March 2013, disposed of computer. Discarded all digital devices, data drives, everything. Hardware and Wifi issues; was going to start fresh after years with these items.
An interruption in income developed in April 2013 that postponed getting a new computer.
I learned that to apply for jobs, fill out PDF based job application forms that you do need a computer with Web access for a majority of positions. While this is obvious it means that there is hardly ever a convenient time to be without one.
Renting computer time is financially unsustainable.
Fortunately, job service agencies have computers you can use to locate and apply for an open position.
At present, I am changing my career direction and focus towards a path I hope will bring about greater stability.
By Michael Gautier