Friday, November 28, 2008

My Computer's Gone Crazy

It keeps freezing again. Every time it does, I can't go online. After a few shut downs and restarting my computer, and leaving it alone for a day or two and when it feels like it, I can get online again. This time I'm pretty sure it's got nothing to do with ActiveX. I read somewhere that this freezing problem could due to a number of reasons. Found an article that might explain this but it doesn't solve my problem because I don't know which actually is the direct cause of my computer going crazy.

> Troubleshooting Freeze (Lockup) Problems

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Blue Potatoes

Yesterday was the first time I saw blue potatoes. It was on Martha Stewart's show and the potatoes were more purple than blue actually. I believe it was called the Peruvian Blue Potato or Purple Potato. It got me curious, so I searched for blue potato and found out that there are other blue potatoes that are actually more blue than purple! I've seen red potatoes before but now, blue and purple too. I guess we live and learn.

> Some blue, purple, red and yellow potatoes at

My Computer Freeze-d!

I was having some freezing problems with my computer for these last few days. Didn't know what caused it at first. It was so bad that I was having trouble connecting online. It was pretty scary. It was by chance that the computer was able to go online again but still froze for a couple of times. When I wanted to do disk cleanup, it was then I discovered that I unknowingly downloaded ActiveX. I guess it was when I browsed a site with ActiveX or something like that that my computer automatically downloaded the program. I don't know why it caused so much problems. But, I have uninstalled it and now the computer seems OK. Phew!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I don't like receiving e-mail forwards.

I don't know why I keep receiving unsolicited e-mail forwards from my friends. These mail forwards are supposedly to serve as an advice or friendly reminder or precautions. I do recognize the kind intentions of my friends but I'd rather they write something about themselves or just have some conversations.

What I don't like about these mail forwards is that most or all of the claims are either false, inconclusive findings that sometimes taken out of context or just plain hoaxes. The original writers of the mails are clearly trying to spread fear mostly regarding health concerns or maybe to sway someone into choosing a particular brand over another. Sometimes the mails end with, I better do something because something bad might happen if I don't or if I love my friends and family I better forward to them as well.

I don't know how to tell my friends that I don't need these mails so I just delete them. So mail forwards end with me.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rediscovered Strangers Among Us

This website's been in my bookmark for quite some time. Interesting pictures of people that are strangers to the photographers hence the title. Aargh! I can't wait till I can get my hands on Canon A590 IS. Probably won't be as good as these guys but I just want to happily taking pictures away.

> Strangers Among Us

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Different Kind of Spot the Difference

Getting addicted with Spot the Difference game. Found another one quite different from what I've found so far.

Some screenshots:


(Ever so slightly) harder.

It's difficult when the icons are moving.

> Unique -

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Canon PowerShot A590 IS - IS on My List

> I Seriously Need a Digital Camera
> Samsung S850 Doesn't Have Image Stabilization
> A Point Made by PCMag About Buying a Digital Camera

I Want This Camera!!

While doing more digging and searching for digital cameras on CNet and PCMag, one camera kept popping up and got great reviews from both sites. The camera is Canon PowerShot A590 IS. Both sites rave about how great the pictures taken by this camera for its price range. Although both sites mention how relatively bulky the camera is and slow shot-to-shot speed, I can live with that.
  • AA Batteries - Check
  • Zoom > 4x - Check
  • Image Stabilization - Check
  • Takes good pictures in low lights - Check
  • MP > 5 - Check (8.0 MP)
  • SD memory card - Check

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Funny Things Tennis Players Do

Haven't been blogging about tennis for quite some time. But I'm still watching it when I have the time. Just thinking about something lately - about how tennis players do, what I consider, silly things when they are playing.

They are particular about how or where or which ball to play as if the ball has anything to do with how good they play. It doesn't stop there, which ballboy or girl they receive the ball from is also crucial and not to mention some other small adjustments. Sometimes they go to great length to make sure everything is 'perfect'.

It's as if they don't have the confidence in their own ability that they have to depend upon a tennis ball to win a match. Here we have a group of people who are supposedly have enormous belief in themselves and sometimes seemingly, from the way they talk, have all the confidence in the world, and yet they put considerable importance on forces that are so minute that might or might not influence the whole match.

Well, I guess they are humans after all.

CrazyMonkeyGames Spot the Difference Game

Need some distractions but keep the brain running.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Why is it so difficult?

I find that, once I've decided to do something, things get increasingly difficult by the minute. I thought I had lots of ideas, I end up using none of them. I thought my ideas were brilliant, I end up thinking how silly they are. And then there are those who unintentionally put you down with their own negativity. And then there is this brain of mine that can't stop thinking every little thing. So I end up thinking a lot but doing nothing.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama Made History

I never fully thought it could be made possible but finally it is. Not living in America, so don't really know the real politics except the obvious wars and the slavery history in America which made it seemingly impossible to have a black or African American President. I just wish for world peace. But everything that happens in the US and the effect of its Government's decisions extend out to the world. It seems Obama is facing bumpy road ahead. I just hope this time, no more bloodshed.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Interesting Einstein's Observation on the Attitude of Human Toward God

"We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God."

It still is. Much more have been discovered since Einstein allegedly said this but much more questions left unanswered.