The cross-post nature of this post may get interesting.
Remember when I asked
for comments seeking out things to put in my profile so that people would know a little more about me? Well, with lizheartshakespeare
's help, I have started to put together the profile
that I have dreamed about for four years. It's not as full as I want--I want to include some quotes that are very near and dear to my heart along with some Tomasims--but it's getting there. Now when people look at my profile on LJ, they have a better understanding of who I am.
Those of you on Xanga, however, must suffer through my shameless self-promotion
because Xanga does not convert
characters to <br />'s, nor does Xanga's profile support HTML. I know the proper thing to do is open a trouble ticket regarding this issue to report through the proper channels, but I want to mention it here because of the discrepancy between the two sites.
I was going to be able to write the profile once and copy/paste it to LJ
, but that is not in the cards.
Speaking of Facebook, I haven't seen any traffic come from Facebook, nor has anyone commented on my blogs there. Please, if you read my blog via Facebook, leave me a comment
somewhere (either there on Facebook or here on the actual blog [preferably the actual blog]) so I know that somebody
's reading, else I'm going to deactivate the account again.Writer's Block
There are a plethora of topics that I have put in my notebook to write about over the past several days, but work has been too emotionally draining to write anything. I feel I've let each and every one of you down personally. I keep thinking that if I already had my MacBook, I would have written more because I would have had the ability to leave the house and write electronically as well as have the ability to get comfortable on my futon and write.
Yes, I've changed my mind again slightly: I will get the Whitebook if that is all I can afford. In a recent post, I think I quoted the price as $14xx. I think
I forgot to add tax to that. The Whitebook fully configured to my liking is $1597. If I get the low end unibody, we're looking at $1920. The compromise here is that either way I still won't have an illuminated keyboard and if I can't get the lighter, more durable, more aesthetic machine, I'll still have a kick ass lightweight lappy that will last me for the next couple of years.
Now, if things were going as good as they were back last summer and fall, I would have already made my purchase, but as it is, that's just not in the cards. I feel more wiped out after an 8 hour shift than I did after the 16 hour days I used to put in. I'm driving a bit more at nights to try to get some extra cashflow, but it's slow going. I need some real revenue.
I have a plan to go back to school and retake the Intro to Unix class which is really hurting my GPA because when I left, I didn't withdraw and so there's this incomplete sitting on my transcript. I have practical experience with the subject material now, so minus the final project which requires writing a program in Perl, I can ace the class which is the right way to ease back into school. Having three *nix distros on a laptop could come in handy or at the very least allow me to compare and contrast how each OS handles certain things differently.
Regarding the revenue stream for this purchase, I don't need a bailout from Washington nor do I need Obama's help that isn't help. As an American, I choose to earn my keep, and this situation is no different.
I can perform a plethora of services, but I think that the one that I can most readily provide from my chair here and one which my customers will be able to peruse before the purchase
is my writing. If you know of anyone that is looking for a writer to hire, please have them send an email to professortom[at]gmail[dot]com
with Write for Me
in the subject line. I greatly appreciate any referrals and will be willing to pay a finder's fee based on the size of the job.