Help Me Readers! You’re My Only Hope!

Have you guys seen Star Wars yet?

And why the heck not??

No, I’m not gonna talk about Star Wars…well, at least not the movie. I am gonna talk about one of the video games and fan fiction and I’m gonna tie it all back to “why you should always have a backup for your stuff”! Just watch –

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Welcome to 2016!

Hey everyone! Merry post Christmas and Happy New 2016!

It’s been two weeks into the new year and already, we’ve lost some great people – just this week alone, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, and Dan Haggerty. Apparently, celebrities DO die in threes (are Dementors still guarding Betty White?)

For some reason today, I wanted a laugh – and because I was lazy and on Netflix – so I went with Galaxy Quest, the unofficial tenth Star Trek; I had wanted to go with Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy because Alan Rickman is the most awesome of androids, but I kinda didn’t want to buy it.

Enough of that. The real reason to be here is, OMG yes, I am going to be much better at updating this. On a regular basis. I know, I say that every month, but hey – life. You know. But really, one of my goals this year to update my stuff – so you’ll – hopefully – see more blog posts, more updates to SPANTENNA, and more social posts, cause apparently you guys like reading the things I post.

So fasten your seatbelts, people! I’m putting this year into gear!

 

How Do YOU Work?

Over at Lifehacker – the best site for interesting things – they have a series of articles that talk about how people work. Not what they do, but how they do it. For some reason, it got me wondering how many of you freelancing readers out there are working your freelancing. Every person is different when it comes to their working style and freelancing is no different, however with freelancing, you can basically work whenever and wherever you want.

Okay, there is that difference.

But if you’re new to freelancing, how should you be working?

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The Ups and Downs of Windows 10

As of yesterday, it has been one month since Windows 10 became the official new release of the Windows operating systems and I have now spent that month having it on both my laptop and my desktop. You’ll remember the previous entries detailed the good and bad of trying to actually install Windows 10 and now that I have, what exactly do I think? Well, I’ll tell you, but first a disclaimer –

As you are a freelancing crowd, I’m sure you’ve already done your homework about Windows 10. This is totally not a review of Windows 10, but a little opinion piece that can hopefully add to the reviews you’ve been reading. With that said, I will say that I’ll be saying things in contradictory form against some of these reviews, so you know – research before you decide to make the plunge!

Let’s make our favorite Stewie Sandwich on this, shall we?

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Windows 10 is Here and It’s…Complicated

So, in my last post, I gushed how little issue I had with installing Windows 10 on my laptop. Other than needing to do a reinstall, which I had planned to do as a clean install anyway, everything went smoothly.

And then I got the official notification of Windows 10 on my desktop.

Desktop install – One week later 8/7

Literally one week to the day of the official launch of Windows 10, my desktop gives me the official announcement that I can upgrade it from Windows 7. And there was much rejoicing. I had been wanting to try Windows 10 on Optimus Prime for quite some time now, as it’s faster and has a bigger screen. Surely, the upgrade from 7 to 10 would be much quicker and more rewarding on my desktop, right?

No. Not at all.

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Windows 10 is Here and It’s…Well…

Oh readers, how nice to see you again!

Sorry, apologies, and all that stuff, so let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

Windows 10.

By now, you all know that Microsoft’s latest operating system is out and about and if you’re one of the millions who is running either Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, your copy is totally free (as long as you do it in a year). And you all know that I’ve been looking forward to the official release, even throwing my laptop in for the Technical Preview. Well, I can say that I now have it on both computers and the verdict is…

Um…complicated actually.

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Windows 10 Is Coming! Should You Get It?

By now, you must have heard that Windows 10 is official and coming to PCs at the end of next month. It’s a huge undertaking for Microsoft, who not only need to shed off the stigma of Windows 8, but make it so people (read: businesses) will actually want to upgrade from Windows 7 (or XP). The technical preview has been out for a while and Microsoft is getting a ton of feedback from the current users (including me), but all of it amounts to nothing if you can’t use it for your freelancing purposes.

So…will Windows 10 be worth it?

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