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.