Wednesday, December 12, 2012

EdenPure Gen4 - Infrared Heater

So my gas furnace died today (the blower) and it's very cold outside. I was going to deal with the cold for a few days until I can get it repaired, but my wife wanted heat now. I called my mother (because she told me about EdenPure heaters) and asked her opinion about space heaters. She pointed me to Lowes and off I went.

The thing is quite expensive, but it started warming up the whole house within minutes. We've only had it on for a few hours, and everyone in the house loves this thing. Unlike a regular gas furnace which will cool down, then blast heavy hot air over and over again, this thing produces an even heating cycle. I have it set to medium range, and my whole house is 72ยบ throughout.

So the real test will be the electric bill. If this thing doesn't jack my electric bill through the roof, it will probably become my main source of heat. I may put off repairing the furnace until next season. I'll post back here and let you know how this works out.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Samsung just doesn't get it!

After an intense court battle, and having to pay over 1 billion dollars to Apple for copying parts of Apple's iOS, now they have decided to copy (exactly) OS X's Dock. I can't wait to see how much that will cost them. Way to go Samsung!  I guess you just don't get it, design your own user interface elements.  Stop stealing.

Just my thoughts...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Testing the iPhone Blogger App.

So I've got this new iPhone 4S that my wife bought to cheer me up. This thing is really cool, so I thought I'd give the blogger App a test drive. So far I like it, but the App needs some more work. It's usable but...... More later.

Okay so it's a little later now. The main gripe right now...? The screen won't flip when the phone is rotated. Also there seems to be no facility for font effects.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cinnamon - My Ferret is dying and other depressing stuff!

So it looks like 2012 is not going to be so great either. My second and last ferret Cinnamon (AKA: Mimi) is dying of cancer. She's been in a bad way for months now, but is acting particularly strange for the past few days. It's been a total bust for me for 2010, 2011, and now it looks like 2012 is going to be no better. Seriously, the streak of bad events just doesn't seem to ever end. Maybe I'll be lucky and the 2012 doomsday prediction will come true. I'm getting really tired of all the crap coming at me, now the IRS wants me to pay them $3800.00 because of some obscure tax error.

Well, I'll be going to see a tax specialist tomorrow and hopefully they can help. God, can I please get a break and some good, no wait, great news and events in my life soon?

I'm asking for prayers from anyone who cares to. I'll be praying a lot in the future...

Update: 2/19/2012
Cinnamon (MiMi) died a few minutes ago at 12:10 PM. I was petting her as she tensed her body and took her last gasp. I love you MiMi, rest in peace my baby.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

In Memory of Charles Seymour Jackson - My Wonderful Father

My father died at 7:04 PM on 12-22-2011 after battling lung cancer for the past 2 years.  The cancer spread to his brain after lung surgery, and he fought the battle well but things went down hill fast all December.  My mother, baby sister, my wife, and myself were with him and held his hands as he took his final breath.  This has been and is a very upsetting/depressing time for our family, Christmas will never again be the joyful time of year for us.  We love and miss you dad, I'll think of you every day for the rest of my life.

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