A number of my friends are starting businesses and kudos to them. I think we'll see even more of a resurgence of people in this country and others starting up home based ventures and I welcome those greatly. It's a good thing to have even part of your future dependent on your own hands versus just taking a paycheck from others.

Though honestly our futures are ALWAYS in our own hands when it comes down to it.

I really want to do the same but I'm having trouble getting started. There are so many artistic things I know I can do but between trying to get the CCNA stuff done and shortage of resources (internal ones as well as external) I'm having a hard time focusing.
Don't wear a Bears shirt to a store in Wisconsin... )
January 26, 2009 11:09 AM 1/26/09

A wonderful Monday to start off the week. Network traffic I don’t understand, bandwidth limiting issues, tiredness due to insomnia, and a great many other things. Wonderful.

Got some more stuff organized yesterday so hopefully by next century I’ll have it all done.

And since talking to my local Nextel/Sprint franchise place my Nextel continues to hang up my data connection and reboot at the most inopportune times. It’s odd that something that worked so consistently for so many _years_ suddenly starts to have problems the moment I talk to them about upgrading. I don’t seriously think they’re screwing with anything but in this day and age of corporate fuckery I wouldn’t put it past them.

Been catching up on TV shows I’ve missed thanks to Netflix. I’m now almost through season 2 of Heroes.

Not much else going on really. I’m just biding my time and getting things done. The same old things still apply - I need to be more active, I need to lose the weight, I need sleep, etc.

One thing that is more consistent is the taking of my vitamins in the morning. I took them without food today but I went to sleep on a full stomach so that wasn’t an issue.

Still trying to figure out what to do with my neighbor’s system. His chip is definitely good as do the other parts appear to be. I think I’ll make one more test and then just get him another board when we can afford it. The question is do I get the same board or do I get a different one. I don’t want to have to re-load Windows but it looks like it might come to that.

(...)

My mind is a little stalled at the moment. I hope I can get the rest of the shuffling done thing week. Having everything at least in the _general_ place its supposed to be will be a big relief because then it’s just minor shuffling. Nothing has to go far then and it’s a lot easier to work on getting everything in order.

Came up with a wonderful idea for the garage to strengthen it using a framework of long cross beams around the edge of the inner walls that would leave the center beam able to be removed and the cable ties moved up creating a completely open ceiling. Definitely a long-term plan.

I also came up with something else. Remember the garden monitors shaped like crystals? Turns out if I use the casing resin I can embed broken solar cells into them and make them completely battery powered. I think that would look really cool as well.

I definitely need to get more sleep...
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January 23, 2009 11:13 AM 1/23/09

So my wife and I are looking at upgrading our phones and maybe get Crackberrys instead but that’s an awful lot of money to spend right now.

Regardless I may have to get my phone replaced because _suspiciously_ it seems to suddenly reboot when tethered to my Mac. Sprint says it may be a “device issue” and to take it to a service center. *ahem* B-|

So maybe when we visit the phone store tomorrow I’ll have them look at it because I know they have a service center there.

More blah blah blah... )
(There's a posting bug in MacJournal 5.1.3b1 so I had to post this manually.)

January 7, 2009 11:08 AM 1/7/09

There are ducks on the surface of the reservoir today.

Woke up sharply at 4 a.m. today for the second time this week so the L-Typtophan is having some effect because I was immediately awake with no drowsiness. No dreams.

I’ll definitely have to run the plow at least once when I get home and likely we’ll get more snow over the next few weeks. I just hope none of it turns out to the be “bury us alive” kind of snowstorm.

Got one of the XXXX to make XXXX but not the stuff to do XXXX with XXXX so that’s on hold for the moment. (Yes, I’m teasing my wife here a bit since it’s a spring/summer surprise for her. ^_^ )

Started working on conserving money today. For one thing I wrote down a list of things I wanted from E-Bay and then deleted most of my E-Bay watch list. That should prevent most of the impulse spending there. Though I still need to buy the rest of the XXXXs.

I’ve also decided that I’m going to try going to the restaurant only a couple of days out of the week. Mondays because it’s just a comfortable way to start the week and Thursday because it’s usually after my check goes into the bank.

This of course means that I’ll have to *gasp!* make my own lunches. I should be able to plan that pretty easy but I want to make sure it’s not stuff I wold need to cook because I enjoy getting out of the building during lunch. So probably lots of sandwiches then unless I decide to mount a microwave in my truck. (I could do it easily enough but where would I put it??) I like the idea of bento boxes but as I’m not Japanese I have no idea how to prepare one.

Been watching my congresscritters like a hawk. Haven’t looked at it today but I’m keeping an eye on them at least now. Now if we just didn’t have to wait two weeks before getting the new president.

So I figure I’ll need at least two sets of wire rack shelves if not three to set up the seed starter stuff but first I’ve got to clean out that space massively. There are people telling me to just junk the stuff there in the garbage but in all honestly I can’t do that in good conscience. I’ve thrown away circuit boards before, the odd computer part, etc. but two of these are old printers that are dead. Then there’s the buttload of chemicals that I can’t find a good disposal source for. There’s no clear path to dispose of things like thinners and malathion and such. I’m still checking on it but I suspect that I’ll have to use the industrial disposal source via work. Thankfully we don’t get charged for that sort of thing beyond our existing contract. Regardless I’ll get rid of all of it somehow.

Watched the original Dominion: Tank Police on Netflix last night. It was damn funny in an over-the-top kind of anime. I think I’ll get the DVDs because the dub was one of those horrible dubs made in the 80’s with truly horrible voice acting and I’d like to compare the subtitle to the dub just to see what’s different. Oh and if you watch it - one of the best distraction sequences by villains EVER. ;-)

Damn. Now I want a tank like the mini one in that anime. :-(

I need to sit down and start drawing again. I miss doing that but right now I don’t have the space. Maybe once all the crap gets organized.

And I need to get writing and doing a great many other things...
December 17, 2008 10:09 AM 12/17/08

First - my condolences to anyone in NY who enjoys a luxury like beer:

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/12/16/2008-12-16_gov_david_paterson_unveils_dire_new_york.html

Apparently it’s not possible to cut pork in a budget but instead taxes have to be raised and then school and hospital funding must be cut as well. I’m hoping some sanity from the people will prevail there before that gets enacted.

*ahem*

In other political news once again I notice that it’s harder to keep track of these critters every day.

Continue every read for great justice! )
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