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Introducing myself, Jonny Quick

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jonny Quick, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Jonny Quick

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    Hello Everyone.

    I've been trying to think about what to say here, and it occurred to me that this is an entire thread where I could say pretty much whatever I wanted to, and not necessarily all at the same time, so that is what provoked me into posting. I have high standards for myself, and frequently if I can't make it perfect, I won't do it at all. So here, I'll live with imperfections and work on getting it "complete" if possible.

    First off, I'm real big on learning. I've been in situations in my life where things stagnate and routine sets in and I'm miserable. I need something new, constantly. And, in forums like this one there is an economy. You give at least as much as you get. I'm also big on teaching. However.

    Since I've become self-employed, I've learned to believe in the value of my own time. There's a big difference between taking whatever some employer thinks you are worth and looking someone in the eye and naming your price with the understanding that if they don't like that price you are likely to not have any money at all. I've developed the ability to do this, unfortunately it's for-real. I really believe my time really is worth money. Always. Every second. The time I waste at a red light, the time I waste standing in line, the time spent sleeping, the time I have to spend driving to this job vs. how long it takes to get to the other job, etc... I am acutely aware of every single second and the fact that each second has a dollar value.

    I don't watch TV. I brush my teeth in the car while driving, and usually eat there too. Etc... And I can't turn it off. My future financial success depends on it.

    I mention all of this because while I am very glad to help someone out with what I know (which btw is computer repair), I am extremely impatient and can be very rude to people that do not have at least some awareness of the value of my time. I'm giving it away for free, and some people think that is what is worth. They think "free" is worth "nothing".

    Sometimes, people that I call "mouth breathers" will call me in the middle of the day, while I am working, on my cell, and I will take time from my work to sometimes try to help them fix their computer. Young college students get special sympathy for me. Except for when they make the mistake of not paying attention to me. I'm interupting my work day to provide free computer repair advise to someone that couldn't afford to pay someone to fix the computer that they need for their studies, and in the middle of this service, they choose go "off-mic" to tell their "significant other" that he think she looks better in the blue sweater and not the red one.

    I hang up immediately, and will not answer when they try to call back. Strike one and you are out. Keep that in mind.

    Having said that, I do computer repair for money. Malware removal, system optimization, building, upgrades, etc... Pretty much whatever people need. My skills have been created by the demand of the market. Laptop downgrades (Vista to XP) are popular, and I'm good at it. All that is pretty much for free, if I have the time and if the person is polite and has at least (as I mentioned) some awareness of the value of my time.

    I mention all of this because this is my currency, this is what I hope to use in order to pay for what I am looking for, which is some good, general information on where the money is and how it can be had. I've made the decision that I'm going to make my income in the comfort and safety of working indoors on a computer vs. exposed to elements and risks outside. And since this is where I am going, it would be a good idea to become as fully-informed on opportunities as possible.

    Okay, guess that's enough for now. I'll write more later if I think of something, and if I'm not too embarrassed by what I've written so far, lol.
     
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    I want to start a thread so that I can ask questions/talk about starting a Discussion Forum web-site (something I've wanted to do for years).

    What section is the most appropriate?

    Thanks in advance.

    Jonny
     
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    Just noticed you can edit a post long after it's posted. That's a major plus, I think. Got rid of the gold on black theme, and using the black on light & medium blue default skin, and it's a whole let easier to use now. Only down-side I can see so far is the yellow fonts can't be read.
     
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    Okay, I've been developing for a few weeks/months and feel like I have some sense of my identity on this forum, and where the limits are.

    I'll just say it straight-out. I operate at a different level than most people. I've been told that I would more than likely test out at the 0.1% on the Bell Curve.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_deviation

    So if I'm posting something, and you aren't getting it, that's one possible explanation. Another is that I am also quite free with my "stream of consciousness" when posting. I type lightening fast, and once the fingers are in motion the thought is going to get committed to the post no matter what. Sometimes it seems odd, hard-to-read, etc... It makes sense at the time, and usually I can connect the thoughts. I do back-up and edit, but unless the though is completely disconnected, stupid or boring, it stays in and get's "crafted" instead of being deleted. But I do delete, under the conditions I just mentioned. Note: Being "entertaining" is reason enough to keep something in a post. My definition of what's funny may be different than yours, but then, I can appreciate humor that most people cannot understand, either due to intellectual deficiency or an unwillingness to give my posts the level of attention they merit.

