That kid next door is the smartest I.T. kid I have EVER met. I worked at AT&T and a bunch of companies. Had electronics in the U.S. Navy. I use, and build up computers every single day. What a shame the world is. He went to prison, for something. Went to school for programming. The government offered him a job at age 17.
The biggest problems in the world are social. A woman calls him that got beat up by her husband. She is an old woman, needs ride to take her to pick up the car at the mental health center where her husband is at. Some people ARE rascally scoundrels around here. Kind of, predatory. But it isn’t just the poor. They aren’t nearly as predatory as some people who are wealthy and enjoy many privileges. I guess, it is the same all over the world. I don’t know what the answer is. To enjoy, what is to be enjoyed as it is, in the present moment.
https://joom.ag/wpZQ You can also just click this graphic. Formats to Android. Yep, works pretty good! I am writing KINDLE books. My dream is to earn some money with Digital content. I want to visit places, other places in the world like my heroes; Wandering Earl. Tim LeFFel. Nomadic Matt, and many others.
A little store on 5th street. Dunno if this area is “Little Italy” or not. It’s more like the River Market area. I go down there and buy a old HP dc 5800 desktop. $35 bucks. CHEAP. I always built my own machines, used AMD ‘cos it’s cheap. Well hey, the Intel Core 2 Quads are dirt cheap on Ebay. Try $14. A NewEgg MOBO I just bought fritzed on me big time.
Mike fixed me right up. His prices are competitive with eBAY, plus you get it right now. He put some RAM sticks in for me free of charge. Laptopskc.com is his web site with his inventory, I believe. Why buy a used computer from the Salvation Army, when you can buy from a professional? I was highly impressed. I build my own computers. I have A+, INet+, Network+, so I am at least smart enough to do some things. Eh- he does it better.
650 E. 5th Street, KCMO MO, 64106. 816- 521-0229. He sells his gear on Craigslist. He’s pretty good, helpful, and has a ton of stuff. Very knowledgeable. Before, I steered clear of Dell/Compaq/HP.
That old Machine has a heat pipe CPU cooler/all metal very sturdy case, PLUS this HP can be modded, upgraded. Gonna Flash the Bios now. All of my old cards worked great in it. So, I am very pleased with this shop, and the area certainly needs a computer shop. The old PC Warehouse went defunct.
I go on Udemy and take their courses. I particularly like Geoff Shaw’s courses. He is a writer. I have A+, INET+, NetWork+. I have a desktop I constantly upgrade and experiment with. I learn, learn, learn all the time.
I am particularly interested in travel and possible Expatriation. I go post on Facebook all the time, where I have a small circle. It’s almost my family bulletin board.
The HUD project for old Vets, disabled, and seniors is a Godsend to me! I couldn’t keep up with the high crime, Narly Northeast. Even Independence sucks, the west side is full of, people that are, let’s say, not so advanced.
I am writing a novel about Northeast right now, based on actual events. My goal is to publish books on Kindle. I use Unity and Blender. There are nice little courses on Udemy about Blender and Unity. The Udemy courses are very cheap.
I am studying, studying, learning. I stay on my computer almost all my waking hours. I study Android programming, in addition, but haven’t made anything lately. My focus is on writing the Kindle book(s).
This area of the city is better than Northeast. The secret is- keeping to yourself. There are evil people around. One guy was partying with some others in this building. They took his phone, wallet and bus pass. “Somebody” took it. The people in this building are mostly old and disabled, but there are other, kind of sharks hanging around.
The secret is, just keeping to yourself. I am always working on my computers, my goals, so, I don’t hang around with nobody. Everyone in the world has their own agenda.
Still, I don’t feel safe. Shit happens, where it wants to happen.