May 2007

I got one. Not for me but for my sister. She dropped her Katana in the pooper. I cringe at buying my used phone for 100USD yet I don’t when I buy this 240USD phone. I sniped it via ebay within the very last seconds of bid’s end- yeah I snipe, what? This phone is so awesome!!! The person who shipped it was even more uber awesome! I have never received a package in expensive trash bags before. They are the trash bags that has the pull string on the top outer lip of the bads that allows easy garbage disposal. It was wrapped in layers of it!

Slim, Dual-Faced Form
# The UpStage is the first product that’s both a dedicated music player and a dedicated phone. And at only .37″ slim, it’s bound to pick up a ton of dedicated fans.
Music (and Everything Else) Player
# You can load up the UpStage with music from your PC or downloads from the Sprint Music StoreSM – then listen to it all through the stereo speaker or a stereo Bluetooth headset. Then there’s a big, beautiful, 262,000-color display so you can watch music videos or Sprint TVSM. Just hit “play.”
1.3 Megapixel Camera
# The same beautiful display that lets you enjoy music videos can also display your photos. The UpStage has a sweet 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder so you’ll never miss a photo op again.
Stereo Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
# Connecting to Bluetooth-enabled headsets, handsfree car systems and compatible printers sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, connecting to your music with a stereo Bluetooth headset sounds even better.

I’m tired of these bug and tar stains in front of my bumper. They are so hard to get off and I can’t seem to shake it with any of the products I’ve tried. We had a detailer come to detail two of our cars and I asked him what kind of product does he use to remove the bugs and tar grime off the bumpers. He gave me 12oz of this brown liquid and said it would work miracles. Indeed, it did. I saw it with my own eyes.

So I tried it myself but with a twist; I used WD-40 on one side and the brown stuff on the other half. Both products worked but with WD-40, you needed more elbow-grease. I didn’t like that idea and or the extra work. I’m not cut out for extra work when not necessary. The brown stuff works great! Took it off without a lot of work.

Here is a shot when it was all done and said:

Since I don’t know where to get this [brown stuff], I will be using a new product: Spray n Wash clothes detergent. I read it somewhere and I’ll give it a run. Nice and cheap and can be had at any Walmart. I did do a search for the brown stuff when he told me what it was called but didn’t find anything. Now I forgot the name but who cares, I’ve got Spray n Wash round’ the corner. O yeah, here are the search results.

From Your Laundry Room

I use Spray n Wash or any other laundry stain remover to get tar and bugs off my car. After applying, let it sit for a minute to loosen the tar then wash. I’ve been using it for 15 years and haven’t had any problems. It also works great on whitewalls.
Kathy G.

I was driving down to the south side and I saw an old dude peeing on a fence [I assume] he frequents a lot because he had no care in the world taking care of business whilst everyone passing by in their cars can see full view of his audacious yet uncouth behavior=) I for one, had ready my camera because I’m starting to get into photo blogging, took a snap shot of him and the two people confronting him about his dog’ish behavior. Little did I know, when this lady and man turned around, I saw them carrying guns so they weren’t ordinary citizens. Also I saw a police vehicle driving to that area as I made a left and on to my way for a scheduled hair trim.

My friend hired someone to work for them and as I was at their office listening into the conversation/interview they were having, I knew what kind of worker he was. First I looked at his face, then I listen to he had to say to confirm what demeanor had he originally tired to convey or lack of…

Soon as he left, I told my friend not to hire him. I said to my friend: “He is arrogant and will not take orders from you! Hire someone else”. Two weeks later, he was gone. I asked my friend why he wasn’t working there anymore and they said: “I asked him to do some filing for me and he said: ‘I’m here to work, not to be your file assistant'”. See how I was right? Jackass had too much pride and was too pompous in his ways. Plus, he was given a week to learn the curves of the computer system my friend was currently utilizing… He failed miserably…

My view is why in the hell would you work for someone and say that you are here to do one specific job and not another. Jackass. I heard that and was outraged. If I was there, I would have teared him a new ass and sent him home. Think of CVS, WalGreens, Walmart, Win Dixie etc…, they all have workers whom multi-task. If the registers aren’t busy, they would have to do inventory, clean, package etc… You can’t have a work idle. Plus those people who work at those places as stated above are hard working people too! I respect hard workers.

I’m so clumsy I tend to lose everything! I was talking to a girlfriend today and she’s a cluts like me too. We have a lot of things in common if we actually sat down and compared and contrasted. Anywho, to this day, I have lost 3 very expensive mechanical pencils. I don’t know what I did with them. Let alone I don’t pay attention to where I set it down last to elevate the aggravation.

