Software Added to The Roster

So pretty…

So this happened. Today. Yay! Decided it was time to bite the bullet and purchase Adobe. At 80 CAD a month that’s a pricey bullet to bite but worth every penny to provide my customer base with up to date software technology. I now have access to the whole Adobe basket, the above is just a small smattering of what’s available.

I can now provide you with everything from interactive PDF to touch ups, illustrative designs and so much more. I will still be providing the doc tech services as well. If you are a Word or Microsoft Office user and that’s your primary file format, by all means I have that too.

I’m so excited to be able to provide so much more for my customers. They deserve the very best. Time to open, not just, some new doors but a whole bunch of windows too!

Techno Dance Macabre

The Techno Dance Macabre from hell

It’s been a hellish week folks. Thank the gods for backup clouds and my hard lesson from the week before when the first drive went and did a “that’s a nope”. This week, the second drive decided to go “that’s a nope” from brand new in the box. RMA issued and shipping it out tomorrow via express Canada Post with signature, some sketchy happened that I don’t like with a tech asking for more information AFTER the RMA was issued which made my red flag meter go *ding ding ding*.

I guess they weren’t expecting a well versed customer with a big rig like I have – they should see the second tower, mine is a Ryzen 3 first gen, the other one is a Ryzen 5.

None of my rig set up explains why their product decided to pull a technological poo poo out of no where. Buddy of mine took a look at the picture of the pins on the drive and went mmm solder doesn’t look right or even sister.

So now, I ship it tomorrow and we play the wait and see game. Wait to see if they try blaming the customer for user error or if they hold true to their touted customer service game and come through with a replacement. I have another of their drives as well. An M.2 that I’m running right now (on it at this very moment). Did I mention I had to pay for the shipping and for a new PSU because of their product. I think they thought I wanted them to replace the PSU. I outright told them sorry already did that I couldn’t give a rat’s behind if they replaced it or not. I need one anyway, so there’s that.

Never got an answer back from them after that email. Kind of sketchy too but we’ll see. My partners & team at TLS are all too happy to soothe my frayed nerves and the team has come together full throttle to keep my end floating like a non-leaky techno boat (I thought for sure I was gonna drown). So thank you to “P”, “S”, Larisa and Sarah (I will not divulge my editors names without their permission) for keeping me sane and human these last few weeks. Not just a team but family. Thank you is not strong enough a set of words.

For my Techno buddies: My RIG

Mobo: gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3

HD: 500G MX500 M.2 (dead drive was an MX500 2.5IN 1T SSD)

Ram: HyperX Fury

Vid card: Radeon RX580 Pulse (Sapphire series) 8G

Chip Set: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (4C /4T, 10 MB cache)

PSU: Master Cooler Masterwatt 750

(temporary PSU a new updated Rosewill Hive 650S coming soon).

Case: Phantex Eclipse 300

The Ship, She Sank. Temporarily.

If you hadn’t heard. My ship nearly sank last weekend. Luckily for me 90% of my work was on the cloud (or rather scattered across of few of my clouds, basecamp, onedrive, google drive, dropbox, etc).

About 10% of my personal work is temporarily (I hope) lost at the moment, hopefully by Monday I’ll have an more firm answer. How did it happen? Well, between a possible failing drive and the kids slamming into the system my hard drive went “that’s a nope” and decided to fubar. The repair didn’t work, the start up repair didn’t work, the reset this PC didn’t work – all errors. That’s when I went, great, fun times ahead.

So off the New Egg I went and purchased a Micron Crucial M.2 500G stick drive (my Windows load drive and back up drive) and a Micron Crucial 2.5 1 T drive (my main working drive for storage). Along with a nice USB style Win 10 Home edition and on Monday a new Video Card.

All in all, a nice well rounded but slightly expensive lesson, back up your work daily and don’t underestimate the mini me’s!

Resume by InDesign

InDesign was used to create this resume.

Another one bytes the dust, and another bytes the dust. It is significantly different using InDesign to layout and create a resume than it is to use Microsoft Word. It’s a huge learning curve from one to the other but one that can be conquered easily enough with the right people around to ask questions (Larisa, you are an InDesign guru you!).

Love this design, simple and combines the cover letter element into the one page resume with a visual representation of skill sets that are easy to scan and understand for any employer looking for a prospective new employee!

Another Brochure

Another brochure done for The Three Little Sisters LLC, this time their business brochure. This one will be used for both digital and print publication. If you are in the Cali area you can find this one at the 3rd annual Muscle, Mutts and Meows on October 5th 2019 where Three Little Sisters partner Larisa Hunter will be with the catalog of fiction and non fiction books as well as cool raffle baskets you can win for the promotional booth featuring The Happy Barn Cat book that was recently published.

Love, love the way this bi-fold brochure turned out. Nice bite sized pieces of information, gives you a good idea of what the company is about without over saturating the reader with too much. Like a hook for a book except this one is for a business.