So i’ve been without a mac for around 2 years now. I’ve still got my Mac Mini from 2009. But with age becauses slowness. I did have a SSD in there and it was working. But had to take the SSD out to use on a computer repair job. I’ve finally got another Mac Mini from Late 2012.
THere are the specs above if you would like to know. My aim for this machine is to use it as a production machine. From blog posts to software/game creation and all matter of other things. I’m no doubt going to be using my Windows machine more as a gaming machine now and my mac a prodticity machine. And no doubt just jump between the two. The currrent set up is my 3 monitors are still on my windows machine and then my mac mini is on my right screen. Just changed the input on the right monitor and bam back at using the 3 screen for my windows PC.
So as some of you may know. I’ve run my websites from my Mac Mini from home for I’d say for the last 6+ months. I’ve decided to retire it and move back to using name.com for hosting my websites. Due to the safety net that it provides. Less chance of data loss. I’ve learned a lot doing it. Like security and the general means that comes with hosting websites on your own. I’ve been using MAMP Pro so I’ve not learned about apache host files etc. But know doubt I will be as soon I’m going to be getting my old data centre server that I have up and running and use it as a play around server and buy a domain for that server and use it for that.
The NAS that I have too is going to be retired too. I’m moving away from PLEX and just going to use Amazon Prime video and Netflix since I’ve got them anyways. I might as well just use them.
If you have any suggests or recommendations on what i should use on my main server please comment below.
Over the last, I’d say 6 or 7 or even more years. I’ve been through hell with my mind. I’ve lost everything and gained it and lost everything. I’ve climbed mountains and I’ve fallen down them. I’ve seen myself thinking the bottle is the only way to help me escape the way I felt and was feeling. And it has taken me many years and one humongous life lesson to realise it’s not.
I’ve never been me for many years. I’ve been a ghost within myself. Many people will know the true me. I’ve been there a couple of times. But I’ve never stopped I’ve always lost that touch of being true to me. I got caught up in thinking of how other people look at me and how my own life changing decisions may affect them. And to be honest. I can do the world for everyone but who does that help. Not me. I’m not going to be a slave to myself. I’ve got to think about me. Don’t get me wrong I’m not going to become a selfish person. But we all need our It’s about me time. And I lost that, I drifted off my path where I was meant to go in life. I’ve had a 10 or 11 year (maybe) vacation. And it’s time to go back to me.
I’ve wasted that time. Well not really wasted. More of a massive life lesson. But making the same mistake over and over can only become a mistake once. Making it twice you’re just not trying hard enough to be true to yourself.
I’m proud of myself. As hard as that is to say. I’m glad I’ve gone back to my true roots. I know what I’m really like. Sarcastic, daft, annoying. That person you put up with because that’s just them.
To everyone who’s seen me at rock bottom to seeing me at my best. Thank you for dealing with me and understand and accepting who I am.
There is one thing I can promise, though. To everyone who only knows me for the past 1/3 years. The person who I am now is a totally different person you’re used too.
As my friend, Jake would say. “It’s time Liam was back” and I honestly think I am.
I must say what a year 2016 has been for me. I’ve gone from having nothing to having it all to then losing it. To only just getting over it all and picking myself back up. So much has happened to me it’s unreal. Not going to lie it’s not been my best year by far. But I’m for sure it can only get better from here.
The lessons I’ve learned have been big lessons. From starting my own business to losing it all and having to start from scratch once again. But that’s part and parcel of being an entrepreneur. I’m sure I’ll no doubt fail more times from now. But it only takes that one to make it to success. I just hope I can keep my attitude the way it seems to be lately. Positive.
I’ve been reading through my Facebook Memories of this time last year (When I had the shop) and honestly I do miss it. But failure isn’t going to stop me climbing back up and reaching out for it again.
From what I’ve learned there is such a thing as moving too fast in the business world and that’s what I did and it well bit me in the arse and boy have I learned from it. Climbing the ladder too fast can mean you get there faster but you will no doubt slip up more often than taking your time. That’s what I’ve found. I’ve learned when to give it your all and when to just take your time.
I might never be rich. But i know i won’t quit/give up or stop till I’m successful in my own right.
Don’t get my wrong what the man says is right. He is right in the school system. But what good do you get teaching everyone different and trying to change the way it’s changed when all you need todo is teach people self respect and confidence. The fact that people think they are stupid is because their belief system is set that way. How do you expect people to be prepared when people arnt even prepared for them self. Why should a person stand when it’s easyier to sit down even when standing up will result in better results. It’s because of self belief and respect. and attitude towards what they are doing. It’s not the system thats broke is the human system that is broken. How do you expect something that is man made to change when change won’t be allowed todo it its self. Self belief is what makes change. The damn ones who are crazy enough to change the world are the ones who do. Not a school system or how we are. Changing the way people see them selfs is the main root of all problems. You can get a person todo somthing they hate for 9-18 hours a day because of a thing called money. How do you expect to get somewhere when every day it’s taken away from you. The school system will never change it will stay as it is. The ones who excell at education are the lawers, doctors and so on. The ones who don’t are the ones who change this f**k hole we call the system. The ones who don’t fit in are the ones who find the ways to make a change. They don’t fit in for a reason. They are made to be diffrent for a reason. Some people are able to handle that so much better than others. We woudn’t have half of the companys we have now if the school system bended to there needs. Steve Jobs look at him. Walt Disney and so on. The ones who don’t fit in to the nor and the ones who are here to push the system forward. Why would you want everyone to fit in. How are you meant to find the special ones there. How do you see the new system setters the ones who make a stand and do what right for the system and piush it and everything around us is man made. So that means it can be changed but how can it be changed if know one knows how to because now one is pushed out of a system. retalition is somtimes the best way to get inivation. If you don’t belive in your self then you will never get anywhere.
In May of 2015 I started my adventure of running my own business. I opened a computer repair shop in Alston, Cumbria and since then many changed have happened and that includes my business and me personally. Since starting Maber Computer Repair I’ve had to have it all set up with the correct tools for computer repair the counter space and carpet and painting and decorating. I got the shop around the end of March 2015 and opened for trading around May 2015 time. Maber Computer Repair has become Asenav TechTeam which is a trading name of Asenav Ltd. I’ve made a video explaining more about what I’ve learned and the advice I’d give to anyone who has even thought about starting their own business.