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And the Craziness Concludes

Today (2014-07-14) was a crazy day. First, I had to run a couple of errands. This led me to walk the dogs early in the morning. I then boarded a bus to go to Downtown at 8AM. Out of this, I went to find out shipping costs for an item so I will know when I get a similar item. I also got an email from an eBay seller to tell me that what I asked for wasn’t what I got. So, that was a thorn in the side. I also went to FedEx to make a few copies, and get a receipt scanned to .pdf. After the post office, and FedEx, I waited in line to get into Social Security to get verification of my income. I went home, walked the dogs again, and went back out after I dropped off everything I done. I went to the pharmacy to pick up something there, and made it back home.

Part of what needed to be done was fold some documents which then had to be stamped, and prepared to send. The income verification would have been among them, but the envelope from the company was defective which meant I had to call them, and get an address I can send mail too. That will have to be done when I get the chance. I will have that document and what needs to be done prepared beforehand. The receipt is for my Nexus 5 which I chose to spend $90 for a 2 year agreement as compared to what I would have to pay with  T-Mobile. I sent an IM to the person that was supposed to have the phone about the defect. I also sent a message to help someone, wrote two blog postings on my Technology Blog, and a posting on this blog (other than this one), and concluded the day with dinner, and ending the evening.

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HP-2000 and its true cost

Recently, I purchased and received an HP 2000 series PC. This system has a Pentium Mobile 2.4Ghz Dual Core CPU, 4GB of memory, Wifi, and USB 2.0 ports. There are also other specifications on this system, but I won’t go into that. What I will go into is what it would end up costing me in the end.

This will include not only the actual purchase price, but the cost of making sure the system is properly serviceable, and will suffice even at its state of quality for a period of time. I will also want to make sure the system is protected properly. All of this will cost extra. So, what is the final price?

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Not much happened today. I received a call from HP Support which I inquired of something, and was told that they will get back to me. In this case, this was regarding extended warranty. While a $400 PC would not normally warrant the extended warranty, the only reason I am looking into it is due to the effort required for me to purchase a new PC, and the issue of the SD card reader I had with the previous one.

The person offered me a discount on the warranty which I will definitely wish to attempt at getting. If possible, I will like to get a 3 year ADP which will protect from normal defects, but also accidental damage.

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Ultimate Birthday Present – 2012

While I am not a big holiday person (including my own personal one), I figured I will write this post nonetheless. Now, as for the ultimate birthday present, my choice might be a surprise to those that will know me. While the surface of the gift is no surprise, the actual details  will be a bit of a surprise. My ultimate birthday present will be a complete notebook/desktop replacement. Now, in my opinion, a desktop replacement is more than just the PC, but also a full size keyboard, monitor, and storage.

Now, this system will come in a number of parts. This is again because a true desktop replacement needs to be more than just a PC. Also, this system will be very expensive. It’s not any run of the mill $500 PCs I am used to having, so this will be a sticker shock when one reads the price at the end. However, this is why it is called an ultimate birthday present.

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You’re Allowed to Jailbreak, but Apple Don’t Care.

A few days ago, the Library of Congress (US) has decided to say that it is legal to root, or add another OS on your smart phone/PDA. What does this mean? Well, the most popular of things means that you are allowed to make it possible to install another store on your iPhone (commonly known as jailbreaking). Before, Apple had the right to go after these companies with copyright violations, but with this decision, it is now legal to do such.

However, in the end – it doesn’t matter to Apple. And why is that? Well, jail breaking is still a violation of TOS which is a civil matter, and not a legal matter. Therefore, if you jail break, and of course – you’re not violating any law, but your iPhone goes on the fritz, they can refuse to fix it simply because you can use it on T-Mobile rather than AT&T.

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