I started using Quicken back when it came on floppy disks. I really liked it as an accounting software. I have seen it evolve over the years to be very full featured. We can do everything from payroll accounting to printing checks. This is why I am sticking with it through the Quicken 2016 version. I have not found anything I might like better. It is easy to export and import information for taxes, and reports can be printed to show us, banks and others any accounting details we need.
I also really like the mobile app for when I am out in the field. Continue reading A Better Way of Business Accounting with Quicken 2016
During the summer, I took a trip to an island resort, and while exploring some of the shops on the island, I found one that sells sex toys. These were a little different from the ones that are usually sold in the stores back home. I bought enough toys to fill an entire bag. When I flew back home, I noticed that one of my back did not come through the luggage carousel. I looked around the airport for it, but I couldn’t find it. Someone else had gotten my bag, and all of the toys that were in it.
Whoever got my bag probably got the shock of their life when they opened it. Continue reading My Toys Were Lost at the Airport
I think I was quite spoiled when I lived in an apartment building because if anything happened, I could simply make a call to the building landlord who would then call someone to repair whatever needed to be fixed. There was no extra cost involved, my rent price remained the same price every month. But none of that money went toward me owning my own place, so that was a big downfall. Now that I’m on my own, things break and it’s my responsibility. Recently, I needed to look for a company that does drain cleaning in Bronx NY after water dripped through my ceiling.
I had heard of people finding water dripping through their ceiling in an apartment because of the tenant above them causing it. Continue reading I Got Fast Help when I Needed It
A friend of mine who streams on Twitch suggested that I buy twitch followers in order to get more people on my channel. My friend had been streaming longer than me, and he gained a lot of his followers from buying. I figured if it worked for him, then surely it would work for me. After buying the followers, my stream numbers started to go up, and I became a popular streamer. When a streamer gains enough viewers on Twitch, they can apply to make ad revenue from their streams. When they get even more followers, they can apply to have a subscription option added to the channel.
I gained enough viewers to have ads and subscriptions, but I wasn’t sure how to implement them. I didn’t want to play ads every 5 minutes and have the viewers become annoyed. They probably wouldn’t want to keep watching the channel if they saw nothing but ads. I also didn’t want to put all of my good content behind a subscription pay wall, because then people wouldn’t bother subscribing. I had to think of a way that would still let me get money, but keep the viewers happy.
I came up with a solution that would work out for everyone. I would play ads only once an hour, and I created special emoticons to be used with the subscription service. Only those who subscribed would be allowed to use the emoticons in chat. The viewers like this solution and they still come to my stream. I’ve had a lot of people subscribe to me and they use the emoticons in chat all the time. Since the emoticons work in other chat rooms as well, I had people who don’t normally watch my stream come to it to subscribe so they could use the emoticons.
My wife and I decided several years ago that we wanted to purchase a home, but we never got around to it until now. She was awarded a large settlement and she used a lot of it for a down payment. She was very adamant about buying an older home, even though this means that there will need to be a lot of work put into it and we plan to start right away. This is the main reason why I am going to hire someone who offers shower enclosures in long island. The one that is there now is very old and damaged. It has also sustained a lot of water damage over the years. I couldn’t possibly imagine taking a shower in the place while looking at something that is old and beat down. Continue reading Taking an Old Home and Making It New
We are going to be going out on a trip to Singapore after work. There are a couple of dozen of us going, because we got free tickets from the company. So we decided that we would just go ahead and charter a bus charter for singapore and then back across the bridge after it is done. Of course we are not really all that worried about staying sober and we are going to have a great deal of beer on that bus. We have a dinner planned at a restaurant near the concert hall and that is going to be really expensive when you look at the total price of it. Continue reading Getting Ready for the Concert