Workout Log

Date

Calories Burned

March 1

470

March 4

660

March 5

680

March 6

910

March 7

760

March 8

780

March 11

795

March 12

850

March 13

650

March 14

870

March 15

730

March 18

530

March 19

760

March 20

730

March 21

730

March 22

830

2013-03-25

780

2013-03-26

730

2013-03-27

730

2013-03-28

830

2013-03-29

830

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Computer Troubles

So I got a virus on my laptop while researching stuff on aquariums. Now it won’t even start – all I see is a blank screen. Fun

I’m using my sister’s Netbook which ge the job done, but is slow when visiting content heavy websites. It’s annoying but I don’t feel I need to buy another laptop (I have a desktop in my room)

What sucks is that I lost everything on my debunked laptop (there’s probably a way to recover it but I’m too lazy to find it). All my pictures, movies, songs and documents are gone. Oh well. I’ll salvage what I can from WordPress (yay WordPress!)

My sister’s netbook, which I have now commandeered as mine, didn’t have a working word processor. It has WordPad, but that doesn’t have spell check – which I desperately need. I spent most of yesterday looking for a product key for Microsoft Word but had no luck so I tried downloading a new one but had no luck there either. I ended up downloading something called Apache OpenOffice. It’s kind of like Microsoft Office but free. It has a word processor (with spell check), excel, powerpoint and other programs that I probably won’t be using

All this is why I haven’t posted anything in the last couple of days, but I have continued to workout. Below is the updated workout log

 

 

Date

Calories Burned

March 1

470

March 4

660

March 5

680

March 6

910

March 7

760

March 8

780

March 11

795

March 12

850

March 13

650

March 14

870

March 15

730

March 18

530

March 19

760

March 20

730

March 21

730

March 22

830

2013-03-25

780

2013-03-26

730

2013-03-27

730

2013-03-28

830

 

Also, this word processor changes the date format automatically. Typing “March 26” changes to “2013-03-26”. Hence the inconsistency in my workout log. I haven’t figured out how to change it because, really, who cares?

Spring Workout Log

Happy 1st official day of spring!

Here it’s sunny but still some snow on the ground and a little chilly. Fire up them A/C’s cause summers a comin’!

Date

Calories Burned

March 1

470

March 4

660

March 5

680

March 6

910

March 7

760

March 8

780

March 11

795

March 12

850

March 13

650

March 14

870

March 15

730

March 18

530

March 19

760

March 20

730

R.I.P Torch

I got a new cell yesterday…kind of

I had a BlackBerry Torch but the battery was shot. The phone itself could have been shot – I didn’t bother to check

The Torch would just shut off without warning, after an hour or so of continuous texting. Go to the camera feature, and you have a few minutes before it turns off. The battery was usually at 85 or 70% when the phone died. What good is a cell phone if it’s unreliable? It would probably shut off after a 5 minute call. Piece of junk!

I could have just bought a $10 battery off eBay and hoped the phone itself wasn’t shot. I was against buying a battery from the start – I’m stubborn about certain things. I was determined not to buy a battery. I called Telus to basically see if they could give me a free phone and keep the plan I have now. It wasn’t meant to be

So yesterday I started looking in my closet for old phones. I found an old Motorola but later remembered it was defective (thanks to my sister). Later, I found an LG one and after charging it, it worked fine. Next, I was curious whether Telus would charge me for changing my device. I checked online and turns out they didn’t – hoooray! After activating the LG, I started going through the menu, just to see the features. While doing this, I somehow managed to lock the device and it was asking for a password to unlock it. It’s been around 2 years since I last used it, so heck if I remember! Also, I didn’t even remember setting up a password, let alone the device even having a locking feature! I fooled around with it to try and unlock it and tried various passwords I usually use. Nothing worked. My ticket to not spending $10 was quickly evaporating. I could have called Telus, but it was midnight

I decided to do a quick search online and it worked! All I had to do was input the 4 last digits of my number. A wave of relief went over me

Now I have a cell that works, is reliable AND I didn’t have to buy a battery! All is well with the world

I no longer have a smartphone, but that’s ok. All I do is text and call occasionally so this phone is fine. It’s only temporary – February 2014 – cause that’s when my contract expires. I’ve never been the type that needs to have the latest, greatest phone

In the end I saved $10! Time for a trip to the dollar store!

Setting Up An Aquarium Is Hard Work

I thought setting up an aquarium was simple; buy a tank; add substrate; add decorations; add water; add fish. Simple

Boy was I mistaken! I read all about cycling the tank, and the need for good bacteria to make the water ideal for fish. I bought my tank the 2nd week of February and it’s still not ready. It’s partly my fault because I am somewhat of a perfectionist, so it took me forever to set up the tank and I only added water a week or so ago

The first problem was due to using sand instead of gravel. It turns out the current produced by the filter was too strong. It pushed the sand away and made the bottom glass visible (it was probably a 7”x4” area). I tried moving rocks around so the sand wouldn’t get pushed around, but I had no luck with that. I ended up removing some of the sand with gravel, which worked and doesn’t look too bad. Adding gravel caused another problem – it made the water a little cloudy and increased the pH (well, I don’t know if the gravel caused this but it was fine before). I decided to not do anything and just leave the tank alone. After a few days the water cleared up and the pH dropped

The bacteria growth activator that I’m using takes 3 weeks to make the water habitable. This weekend is the second of three weeks. The lady at the pet store suggested throwing in some fish to speed up the process. I’m against using live fish to start up a tank. That’s like animal cruelty because the water is not ideal for fish and some may die. No thanks! I’ll do the fish-less cycle. I’m in no rush

Next problem was the water temperature. I thought it was fine but I guess it was fine because the weather was mild (my room temperature changes depending on the weather but is usually cool). Anyway, it’s been chilly the past few days so the temperature dropped a few degrees (enough to make it close to the lower end of the range it should be). I decided to add the heater I bought – and thought I wouldn’t need. Now it’s nicely within the safe range. I don’t think I’ll need the heater in the summer but will need it during winter

So, all this is for 2 African Dwarf Frogs. I’m still undecided whether I want to add some fish along with them. I’m now also thinking of adding a Mystery Snail, Ghost Shrimp, or Betta fish. It’s a 10 gallon tank so I have more than enough room for more aquatic pets. We’ll see what the future holds and of course, I’ll keep you posted