In this episode, I summarize what’s been going on this week and remind my listeners about tomorrow’s Bible Seminar on the BeAttitudes at Camrose Church of Christ.
A switch of operating systems for my desktop computer is looking very likely at the end of this month, because neither of the two bugs has been fixed so far. Switching to Windows 7 Home Premium means backing up any data on my internal hard drive to my external one, wiping out Linux and installing Windows, installing security programs from Telus (which aren’t needed on Linux), finding (if I don’t know where to look) and installing other programs, and setting up my computer. I’d have to replace the following programs I currently use on Linux:
- Gwenview (image viewing program)
- ZSNES (for playing old SNES ROMs)
- KMyMoney (financial program)
- LibreOffice (office suite)
- anything else I have forgotten about
I really like using Ubuntu Linux, but if I cannot get done what I need and/or want to do, then what good is it? It’s no good in that situation. I wouldn’t have to worry about my addons to Chrome, as they would be automatically added after I signed in with my Google account. However all of my saved mail in Thunderbird would be gone if I made the switch, and I would have to readd the accounts manually.
On the positive side, I’d be able to install iTunes, so I could submit my podcasts to Apple, besides using it to listen to music. I’ve been thinking about replacing my smartphone with a iPhone 6 after I have the money, and it would work best with Windows and iTunes. All my old Windows software would be useless, so I’d have to find free alternatives until I could afford to buy the software I wanted – at least OpenTTD is available for Windows and Linux and it’s 100% free!
I’ve got to go and finish my brunch before I get ready and head to work today (I work noon to 9 yesterday, today and Friday.), so take care!
This week is going to a very busy week for me. I am working thirty-seven hours this week at Superstore (including three more 8 hours and a 5 hour today), I will be going out to my parents place on Thursday so that I can pick up some vegetables, and this weekend I have a Bible Seminar at church on the Beatitudes that I am planning on attending. It means I will have very little time at home, and the time that I do will be busy, as I will have post a blog post Wednesday morning before work that day, and record, upload, and post an episode of the podcast on Friday before work. I don’t think I’ll be home much Thursday or Saturday, so I doubt I’ll be able to do any housework those two days. I guess I’ll have to play catch up next week when a coworker returns from holidays and my work hours drop by at least nine hours next week.
On the plus side of things, by the end of the month I will have one-seventh of the savings I need in my savings account to go on holidays next year for an entire week. Those savings will cover my rent, any bills, and give me some spending money for my vacation besides. After that, I’m going to start saving for a down payment on a house. For Camrose, a down payment of twenty-five percent is about seventy thousand Canadian dollars, while for Red Deer that amount is a bit higher, probably around ninety to one hundred thousand at least if I choose to buy, more if I want to build my own place. (Bigger city equals bigger prices for houses usually.) If I do go the building my own house route, a lot alone will probably cost around seventy thousand at least.
I’m really looking forward to getting the X2 Premium Pack plugin, because at the moment this site’s content is too narrow to properly show the ads. Not to mention the additional page templates and other settings that it enables in X2. For $39 for one site license, it’s a fair deal. I just wish they’d fix the small problems with BuddyPress for Canuck Gamers, even though I know I could do so via child theme which I’ll need to do so anyways.
I should get going and get ready for work, as I work one to six today and want to have lunch before I go, so take care!
I am considering a buyout at Real Canadian Superstore. I will likely let it go and not take it because I have no other source of income at the moment, even though I run my own company. It would be between six and nine thousand dollars before tax, but probably closer to the lower end of that scale because it is based on the average hours I have worked over the last fifty-two weeks there, and my hours went down when I working at the casino, and after I had time off when I had my two eye operations. If I did have another income-producing job, I’d take it in a heartbeat as it would pay off my debts completely and let me go back to school this fall instead of next fall, allowing me to start Bible school next fall or by Fall 2016 at the latest (one to two years for a Creative Writing course from Stratford Career Institute). But as it currently stands, it would be pretty foolish of me to get rid of my only job that’s paying all my bills at the moment.
I’m pleased to announce the launch of LeetSpace.com – my company’s newest and coolest site so far. It is for those interested in outer space and/or flight, whether it be real life or fans of a certain movie/TV series like Star Trek or Star Wars. It has galleries and forums, as well as social networking features like private messaging (costs 10 CR to send) and groups (25 CR to make and 5 CR to join). It also has an affiliate program that rewards you credits for sending visitors (1 each, 75 max/day) and users (25 each, no max). I’ve got plans to add more features in the future, but it would be a great choice to join the site for free today, or you can pay via Paypal for a Premium Membership to remove the ads and grant access to exclusive forums and content!
I’ve got to go, so take care until the next time I post!
I’m tired of people assuming stuff about me. Like assuming I want to get a promotion where I work (no matter the company except for my own), when I already have the top job at my own company that I founded. Once it starts making enough money to pay me a decent salary, I’ll be leaving any other job, so why would I want a promotion that I will be one day leaving? I’m happy if I get enough hours right now to pay all my bills and groceries, and if I have some money left over, so much the better.
I’m tired of acting like a robot at work. ‘Leave your emotions and baggage at the door’ is what I keep hearing from employers, but that is very hard for me being human. I sometimes wish I was a robot, then life would be a lot easier to deal with, but that’s not the way I am. I am a human being, and i have emotions and my own baggage to deal with. If I appear grumpy, it’s best if you leave me alone to get my work done and do not bug me unless you really need my help. Is this too much to ask sometimes?
I may be on a rant here, but I’m tired of all this bullpoop. Don’t assume anything about me, and don’t treat me like a robot, and I’ll be happy and quit ranting, okay?
Got to go relax before I have to get ready for work today, so take care!
I would like to wish all my readers a happy Labour Day. I hope you all have a great day with your friends and families. We all need to be grateful to the organized labour movement, not just for the holiday today, but for all the benefits at work they have fought so hard for over the years, both at the workplace and in politics.
Where There’s Life, There’s Hope – Promoting a Culture of Life by embracing the true meaning of compassion by opposing the practice of imposed death.
I feel that they are a very worthy cause to support this month, and I am looking forward to seeing how much money can be raised (10% of all sales and commission fees at the site). If you wish to nominate a charity or non-profit for this program of my company’s, you can do so here.
That’s all I’ve got today, so until the next time I post, take care!