Saturday, August 20, 2011

recent developments UPDATE

Just a quick post to let you all know that my wife was approved for unemployment! As you can probably tell, that is a huge weight off our shoulders! My wife keeps saying she'll feel much better when the first check comes in but just knowing we have money coming in feels great!

Friday, August 19, 2011

new laptop

I went with the second one listed below and I can't wait to get it! This will be my first new computer in 8 years!

So this is not the post I was working on yesterday but this came up yesterday and I wanted to ask all of you for a bit of advice. I will be posting a new regular update soon though but until then, My wife and I have been discussing getting a new laptop for me so we can at least skype together when she is away for Navy training. We finally decided to go for it yesterday and I started researching. I really want something that will last for a while technology wise and I'm looking to spend around $1000. I have customized a laptop on AVADirect for about $1100 that I like a lot but I was curious if you guys have any suggestions. What I have so far is this:

+ GAMING LAPTOP, Clevo W251HPQ Core™i7 Gaming Notebook, 15.6" HD Glossy LED LCD, Intel® GMA HD / NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M 1GB Graphics
·  CLEVO, W251HPQ-Q Core™ i7 Notebook Barebone, Socket G2, Intel® HM65, 15.6" HD LED Glossy, Intel® GMA HD / NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M 1GB Graphics
·  INTEL, Core™ i7-2720QM Quad-Core 2.2GHz, HD Graphics 3000, 6MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 45W, Retail
·  CORSAIR, 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM SODIMM, CL9, Non-ECC
·  SAMSUNG, 500GB SpinPoint MP4, 7200-RPM, 16MB cache, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s, OEM
·  CLEVO, Blu-Ray Reader and Super-Multi DVD±RW Optical Drive for Clevo W251HPQ
·  NETWORK, Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN Card
·  INTEL, Centrino® Advanced-N 6230 Wireless and Bluetooh Module, IEEE 802.11a/g/n, 11/54/300 Mbps, Internal PCIe Half Mini Card
·  NOTEBOOK ACCESSORY, AC Adapter 100-240V (Included)
·  MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM

I would really appreciate any input you all have.

Or maybe something along the lines of this, I'm leaning toward this one:

Battalion 101 W170HR 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 Widescreen LED TFT laptop w/ HDMI Port, eSATA/USB Combo Port, Li-Ion Battery, Universal AC Power Adapter - Original Metallic Black

Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM Mobile Processor (4x 2.00GHz/6MB L3 Cache)

8GB [4GB x 2] 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM [Laptop Memory] Corsair or Major Brand

NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 2GB GDDR3 3D Video [W170HR]

500 GB 7200rpm Serial-ATA Super Slim Laptop Hard Drive

8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 16x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [W170HR]

Built-in 9-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer [Laptop]

3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN [Laptop]

Intel Advanced-N 6230 802.11 a/b/g/n 300Mbps Dual-Band Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Combo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit

Built-in 2x USB 2.0 Ports + 2x USB 3.0 Port [Laptop]

Free Deluxe Carrying Case


Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera

Standard Warranty Service - Standard One(1) Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support

Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days

1 x [Free Game Download] - Just Cause 2 Free with Purchase of NVIDIA Video Card

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Ok, I'm seriously addicted to Minecraft! I have only been playing since January but lately I can't get enough! It also may or may not contribute to my lack of posting lately...

I definitely suggest that you all try it and definitely check out the guys over at Yogscast. They play through some of the adventure maps and their commentary is hilarious!

So I've just ended almost every sentence with an exclamation point...I'm sorry, it will never happen again...!

On a semi side note, I would like to do an explanation of Minecraft in the near future for all those who have no idea what I'm talking about so stay tuned!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

recent developments

I need to apologize for my recent absence. Unfortunately I have been generally away from most ABDL sites including blogger and twitter. There has been some major stuff going on in my life and I have had absolutely no motivation to do anything.

My wife lost her job recently so our financial future is unsure at the moment. Now you may say, just have her file for unemployment and look for a job, but things are never that easy. Her former employer fired her for a completely bogus reason that everyone we talk to, including her recruiters, are appalled at. Unfortunately once my wife told them she was joining the Navy she was subjected to a very hostile and very unprofessional work environment, and the way they fired her means they can deny her unemployment leaving us in a nearly impossible financial situation. And since she has 3 months until she goes to boot camp, she is being immediately eliminated from any job during the interview process.

With all that being said, I am still around and I just ask that you bare with me while we get through this difficult time in our lives. Thank you for stopping by to check out my blog and I promise to be back in full force in the near future.