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Conversing With My Pastor; If You Don’t Like My Work, Do It Yourself

March 18, 2005 at 3:21 AM


  1. This goes to show you that if something is out there, that it can and will get out to somebdy you know one way or another. In this case, your pastor happened to find out about how you were questioning your beliefs. Well, at least you didn't get into a whole lot of chaos due to it... Example: Tell Person A to do something to Person B, and Person B tells persons C through Z, and Person Z just happens to be somebody you told about what you were doing, so then persons B through Z are mad at you. This really did happen to me once, I haven't talked to Person A since, and Persons B through Z haven't talked to me either. It's really a matter of whether or not you want anyone and everyone to be able to know, and therfore to know, what you are going to release. But who knows, maybe Persons A through Z will be even madder at me now because maybe Person N will find out that I've made this info public and tell Persons A through M and O through Z.

    As for doing such tasks with my family, I remember our attempt to set up a backup server. The hub/gateway were upstairs, and the server was in the basement. Since the wireless signal couldn't reach through the floor (even though the thing was literally right under the gateway), we decided to take out the good old drill and shove some RJ45 cable through the floor (or ceiling, depending on your perspective). Well, imagine my mum's reaction when she sees a thick white RJ45 cable going through the floor a few days later... (But either my mum or my dad will see this too!)

    Anyway, it looks like I'm not the only one literally running a computer repair business for people I know. That includes relatives, friends, friends of friends, school faculty (including the computer teacher!), too many to list. It does make me wonder if I should start charging. All I know is that the school is getting a big fat bill dropped on the principal's desk at the end of the year. But once again, they'll find out about this, and then my plan will be ruined... Go figure, this is the true nature of the Internet.

    Comment by Don Luchini — 3/18/2005 @ 4:39 PM
  2. Hello.............................I haven't said hi to you in a while so I was surprised to see a junkRIOT link on your page. junkRIOT so recent and me talking to you being so far o_O. Considering I don't talk to any of the others at all anymore and I'm sure they'd preffere I stay off the face of the earth :). I digress.....do you enjoy junkRIOT? I am eager for input.

    Comment by mvmarcz — 3/22/2005 @ 10:31 AM
  3. Don:

    Sorry for the late reply here - been somewhat busy this week.

    As for what you said there, that's true. In my case, I didn't really expect it to get out to somebody I know that fast, I didn't expect him to be the first one to find it, and I definitely didn't expect it to be found out by looking for information on the church (that one surprised me). I'm just glad it went as well as it did.

    As for working, I'm pretty much helping out the same kinds of people here (except for the school faculty, but only because I've been out of school for awhile now). In most cases, I don't really charge for my work, either - For now, I'm doing it for the experience, as well as for references. Some people I have helped have wanted to pay me, and, if they're friends of my parents (which is usually the case), I try to give back some (or all) of the money, as in some cases what I did isn't really worth being paid for (in that it was something so simple to do that I'd feel wrong to charge them for it). The only times I've accepted money without trying to give it back are if I've already spent a lot of time trying to get computers set up, or if I'm printing out things for people, especially in mass quantities - I've recently done 750+ business cards (and there will probably be more to print) for two people that my cousin knows, that asked me to do this, and I'll be taking money for the time it took, wear and tear on the printer, and toner use (but not for the cards, as they bought them).


    Hi =)

    As for the comic: Yes, I'm enjoying it so far - It's on the list of comics I read, after all.

    As for input: I can't think of any input I can give for the comic itself, but I can give some input regarding the tempate in use, mostly regarding some minor cosmetic issues in non-IE browsers. However, this isn't the place to post it at (that, and I'm still working on how to fix these issues), so I'll E-Mail you with that information once I've got it ready.

    Comment by Wolfey — 3/22/2005 @ 3:32 PM

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