remembered it. My life can be pretty exciting, so stay tuned for more stories and adventures from me, MAX EVANS!

Here I Come!

Sorry about the lapse in the vlogs lately, I got sick and have been sick for while. I haven’t felt like moving at all, so I just stay laying down. Mostly playing on my phone, listening to music and watching shows on Google Play and Netflix. I got an Amazon Fire TV, and it’s pretty cool. But I think I’m going to give it to my mom and get an nVidia Shield, since it’s an Android TV. And I bought Ghost Adventures on Google Play, I should be able to watch it on there, since I can’t with the Fire TV.

Plus, we’ve been planning a trip to Georgia for a while now, and I’ve been really looking forward to it. I got to see an old friend I haven’t seen since forever. And it was awesome. I’m in Covington, GA right now, at the Hampton Inn. They have down pillows and they are amazing. I slept like a rock last night. Tomorrow we’ll be heading to Valdosta, which is south Georgia. From there we’ll check into a hotel in Lake Park.

I’ll try to update more often from there. But for now, I’m going to head to sleep and get ready for tomorrow.

God Is Awesome!

I have to post this.. because it’s amazing. To explain everything, and I’m not ashamed to admit it, again, but we are on food benefits, because we can’t afford food out of our checks each month after paying rent and bills. Around October, we had a recertification for our benefits, we had just moved to another county, and they said they got everything they needed from the other DHS we used before. Well, they cut our benefits as of November. We contacted our case worker, and she requested all kinds of info to restart our benefits, and we gathered everything together and emailed it all to her. Never heard a word from her, and by January, we were pissed. We contacted the supervisor, who contacted our case worker, who then contacted us and said she had everything she needed and would process the application within forty eight hours, and we’d hear something back in a week. Well, that was around the end of January, and until today, we still hadn’t heard from anyone.

So, about two or three weeks ago, we contacted the Governor’s office, who said they’d talk to Lansing DHS and have them take care of it. Well, today we get a call saying things had been fixed, and they had retroactively paid us for the months we didn’t get them as well. So, as I said in the title, God is awesome!

Moving Over

Well this is my first post on here now. I lost everything I had before. Because the server I was on went down, and my sister can’t get a hold of the guy who owns the server, but I’m hoping she can so I can get backups. Mainly my database backups for my blog and forums. But this site will be hosted on HostMonster for now. I did find a dedicated server that fit everything I needed, but it was $114/month, and I honestly didn’t have that much extra per month to spare. I also bought the theme I’m using, because free themes are very limited, and not so unique. I need something different, something that stands out. Something that will put my blog on the map of the interweb.

Now that my site’s back up, I will update as much as I can. I need to get into the habit of posting more often anyway. I’m liking the theme I bought, I’ve got it customized just the way I want it. If anyone has any suggestions for it, let me know, I’m up for suggestions, always. Anyway, for now I’m done with this post.