May 31, 2008

May 31, 2008

I am thinking of adding a few pages to the site soon. The pages I am thinking of adding would be a sort of energy drink caffeine page. The other page I am thinking of adding would be something computer related so more of a series of pages. Sort of like a this is what I have and what it is. These are just ideas and I am not really sure if I want to go through with it.

I also want to get some more ideas for the site. I mostly have this site as a blog and I would like to add to it a bit. I want to add some fun stuff too but I don’t have many ideas. I could add a weird facts page possibly. I would like to start the news page up again but I just took stories that were already posted so it was sort of a waste.

I could add a software page maybe but that is still a little on the geek side. I know one of my friends has a software page on his site that he tells people about freeware. I would like to have an original idea but I could still do the software page and maybe the facts page. I could also have a quotes page perhaps. I will just have to see what happens I guess.

I have to finish the reviews of the Averatec 1020 review and the Toshiba A205 review. I also want to post a sort of review on Vista. I won’t do a full review of Vista since I don’t do good software reviews. Plus I just want to give some thoughts on it since I just got it.

we had Old Country Buffet today and the food was pretty good this time. I found out that I am really out of shape! I did a little bike race with some friends and came in last but was in first for a bit. The weather was weird today. It was cloudy and we got a bad storm towards 6 or so. I got one lawn mowed and at least one tomorrow. It will be 72 tomorrow and cloudy.


May 30, 2008

May 30, 2008

I got a good chunk of the Toshiba review done today. I plan on having it done soon and hopefully by Wednesday but I don’t know how long it will take me since I still have a lot of work to do on the site. I want to get a lot of stuff done but I get side tracked a lot.

I mowed a lawn today and made 10 bucks so now I owe myself only 51 and then I will have money for a change. I have a lawn to mow Sunday and maybe 2 more if I am lucky. The weather was great today. It was sunny and warm but not that bad. The weather for tomorrow is WET! We are supposed to get thunder storms all day.

Supper today was tacos. I wanted artichokes for a change but they didn’t have any that looked good at the store today. Kind of annoying really since I was really dying for them for a change since we haven’t had them in a while.


May 29, 2008

May 29, 2008

I got all the pages translated into HTML and I will start on the Blog page and then once I finish that one page I will do actual files and upload them to the site. I also need to start on the review of the new laptop but I think I may wait a little longer.

The dual core processor is a lot nicer since now I can do more and not be slowed down. I love messing with Basilisk II and now I can even mess with Ubuntu on Virtual Box and not be slow. It also runs a lot cooler then my old AMD did.

I really like Vista but I am having some issues. Mahjong is harder then hell and I only won twice out of 30 games so far. I am kind of annoyed but I will not give up. I may just play a lot of other games since they look quite nice on Vista. I even like Free Cell now.

I had those frozen Angus burgers again but I had mine with steak dust on it and dipped in A1 sauce since I didn’t feel like a cheeseburger today. The weather was really nice today too. It is going to be 80 tomorrow and I have 2 lawns to mow.


May 28, 2008

May 28, 2008

I have decided to postpone the review of the Averatec 1020 since I assume people would rather read about something you can actually buy right now. I enjoy doing reviews so I would like to do both of them but I would rather do the Toshiba since its brand new. I hope you enjoy the review since I couldn’t find any online for this specific model.

I want to give some first impressions of the computer on today’s blog entry that I will also have in the main review. This is sort of a multi part review I guess. I know Tam Hannah does his reviews like that but this will be done in 2 parts instead of like 6 he does.

First, I want to talk about the screen. It’s a beautiful 1280×800 15.4″ screen. Though I prefer smaller screens like the Averatec, this one is very nice. Its bright and vibrant and I don’t see anything wrong with it. There are no dead spots or anything on it, and the colors look great.

The next thing I want to talk about is the keyboard and mouse. These 2 things are the second most important part of the computer. The keyboard is very nice to type on and is not that loud but it’s certainly not quiet. The caps lock key has a small led under it for when you have the caps lock on. The keys are painted silver and have only a little wobble.

