I ( Jeff Relf ) am in Seattle, Late 2020.   [ Mail@"Jeff-Relf."Me  !555 206.900.9444 ]
I was born here, start of 1960.  My Photo  My Location
  If you're a scofflaw, 
  times have never been better.

  People have done the math and 
  decided to not pay rent.

  Seattle's virtue signalers, 
  living -fat- off the system,
  extended the eviction moratorium
  to the middle of 2021.

  And banks don't care because
  real estate keeps doubling in price.

  Dividends and rent don't matter,
  so long as stock and real estate prices
  keep soaring into the stratosphere.

  Seattle is broke and dysfunctional;
  the police are defunded; 
  I can't get police reports.

  Violent Criminals are rejoicing, big time !

  Schools let students ambush cops and 
  burn down the city;
  yet they steal students' tuition money if, 
  God forbid, they go to church.

  Washington's "Employment Security Department"
  paid out benefits to its own employees, 
  as if they were unemployed.

  The money ( ~600 million $ ) went to 
  places like Nigeria, of course.

  And, as the "Wirecard" fraud shows,
  it's not just people with bad credit
  who are scamming the system.

  Everyone is doing it.

  Nikola -and- Tesla.

  The Fed cannot raise the CPI.

  If banks won't lend,
  the Fed's hands are tied.
  I live on frat row, immediately north of 
  the University of Washington, Seattle.

  2006, the frats were concert-level loud;
  massive parties, drunk 18-year-old girls
  everywhere, in bikinis. 

  Early 2019, the Orthodox Jewish frat
  to my South fled; it's still empty. 

  The University shut down 
  the frat to my North.

  Now, the building is partially occupied
  by a third fraternity; it's mostly empty.

  They can't party-hardy anymore;
  the University would kick them out,
  in the name of Covid-19.

  Meanwhile, the poor people living in my 
  rooming house are partying like never before
  because the cops won't/can't touch them.

  The roles have been reversed;
  the rich kids are quiet,
  and the poor kids are noisy.

  De-Gentrification has begun.
  I take great comfort in knowing that 
  I'm nothing compared to "God",
  the Almighty Universe.

  To me, my nothingness is everything.

  "God" (nature) programmed us
  to (sustainably) consume 
  " what nature provides " 
  ( residual eXergy, gravity, 
    energy that can do "work" 
    ( force * distance ) ).
  America's funk, and China's mania,
  will last 10 years, I bet.

  In between, Australia, is bat-shit crazy.
  College students and their handlers are depressed.

  As well they should be;
  the’re unlikely to benefit from
  decades-long pyramid schemes.

  Add to that the aging population,
  and you get – chronic – depression.
  If you're poor, like me, it's a mixed bag.

  The good news is: 
  - I don't have to do anything.
  - I don't have to work, no rent due.

  The bad news is:
  - I can't do anything.
  - Crime is soaring, flying free.

  " Turning Japanese " is 
  our most optimistic outcome.

  China today is like Nazi Germany, 1930,
  but more racist/fascist/brutal.

  Russia, India and America would happily
  seize territory from China.

  Who's on China's side ?!

  Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan 
  and zombie Venezuela ?!

  How well does China treat 
  zombies and Muslims ?!
  Like no-fault divorce,
  no-fault eviction is a basic human right.

  When the (infirm) state defaults,
  forcing enemies to reside together,
  things get real ugly, real fast.

  Lives are lost.
  "The Big Rip" is replacing the concordance model, Lambda-CDM;
  22 billion years from now, the Hubble "constant" will be infinite.

  Quoting "Futurism.COM", January 2019:

    Guido Risaliti and a colleague at Durham University laid out 
    the provocative observations in a new paper published in 
    the prestigious journal "Nature Astronomy". 

    The duo examined x-ray and ultraviolet data from 
    telescopes pointed at nearly two thousand quasars, 
    which are huge black holes that spit out epic beams of energy.

    What they found was surprising. 

    The new readings indicate that objects in the universe 
    aren’t just [ accelerating away ], 
    but are doing so at a quickening pace. 

    According to the researchers, this suggests that 
    dark energy is getting stronger as the universe ages.

  Today's black holes are nothing like they used to be.

  12.5 billion years ago, quasar J2157-3602 had
  the luminosity of 695 trillion suns ( 2.66×10^41 Watts ).

  695 trillion suns.

  Lambda, the cosmological "constant", is growing.

  In physics, entropy is how evenly  heat/matter  are distributed.
  Our  hot/dense  sun evaporates into the  cold/sparse  vacuum,
  losing 4.3 million tons each second.

