Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Markets Going Insane

The past few days have been pretty hectic for me, with my stocks crashing down continuously.... doesn't feel good when you are down 4 digits...

So anyway, I try to look at this in a positive light, and think that this can be an opportunity to buy in and make some money!

Now my question to you is, what stock do you think is promising?  Give me some ideas and reasons!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Phone?

Hey guys,
I've had my iPhone 3GS for about a year and a half now, and it's been everything that I've asked for.  I've had no problems with it whatsoever, and compared to the previous phone I had, this was such a huge upgrade. 
However the most epic thing (fail) happened to me.  I was playing beach volleyball with friends WITH my phone in my pocket... this was a bad idea.  As it turns out
Unfortunately, sand somehow seeped into the screen of my phone... I should've known!  I already had many dust particles trapped inside the screen, and I guess sand is no different...
So what happened is a bunch of sand now covers the screen of my phone, and the touch screen is half working, and  I am reading half the screen every time I use it =(.

I think I need a new phone soon, but I don't know which one to get.
I don't have any particular phone that I am leaning towards, so give me some suggestions.


At least a touch screen.
Doesn't have to be now, I am open to waiting for a newer one to come out.
Price is not a factor.

Let me know your suggestions!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Constant heat doesn't feel that good

You know what would be a great thing to get right about now?

One of these.  No need to explain.

Isn't annoying when just sitting down is uncomfortable?  Stand up and it feels even more uncomfortable.  Doesn't help that my computer generates so much heat either... an A/C would be nice too, but it's usually on the colder side around here, so it won't be much use.  I've seen those new fans where there's no blade, its like a hollow circle.  Those seem quite tacky, but really what's the point?  I don't understand the big deal over a fan that doesn't have a spinning blade, and for 5x more money too.  Do people like sticking their hand through the fan or something?

Monday, July 18, 2011

More computer upgrades?

I couldn't resist, I found a pretty killer deal.

Just upgraded my RAM in my computer from 6 gb to 12 gb.  I got these:
 6 gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 for...... $33 bucks after rebates.  Yea explains why I couldn't resist.  I got my first 6 gb of ram for $140 when I built my computer a year and a half ago.  Amazing how prices go down so fast...

Monday, July 11, 2011

What to do when tired?

Tired at work, meetings coming up, ABSOLUTELY can't doze off...

$1 iced coffee from McDonalds.

Didn't really help but at least I had something to drink that was decent.  4x cheaper than Starbucks so why not?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Weak wireless signal... solution?

Hey guys,

So here is my situation: 

My computer is in my room, and unfortunately, the router for my internet connection is located TWO floors down, on the OPPOSITE side of the house.  Who knows how many walls are in between...

I tested my internet speed and I get around 30% of the internet speed compared to the computers connected directly to the router.  What should I do about this? Then I stumbled upon this:
Possible solution to my problem:  Powerline adapter!

For those of you that don't know what this is, it is basically an alternative if a wired connection isn't viable, and a wireless connection isn't strong enough.  Have one adapter plugged into an electrical outlet, and connect the adapter to the router via network cable.  Then where my computer is located, plug another adapter in and connect the adapter to my computer via network cable. 

This forms a network through the electrical circuits in my house, without the long wires!
Unfortunately it does cost a bit, around 70-80 for a pair of adapters.

If you're having troubles with your internet connection, try looking into this alternative!

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

So.... New Computer?

It's been a while since my last post.

So one thing I decided to get lately was a computer.
... I suppose it's more than one thing since I got multiple parts to build a computer, but you get the idea.

It was basically a budget computer, so nothing really too impressive spec wise.  If you are in the need of a new computer but are on a tight budget, this might give you a good idea of things to get.

I stuck with an AMD processor since they are cheaper than Intel processors, haven't had any problems with AMD personally so I'll go with the cheaper option for a budget computer.
The rest of the parts were pretty standard... graphics card, DVD writer, RAM, power supply, motherboard, and of course a computer case.

So this was my final build:

AMD Phenom ii X4 810
MSI 870-G45 Motherboard
Radeon 5450 (yeah I know this sucks but this computer's not meant for gaming)
DVD Writer
Mid tower with 400W power supply

Altogether it cost only $337 CAD after taxes and rebates.  Not Bad.