Saturday, April 25, 2009

AJ's daily Twitter updates.

  • 08:09 Early day, started at at 5am. We went into V ernon to help with the People Place garage sale. A nice family event we all participated in.
  • 08:10 Now it's breakfast at Denny's with free Wi-Fi. Another awesome netbook moment.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

My First Dell

You would think that after about 20 years of computing I would have owned a Dell before now. Well I'm starting to think I should have waited a little longer.

About a month ago I got excited about ordering a netbook. The Dell Mini 9 was the lone netbook on the market that had a few of my "must have" features so I decided to bite the bullet and order my first Dell.

I would love to rant and go into a long funny story of everthing that has happened since that fateful day, but instead I'll keep it short form.
  • Ordered a Dell Mini 9 tweaked for my purposes including a carrying case.
  • Got notice the next day that my order had shipped.
  • One week later my package arrived, it contained the carrying case?
  • After much digging around their website and clicking on every link related to my order I discovered the order had been broken into two shipments. The case shipped the day after the order was placed and the actual netbook would ship in 3-4 weeks.
  • One month later the 2nd Dell package with the custom built netbook arrived. I plugged it in and turned it on and heard two beeps. Nothing else, just two beeps.
  • 30 minute tech call to India and I've confirmed the memory is bad. A replacement chip will ship overnight. To my salvation I happen to have an older 512mb memory chip from another laptop so I can actually start playing with the netbook, however it's slow.
  • Next day the new 2GB memory chip arrived, it's faulty.
  • 40 minutes on the phone with India and they will ship another memory chip.
  • A weekend of waiting and the next box from Dell arrives and I open it up. It's empty... no memory chip in the box!!!!!
  • 30 minute tech call with India and they agree to attempt a 3rd shipment of a replacement memory chip. To prove the box is empty I need to send them a digital photo of the box?

Tune in tomorrow for the continuing saga of "Aaren Versus Dell"

Thursday, April 16, 2009

AJ's daily Twitter updates.

  • 18:28 First Tweet from my new Dell Mini 9 NetBook
  • 13:15 First Tweet from my hackintosh'd Dell Mini 9 running Apples OSX 10.5.6 Yipee!!!
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Monday, April 13, 2009

The Winter Benz

An overnight charge of the battery and the 88' 560SEL purred to life Sunday morning. Molly and I checked the fluids and went a quick little drive down the road and back. I took some new pictures and re-listed the car on a few online classifieds. I hate to part with the old girl but I need the room and just can't keep her anymore. Molly might miss her more than I do.

AJ's daily Twitter updates.

  • 06:54 Back at work, time to try and get back to normal.
  • 15:14 Sounds like Jessie our long standing guest dog is becoming a permanent resident of the Jensen household.
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

AJ's daily Twitter updates.

  • 07:29 Pat's funeral mass is this morning starting at 11am at St. James Roman Catholic Church. Thanks to everyone for their condolences.
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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Sad Family News

Kelly's dad, Pat Heaney passed away Friday morning at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Pat had been battling lung cancer for almost a year and a half and had gone into the hospital the previous morning with a fever and a low white blood cell count.

His doctor was preparing his release papers Friday morning and Pat had already gotten up and shaved and dressed to go home. A nurse entered the room a few minutes later and he had passed on. It was a shock for everyone. We have been through many ups and downs related to his illness and everyone thought this was just another bump in the road.

Pat was a very well known person. With family, friends, and people met through his faith and professional life he was popular and liked by everyone. His funeral service will be held at the St. James Catholic church in Vernon this Wednesday at 11am.

Kelly and I have been with her family as much as possible over the last few days and will continue to do so for the rest of this week. Molly has taken the news well and has spent some time with us and the rest with my parents (a gesture we both have been very thankful for).

We miss you Pat, but there has been a lot of laughter as we reminisce about your time spent with us.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

AJ's daily Twitter updates.

  • 13:09 Started to tear apart one of my Arcade machines the other night, instead I ended up fixing everything that was wrong with it. Vindicators!
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