Thursday, May 28, 2009

I’m still alive, but I can’t say so much for the Inspiron!

I know I've been away for quite a while, but life has a way sometimes of getting really busy, especially when doctors are involved. I'll spare you the dirty details, unless you request a "deep dive" as they say at work.


Last time I wrote about Frag-Mom and her new video card. Well, both success and failure. I usually don't talk bad about manufacturers, but Dell REALLY bit the big one with the Inspiron 531. After changing out the video card, it worked well for a few days; then it started the BSOD issues again (0x00000E if that means anything to you). But I think we've found a fix for the problem. We're buying a new computer and pressing this one into service for doing accounting and inventory for our new businesses.


Yes, I said businesses, plural. I'm getting tired of the way the Air Force works (you'd figure that after 21 years, I'd have figured it all out, but no). In the past 2 weeks, I've learned that both of the people above me a few levels, the CIO and the one below him, are moving to different jobs. There is no stability in the Air Force leadership, and THAT, my friends, is why the military in general (no pun intended) cannot get anything accomplished in a reasonable length of time. So, I'm going to try to build up my businesses part time while I'm working until I can support my family in the manner to which we've become accustomed without being a government contractor. I have no idea how long that will take, and I have no idea if one day I may just get so fed up with contracting that I just walk off. Only God knows what the future holds.


So, I'm guessing you're wondering about my new businesses. I'm going to withhold that information until everything gets stabilized in the part-time realm. So you can wait for a few months until I hammer out all the details. I will share one part of it, though. Go to this site. Poke around and let me know if you have any questions. I'll respond in less than 24 hours, Lord willing.


Well, back to Frag-Mom's new computer. You'll have to wait for that, too, just like we do. TigerDirect says it should be here around June 2nd, so once it get's here, there'll be unboxing pictures and a nice long article about the "construction" process (because I'll be building it from parts).


I'm going to keep this one short, because I'll be posting more in a few days once the box is completed.