Monday, June 18, 2018

Final two weeks at Apple.

It has been an amazing two years. The best I have spent in all of my time in Korea. Work was so professional. Everything was handle properly with special attention to detail. It taught me just how bad I had it at the other place I worked. Late pay, severance handled like a bonus (paid over a period of 4-5 months). Taxes filed but tax returns always ended up "missing". Must have been the lawyer they hired to do the papers...right. Holidays were set in the schedule. School events were actually really fun! Hanging out with staff was very nice. It was too much for me at one point. I had never been praised for my work in such a genuine manner before. After one event I broke down in the car on the way home. The volunteer work my wife did cleaning up after the events, sometimes helping to set them up, was so appreciated. Our boys were made to feel so welcome that my sons feel that my bosses son is like a brother to them.

I am sad that this chapter must end or rather change. I think change is a better word. These were wonderful times. I will remain in contact with my current boss Ms Choi. She is a really wonderful example of a strong, intelligent, honorable woman. I there are so many adjectives that I could use to describe her. My former boss I can say some nice things as well. She was not a terrible person. Just a person who needed to delegate more.

My former boss Mrs. Cho NEVER cheated anyone on pay or bonuses. She is a kind person, just lacks key leadership skills such as effective decision making. At times her emotions would guide her actions. I would say that she changed when her father died. I can understand how this can effect a person having lost my own mother. Mrs. Cho has a good heart, she is on the other hand bad with handling money and needs some she trusts to do that for her.

Some fond memories of Mrs Cho is when she stayed with Yogita at the hospital when I had to work. A wonderful woman in the wrong position. Eventually the stress got to her and she made the mistake of telling me I should get another job. Actually, she wanted to pay me less. I am glad she made that mistake in communication. I would never have met Josh a famous photographer who is a brother to me and Yogi and an Uncle to our sons. I hurt him badly by missing his wedding. I will do my best to make it to up him. I would not have met Ms. Cho. The sweetest yet like Ms Choi strong and very capable person you could ever meet. ..I have to go...class time. This marks the start of a 2 week count down.

sad but...I understand.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

My first Sli pc rig!

Wow what day yesterday was. You see I made a deal with a friend of mine Steven Loach to sell me a great older gaming pc at an awesome price. Many people do not understand the nomenclature when it comes to buying computer graphic cards. Older graphic cards are really really nice. The cards I am using are gtx 780ti x2. That means these 2011 cards top end cards at the time, work together to give me the performance of a gtx 1070. It actually out performs the gtx 1060 in some benchmarks. The numbers stand for something. For example: 580ti. The first number is the generation. The second number in this case 80 tells about the performance class of the card. 80 is the highest. While 60 is a budget card but has very good performance. While the 50 is a budget card that can play games of the year it was produced but not at the highest settings nor will you get high frames per second (fps). Frames per second is very important up to a degree. Basically it is how many times your graphic card displays the image on the screen of your monitor. Low fps means that you will have very poor performance. You will feel like everything is moving in slow motion. This is not the same as lag. Where your game becomes unresponsive due to internet latency issues.

So I have a card actually two cards top end that work together for gaming, video, or photo editing, and encoding. My previous card was a 770 a nice card would still have issues at extremely high settings. system currently has 64gb of ram!!!!! WOW! I can run so many apps. The system is just so buttery smooth. The cpu is a 6 core 4th generation i7 with hyperthreading so I have a system with 12 cores effectively. Very future proof. The cpu is water cooled, the case is beautiful, with LED lights glass panels so you can see the goodness inside. I will likely mount my old massive drives in this case. I have a tera byte drive, and a 1.5 terabyte drive I want to use. I am running the OS and a few games on a 500gb ssd. If you didn't know already ssd is the way to go for computing. Faster...MUCH faster. Lasts much longer. Runs silently. I will post a picture on facebook. It is a monster machine.