So my laptop has still been running slow. Defragging it did little to no help at all. I have scanned for viruses and found nothing. And this weekend, I was reminded of something. There are times when my laptop is really hot, specifically on the left side where the hot air blows out. Sometimes hot enough to burn me if I hold my hand/finger there for a couple seconds. So I was wondering if it is possible for the heat to have damaged something inside. Or if it could be due to the laptop being over used, because I practically use it 12/7. (from when I get home from college, until I go to bed, so a good 7-12 hours a day.
I am thinking about sending my laptop back to Toshiba, and seeing if they can fix it, or possibly exchange it, because I have had my eye on this laptop. I would pay the difference of course. I am also wondering if they would use my current hard drive in my laptop, in place of one of the 500gb hard drives.
I am looking at getting a new Digital Camera. I currently have 2 cameras, an Olympus FE-370 which is crap, the quality sucks, and company won't fix it, they just took my money to do nothing. This is the one I want to replace. I am looking for a camera, around $100-150 , I don't want it to be bulky, like a camcorder, or a professional camera. I just want a decent-good camera meant for every day use (not literally) that is small and will fit in my pocket. I do not want an Olympus. Atm I am specifically looking at Nikon or Canon, but leading towards Canon, because those cameras seem to have better reviews. Any personal experiences/suggestions are appreciated.
This summer my family is going across the country. We are flying on a plane, on Spirit Airways, in the USA of course, and my parents have brought up the possibility that our iPod Touches won't be allowed on the plane. My dad and I want to bring our iPods on the plane so we have something to do (we will have airplane mode on of course), but I am really worried, so I want to be sure they won't confiscate it, or deny our flight because of it. (I have never rode a plane before, except for 5 years ago, but I didn't have any iPod back then, and didn't bother with my mp3 player.
I was also looking into getting an HD PVR. Does anybody have experience with these? I heard they can record games, and stuff on TV in HD, and was wondering if that is true. Also would composite or component cables be better? And I see all sorts of guides on how to set it up, but looking for the right one, as each one I have seen is different.
Wow, this was a long blog. I would have put this in the tech support, but I have been making alot of topics there, and want to post in my blog.
Well, for the upteenth time, today my manager yet again, yelled at me for no reason.
What I have put up with her:
1. Her blaming me for not calling out voids when I did
2.Workers in the back being within 10 feet of me, and were talking/not paying attention when they should have, not hearing my voids, and I get yelled at...for not saying it loud enough, when people in another store heard me. (though admittingly, I didn't make sure the workers heard me, but they should have.)
3. When I am in the back, workers in the front forgetting to call voids, she blaims me
4. When she doesn't make sure I hear when she says voids, she blaims me
5. Basically, whenever something goes wrong, she blames me, even if somebody else did it.
6. If I try to explain myself, she won't listen or will say she doesn't "want to hear my stories"
7. 2 weeks ago, a customer had 2 orders. The first order, I got for them, on a tray and everything, and when they asked if they "could just get the rest of their food", they held the tray out to me, so I took it to mean that they didn't want another tray. Manager yelled at me for not giving them a tray, which they then asked for after manager yelled at me. When I went to bag the other orders, I was explaining, while doing my job, why I did that, and after saying "I only did that be-" she cut me off saying "she didn't want to hear my stories"
8. Tonight, soon after she went to another store, we got order after order, no time do anything else, because it was only another worker and I there. The final customer forgot his money, so he went to get it "from his wife, who was just down there" (pointing at a store in the building). So I admit, I stood around for a couple minutes, 3 at the most, keeping an eye out for him, or other potential customers. When he didn't come back, I decided to restock. But since I was the only one upfront, I wasn't allowed to leave the front for a long time, if at all, so I asked the other worker to get the stuff out for me to restock, since they didn't have anything to do. I went with them, because they asked something before going in the cooler, so I asked what they said, and they asked how many I wanted them to get. I answered, and as soon as I got out of the cooler, after being in there for maybe 10 seconds, an adviser just a step up from employee, who wasn't even on duty, started accusing me, and basically told me to shut up when I tried to explain, and said I should be grateful to her for letting me know, and for distracting my manager, in other words, being arrogant (Her I'm not mad at, because this was the first time, and she really seemed ticked off about something). But a customer came, I took his order, and when his order was done, my manager started yelling me for "doing nothing", and like the adviser, wouldn't even listen to me. She claimed she had been watching me, when half the time she wasn't in sight, and the other half she was helping and instructing a worker in another part of the building. The other worker knew what happened, and was telling me that was crap what they were doing to me.
