Going to bed yesterday night was a little unusual. Getting a little lightheaded but after a couple hours of browsing my computer, it seemed like that calmed down a bit. This morning felt similarly unusual, but I could definitely tell it was "panicky" in origin.
As background, did my jumping exercises yesterday, was feeling pretty concupiscent, broke a catholic rule, and... wow... that burning chest sensation was prominent. It lasted for about 4-5 seconds. I figured "Probably just acid reflux", but yeah anyway, just took me a little by surprise.
I wonder where it's coming from... well, yeah, I guess the current subsistence income level might have something to do with that, lol. I mean, it's not really subsistence, I still have a savings rate of $50/week, lol, but it's still a bit uncomfortable compared to past income levels.
The analytical side feels like "Everything is fine, don't worry", but the emotional side is like "/F/ this shit!", lol.
I won't know of any longterm trends until next week, and if it's looking down, I'm going to definitely maximize my digital expansion and assuming that can't counter the trend (I feel that it should but I know I can't really ensure that.), I guess I'll be looking for local employment. Saw a paper mention a Houston unemployment rate of 5.5%, and I was like... "I thought it was 3%?"... o.O
So, I'm not really sure if the unemployment rate is ticking up. I do know historically that recessions tend to hit almost immediately after peak low levels in the unemployment rate, and even though the current unemployment rate seemed meaningless in the context of income levels of recent job openings, the longterm unemployment rate, and the marginally increasing employment-to-population ratio, if there's a recession happening now, it would fit that trend. It's just that, wow, that was a lackuster "recovery" if another recession is just starting. This is like a longterm death knell for the American economy of yesteryears.
Anyway, for mold making... I figured for a small run (for economical testing), plaster could be used, and then a solid mold could be milled for high performers. That's hypothetical, I really have no experience with that.
Anyway, it seems like it's gotten really quiet around here over the last 4-5 days or so. I'm not sure if that's my imagination, and I can't really explain how it seems that way, but it just seems like it's been really quiet around here.
-Maybe it's the fact I haven't heard gunfire.
-I haven't seen the neighbors firing their guns here lately.
-I saw the neighbors seem like they were loading a moving truck about a week ago.
-I haven't seen people driving by.
-The immediate new neighbor appears to have halted construction, stopped about 2 weeks ago, despite working at a furious pace initially. I don't know why they're taking a break... not enough time... not enough money... who knows. (If they've stopped, maybe I can borrow some of their housepad dirt? Lol, I'm kidding. I've seen them come by last week apparently just to check on their property. They didn't stick around.)
Anyway, I'm continuing construction. No real modifications to the current design. Don't know if I want to go with 10'x10' due to the easier construction and marginally lower cost. It'll also potentially give me a small deck of 1', lol. (I really should just add one on if I want one.)
I might slow down the pace of construction. I'd prefer to ramp up my savings rate to something appreciable before dropping large sums of money, especially if there's something I can do about it /now/. After I've exhausted those expansion efforts, I'll have to build to expand further.
Anyway, with webhosts, it seems like the biggest thing you got to watch for is database limits. They typically don't mention it in the sales brochure, and you usually find out after the fact.
Typical limits seem to be...
-Table limits (Limits the amount of, say, wordpress sites you can host.)
-Inode limits (Limits the amount of, say, pages and images, irregardless of disk space.)
Anyway, shopping for a webhost. My host jacked up the rate by 3x, and I'm like NO, lol. So, I'm back in the market.
I might go back with my original host. The iNode limit was really limiting my marketing plans.
Anyway, it seems that apple cider vinegar is strongly superior to coconut oil in stopping this ball itching. I thought coconut oil was a strong antibiotic/antifungal, but it appears that apple cider vinegar is likely stronger.
Okay, got 2 years of inmotion hosting for $100 (Originally $140). Wow, I just talked to sales chat and told them my card wasn't being added, so he created a custom link for me for $100, and I was able to pay for it. That's pretty nice, $4.16/month. Pretty awesome for no iNode limits.
