Zine Entry # 51 – Computer, Calbayog, and Ciriaco
Today I will be relaying information on 2 of the 3 items I still have in my notes. Actually I was going to be typing about the 3rd item on my notes today, because I thought I would be able to follow it up today, but that didn’t happen. I suppose that I will have that information out on Tuesday, maybe Wednesday, after I finally get to follow up on Monday, maybe Tuesday. I will explain all that when I finally do get it out. In any case, I hope you like both zine entries.
Just in case you missed my last entry you can check it out here: Juvic is Engaged. To fill out this line the previous entry (Zine #49) is here: Camera Complications.
Computer: For awhile I was having a big problem with my computer locking up. It would just freeze and there was nothing I could do about it except reboot. This was happening 2 or 3 times per hour and it has been about a month. It was really frustrating. It would only do it when I was on the internet and I finally figured out it was Firefox that was locking up. I was thinking I had some kind of virus in my computer. I was using Microsoft Essentials as my virus protection, but it was not finding anything to stop it. I had not been using Essentials very long, just a few months, so I switched back to one that I had used before that always seemed to work good for me, AVG Free. However, when I ran the AVG Free and went about my computer business, it was still locking up. So either it was a virus that neither of these could find or it was not a virus, but a problem with either my computer or Firefox.
Juvic with Samantha
My next step to try to solve the problem was switching over to Google Chrome. The locking up problem stopped, so I guess I was right. Then I remembered why I stopped using Google Chrome from the last time I tried it. When using Chrome, Shockwave is always crashing. When am watching a video it either crashes before it will start or it will crash right in the middle of the video. So know I’m in one of those areas between a rock and a hard place.
Yes I know there are other platforms to use and I tried using Opera before, and it was alright, but there was a problem with it also. Of course I don’t remember that problem offhand. So about 2 weeks after switching to Chrome, and trying for about a week to figure out how to stop Shockwave from crashing, I switched back to Firefox, hoping that whatever the problem was is no longer a problem. At this point it had run through my mind to do a complete disk wipe and just start over. I’ve done that before, but I really don’t like doing that. Well, believe it or not, the problem was gone, or at least so far it has not locked up. It’s been another couple of weeks and I have not had it lock up on me even once. It might now that I have brought it to the attention of the public, but in the meantime, I will enjoy it. Of course if I have the problem again, I will try switching to Chrome for a week or so, then switching back. Hopefully though the problem is gone for good.
Samantha and Lita
Calbayog: I just added this word to the post to try to help it get hits when people search for Calbayog on the internet. I only did it because I have been thinking recently that I do not get very many hits anymore on my site. I know the real reason I don’t get so many hits is that it’s not a widely popular subject in the scheme of the whole internet, plus I’m not very knowledgeable with the workings of a blog still. Oh, I know a lot more about blogs than from when I first started, but it’s one of those things where you find out that the more you learn, the more you know you don’t know. In case that is confusing, let me say it another way. The more I learn about blogs, the more I realize I am just scratching the surface of the things I need to know. How was that? I see people like Henry Velez, Bob Martin and Rich Pawly doing so well with their blogs and I try to learn from what I see, but I can only get so far. Of course not wanting to spend ‘any’ money and being a bit lazy to do all the work is not very helpful either. I figure I don’t really know enough about anything else to do a blog that anyone would really be interested in. I started out with a good blog on Calbayog and I didn’t make it great, but at least I think it is still good. Now there are so many people, that know what they are doing, that have much better blogs than I do about Calbayog. I will keep plugging along though because I enjoy helping others when I can and people still do ask me for information to assist them. I always do my best to help them. Besides, I’ve met some pretty cool people through this blog.
Grace with Samantha
Ciriaco: For this entry I just wanted to be sure that everyone knows that there are new rates at the Ciriaco Hotel across the street from me. They are still using their “Special Rate” until the end of this year, at least. You can check those new rates out at this link: Ciriaco Hotel, Resort and Spa. You can check out all the hotels in Calbayog at: Calbayog Hotels. Or you can check out the hotels on my Calbayog City Hotel map: Calbayog City hotels map. Just remember that all the hotels I have listed on the blog are not on the map yet. I can’t figure out how to pinpoint their location on the map. A lot of the hotels I have listed are not very large and do not show up on the overall Google map, although I do know people that have stayed at most of them. I do encourage people that have stayed at the hotels in this area, and have not already done so, to send me a review of the hotel. I don’t care if your review is good, bad or indecisive, I will print it like you send it to me, minus bad words and with any corrected spelling/grammar needs. The pinpointing of the hotel locations is one of those things that I still need to learn and just haven’t done so yet.
, Calbayog City
, Ciriaco Hotel
, Eastern Visayas