Well, I have enough going on in my life, I don't feel like taking this crap. But employment in my area is LOW...nobody is hiring. so I can't just quit. But I was wondering if you guys think I should report her, and go from there? The company that I am employed to seem to take things seriously, as my boss, who is higher than the managers, got in trouble with HR, for mistreating and insulting an employee unnecessarily). imo, my manager has been mistreating me, and I want something said to her. If she is going to yell, or w/e, she should at least figure out the facts first, especially since we pretty much are never busy, these past couple weeks. Normally I would report her right away, but when she doesn't act the way she does above, she can be kinda nice at times.
As some of you know, I don't like EoC. I honestly think Jagex could have found a way for us to be able to choose which combat system to use, other than making us go back to the lower graphics version, and start all over. And now, they are forcing their new interface on us. Personally, I don't like the new interface, and from what I personally have seen on the game, 50% seem to agree with me. I must say though, some people I talked to love the new interface, which I really don't see why. I'm not saying they shouldn't have added this new interface into the game, I just think they could have kept the old interface as an option in the interface selection. No, I'm not talking about their "classic", or "oldschool" interface, which is just their new interface, in a layout reminiscent of the old interface. I mean the old interface itself. I like how they put the crater in a part of RuneScape that never gets used. At least that isn't forced on us (though I do like the crater and the new graphics). But the graphics is another thing, they could have given an option about. These new graphics are creating alot of lag on some people's computers apparently (probably old computers, tbh). My computer doesn't seem effected, but my neighbor keeps disconnecting, even when he leaves the crater, and I know that my college's computers, and the public library's computers, can no longer be used as reliable computers to play RS. It's been 3 hours, and 5 of my friends already quit RS, because of the new interface alone, though unlike me, 3 of those friends liked the EoC. After EoC, I basically stopped playing the game, but I still got on and went to POH parties to chat with people, but now I'm thinking of quitting for good.
What are your guys' thoughts?
So I was talking to some friends the other day, and when I mentioned that I may (not really sure, alot in my head atm) like a girl 3 years younger than me(she's 16, so I'm aware of the laws and the problems, despite not knowing how I feel), they told me it's creepy. I kinda agree with them. But I wonder why 3 years is such a big deal, when, you look at couples now adays, preferably married couples, you can find many married or even engaged couples, that are several years apart. Why is it considered acceptable for such an age difference later on in life, but when you're in the teens/early twenties, its considered wrong to date, or even like somebody with even 3 years difference. Now granted, I'm not saying that would make it acceptable for a 18 year old to date say a 8 year old or 6 year old. But I really don't see the problem, as long as both "partners" are at least 16.
I don't really know how to explain what I'm asking.
Now adays, I am sure it would be fair to say the age difference between most couples, is at the most, 10 years. What makes it so unacceptable to date some1 within, say, a 5 year difference, in the teen years, when it is perfectly acceptable to date somebody with a 10 year difference, when you are in say your 40s or later.
I'm not trying to be disturbing or disgusting, just trying to get your thoughts on the WHY/what, not the actual idea of dating with a big age difference..
Well...Yesterday I finally agree with you. I am overexerting myself. My lack of sleep made me tired, though I didn't realize it until too late. I fell asleep behind the wheel, and hit a van. The van has minimal damage, but my car is totaled. Now I don't have a car. Worse the van belonged to my lab instructor's (from high school) wife. You can imagine how awkward it got. Even worse, the whole time, he was smiling and laughing. It made me mad that he wasn't furious with me. He was standing there, acting like it was fine, not showing any sign of anger. I feel really bad, my mom is making it worse. And my hope for a long distance relationship, just ended. I can't afford a relationship now, with college, books, a new car, gas money, paying for the damage to the van, paying for the ticket. I already was barely going to get by. But now. fml.
