January 24, 2008

January 24, 2008

I love to have fun on comments on sites. Mac users are so easy to stir up and manipulate. People hate when you start a flame war but this is just so much fun! I don’t do this to make fun of products as much as I do it to have a good laugh at the Mac user base.

Today was pretty much boring. Some snow showers all day. I have been setting up my ThinkPad T20 again. I decided that it is a good computer even if it is a little slow. I plan on getting some more RAM for it soon. I do not want to just toss out a laptop because it’s a little slow. It’s a lot better for relaxing since there is no touchpad.

I also have been thinking of trying to dual boot Linux on this T20. I do not know what I will use for it since it is a little on the low side as far as RAM goes. I have used Ubuntu on it before with some success but I am thinking that I may just stay with Windows XP since it works well enough for me.

I am thinking that I may stop checking Engadget anymore. Its starting to become more Mac news then anything. I am so sick of seeing like 20 posts on Apple stuff that could be pretty much one post. Keep annoying me an I will pretty much not even check the site anymore, nor will I link to the site. Sorry Engadget, you must be paid a lot by Apple!

And to any Apple fanboys who disagree with me… I hope you like be owned by Steve Jobs. I am happy to have free thoughts and choose my hardware based on reviews and quality rather then if its made by Apple or not.

Supper tonight was Pierogi. My dad deep fried them this time and poured melted butter over them. This is a new way to do it and very good!

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January 23, 2008

January 23, 2008

Well, here is an idea. If I get a gift card from the iPAQ instead of anything else, my dad said I can have his desktop and he will take the gift card. This is an idea but I don’t know what will even happen with the warranty.

Why would I want a desktop? Simple! I will be able to run Linux on it and I rarely take my laptop off my desk anyway. I will need to make sure that I have the room for it though. The only bad thing is that I use my headphones more then anything. I do not have any use for speakers really.

There is one problem with the whole iPAQ thing. They have a Classic 111 model on the website.. The thing is that’s it’s a cheaper one then I already have. They may give me this and a 100 dollar gift card for the difference. So we shall just have to wait and see I guess…

Supper was artichokes again! Yes, I know I eat these a lot but you to have to really since the seasons are short. We may even get more on Saturday. Weather update is possible snow showers. We shall see what happens. We get told snow and get nothing a lot so I don’t trust the weather much anymore.


January 22, 2008

January 22, 2008

Supper today was chicken fingers and French fries. The coating on them was different from when we got them last time. They were not as hard or spicy. I really hope Tyson changed them because I really like them a lot more this way. I never have been a big fan of spicy food really.

I wanted to keep this off the blog until I actually got it but I told a few people on AIM and stuff so I figure since it didn’t go as planned I have to wait till towards the end of February, I will just post it here. Well, this is going to be a long one so you should go get a nice cold drink.

Lets start from the beginning shall we? I decided to put the iPaq away due to the button problem. I had m friend Michelle send me the warranty information. I waited until today from a week ago to get the information.

I was told it was from Best Buy as my friend had made a mistake. So I figured that I had 400 bucks towards a new laptop. I found a nice Acer Extensa 5420 with a AMD Turion X2 1.9GHZ, 2Gb of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. It was a 15.4″ screen with an ATI Radeon Xpress 1250M. It looked great.

Since I was still waiting for the warranty, a nice HP was on sale this week. This was my new choice. Same stuff but a 14.1″ screen and a NVidia GeForce GO 7150M. It is the HP Pavilion DV2715nr. The two laptops are Best Buy exclusives.

I waited through Sunday and yesterday for the mail to come today. So, the mail was late today and I suffered through that ordeal and what happened when it finally came? I find out that it was a Circuit City warranty and not Best Buy like I thought it was!

So this brings me to the next point. I go up Circuit City and I am told that you have to call the warranty service up and they will go through trouble shooting and such. So now I call up and then I am told that since it still has a manufactures warranty, I need to wait until February 5, 2008.

So now I a waiting until then to call up. They will go through the trouble shooting and they will send out a box for me to ship it to them. So now they will try and fix it. If they can’t fix it, I will get either a replacement or store credit.