  Our Universe is going from infinitely  hot/dense  to infinitely  cold/sparse.
  "God" (nature) programmed us to ride this wave 
  ( i.e. to sustainably consume residual eXergy ), same as the sun.
  My modifications to Quantum Firefox 77 itself, and the pages it displays.
  My SearchBar  My Mouse/Keyboard Layout ( "%LocalAppData%\LGHUB\Settings.jSon" ).
  My playList when reading/writing/programming.
  I wrote my own diff routines ScreenShot.  Help/Settings:  My custom C++ console+client .
  My posts to Usenet ( since Feb 2012 ).
  HTML or C++, I ignore erroneous warnings/errors; C++ Coding Rules,
  Visual Studio 2019 macros, C#, Win10 Registry Settings.
  Re: Usenet:

  UTF-8, not US ASCII, has been the standard for decades now.
  Mozilla Thunderbird is the gold standard for newsreaders;
  but 99.999 % of people can't configure it properly.

  Most people can't write the CSS, nor the JavaScript,
  required to make it super nice.

  Unless you enjoy -Random- lags ( when will your post show up ? ),
  Do NOT use a binary server to read Usenet.
  For that, use INN servers; to wit:
    "OpenNews" is cost free; warning: these servers are SLOW.
    Register at:  Open-News-Network.ORG/register
                  Must translate from German; if Captcha fails, F5 refresh.

    "Individual.NET" is 10 Euros per year;
    warning: its archive is heavily censored.

  Do NOT post using Individual.NET, it'll censor you;
  instead, use a binary server; to wit:
    News.US.Usenet-News.NET:119  or  usNews.BlockNews.NET:119 
    They won't censor you; they don't even keep the "Path:" line,
    so you can't be identified.  Their archive is over 18 years deep.
    $5 buys you 11 gigs, enough for several life times.
    If one is down ( -very- unlikely ), use the other one.
  GoogleChrome users can't do this (below).
  How YouTube looks to me ( on FireFox 77, Developer Edition, Win10 ):

    Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTubeComments.PNG   Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTubeComHist.PNG
    Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTubeNotices.PNG    Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTubeSubs.PNG

  "Jeff-Relf.Me/SearchBar.PNG" shows how my AddressBar/SearchBar text
  (UpperLeft) stands out, larger than elsewhere;
  the DropDown, UpperLeft, lists the "Search Methods" I use.

  Skinned via:   Jeff-Relf.Me/userChrome.CSS.TXT
    Jeff-Relf.Me/userContent.CSS.TXT   Jeff-Relf.Me/Black.Theme.TXT
  First, Democrats demonize " Big Oil ", then they milk the poorest,
  keeping them alive, like cows in a stall, feeding on food stamps.

  Prohibition, when hysterical church ladies take over, taught us: 
  the more "out-there" a government gets, the larger the (bloody) mob.
  We humans _ need to believe in a judgment day;
  "Climate Change" is just the latest version of it.

  More rain, more carbon dioxide, warmer weather,
  tropical Arctics... What more could a plant ask for ? !

  56 million years ago (@PETM), the Arctic was tropical, not icy;
  then and there, we primates first appeared.  3 million years later,
  we were most everywhere.  22 million years later, the poles froze.

  4.5 billion years ago, the surface of earth was molten.
  13.8 billion years ago, The Known Universe was infinitely hot.
  First, they denounce " Big Oil ", " think of the children ";
  then they tax+regulate the poor, leaving them with nothing but 
  food stamps and a tent, just like our forefathers envisioned.

  They're FAKE GREEN, pretending.
  Sustainable Consumption is greener then manic windmills; 
  but it'll never happen because they call it "depression".

  Nothing would be greener than lower, more sustainable wages, and
  higher interest rates, to promote savings and discourage borrowing/spending.
  Plants prefer warmer weather, with more carbon dioxide;
  likewise, people prefer warm Bangladesh over cold Norway.

  The North Pole was tropical 55 million years ago, 
  when/where we primates first appeared.
  Everyone is a "rent slave", everyone bows down before the government,
  everyone pays property taxes, everyone is someone's bitch, a bottom.
  I wish people would post links to their own WebSites, like this:

  The "Jeff-Relf.Me" domain name costs $22/year; I'm paid up, 5 years.

