Sony Laptop Battery Life Span

Looks like I need a new battery for my laptop. I’ve used it almost everyday, for at least 5hrs/day, since 2008 (told yah I am married to it), now I can only use it for 15mins. It can’t be helped. Batteries (like vtech batteries) are meant to lose charge after a period of time. Should have taken extra extra care. I thought it was best to just keep it inside.

I read somewhere that this is how you can prolong battery lifespan:

– discharge it first before removing it from your laptop and then store it in a cool dry place

– use the battery only when necessary, otherwise use the power adapter

I inquired at Sony Centre (Gateway branch) last week, they cost pretty much around 5K-10K! Oh noooo! Too expensive! Good thing I don’t bring it anywhere else, I’ll have to keep using the power adapter until I have enough funds to get a new battery.

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My Cheap TCL TV Does Not Turn On, I’m About To Throw It Out Of The Window!!!

This is the 2nd time it happened, so annoying! It just stays standby (blue light on), there’s no sound and picture. I had to keep pressing the power button until it decides to turn on by itself. We had it repaired a few months back for the same issue. I’m guessing this is a common problem since kuya knew exactly what went wrong the first time we brought it in a service center.

I don’t want to have it repaired anymore, too expensive. I could buy a new one with the amount of money I will spend for repairs. Right now, I just want to throw it out of the window! TCL TVs are quite cheap but their life span is only up to 5 years. Not worth it.

I want a new TV for my living room! And a home theater system 5.1 and a Bluray player too. Been thinking if I should get one of those LED TVs on sale I saw at SM. Wait! I’m saving cash for the future so a new colored TV (that turns on without problems and fits on my TV rack) would be nice for now.

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It’s High Time Our Government Websites Should Start To Load Faster and Become User Friendly

Hallelujah for the internet! Our government should utilize this technology to provide wider range of information resources and services for everyone.


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Seriously, in my life of 30+ years, I do not know exactly how this whole TESDA operates. Is it free? Is it for everyone? Ano ba yang TESDA Accredited Schools, TESDA Training Centers, TESDA School in Taguig etc. Seriously, confusing!I just recently found out that TESDA accepts EVERYONE who wish to acquire skills. Yes, everyone. Wala naman kayang nagsabi sa ‘kin nyan. And I’m sure, there are a lot of people who don’t realize how they can benefit from TESDA because of the same reason – awareness.

So I decided to check their site to know more info.

What the heck! I spent hours browsing the website but didn’t find what I was looking for. I clicked and clicked, waited, even downloaded a useless excel file (which took a while), clicked, waited and read some more pages until I finally pulled my hair out of frustration and gave up.

1st, JARGON. JARGON. JARGONNNN! The site should have used terms and directions appropriate for all the visitors’ level of understanding. Seriously, how many people – who understands/speaks/writes/breathes highfalutin English words – visit TESDA? How many, aber? It should be on a level where everyone – even grade school and high school dropouts – can understand easily.

2nd, there are too many (or too less) information. Hello, I don’t have a whole day to spend reading invaluable info on the site. People who visit will most likely want to find out:

– the available training/courses offered
– the training fees
– how to avail the scholarship
– the schedules
– where/when/how to enroll

All these info should be easily available on the main page. Yes, MAIN PAGE. Mantakin mo, it took me hours to find what I was looking for, and guess what, I found it on a different site pa!

3rd, ang liit ng text size that they become too difficult to read and the font itself is ugly (oh yeah, maarti kase ako haha)

4th, super slow loading speed! The site should provide easy access to information. Hello again, I don’t have a whole day to spend browsing the site.

In short, make it USER-FRIENDLY and FAST LOADING so everybody will be happy.

I could not for the life of me understand why it has to be difficult!!? My gaaahhhd. Ang gusto ko lang naman matutong manahi! LOL

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My Dream of a Home Theater is Coming True

I’d love to have a home theater (huge TV with a lazy boy chair etc.) so I can have a blissful DVD marathon  at home.

Good news! Prices of flat-screen TVs has dropped about 40 percent from last year. I was surprised to see how they’ve become very affordable for everyone. The cheapest I found was only 18000P (less 2000 if paid in cash) and that’s already for a 32in TV! I am definitely going to buy one soon. You can also buy cheaper tv bracket at CDR King (around 500P) so you can mount it on walls (if you buy the same thing from malls, the cheapest is 1500). I am excited!! Only problem is that I can never ever afford a lazy boy chair hahaha (they’re priced at 40K at this time). Well, I’ll just content myself with a sofa bed instead LOL!