Don’t you just hate losing things without a reason? It gets repetitive and very costly down the line. What I need to do is strap a fishing line to everything that I own. So when I left something behind, It will drag behind me. And if it’s too heavy, I’ll get a nice reminder “tug” as I walts off. Or maybe a gps stuck to every darn thing I own- that ought to do it!

Better yet, a “helper” to follow you and pick up the slack. Yesh! That would work out nicely! I wonder how expensive that will be? Probably more than the crap i’ll be losing (lol). I think I just need to be a little more attentive to what I’m doing and where I’m at. I need to rectify my mind to start and remember conversations I had the past day or hour. I usually am very bad at that. This should be something I’ll work on… Inch by Inch, Life Is A Cinch.

So I’m going to make the website myself! He keeps on changing templates. How unoriginal. I’m SOOO busy right now I’m running around like a crazy man!

This kicks ass! Another added to my arsenal of geeky collection. Now I can remove Laptop harddrives and edit the partitions, transfer larger chunks of data, setup harddrives without having to remove my computer case etc. I’m loving it. Now working on laptops, desktops and external ide or sata harddrives is a piece of cake!

•USB2.0 & USB 1.1 Interface
Support USB 2.0 port
USB 1.1 compatible
Support IDE and enhanced IDE Hard drives
Support 16-bit DMA and Ultra DMA mode interface (Ultra 33 / 66 / 133)
Support 2.5″ / 3.5″ IDE Hard Disk
•SATA Interface
High speed data transfer rates of up to 1500 Mbytes/sec
Support 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA devices
Support ATA / ATAPI CD-ROM / R / RW DVD-ROM / R / RW
•Dual More
Support bisynchronous mode, compatible to SATA and IDE device simultanceously
* Current not overrun 2A
•One Touch
One Touch Backup file or data

Supports Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP
Supports Mac OS 8.6, OS X
Supports a capacity of 500 GB IDE hard disk and 500 GB SATA hard disk
Hot swappable
Power input AC: 100 – 240 V
Self power consumption + 5 V and + 12 V

Ever needed to find out exactly what size a drill bit you are in need of or find the size of the bit you are using because you can’t read the etched markings on the bit shank because you’ve botched it up with the chuck of your drill? I have! Now I have one so I’ll always be in the [know]. This totally rocks!

Yeah, I got one! It was 5USD and fits everything I need to build and dismantle any computer with haste. I’ve probably built more than 50+ computers and during which, I have accumulated not only much knowledge but more hardware than I can store! So I cleaned up and organized a little today. Figured I needed a little tool box dedicated to my craft. And so off to Lowes I went! It took me a good 15mins to choose one. I found one just perfect! Cute little thing! Has just enough compartments for me to store all my stuff which really only includes a screw driver, zip ties, misc IDE cables, USB cables, and etc hardware. Task Force power!

Figured I’m always trying to find a screw to fit a CD-ROM or mount a Harddrive. This came together quite nicely. Not to mention how light it is. Do you see all my miscellaneous screws organized all neat and uber cool? It looks and feels and makes me work more [efficiently]. That’s KEY when you want to do a good job with minimal work.

This is ridiculous because I had to purchase (10 of them) my own IDE cables. I’m building three systems to order and the motherboards came with one IDE cable and a lot more SATA cables than needed! Why didn’t they include a second IDE cable for the CD-ROM? Why??! I think times has changed and everything is converting over to SATA hardware: real fast and easy installation. I’d admit, there are a lot more IDE hardware out there then SATA. It’s going to take another 5yrs+ before they rid of IDE cables all together I’d suspect. Anywho, I’m building an AMD Athlon X2 system (single-core). Dual-core isn’t called for in this application and for what it’s running, it’s way beyond need of dual-core technology. I’m still using single-core. Albeit, sometimes I needed the exta “umh” but 95% of the time, I don’t. So not worth investing in!

Besides the build, Intel is tearing AMD to shreds with their introduction of the Core 2 Duo processor with the addition of large L2 cache in the summer of 2006. Intel’s chip is running at 65 W but without the integrated DDR2 memory control which is an integral part of every AMD Athlon’s processors ability to crunch data. Running at 85 W, the AMD chip runs hotter than Intel’s Core 2 Duo. Even with the AMD 3.0GHz Athlon 64 X2, still can’t beat the Intel’s chip on benchmarks. Both companies are lowering their processor prices to LOW LOW prices to compete with each other though but I’m still stuck on AMD because of it’s unrivaled reliability.

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