My car worked just fine, after spending 2 years having problems every now and then. And it's gone. I am so stressed out now, it's not even funny. I am beginning to wish I were dead.
Read the poll <_< One of the questions that has been on my mind ever since the accident on Thursday. Long distance meaning she lives 45 minutes from my house, and a good portion of that is country/back roads. Do you think it is ok, or should I focus on my debt more?
Also, I made a blog group, or however you want to say it. When I make it so only people in that list can see a post in my blog, can any ranked people see it? As in Distinguished members+?
I have been getting 30 hours+ a week at work. Not bad considering it's a part time job. However, going through my checkbook, I have noticed I have been spending a bit too much, and I need to put myself on a budget, so, I have been practicing control, and only buying my weekly supply of energy drinks, which have been lasting me 2 weeks lately, and gas. And the occasional drinks, usually iced tea so I can get away from pop. It doesn't look like I will have the money to get through next year of college without debts, which was my goal, so I am trying to hurry and decide whether I should get a second job over the summer.
So far it looks like I passed my classes this semester with at least a B or B+. I still have my Comp 2 exam left though. 3 years to go. Next year I am taking 6 classes each semester, for personal reasons, and on top of that, working. Not looking forward to that.
There has been a new member on the cleaning crew, who started a couple weeks ago, I think. We have talked some, mainly a few words, but Friday we actually talked (she started the conversation), and she's pretty cool. On Sunday at work, I started talking to her, and she asked me to walk with her (she was still on the clock, and I was on break). I found it easy to talk to her, and already found we have some things in common. I'm not going to jump the gun, but at the moment, I find myself remembering I don't have the money. I didn't realize she works at both buildings, where as I work at only 1 of the 2, so we probably won't have time to talk or work together. And she doesn't have facebook.
The only other thing worth mentioning is that I have been looking for a somewhat healthy drink, besides water, or milk, which isn't expensive. I have been drinking tea lately, along with orange juice/apple juice, but I have heard tea isn't as healthy as everybody thinks. I already know the fruit juices are loaded with sugar.
I haven't been getting on RS or on Sal's as much, as I am trying to focus on college. With me screwing up my first year, I think I really need to focus, and get my GPA back up. I am currently enrolled as a 3rd year, at a 2 year college (though from what I have seen, alot of people have attended this college for more than just 2 years). I can either graduate next year with my 2 year degree, or transfer colleges, and right now, that has been the big question on my mind. The problem is, that the college I would transfer to is almost 3 or 4 times the cost of my current college. But the reason why I wish to transfer, is simply to get away from my home. I feel I would do better in my academics. That being said though, I have been spending my money much too freely, which I am now only spending on gas, drinks (Mainly tea and drinks other than pop), and occassionally food when I need to (I live at home, so food is provided. Sometimes if I go to college early, or stay late, I get food at the college, or intown.)
So onto my college life. Like I said, I have been putting more focus in college, currently getting a 99.2% in my Accounting class, and though I did have a rough start with my Art Appreciation class, I got 100's on the last 2 quizes, as well as on a paper. My problem is with my Final Paper, which is a 7 page paper comparing and contrasting 2 paintings from a Museum we went to. I am not finding any resources, so I feel screwed for that paper. Also I am taking a Business Law class, which I'm not doing so great in, since it is literally just lectures and tests over anything in the chapters. We don't have any homework or papers for that class, and no guidelines for the tests, which are 100-150 questions, which I am not good at.
