Archive for July, 2012
Okay, so I get little bits of motivation now and again, but it is quickly dashed away during the day with the heat and what not. Gonna reconfigure the inside of my computer, and I’m excited about that! But that’s about it… still gotta do some major cutting of the case to get things to fit, and in order to do that I really need to take everything out. After I’m done things will be much more clean in the case though, as I move the radiator on top of the case and the fans right up there by it. The heat is taking its toll on our internet too… which really doesn’t motivate me to get much done. Every time I want to work the internet cuts out. Guessing the router outside can’t hold up to these 105° days for several days in a row. There will probably be yet another year before Google gets fiber up to my house… so I’m stuck with TWC for the time being… I just wish I didn’t have to sign a 2 year contract with them to upgrade to the newly released 50meg speed… which is crap (especially when Google is offering it to those that they are reaching for $25 a month and a 1yr contract, or if you pay $300 installation fee you get 50meg free for 7 years.)
So… I was looking at tuning up my water cooling system. I have an old Swiftech Apogee because it was the best when I built my system… Anyways Koolance has their 370 now that’s 25-30% more effective… but it’s damned expensive. Luckily they have either an AMD or an Intel option that takes $30 off. I was thinking about going with Intel, since they’ve got a quad channel RAM CPU now… supposed to be freaking awesome! Well especially for a heavy RAM user like myself (I’ve got 16GB of RAM and I constantly use 80-90%). The only problem is, I can’t find it! I have no idea how Intel CPU model numbers work… Newegg has over 100 Intel CPU’s available… and uh… well eff them! Just gonna stick with AMD I think. I understand AMD’s model numbers, and competition is good for the marketplace, even though AMD is slower it’s only marginal in real world difference, and AMD only has 30ish% of the market share so any support I can throw their way means something new will be developed. AMD is focusing on the mobile market, something I’m not willing to even look at right now… so Intel made sense… only problem was that Intel didn’t make any sense to me
While summer time may typically be associated with bikini’s, beaches, and generally having fun! I know a great many people who do not feel this way, because of the heat and humidity also associated with summer their inflammation diseases start acting up. I know mine takes a turn for the worst when it starts getting hot and muggy outside. If you’re like me and you’ve lived with excessive inflammation in your life longer than you have without you may not see any relief in sight. Well, I’m here to say that there just might be a little relief for you after all. I found this stuff called Nopalea, which is just juice from the Nopal Fruit, which is the little fruit at the top of a certain type of cactus as I understand it. Doesn’t sound like anything spectacular, but I learned before I bought it that Nopal fruit contains rare antioxidants (Belatains) which have been scientifically proven to help the body reduce inflammation. In our pollution filled world the more anti-oxidants you can get the better, and I’ve found that I really feel better when I consistently take Nopalea. But don’t take my word for it, if your body is in need of some assistance to reduce inflammation, check Nopalea out and see what it can do for you.
Not feeling terribly creative today… actually haven’t for a couple of weeks. I blame the heat! 105°+ temps for 3 weeks now I believe my brain has seriously fried! Okay, well I’ve got to get things rolling… “selling season” is coming up with Christmas and all of that… I’d like to get a 90 day blogging challenge in before then, just finishing that up when sales are going down. So I think the goal will be to do 2 posts about whatever I want on various blogs of mine each day, and then 1 Amazon review per day. Whether that be a review on your vacuum guy, or just on one of my blogs. Gotta get something up every day on 3 different sites for 3 months. Since most of my sites aren’t making a whole lotta cash money right now I’d love to have a great Christmas this year… then in the spring I can line our entire patio with a garden. My idea was to grow Peppermint and Wormwood around the edges (natural bug repellents) and then have some tomatoes, kale, and stuff on the interior of our patio in rubermaid totes. The bug repelling plants on the outside would make it prettier and cover up the ugly totes I really wish I could grow several more grape vines, but I’m in enough trouble with our HOA for the ones I’ve got as is I also wish I could put in a couple of rain catching barrels so I could save money on the water bill, and not be depleting the Missouri river so much Oh well, one day we’ll have a home not in an HOA controlled neighborhood and I’ll fill the yard with grape vines, and a food garden.
And now I’m torn… The Hankook’s that came on our car are coming to an end of their tread life. After only 8 months, and they began their journey looking pretty much brand new. I do drive a lot though. Anyways I’m looking at Michelin’s to replace them, because I’ve always had good luck with Michelin… guess it’s not luck when you just make damned good tires. I wanted to get a set of snow/ice tires for this winter on 15′s (the car has 16 inch wheels on it now), but now I’ve discovered that Michelin is still making the Hydroedge in the 15in wheel diameter for this car… and I have a bit of a love affair with the Hydroedge, it’s one of my favorite tires of all time, doesn’t get great snow traction, but it is consistent on any surface so you know what to expect. The hydroedge is not available in the 16in wheel diameter so I’d have to settle for something else. I’m really considering getting snow tires in their 16in version, and my all season Hydroedge in the 15′s but their is a side of me that says I know I should get the snow tires in 15′s because of the softer side wall and skinnier tire it would simply perform better in snow… the whole point of getting snow tires… But I don’t really want to settle for second best when it comes to my all season tires, since 75% of the year that’s what is going to be on the car.