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Just turn off dammit

Filed under: General — 19day @ 04:52:31

Stupid TV, it’s doing “that thing” again.

It’s not a very interesting story, but I’ll tell it all the same. I have this TV, fairly small, but usable… got it something like 10 years ago, but it’s been fairly reliable, the picture still seems find to me, the tube doesn’t seem to be going in any obvious way, but there is an odd problem.

Every now and then, when I turn it off, it just doesn’t. See, normally, when I turn it off, I get a nice little click sound inside the TV, a reassuring clunk that tells me “Yes, it is indeed shutting off”, and the screen does a little dance of white in the middle of the screen for half a second, another notable indication of shut-off-edness.

Unfortunately, what it does when it doesn’t shut off, is I don’t get a clunk sound, and the screen just goes black for about 2 seconds, the sound is suspended, and then the picture comes back, and doesn’t respond to the remote control… sometimes, in the past, I’ve been able to hit power again, and then the sound comes back, but hitting it again just results in the same thing… so it’s like something inside isn’t disconnecting. The last time this happened is like a year ago, and even then, now, I’d say it’s only happened about 5 times, usually, I thought, when it was very humid and thought that had something to do with it, but I had just turned it on for 10 minutes, and it’s not humid, it’s nearly cold.

Whenever it happens, I just unplug the thing, leave it for a few hours, and it has come back fine after that, but still, wtf? With this, and cases of my VCR actually locking up when I hit stop sometimes, and actually getting confused as to whether a tape is actually in the machine or not….. maybe 10 years is good enough for the life of such heavily used appliances, and I should break down and buy something new…

Now all I need is money


Convergence on Life

Filed under: General — 19day @ 05:40:07

So now I have a place in Toronto, on a street called Broadway, which is, in case Torontonians can’t just place some random road in the tangle, is the second minor road north of Eglinton on Yonge, and the apartment building itself is about a 10 minute walk from the intersection, so I’m close to the thick of things, busses and subway.

I have it starting Aug 1st but I’ll be moving in the next weekend I think. It’s a Jr. 1 Bedroom apartment, emphasis on the Jr. Pretty small, which is my only complaint, the rest is pretty good. And yesterday I just signed over all the money I had (and quite a bit I didn’t) over to secure the place. Now I get to live frugally.

So now I have a place in which to live at least 1 year of my life, and the ability to pay for it for the most part, now the elusive Life part, hehe. I check the wanted ads for a job, I check the rental ads for an apartment… is there such thing as a Life ad? If there is I’m sure it would be inadvisable to use such a paper.


Furtherance of Life

Filed under: General — 19day @ 17:05:22

This is just a quicky to log major changes in my life status, of sorts.

Anyway, I’m currently employed, a company called Workbrain in Toronto. Now all I have to do is find a place to live nearby, as right now I’m commuting and that is getting a little tiring, which is sure to get worse as the heat lasts.

I can now finance a life, all that is left is to concoct some sort of life to finance :P



Filed under: General — 19day @ 12:31:50

So as of yesterday, I’m now 24 years old. The trouble with being 24 is that it’s not very much different from being 23, and that in turn wasn’t much different from being 22 and so on, and that goes back a ways, but not all the way back as I figure puberty must count for something. Almost makes me wish there were most stages, more fur where there was no fur before (actually, not really :P ) something to make these years a little more different from the previous than just a number.

Of course, I imagine in not too long, other changes will happen, and I’ll be wishing for the time when the years ticking over where the only change :P

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