And finally, I have been having issues with acne more than ever. I have tried a various range of face soaps, and Clean and Clear, as well as having tried dabbing Lemon Juice, or Apple Cider Vinegar on the areas. But, no luck. The acne is still there, and nothing is getting rid of it.I also have changed my eating habits, taking in less oily foods, not to mention sweets, not just for the acne, but to help me lose fat. Though I don't feel I am too heavy for my age (185 lbs and 21 years old), I recognized that I have been eating unhealthy, and need to start eating healthy. I am beginning to worry that my stress is what is causing the acne, which could be why it isn't going away. If that's the case, I'm going to be stuck with it for a while since right now my life is filled with stress, and likely will be until I graduate with my 4 year degree, and even then, I will be stressing finding a job in my field, and settling in.
As for right now I have been stressing out about getting good grades, my job, and family issues, as well as finding out some of my friends aren't actually my friends.
I'm sure some of you expected to see something about a girl. Well, there is a girl I have been becoming close friends with, but she is happy with her boyfriend, and I want her to be happy. Though their relationship has been in rough waters lately, I want it to work out for them. Well, sorry to disappoint, but I am actually avoiding that, and just worrying about college right now.
Well, that's all. Hope you enjoyed reading (lol) but I am going to bed now, because I stayed up late tonight doing homework, and have to wake up in 4 hours for work :P
And as part of family tradition, I'm going out with the family, and I get to choose where we eat. :P But because of work and college, I haven't had much time to go out so, choosing the restaurant isn't easy for me (making choices isn't really easy either). So in the poll, I assigned each of my options a number, all you guys have to do is choose a number. The winning number is where we will eat :P
(I decided not to put this in polls and surveys, due to the fact that I'm not telling you guys the options. The last time I did this, and I did say the options, not many participated.)
So as some of you know, I got a new car stereo. Fortunately, my dad offered to get me the aftermarket kit, as he is into that kind of thing, and wanted to help me out. Unfortunately, it seems he got the wrong kit. The casing fits perfectly, but the wiring is the wrong make. So I might have to buy a new kit. On top of that, I was informed that instead of a simple disconnect and connect job, I have to go through my car, take out the wiring from my old radio to my speakers, and replace it. Have I mentioned I have very little time on my hands, with the end of the semester, holidays coming up, and work?
As for college, I am doing better in Psychology, finally. Hoping to at least pass the class, or if I can get a B or higher. I find the topic interesting, yet I still can't grasp it, and I'm not the only one; 2 or 3 other classmates feel the same way. Other than that, nothing new.
P.S. For those curious, I got the Pioneer DEH-x6600bt stereo, and my car is a 2002 Mercury Sable GS. I'm writing the fun I have had so far in a spoiler, as it isn't really important anymore.
I have backed up my dvds to my laptop. They are DVDs that I purchase, and own. I have no intentions of distributing them, to anybody. I just wish to have them on my laptop incase the original breaks, as well as to have my "dvd library" anywhere I got with my laptop. Literally all I want to do is store the dvds on my laptop, and watch them at leisure. Nothing else. Not giving it to anybody, not selling it, not trying to take credit for it, etc. I want to make sure, so if I need to, I can delete them.
Tbh, I don't see why it would be illegal.
Tomorrow, as I'm sure many know, Apple is holding the event announcing their new iPhone, iPod touch, ios 6, and iPad. Just wanted to know everybody's thoughts about this. On any of the above new releases.
So I decided to update my phone (I have an iPhone 4s) to ios 6. After I updated, I learned of the battery bug..the hard way. My battery was litterally draining 1% per minute, with no apps running, on my home screen. it didn't drain as fast when locked. I looked it up online, and followed some advice, of putting the phone into recovery, and setting up the phone as a new phone. That ended up helping, however, battery life is still horrible. This is how I've used my phone today:
Last night, I went to bed with my phone locked, no apps running, network and wifi off, at 10 pm. The battery was at 94%, and I went to check my phone today at 3 pm, battery was at 89%. I used my phone lightly for an hour (responded to 4 texts, browsed facebook for several minutes, and looked at twitter. Then from 6-7:30 pm, i was browsing facebook more, and browsing my phone like I normally do. The battery is currently at 60%.
Maybe it's just me, but I'm sure my phone had better battery life before the update. What do you think? Is this battery life average for smartphones. I was closing apps when i was done using them. And please don't turn this into iOS vs Android. which is ironic since I am thinking of getting an android phone, so I can have iOS and Android. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think all I have to do is switch the SIM cards between the 2 phones.
