Hmmm, maybe I can do better.
Just a sec, please...
Hello you beautiful bastards, here's me face!:
My apologies because I have forgotten who I did this horrible photoshop job for back when we were getting Kinja'd by a Herb.
Oppo, I hope you all are doing well. The best I can say for myself is that I'm better than I have been over the past 2-3 years. I may get into the details at another time, but it's also a big reason why I haven't been on much during my time away. So long story short, I've wanted to be on more often, but I found that almost everything I was trying to type was a rant, all while realizing that I won't have time to respond or interact with any of you which I find to be not fair to anyone.
(And shit, it's already after 9 pm Eastern STANDARD Time so I need to get this out quickly because lights out will come no later than 10:30 pm)
Ok, job is going fine. I save that for another time.
I stopped watching Formula 1 after Abu Dhabi 2021.
Michael Masi is a POS. He knew the rules because he was an F3 & F2 Race Director before becoming an assistant under Charlie Whiting. So Masi either made the his decision because he felt he was under duress by Liberty Media and/or FIA, or he agreed with them because "It's called Racing"
Whoops...almost went on a rant. I'll get back to it another time. Also, no need to argue the point with me because I'm ok with anyone disagreeing with what I started to say. Besides, I am sincerely glad that Max got his first legit...DAMMMIT, I NEED TO MOVE ON.
Ok, what else...well my Jetta TDI is now over 50,400 miles and it's wearing Michelin Cross Climate 2. The diesel particulate filter clogged up around 44K miles. It must have been the original because my fuel economy is barely exceeding the EPA mpg. At least it was covered under warranty (as well as a lot of stuff on the car until 2025). As for the tires, haven't been tested much since Indianapolis has been a little light on snow so far but the grip is amazing. One drawback is that you can feel the tire treads shift when exceeding 85 mph.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING
I still watch dashcam videos. But these from mainland China can be a tough watch for some. Watching a few I realized that not only do the citizen not care to learn how to drive properly but the government doesn't care either. I'm not going to post any of their individual videos on Oppo, but if you're curious, I will offer the link to their YouTube landing page. Watch at your own discretion.
Also, every video starts with a message that you can use Google Lens & Translate to understand, plus some really good CGI.
Speaking of cars, I've seen a few around town: a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, a classic Grand Wagoneer, and a Series 1 Jaguar XJ that looked mint.
Lastly, I went a little nuts with my retro gaming PC. Done bought a Ryzen 5 5500 and a Radeon RX 580 8G. With the Ryzen CPU, I got a free copy of Uncharted Legacy Edition and I can say that the RX 580 does 1440p quite well. If you are looking at an inexpensive GPU, Zephyrs's Market is where I bought it, $99.99 shipped and no tax at the time to my surprise.
Anyway, that's enough for now. It's past 10 pm EST, but I'll stay up a little while longer.
Oh, and I will do my best to be on at least once a week.