Yeah, starting to think that, really am.
Hi again jespah, that makes sense and does sound appealing, I must admit.
It's funny, as I was planning on asking on a different forum a similar question regarding getting work overseas from where I currently live (not about remote work though, as I hadn't considered that until you bought it up). So it's almost like you read my mind somehow, if you know what I mean
Most of the points you list should be easy enough to do. The only issues I can think of would be regarding the internet connection and the software side of things.
Basically as far as internet goes; in this country (Australia), well basically internet here compared to the most of the rest of the world is a joke. I donno if you are aware of the NBN here, but basically it was supposed to replace the copper cable phone network with fiber optic cables, but typical Australian government cheaped out and only done half the job - so basically unless you pay extra, the cable going to your house is still copper and not fiber. So I wouldn't be paying top dollar for it if it was the last thing I do, therefore depending on file size, and even paying top dollar, it could still be very slow compared to almost every other country.
As for the software side of things; I only have Linux installed on my current desktop PC, and have never had Windows installed on my current desktop (because I've never needed it. But have had it on other machines before and grew up with it). So therefore unless MS writes a Linux version of MS Office, then installing MS Office would be much easier said than done. Although LibreOffice that most Linux distros come with installed by default can read almost all, if not all MS Office documents, and you can also install MS fonts on Linux pretty easily though. And if I really needed Windows installed, I'd prefer that be on a separate drive rather than the same drive Linux is installed on. Also, I'm going to be building my next desktop PC very soon (already got most of the parts, just need to get some RAM and a power supply for the new motherboard I've bought), therefore there's no point installing anymore software, let alone operating systems on my current PC - so I'll wait until I've built my next desktop machine before installing anything. As the open-source nvidia display drivers don't seem to like my video card anymore, and their closed source driver won't build on the Linux kernel version I'm using. Plus it's time to retire my current machine anyway, as it's had a good run now
But thanks again for your advice, it's much appreciated
Hi again Leadfoot. If there was a good way to put it, I'd say your last post has likely hit the nail smack bang on the head. And I can't think of a better way to put it, I really can't. I really can't understand how some men can treat women like nothing more than objects to screw, and/or abuse. I often think what a world we live in, you know, some men just don't even deserve to be with a girl full stop, let alone a nice one, and yet, those that would try and treat them right can have a hard enough time just trying to find a nice girl - what a world...
But no, haven't heard anything from her yet. I'm really starting to think that isn't going to change either, as I'm giving it about a 10%, and at most 15% chance I'll hear anything from her - so not good odds there. But at least I'll have a answer one way or the other, it'll just be interesting next time I goto the pizza place and she's working that day/night... maybe I should have just asked her if she wanted to see how a desktop PC is built? Maybe I'd have a better chance at getting a call/text from her :p
Thanks again Leadfoot, but I don't honestly feel equal to her though...
So what else to do? I'm buggered if I know, let alone do I understand women (not trying to have a dig at them either, but I honestly don't)...
Thanks again guys!