Other than that, I am getting nervous about college coming up. I did better than I expected last semester, and I'm hoping/depending on doing good these next semesters.
Work is going good, my only complaints are the managers showing favoritism, and one of my coworkers (new person, not one of the favorites) doesn't want to do the job, and tries to get out of certain tasks anyways possible, going as far as bossing the "seniority" around. And I am looking forward to vacation
And I have next Monday-Thursday off. The big part about this is the fact that I have Christmas eve, and Christmas off, which hasn't happened in the last 2 years (when I started :P ). It was fun getting gifts for the family, not knowing what any of them wanted. Needless to say, I am looking forward to Christmas eve; Our family tradition involves eating crackers with a cheeseball, shrimp and cocktail sauce, and sometimes bread and spinach dip. This year, I decided to get Sparkling grape juice, as it has been several years since I have had it. And then we go to bed, and it should be obvious what we do christmas morning (hint: think "bottom of the christmas tree")
I have gotten some extra money, due to my other job I have been doing. I was thinking of getting a DVR, as I currently don't have one, and was looking at the Magnavox HDD DVR. My family has cable, but no cable box, so I am hoping this will work. (I don't want a monthly subscription, which is a big reason why I am considering this.
I also thought about getting the Hauppauge HD PVR 2. For this though, I only have one main use, and that is recording movies I buy from iTunes, so I can have them on my computer, to play through Windows Media Player. (iTunes doesn't seem to work well when playing videos.)
I've been on break for a week now, have a month left til I go back to college. So far, break has been great. I have been talking to one of my new friends from college over break. The last couple nights we have been having 2 or 3 hour conversations.
And of course, I can try to tell myself I can make it through college without worrying about relationships or anything; but I'm not that lucky. My friend (not the one above) has actually been laughing at me for liking a girl with the same name as me.
I have been thinking of these questions, and wanted to know your opinions of the matter. (Please not that it doesn't apply specifically to anybody, including me, or a specific age group but is just a general question.) These are both serious questions, so I ask that if you answer, that you be serious about it.
1. At what age difference would you consider a relationship weird, or disgusting, or w/e? Personally, I believe 10, but do make exceptions for those who are serious and committed. I seriously do know somebody who is dating somebody 22 years older than them. But they have been together for a while now, from what I know, and are very happy together, get along perfectly, etc. But I have met people who absolutely refuse to date somebody 1-5 years older/younger than them.
2. Say a girl toys with a guy (or vice versa), but it might not have been intentional. They might have done it unintentionally. Do they deserve a second chance?
If they are on their second (for the same reason), do they deserve another? What if you were mistaken about previous arguments, meaning they shouldn't have needed to have another chance?
If they are on their third, or more (for the same reason), do they deserve more? What if you were mistaken about previous arguments, meaning they shouldn't have needed to have another chance?
If they are on their second (for a different reason), do they deserve another? What if you were mistaken about previous arguments, meaning they shouldn't have needed to have another chance?
If they are on their third, or more (for a different reason), do they deserve more? What if you were mistaken about previous arguments, meaning they shouldn't have needed to have another chance?
I know I already made a blog topic just 2 minutes ago or so, but I wanted to make another, but a different topic.
(Please assume "girl", "her", or "she" in this situation is referring to either girl or guy, or both, whichever you, the reader, are attracted to) If you lived in a very small town, where few-no jobs were hiring anywhere within reasonable distance, but you had a job. The said job has a strict rule against co workers dating, and if co workers date, they are to be transferred or their jobs to be terminated. There is a girl at the job that you really like and makes you happy, no matter how bad of a mood you are in, no matter how sad, she makes you happy. You want to ask her out, but you are aware of the consequences:
If she says yes, one of you will be transferred, possibly to a less desirable, more stressful job where there are fewer to no friends than your current job. That, or you will be fired, and may not find another job for a while.
If she says no, it may create awkwardness at work, possibly going from being real close, to barely talking.
