August 31, 2009

August 31, 2009

Well today was okay. I had Ramen for supper since I didn’t get to go with Chinese like I planned. Weather was great though! It will be 46 tonight and 74 tomorrow. I have my drivers test tomorrow so wish me luck!

I will practice a bit tomorrow and be going at 1. I did a little writing today as well. I will be updating the Google Document soon as stated yesterday. Since its not in the entry for yesterday, supper yesterday was fried chicken.

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August 30, 2009

August 30, 2009

Well, car trip day! Lets do the usual thing. I took the Toshiba as my laptop, and for PDAs I took the SL10 and N X70. I am going to a concert so I am trying to travel light. Sure 2 PDAS is a little excessive, since I do have the laptop and all. I brought the iPod for music. I like using the NX70 since it has a keyboard and virtual graffiti, so why bring the SL10? Simply, I like that the SL10 has AAA batteries. I am using the NX70 right now, using Graffiti.

I have some bad news though. The graphics card that my dad got went bad. Well, it came in bad. He went to install it today and it doesn’t work. He has to call up Newegg and see what they are going to do. Oh well, not like I really need my desktop back yet anyway. I will be installing Linux on it as soon as Karmic Koala comes out in October, leaving XP on it for now. For those who don’t know, Karmic is Ubuntu 9.10 release. Kind of a dumb idea to install 9.04 and need to reinstall it all next month.

The thing I made a mistake of bringing was my cheap Sony headphones since they are not to good at blocking sound out, but they are a lot more comfortable then the Shures. I am using a play list I created on the iPod for unrated songs. This is similar to using the checked songs only method I did before, but lets me keep all my music on it. This has been helping me rate music, since I don’t get as distracted.

Speaking of distractions, I have been using the SL10 and Visor Deluxe for writing as well. This is a plan to try and remove the distractions of the internet for me. You know what? It helps a lot. Phil, i your reading this as I read your blog, I want to say THANK YOU! You have really helped me out here. And if my friend in Mexico is reading this, I hope you found out bout shipping that Newton. I am really looking forward to that.

I am going to be ordering some screen protectors from Boxwave soon. I will be spending 60 bucks on them, but they are very well worth it. I will be getting 3 for the Visor and 3 for the SL10. Even though I know that I probably wont need it, I feel better knowing that I will have 4 spares. I have no idea if they will decide at the last minute if they will stop selling them for the old models like I have. I have to take the one off my TX and clean the crap off the NX70 one I have on it.

So, the RC update isn’t happening. I haven’t been caring much since my Slash still isn’t fixed yet. I have to solder on the Traxxas connector to the ESC and make the charge Adapter. I should be getting the adapter tomorrow i hope. I screwed up the male on the charge adapter so I need more males to finish. Then I will probably want to get a set of buggy tire adapters soon. I need better traction in the grass.

I have been working on the book rather slowly as of late. Better to take my time and have a better book then rush through it and have it suck. Lets face it though, if a horrible book series like Twilight can sell, anything can! I wrote a little recently so I will update my Google Document soon.

I also did some work on my website, Mikey Pizano . 110mb.com in case you forgot the link. I did it on the SL10 too. I have been using be onscreen keyboard as its easier to use in the dark. The best part about using the SL10is that it gets pretty nice battery life!


August 29, 2009

August 29, 2009

Okay, I got the styluses today. I must say I am happy I got them. The pen one is really nice, but I wish I had ordered more then 1! The 10 Palm III ones also fit in the Visor, so I have 11 that fit it now. The universal one fits great too. The pen one is so nice that I am using Graffiti on the NX70 to write this instead of the keyboard.

The big pen one has a bright reddish orange tip that is VERY smooth. I am loving it since its also very comfortable. I am able to use Graffiti in the car with minimal errors as well. The NX70 has virtual Graffiti so you can see your strokes. I find this helpful since you can see what your doing wrong. Thankfully, it has the old Graffiti 1 without needing any hacking. I suck at Graffiti 2 so BAD! The bad thing is that on the Palm TX, I can’t really use it because when I tried last time, any text boxes would make it crash.

My dad got the new camcorder he ordered today. Its a HD Canon HF200. That thing is tiny. It records to a SD card so we have 2 16GB cards to use in it. Its a shame that its cheaper to get like 4 16GB cards then 1 32GB card.

Supper today was Old Country Buffet that was good, but I am kind of thirsty now. I feel like I may be getting sick as well. Weather was okay and we got some rain. It poured really. Tomorrow will be 74 and sunny. I sold my one old MP3 for 55 bucks. It was that old Creatve Zen Vision M I had.


August 28, 2009

August 28, 2009

Well, I decided to finish off that SL10 review so I just have a few things to do and I can post it. I will put it on my website, not the blog. We got some rain today and it was even a little chilly today. Tomorrow will be 73 and scattered thunder storms.

Supper was chicken stuffed with broccoli, and a baked potato. I also will be setting up my desktop soon as I get my graphics card back from dad. I will run Ubuntu on it of course, but may dual boot so I can sync the PDAs easier. I have that working on Vista though!


August 27, 2009

August 27, 2009

Well the weather was really nice today and I didn’t have the Slash together yet of course. I need to solder the connector and I am a little lazy. I also need to find a way to get it to run better in grass and I am thinking of going to LiPo soon.

I had hot dogs and French fries for supper that was good. Tomorrow will be a cold 64! We are getting thunder showers so who knows what will happen. It can pour all day or be dry. I also have to see why the Sl10 is slow when I use the keyboard.


August 26, 2009

August 26, 2009

Well today was ok. I had very good steak and baked potato for supper and it wasn’t too hot. I mowed the one lawn I needed to and ordered some stylii from Stylus Central. I should get them this weekend. I for a pen, a universal one, and 10 dollar ones. I will take pictures when I get them.

Weather for tomorrow will be 76 and sunny. I should get my Slash back together. I need to get a new connector for the Deans to Traxxas adapter as the one didn’t work out well and I can’t resolder it. I may make an order on Tower Hobbies soon.


August 25, 2009

August 25, 2009

Well today was a little warm but not to bad. Tomorrow will be 82 and sunny. I had raviolis for supper that came out good. I pretty much have Vista where I want it to be as well. My stupid Sony Headphones died last night so I need new ones now.

I have been playing with the PDAS a bit more and need to see if I can find some good stylus and screen protection. I looked at Brando but one Sony one is 15 bucks. That is crazy for a single stylus. I have to look and see what I can find.