Blognasium is just laying around the gym getting little exercise. My fault. I don’t pay enough attention to it. When ignored it becomes increasingly lazy. It really needs to go out and get a real job.
That’s something I just did. Two years of retirement and I just acquired a new occupation that will pay me real money. It is related to the work I have been doing for most of my life. It’s all those years of practical experience that opened up this opportunity. There actually are some folks out there who understand and need the wisdom that only comes from experience.
The best reason to take on the work at my age IS my age. It is a research and data acquisition process that I can do just about anywhere I choose. There is an office I can go to but I can also work from home or wherever I can operate a computer.
I have moved probably a half dozen web sites from one ISP (Internet Service Provider) to another. Most were back in the days when ISPs were not as good (reliable) as they are today and before the advent of CMS (Content Management System) websites. The CMS sites usually use TWO servers, one for the core of the website and another to run a database.
The old HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) sites were simply a directory full of subdirectories and files just like any computer file system. Easy to copy and move. Most of those style sites are gone. I have a couple left that I support but most everything I run today is a CMS.
This is the age of the 3D printer for home / hobbyist users. They are NOT push-a-button and print. Some manufacturers of printers are trying to make it look that way, but that is very misleading. To them it is all about selling the printer.
This does not imply that 3D printing is too complicated. Bright teenagers with just a little cause and effect learning ability can master the process. The reason it is a bit demanding is there are a lot, I repeat, a lot of variables to consider and keep in mind when running the printer. No two printers or print jobs are exactly alike or require the same variable settings. 3D printing is a full knowledge of the process and not following just a set of pre-ordained settings.
Blognasium is now living on Route 53 in AWS services. I messed up a bit with understanding hosted zones. But Hey! I did say this was a learning experience. Very minor and the overall effect was barely noticeable. A couple of hours of waiting for name servers to re-propagate.
Not the first domain I moved to Route 53 and I didn’t realized each “hosted zone” is created unique for each domain. At least mine are different. I know, geek speak, so I won’t get into more detail.
Before posting this, everything seems to be running as it should, quite smoothly.
I consider “standard” computing as any personal computer (PC) used with a text keyboard for an input and some type of video display as the output. Also some sort of screen pointing (mouse or touch-pad) or touch screen input may be included. What used to be called a personal computer or in client/server days, a computer terminal device. Various forms of instructions are run that can make them perform an almost unlimited variety of tasks for the human user. The type of system that is used for office or classroom. They are designed to be very non specific and have a very broad range of application. They best described as multi functional and multi use computers.
About six months ago dimensional (3D) printing became one of my passions. So much so I purchased two different styles of printers. Both use the FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication ) process which is a form of thermo-plastic extrusion. A very small heated nozzle is positioned using CNC (Computer Numerical Control) as it extrudes a controlled flow of plastic. Dimensional objects are “printed” one layer upon the previous layer.
I spend an exorbitant amount of time watching the print head just moving under computer control doing it’s “thing.” I do break away from that hypnotic spell and go find better things to do. Some prints require many hours of continuous printing. Watching is habit forming.