So okay. My middle brother showed up with cancer. Ugh.
I'm going to be making him some chemo caps and suggest to 'Neko and Jared to get him some baseball caps. UGH. I swear our family is cursed, for this is the third person in the fam that ended up with some kind of cancer.
Okay. For the last few months, I've been saying VERY nasty things about the wireless.
Our router/gateway/modem from Uverse got fried in a lightening storm; since then I've had nothing but troubles with my connection. Horrible lag in XIV, disconnecting from the internet when I shouldn't, you guys can proly can guess the drill. Turned out part of the problem was Uverse had given us a bad replacement router. T_T I'd tried repping my wireless network card, but no joy.
I decided to flip the bird at windows finally (thinking that might be the cause of the last of the troubles; Sometimes Windows does funkeh things with drivers) and find me a cheap little router that I could use as a wireless bridge, since they don't sell separate wireless bridges anymore.
A friend of mine on Blue Gartr (Niya) suggested a Mikrotik thingy; once I got it, he actually helped me config it via TeamViewer. Well? NO MORE LAG, no more problems so far. I'm giving it a few days to be sure though. Tho I'll be glad if that was the whole problem, and I've also hooked my PS3 to it (Why should the bloody thing be using Wireless G when N's available?)
Here's to the end of my net problems, and that network card's getting yoinked out.
So okay. I may finally be near done watching my diet so hard.
I'm down below 200 lbs (about 91kg, for ya EU folks) for the very first time in years. My goal is 180 lbs (About 82kg), which tech is still overweight for my height but I'd rather have a weight I can maintain at the moment.
Anyway, got 10-12 lbs more to lose, and then it's over tho I prolly won't EVER be such a pig again.
GEEZ. I just had to deal with a very disgusting mess.
You understand, the boys in our house never had to do "girly" chores like say, mop the floor or clean the bathroom. Well, I finally got disgusted by Shadowneko's bathroom in the basement. I have to USE that potteh after all.
So I cleaned the sink and the toilet, my sister (known online as Her Highness) talked me out of cleaning his tub too; wouldn't want him to think he had a maid after all.
Tho if he moves out, I'm scrubbing that tub within a inch of its life. I'm just THAT disgusted.
I went looking today; I have a few programs that are paste-in-a-directory so they don't autoupdate, mostly emulators. (I actually even found a way to get them on my Start Menu too in Windows 10. It just makes sense to do that!)
A lot of them were out of date, so I went on a updating spree. Now they're all up to date and hopefully when I choose to use the emulators, I'll be happy gaming :3
Woah and phew. I think Hercules would of been a better fit for what I just did than me.
See, we have a chest freezer downstairs. It wasn't shutting all the way anymore. That means..time to defrost it. And clean out some old stuff that we didn't use/forgot about.
Been at it since 4 PM EST this morning and it's finally done. The freezer burned stuff is out for the trash man, (that was a Labor of Hercules right there!) the frost/ice is in the kitchen sink downstairs, and the food that we could save is in coolers with dry ice, said dry ice is going to be thrown outside once the freezer chills a bit.
I also cleaned out some sticky crud out of there; I swear. Clean out a freezer or fridge, and there's always some sticky crud.
I found out something of mine needed fixed at SFGE. (Southern Fried Game Expo, for those that don't know the abbreviation) See, they had a console games room, and you had to bring your own controllers.
A guy in the console room told me the battery in my DS3 was bulging a little bit and going bad! I was told that I could get a new one on ebay, but after one of my XIV/XI buddies (Ashyr Tallevale that is ) told me that some bad apple Chinese companies were trying to pass off bad/fake rechargeable batteries on Ebay that tend to explode and not do what they are supposed to, that made me go since I don't want fake rechargeable batteries a MILE near my gaming stuff. Or any other stuff, for that matter. But what's a gal to do?
Enter the local game shop. On a lark, I called Gamers, which is a little shop in the next town over that I <3 for used games and accessories. Turns out, they sell the batteries and can even put them in for you. I bought one and got them to put it in since I didn't feel confident enough to do it myself; I should be good now for 10+ more years and hopefully it'll fix it; that controller never did hold a charge very long. Well, it's fixed for good now! Yes, the new battery's a knockoff but it's a GOOD knockoff, which is what I'd hoped for. (Also known as; not Sony brand, but it's a real rechargeable battery.)