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Comments Not Working

SO I was successful finally in changing my template, but found out later that comments are not showing. When i saw the words FATAL ERROR, it scared the hell out of me. Just yesterday morning, I accidentally killed this blog and now here comes another terrifying moment…

I fixed it by following THIS.

<?php // echo avatar_by_id( $comment->user_id, 32 ); ?>

Just add // between php and echo.

I didn’t expect it to be THAT EASY. HAHA. Thank you Lord for the opportunity to learn new things everyday…and for saving me from those nosebleeding days that’s hard to endure.

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Sony Ericsson W760i Review

Sony Ericsson W 760i is another walkman cellphone, with superior sound quality, extra abilities in the music player and GPS navigation. It has a wide screen and wide keypad making it easy to use for texting, mobile browsing and moblogging (at mysandbox.com). I’m loving this phone!

Other features include:
1. Flight mode: In this mode the network and radio transceivers are turned-off to prevent disturbances to sensitive equipment.
2. GPS: This is equipped with a GPS receiver that uses satellite signals to calculate your location.
3. Driving directions
4. Google maps for mobile
5. Entertainment: Video player, Radio FM, Ringtones & Melodies Music DJ, Sound recorder,Games
6. Bluetooth Wireless Technology
7. PhotoDJ and VideoDJ
8. 3.2 Megapixel camera (has a free 2G micro sd)
9. FM Radio
10. 3G, EDGE, Bluetooth, USB, HSPDA

When it comes to style and design, this isn’t going to be on top of your shortlist but it is an interesting phone with lots of cool features.

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My Digital Life Needs Upgrading

It’s crazy how technology is evolving so fast. What’s IN today will be OUTDATED in a few days.

Sayang, I missed the Microwarehouse Mid-year sale yesterday at Silver City. They offer huge discounts (up to 80%) on various gadgets and electronics from Apple, Belkin, Linksys, Palm, HP iPAQ, Philips and Samsung. I hope they’ll have a year end sale come December. Gives me enough time to save so I can upgrade my iPOD shuffle (from Ditse) to iPOD touch hahaha, my Netgear switch to a wireless N router and my Sony VAIO (from Reynz) to a MACBOOK Air HAHAHA.

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How To Resolve Blinking LED light on WRT54G

Blinking led lights on a WRT54G router (like Power led light)  is commonly caused by corrupted firmware. Here are simple instructions you can try to resolve it, please make sure you follow this process on a computer plugged into the router directly.

1. Download the latest firmware upgrade for your router from http://www.linksys.com/download. Be sure to select the correct model version number that matches your router.

2. Assign your computer a static IP address.

3. Hold the reset button located on the back of the router for 30 seconds.

4. Next, go to Start, and select Run. Type in command and press [Enter]. This will bring up the MS-DOS prompt window. Type ping 192.168.1.1 and press [Enter]. You should get 4 replies.

5. Once you get these replies, close out of the command prompt by typing in exit and pressing [Enter].

6. Open your browser then type 192.168.1.1 then click enter

7. A username and password box will appear. Type ‘admin’ in the password box.

8. Go to Administration tab then look for firmware upgrade, then browse the file that you downloaded. The upgrade will take about 1 to 2 minutes.

9. Reset the router for 30 sec. again. Once the upgrade is complete, the router’s LED light should no longer be blinking.

Note: Be sure to set back your IP address to ObatainIP. If any of the steps do not work, or if you are having other difficulties, please contact Linksys Technical Support at 800-3267114 for further assistance.

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Sony Vaio FW Series

I sooo love this huge Sony Vaio lappie I got from Reynz last year. It has an amazing laptop memory of 4G, 250HDD, Intel Core 2 Duo. Really top of the line. It’s designed for multimedia purposes and has 16.4-inch display. Other features include WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n) wireless module, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, and a 56K modem, as well as Dolby Sound Room Audio, a built-in web camera, HDMI and VGA outputs, 3 USB ports, ExpressCard, Memory Stick Duo, and Secure Digital slots, and a Firewire port. It also comes with a DVD and Blu-Ray burner! Thanks Reynz. This is one of the best gifts I’ve got so far. Way better than any lovelife there is, LOL.

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