Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I Don't Know Why...

On Sunday, I signed up for a Gmail account yesterday, hoping to fix the problem of me sending mail from Outlook. Since it didn't help (much), I still have the address. So if you would like to send me mail to this address, you are welcome to...

Monday, April 16, 2007

Ever Wonder...?

Have you ever wondered how much bandwidth you are using with your internet connection? Some ISP's (like Comcast) limit you to a certain amount each month. If you go over repeatedly, they can cut off your internet service for a full year. So before that happens, try using one of these programs that I found out about from DL.TV.

For most current Windows users, you can try NetStat Live. For people like me who are using Vista, try NetMeter. Since I can not use NetStat, I have to say that NetMeter is quite good. Both programs are free in price and from spyware. However, NetStat requires you to fill out a very simple survey form with the company who makes it (this is as far as I got while trying to install the program).

As for NetMeter, it can show me how much I am using at the moment, or you can right-click the display box to view greater details such as Daily, Weekly and Monthly stats.

In the picture on the right, I have Azureus open and I am trading bit torrent files with other computer users, so that is why it looks like a graph chart of the stock market.

As for when I installed the program and when I took the screen shot, it had been less than 4 hours and that total download (TDL) size to people who don't understand... Is about the size of one movie to fit onto my iPod, or about 4 1/2 music albums that have been ripped into my computer. Goes to show you that when you watch videos on YouTube or even from my site, it can really add up.

Oh, one more thing. If you would like the program to start up when your computer does, don't forget to drop the shortcut link it places on the desktop into the Startup folder... Start> All Programs> Startup.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Things That Go Bump...

Just a short second ago, I was on my computer printing more business cards when Rachel called me down to the TV room where she was at. She said she felt one of the babies from the outside. So I came downstairs and had my hand against her stomach when less than a minute later, I too, felt the baby bump her arm or leg against Rachel's stomach. That was so cool!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Let's Play "Ketch"-Up

I know I have not been posting much lately, but let me list a few things that I have been up to.

I am now a temporary board member of the Dixie Sunshine Village Association. I was originally on the ballot to be be voted onto the board by the home owners on March 24th. However, there were not enough votes to conduct a successful voting percentage that is required by the rules, so we have to have another short "meeting" where the home owners vote again and that is all that will be conducted.

Rachel and I went around and painted the red curbs with the words "No Parking Fire Lane". So, if anyone now is seen parked in the red zone, they can be ticketed by the police.

I also went around and painted "Visitor" on the curbs in each visitor parking stall. So now, I volunteer to walk around once each night (or rarely on days) to write down license plates of vehicles and if I see that they have been parked in a visitor spot for two nights, I leave a note on their vehicle letting them know that if they are a resident (and/or this is a third+ vehicle), they need to park it on the street. If they are a visitor, and they will be staying longer than three days, they need to get a parking pass. I love doing this job. I'm just waiting for the day when I set of someone's car alarm or have a conflict with the owner. Oh well.

Since I know when the surgery date is, which is May 11th, I have gone back to work for 4 hours a day. It's all I can handle in standing up. I have gotten so use to sitting or laying. That is why I hope my business takes off so I don't have to stand while I am working.

Speaking of business, I received the artist recreation of my YellowBook ads, and this is what the quarter page ad will look like. (PS- The phone number will be all numerals...)

I would have posted this a few days ago, but because of the stupid internet service that I use, I have only had about 4 hours of service in the past three days. I've called and asked them to have someone schedule a time to come fix the problem, but I have still heard nothing from them. So, I don't know when I will post this, but I am going to be changing services ASAP! Stupid Charter... I mean, stupid Orange Broadband... I mean, stupid Baha!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

"Are You There, God?"

I saw this video clip from Robot Chicken that was posted You Tube about a giraffe that is sinking in quicksand, and while sinking he goes through the five stages of death. It was very hilarious.

Then at work (before my accident), I saw that we were selling plastic figurines/toys of safari animals and one of them caught my eye... the giraffe. So, since there was no white sand/dirt around here, I had to use what was available to try and make Rachel laugh.