What would you do?
No, I'm not asking (or accepting :P) any gifts on here.
Anyways, so far, there are several items I have my eye on, some of which I need more info on. (The first 2, I don't need any information on lol.)
1. Dark Knight Rises dvd. (I know some1 in the movie irl, so I want to own a dvd, not just watch it. And no, I haven't seen it yet)
2. Bourne Legacy. I am a big fan of the Bourne Trilogy, so want to see/own a dvd.
3. A better PVR/DVR, preferably wireless. If anybody knows any good WIRELESS ones, my ears are open lol. The Hauppauge 950Q isn't just a hot choice, considering where the tv jacks are in my wall.
4. Bluetooth speakers (both portable and not-so-portable, within a decent price)
A Bluetooth setup for my car (radio+bluetooth)..haven't managed to find one yet, so if anybody has any idea how I could go about finding a new radio for my car, besides google, I'd appreciate it.
I actually got tomorrow (monday the 22nd), off of work. Might try out RS 3
And as for you guys who said that bad battery life is normal for smartphones. I only had the message app running,and wifi enabled, and in 6 hours, my phone wasn't being used at all, and it dropped 46% battery (was at 68%, now 22%). I'm not sure thats normal. Since making writing this, it has dropped yet another 1%, without it being used. Before the update, My phone was actually the best in the family, now I think it landslided to the worst. So now looking at Droid phones, with the best battery life , and in the mean time, hoping iOS 7 is going to fix this battery problem.
After I got hacked, I emailed Jagex, explaining how I got hacked. I just checked my email, and while I can not divulge the contents, it did prove that Jagex DOES read our emails regarding accounts. They do care However, they said they will be unable to return my items :mad: :P :mad: :P :cry: :cry:
So i was house partying on world 31. I was approached by a dude named Mong, who tried to do the table scam. To get me to trust him, he gave me a dds, which i played along, and grabbed the other one, that appeared after doing the dance emote. So then he asked me if i wanted to try it. So i played along again, using a bouquet, without showing or telling him what i was doing. finally, i told him i was gonna try to do fury, and unequipped it, and put bouquet on table, did the dance emote, and even grabbed bouquet before he kicked me. Guess he forgot i still had his daggers. I got 40k from a scammer ^^
We talked things through. It turns out one of her friends who used to work with us told her one of my friends said i was talking about her. I told her that I wasn't talking about her, idk if she believes me or not. My manager pulled me aside today and told me 2 things.
1. that Maddie probably doesn't want a relationship (which I know is false), and my manager said that out of the blue, like when we were doing one of the procedures at work, she just mentioned that.
2. That I can't be making facebook posts about coworkers (and I wasn't I was talking about girls in general).
I'm assuming Maddie told the managers that I was talking about her, which when we talked I explained to Maddie that I only went to them for advice, I didn't say anything about her other than that I liked her.
So now, I think Maddie still thinks I was talking about her, and the managers think I made posts about her.
nd finally, when Maddie and I got in our little text fight, i let it slip that one of our friends said some stuff about her. (what can i say, at the time i was on that relaxing gas dentists use, and frankly i really wasn't thinking.)
While at work today, I got blamed for everything that happened, even if there was no way it was even remotely my fault. For example, I got yelled at for not putting away inventory, after being told not to leave the counter, which I couldn't anyways because we had a line of customers. I also got yelled at because prep didn't get done (which wasn't my responsibility today), got yelled at because the other workers didn't see I cancelled an order, etc.
Anyways, other than work, got in a fight with a friend, because they started accusing me of stuff, once again, that I didn't do. And now, my mom's birthday gift, a special Oster Blender that we use to make drinks, was broken. I went to make a milkshake, and I flipped the container upside down (so the lid which has the blade on the inside would be facing down, to screw it on). Milk started leaking out ( before I actually got a chance to use the blender). I bet I'll get yelled at for that too. Not to mention, I'll get to hear the 10 hour nagging from my mom, since HER birthday gift was broken (yet if our stuff is broken, or if she breaks any of our stuff, its no big deal).