Charles Brown

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PS:301 – Creating Something

While I call this “Post Something” I have lately had my drive to create things again, and while I don’t always lately do the creating, I have LOVED kickstarting things! Also, I have done some Patreon for some amazing YouTuber’s who’s content I enjoy.

So for me lately, it’s not just what I’ve created, it’s what I’m helping create, in turn, some of these things help (or will help) me create and fuel my creativity.

I recently got my Hero 101 3D Printer. It’s not great, nowhere near my MP Mini, but honestly for $49 3d printer, once dialed in I imagine it can help in production if needed. 🙂

Photography though has always been a love, and I need to find more time, and too with it exercise a bit more! To that end, one of the most recent is a steady cam for my smartphone! It still has 50 days to go, but it’s already 325% funded – that should be fun for chasing Lilly 🙂 and two other projects should help me with panoramas and 360 shots! There is one for a wearable VR Camera… it’s got my eye, but not my wallet, one to watch, already funded though.

This year I am going to make things happen, the drone will fly again! I will take the camera out, heck with this new fancy iPhone 7 Plus camera I should be able to get some good shots and who knows after taxes and maybe getting hired (fingers crossed) I may save up for a nice new DSLR and sell all my old gear and get something nice 🙂

For now, going to check on this server tune-up and see if I can’t get to sleep soon.

PS:208 – The Hackintosh.

So why? I like to think different. 🙂

What did I get? Well for you few who may sneak in from time to time, here’s what I’m working with:

  • Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Cube
  • Intel Boxed Core I5-6600K 3.50 GHz, 6 M Processor
  • Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel Z170 Mini-ITX DDR4 Motherboards GA-Z170N-Gaming 5
  • Ballistix Sport LT 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2400 DIMM 288-Pin – (Red)
  • Zalman CPU Cooler
  • ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5 Inch SATA III
  • TP-LINK N900 2.4GHz or 5GHz

I have an idea on getting the Apple parts which will help with getting things like continuity and handoff , but basically an i5 3.5ghz processor, with 32GB of ram, nice case, good cooling, solid Wifi, and an always blazing SSD? Yes please.

All the parts are noted as shipped, should be here later today (yes I’m still awake, so it’s only a few hours into Today! But all things said and done, hoping it’ll be solid, too room for a few hard drives or SSD’s in which if I want to triple boot (Windows, Linux, Mac) I can 😀 So pretty jazzed about this, going to then clear off my MacBook, do one huge “see if it helps” clean install, but it honestly may just be time to retire it.

So far in my late night working I’ve gotten 1 site optimized a bit, a caching server setup, 4 email concerns sorted, renewed 3 SSL certificates, and worked on a new email filtering service I may deploy fleet wide (which would solve so many issues, and stop spam!) but I’ve still got a quote to write, sleep to get in, and praying that Lilly feels better in the AM, currently on sinus meds (Tiny cold tabs!) and teething tabs as she’s starting at it again (she just wants these teeth DONE!).

Brief break while compiling is over, back to work!

PS:106 – When you can’t sleep…

Lilly had a rough night last night, as did I. She, however, is sleeping awesomely right now which she needs mucho more of!

So when I can’t sleep I try to clear my head, try to stop sorting things out, go blank. I want all the noise to stop. Let’s be honest though – that rarely ever happens.

So last night till about 4:30 AM I was working on a few articles for TFH, Cleaned up FlockHosting.com’s few upgrade glitches, wrote a blog post, newsletter and social posts for Flock’s 14yr celebration, and eventually slept after talking myself out of a drone sunrise 🙂

I did get some good news this morning a box shipped from China, my Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2 is being shipped! I had hoped that I’d get the 2.1 (maybe I did!), but as it stands its the v2 listed so, we’ll see in 2 days (delivery is Wednesday).  I am super pumped, have a handful of prints I want to do, been sorting out to some cool toys and artsy stuff for selling! (Hello Etsy & Farmers Markets!)

My creative feeling is ramping up lately, and this 3D Printer has me excited! TFH has me excited including a re-brand (yes I know I haven’t launched yet) but wanted something more iconic than what I had. I’ll post about it with hopefully a screenshot here this week!

Hoping for a better week. Hoping for even just a better day. Still covet your prayers! Praying things are on a good track!