Blast Off!


Hello, World!
Welcome to the first post of my shiny, new affiliate blog.

The plan is to make a passive income from this blog while I bloviate about Blast off!subjects which I hold dear. Unfortunately, those subjects tend toward politics and religion… Subjects which most folks consider off limits in polite company. Well, there’s the rub. I have never considered myself to be a member of polite company.

Hopefully, I will figure out how to make it worth your while to read my opinions on the issues of the day. There must be some way to make the boring entertaining! (Be sure to check out my Evil Plan, below!)

I think I’ll start off by providing a quick bio as a way of introducing myself…

First, a little bit about my working life…

Most of those years have been in the high tech manufacturing industry. I’ve been a production operator for companies such as HP, Celestica and Avago. I’ve also worked for six years as a contract technical help desk support agent at IBM for federal, state and local wildfire fighting agencies. And for something completely different, while in the throes of a midlife crisis, I quit that job and even tried OTR truck driving. Needless to say, THAT didn’t last long.

My education turned out to be part good investment, part waste of time…

I have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, focusing mainly in programming. But, I learned too late, after drowning myself in over $70,000 worth of student loan debt, that the programming industry is extremely ageist. A guy in his 40s wasn’t about to get hired in most places, even if he’s a programming genius. The job market for computer geezers has not improved over the years.

Light at the end of the tunnel?

I’m also a rabid writer. Until recently, I never considered trying to make

money at it. But, as I get older, I find I’m tired of working the 9-to-5 rat race for pain in the ass bosses.

As you may have noticed, I’m a bit of a cranky, opinionated curmudgeon. I’d be ecstatic if I could find a way to make money online by writing. That dream eventually led me here, to see if the hype is true, and you really can make money with an affiliate website. . Let’s see where it takes me, shall we? Only time and patience will tell.

My Evil Plan…

This will also be where I get to impose my opinion of the news of the day upon my readership. You may or may not agree with my take on things. But hey, that’s what the comment section is for!

Got something to say about this article? I always appreciate feedback from those who read my stuff! Did you like it? Do you think I’m full of it? Let me know! I’ll respond to every comment I get, so tell me what you think. There’s a handy-dandy reply form after every article.

To avoid spam, everybody’s first comment will need to be approved before it appears in the comments. After that, it’s no holds barred, baby!

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