December 31, 2015

December 31, 2015

It is New Years Eve and I am celebrating by playing some nice relaxing Fallout 4. I needed to reset my desktop today as it was acting strange. It is supposed to get cold this weekend, especially Monday and Tuesday, and the rumor is a chance of snow! We shall see!

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December 30, 2015

December 30, 2015

Today was another boring day though we did get a rain shower, it was 45 so way to warm to snow sadly. I am checking all the weather pages I can find, and 2 of them say that around January 8 or 10, we are in for a major storm. We shall see what happens I guess.

I have to say that the only good thing about this weather is that the snow blower takes less wear and tear but I didn’t spend all that money to fix both of them for nothing! I want to try out the MTD single stage and see how it does, as well as the new carb and belt on the Troy Bilt.


December 29, 2015

December 29, 2015

Well I guess that you can say that we got our first snow although it was just some slush that melted quick since it was around 40 this morning, and it did turn to rain before it stopped. No one called me so I didn’t make any money yet either.

I will just keep watching the forecast and see what happens at this point. I am hoping that it gets cold and snows soon as they said that around January 8 the snow will start coming and not stop until around the middle of March but who really knows until it comes.


December 28, 2015

December 28, 2015

Today was an okay day, but boring. I spent most of the day looking at the weather, and it looks like we are going to get mainly rain with a tiny bit of of mix tonight now, but who knows. I am hoping to wake up to a few inches of snow but it isn’t going to happen.

I will probably work on recipes tomorrow as there isn’t much else to do really as it don’t seem like it will snow anytime soon! Rumor is that from mid Jan to mid March will be some big storms so we shall see what happens when we get these.


December 27, 2015

December 27, 2015

Today was another warm day and wet as well. It looks like we will be getting since ice tomorrow night into Tuesday but I am still hoping that it comes and stays as snow and we get a few inches. Sadly all the models are saying that it will start as snow, change to mix, and then all rain.

I plan to see about getting that Power Shovel tuned but it isn’t getting cold enough yet. They are saying it will start becoming more normal temperatures, and then below normal soon enough so we shall see what happens, but the best way to tune it would be with an inch of snow on the ground I think.


December 26, 2015

December 26, 2015

Well, it is the day after Christmas, and since it is a Saturday, I figured I would make a longer entry. I am doing this on the iPad as well, since I haven’t been using this one for much really. I have done a good bit with other devices like the MC3504. The problem is that with so many devices, it can be hard to pick just one.

There are some that I should use more often, like the Droid 4 and the Pre 3, or even more obscure devices like the Treo 700p. I would love to use the Sigmarrion 3 but the battery on it is shot and doesn’t last too long, around a half hour at best. The Dana is nice, and has good battery life, but it is rather large, and the screen is monochrome, so when it’s cloudy as it is today, it can be a little harder to see.

I could have even taken the Surface Pro, but that doesn’t get the best battery life either, but it does get about 3 or 4 hours I think. The Surface is a different category though since it is a full OS and not something like Android or iOS, so it more versatile really. The other bad thing is that it has a Core i5, so it runs kind of warm too.

The other thing I could have used that gets great battery life is the ThinkPad X140e. That will get about 6 hours on a charge I think, as I haven’t actually tested it much longer then around 3 hours of constant use. The main reason I didn’t take that was it is larger than iPad, so I would need a different bag for it.

Now, speaking of the X140e, I should mention that is has been almost a month since installing Ubuntu 15.10 Mate, and I have to say I am impressed. I only have 2 issues right now, a minor one that I haven’t looked into fixing yet, and a more major one I did a little research into, but haven’t done anything yet but try to update the driver.

The first problem is that the touchpad is annoying, and I can’t seem to find a setting to disable it. I need to look and see what I can do, as I only use the TrackPoint, as I hate Using touchpad when I have a better option available! I should look and see if there is a driver like on Windows where you can set the touchpad to scroll only, or disable it completely.

The second, and major issue, is the WiFi drivers are junk. It amazes me that almost 10 years after my first laptop, with a BroadCom card, still has horrible drivers! These are official ones too, from BroadCom, and yet it is slower than Windows, and takes forever to reconnect when coming out of sleep mode! Sometimes the only fix is to reboot it as well. I can say that I don’t think I have gone more than a day or two without rebooting thanks to the Wifi not connecting.


December 25, 2015

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas everyone!