This month has been much like any other month. I regularly take Malak for a walk except for days with rain, and snow. The TV is working as expected. I usually watch the news, and a few TV shows after they air. I also had some unproductive conversations with my brother. To respect his privacy, that is all I will say about that. Last, I opened a PA Able account which I will be using to save for moving in the future.
Not much happened with most of the activity being in the first week. During this time, I had a doctor’s appointment, and I purchased a TV so I can watch the news. This TV has Roku which allowed me to link my Hulu, and Netflix accounts so I don’t have to use the PC to watch video content.
The second week, my food assistance benefits came in. I went to the grocery store to get food for the month. The third week, I went to PAT (Public Transit) Customer Service and replaced my card. No other activity happened this month worth noting. Continue reading October 2018
A little bit happened this month. I had a couple of doctor appointments, and a couple of times – had to run errands. Most days, I got to walk Malak, and managed to pay bills a couple of days early because of when the first fell. This month was also spent in managing my music through iTunes.
First, as for the walks with Malak. I had to adjust where I walk him due to increasing pain with long walks. I won’t go into detail of the streets as I like my privacy. Once, I acme across a former friend of my brother’s. We caught up on what was going on for about 30 minutes. I explained that he didn’t see me much because of where he lives being too far for me to walk Malak. Speaking of my brother, he called me for a few minutes and wanted to know some details about security cameras. I don’t know much of them, but I gave him the best answer I can. Continue reading September 2018
Not much happened. There were no appointments, or events in the first week. Did some website management during this period to keep everything up to date. As usual, I paid my bills and taken care of my expenses with exception of food. And last during the first week, I closed my AMEX account. The reasons of this was I wasn’t using the card because available credit and interest rates were to my liking. My best card is my Capital One card with $2750 at 16%.
The second week was much like the first week. I did have to get groceries. I also watched some shows on Netflix. In addition, I had to go to the bank to deposit and transfer money to my primary checking account. An acquaintance asked me for dinner a couple of times. While I don’t feel she is in the best position to feed other people, it wouldn’t have been worth arguing with her about it. Also, had to replace my media player. This of course cost money, but I had it to spend, so that didn’t hit me too hard. Continue reading August 2018
Not much happened this month. I wrote a few emails to a person, and kept up with Twitter. I am adjusting to the new phone I had for a little more than a month. As usual, I posted my thoughts about it which you could find at http://fsp.cc/1+6. The first week however was spent paying bills, transferring my rent rebate to my savings account, and taking Malak to the vet for his annual checkup.
The second week wasn’t very exciting. I received my food assistance benefits which I then went to the grocery store and bought most of the food I need for the month. As usual, I bought hot dogs, a few TV dinners, bread, coffee, and have some left over to handle the more perishable foods. I also went to the pharmacy to purchase Q-Tips.
Continue reading July 2018
Not much happened this month. I had problems with my Moto Z Play1 where the headphone jack and the moto mod pins weren’t working properly. An acquaintance asked if they could have it, which I agreed to it. I however needed a new phone, and I opted for the One Plus 6 which one could read a review on it.
When acquiring the One Plus 6, I added a cellular plan. Since this is a dual SIM phone, I have the newer carrier (with unlimited minutes) in SIM and is default for making calls. My Lifeline provider is in SIM 2 which I have it set to where unknown callers will ring that SIM so the service can remain active. In addition to acquiring a new service provider, I bought a case for the phone to help protect it from bumps, and an accidental drop.
Continue reading June 2018
I use the headphone jack on a daily basis, and the jack on my former phone stopped working. I am not likely to buy from that company again. It however does not change the fact that I needed to get a new phone. While I could have used bluetooth headphones, this is not a good solution in rain, and there is a need for battery power. This means that the headphones have to be charged. And while I do use Bluetooth headphones, there are disadvantages to them.
I opted for the One Plus 6. The phone has a SnapDragon 845 CPU with Adreno 630. There is 8GB of memory, and a 256GB Storage. There is no expandable storage, and the phone has a notch. The screen is a 1080p AMOLED panel which allows for black to just be off for pixel lighting. There is 401ppi. The phone is also a dual SIM phone with support for GSM 2G/3G, and LTE. There is no CDMA support. The phone has a 16MP camera with a secondary 20MP camera. The front side camera is a 16MP. There is all of the sensors expected, and the phone has a fingerprint reader and NFC. The model of my phone is $630 which came out of my Savings, and therefore – the savings will have to be refunded. Continue reading Review: OnePlus 6
This month could have been better. My biggest issue was the failing of my computer that I had for several years. I bought a new notebook PC as a precaution, and thankfully I did. The old computer broke down a few days later. Once I realize that I will not be able to resurrect the system, I opened it, and removed my SSD which is the drive that had everything on it. In an ideal world, I will buy a new desktop PC, and replace that mechanical hard drive with the SSD. This won’t happen for a few months as I am now in debt to cover the notebook. As for the notebook, since I had to use a credit line to get it, I am hoping to pay it completely off in mid-June. This will of course take out all of the money I will have left.
I went to the grocery store, and the woman that takes me also took another person. Where I go in, get what I need, and come out – I had to wait for the other person to finish. Nonetheless, I made due. My regret was I didn’t bring my headphones. Speaking of headphones, the headphone jack on my phone has decided to not work. This means from now on, I only can use bluetooth headphones. I have a set of LG which are of little good as the bluetooth audio skips and statics with the phone only being in my pants pocket. I have another headphones from a company I can’t recall – but they work better than the LG headphones. However, if my left ear gives me problems – I can’t use the better headphones. As for the phone, I do have a backup, but do not wish to put it in service until the phone that I currently use breaks down permanently. Continue reading May 2018
This notebook was purchased to replace my failing previous computer. That computer was 7 years old when it finally failed, and I hoping that this PC will last about the same amount of time. I purchased this machine from a third party seller from Amazon for $830. In addition, I added a second drive which this review will be assuming that second drive is in place. All together, the system and components cost about $950.
The system has an Intel i7-8550U CPU which runs at 1.8Ghz. There is 8GB of memory, but the system can be upgraded with up to 32GB with the use of 2×16GB SODIMM. The system has an NVIDIA GeForce GPU which will take over when there is a demand on the system that will require a graphics card. The system came with a 256GB M.2 Solid State Flash (SSF) module (C:\), along with an addition of a 512GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive (SSD) (D:\), and a DVDRW Drive (E:\). There is also an SD Card reader. The system has a USB Type-C, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI out, VGA, and RJ45-1GBPS port. The system has Wifi-AC, and Bluetooth for Wireless Communications.
Continue reading Review: Acer E5-576G-81GD
Not much happened this month. I had a few appointments which were the most exciting thing that happened. My first appointment was with my psychiatrist, the second was with the pain psychologist, and the third was with my optometrist. I also had to collect my prescriptions and went to the grocery store a few times.
I got a tablet. The tablet I acquired is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. I also got a 256GB micro-SD card for the tablet. The goal is to offset the demands I put on my phone. It also allows me to access select programs when the phone is off. As confidence on the activities of the tablet is assured, I will eventually phase out applications from the phone and insert them on the tablet. The major dislike of the tablet is the lack of a cellular connection which ties the device to my home for the most part. Continue reading April 2018