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Tracking OC COVID-19 progression per city

The pandemic has ended thank god! Unfortunately the data is no longer avaliable so i can longer provide a live example but here is a screen shot of what the program looked like.

Thanks to the current pandemic lock down, I have even more extra time on my hands.  So i wrote a program that collects the OC gov's COVID data per city, so i can play with the data and maybe see which cities to avoid...Originally when i started Irvine and Newport Beach had the most cases, but then Anaheim quickly jumped to the the top in a few days alongside Irvine (as of april 7th). Southern cities have had minimal cases.

My 2 best rides for 2019

So i started cycling in december and managed to put in 300 miles in my first month.  something i never even thought was possible. What helped keep me engage was the strava app as it appeals to my competitive spirit, and using the latest technology to monitor and measure my biofeedback, learning about all the health variables and watching there progression over time also helped keep me motivated, most fasinating was learning about the heart rate variable and all that it entails.  so in 2019 i completed lofty rides that i never thought was even possible for myself.

laguna niguel to oceanside

riding for 9 miles on the  freeway was interesting to say the least.


laguna niguel to newport beach

great network of bike trails from irvine all the way to newport, i plan to do a “there and back” trip this month some time.

i plan to cycle the entire southern california coast from the north end of LA to San diego in the month of january. i also entered the january strava challenge 1250 km in one month. i am currently on track to get the trophy on it.


Obama vs Trump (Economy)


Here’s the stats for the economy in comparison between the Obama Presidency vs the Trump Presidency. Most the stats were taken from the US BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS


This graph should speak for itself.  But it should be important to note that President Trump is the only President in US history to oversee two stock market rallies of nine days or more where the markets set new highs each and every day.


The net difference in the same respective time periods shows that President Trump added 8.8 million more jobs than Obama


Unemployment under Obama at the same respective time periods was horrible with nearly three times the rate of unemployment as under President Trump during the same time periods.


The food stamps is a good indicator of the amount of poor in the country, the amount of people whom participated doubled under Obama, and has been in decline since trumps presidency.


President Trump renegotiated trade deals with Canada and Mexico USMCA to replace NAFTA, which is at this time being signed into law, Trump negotiated this deal over a year ago, and has been on the desk of Nancy Pelosi, this deal is slated to increase American jobs and fair trade for american companies.

With Boris Johnson re-election in Europe, Johnson and Trump are strong conservative allies, and most certainly strong trade agreements will result in the near future.

China is negotiating is underway, but Trump is the first president to take a hard stance against China, its not secret that china has been stealing technology from the United States, and manipulates its currency and markets against the US for a long time.  Chinese companies such as Hauwei  and its 5G technology was endorsed by the Obama administration, and was set to provide service for Americans, which could have placed American communications into the hands of China. The  CEO of Hauwei has been arrested.    I will be putting togther more stats of China vs American Trade and posting as i do more research

My latest hobby

Thanks to one my best friends for hooking me up with this mechanical masterpiece.

This trek domane is made of carbon fiber so its light as a feather, and like riding a bullet.

My goal is to ride from Laguna Niguel to Oceanside, and then take a train back, its just about a 40 mile ride, which is a lot for my out of shape ass. but do-able.  So in preparation I’ve been training a couple times a week doing a beautiful 12 mile ride from my house in Laguna Niguel to the house my family is building in San Clemente, meanwhile learning about all the technology on the bike and how it applies to my own physical stats.

Syncing a lot of data from a directory to Amazon S3 Cloud

In an attempt to upload a directory 40+ Gigabytes worth of files on t0 Amazons S3.

Typically I use the AWS Console, but I ran into issues, I believe my browser was timing out.  I tried a couple downloading and installing third party applications, the only success I got from that was possibly inheriting additional malware.

I did manage to find a solution, I tend to pass on the command line tools, but I was desperate, turns out in this instance command line is actually sooo much easier and stable, This is basically all I had to do.

Download AWS CLI  and Install it

Open your terminal and run

aws configure

youll need to provide it your AWS ID, AWS KEY, Region, and a format (I choose JSON). Then all i had to do was run the following command to start syncing

aws s3 sync C://Your_Local_Directory_To_SYNC s3://your_S3_bucket

if you want to see more options simply run. You can sync bi-directionally or from s3 bucket to bucket by interchanging the last two parameters accordingly

aws s3 help

You are now free to do whatever it is you do.

Note: If you step away from your computer for too long or your computer goes inactive, this will discontinue your transfer. If that happens rerun the command to continue.