So now I am stuck waiting a lot more then I planned on. So I may just get something else instead of a new laptop. I will see what they have if and when I get the credit. If I don’t find anything good I may just wait and see what happens. I will have to see if the credit ever expires.

Well, I am also getting sick I think. I have a slight fever right now. I don’t have a runny nose nor am I sneezing though I am cold and tired. I am hoping that this is the most I get since I really do not want to be sick right now. I hate having a cold as it ruins everything on me.

We are suppose to get light snow tomorrow night! Who knows how much snow we will even get, since we didn’t get what was supposed to come today. They change the forecast a lot anymore it seems. I would like to get a god few feet since we haven’t gotten one good storm all year!


January 21, 2008

January 21, 2008

Well, today was a cold one! The temperature was in the teens but the wind chill was in the singles! Supper was the Salisbury patties with steak dust and a nice big baked potato! The best thing about the potato is they can be made so many ways. We also had corn.

I did play a little Unreal Tournament 3 today. I set up a hour long death match and I only played 20 minutes. I just couldn’t get into the zone! I did some good head shots though. Like 5 in a row! I guess I need to take a longer break so I can get back into wanting to plat the game more. I don’t play online since it is too hard to be fun.

I am making a new link to this site. I will post the link at the end of the month and this one will stay active until the end of next month. The new one is much shorter but retains my name. It still points to my server so both links are technically active now.

I have to say I really like the new series based on Terminator. Its on Fox Mondays at 9PM. I have to say I like it since its an action show. Its based off the movies. I have my TiVo set to record it even though I watch it as it records. It is good since I have a backup in case I miss the show.


January 20, 2008

January 20, 2008

Well, soup today! Dad made chicken soup but it came out bad so he tossed it and made lima bean soup. That’s pretty easy to make and good. Its pretty much the beans, oil, and onion. Not very hard to make but good!

Watched the newest Harry Potter on Bluray and I have to say I found it to be kind of boring and long. It was good towards the end however. I really love the PS3 for Bluray but it is bad with normal DVD up converting.

I got a very annoying canker sore on my cheek! I hate these things so much! They take forever to heal and hurt a lot when you bump them. Mine is in a spot were it is very easy to bump and I can not wait for the thing to die!

I have some more work to do on the links page soon and I really hope I can get it up by the end of the year but I am not making any promises!!! I want this to be a good set of sites that can also serve as a backup for my favorites on FireFox.


January 19, 2008

January 19, 2008

Well, it Saturday once again and we went shopping today. We are eating home today since we got artichokes again. I love these things so whenever I get a chance to get them I take it! Sure they are a pain to eat but they are so good that its worth it!

I cut my left index finger while I was taking apart that PDA yesterday so it’s a little annoying to type now until it heals. Its not painful in a sense that I am screaming, its just annoying. Its funny how you don’t feel that you got cut until after you notice the cut is there!

I want to announce some changes for the site! I noticed that I accidentally posted the SPB Full Screen Keyboard on the T20 review. Well, I am going to take the T20 review off the site since the thing is pretty old. I have also decided to start fixing the old links page. I have a way to make it alphabetical easier. When you use NotePad++ there is a key combo that swaps lines. Its CTRL + T in case anyone is wondering. There is also a CTRL + D that duplicates the line.


January 18, 2008

January 18, 2008

Well, today was a boring day. We went to the grocery store like every Friday. We picked up artichokes for tomorrow again. We had chicken fajitas today. For those who don’t know what they are, they are just a soft taco shell with chicken instead of hamburger.

Well, since it has been pretty much 3 weeks since that InterLink came and no answer from the guy in Japan, I decided to have a little fun today! I took it apart and noticed that the thing is unfixable really. I did find some fun stuff out about it though. For one, it has a Toshiba processor. I didn’t get it back together 100 percent but its good enough. I will probably toss it now.

I was thinking of this today. They need to make a PDA with a design that is favored to bloggers. I would love a PDA with a keyboard and a large screen with WiFi and Bluetooth. I need some special stuff for mine though, mainly SSH and SFTP support.