Sunday, November 30, 2008

Seasons greetings

With Black Friday over and Cyber Monday approaching, I can't help but wonder if people are going to be shopping for gifts or still be saving money. My parents have already bought a washer/dryer combo from Samsung for $1000 USD, which is $750 less than the original prices. As for me, I'm trying to save up some money for building my new computer. I still don't have the parts yet, but I'm browsing all over the Web for great bargains. eBay is a great auction site to get components at low prices, but you buy them as is unless they are completely new. People want to save money since jobs are disappearing constantly. Let's hope the holidays in December are much more promising.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Tomorrow will be Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and people will either be out traveling or shopping. I'm currently taking the latter as I have no interest in traveling. This year I'm shopping for PC components, as I'm going to build my own PC. Budget is limited around $1000 USD as I make less than $10K a year. Pretty sad when it does not even cover the bills and college tuition. I wanted to finish college so I can rework the way businesses are being run. With Obama as the new President, he is going to need all the help he can get to undo what Bush did to us during these last eight years. People want a brighter future, not a bleak future where the rich reigned supreme and everybody else suffers. Change is necessary, but it will be slow for these next four years.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Weak economy and deflation

With all of this talk about slashing prices and big discounts, you thought it would be a great deal. No one is buying anyway because the US economy is weakened. All it took was one person to cause all of this: the President of the United States. Our so called leader does not know how to care for his own people and the backlash he created has an impact on the world, triggering a worldwide recession. If you want your money being pumped in, then you got to have people willing to spend. Obviously, no one is spending for the upcoming holiday season. Instead, people will be spending their money online between other users so as to avoid taxes. You can get much better deals anyway than any retail store, but you get the item as is. Auction sites and classified ads like Craig's list seem to benefit from users like us as well. Deflation is like very low prices and huge discounts, but no one is buying at all. I might as well save my money for online shopping if there are great bargains at huge discounts.

Monday, November 17, 2008

core i7 released on stores today

Today is the day that the Core i7 processors and the x58 motherboards are being sold online and at retail stores. This is supposed to replace the Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors, but the initial price is way too expensive for many people. At the lowest price, an i7 processor and a x58 motherboard will set you back at least $550. I've only recommend these to people who are early adopters or just have a PC that is older than three years. Not all of the x58 motherboards are released yet. The rest will show up in December in time for Christmas shopping. With the economy in a slump, I suggest waiting for discount prices on the latest technology because people are holding on to their money. As for me, I'm waiting till December to see if prices drop then I might consider buying them.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Back to work Monday

Looks like I'm getting called back to work Monday, so I'll be back to making money for my Christmas shopping. I'm going to spend my money on building my new PC and give my 5 year old PC to my father. It's hard enough to find a steady job here in Georgia, and many of my co-workers need to find them to pay for their bills. If I was younger, I might consider joining the military because of their excellent benefits package at the risk of being killed on active duty. For now, I'm still seeking a job that requires system building PCs and troubleshooting.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Looking for work

It has come to my attention that people here in Georgia are looking for jobs while those who already have them keep them. I need to look for a steady job since being a temporary worker does not bring in much income. I make less that $10k a year, which is below poverty. I went to school and graduated with my Associate's degree in Business, but it still was not enough. People know that I do not speak much, but I have always been productive and never stray from my job. Everyone else just boast, lie, and talk while letting someone else do their work for them. It is time for a change of pace and I have to seek out employment.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hard to make money again

It seems that making money is getting harder again. Even if Obama became President, it's not going to change the way I'm looking out for work. We'll just have to wait in January to see the first African-American President being sworn into office. As for me, I'm still doing my job as a temp. worker and it's still has its ups and downs. I updated my resume and got only one job offer and it was relevant to my studies, but it's in downtown Atlanta. Obviously, I need to pick up more skills and become more diverse because we are dealing with other countries. Just like the people in the Renaissance, college students need to broaden their skills and do what they need to land a good career. I did but it didn't do much due to being a minority. Discrimination is still a big issue and I'm not the only one. Life isn't fair when CEOs get huge bonuses even when the company is failing and they're spending company money on luxuries like hotels, shopping, renovations, and other nit nacks. Time for change is next year and must be for the better.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Going to buy parts for my new PC

I'm going to be upgrading my PC by giving my 5 year old rig to my father. With the upcoming release of Intel's Nehalem processors and X58 motherboards later this month, I've been dying for a new gaming PC. Unfortunately, work is getting harder to find and I have to pay my bills. It is necessary as my old PC cannot even play any recent PC game. Online gaming is getting more competitive and LAN parties are the rage. I wouldn't mind attending a LAN party just to see the latest gaming rigs. Wish there were some in Gwinnett County. Anyway, let's hope that I have enough money to spend when Christmas comes around and land a good job.