Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Direct Satellite TV

As of today, many Americans had preferred satellite TV than their old cable TV. There are actually a lot of reasons why they chose to have a satellite TV. One of which is the number of program channels satellite TV can offer. An example is one of the famous satellite TV providers in the US known as Direct Satellite TV that offers 130 plus channels to its costumers with high definition TV programming. It’s a lot of number compared to a common cable TV.

If you plan to have a satellite TV, you have to consider the cost of its installation. It would be nice if satellite TV providers can give you the equipments such as satellite TV dish and TV receivers for free. And both Dish Network and Direct Satellite TV services include the equipment with installation up to 4 rooms for free. Isn’t it a good deal? The third factor they have considered is the signal interruption. One big problem with cable TV is that when it goes out, it would take you hours waiting until it returns. Good thing about satellite is that interruptions were in brief intervals of a few seconds only. Thus many have decided to have interrupted signals rather than waiting for hours and missed their favorite shows.

In addition, satellite TV broadcast channels in digital format in which you can expect the best quality of picture and sound for your viewing pleasure. So If I made a choice, I would choose a satellite TV because it suits my needs. And the next thing I need to decide on is the satellite TV provider. According to the customer satisfaction survey, Direct Satellite TV and Dish Network were ranked as the highest compared to any cable TV companies. So I guess I had to settle with these two.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Different Storage Media

Before USB storage media (or flash disk as they call it) became popular in the market, CDs and DVDs were the hero of every students and computer addicts. Until now these storage media are still very useful in copying, storing and archiving of data.

But before we get confuse with the terms CD, DVD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, Blank CD and Blank DVD let us first define each. CD is short for compact disc while DVD stood for digital versatile disc. Both CDs and DVDs were optical media. Both uses light technology to write and retrieve data. The laser reads and writes data from the center of the disc outward in a spiral direction. CDs and DVDs are identified to designate specific features such as recordability, rewritability, and accessibility. Examples are CD-R (CD Recordable), CD-RW (CD Rewritable), DVD-R (DVD Recordable) and DVD-RW (DVD Rewritable).

Comparing both media, the DVD-R Media is quite popular among consumers. This is because it is a new technology and has a bigger capacity than CDs. Thus many preferred to buy DVD-R and DVD-RW than CD-R and CD-RW. CDs and DVDs were commonly used in almost all libraries for their archives. Some consumers especially students used it in storing their favorite songs and music, games, movies and software applications (projects). Well for me personally I used it as a backup storage. I can’t afford to buy those bigger capacity and expensive HDD, so a Blank DVD-R or Blank DVD-RW will do. Right now I have almost 30 DVD stacks (that is 20 DVDs per stack) in my room. I carefully categorized them by songs, movies, anime, games, applications and e-books. I actually preferred DVD-R when burning files and data when I have my backup every week because of its bigger capacity. I also used Blank DVD-RW aside from USB flash disk when I usually take home some work from the office. But I have to make sure that the office's and my personal DVD Writer are compatible, or else I would have some problem with it.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Registry File Extension

Let me share you this situation I’ve observe with my friend who is a non-computer literate. And this observation is the same also for those who know a little about computers. When you see them furious or angry in front of the computer, there natural reaction is to slap the monitor, bang the mouse or turn the keyboard into a piano key. And my friend does this stuff, thus I always tell him not slap or bang your PC if it failed you. If it gets broken, then you will have yourself a serious problem. And when you ask them what’s wrong and investigate on it, it was just simple a minor one.

Well this is common to those who just use a technology rather than knowing them. So one instance I caught him mocking his computer. And when I look at it, he can’t open the file he was accessing. And he added that he finds his computer slower and unstable. So I check the file he is accessing. Well there is nothing wrong about it, its file name was correct and the file type as well. So probably, here is something wrong with his Windows registry. Because when the registry is corrupted, chances are file extension is also affected. Registry problem actually leads to file extension conflicts by making programs and applications installed confused on identifying which file to open.

And so I told him to download tools that can help him fix his computer’s problem. A tool that will find out for certain exactly what is wrong with his system’s registry, and would help him fix invalid file associations, corrupted software settings, or any one of a whole range of other possible problems to make his computer run smoothly.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Computer Drivers

Buying a new pc is easy, but maintaining it is quite troublesome, especially when it gives you lots of minor but annoying problems. Worst case is when it broke, and then you got yourself a big problem. Thus it is mandatory for you to maintain and keep your PC working and its drivers updated. Most of these minor problems you experience were actually cause by flawed or outdated device drivers.

Drivers are a vital component of you PC since it is used to communicate with a specific piece of hardware attached to it. And if these drivers were either faulty or obsolete, chances are your hardware will not work properly as you had expected it to. Others will also cause other devices not to work well too. And this kind of minor problems always give PC users headaches.

