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Thoughts on moving forward..

 

So, here’s the general picture of what’s going on. TL;DR: more content going on feedle.net, G+ and Twitter, less Facebook. Moving to Denver regardless of outcome. Computer access may be sporadic.

First off, note that this is posted on feedle.net and shared (usually via IFTTT scripts, YAY IFTTT!) out to Facebook. This will likely be the method that I’ll post big stuff moving forward. A few people I know don’t use Facebook at all (for various reasons), a lot of people use Facebook begrudgingly, and we won’t even go into the problems of Facebook “disappearing” content that for whatever reason they (or one of their algorithms) don’t like. Point is stuff of major magnitude will be here on feedle.net.

Less important stuff (random musings and “check this crap out” will likely be on G+ from now on. Brain farts and emotional belches will continue to be on Twitter. Ok, that’s out of the way.

I’m moving to Denver, maybe on a permanent basis. I’ve come to the conclusion that Oregon is a wonderful place, and I still love it here, but there’s no opportunity for me. I get lots of pings on jobs in Denver, and there seems to be lots of opportunity regardless of where this job goes. And Denver puts me a 4-hour airline flight from a LOT of places. So I’m moving forward with Denver regardless of what happens from now on.

I don’t know exactly how I’m doing this if the job doesn’t come through, but.. well, I honestly don’t care. I’m going to make this happen, it seems I’ll have some level of success there no matter what road I take. Go East Young Man!

So as a result of this move, I may have sporadic use of a real computer until I start some kind of job. Over the weekend I got rid of a LOT of old machines when I cleaned out the storage unit, and I’m pretty much from this point on depending on my iMac desktop machine as my main computer. My entire life is sitting on hard drives connected to my desktop Mac, and I’ve deliberately been warehousing old data on that machine. At some point I’d like to make a copy of this but for now this will do.

As everything is on the iMac (it’s named “astarte” for reference) and I’m preparing it for transport, I’ll be using my Windows gaming machine (named “Atlas”) as the daily driver for a bit. As such, I don’t have access to a lot of archival material, and even more so many projects are on hold until further notice. On a plus side, “atlas” is beefy enough to run virtual machines just perfectly, and I’ve been playing with Debian VMs on a portable file system and enjoying how that works.

I’ll probably post something a little bit later on feedle.net about travel plans in a separate post…

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