I just got to the library about 15 minutes ago and honestly I just got on the computer. You see I went to the lab to meet Ben so we could sit next to eachother, of course the computer I pick is one that isn’t working. I’m at a different computer now, it works obviously but the library is approximately the same temperature of the sun right now. Why is it so hot? I have no idea, it’s only about 50 outside right now, definitely no sun to warm the place. What the F!?
I think the heat is getting to me, making me more and more mad basically. The good news I guess is that tonight it’s going to get down into the 20s and then down into the … well its supposed to be 5, is that like the 1’s? Either way it’s going to be freaking cold soon. After the thunderstorms and the snow of course… Indiana, what a place….
So I’m cruising the ‘net today, working on nothign as usual… Some interesting stories came up today though, here’s a quick peek:
Curious George co-editor found dead: MSNBC
I think it’s a bit odd that just days before the release of the movie this man who helped write several books and many of the short films about Curious George is found dead in trash bags at his Florida home… Something is up here.
Related note: The Jack Johnson Curious George soundtrack is pretty good, give it a listen.
Walmart to open over 1,500 new stores in the coming years: MSNBC
They opened 341 last year and are expecting more than that this year. When will it end. I seriously cannot stand to see Walmart in every community. Millions of square feet of empty Walmarts are vacant useless to so many communities around the country because Walmart left for a better deal. Millions of people are without adequate, affordable health-care because of Walmart. When will it end?
New Muncie curfew to hold parents responsible WTHR
Muncie isn’t a large town, but its a college town with plenty of mischief to be caused. For the youth of the city that isn’t yet in college a new law will make parents know a little more about what their children are doing. I know that if I was faced with a fine of up to $2,500 I would know exactly where my child was and when he was in the house. Exceptions have been made to allow for school and religious events. But I think it’s about time that cities got more strict about parents being responsible for their children.
Blogger thinks of starting new category Here
I think I’ll call it “Get off my lawn.” After the supposed stereotype of old men who yell at those “damn kids” to get off my lawn. My soapbox if you will… Any thoughts?
Apple unveils new iPod Nano, drops price on Shuffle
Isn’t this thing dead yet, the shuffle is so low-tech.
Alabama church fires
Find them and hang them
Coretta Scott King Funeral
A bit overdone, but she was worth it
Google to pay Dell $1B to put software on new machines
Stop putting extra crap on my computer!
That’s how I feel today: Seriously I could not be more sick of fixing computers right now. Everyone is always calling and asking me to fix something. Usually for free, I’m not in it for the money though so I guess that doesn’t matter, what does matter is I have to immediately jump up and fix it, they can’t wait until I get the time to do it. Ya know sometimes I don’t have all the answers, there are some things that I can’t fix. There are some things that can’t be fixed on the first try. The key to fixing problems is diagnosis, once you know what is wrong you apply the proper remedy. Sometimes though you can’t diagnose things correctly and it takes a few tries to get it right. I’m not a doctor, I’m a geek! I’m about to just quit fixing them completely. Read the instructions and take your lumps as they come. I can’t begin to count how many times I’ve reloaded Windows or had to rebuild my website, but everytime I’ve learned something that was either the right or wrong thing to do, why can’t everyone else at least pick up on something here and there? Saturday I will spend at least an hour fixing the same thing I’ve fixed time and time again, all with a smile and for no money, it wouldn’t be so bad if I hadn’t spent the last 2 Saturdays doing the exact same thing.
I swear today the silence I head this morning was the most wonderful thing I’ve had in a long time. Then everyone came home, it was wretched, I couldn’t hear myself think. I’m locked in my room again, spending the day hunched over my computer blinding searching for something. Time is at a standstill today…
Today was one of those days with lots to do and honestly I think I did more than I expected. I feel very accomplished right now.
I got up, fixed my uncle’s computer. My g-ma and I decided that my cousin needed her own computer so we found a Dell that will suit her just fine. Nothing fancy, but it’ll work great. I’m paying for it, g-ma is paying me back in a month. I went to Kokomo and fixed Franki’s computer kinda. It works fine, just not as well as I’d like it to. I read the WSJ for the first time, not bad, I feel so adult now. 🙂 Erin and I got our plane tickets for spring break. We’re set and I’m excited about the trip again. So today I’ve fixed 2 computers, ordered 1 more, bought 2 plane tickets. $1200 and I really didn’t spend any of my money. A good day really.
Time for bed so I can be up to watch the Colts pound the Steelers!
Well it’s been one of those days so far today… I woke up this afternoon (yes I did mean afternoon) and sat around for a while before the Colts game came on. While I was reading the paper, waiting on the aforementioned game to start I was told that my uncle’s computer needed some work. Usually not a problem, something easy like plugging in the power cord on the printer, today was no such day. I went over there during halftime to check things out. He had hosed his system, spyware galore… That took a while to get off then he told me about some email that he had gotten from "Paypal." It was asking him to verify his password, he clicked the link and gave away all his personal info. So I had to get into the real Paypal and try to fix it all. He lost some money, but I think all is well now. It’s now halfway through the 4th quarter when I get home. Of course we all know by now that the Colts lost a tough game, they just couldn’t execute today, no big deal, the real season doesn’t start up again until January.
The other thing that went wrong today that I just recently found out was the fact that when I ordered a new computer yesterday from Dell, for whatever reason, the order didnt’ go through. I found a sweet deal on the Dell Outlet and tried to buy it, it didn’t work. Of course by the time I had figured that out the computer was gone. I just bought a brand new one, screw it, I’m tired of dealing with the crap, it’s only money right?
Now I’m sitting here waiting on time to go play ball, maybe that’ll go better…