I went to WordCamp in St. Louis at the outset of this month. It’s a bit late to recap, but here ya go. Here’s 1 of 2 videos with my very loud and bumpy ride back to Georgia.

#wcus A long drive leads to thinking a lot on the drive home. Part one of two. Sorry for the horrible audio but the bridge was cool.

Posted by Outright Sites on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

So the next video can be found on my facebook page which is here. And there you have it.

I have been without a computer at home for close to 3 weeks. I’m in total withdraw and I’m extremely nervous about the whole situation. I took my desktop (the kind with a window so you can see the inside and a red glow – also the kind that is bought on craigslist [never again] with a short meetup at Burger King in East Atlanta) to a local mechanic.

After cleaning the PC and checking the power source, they concluded it might be the mother board. That wasn’t it either. Then they check the GPU and decided that that is it. So I’m waiting for parts each time they make these checks. At the same time, I’m going a bit crazy. I will have to update when that fixes itself. I’m also considering a beefy laptop from Dell, AMD or NewEgg.

One small thing I did uncover, while on the phone with Fry’s Electronics, is a nifty website you may find interesting if you like hardware. I’m a software person (naturally by trade) but I do like my hardware. So the site has build guides, a place to look for parts, and a “show-and-tell.” It’s called PcPartPicker.com.

I was hoping to have another site to show but I’m not where I want to be this year. I am behind and there’s just no excuse. I hope things get moving next year. Not to end on a sad note; this year has been significantly better than last year. No layoff. I spoke at a local WordCamp and I’ve grown my business. I also made contacts on Twitter through the WordPress community. There’s a lot to be thankful for!

And thanks for reading : )

Happy Thanksgiving from Outright, me and my family to you and yours. Have a great holiday and keep clicking.

So – I’ve been using Adobe for over 25. I’ve had my ups and downs with the company but mostly ups. It’s such a power set of programs that there really is no match. Until recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that I just can’t afford the software – $75 a month is a bit steep but not if you’re pulling in huge truck loads of cash – sweet, filthy, cold-hard cash. I can affirm that I haven’t seen those trucks yet: still looking.

But I was graciously commissioned by an anonymous donor with enough mullah to get going.

So here’s the plan – one month at a time – costs more per month but I save in the long run by not having an active account for a whole year. I’m not trying to swindle anyone here / I just can’t commit up-front to the $600. That’s a lotta dough. But I did commit. And so I’m happy to announce – I have (another) account with Adobe. Yes, “another,” because I had the CS1 waaaayyyy back in the day. It was a college graduation gift from Mom and Dad. Love those two.

So here we go. Another blank canvas in front of me. Another fun path to run down, screaming and intoxicated, but in a professional and safe manner. What do I do first? I’ve already downloaded PS, Illustrator and Bridge. I have a theme to develop but no cool-looking graphics for place holders.

So as that unfolds, I also have a few things to point out – Firefox has a new logo, new update (which is noticeably faster, if only slightly so) and Uber is still having issues. That and it’s been snowing mostly all day so the end is near for us in Woodstock, GA. Sort of a joke/reference to our little “snowmageddon” here in Georgia during the 2017 winter. Have a good weekend.

If you like online shopping, you might like Cyber Monday. You might not. Either way: Good morning! I’m sitting in my car at the mechanic’s waiting for my Lyft. I can’t run the engine as it needs a new head gasket. So I’m a little bit cold.

I’d better bring a jacket to Nashville. That’s if I can get this car fixed. Ungh. What a week. I survived Thanksgiving. The cabin I was staying at had a septic system and it died or something. I learned a few things though. Never again will I stay somewhere with a septic system. Never again will I stay under the roof with more than one family.

Not bitter though.

So I’m looking forward to Thursday. Can’t wait to go to WCUS.

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