Aah, not DIY enough for my tastes!
If you're looking for a new hob anyway, better to hedge your bets at your current job (even if it suxxx) than sit on your ass athome
If you're looking for a new [j]ob, you wouldn't be "sit[ting] on your ass at home," because finding a job is a full time job in itself.
What you could be doing, rather than sacrificing your time volunteering for a for-profit company, would be working a part-time job that actually pays you, so you can afford to pay at least some of your bills while you search for more gainful employment.
Honestly, the fact that you present "work for free or sit on your ass at home doing nothing" as the only two options makes me wonder...
Did you put in a tv tuner card?
Follow up, assuming the answer is "yes" - what kind, and where'd ya get it? I'm thinking about building one myself.
If it's a major part I'd still call it "building a new computer."
To that end, I just shoehorned a brand new MSI mobo and FX-6350 into an 8 year old Gateway tower with a 5 year old Coolermaster power supply. New enough that it performs leaps and bounds better than my old hardware.
Some pops and smoke is great, but I was hoping for annihilation.
Next time, in addition to flipping the plug, wire it straight into the transformer.
And turn it on with a looong stick.
Dedicated sound cards are something only musicians worry about now.
Even then, we've mostly eschewed them for "audio interface devices," since most discrete "sound cards" don't have a 1/4" jack nor XLR.
As for me being a "Linux whore," I don't pay for Linux, and Linux certainly doesn't pay me, so I think that analogy fails.
Yea, you's a Linux slut, 'cuz ya gives it away for free! Ba-dum psht!
This continues to show China is a pay for play game, in that you are well connected enough in the communist party and laws and environmental rules just don't apply and it doesn't matter if it kills the little people.
Lol, yea, they make great capitalists, don't they?
Hermes Conrad: I order you to dispose of that toxic waste properly, or bribe me. Either way, it'll cost you $500.
Bender: 500 real dollars? That's an outrage! Professor, I can take care of that waste for only $499 and one hundred cents.
Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth: Hmm, I know that's a rip, but I'll pay for the convenience.
Then he should offer to sell that bit of property to them for market value (taking into consideration a lifetime of lost revenue, mwa ha ha), and if they refuse, well, they gave up their only bargaining chip.
Hence my caveat.
Most generalizations are false, including this one.
Which is why I always try and throw a caveat in there.
i would stick around because i'm a loyal employee.
P.T. Barnum would be mis-attributed as calling you a sucker.
But, to be fair, I have to ask - what makes you loyal to someone who fails to fulfill their contractual obligation to pay you for your work?
Also, do the people you owe money to (utility company, mortgage company, etc) accept loyalty as payment?
This, a thousand times over.
Your employer is not, in most cases, your friend. They are an entity that you have contracted with to exchange labor for money, and if they fail to meet their end of the contract, you'd be a moron* for continuing to work for them.
* Yes, there are exceptions, but they are rare.
Ha, I totally missed that. Good catch AC, too bad you didn't log in.