Monthly Archive: August 2018

First Time Cooking Chicken and Rice

I finally got around to trying the chicken and rice Instant Pot recipe that my friend gave me a few weeks ago. I told him that I had gotten a new pot and he mentioned all of the things that he’s made with it. I asked him what was a really good recipe to make, and that’s when he mentioned the chicken and rice. He said that it was like having heaven being made into a dish and then eating it. I had only eaten chicken and rice in restaurants and I liked it well enough, so this was going to be a treat for me.

I had to take a trip to the store first to get the ingredients I needed for the recipe. I was nearly out of every kind of spice, so I went to the spice section first and loaded up. (more…)

Using the Best Free VPN for a Hobbyist Group

I like how big online companies allow individuals a lot of latitude in using a free version of their products and services. They do not have to do that. They could just charge everyone and not allow any free accounts. I have noticed that from the biggest to the smallest online companies, there is often a free option to get you started whether it be in cloud storage services or other online stuff. I was looking for the best free VPN. I wanted to experiment using a virtual private server online to see if I could accomplish what I was setting out to do.

I am an electronic hobbyist, and I was looking to establish a way for myself and other hobbyists that restore old communications equipment to be able to test our devices online. I needed a VPN that could run the software I wrote and allow access to other hobbyists to download it and run it on their computers. (more…)

On the Right Tax Prep Track Now

Taxes used to be really easy to do when I first got a job over 30 years ago. It was just very straight forward, and it took just minutes to get it done. Now that I have my own company, it is a bit more complicated. Actually, it used to be a lot more complicated, but that was just until I found affordable tax software for preparers that some of my colleagues were raving over. I was still doing my taxes the hard way, which was on my own and just with the paper forms.

When a good friend of mine found that out, he had one of two suggestions for me. He said I should either hire an accountant to help me with my taxes, or I should do it online at any of the electronic tax preparers that are always around during tax season. I had never considered hiring a tax attorney because I am very private about my business. I don’t want others knowing what I make or who my customer base is, so I just had been doing it on my own right from the start. I did not consider a tax program because I didn’t think I had the tech know-how to make sure I was not making any mistakes. (more…)

A Gift for My Fiancee

My fiancee Wooju is a joy to have in my life. She has been there for me when I needed her. I never have to worry about her being around other guys. I know she will always one hundred percent faithful for me. Recent, she suffered a traumatic setback and I wanted to cheer her up. I had had trouble deciding what was the perfect gift to buy her. I was really at a loss for great ideas. Then, it hit me. I had the perfect answer. I got her dog socks for humans as a gift. I had them custom made with a picture of her dog Rosa.

There are two passions that Wooju has in live, dancing and dogs. She has a dog named Rosa. The dog is a poodle with white fur. She spoils her dog so much. She treats it like a child. She cuddles with her every chance that she gets. She would do anything for that dog. She also loved to dance. (more…)

Getting a Good Credit Rating for Your Online Business

Established businesses take their connections in the business-to-business world for granted. It is so easy to forget how hard it is to establish primary tradelines in business when you first get started. Years ago it may have been a little easier to get local suppliers, vendors and other resources to front you a 30-day net account to help you get started. Sometimes, you might have been asked to pay for all of or part of your first order up front. New convenience stores were pretty cool about having retail vendors provide inventory to get started. They would come in, stock your shelves and you would sell it and pay their wholesale costs keeping the rest for expenses and, hopefully, profit. (more…)