Do you even care?!?

Hello all.

I am continuing my test of Linux operating systems. I forgot to mention that I’m also looking to see which is the easiest to install java and flash on. Linux Mint 16 has a java derivative known as IcedTea. I’m a chess enthusiast and so I utilize chess.com to test for java as it allows you to play the computer via java. IcedTea gives some error which I haven’t figured out yet how to fix, nor am I sure I plan on fixing it since I have two other operating systems on my netbook that I can use (Only Lubuntu 13.10 has java installed though…). I feel this “research” is beneficial as I believe that although Bill Gates is still around, as well as Microsoft, that pretty soon their proprietary pushing on the public consumer may come to a screeching halt. For example, I don’t have to utilize Microsoft office in order to get a word document typed up, nor do I need Excel to make a spreadsheet. I believe there is even freeware for Powerpoint that can be utilized. I say all this because Android is very popular and doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. With freesourcing and freeware, I’m speaking for me now, why would I need to “buy” any proprietary software? I enjoy getting free stuff, and I don’t mind learning how to utilize it as I can get an updated version without coming out of my pocket. Sounds great right? The only detrimental thing that I continually find is that it becomes difficult in certain instances to install what would seem to be a simple program. More to come on that…

I recently went to the welfare office to check on the status of my case. I don’t know about the rest of the US, but I can’t get my foot in the door with any company. That is one of the main reasons I began my own. Having a unique company name with no previous clients doesn’t help… yet the beat goes on. I’m looking for new areas to pursue, mainly in the transportation industry. I have an idea to modify the current bicycle as we know it to make it useful for all 4 seasons that New York encounters. I’m working on the blueprint as we speak and I don’t know if I should just sell the idea to a company or if I should just produce the product via my company. It comes down to funding, and if I can find some people who want to fund the business and have a say in how the product is to be completed, I’m all ears. My main goal is to get the product into the market and it doesn’t have to put a gazillion dollars in my pocket. I have an Art background, and so I would just consider it one of my masterpieces should it come to fruition, which GOD allowing would be within 5 years. But at this moment money is almost nonexistent for me and I can’t even get a low paying job. I’m thinking should I just try and work for a fast food restaurant till something comes along and accept minimum wage? That sounds ridiculous as I was making around $45,000. I don’t mind taking a pay cut, but to be paid less than half of that sounds foolish to me…

Quote of the week: Eyes and brains, Watson. Eyes and brains.

Progress…

Hello!

 

Today I feel I made progress, albeit I have a long way to go… I have a potential place to get prospective employees! I spoke to a gentleman who was very insightful and helpful. I look forward to working with him in the future. I thought the meeting was going to be shorter, but it turned out to be close to two hours! I thought I would be able to jump back on a bus with the 2 hour transfer period… so much for that hehehe… But I would’ve done it over again, and I believe that’s how we should live, with no regrets. So I’m still working on contacts, and if you know anyone who may be interested in work or need help, please feel free to drop a line. I figure I post now before midnight hits in two minutes. 

PS. I wrote myself a check, and I was a bit concerned since I saw the envelope with my name showing twice and was thinking… who hacked me?!?! But then I noticed I did it (embarrassed face…). PS. I’m still taking donations at http://gogetfunding.com/project/absium for working capital (even $3-5 makes a difference. I have a saying “Sumthin is better n nuthin”. I’ll translate- Something is better than nothing). 

Good night.

yesterday and today

Are the votes in…? heheh. I was mentally exhausted and wasn’t even aware yesterday. This is the second week that has happened playing in a chess tournament. I totally embarrassed myself and apologized to my opponent. He didn’t want me to apologize (he was being nice), but I had to since I played a severely subpar game. It was cool that I lost because he wanted to review the game with me and he started giving me his bio (Masters in Physics, made silicone drones). One would have to be an incredible liar if he was making this stuff up! We were reviewing the game and he was going over his thoughts and I was going over mine. Then more players came over to where we were reviewing the game and I got taught some fundamentals. One guy told me that I should play the Nimzo Indian (Aron Nimzovich’s opening). I relayed I was reading his book  (My System) and hadn’t gotten to that yet. So it works for me! I tried to take a nap on the train to rest my mind and thought I would be fully equipped come chess time. It seems my brain needed more rest as I saw when we were reviewing the game where my play got extremely bad…

Business wise, I’m still on the shoe string budget and don’t know any other way of getting an advance besides charging companies two weeks in advance for services. Then the quandary came about that if I do get some employees, not only do I have to pay liability and worker’s comp insurance, I would need general liability insurance! Folks, I’m collecting unemployment and the gov’t likes to take any money out of my hand that they can… $361 a week (given sporadically on a few occasions) isn’t beneficial. I have a family to take care of and that can’t even make the rent! I’m determined not to go on public assistance, so GOD willing we’ll see how this plays out. I’m believing that the business will be successful, since it wasn’t my will to do it. I was looking for a job and there was no door opening for employment (couldn’t even get temp work!). I don’t plan on robbing any banks or hacking any accounts (to get major capital) since I’m not able to get any loans. I asked for a loan and I have to have capital… If I have capital, I wouldn’t need a loan… There are even grants that NY can give and you still need to have capital!

I haven’t updated my website http://gogetfunding.com/project/a-it-temps-agency . I plan on adding another week and see how things go.

Till then,

good day.

Continue the streak…

Hello!

