It all started at a Four Square Baptist church in Paradise CA. I was hanging out there because my best friend Crazy Louie wanted me to. I met a girl there named Jenny Arcuri who was as bored as I was and invited me to her place for sex. We continued that relationship for a while and she became pregnant.
The church people said we should get married so we did. Wild times happened, I ended up as my daughters sole parent, and proceeded to fuck it up.
Now, after all these years, I have thirteen grandchildren from Beckys multiple relationships, and from what I can tell they were all given up for adoption or abandoned to the state. If ever there was verification of the phrase we reap what we sow, this is it.
Yet if I had never met Jenny, all of these beautiful lives would not exist. I haven't met most of them but from what I know the genes handed down to me on my grandfathers side out of Joplin, MO have prevailed and my ancestry lives on now strongly and varied.
I have decided to make it my goal to meet every one of them and share my knowledge of their heritage, which expands back through this country for hundreds of years. I'm sure they don't know any of this and coming from broken homes, maybe they would appreciate it.
Here is a grand-daughter I knew existed but have never seen before until a few days ago:
The resemblance to my daughter Becky is striking and heart breaking...
I shot some video of dancing horses at a parade in Kent, WA many years back, and put it on YouTube. It's been pretty popular and has generated a lively comment discussion. Click the photo below to go there.
I've launched my new template myridelab.com out into the wild. It has evolved into a very nice app and I'm pleased with it. We'll see what happens...
In 1981 I was making $65 an hour coding mini's and had a bunch of cash saved up. One afternoon I walked into a Computerland store in Oakland, CA, plopped down $5k and walked out with one of the very first IBM PC's to hit the market, a nice color monitor from Canada and a printer. I knew it was the future, shifted coding gears, and it turns out I was right.
Now I sit here forty years later and I'm still typing code into an Intel powered machine running a Microsoft OS! What the hell?
I've created a new website btw. It's called MyRide Lab (myridelab.com) which I'll use to pitch the concept around Tennessee, and the MyRide Lawrence site can just die a slow death. (what, me bitter? nah... :-)
And yes I know the site title still says Lawrence, working on it. Also, all new Photos and Videos...
btw: Here's the original photo for that artwork:
I didn't get that job running the MyRide Lawrence program, hell I wasn't even called in for an interview, and I had to email them twice to see if they had made a decision! I suspect they had someone picked all along but had to go through the motions, it is a small southern town after all. Oh well, they don't know what they missed and at least now I'm free to explore other life options. I've been pouring my heart and soul into a website for them, knowing full well I probably wouldn't be able to implement it, and now I need to just have fun with it.
If you do a Google search for myride lawrence my site is right up there with their Facebook page, and a DuckDuckGo search has it at the top of their list! It has been truly rewarding to create an amazing piece, my creative mind is happy, but watch out now. :-)
I haven't given up on it at all, in fact I'm converting it to a generic MyRide template and there are several around the state. Maybe I can find an interested party...
Sometimes I question where I've landed in life, (a small house on a dead end street in southern Tennessee) and then I think of what might have been. I guess we all do that don't we. My new technique in dealing with this is to imagine the worst scenario, like ending up unibomber style in a maximum security cell with just a hard cot, a toilet, and a small little writing shelf, until you die. My place is a palace in comparison and I'm free to live my life how I wish! So shut the hell up brain.
Speaking of that, my creativity is running rampant, my brain is exploding with new ideas and concepts and it's truly out of control and I need to settle it down a bit or I won't be able to focus on anything. Right now I'm going to get my ass off this chair and go to the store for food, just because I can. Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!
GPT-3 is a neural network powered language model which predicts the likelihood of a sentence existing in the world. It's being made available by OpenAI, and I've applied to it's API. Elon Musk initially invested in and supported this artificial intelligence entity but bailed when they sold it to Microsoft.
It could be the next big thing in tech so I decided to hop on board and grab a domain while I can. Stay tuned to mygpt3.com!
My friend Crissinda signed up as a Driver at my new website and made my afternoon. As a result she now appears as a driver on the site and I got an email notification that it happened (I wrote that notification code btw, hell I wrote everything...). When she added her vehicle type to the supplementel data it showed up under her photo. Worked great!
Here's the email:
MyRide Lawrence Database Structure and Login:
There are currently six database tables within the MyRide system:
• The Drivers table contains basic information about each driver (name, address, phone, and email).
• The Drivers Supplement table contains additional data about the drivers personal and vehicle licensing, insurance and hours of availability.
• The Clients table contains basic information about each client.
• The Clients Supplement table contains additional data about the client such as services required and additional contact info.
• The Staff table contains a basic information record for each staff member.
• The Admin table contains a basic information record for each administrator (typically one).
There are four different user login procedures, each requiring a User Name and Password. The Driver and Client logins offer the ability to Sign Up if they are not yet in the system.
• The Driver login gives each driver access to procedures relevant to them.
• The Client login gives each client access to procedures relevant to them.
• The Staff login is a subset of the Admin level, allowing maintenance of non-sensitive Driver and Client information along with report functions.
• The Admin login gives access to everything, update control over all information, along with add and delete control over all Drivers, Clients and Staff.
The next logical table is Rides which will put the entire structure to work...
btw: When a new driver is added they automatically get included in the Photos / Drivers section of the website. :-)
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