The mouse is a very nice touchpad. It’s not flush so your fingers won’t slide of the edges. It has the side scroll edges. There are 2 buttons like pretty much every touchpad has. The size is nice and buttons click well. They have a soft but definite click feeling.

The final thing I would like to talk about is a compound topic. The processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo Centrino T5550 and runs Windows Vista. This seems to be a good combination to me. The processor is fast enough even when clocked down to 50% on battery. It has 2GB of RAM and that seems to be the sweet spot for Vista. The laptop also have a 250GB hard drive so for what I paid this is a great laptop.

I have to say that Vista is not that bad really. It has Service Pack 1 so they fixed a lot of the issues with it. I love that they bundled Mahjong in the operating system since I rather play that then Solitaire any day.

I worked on the site a bit today. I have a little more entries to convert to HTML and then I can start making them HTML files. I got the about page done and I will be posting it when I finish the blog part of the site since I would rather do a bulk upload.

Supper today was fried meatballs. They came out great but I am really thirsty today. It was kind of cold today because of the wind but I think it was a nice day. It will be 75 and sunny tomorrow so I may not be doing much tomorrow.


May 27, 2008

May 27, 2008

I got a NEW laptop today! I am pretty excited today and I will take the pictures and start the review tomorrow. I will say this, it is a very shiny computer and Vista ain’t all that bad really. The keyboard is nice too. I love it! I have the fastest computer in the house again!

I got a really great deal on it too! The computer was normally 850 bucks but it was on sale for 600 bucks. That’s a savings of 250 bucks but I also had that 400 dollar gift card so it was only 200 plus tax and I got a free router which my friend is giving me 40 bucks for.

Supper today was chicken nuggets and homemade French fries. I love homemade ones a lot more than those frozen ones. The weather was warm today and we got one hell of a thunder storm while I the other store for it since they only had the “Fire Dog” model at the local store. The weather tomorrow is 67 and sunny.


May 26, 2008

May 26, 2008

Well today is Memorial Day and that means no mail. I hope that gift card comes tomorrow since I really want that new laptop before they sell them all. You can only buy it in store and that means that if none of the 3 close stores have one in stock I don’t get one. I don’t really think they will sell out of it but you never know. I mean I did get my Playstation 3 on the Black Friday sale so who knows what will happen.

I decided to have a little fun today while I adjust to the size of the Acer, and the Toshiba, and play with that Macintosh OS 7 emulation I have. I typed most of todays blog entry in it too. This is a good way to get used to the keyboard and size of the computer since I am also going to write the code for a few of the coming soon pages I have on the home page. I would also like to ask that people email mikeypizano@gmail.com me some ideas for pages that you would like to see on the site.

I have also been playing a lot of PSP lately too. I am back to enjoying Wipeout Pure a lot. That game is really fun and the best thing is that is one of the few games that you can play for a few minutes or for a long time. Even though I have the Playstation 3 I really like playing games on the PSP instead since I can take it with me and it can be shut off and turned back on when I am ready to start playing again.

Weather today was nice. We are supposed to get thunder storms tonight. It will be 73 and thunder showers tomorrow. Supper tonight was pasta, no barbeque here today. I would have loved a nice big steak though. I would also love some barbeque chicken too.


May 25, 2008

May 25, 2008

I have changed my laptop choice. Here is the new one: Toshiba A205 S5859 since its cheaper and better then that Acer. I will get it as soon as I get the gift card and that may either be Tuesday or Wednesday depending on when it comes in. I hope soon since I really want it.

I decided to start using the Acer again to try and readjust to the larger size. It is not as hard as I thought it would be but its still going to take time to adjust to the Toshiba since it is a little different. The volume is a rotary wheel sadly. I will need to figure out how it adjusts since some don’t have a stop on the wheel.

Supper today was 2 little personal frozen pizzas and a 24oz can of Monster Khaos. I had it with my friend so I didn’t eat with my parents. They just had meat balls in sauce. The weather was really nice today too. It is going to be 82 and isolated thunder storms tomorrow.

Phoenix landed safely!