Not Lemonade

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The Daily Post had a Daily Prompt today called Not Lemonade, and this is what it said:

When life gives you lemons… make something else.

Tell us about a time you used an object or resolved a tricky situation in an unorthodox way.

And this is my response:

Last year the fan on my graphics card for my desktop computer stopped working, and so I used plastic zip ties to attach an old CPU fan to it instead; which worked nicely, and it is still working well until this day. 😀

The end,

-John Jr


My Former Classmate AM Is A Terrible Driver And Trying To Get A Replacement Graphics Card

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I am typing this without glasses because I had to re-glue my broken glasses after the glue loosened after I got hot and sweaty while jogging, I am still waiting on my new glasses from Zenni Optical to get here (I got the black Plastic Full-Rim Frame 234321 with the UV coating and the anti-glare coating and 10% gray tint for only $24.80 after shipping and handling; hopefully it is wide enough for my head 😀 ), and I am typing this on my laptop after spending most of the day trying to troubleshoot why my desktop computer keeps freezing/crashing.

The fan on my replacement graphics card broke last night causing it to over-heat and crash my computer (which happened to the original graphics card, the EVGA Geforce 430 GT seems to have this problem a lot maybe, because this is the only graphics card that I have ever had that has had this happen and it happened twice and other people online have had this problem as well), I called the company but it is no longer under warranty and so I put my old graphics card back in but I started to have random computer freezes/crashes today.

I took out my old graphics card and I used the on-board graphics on the motherboard instead but my computer kept freezing randomly when Firefox is open, I suspect that it is possibly a driver issue so I uninstalled the drivers, and I have been testing some of my hardware trying to find out what the problem might be (my RAM/memory tested good, my hard drives tested good, no malware was detected, my computer is running cool enough, I dusted/cleaned out the inside of my computer, et cetera); and so I am typing this on my laptop until I figure this out, and I need to get one of my automobile tires checked soon because it seems to be losing air.

Dream 1

My dreams last night were all over the place but seemed connected while I was dreaming, my memory of them is not so good, and so I will type them randomly as I remember parts of them.

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place during maybe a gray day or partly gray day and maybe it slightly rained at some point, I was in a fictional city driving The BV when I saw my former female classmate AM whose car had probably broke down and so I gave her a ride, but for some strange reason she was driving The BV; and she was a terrible driver.

My former classmate AM was driving too fast, running red lights, turning too fast and too wide and too wildly almost hitting things, almost hitting things, and driving on the wrong side of the road; and so after driving on the wrong side of the road and almost hitting an automobile I finally asked her to park in a parking lot of a civics center-like building so that I could drive, and so we did this but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place in a similar dream world as the first dream and maybe it involved driving and a kid but I can not remember, I do remember talking to a somewhat older woman with medium-dark brownish colored skin with blackish colored hair, and there was another woman there who looked somewhat similar to her but older.

I remember talking about some of the funny/annoying/silly/embarrassing things about my dad mostly involving his lack skills with certain technology like mobile phones, he does not know how to text or read text messages and do various other basic things like that, and we talked about things like this in a positive/joking way; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of this dream is that it was positive like the second dream even though it involved some negative topics, those negative topics were talked about more jokingly like in the second dream, and this dream world was similar to the other two dreams but it was a sunny day probably.

I went to a store and my former male classmate AH worked there, he was with maybe four attractive women, and I greeted him and we talked about old memories and our lives since graduating from high school years ago; and I talked about how I was jobless, forever single, balding, missing two teeth, wore glasses, living with my parent’s, have problems with social/generalized anxiety and depression, et cetera.

Instead of being very depressive our conversation was more positive with me making fun of myself and being hopeful while also accepting the reality of my situation, my former classmate AH was doing good and had a job that he liked and he was surrounded by beautiful women, and I was happy for him and I also probably joked about his situation; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 4

All that I can remember of this dream is that it involved me calling EVGA about getting another replacement graphics card because the fan broke on my current replacement graphics card, I assumed that my warranty was over but I hoped for the best, and I remember talking to a nice woman with whitish colored skin with long brownish colored hair on the phone and somehow I could see her and her office and there was another female worker in her office.

I explained the situation to her and I gave her all the information that she needed, I remember the other female worker saying that my warranty was up, but the female worker who I was talking to said that she was going to extend my warranty to a 3 year warranty and send me a replacement graphics card anyway; the other female worker did not agree with this but she said okay, and I thanked the female worker but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

When I woke up in the real world I talked to a male worker at EVGA, he was nice too but he did not extend my warranty or send me a replacement graphics card unfortunately, if only the worker from my dream was real. 😀

The end,

-John Jr


A Repeating Search?

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I forgot almost all of my dreams after waking up focusing on trying to solve one of the most frustrating & confusing computer problems that I have faced in a while, I have tried to figure it out for two days now, but I still have not fixed it yet.

The other day I experimented with installing an older Nvidia graphics driver for Ubuntu to see if it would fix my problem with some online videos playing choppy & embedded YouTube videos on playing choppy; but Ubuntu would not boot after restarting my computer, I can not use any of the terminals to try to remove the Nvidia drivers, I can not boot from any of my DVD-Rs or DVD-RWs or my memory card that I have set as a bootable Ubuntu installation device & I even tried to make new bootable devices from the Windows side & the Ubuntu side on my other computer, and so I can not re-install Ubuntu or fix it or delete it or anything.