Saturday, November 27, 2010

The List Continues

Woke up at "Ron's Hotel" (we were joking about that all last evening). Ron got me a muffin from across the street for breakfast.

Then to pick up George on the way to Fry's. While there I had to get a few things. I thought they might have the memory I wanted so I would not have to order it online and have it shipped. They did. So now I can upgrade my Linux Mint to 64 bit and see 8 Gigs of memory.

I also got a 2 terrabyte internal hard drive (I am running out of space with my 640 gig drive).

I mainly came for some cheap usb flash drives and a case for Heather. No case for Heather. They all looked like luggage. I got the usb drives. Since Heather did not come with Microsuck 7 DVD recovery disks I have to get usb ones. But you have to have 2. One for the system recovery and the other for the application recovery. They can not be on the same drive. After I do that. I will either dual boot with Linux Mint or wipe windows off.

That is it. Oh I did take some Thanksgiving leftovers home. Yummy.

Then took the drive home. And end of a nice and successful vacation.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Things on the List

Since I have been in Louisiana, I have been missing things that I liked in Galveston but can not get here. So today and tomorrow are about getting things on my list.

1 - 1st was the car service. I have been taking my car to the Honda place for years. They know me and are always good to me and my car. So I dropped my car off and George and I went to...

2 - Salsas. Had to have the green salsa. We both get the Enchiladas Bronco which has fajita chicken topped with red sauce and queso. It is still good.

Then picked up my car. Feels great.

3 - Then to Randalls to get the Hensen's Black Cherry soda. They some how do not have it where I live.

4 - Went to Spec's. There is an orange liqueur called Orangel that I can not find here. I mix it with 7up and a splash of orange juice. Got some of that.

5 - Then to Mosquito Cafe to get the incredible Lemonade Dreamcake. I got 2. One for now and the other for later.

6 - Then to Ron's for some wine, organ playing and conversation. I stayed the night at George's mom's last night. Tonight I am staying at "Ron's Hotel."

What a nice evening.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Pumpkin Pie Day

I was invited by George and his Mom to have Thanksgiving Day with them. It was not major with lots of different foods which would not have been practical with just the 3 of us. He had turkey, ham (I love ham), sweet potatoes with bacon on top, mashed potatoes and gravy and broccoli and cheese. And for dessert, Pumpkin Pie.

Thanks guys for having me.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

On a Roll

It all started because my monitor finally died Sunday night. It was a really good CTR Sony Triton flat screen monitor I had for over 8 years. 6 months ago it would go fuzzy than be back to normal. So George and I went looking at Best Buy to see what I will get when the monitor finally dies. So I was working on the computer Sunday night and then the screen when black and that was finally it.

So on Monday, I went to Best Buy and bought the monitor I picked out months ago. It is a Samsung PX2370 23" LED monitor. It looks amazing. It has 5,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio which is way over the LCD ones have.
Samsung PX2370.gif

So while I was there I took a look at "Heather" (the name I would call my future netbook which was originally going to be the MSI Wind last year but recently is the Toshiba). I figured since I have some money saved it was about time to get her. So I bought the Toshiba NB305-N442 Netbook in blue (which seems to becoming my 2nd favorite color with all the blue items I seem to be buying).
So introducing Heather.

Isn't she pretty? Also the keyboard is so responsive and with each key having substance unlike most laptops which are springy. It is like the difference between having a keyboard with weighted keys and having a keyboard that is not (which is springy and not like a real piano at all).

So if that was not enough I went to the AT&T store took a look at the Samsung Captivate Smartphone for another time. I have been wanting a new phone for a while and when the iphones came out I had thought of wanted something like that but I want it completely customizable and with apple stuff that is never the case. (Which is why I run Linux Mint. Totally customizable.) Then the Androids came out based on the Linux kernel and I when hum. So then the Samsung Captivate came out and read a ton of reviews which actually beat the iphone 4. When I went into the AT&T store last week to look at it, one of the employees said she has an iphone the the Captivate is way better.
Android Better Than iphone

So I left the store this time with the Samsung Captivate currently running Android 2.1 Eclair.

So a day of buying cool technology. Now to set it all up.

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