Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Thinking about buying a desktop PC

I'm probably thinking about replacing my 4 year old desktop PC, but it s hard enough that I only make $10k a year and most of it has to be through bills and college tuition. I don't have many options left and it seems that inexperience and delays are the main obstacles to finishing college. My associate degree did not do much in getting jobs that require a degree, so I work at an employment agency as a temp. worker. Guess I'll have to wait till the end of year to build my new PC.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

To buy or not to buy a PSP?

I was thinking today about whether or not to buy a PSP. My brother already has a DS Lite and it has been modded into to play DS, GBA, and homebrew applications. I know, many people are torn about whether or not to mod their PSPs. Many of the people I've met at college and at work don't have a clue about what modding is. There are numerous guides and websites that tell you how, yet I couldn't find a step-by-step guide on ho to mod a PSP properly. Everybody knows that UMD doesn't seem to work well, but the memory stick is invaluable. If I only have the cash, then I would mod the PSP. Sony doesn't realize that they can get more hardware sales that way, but software sales for their UMD discs would decrease drastically. As of now, I'm still undecided since I need a memory stick and a special battery called "Pandora" to mod into the PSP. This is going to cost more than I thought. I would like others' opinions on this matter.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Just got my first cell phone

I just got my first cell phone and this is the first time I have ever gotten one. It is very complicated to learn judging from the instructions in the manual, but I'll managed to get by somehow. The reason is that everybody I know of has a cell phone and now that college tends to have class cancellations sometimes, so I need one just in case of emergencies. I don't talk much so I go with the pay as you go plan. Of course, the serious drawback is that you have to put a certain money in the cell phone account every three months in order to be considered active. Even if it does have a balance, a certain amount of money has to be deposited in the account every 90 days. Virgin Mobile isn't so bad, as it is a sub-contractor under the Sprint Network. I'll use this phone only for emergencies and only as the need arises.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Just want to relax

I just want to relax at home and enjoy my quiet time. I do have to study for my Human Resource Management class, but I also want to play with my PS3. Maybe it is time to get a PSP, but I don't have enough money to even afford it due to missing out on work. Making money isn't as easy as it seems and due to a lack of experience, I'm left out on getting a good job anyway. As for the PSP, I'll probably have to mod it like my brother did with his DS Lite. People seem to like modding these days and many want to try out those old games that are swarming all over the Web.

Friday, February 15, 2008

No work for today

There wasn't any work today for my brother and I. What is strange is that there is still some work left, but I guess that those temp. workers screwed up the work so much that they were sent home. The job requires to scan health care forms and bundle them together in mailing bags so they can be ready to be shipped out by the U.S. Postal Service. It is really hard to make money in the real world and you are never guaranteed
that the work will be there. Might as well enjoy my time off until I can find some other way to make money.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Futurama: Bender's Big Score

I have just watched Futurama the movie and have to say it is quite funny. It has that nostalgic feel like a Futurama episode, but with a weird twist. The scammers are an interesting race of people that are similar to Zoidburg's people out of their shells.
Of course, the gang fell prey to spamming e-mail and various scams that require personal information. The main attraction is Bender of course, as he fell under the control of the scammers. Hilarious antics ensue for the gang and saving the world as well. In some ways, the Futurama movies mirrors the Simpsons movie. Futurama has its own charm with its chracters that only the show can create.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Another paid to post site: Sponsored Reviews

This site seems to be really interesting. It is quite different from Smorty, but the concept is the same. You actually get paid based on your posts and reviews, but there are more opportunities to choose from SponsoredReviews. First, you have to make a bid on the topic you want to review and if the price is right and accepted, then you can write your review. You get to choose what topic you want to write and post your review. You get 65% of the bid while SponsoredReviews gets the other 35%. Not a bad deal and you get to pick which topics to write. I would highly recommend this, but you have to be careful about your ranking as it can go down very fast if other sites found out that it is advertising for reviews.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Need suggestions

I need suggestions on how to spruce up this blog and generate traffic since it is a young blog. Anyone out there has opinions on how to improve the sites? I was thinking about adding pictures to my site since people want proof of certain things. I may need to introduce pictures to the site and publish reviews on what did I buy and use. It will be certainly challenging, but I think I can get through it. Those who share the same interests as me are greatly appreciated in contributing to the site, but anyone else is welcome as well.

Interested in reviewing blogs

In anyone has a blog that they are interested to be reviewed, I will certainly help them out in anyway I can. In return for being reviewed, I want my blog to be reviewed as well since I just only started recently on this blog. I will also provide backlinks to those blogs as well f the bloggers are willing to submit reviews to my site and also provide backlinks to it. I have already posted several links to sites I visited frequently and will probably add more in the future.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Had to update links

I had to update links to the blog since it still does need plenty of work. The ads are now located on the bottom instead so I don't want to bother moving them around. Anime, manga, and shopping are common interests that I do, especially when looking at the latest release or looking for bargains. I'll continue to update them if I find anything new.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Just got Omega Dawn

I just got the Omega Dawn booster pack from someone who wanted to trade for Super Stardust HD. I've met him on the PS3Forums, but I make sure that I get rid of my credit card information and the whereabouts of my address. People got ripped off for their credit card bills being overcharged from people who will take advantage of you. The trade was a done deal and it does indeed work. There does not seem to be many servers from Sony that support the booster pack, but at least there are some people playing on them. That one new map Omega Factory is completely nighttime and looks even harder to fight around the night sky. It would be better to fight as a ground trooper since warhawks seem to have a disadvantage around there. It was fun to play and a new place to explore. Hopefully there will be more content in the future.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Updated links to GPT and scams

I've updated the links to the GPT and scams tabs due to finding out about several people from Bux.to not getting paid for their service. Smorty is paying me for writing reviews on several sites. SWATcash is starting to pick up some steam and the rewards seem to be getting better. I'll continue to update as soon as I get paid from these sites.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

No Devil May Cry 4 for me

Can't pick up Devil May Cry 4 due to my credit card being under surveillance by my credit union. The financial institution suspected that my card was being used by someone else to make unwanted purchases. This has happened before back in 2000 when someone was using my card in Hungary. My only option was cash, but that would make me look like a target to others who want to rob me blind. I'll just save my money anyway for building my own PC, as my other one is just getting slow plus it is almost 4 years old.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Going to pick up Devil May Cry 4 tomorrow

I'm going to be picking up Devil May Cry tomorrow since many people seem to be enjoying the game. Most game review sites tend to slightly favor the PS3 version over the 360 version, but Devil May Cry first appeared at E3 as a PS3 exclusive. People don't seem to like the repetition and annoying puzzles, but it is not a God of War clone. It has to be better than Heavenly Sword which is too short. Many people enjoy the game anyway as it is and it is no big deal if it is repetitious.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Links to GPT tab are updated

I've updated the tab for GPT so people can check out those sites and if they wish to sign up for them. SWATcash and Smorty are good choices to making money online and they do indeed work. You might end up liking them. Be sure to check out http://www.swatmoney.com/ on information about SWATcash. Their offers are very good, but the choices seem somewhat limited.

Starting out on new blog

I'm starting out on my blog after Wordpress decided that I can't monetize my blog, so I'll move over here to start my new blog. Hopefully, it'll grow on and hope to get some referrals to my GPT sites. The link to my old blog is still there and I'll transfer the links to here.