The three general education classes are finally over. I got my three A’s and didn’t get much out of the classes as it wasn’t education but trying to promote a philosophy. That said, I finally get to turn my attention to my core IT classes.
This Summer, I will be taking the programming language C#. Since my primary computer is a non-Windows based system, I have to figure out how I can install the Visual Studio 2012 on my iMac. Initially, I thought of getting a new laptop. But maybe the latest ‘ultrabook’ will meet my needs. Is it possible to make the iMac work? My iMac late 2009 model is running just fine. But I noticed that it’s been a little slow. Should I upgrade the memory and buy the superdrive (Yes, the internal CD drive gave up about 2 years ago)? [Continue reading..]
Are we avid Do It Yourself people? Well, that is a bit difficult to answer.
Will we save a dollar where we can? By all means. This weekend we have a date with crabgrass and other weeds in our zoned off garden area. Our solution, a nice bath of boiling vinegar and water.
We show off other areas that we tackle in our DIY section. However, we know when to call in reinforcements. Sure we can read, do our homework, and study on how it is done. But time and skill come into play. There are some things you just cannot afford to do on your own. [Continue reading..]
If you follow the lesser news, a lucky person won a very large jackpot in a lottery and walked away with hundreds of millions of dollars. On the flip side, a different lady would have split the pot with the winner, but she purchased her ticket a few minutes too late in the ultimate “Why did I wait” moment.
As my children age, it is interesting to see how they develop and change. My eldest is old enough to speak for herself so if she wishes to express something, that is her choice. But my two youngest are quite the interesting store.
One is 3 1/2 and the other is almost 2. They get along wonderfully and seem to be the best of friends in most everything. What one does, the other has to do. This does lead to competition but that is how you layer in the lessons on sharing. It also leads to ending the whining, temper tantrums, and other forms of manipulation to get their way. We just don’t allow it. In many ways, they are nearly the same. But the differences couldn’t be more stark. [Continue reading..]
Are we DIY people? By all means we are. We also have enough experience to know how to tackle projects off in bite-size portions. Most of what I’ve posted here has been done on tight budgets. We’ve gotten materials from a variety of sources and put it to use. Some things can be picked up from auctions, others from sites online where you can buy them at a steep discount used, and timing other purchases to spread them over time and hitting every sale you can hit. [Continue reading..]
Why would I write about a telephone system? Well, I have been using them every day 6 years on my evening job. I know how important it is for a company to get the right system and either have the abilities in-house to maintain it or contract it out.
In my evening job, I have used a few different phone systems. By far, the Avaya Phone System was the best. [Continue reading..]