Thursday, December 31, 2015

Job Hunting Tips

Here’s some advice I wrote a while back, some of this may seem familiar to you:

Double your efforts (for example if you’re only doing at least 2 applications a day, aim for doing at least 4 a day). You may have to go around town and go in different businesses and fill out applications, even if they aren’t hiring. Start by visiting several temp agencies.

Once you get a call from someone, have multiple plans in place. That way if one plan fails you have backup plans (at the least 2 other backup plans). It’s always good to have a “worst-case scenario” plan as well.

Don’t wait around (1-2 weeks) for a company to call you, keep calling them back for about a week (show them you mean business) and if they have nothing for you, move on to the next couple of companies on your list. Do this for about 3 companies at a time.

If transportation is an issue, ride the bus. Another alternative is commutesmart.org, and ride in a carpool/vanpool to the area of town you’ll be going to. Your last resort may be craigslist; they have a ride section too. If you can’t do either of these, explain the situation and ask if you can do an interview over the phone and tell them you can fax a copy of your id and SSN card (you may have to do this in the library if you have no access to a fax machine). Re-scheduling interviews cut your chances of landing a job (you are competing against several other people for that position and they have an interview too).

Make a flyer (marker and paper is fine, printed flyer is preferred) offing your services as [something you’re skilled at] at a cheap rate with your contact info. Place it somewhere where there is a lot of volume (a lot of people walk by).  You can also come up with creative legitimate ideas to make quick money. Once you do get money, only spend it on what you need and create a budget.

Do not rely heavily on other people (I have made this mistake a lot), because they may not always be there for you when you need them. There is nothing wrong with asking/accepting help from others but only you can fix your problems. Times will get harder and you will get frustrated but keep calm and be patient or else everything will go from bad to worse (trust me I know, and paid the price).

Don’t let anybody that isn’t helping you look/talk down to you; show/tell them you mean business and your current progress. Your effort is currently a full-time job.

Keep your faith and don’t give up, only weaklings concede to defeat.


I wrote this based on my experience during my darkest days of 2011. This is also the same advice I give other people. During my unemployment I was eventually without transportation, phone, and internet and yet I was still able to find work. Follow these steps, and you’ll be guaranteed a job within the next two to three weeks.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Gamer Diary: Tomb Raider - Day 2


***There is some good news and Bad news about Day 2. The good news is that Day 2 is finally posted. The bad news is that my SD card became full and I didn't know it (video from day 1 was still on there), so the remaining portion of the video is gone.

What happened when the video ended? After a little more salvage was collected, the ax was reinforced so that the door could be opened. Shortly after proceeding through the door, an event took place in which Laura was held captive. She eventually broke free. This is where day 3 will pick up at. I know this paragraph won't 100% make up for the lost video, but it is better than nothing, and yes I did die a few times by the wolves and captors.

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Tomb Raider (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1PhC43F

Recorded with my Diamond GameCaster GC2000 (via Standalone mode)
http://amzn.to/1Mh7iI5

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 6


Have not made any significant progress on this day either. Have been primarily focusing on leveling up.

Main Location: Forest of falling Giants

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 5



Have not made any significant progress on this day.

Main Location: Forest of falling Giants

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 4


Made some good progress including the first boss battle. Make sure to stay tuned, because day 5 is coming soon.

Main Location: Forest of falling Giants

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 3


Long story short, after recording I cut and paste the videos to a Hard that was failing (which I found out the hard way) and is unrecoverable.

Since it was cut, that means that it also was deleted from the SD Card. This segment is the first video, unfortunately the rest of the video (about 2 hours worth) was overwritten with this one and cannot be recovered. However, nothing spectacular happened in the missing footage except for maybe 2 or 3 level-ups.

Day 4 will have mainly what is missing from this one.

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 2


What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

I have made a bit of progress as seen in the video. However, my controller died when I got to the good part and after 20 minutes of charging it still did not come on; so I called it a night.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

How to get started Downgrading Windows 10

Don't spend an outrageous amount of money paying someone to downgrade Windows 10 when you can actually do it yourself. You have to downgrade within 30 days of upgrading to Windows 10. To get started all you have to do is the following: ***Back up your data before downgrading***



  1. Open the Start menu
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Update & Security
  4. Select the Recovery category
  5. In the section where it says "Go back to Windows 7/8.1" click Get Started
A future post will be done for when the necessary files are no longer available.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 1


What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

I started a "New Game" of Dark Souls 2. The beginning is mostly cut-scenes and getting my feel for the game; can tell a little difference from part 1. Mainly just exploring towards the end of the video.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gamer Diary: Tomb Raider - Day 1


What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

On this day, I basically just started a "New Game". Something tells me that this is going to be an interesting game.

Game: Tomb Raider (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1PhC43F

Recorded with my Diamond GameCaster GC2000 (via Standalone mode)
http://amzn.to/1Mh7iI5