Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Battle with my Body

I'm in a constant battle with my body. Rarely do I feel like my body wants what I want. It's like a bad relationship. We constantly argue. I want to be healthy and strong. My body wants to lay down, sit down, and rest. I want to feed it healthy food so I can feel better throughout my day but my body wants to eat the easy, processed food.

Now the weird thing is that as my body wins more arguments and battles, the stronger it gets. It is more influential in my mind and has more power over what I do with my day. It has more of a say in what my day will be like and what I will be eating. It takes more breaks, it procrastinates. It gets larger and harder to control.

The more battles I win, the more power I have over my body. The more I win, the more I win. As I get stronger, my body gets more rigid and the more it begins to actually agree with what I want to do. I become stronger. I start to acheive the goals and feel the way I want to feel. The body is losing, and you can see it in my abs.

Friday, August 20, 2010

How to install Witopia OpenVPN on a Linux computer

I got these instructions from Witopia’s customer support after trying to install it myself for what seemed like an eternity. Good luck!


Here are instructions on how to install in Gnome (tested on Ubunutu 9.04)

All you need to install is network-manager-openvpn.

1. install network-manager-openvpn (sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn -y)

2. reboot the machine (yes you could reboot the eth interface, but just easier)

3. copy the unpacked vpn files (ca.crt, (name).crt, (name).key and opevpn.conf to a folder (Documents/openvpn for example).

4. create a new VPN connection (do not import) choosing openvpn

5. input the default value from your folder you created above. Using vpn.(insert location) as the gateway - (locations =

6. ignore the password field at the bottom

7. Click advanced on the main screen

8. click ONLY the LZO compression option

9. click on the IPv4 tab, and then routes

10. choose to ignore routes created and click ok

11. click ok to accept the new settings, and close on the network manager

That’s it! Now click on the icon for the network, and use the drop down to choose the name of the vpn. You should see a gold ring go around a couple times, and then a lock appear.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blackberry Storm USB Mass Storage Mode doesn’t work on Windows

So I have a Blackberry Storm that was having problems with it’s Mass Storage Mode. All the settings were showing that it should work, but for some reason, it was not. When I’d connect it to the computer, the phone wouldn’t show up in the “Computer” section, and autoplay wouldn’t pop up either. After quite a long time of searching, I found a forum which discussed and (with the help of Sri420 over at the Support Forums at, I found a fix.


Click this link right here and follow the instructions!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bamboo Pen stops responding with Windows 7

Every once in a while, for whatever reason, my Bamboo Pen stops responding. I happen to use Windows 7, and I’m not exactly sure why this happens. What I DO know is how to fix it.

Open up your “Bamboo Preference File Utility” ("C:\Program Files\Tablet\Pen\PrefUtil.exe")

Once that opens, under “All User Preferences”, click “Remove”.

This will reset all your settings, but your Bamboo Pen should start right back up!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dell Inspiron 1420 Bluetooth Issue

So I did something wrong a while back on my Bluetooth icon which appear in the lower icon of my desktop. I asked to remove the link or something like that. After I did that, I could never get it back. Bluetooth Radio was not working and I could not find it anywhere! This was super frustrating, but I figured out how to fix it by going to this website:


In that article the author directs you to this download: Download and install it and the icon will come right back!


Good luck!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dell Inspiron 1420 Overheating

Hello everyone!

If you are having issues with your Dell Inspiron overheating quite easily, CLEAN THE DUST OUT OF THE FAN!

It’s very easy to do.

Remove your battery first. Make sure you touch something metal so you don’t shock your computer and ruin it.

Flip your computer upside down and remove the piece on the bottom that looks like an “L”.

When that comes off, you’ll see a lot of metal, but you just need to carefully unscrew the four main screws you see, then remove that part and find any and all dust and get it out of there. When you clean it all out, carefully replace the parts and it should be fine again!

My computer was overheating often to the point where it would just shut down. I found a chunk about 1/4” thick and 1” wide  in there. After I removed it, it doesn’t even get close to hot.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Thoughts on Our Neighbors

There is a popular verse in the bible (as it should be, being the second greatest commandment) which surfaces in several areas of the bible, one area of which is Matthew 22:36-40.

"Love your neighbor as yourself."

Other variations would include "Treat your neighbor as you want to be treated".

I think as time has changed, our culture has changed, and our idea of how to walk this out has become warped at times. It depends on the person and the time and the situation, but I do believe it can be easily misunderstood.

The reality is, though, that not every person was made the same way and not every person has the same preference. To treat the world as if your preferences are the only preferences that exist seems silly, doesn't it? It does to me, but I think that we as a culture often do this.

Not everyone appreciates brutal honesty. Not everyone is as direct as you are. You think brutal honesty and directness is best? Well, that's because that's your personality. Not everyone shares this view. Some people don't mind if you are a complete stranger and you tell them exactly what they are doing wrong and how to fix it. I'd say that in my experience it seems to be a very small percentage of people though.

Really, though, if you guys don't mind me re-wording this today for our culture, I'd say, "Love your neighbor how they want to be loved" or "Treat your neighbor how they want to be treated." That's what love is anyways, isn't it? Fulfilling something within that person?

I won't go buy my wife Jenny an awesome new computer game for her birthday or our anniversary or on Mother's Day because to her, that's like a cruel joke. I would love to get a game though! I should treat her just like I want to be treated! Well, I don't think that's the point of the verse. Treating others how we want to be treated isn't completely accurate.

Did someone post a blog that you didn't like or did they post a note on Facebook that you think is totally wrong, and it needs to be corrected NOW? Maybe at times, but consider how they feel. Don't assume that they want to hear the brutal, direct, honest, truth no matter what the cost, even if that's what you prefer. There are other personalities out there.

Take time to know the people around you. Do you want them to be happy? Do you want to share your opinions with them? Do so in a way that is loving to their personality, not yours.

Of course, this is only one facet of verse 39, but I think it's a very important aspect of loving our neighbors.