  "PacificHost.COM" hosts "Jeff-Relf.Me"; $90 for 3 years.
  UnLimited BandWidth/Storage/Apps.  I'm paid up for the next 5 years.
  My email filters:  Jeff-Relf.Me/filter.yaml.TXT

  Do NOT, NOT, -NOT- tell the customer service drones your password;
  they'll use it to spam others, so you can't send emails yourself.
  [ I changed my PassWord; it's all good now ]

  A similar thing happened to one of my VoIP services "FlowRoute.COM".
  I told a customer service drone my password and they proceeded 
  to spend hundreds of dollars calling random countries (kick backs?).
  [ I changed my PassWord; it's all good now ]

  By the way, "VoIP.MS" is far better, they have free texting/SMS;
  I'm paid up for the next 5+ years ( about $28/Year ).
  Everything, all of us, move at "c" ( the speed of light ).

  If, relative to each other, we ( you and I ) are not moving spatially,
  then I observe that you're moving ( at c ) exclusively
  in the temporal dimension, not in the spatial one.

  Conversely, photons move exclusively in the spatial dimension;
  i.e. we observe that their ( local ) clocks don't tick.

  We observe that objects are frozen/static at an APPARENT event horizon
  because they only move in the spatial dimension, not the temporal one.
I wrote my own "C++ console", "X.EXE" ( Windows 10 ) that can zoom in/out,
using single-, double-, or triple- width glyphs.  4k Screenshots:


"X.EXE" is in <X.ZIP>, along with the files it needs.

    "X.HTM" is the "help/settings file".
    "Nyms.HTM" is the Usenet Scorefile.
    The "xGames" folder has .PNG files for the Monopoly game.
    "X.CPP" is the source code, Visual C++, x64, Visual Studio 2017.

"OCR A", "MS Mincho", "Segoe UI Symbol", "DejaVu LGC Sans Mono" 
and "nSimSun" are the (required) "Unicode Console" fonts.

"DirectX.CPP" is a small (one-file) example of how to:
_ Make all Fonts/Glyphs the same width (double_width is allowed).
_ Rescale Graphics/Glyphs when a window changes size.
_ Use DirectX 11.1, Direct2D 1.1, DirectWrite, and Direct3D.
_ Draw to a back buffer at a high fps (frames per second).
_ Draw properly scaled/smoothed .JPG files, hardware accelerated.
_ Draw to/from/within bitmaps.
_ Discover if a font exists or not ("FindFamilyName()").
_ Discover if a glyph exists in a font ("HasCharacter()").
_ Discover the width/height of a glyph ("GlyphWH()").

Your startup folder should have, e.g., "Pics/LowRes.JPG" ( 100px wide/tall ) 
and "Pics/Chess.PNG" ( a 3840 x 2160 screenshot, Jeff-Relf.Me/Chess.PNG ).
All coordinates are in hard⋅pixels (D2D1_UNIT_MODE_PIXELS).

ScreenShot: Jeff-Relf.Me/Glyph.PNG
My $350, 1 TeraByte SSD
arrived in the U.S. Mail, along with some letters.
U.S. Mail is _Slow_, 7 days without tracking info.

Cloning the "C:boot" drive is easy, 
lots of free programs do it, but...
.....making the new SSD the "C:boot" drive,
without reInstalling everything, was _hard_.

I'm not sure what I might've done wrong or right,
but, in the end, this worked:

  Shutdown and plug in the new SSD (SATA_III).

  Boot and, with no apps running ( no browser, editor, etc. ),
  run "DiskMgmt.MSC" (Windows 8) to remove its partitions, then
  "CloneDisk" your "C:boot" drive (I used "Todo Backup", Free version).

  Shutdown ASAP, unPlug the previous "C:boot" drive.

  Boot to BIOS (Hit DEL). 
  The fan will run hard for awhile, 100% CPU, 4 gigaHz,
  as the new drive becomes "C:".  BIOS does it !

  Find/Change BIOS' (well hidden) BootDrive Setting.

  On reBoot, you've got a new "C:boot" drive, without reInstalling.

  Shutdown, plug in the previous boot drive.
  Boot, remove all partitions from the previous boot drive;
  otherwise, the drives would be too similar, confusing you.
My vasectomy was the best thing I ever did for myself
because it helped me respect woman and kids.

Quoting "PBS.ORG/earth-a-new-wild/episode-plains/reindeer/" <<

  The practice of castrating [[reindeers]] has helped. 

  A castrated male, known as the gentleman of the tundra, 
  won’t waste his energy on fighting for reproductive rights, 
  and therefore will use his strength 
  and enormous size to dig through the snow. 

  The ancient castration technique of biting 
  is being studied and brought back because it is 
  less severe than using tongs or other modern methods. 
  Using modern methods, some male deer can become listless and lazy.

  Scientists believe that with the biting method, 
  the deer will still produce enough testosterone to remain vigorous.

  Reindeer are one of the last species to be domesticated by man —
  and are only semi domesticated. 

