PS:357 – Sheds, Moving, Internet

So… Where to start… I helped build a shed:

It's a shed. #imtired

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I take no complete credit, I helped and had my dad and uncle get me squared away! Very happy, loading it up tomorrow morning some.

The 31st of this month I’m to be 100% moved. I’m tired.

Next Friday they’ll get my internet access working at the new old place, actually getting a 100Mbps upgrade as the cost of my 200Mbps ends next week and no longer will it be $50 a month, so compared to what my account will become and what the 100Mbps will be, I took the dive forward.\

A lot to do, an early morning again tomorrow, so wrapping it up. If you have a spare minute be sure to say an extra prayer for me, busy busy busy.

PS:356 – Back Up and Running!

I ran an upgrade command to update macOS Sierra -> High Sierra which prevents the new FS from being converted just in case, for now, once its better tested by the community, I’ll run it – for now, just don’t want to fiddle with it when it comes to non-standard Mac hardware.

However, nothing happened. The screen was black, no progress, but HD indicator was running non-stop, so let it run, then it just stopped.

Well once I got Clover up I saw it said I was trying to load a 10.13 system, so it upgraded, however, it appeared a number of things simply were not talking 10.13 – so after some forums time I got myself running, upgraded a few kexts and I was running, however, no audio. Some more research I re-installed ACL1150 stuff, and low and behold it’s actually better than it was before! Have all the audio lines listed, and once I get things put back together – gonna be nice.

But playing catchup, had a lot of moving related things this past weekend, and a down computer so a lot of catch-ups tonight, hoping to not be awake too much longer, just super tired. Tomorrow is going to be an even more productive day. Night.

PS:354 – Last Rent Payment

Well, it’s hard to believe that it has been a year. A year since I picked up this house to rent, and now it’s done in under 30 days (27 to be exact), onto the next thing.

Tonight I paid the last payment, we have until the 31st to be moved out, a lot of work going on to get that finalized, but prayers are appreciated for the move, busy busy busy.

For now I’m burning through some to-do’s from the day, really just want to rest, but have to get work done – seems to pile up a TON when you run around town all day. Oi.

PS:353 – And some are!

It has been quite the week. Dental work has left me still a little swollen from Tuesday (guy’s gotta eat!) but it’s calming down some still, a little bleeding as they said there might be, but so far today least it’s been since the pre-crown procedure.

This weekend some more into the move, having a 10×12 shed built in the backyard for storage & maybe depending on how laid out, I may run power enough to run a 3D printer… time will tell – BUT a busy weekend and a busy day today as we still need to run go get the lumber and such to get this thing built.

Now the “and some are” is in regards to the recent bogus job offer call, today I talked with a long time friend and client about some upcoming life changes he has going on, and how I am to be part of it, so it could be some good side work and some additional revenue on something I know how to do! So very excited.

Secondly, I got word back from my contract I sent out wanting an even tighter breakdown of what my project entails because they’ve been burnt before and want to ensure what I’m doing works – so I have a write-up I hope to have done by tonight before a migration, some pricing to consider on the side work, and then a busy weekend without much rest I’m guessing.

So for now, this was my 15 minute break to dump a little bit of stuff stored up in the buffer, and then back to my timing of the data migration for tonight (God Bless rsync) – should be maybe a 1-3GB update per server, mainly full re-sync of SQL & email, so at 2 hours for one server, into hour 3 of another – so back to work!

PS:352 – Job Offers that Aren’t Offers!

Oi – I got a note from a random person who said they saw my skillset and had a position for me at their company. Exciting right? I wish it had been.

I scheduled a call, which suddenly went from being with the original person to a “director” and the “Team” role seemed honestly out of place. The language around things seemed vague, and honestly, I knew it was going to be some marketing scheme very quickly. Honestly? See it through, maybe I’ll be wrong.

I wasn’t.

The first thing he said after being 15 minutes late to the call was he wanted me to come in, they had a position and I’d be easily making an “additional” 1k-3k extra a month through various “referral sharing” and “revenue stream sharing” options. So… my skillset being great how does this work?

So I asked how my IT experience and years with a successful company helped get me this position, and he said “Oh we don’t need anyone with IT or Web Skills, we want you to come learn how to sell our product as an additional revenue stream” – so I tried to keep myself calm from both first thought anger, then really just laughing. He explained how it could make me rich beyond rich – making MUCH more than what I’m making now.

He asked me some rather personal and forward questions about my finances – and I was done being nice, and for that matter straightforward and honest. Suddenly I was a real estate owner galore, several properties I rent, cryptocurrency investor – I think I may or may not have owned an island lol after a while I just felt like selling the guy the same load of crap he fed me. Sadly? I think he was starting to believe me.

I wrapped up the call, he gave me the usual “well if I know of anyone looking for IT services… I’ll give them your number” line, and wished him well.

Would have been nice to be a real offer, a few floating around lately of projects, but a few places I’ve applied are still silent, so for now? Keep burning it up and building! For now wrapping up some customer work, then at least 30 minutes on my own work before crashing out entirely.

PS:351 – Leaving Apple.

I’m honestly considering just slowly phasing out my Apple eco-system at this point. Why? Honestly? I’m just not really impressed with what I’ve seen coming down the pipeline.

For instance the iPhone 8? Seems silly to release it only to release “THE ULTIMATE PHONE OF ALL PHONES! X!!!!” and then to I laughed at the tech YouTubers who all made sure to remind me “It’s not called the “X” it’s the iPhone 10″. As many have said/reported why would you want the 8 when you can wait a few months and get the 10? Apple’s stock even dropped due to insanely low turnout.

But on the desktop, while I love the apps I have, I’ve considered getting a new Mac but the hardware isn’t open enough honestly. Why should I HAVE to buy memory that I can get elsewhere for cheaper that’s the same thing? I mean I’ve heard the argument “Apple knows their stuff”if they do, then how did I build this Hackintosh I’ve got right here doing everything just fine?

I’m just “Bleh” lately with Apple, I even have an old dell tower donated to me which is running Ubuntu 17.04 and I’m going, to be honest, it works. Looking at video editing software to replace iMovie, but even that if I just kept my iPad as my only Mac Device, it’d do the job just fine.

Time will tell, just something on my mind lately!

Moving over the next few weeks, starting the big save for a house, so farewell to the rental! Hoping things work smoothly and we can in a year or so have enough debt cleared and money saved to do something awesome in the house department!

For now, back to work!

PS:350 – The week that didn’t stop!

Oi! This was one of those weeks that while I’m excited about extra hours for consulting, I’d just as soon be done and sleeping!

I have 3 more tasks on the docket this evening, finishing a quote, a server, a piece of software.

Honestly? At the rate I’m going I think I’ll get 2 out of 3 unless I get a large boost in what I’ve got coded already. It’s glitchy, to begin with since I’m working with a really hard to work with the codebase. For instance, I’m having to embed javascript into javascript, to produce something that would have been easier and made the site function better if they simply avoided javascript in the first place.

I’m all for progressive coding ideas to give a real-time experience, no refreshing, however, honestly? for what this site does it should have been flat PHP generating HTML no buzz, no fluff, just HTML.

Now, this week will eventually end, but hopefully, I can get some rest before a busy week ahead.