And Now, on to Business

This unemployment thing has really gotten me thinking…especially after speaking with my grandfather after Christmas.

My dream is to start and run my own business, starting out as a computer repair/building/customization company that I run out of my home, then eventually building up to an Internet Café with a shop for the building, repairing, and customizing that I would still be doing.  After much planning, pondering, and second guessing, I’ve come to a conclusion.  Even Apple, Microsoft, and Google had to start somewhere.

Thus, I present to you this announcement: I’m (un-)officially open for business!  If you (or someone you know) are in need of a new computer, if your computer is in need of repair, or if you need to upgrade it so it can run that sweet new game/software you just got, and you live in the Mayfield/Murray/Fulton area, contact me, and I’ll be more than happy to help you out!

My prices are reasonable, and I can always come to some sort of arrangement if it’s necessary.  Just click here for more information!**

**please note: the Facebook page that link goes to is currently down, until I have things set up just the way I like them.  Please be patient while I put the finishing touches on it.  This message will self-destruct in 3, 2….

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Obligatory “I’m Not Dead” Post

Well, crap.  The past 3 months or so haven’t exactly been kind.  And this is no way to get readers, or business, or anything of the matter.

My apologies for not posting more.  I really haven’t had much to post about, other than incessant whining and bitchfests about how life has been giving me a good hard kick in the ass.  That, my friends, is what LiveJournal is for…not a blog that I wanted to dedicate to bringing the geek in me back out to play.

Long story short: I’m unemployed.  I have been for a couple of months now, and I’ve been spending most of my time trying to find work, keep up with my kids, and (in general) keep rolling with the punches that the universe seems determined to throw at me.  I want to keep this thing upbeat and positive.  Well, as positive as one can be when an experiment blows up in his face.

Anywho, I’m still here.  I’m still alive, still planning a low-budget marriage, and still coming up with crazy experiments that I want to run, just as soon as i have the funding to do so.  Stay tuned!


Entry #2: I Promise I Haven’t Forgotten This…

Wow.  Hard to believe that I’ve been on 6 day weeks for that long.  Even harder to believe that I haven’t managed to injure myself more than I have.

I thought I would take a moment to relax a bit, and start writing about a project of mine.  As many of my friends know, I’m a huge fan of alternative fuel sources.  Not out of environmental concern, though it does play a part, but out of the fact that gas prices are soaring.  We, as a nation (perhaps even as a planet…) are too dependent on oil.  We fight over it, OPEC raises prices for it, it’s ridiculous!  (I’ma end this point here, as I tend to rant and ramble and not make much sense…)

I’ve been toying around, tweaking designs and what-not, with the idea of building a car that runs on water.  No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you…water.  “But how can you do that, Irvan?  Water doesn’t burn.”  Well, no, it doesn’t…but one of it’s core components burns rather well.

I have found that, besides porn and video games, the internet provides a vast amount of information.  Years ago, while doing a little research on the matter, I came across a website for The Spirit of Ma’at, a webzine that provides “a central clearinghouse of undistorted information in the areas of spirituality, human potential, and new science.”  It was an older article, but it contained electronic schematics for an “HHO Generator”, a device that, when properly configured, could break the bonds of the hydrogen and oxygen atoms that create water.  As those of you who study history are aware, hydrogen burns very well.  When I worked at the tire plant that shall not be named, we actually built a PLC driven device from spare parts laying around in the training area that simulated what this device was supposed to do: generate a 17 Hz Square Wave frequency through a series of electrodes that were really close together.  We used carbon motor brushes, which worked a lot better than I thought it would, in a coffee can filled with water.  It appeared that the water was boiling when we fired the circuit up, and one of the nay-sayers brought this up.  Our response to his negativity?  “Got a light?”

Long story short: those bubbles?  They sounded like fire crackers when we touched a flame to them.  I’ll be damned if the thing didn’t work!  I resolved to one day build this circuit, and actually test it out on various vehicles.

First test: I’m going to use this circuit to fuel a potato cannon.  As I work on it, I will post pictures and test videos here.  For now, enjoy these ramblings.  More to come soon!


I’m a little behind…

I wanted to try and do a blog post a week…that ain’t happening with my current schedule. I’ll try and post something when I get home this afternoon, but I won’t make any promises >.<


First things first…

It would appear an introduction is in order…

Greetings, one and all!  My name is Mitchell Irvan, known by most simply as Irvan.  I’m a 27 year old geek living in the wonderful black hole known as Western Kentucky with my fiancé and her two kids.

I’m currently employed as a Field Installation Technician for a satellite television provider (you get 2 guesses who…), and I help put together a lovely little anime and video game convention known as OMGCon.

This blog will serve a multitude of purposes.  Number one, it’s going to get me in the habit of writing again, which is something I desperately want to do.  It is my goal to publish at least one blog a week, hopefully nothing too crazy.

Purpose number two: Get my geek muscles back into shape.  I have all these wild and crazy things that I want to build, but I haven’t worked with electronic theory in so long, I’ve forgotten most of it.  This blog will give me the excuse I need to get back in and study things, then write my own point of views, so as to get the information back in my brain where it belongs.

I also want this blog to get my name out there, so that I’m almost kinda known when I (FINALLY) open my business, this will serve as the official blog, where I’ll post prices, special events, and ramblings of a small business owner.

I think that’s good enough for now…good night, all!  Next time, I’ll try to expand on what I want to do business-wise.