Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gearing Up For Some Excitement

Here's the short list of what's going on in my life:
    Mom coming in for a 1.5 weeks tomorrow.  Want to get to know me better, just ask Mom?  
    Just picked out the new hardwood floors we want to get.  Got a check for half of what  need to make it happen.  Fawk it.  We waited this long so we might as well go for it and see what happens with the insurance company.  
    Promoting Recap's new musical "Rock Opera:The Musical", Static Republic's two shows in July and August, and getting the bug to finish up the Courageous Rue Mixtape '09.  It's exciting!  
    I'm still having a hard time maintaining my blog here :(  If you want to stay in touch with me more regularly, follow me on Twitter.  The Nelson V website is still under consideration.
That's it folks.  Sorry for the blandness.  I'm tired and need to go bed
Currently listening:
Results May Vary
By Limp Bizkit
Release date: 2003-09-23

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Upcoming Fight At MicroCenter

I went to MicroCenter today and bought an open-package clearance item.  It was a 1 Gb DDR SDRAM stick for my ailing P4 studio computer.  I'm trying to get to 2Gb just so the thing can open up Firefox at a decent speed at this point .  Anyway, so, I brought the thing home and eventual got it into my machine.  I exepcted to see 1.5 Gb of RAM but only saw it was still at 1 Gb.  Though a little investigation, it turned out that it was a 512 Mb stick! 

So, I have to go back tomorrow and argue with the staff there about this item.  The only drawback is that it's a no return/refund item as it was a clearance item.  I figure I have a leg to stand on as I was never sold what it was supposed to be.  My theory is that the dude who had returned the item before had bought the 1 Gb stick, brought the package back with his old memory (the stick I have doesn't have a sticker on it (TELL TALE SIGN) and does not even have the same stenciling of the manufacture as what I was sold), and they didn't even inspect it to see if it was the right item.

Wish me luck!
Currently listening:
Relapse
By Eminem
Release date: 2009-05-19

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