No motivation

Of course, everyone has their down days. Those who work on a routine 9-5 or even a sporadic part time job has someone to constantly keep them in check, at least in theory. Some people can get away slacking off and still get paid their wages. As a freelancer officially, I find that I am quite burnt out from my web development career. While it’s interesting to learn new things and experiment on them, the initiation of building a web site from bottom up is a pain in the ass to start. I create web sites mainly because it’s the [Read More…]

Riding My Old Route

After my trip to Germany in April 2012, I went to the doctor and he told me I have fatty liver. This apparently is a pretty common ailment in the populace. Then came May 2012 and I drank a pint too much, which gave me a feeling of my liver tearing up inside of me that night as I tried falling asleep. It did not hurt, but it was the most disturbing feeling I had ever had. Following that night came the pain under the bottom right rib as if my liver was being pushed up against it. The pain [Read More…]

10 Years of Leemanism

Prior to this post, you may have read “The First Born”. If you’ve been a visitor of my blog earlier than January 1st, 2016, then you would know that this blog once held over 400 blog entries. If you were here since the very beginning, 2006 April 1st, then you would have known that this blog had at one time peaked around 670 blog entries. The reason it went down was because over the years, I despised the political and religious stuff that I posted. I felt that they became stains of my ‘private space’. Then as time went on, [Read More…]

Rudi

Awhile ago, Sam posted a Youtube video of a song called “Bronte” by Gotye. It’s about a dog that needs to be put down and the family that has to let him/her go. The lyrics for the second verse goes like this: Since the day we found you You have been our friend And your voice still Echoes in the hallway of this house But now It’s the end There is so much I need to say, but it’s not coming out. You know, I have never owned a pet beyond my childhood and even then, the rabbit we had, [Read More…]

The Monarchy of Canada’s Right to Exist

Yesterday, Luna sent me a message about why I think the monarchy should continue to exist in Canada. Though her exact words were: “What do you think is the true purpose of sovereignty?” Since I moved my previous posts to another site, coinciding topics of politics, society and religion, I figured I take this chance to make a more eloquent post about why I think the sovereignty of Canada should continue to exist here. The following is my response to her message. To give you something to think about for now, I’ll give you my take on the sovereign and [Read More…]

Shapes of the social machine

A 14 year old boy recently posted on a forum about how everyone feels about the line drawn for friendships between adults and children. His original post was: People say there should be a line drawn when it comes to kids being friends with adults. Let’s just get something straight shall we. Age is there to say how long someone has been alive for, what age someone dies and also for legal reasons such as cigarettes, alcohol, weapons, and what age people can do stuff such as work, join the army, participate in sexual activity, and so on. Age is [Read More…]

Connecting us together

Recently, one of my friends posted up his insight on mobile technology coinciding some of the things he has read from various people on Social Media. He brings up a good point about mobile technology being an excellent tool to connect people together and that the blame of over usage should not blame technology, but in my opinion, on the attitude and behavior of those doing the blaming. Below is the post made by Sam Odell: I’ve seen a lot of people on facebook posting their feelings about cell phones, and smart phones, and ipads, and stuff. Feelings of disdain, [Read More…]

A simple question turned tragic

Yesterday, I was online at a friend’s multiplayer Minecraft server when another player had asked if I could take him to the Dark Oak forest from spawn. I proceeded to ask my nephew Andy, whom I hesitated knowing he has some form of logic-problem coinciding many questions or comments people have said to him. It’s as if he has an issue putting simple things together. Regardless, this was the beginning of our conversation: [2014/Nov/27 8:02:02 PM] Leeman: need you to help me help Mitch [2014/Nov/27 8:02:12 PM] Andy: ? [2014/Nov/27 8:02:52 PM] Leeman: take him to the dark oak forest [Read More…]

How fast do you type?