Well, 'Neko talked me into going to the Southern Fried Game Expo here in Atlanta. I had a good time; if I go next year, I'm proly going to check out some more of what's there besides the arcade (BIGGEST arcade I've ever seen).
I've often said I'd go to both that and Momocon if I could. Well, we'll see!
Finally. For a long time, I've been complaining about being too cold. I finally figured out why.
There's a vent over my computer/setup that was blowing RIGHT. ON. ME. Might have some to do with weight but that's a good way to get froze right there. I got 'Neko to get a vent deflector and it's now pointing at the wall. It's already better and I don't have to bundle up in blankets/use a heating pad/coat by my PC anymore.
So okay, 'Neko did a really stupid driving maneuver and hit a pole in the parking lot. GEEZ Neko. Go to bed earlier! Luckily the car wasn't seriously hurt enough to pop the airbags.
On a lighter note, I got my new Atlanta Braves baseball cap today; I'd wanted one to use at Six Flags. (If you're in the hot sun a while, you WANT a hat. No kidding. And I'd rather stick to baseball caps for not-dorky. (Some hats are old lady, dork. I'd rather go tomboy.)
Also I made a glasses case; going to think about it and see if I'd like to sew stars or flowers on it; prolly both!
'Neko took his car in to get the sunroof fixed; they did that in a day. (HE HATES SUNROOFS now and has a car cover). I ordered a Atlanta Braves hat with a huge discount, should be getting that in a week (So okay, I like baseball caps, and since I thinks I need a hat for Six Flags, I'll wear one if I'm not on rides). I'm also going to see if I can get some more posters once I can donate again; I'd <3 a pretty dreamcatcher but they're rarer now.
Would like to find some unicorn and maybe a few more posters from my fandoms, tho being cautious there after so many years of "Ew, Sailor Moon? why do you like that!?" or "Ew, Anime? Yuck, I don't get why you like that.." and all. (There's a reason I keep most of my fandoms on the down low, lol.) It's about time I added some more stuff to my room after all.
Sis does not really like games OR anime; she thinks all animation is badly drawn and is for kids, sadly. Um, to that I raise you Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which starts out cute and fluffy but is def NOT FOR KIDS. And she thinks games are a waste of time; well, I won't buy games with serious microtransactions but I think, as long as you're careful, good ones are worth some of your leisure time.
Tho with the animation part; she does like some of the newer Disneys including The Incredibles 2, so can't be too mad, tho seriously, me and Her Highness do not get along well.
The whole problememo with the pc/tv seems to be.. /PUNT WINDOWS 10 Seems a power setting that was on my vid card that Windows does was wrecking some havok, I turned that off and not one flicker after that. I also factory reset the tv so no more problem.
See, one driver caused me a major headache about a year ago.(I was getting mysterious black screens for no reason) I had to DDU (Use a program called Display Driver Uninstaller that is; that's a last resort, and it does what it says on the tin) and get rid of it. It later happened AGAIN, reverting to the previous drivers (with DDU) fixed it. This time (the third time), I went back and back and back (almost a year back..) and still had the issue. Which made me think my poor TV(which is also my 'puter screen because of space issues), which was a gift from one of my FFXI/XIV friends (naming NO names) was dying, mainly because of a Nvidia service call.
The Nvidia tech I called was not much help, tho he did have me turn down the refresh rate a tiiiiny bit. It took a youtube video for me to find the stinker setting. I'm installing the drivers now that caused me to go on that DDU spree. Let's hope everything is fine now. I'm going to be pleased as punch if that was all that was wrong!
I'm still considering a rebuild but it's not /panic /panic now since well. I really don't have the money to do that right now, but I'm seriously considering it by year after next if I can scrape together the funds.
Postcards, some stickers (including Union symbol patches/stickers), a pin featuring Vanitas, lanyard, and bag. I'll find a use for that cute bag! As for the stickers; I'm hiding them, (My nieces LOVE to play with stickers. Um, I don't want those stuck!) and yes I got 2 Olympus stickers lol! Maybe that's telling me something?
Anyway this is why you watch Twitch, something like this could come up. ^^