tech issues, and life issues

Hello all!

I’m am still on my quest to test linux operating systems. I downloaded and installed two new OSs: Fedora 20 and Linux Mint 16. Regrettably I lost my windows XP with the Fedora install… It wasn’t showing the drive correctly and I thought I “knew” what I was doing. Note to all: backup data before trying! I take it as a blessing, although I lost many files. The memory was running low on my C: drive and I tried to create another partition to give it more space. I wasn’t allowed to as Windows XP can’t do it by default. I tried to used a linux operating system to make the C: drive bigger, but to no avail… So that means I have to move forward with Linux. The one thing I truly enjoy is that it’s open source and the programs are free! I remember even when I was younger I had a strong distaste in my mouth for windows products since one would be forced to upgrade or be faced with an obsolete product. I like free products, and I want to be able to give out free products as well in the future.

I’m officially getting SNAP now. I don’t know how it works as I given two different versions regarding the benefits (regarding how often I would be getting the benefits). In due time, GOD allowing I’ll know. So how does one continue a business when I’m stuck in a “Back to Work” program from 9-5? This hinders plans… I guess I would have to show them I have financial backing in order to be exempt from the program. I also was served with another eviction notice. I feel like a lawyer now I’m in court so much! Maybe I should study law. I have a new avenue regarding the business, and I’m excited yet I don’t know how to proceed. I need funding (as usual), but like the free operating systems, I have to find ways to get the resources and materials I need to make maquettes (small versions of the product). The product is a modification of sorts to bicycles. I can’t give any more information than that as I wouldn’t want someone to try to run off with my idea. Till it’s patented, no pics… :-(. I plan on putting it on kickstarter since I tried another crowdfunding website (I can’t even remember the name of it at the moment…) and I got nowhere. I mean I did get some funding, but it was from “family and friends”. I thought I would get donations from total strangers. I guess my staffing agency idea wasn’t the best. I believe I should be donations from strangers on my bike mod idea. I’ll give a hint: a bike where you can be protected from the elements! How does that sound?

Back to the linux operating systems: I am testing them out to see which would be best for public use. I appreciate Lubuntu 13.10 (which I’m currently using) and Slitaz as the latter allowed me to partition my former windows xp laptop. Remember that Apple uses a linux/unix based operating system, and android does as well. Much respect to Bill Gates as Microsoft is still in the game (albeit their operating systems tend to get worse and worse as they progress: does anyone understand why windows looks like a mobile phone and a desktop?) I believe the computer parts companies are in cahoots with Apple and Microsoft. I have an operating system (Lucid Puppy) that works with my not up-to-today’s standards netbook. It has a single core processor and 2GB of ram and would embarrass those with more specs on their laptops and perhaps tablets!

If anyone wants a new operating system on their tablet, let me know. I don’t mind installing heheheh…

My quote of the week: Humble yourself so that you can be exalted and state the obvious.



Change has come…

Before the new year is here, I am speaking of change. I have even changed my avatar to make my point. A quote I heard before: “The only constant thing is change.” I am finding that this statement is true. Whether people want to change or not, change is inevitable. Life will push you sometimes where you don’t want to go, and what you want you may not always get. What you need may not always be available. I want to say that I’m turning over a leaf in my life, but those are just words. I want to be a man of my actions: if I say it, I do it, as far as humanly possible.

I plan on focusing more on IT related issues, and for the people who are following, I pray you stay tuned since if you’re reading this, you have some type of knowledge to IT and the IT world.  I don’t plan on using overly sophisticated IT words, (albeit I may use technical terms, and plan on making it obvious to non techies) in order for everyone to enjoy and use me as a source of information on IT. If you want to know what’s going on personally, I plan on relaying that I’m still working out the financial kinks.

Thanks for reading my discourse, now on to the show…

I have been trying to find the right Linux operating system to utilize that is both fast and stable. I have a single core processor and 2gb of ram installed on my netbook (Acer Aspire 532h). In layman’s terms, if I had Windows installed, I would be able to have many programs open at the same time, but the computer would open each program slowly. With Lucid Puppy (5.28 i believe is the version), the browser is super fast and one click brings up whatever I’ve clicked on within a second! That’s the type of speed that I want. Some linux operating systems appear to be made for old computers that don’t have a lot of ram or hard drive space. This is beneficial since they can replace windows as the main operating system.

I want to give an example of the hard drive issue: my wife has a netbook with windows xp as the operating system, while I have a laptop with windows xp as well. We both have Microsoft Office 2010 on our computers. I opened Microsoft Word on her computer and it loaded faster than my laptop! My wife has 160gb hard drive and so do I. The difference is my hard drive is partitioned! This means that it is broken up into more than one section. For example, my C: drive is 19gb and my D: drive is 141gb. Since my wife’s computer isn’t partitioned, it loaded quicker. The hard drive is used for space to load programs quickly as well for some reason on windows. (Notice the lower case “w” when I mention windows. That must be a Linux user thing heheh). I have a dual core processor, while her netbook has a single core processor. This didn’t seem to matter. What Linux appears to do is cut out the junk running in the background which allows for a faster performance (* this may be a fallacy statement, as I have to look into this). I currently have 3 operating systems on my netbook with a 40gb hard drive. Please note that each run well (surprisingly Lubuntu 13.10 is not the fastest although it has the most hard drive space at 15gb!). It becomes a pain to maintain them since any little glitch (ie your computer shuts off from low battery) results in you having to play programmer to some effect.

