April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009

Well the weather wasn’t bad here today. It was supposed to rain, and at the time of posting this, it didn’t. It may after this was posted though. I ran 4 batteries on my VXL Slash today and wow is all I can say. This is amazing and may even buy some more batteries.

Supper today was garlic bread and left over pasta. I still can’t that garlic taste out of my mouth either! It will be 73 and maybe a thunder shower tomorrow. My friend comes home from college tomorrow so I will be waiting for him.


April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009

Well today was a late post because I went to a local concert here in Scranton. It was America and it was good, but could have been little longer. I had fried chicken and homemade French fries today and it was really good. I am also in the mood for a chilly dog now.

Weather was great, nice and cool. I didn’t get to drive my Slash though! I went out today, then had to go to concert so now time, then I broke the Servo Saver since I changed servos. Tomorrow will be a warmer 70 and I will be getting a new Servo Saver and a on board temperature gauge for Slash and VXL.


April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/mikeypizano/P1010513.jpg I got my Brushless! I put a Deans plug on it. And god it is a pain to solder to 12 gauge wire. I should have went with Traxxas plugs. I wish they made Deans plugs a bit better. They really are too small to use this thick wire/

Weather was hot! I only ran part of a battery to test the brushless, since it was 87 here. I may run a little more after this is posted though. Supper was Salisbury steak patty with steak dust and gravy with mushrooms. Tomorrow will be a much nicer 65!


April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

Well, today was fun. I will be having more fun tomorrow. I won’t spoil this one though. I am getting something tomorrow. It was very hot today. It hit over 90. Tomorrow will be isolated thunderstorms and a hot 87.

I installed Vista on the Toshiba last night and have it mostly configured. I have iTunes installed and syncing back with the iPod. Supper today was beef stew, which was great but a little hot to have something like stew today.


April 26, 2009

April 26, 2009

Well, today was a fun day. I spent all day working, and made a total of 75 bucks so I am up to 240 and now am willing to order a brushless motor for my Slash now. Then I can transfer the XL5 and Method R to the Evader, once it gets fixed at least…

Weather was hot today. It was over 85 today and tomorrow will be a HOT 91!!!! Yeah, 91 in April. Its crazy. Supper today was pasta which was good. I will be installing Vista back on the Toshiba. I rather have a working computer and be able to use iTunes.


April 25, 2009

April 25, 2009

Well, I made a possible mistake. I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on the Toshiba. I also have a car trip today. I just got a basic install done, and got only the basic stuff I need from the software repositories. Mainly all I need is the restricted extras, and touch freeze. I also install X Chat, Thunderbird, and the desktop effects advanced settings.

I had a little issue with 9.04 but I have it sorted out for now. Compiz is not running correctly, when I try to enable desktop effects, meaning Avant will not work. That is one of my must have programs as well. I installed the Compiz Icon, and all I have to do is hit reload and it works. Its not a good fix, but it works for now.

So, since I installed Linux, what am I using for music today? Did I mention the car trip? We are going back to Lancaster again. That was some damn good pizza and we are going back, and my moms cousin is coming too. So, music wise, I am using the iPod and Shure headphones. I do not have anything on my laptop yet, and I have to get all my music back on from iPod. I am using the iPod as well since I am running on battery so dad can play with the GPS.

I am also using battery so I can get an idea of how long it will last for me today. I have the extended battery in now, and also have the standard in my bag. I am running with the brightness really low, but I have to have it up a little from lowest so I can see the stuff on the screen. The bad thing is today is very sunny. I prefer cloudy for a trip, since I can see my screen better.

Back to the music situation. I have to get my music off the iPod and onto the computer so I will not lose ratings. The good thing is that Rhythmbox, the program I use, can do it. It will show the ratings when it reads the iTunes database, so all I have to fo is copy them in groups. It won’t copy the ratings so I do 5 star then rate them as 5, then 4 then 3 then 2 and 1. its a pain, but at least I don’t lose my ratings that way. I lose the play count though.

So, I was thinking of keeping this a surprise until it came but I am getting a new laptop. Its a top of the line computer too. 100MHZ Pentium 1, 48MB of RAM, and a 810MB hard drive. Man this baby is sweet. It will be running Windows 95 and maybe Windows 3.11 if I can get it to load of the PCMCIA slot. If I can get my CF adapter to work I have a 1GB card I can use.

I am getting it in a trade for that old DOS PalmTop PC I have, the HP 95LX. I hope he enjoys it more then I did. It is in good condition and they sell for like 80 on eBay. I had no use for it, since I had no way to get files on or off. Oh well, Enjoy the 95LX Alex. I will enjoy the Fujitsu.

Supper today was Infinitos. Which is getting to be one of my favorites. Weather was warm today and kind of hot. Tomorrow will be 88 and isolated thunderstorms. Guess what I got! http://picasaweb.google.com/mikeypizano/Lovebirds#5328771294415753330!!!!!!!!!!! That is Kiwi and Tweetles.


April 23, 2009

April 23, 2009

Well today was a lot of fun getting the new Ubuntu. The repo servers are getting slow. I installed on desktop only for now and may try it on Toshiba later on. Weather was on the cold side today so I didn’t get to rc my RC cars much today.

Tomorrow will be 75 and sunny so I will probably take it out tomorrow. We sold the cockatoo today as well. It will be quiet here now. I miss him but it is for the best. Supper today was hot dogs and chips. Not the best but good at least.