Time to restore the old site, and get my software working and start expansion.
I'll probably do that tonight when the orders cool down. Have to get the main computer out to find my site backups.
Anyway, I'm starting to peel off the inner crust of the banana peels. I figure that's likely the "fiber/antibiotic part" of the banana, and eating the entire banana peel kind of grosses me out, lol. I find I'm able to get 100% compliance with that technique instead of 15% compliance with the "whole banana peel" technique, lol.
Okay, the orders seem to be coming in now but last week scared the hell out of me, so there's no stopping me now! lol
Anyway, for the camera software, I figure you can open two separate threads that read the video stream from each camera (Assuming you can do that), and then images are regularly sampled for storage. I suppose you could do some kind of "diff(image1,image2)" techinque to calculate the difference between subsequent images, and if there's a large enough difference from say a vehicle approaching, then start storing the images to memory.
I just don't really how to implement it in code. Focus is switching up a little bit.
There's was a black truck that passed by, once in the west direction, than about an 45 minutes later in the east direction. That's a little unusual.
I think the first step is theft, then if it gets desperate (And likely if the hood is african enough), then comes armed robbery. I've heard tales from North Florida during the recession about this; it probably is still like that.
It's somewhat surprising there doesn't seem to be a lot of africans here. Don't know why. I mean, I did check that out first, lol, but still somewhat surprising for a "southeast" neighborhood like this. I guess they all like the south side of Houston.
Update: seeing this truck going by (An ideal vehicle for theft purposes), makes me think I'm getting targeted (Among others in the area). Maybe these were the same guys who stole my chain bar and they brought the truck this time to pick up everything else they couldn't carry by hand?
So, yes, thinking I need to start hiding stuff. And, get basic construction started.
It seems the only "safe" time to leave is really night time, after 9. Nobody is traveling down these roads after dark.
That can be arranged for grocery shopping. And, if I'm booking it, home depot. 20 minutes at home depot right before 10, lol.
Update: Well, /F/ me. Got my SATA to USB harddrive enclosure, pins are broken. Fudge, need to get a replacement. Well, then let's do the backup plan: Turn on the main computer and transfer over using SD cards. Problem? Computer wouldn't turn on. o.O - Motherboard is getting power. Power switch looks like it's hooked in correctly (Wouldn't expect it to suddenly jump pins). Simply won't turn on. Looking around for obvious problems, none to be found. I'm wondering is the power switch still hooked up correctly?
Well, I think I got it. I'll just cut the power switch wires off and then splice them together. That way the computer will always be on the on position. I think that's the way it's supposed to work?
Anyway, found a baby scorpion living in my computer. Isn't that lovely? It was the size of an ant.
Okay, tried cut the switch wires and shorted them out(Switch on), motherboard did nothing. It's always on standby.
Oh, /f/, what the hell does this mean?
What could be stopping the motherboard from trying to bootup?
Anyway, I'm getting two SATA to USB devices for my SSDs and HDDs. So, about a week from now, I'll get the backup data from my computer and get my site up and running. I was /really/ hoping I could get that done today. I would have just driven to Fry's to get the equipment, but with the thieves on the prowl here and there being a good chance I'm on someone's radar, I figure online purchasing is my best method while the sunlight hours are this late.
And, I'm thinking once I get the fence running, it's definitely going to be electric. The fence energizer can energize my fence and the entryway bug coils simultaneously, lol.
In the meantime, I guess I'll be working on the other arms of immediate expansion.
And, yay, I found my sports underwear! I've been realizing my balls are feeling raw at two particular points from the sweating and walking, and not because of bacteria, so I figured I needed to find my sports underwear but I didn't know where it was or if I even had it. I do! Yay!
And, oh wow, today is summer solstice, so this is the longest day of the year for the sun. It looks like it gets unseeably dark around here right at 9, back in Spokane, that would've been around 10 p.m.
And, in august, it looks like that'd be at 8:40 p.m.; Nice, I can get to home depot with 40 minutes to spare, lol.