Stay tuned…

Loot, Linux and life…

Hello again.

I am going to write this entry almost like a diary entry, without giving too much

information that may have people looking to get to “know” me heheh. So, I am still in

the dilemma of being evicted, and I’m praying and believing it won’t happen. I have

sought government intervention to stop that from happening and am still in the process.

I am noticing that NY may be trying to raise their property value and are driving out

those who don’t make a certain amount of income. Tourists who come here are fascinated

by NY (maybe it’s the bright lights…), but I’m not. Some people have studios in

midtown and lower manhattan that run at perhaps $3000 for 200 square feet! That amount

of money can get you a nice place like a condo in a different state!

I’m also looking to get my foot into an IT job position. I didn’t know how much

competition there was for that! I was trying to establish a IT staffing agency, but it

appears I may have to help with the branding of the company by doing IT work myself. I

was trying to enter the IT field on a basic helpdesk or desktop support mindset with

hired IT personnel. But it is not working out like I planned. I do have a client who

needs a program made (which is currently being worked on…) and it would make sense

that I make a step in the programming arena since I want to focus on cyber security.

I have been doing some programming since I have been working with various linux

operating systems. Last week I was battling to get two linux oss installed and

operating, and that was a frustrating thing! I had to reinstall the same oss twice! It

was easy to install, but to make both of them boot was a different story! I searched

online and usually no one knows how to fix my situation. There are two variables:

either I don’t know how to do an appropriate search, or my specific case hasn’t been

solved. The cool thing from doing so much research is that I get a little tidbit here,

and a little tidbit there, and I’m able to figure out what I need to do to solve my

problem. I truly appreciate linux, but I see why it hasn’t hit mainstream. The cool

thing about it is it helps me to jump into programming, and so I may be able to figure

out how to be a great white hat hacker!

PS. I plan on trying to post at least twice a week. If you read my post, and I don’t

keep my word, feel free to put me on blast hehehe or send me a friendly reminder…

Good night,

it’s been that long already?

Hello again!

I feel like I’m letting you guys down… I’m struggling to post as the days progress. The beneficial thing is it shows that I’m busy. The only thing is I feel like I’m doing “busy work” and not getting work done. But “little by little, bit by bit” I’m making it happen. I enjoy wordpress since I feel I can reflect on this like my journal, albeit a public journal. I want you guys to get some glimpses as to what goes on in my life, and that’s why my blog has the name that it has. Where did I leave off? I believe I mentioned my netbook problem and I found a new operating system (Slax 7). I remember my netbook was running faster with Windows 7… I think it’s because the thing boots from a 4GB flash drive that may be slowing it down. I was thinking of getting a bigger flash drive to see if that would work, or the alternative would be to install on a hard drive. It appears the maker of the operating system didn’t design it to do that, but that’s what I’m in the IT business for: to learn how to hack (make things do what I want them to do). I like languages, and it appears with Linux you have to learn a different language to communicate with it. Chinese anyone? heheh. I want to learn Chinese, but Linux doesn’t deal with the Chinese language, unless you choose that language for the system to utilize. 

I want to stay focused on 3 things: running a successful business, becoming a National Master in chess, and taking care of my family. I believe the first plays into the next two… let me know if you disagree. So, I was able to hustle some money together (thanks to a buddy of mine) where I was able to make close to $600 in 3 days! (And it was legal!) I’m thinking if I could do that for my business, I would be set! My goal is to make $100K in the first year, albeit I haven’t made a dime yet, but I was informed that during the holidays that IT assistance becomes a vital factor for companies. I pray I get to see that happen. I’m still marketing and trying to find out what’s the best way and who’s the best people to speak to about launching the business off the ground. I’m not too concerned about the government closing down partially since it appears this is being done to make a statement (if you recall, earlier this year there was going to be another shutdown, and I don’t even remember for what….). 

I think I caught up on things… I still have rent wayyyy overdue (I know some of you share my pain heheh). I still haven’t been brought to court and I thought that would’ve happened. I’m just trying to play some catchup since I appreciate that I still have a roof over my head. I forgot something… I may go into marketing to raise funds for the business. I’m not an expert at marketing, but I do have a sense of humor and know when things are able to catch on. I sent an email to someone about a little diddy that I made for Little Caesars. I haven’t gotten a response, but I plan on following up. 

For those who may be “black” centric, I just found “The Network Journal” that would assist entrepreneurs.


Stay tuned…