Category Archives: Just Life

Just when it’s acceptable only

So, here I am typing on a unbearable 14” CRT monitor, and of course my computer is a piece of junk that needs to be replaced, and it comes also that I need to replace my MP3 player. So, what am I forced to do? Well, first I have to hope that I would get my rent rebate. I am expecting to, and it has been reliable before, but there’s always that chance that it won’t come.

Even with the rent rebate, it is only $400. Needless to say, since I have to replace my PC, and a basic one is about $500 for a notebook, I would have to get a desktop. The cheapest one I seen was an eMachines at Walmart for $270. I am not a fan of eMachines, and can only hope that they have been stepping up to better quality. However, with that said, I would be looking at an AMD dual core 1.8Ghz CPU, 2GB of memory, and a 320GB hard drive. At least I would be able to move my music from an external hard drive to the internal one.

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Upgraded to Unbearable

My 17” finally became intolerable, and wasn’t able to function. It blacked out every few moments for a minute or two. There were times, it was blacked out more than it was functioning. So, I went to the back up monitor which is a really old and crappy 14” CRT, and gives about 12” visible. To top it off, the best resolution makes the text a little hard to read, but downgrading to the next lower resolution would only make everything except reading poor.

So, what must I do? I would have to buy a new monitor. A 15.6” LCD new with Walmart is $100 with taxes, and shipping to the store. I will be checking Amazon, and a pawn shop Chris recommended, but I am expecting at $100 which would only hurt my other costs. However, I am nonetheless stuck with this unbearable monitor until I can get something better.

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Moved to a New URL

This is the first post of the new URL. I have chosen to move from to for the simple reason that it would offer a means to provide a simpler URL and considering that I would have two main blog addresses, this would make sense to keep them very much similar.

I would soon be adding the entries from the old blog site if they hadn’t been uploaded yet. All in all, I hope that this would make my web sites easier to find.

Keep in mind, that if you would like to contact me, consider visiting my personal contact directory which is located at Hmm, a pattern is coming. Go figure?

New iNum Phone Number

While I do my best to make efforts to keep the same number, sometimes this is not possible, or when it is – it’s not financially practical. Earlier today, I come across the knowledge that Local Phone which provides VOIP services, and many of my DIDs now offers iNum phone numbers.

The old carrier – being Callcentric would charge 2¢ per minute while Local Phone charges .9¢ per minute. These are however, forwarding to the US phone number rates. However, while I don’t get many (any calls as of yet) calls to my iNum phone number, it would seem to make sense to keep the number charges as low as possible.

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And the Madness Pauses (for Now)

I just received a call and it would seem as if I “should” stay home as I won’t be needed to play the insane game right now. It is just now a matter of playing Cloak and Dagger. I know it would sound like I have a lack of sympathy for this situation that I won’t disclose because I respect privacy, but you are partially right. I don’t have much sympathy. First, I have given all of the help I can, and none of it ever matters. None takes my advise. When I say things that needs to be said that people would regret hearing, I don’t know what I am talking about or I am such an evil person for saying such things. And in the end, at least in action – none gives a second thought about what problems I have, and how this stupidity just exasperates it.

So, at least for now, I stay home, and get to try to deal with the intolerable state of pain I am currently in. However, one of these days I might just do something really awful like start telling people to F-Off, or worse yet – send people to voice mail. Sometimes, I wonder if people just considers me as a commodity.

After 9 years, change is coming soon

I have lived in the same place for 9+ years. And through this time, I have relied on a post office box that is a couple of blocks away from me. Now, with the fact that I regretfully have to move by the end of the year, I would have to consider a few things in regards to my current mailing address.

  1. Keep the address as it is
  2. Use the residential address
  3. Find a new mailing address after the move
  4. Find a new mailing address now.

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2 Down – 3 to Go

I was looking over some documents I have, and came across the receipt for my old T-Mobile 8320. Out of curiosity, I looked at the date of when I bought the phone, and it showed June 04, 2008. Hmm, 2 year contract – that would mean that this particular line expired almost a week ago. Now, while I was stupid and allowed my niece to use my Blackberry, I only did that when I got the new Android phone I currently am paying for. Therefore, the original line for the Blackberry is now my Android phone. Since I paid full price for it, I was not bound by any contract extension.

Since the line that my niece had has already been terminated, and now the original phone line’s contact expired – this means that two lines are done and out of contract. There are three to go that are still under contract. The next one due to expire is what was my brother’s and Andie’s home line which is now a Razr under my possession. The Razr is my old AT&T line and since the phone is unlocked, it works for now to make use of the line until September 3 which is when I bought the Linksys HiPort router which is the original device for the line that is now in the Razr.

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Cut It Out

On the 7th of April, I would be going back to surgery. The surgery will be on the right foot which I was hoping was over with, but it would seem as if a bone towards the sole of the foot is becoming a problem. There was two options to relieve the pain. The first was to do a major procedure to try to extend a part of my foot in the rear, or to remove a portion of the bone that is causing the pain in question.

I chosen the second option which does have some risks. The main one is the foot could cave in more, but this is unlikely since my foot for the most part is fused together making it more like only a few bones rather than many. The recovery process is to be about 3 weeks before I could go back to walking. However, this is probably shorter than the first option. During this time, and probably a little while afterwards, I would have to use my wheelchair. Continue reading Cut It Out

Still Around

I am still around, although not as active in regards to anything including the Internet. Right now, I am still trying to keep my ankle propped up, although not as easy now. When I am lying down, it is very hard to use the computer. Mostly because I would not want my notebook to rest on fabric as it can suffocate the PC.

I am currently resting my legs on a office chair I used when I wasn’t in the chair, and of course sitting in the wheelchair. My notebook is now sitting on my lap. This only helps a little bit, but there is still some swelling going on. Continue reading Still Around