I didn’t get to post yesterday due to another busy day… It was so busy I can’t remember! I’m trying to get this blog in before I can’t get it in tonight. I know that I was working on getting funding (updated business plan and signed off on some SBA documents). I got an email stating how much much I would need to get a loan above $30,000, and I don’t have it! I also went to Queens to get my business account. I like that the bank doesn’t have a “maintenance fee” to maintain my money. You would think someone is counting the money you have in the bank everyday and therefore you have to be charged. I think that is political talk to say that they want to charge you for holding your money. Speaking of political… anyone voting or going to share who they are going to vote for? I know two people I wouldn’t be voting for: Weiner and Spitzer. Before I would vote for them, they would need a lot of time out of the limelight for their scandals…

So I still have major marketing to do for the business, and have to learn how to get funding quickly. I can’t get a personal loan since I’m being told it doesn’t look like I can pay it back, and that I don’t have “revolving” credit. How can I get revolving credit when nobody wants to lend money?!? I don’t want to go to a loan shark (I would owe a million dollars before the year was over!) ! The saying “You have to spend money to make money” is true in my eyes, but how do you get the money if you’re not working?!? I was thinking of maybe doing like the people who like to get donations on the train (that’s call crowdfunding- albeit it’s against the law…). I try to do it the legal way, and I feel like I’m wasting my time.

Anyone want to lend me $10,000? If not, you can make a small contribution: http://gogetfunding.com/project/a-it-temps-agency  heheheheheheheh

Good day.

Let’s get it going!

Alright! The EIN is received! I’m ready to go! But… I still need funding… it’s all about the funding… I’m looking for funding from credit unions since that may be the best route to get a loan via SBA. I’m still learning how to post/blog/wordpress… if anyone has advice or know experts that I can consider for work, support, or guidance, I would greatly appreciate it. I have to update my funding website gogetfunding.com/project/a-it-temps-agency to show the changes that have happened. I just got off the phone with a brother of mine who’s trying to get me connected with someone in Texas! No state is out of bounds, I’m looking to googlize! 

Now I need to set up like 9 more websites… Who would’ve thought a start-up needed so much starting up? LinkedIn is the next target. Any angel funders out there? I’m looking to do too much it appears… I want to set up a website (chess based) where I display my new variation of chess, which I call Checkmate 2 to get funding from another source (I live in a studio with my wife and 2 kids, the studio is about 850 square feet– that shows how serious the financial situation is in NY. My wife used to do real estate and some places in Manhattan can go for $2000 for 300 square feet!). I looked up variations on chess just to confirm my idea was original. It is! I may have to learn how to put pgn to work on a website… at least the basics so if I pay someone I don’t get hustled…

Good night.

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…0-0. I’m a castle! (Blue’s Clues remix on “Love Day” ditty)

I should’ve guess there would be days like this…

I’m noticing that it isn’t easy on this website to get posts or feedback… I guess I have to spend more time making an impression on other people’s blogs and spiff up mine. Just opening the “Reader” I notice there’s feedback galore…  Wordpress does mention it takes time to get a following. I do plan on trying to type at least 2 paragraphs a post, but I’ve only been posting 2 paragraphs! I guess it’s not getting anyone’s attention…

I’m into efficiency and I guess I have to realize that efficiency comes from learning how to process things in an orderly and timely manner. My timeframe is usually short. For instance, I enjoy the game of chess and earlier this year (perhaps a few months ago) I made it a goal that I would become a National Master in chess (rating of 2200). My rating come September will be below 1200. The rating system is interesting as per USCF (United States Chess Federation) as your rating increases or decreases the third week of the last month. I have a long way to go to get to 2200, but at one point I wasn’t enjoying the game, but was playing as if I were studying for the SATS (please note I’ve graduated from High School over a decade ago…). I mention that to say that it wasn’t fun, and I wasn’t enjoying the game. I feel like I’m trying to do that in technology as well since I don’t have a firm grasp of the security side of technology as I want to know it. I asked Bill Mullins (who has a blog on here called Tech Thoughts Daily Net News) and he gave me information to get me on my way. I still haven’t fully checked it out, but just took a glance. It could be the youthful side of me…

I also heard recently on Law and Order- Criminal Intent Vincent D’Onofrio’s character say “Jack of all trades, Master of Nuthin’ ” and I feel that somewhat rings true for me since I believe I have plenty of talent and I’ve been dispersing it everywhere. If you read my about section, you can see my focuses. But what if I could master all of my focuses? Isn’t it possible? I’m into efficiency, and learning, and… the learning could be hindering me from being a master since I like to learn new things. I’ve decided to try to focus my energies on a few things so I’m not over the place. I respect people who have a mastery in one field (whether it’s engineering, math, even cleaning!). All of their focus and energy is in one thing with years of experience within that field. To bring this into focus, I’ve been looking for work going on a year, but it seems that companies may not have been as interested since although I’ve done tons of administrative work, it’s not focused in one particular area… So it just makes sense naturally that I would open a business and handle all facets till I’m too overworked and need to hire help (Sounds great doesn’t it?). 

I would be remiss if I didn’t put my link for my crowdfunding: http://gogetfunding.com/project/a-it-temps-agency . I don’t believe some of my associates and even family are taking me serious, but I have nothing to lose since I can’t get hired. I figure I can just work like I’ve been working for other companies to make money for myself where there isn’t a glass ceiling… 

Election time is around the corner here in NY, and I don’t know if any people here on wordpress are considering candidates, but I have to do more research on the top 3 candidates on the polls at the moment before I choose (should I vote…). This means more time learning. Can the brain be too informationalized before it becomes fatigued and doesn’t learn at a rapid rate?

Any researchers/educators that may know?