Of course, there are better WPM examination tools, but just for fun, I got 359 CPM (72 WPM) from this test: http://typing-speed-test.aoeu.eu. Apparently I beat 90% of everyone who took this test. 185 CPM (48 WPM) is the median, with most people doing between 120 CPM to 200 CPM. How about you?

Proud to be yourself

Yesterday, I saw an article on Facebook that Tim Cook came out to the public and announced that he is proud to be gay. In response, I rhetorically asked why he would be proud to be a certain sexual orientation. The most common answer from other people were that gay people have been discriminated against, therefore it is brave of someone to come out to the world that s/he is gay. With that logic, that means anyone can be proud of a particular trait if that trait has been discriminated against. Post by The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Growing up, I [Read More…]

Please help a young couple in need (Ontario, Fort Erie)

This is a repost of my friend’s Facebook message: Attention everyone! My friend and his partner have recently lost a child. They are young… neither have a drivers’ license and they are alone in a new town. They don’t have close family and from what my friend has told me, they don’t have many friends who are there for them. They live in Ridgeway, Fort Erie, Ontario. I have contacted an organization (that helps grieving parents through community building) to find out what is possible in this situation. In the mean time, I have recommended that they start with getting [Read More…]

ISFP – The Artist

I could have said this about myself. ^_^ Introverted – Sensing – Feeling – Perceiving LINK FAMOUS ISFPs: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Sofia Coppola, Audrey hepburn, Nicole Kidman, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean, Eminem, Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears, Mick Jagger, Kate Bush PERCENTAGE OF ISFPs AMONG POPULATION: 8.8% ISFPs are keenly in tune with how things look, taste, sound, feel and smell. They are unusually gifted at creating and composing things. They feel the need to live in accordance with what they feel is right and won’t hesitate to rebel against anything [Read More…]

The Ice Bucket Challenge

Firstly, it’s great that this Ice Bucket Challenge has gained attraction and spread awareness, which resulted in a lot of donations. Secondly, it seems like a lot of people are having fun doing it. The following video is great. The guy who narrated this video needs a hug and I’ll gladly donate what I can afford, like I normally do with other charities every year. So note that I am not against the idea of the IBC and the results are fantastic. – ALS Research Foundation: http://www.als.net – Anthony’s Family Donation Page: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/for-anthony-with-love/133001 With that said, personally, there is something [Read More…]

I’m 1337

By complete fluke, I noticed the amount of days I’ve been a member at GOG.com as of today (August 21st, 2014) has been 1337 days. The nerd in me automatically thought that wasn’t a number when I noticed it in my Settings. I thought it was a label that GOG gives everyone based on the amount of time they’ve been a member. At closer look, it was in fact the amount of days stored and calculated by the server. I just wanted to point that out. I figured it’s better I post it here than to post it on the [Read More…]

Christy Mack, shaken, not stirred

At least, I hope in her road to recovery, she doesn’t get broken even more. She has a lot of supporters and unfortunately, a few haters as well. I never understand haters though. As some of you may know, Christy Mack is a pornographic performer. I think she’s hot. Though I have to admit, I’m not a fan of hers. However, at some points in the recent past, I have told my wife that they both have some resemblance, especially when my wife dolls herself up and makes herself look naughty. The main things I want to talk about today [Read More…]

The LoL Rant

So I was mining in Minecraft and then my nephew texted me some stuff on Skype. I had no idea what he was telling me until I was able to safely exit the game and read what he was telling me. This is what he sent: [4:50:01 PM] Andy: Kid tried to argue League math with me on the basis that his ‘game knowledge’ is spectacular [4:50:08 PM] Andy: An inhibitor with 300 health left or so [4:50:16 PM] Andy: He, our main damage, died about there [4:50:25 PM] Andy: I’m the tank and the support died shortly afterwards [4:50:39 [Read More…]

But you didn’t

A story about a woman and the love of her life, how she lost the chance to do the things she always wanted and say the things she always wanted, but never did because it was too late to do so.