    Or not, lol. It might just be all crap. But it's mine and I'm sharing it. There's no one pointing a gun at your head, and forcing you to read, so if the humor falls short (or goes over your head), just move along. There's plenty of shiny pictures of round objects elsewhere.

    In case anyone has seen it, George Carlin was the inspiration for giving myself permission to do this. I once saw a performance of his wherein he describes how he would sit down at a typewriter and just type whatever came to his head. He them said that much of what he wrote was "crap", but every once in a while there would be this shining gem.

    So, I'm after the shining gems, and I'm willing to endure a certain amount of social "WTF" in order to get them. Read what I post, and take the full measure of what I'm saying. Chances are good you've never heard these ideas before. That's normal for me. I have original thought, vs. regurgitated electronic reproduction like so many that pass for "intelligent" have. Some thought is synthesized, and some of it is pure creation, to the extent that sometimes I feel compelled to deny my role in the creation of the idea, but rather point to a possible God, with myself as a conduit.

    And sometimes I'm just certain it's all coming from me, lol.

    I should also mention that there is an over-arching design in this entire effort, which is my single-minded desire to better myself financially. I have "dependents" if you will, and am overdue for the success that should have been mine long ago. And even as I assert my own value, and the value of my time, so too do I recognize the value of someone else's time, and expertise. I seek people that think like I do, have something to offer, and are interested in some kind of trade. That's the basic framework, as I see it now.

    Regards,

    Jonny
     
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    I'm looking for a particular interview, and this isn't it. But the beginning has resonance. After a while, it gets boring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_tI55SW4H4&feature=player_embedded
     
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    Some people may notice I send a "Friend Request" without actually having any communication with them and think it's a little weird. I've looked around and haven't seen any community standards for Friend Requests, so I've made up my own.

    I send friend requests to anyone I think is intelligent and has something interesting, useful or profitable to say. It's okay to refuse. I had one Member PM me before he chose to not accept, and several more have silently declined. It's more of a compliment than anything else. I want to associate with smart people, with the idea that perhaps maybe some of that "smart" will rub off.
     
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    I should be doing this in a blog. But no, instead I do it here in front of highly critical witnesses.

    A Test, if you will, of my writing prowess. The name of the game is "What's His Angle?" or "Damn!, I knew that was coming."

    For me, these words hang in a box full of infinate white space. I have the "Old Style" forum software format. Yellow on black looks toxic to me, like a crusty hot river of molten god, with the crackled inpurities swirling around them; gleams of gold shine through the cracks in the crust like gold-powered diamond daggers aiming to pierce the eyeball of a South African banker.

    Buy Bank of America, by the way.
    You first have to decide if O is delibarately ruining the country.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/26/us-buffett-banks-idUSTRE77P0TX20110826?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

    If no, then buying BofA makes money.
    It's $6.00 a share, plus todays 9% uptick is now at $7-something.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Geithner

    The computer model's analysis indicates a STRONG possiblity that Geitner and Buffet have made a deal that allows BofA to dispense with their toxic assets and still allow BofA to not only avoid bankcruptsy and sell-off, but maintain their current profit level into the foreseeable future.

    O bails out BofA and BofA stock skyrockets.

    Buy low, sell high. Get it?

    Don't forget to thank and publically acknowledge me when you win. If it goes wrong, I'll point to the odds of rolling snake eyes and shrug. I think there's a 5 in 6 chance that Luck will be a Lady tonight.

    C'mon Baby! Daddy's almost out of Viagra!
     
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    Good.

    Nice mindset.

    Very well.

    You 've nailed it. So, work on that "have something to offer" and you 'll be fine. ;)

    Asserting value and bitching around can get you so far, but you MUST be able to bring value to attract connections and succeed easily. :pirate:
    The more value the better. Am I stressing this enough? :D
     
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