Archive for December, 2009

Upgrading finally

Posted in Uncategorized on December 14, 2009 by dreamphase

Finally I am going to upgrade… haha I make it sound like it’s been a long ways coming. I’ve had my computer for a year now..

I ordered a motherboard from a Lenovo x61t. I have the x60t. I am going to stick the motherboard in this computer. Things that will be upgraded:

32bit -> 64bit

3gb -> 4gb of ram

There is also a WWAN slot so I might be able to add WiMax

I hope that switching it all out goes smoothly.

Verizonwireless is down in WI, OH,MI, and CA

Posted in Uncategorized on December 14, 2009 by dreamphase

My mom tried making a call and it failed so she thought something was wrong with her phone. She had me take a look at it. I tried placing a couple of calls but nothing went through. I reset the phone and tried again. Then I tried called her phone from the landline. It wouldn’t connect and it didn’t give me an option for voicemail. At this point I knew it was a Verizon problem. I pulled out my straighttalk phone and tried to place a call it also failed confirming my suspicions.

When called on a landline and asked about the outage the service rep was unable to help and explained that the Service was out in WI, OH,MI, and CA but he didn’t know why: “I’m sorry I’m just a man at a computer.” He said they expected it to be out for a couple of hours.

#tips #verizon #cellphone #fail

Finding the internet disappointing.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 4, 2009 by dreamphase

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been really disappointed with the internet. Why you might ask? Quality.

Recently one of the news sites that I frequent redid their webpage with a new style. I’m not sure if other people had this problem or not, but their Javescript is messed up and my browser would hang every time I went to their site. Finally frustrated with it ,I blocked all .js files on their site. It now loads again. Maybe it is me and not the site, but I just don’t seem to find any of the articles exciting or even interesting for the most part.

    Over the past couple months I’ve been going to gizmodo a lot more often. The quality of their posts has gotten better. Although they still have way too much nsfw stuff… and while they have a tag system that should work to remove that stuff, it also removes deals of the day, so I can’t really use it. I used to like the downloadsquad, because they would have some really good articles every once in a while, but either I’ve changed my opinion of what a good article is like or they just don’t have them as much. Jkontherun used to be okay, but the quality articles are getting fewer- but mostly the writers interests/opinions have drifted so far away from mine that I just don’t enjoy reading it. There are a couple other sites I could mention, but it probably isn’t worth your time to read about my complaining.

    I’ve heard a lot of people claim that Email would die- saying that it would be replaced by Instant Messaging(IM). Email is still going strong.. IM on the other hand seems to be dwindling. It used to be that there were a lot of people online at any given time. I created an account with every service provider so that I could talk to anyone regardless of their protocol preference. Of the 40+ people I used to talk to all the time, only 2-3 are on most of the time. Where did they go? I’m not sure facebook maybe? Well that’s what I thought, so I added facebook IM to trillian but no one seems to want to just IM, they’d rather take some goofy only quiz than talk to me. The purpose of these quizzes originally was so that someone could read the results and gets to know you a little better. This really isn’t happening anymore. Everyone is so focused on themselves- Just wanting to get the next quiz or something. Why not just talk to the person you want to know more about you? It’d be better than hoping they read the quiz, and then take the quiz themself so that you can read their results… rather pointless.

     I hope that you this post isn’t to you what posts on other sites have been for me, even if the post is just me complaining.

Building a computer

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2009 by dreamphase

Recently my younger brother has been talking about building a come Friday, he wanted to buy everything then. The Problem is that he only had $50. You can’t build a whole computer for $50. My dad told him to wait till Monday. Monday came and I was asked to find parts. I checked newegg, tigerdirect, microcenter, amazon, and frys. I will say this right now. Frys is NOT worth going to. Their website is trash, they didn’t have good deals at all. Of the products that were slightly cheaper, you had to add them to your cart to view the price. Once done it was a huge hassle to remove from the cart. Amazon has always been nice and easy to use, but I didn’t see anything useful on their site. Microcenter had some good deals, but nothing that I needed. TigerDirect had a power supply and a graphics card. I ordered those, and then from newegg ordered the motherboard, ram, and cpu.

The end result: 2.66ghz quad core, 1gb nvidia graphics card, and 2gb of ram for $234(after rebate) we have a case already that will work, so just a hard drive is missing. I ordered myself a 2TB external hdd. Right now I have a 500gb one, but it is almost full. Long story, but my 500gb is without a case. I figured I could move the data from the 500gb to the 2TB drive, and throw the 500gb in this new computer.

I am still bothered by the fact that there aren’t any computers on the market that I could upgrade to. Of course my computer does everything except for games extremely well, so I shouldn’t be complaining. Actually I am still extremely happy with my x60t.

My Current Speedtest: