Okay, yes, I've been silent on this blog, yet again, for a really long time. The reason is... radically different. People who have seen my facebook profile already know what has happened, as well as readers on the City of Heroes Forums, Clockwork Mansion, and the Mepis Community forums.
I went back to school.
More importantly, I did not go back to school for anything tech related. I tried through most of 2010 to get hired on the merits of my tech expertise, and I got nowhere. So I chose to broaden my applicable skill-set and attend school to become a Pastry Chef.
Since January I have been in Flordia attending the Notter School of Pastry Arts. Now, when I applied for the school, the financial aid office offered to help me establish funding to attend the school. 8 months of effective unemployment gave me pretty much nothing to work with, and for whatever reason the State of Georgia was not willing to cut unemployment checks for me. I never saw any money from the unemployment that I filed for last year, despite receiving confirmation letters that I was eligible for, and would get, unemployement benefits.
Ultimately the financial aid office was able to establish a loan to cover the amount of tuition not covered by grants or scholarships. However, the school and I were unable to establish any loans to cover LIVING expenses. That's a story I do not really want to get into here.
Since I've gotten down to Florida I've been applying pretty much everywhere. Staples, Borders, CompUSA, Publix, Williams Sonoma, M&M's store, Chick'Fil'A, T-mobilie, toys'r'us, Best Buy, Apple Store, and Zaxby's are just a few of the places that I've applied at. Chipolte Mexican Grill is doing a job fair of sorts tomorrow, I intend to be there. However, the only place I have had a response back from has been M&M's store, and I can't take that job because it's hours conflict with school.
So, that brings me up to, well, now. I need money to cover food, rent, and power. As is my car is up for sale back in Georgia, but I don't know whether or not it will move by the end of the month.
Immediately then, I'm placing two of my own systems up on the purchase block, as there is a chance THEY might move before the month is out.
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel D975XBX Motherboard
RadeonHD 4580 - Crossfire X2
Thermaltake Bach Media Chassis
Geforce GTS 250 - SLI X3
Yes, I realize these aren't exactly the blazing best top of the line systems anymore. I'm also not sure where to price them either. Thing is, I've done up stuff like the power-supplies and cooling fans. Neither processor uses a stock heatsink. In terms of total power, they'll both still outrun everything in the $600-$800 market from Dell, HP, or Gateway.
Ballpark figure, I'd like to pull around $700 for the Intel Core 2 Duo system. I'd like to see the Triple SLI system move for a bit more, around $800. I'm open to best offers under those. I'm really not in a position to say no.
I'm not ready yet to sell either my I7 or Phenom II system, but hey, if you are interested in those systems, email me, ask about them, and we can work something out. Again, I'm not really in a position to say no to any sale right now.
Beyond those systems, if anybody who reads this is in the Orlando area, or knows somebody in the Orlando area, who is looking for a tech or somebody to work in a kitchen, drop me an email.
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