A simple tip is to regularly update you PCs software and device drivers which I did and so far I am doing fine with my PC. You may visit the device manufacturer’s websites and check for new updates. You may click those ”free download drivers” menu. There were also tools that can help you regularly update your drivers automatically. All you have to do is to click that “Turn On” radio button. I suggest you grab one for your PC. There were websites that offers the latest and safest drivers for all brands. You name it they have it. It’s just like a one-stop shop. Here you can probably find your most wanted drivers 99.99%. Thus making your search fast and easy.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Nights in Rondathe

Nights in Rondathe, Richard Geere, Diane Lane
Last night, I watched a Love Story movie commended by Tino. It was Nights in Rondanthe - a 2008 movie of Richard Gere (my crush) and Diane Lane. You know what, Richard Gere is already 59 yet he still looks awesome in this movie. More appealing and still oozing with sex appeal. I guess this tagline on American Gigolo "He leaves women feeling more alive than they've ever felt before" is really true. Watcha think?



Saturday, March 21, 2009

File Extension DLL

For more than a month, I find myself suddenly irritated every time I turn on my laptop. A pop-up window would always greet me with the following message “Error: Couldn’t find ****.dll”. I had tried to find the DLL over the Internet and install it, and then everything would be fine. The following day, another error appears. And it’s a new dll problem. So I decided to investigate on it and find a one-click solution for my never-ending problem with DLL.

File Extension DLL or Dynamic Link Library files are actually used by Windows Operating Systems such as Windows 2000, XP and Vista. They are also use by the applications installed on those OS to store codes and functions that will be called for used whenever it is needed. Windows systems have tons of DLL files installed in it and checking all for updates and errors would be troublesome. And according to my research, File Extension DLL errors and problem were cause by various factors and conditions. These include a missing or corrupt DLL files, corrupt applications, virus or malware infections and erroneous Registry entries.

With those in mind, I had crawled the Internet for easy guide and how-tos, utilities and tools that will prevent or better solve these DLL problems. There were a lot of tips been given on forums and online support sites. Aside from that, I also found websites that offer tools and utilities that is design to fix and solve File Extension DLL problems. Which one is better is up for you to decide.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Surprising Amount in my EON Bank Account

Two nights ago, I was really shocked when I checked my bank account online. Why? I just received a huge amount of money that confused me so much to where it was coming from. Only Grace knows my account number and I am not expecting her to be sending me money with that kind of amount. Besides, I also didn't borrow money from her that time.

1000 - 10,000

10,000 - 100,000
100,000 - 1,000,000

And although I am expecting a new fund on my EON Bank account because a friend of mine asked favor from me. But it was really more than what I expected. Just by looking at those numbers, you can say that the variation of the conversion rate of dollar does not really justify its amount.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Belated Happy Birthdays and Valentines to you all!

Sorry for the promises! I guess I couldn’t update my blogs regularly. My 2009 just welcomes me with raining and some nose bleeding tasks from my work that I can't seem to find any time to blog.

If there is, I prefer to watch TV series or just sleep. Well, I don't want to squeeze up my tired mind and body anymore when I'm home. But anyways, what is important is here I am still sharing my ironic "mysterious life" to you...


Great Foods at the 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit

I was looking at some pictures uploaded by Rap in his Picassa account when I found these great and free foods served before us during the 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit.

Starting from lunch, we have this fried chicken, with some vegetable/like afritada I believe and of course fruit salad.

Mindanao Bloggers Summit
For snacks we had sandwhich in the morning and burger in the afternoon. Of course it was paired with softdrinks. Coffee we're also overflowing that time if in case you are feeling sleepy. Take a look at us, the models. Hehehehehe...




Thursday, March 05, 2009

Top 10 Best Chick Flicks

I saw the countdown for this best chick flicks on Qtv. It was actually Top 50 Best Chick Flicks but unfortunately my Kuya or older brother doesn't want to turn the television on that's why I didn't get to write down all the movies being listed. But what's matter most is I did get the Top 10 Best Chick Flicks and here are they:



10. Thelma and Louise
9. The Notebook
8. Terms of Endearment
7. The Ghost
6. Dirty Dancing
5. Sleepless in Seattle
4. When Harry Met Sally
3. Steel Magnolias
2. Pretty Woman
1. Beaches

In the list above, I believe I've only seen three namely: The Notebook, The Ghost and Pretty Woman. All of them are really beautiful and romantic movies especially - The Notebook. That's why I am really wondering why it only falls on the number 9 spot.

How about you guys?  Have you seen these movies? Do you agree with the list they've got?

Anyways, can't wait to see them honestly! Hope I could still find any other torrents or streaming of the movies mentioned above.

Photo taken from the HD Wallpaper Website