Category Archives: Computers

Mourning for dead headwear.

So one of my accessories are used for my computer to play World of Warcraft is the N52 TE.

Today I'm out doing my dailies, and I find I can't move or I can't turn to the right I'm like oh my getting stunned by the mob. I Finish up limping along, And after I'm done I literally take the keypad apart off of the device and find it a little Magnate has fallen apart worn-out after about two years of use/abuse.

So I tried to put it back together a little bit hot glue did nothing when secured properly.

But I had a spare so I put that in place like emergency backup!!

So I've emailed asite to see if I can get a replacement part for it. Its Very small and I wouldn't expect and cost more than a few dollars but it's cheaper to pay a few dollars for those the get a whole new device.

So I am also looking for other keyboard add-ons that people can use that work good for playing wow and such any advice?

New Computer/Memenths Computer History

Well one of the 512 meg Ram sticks died two nights ago during a botched attempt to upgrade...

I spent close to 4-5 hours @ Compusa and Thanks to a Drew and Patrick I came to the sad realization that this computer wont last for much longer....

Its been going for close to three years and is still pretty good.. but battle weary...

So A new computer has been ordered... Its... Its not a homebuilt.. its bought pre-built which.. for me is the FIRST time I have had such a computer....

I started off with a generic computer from "Wizards of DOS" in Murfreesboro TN. for my 15th birthday/Xmas (i think it was more Xmas

It was a 486 25mhz that had 8 megs ram.

I loved it because it came with WINDOWS 95!!!!!!!!!


It got upgraded for my birthday with a 100mhz CPU and I think double the ram.

*I can't remember much on the years/time just the order)
Then there was a Pentium 1 90hmz sent by a friend online...

I upgraded that to a P1 233...

Then I did my first major upgrade to a AMD 500mhz chip

I upgraded again to a 1ghz AMD a while later..

And then to the current one the 1.83ghz AMD.

I know for a fact that at least one part whither it be the case or a addon card was moved from the old to the new configuration for some time ( I dont' count Hard Drives)

Nothing of the original 486 25 still remains.. but its spirit.. And it wont go any further.... Unless.... I could "take" a addon card for adding in more hard drives and add it in for a few weeks?

Is that enough time for the spirit to transfer?

For the want of $20 BEST BUY lost a customer

Ok here is the story.. On Labor Day Mon the 2nd of September 2007, I went over to best buy to buy a new LCD Monitor.
I had been looking during the week before because I had swapped out my Ipod.. (I had bought the extended warrenty back in oct 05).
I unfortunatly had been late.. the sale ended on a SUNDAY..

BUT BUT BUT.. I found a Monitor for sale for $119 which was a OPEN BOX ITEM.

I checked with the person at the Custoemr service desk and they said they would honor the warrenty still (3 year warrenty)
I bought it.. got it home and ALAS.. a bad pixel.. It would work good except when you wanted a DARK color it would go between blue and red.
SO I figure.. i can just take it back since BEST BUY sold a open box item.. not a DAMAGED item.. they would just swap it out...
Well I went in and talked with "Paul" who was going to honor this and just swap it out......

But they did not have any more.. they were sold out.. *sigh* i took the monitor back and got the location for the Mount Juliet TN store (I was at the Hickory Hollow Antioch TN store)
I drove over and found a parking spot and took the Monitor in.
I don't remember who the General Manager was that I spoke with.. but she flat out refused to just swap...
They also had a STUPID rep named AJ who said that the VGA plug was MISSING TWO PINS.. DUMB IDIOT its supposed to be missing them... (I know they tried to pull one over on me but As soon as they hooked it up to a monitor to test for the bad pixel the picture was FINE except for the ONE BAD PIXEL)
She wanted to give me my money for the monitor and then have me BUY another but only give me 10% off... (btw the monitor had been on sale @ the other store but she claimed that monitor had not been on sale since Febuary..)


I argued that I wanted them to HONOR THE WARRENTY.. which would have been just a SWAP ... They said that the warrenty required so many pixels to be bad in a square inch.
We pulled that warrenty info card and it had *NOTHING* stating such a deal..
They told me about how it would cost me $34.XX if they shipped it off and the manufactuer said that they were not at fault. (this would be for shipping (logically I think.. if they charge for shipping but they fix it.. is it not a manufactuing defect?))

I then got "Paul" on the line and he said he was going to just swap it out.. I then let him talk to the General Manager.. but he backed down on that.. (way to go "Paul")

I left with my money.. drove across the parking lot and saw a STAPLES, And I thought I would drop in.



I talked with a "Trinady" in the photocopy area.. and he got the monitor for me and when I mentioned how BEST BUY lost a customer the subject of the sale came up..

HE HONORED THE BEST BUY *SALE* PRICE so I paid $152.93 for the monitor.. Which I am using right now to post this blog post..

Micrsoft…. Why?

Yet ANOTHER update to microsofts update genuine advantage..

Why do they have the tool? i will explain later but here is how i have found to get around it...

Before you hit Express or custom.. put this into your address bar


Or if your feeling risky open up regedit and search for
"Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool"

and change any file locations of c:\ to d:\

and it should disable itself..

Now.. why do they do this.. to frighten people into buying there softwear...

mothers and fathers that there sons and daughters had install a new copy..

aunts and uncles..

Why do they want to fighten them.. because they are gullable enough to pay out $149.00 for a system that should be free or cheap enough to buy 10 copies for what they charge now..

Why do i say this.. ms is a monopoly and honestly uses it to keep others out of the OS market..

They know they have to patch and that any patch can be gotten somehow..

they even use a "auto update" for the most needed patches so therefore why? (this bypasses the check)

the only reason again is to get sales from those that can't afford it or never knew...