  Castration is a key component in domesticating a herding animal. >>
Console2, a better "DOS Console",
runs CMD.EXE in the background, like a daemond.

Console2 works well with Unicode,
provided you tell -both- the default DOS console 
and Console2 to use the "DejaVu Sans Mono" font.

Japanese glyphs work too,
despite the fact that DejaVu doesn't have them.

But you must change Windows' Registry first:

  ; ReBoot to effect any change to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE".
  [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont]
  "0"="DejaVu Sans Mono"

Also, "7z.EXE" ( like Zip.EXE ) works well with Unicode.

With every invocation of CMD, "Init-CMD.BAT" runs; to wit:

  > @chcp 65001
  > @prompt $P$_$g

  [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor]

Console2's settings are stored in "Console.XML",
which I edit by hand, using Visual Studio 2017,
my text editor; like this:
  ... rows="115" columns="143" ... 

  font name="DejaVu Sans Mono" size="14" 
     bold="0" italic="0" smoothing="2"

    color use="1" r="222" g="111" b="111"

Console2 settings:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Console.XML.TXT
My "Jeff-Relf.Me" domain_name costs me $20+ per year, paid to GoDaddy.
<cPanel hosting>[*] costs me $30 per year, paid to "PacificHost.COM".
[ *: pacifichost.com/web-hosting.shtml ]

cPanel allows unlimited, "Catch-All" email addresses ( aliases );
e.g. "Usenet@@Jeff-Relf.Me".
[ To set it up, ask PacificHost  pacifichost.com/contact-us.shtml ]

That's unlimited "transfer" ( gigabytes ), unlimited disk storage,
unlimited sub_domains, password_protected folders,
<yaml filtering ( to block select email aliases )>[*], etc.
[ *: http://Jeff-Relf.Me/filter.yaml.TXT ]

Do NOT give your loging info to a customer service representative !
You can't trust them with it.
Photos of my rooming house ( I'm the manager ):
  Front of House, Back, Bath, the Kitchen, a Room.
Who I am ( Personal info ):

My dad, after being a WWII pilot ( catching the very end of it )
became a tool and die maker, first in partnership with Jeff Fluke,
later on the team that designed and built the 747.

My dad's dad ( Gerald Relf ) was a banker for the Federal Reserve.
Back in the day ( in Seattle, 1940 ), 
bankers sat around a table and exchanged each bank's bags.

My mom's dad ( Robert Grass ) was a Washington state senator
and a lawyer, working out of what was, at the time,
the tallest building west of the mississipi, the Smith Tower.

Seattle has always been a boom/bust town
and Boeing had hit hard times in 1971,
people were leaving en masse.

Also, being Mormons, my dad felt the Seattle/University drug scene
had engulfed two of his kids... one of my brothers is/was
a paranoid schizophrenic... so, in 1972, he moved us to Utah.

My first programming was on HP/TI calculators starting around 1973-74.
By 1976, I was programming the HP 67 with it's magnetic strips.

Me ( Jeff Relf ), back in 1976, when I was 16 ( Orem Utah ).
Me ( lower right ), 1976, Seattle, my parents and grandmother
are behind me, right side.
My mom, dad ( Bill ), and a brother ( Pete, age 18 ), in 1976 ( Orem Utah ).

My dad's mom ( age 73 ) holding her GREAT_grand_daughter, in 1976 ( Seattle ).
My sole sister ( Diana, then 22, Seattle ) and her first daughter.

My brother ( Bill Jr. ) born in Seattle, 1956, in Utah, Sep 15th, 2017.
He died Sep 20, 2017, shortly after getting off
antipsychotic medications ( which he took most of his life ),
to get on meds for his liver and kidneys.

His last words ( to Peter, my brother ):

  " Dreams that will never be... ".

Here is a photo of Sarah ( Wallace ) Pruse ( my friend )
visiting her daughters, Gianna and Ginette.
  Dr. JianXin Huang   nfo@"DrHuang."BIZ  //  Seattle, WA
  Dr. Charles Haley   ChipH@"UW."EDU     //  Tucson, AZ
  April Faulk         aFaulk@"ABA."COM   //  Washington DC

  Diana ( Relf ) Harkcom   dHarkcom@"gM"ail."COM  //  Lehi, Utah
  Peter.Relf@"Dell."COM  //  Sandy, Utah

  Michael Brickler   MBrick02@"gM"ail."COM  //  Eagle-Rock, VA  24085
  Sarah ( Wallace ) Pruse   ICantForTheLifeOfMe@"Ya"hoo."COM  //  Tampa FL