Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I had put a post on Craigslist about me wanting to get a job. I have been looking for a job for awhile but, I haven't been able to get one yet so, before I went to bed on Saturday I thought that I should make a post on Craigslist about me wanting to get a job. I had put my cell phone number so, that they could call me. On Sunday morning when I picked up my cell phone I noticed that I had a text message saying that this guy will pay my $550 dollars biweekly. I thought wow that's a good deal! So, I responded and he told me to get on Yahoo instant messanger so, that he could train me to put ads on Craigslist. He told me to pick a city and to copy and paste something that he wrote on to the post so, I did that and I clicked the post button and I hit continue. Right after I hit continue it said that I needed to pay before I could post it since I was trying to post a ad in Houston which costs $25. So, I thought about it for a minute since I didn't like the idea of paying for something when I didn't really know the guy but, since I was naive and I thought maybe this guy was telling the truth I decided to put my credit card in to try to pay for the ad. After I had filled out all the information I needed to fill out I clicked continue and it said error. So, I tried it a couple more times and it kept saying error. After that I said it's not going in what do I do? He said just give me your credit card number and I'll do it for you. By then I was already suspicous and I wasn't going to give him my credit card number. No way! I went to google and I looked up Craiglist ad scams and I had found tout that alot of people were scammed the same way as I was. So, I asked him if this was a scam and he started to give me alot of misinformation about his company. He gave me the address to a fashion design website and told me that he wanted me to post ads for cleanlers. This was starting to look weird and I wasn't feeling to good about it so, I told him that I wasn't interested in the job anymore. He asked me why and I told him that I just didn't want to do it anymore. Then I left Yahoo. I was really upset that I had just wasted two hours of my Sundday talking to a scammer and I think so, was he. When I logged on to my gmail account a message popped up from him saying hey. I was really annoyed so, I didn't answer him at first. Then after a couple of minutes I said hey and I told him that I didn't want the job. Then I deleted him from my contact list. I hope he didn't get any information from me. I changed all my passwords and deleted all of the personal information in my email just in case. I haven't heard from him again so, I think i'm safe. Thanks to Google who probably found him and stopped him from hacking into my account. I just thought I should tell yall this so, they you don't try to post a job wanted ad on Craigslist because all your going to get is just a bunch of scams. I think this is the longest post that have I made! I hope you enjoyed reading it because I enjoyed writing it. I try not to make the next post this long.
Posted by JosephAlsarraf at 11:20 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I got my Jazz camcorder dv151 in the mail today. I had alot of trouble getting it to turn on at first because I had put in bad batteries and also I had put the sd memory card in the wrong way so, it got stuck and I had to get my brother to help me get it out. After I finally got the sd memory card out and put in the right way I got some new batteries and I put them in the camcorder. I pressed the on and off button and it came on. The camera isn't the best camera the screen is kind of fuzzy and there is no charger for it but, for the price I think it good camera. It still is better than my old one and it can connect right to my computer. I haven't been able to record anything on it yet because I think that my sd memory card is locked. Hopefully I will be able to record videos on it after I figure out how to unlock my memory card. Anyways i'm glad that I camera that can take pictures and record videos.
Posted by JosephAlsarraf at 11:44 PM
Just now at around 1:20 am I heard a loud hissing sound coming from outside where the white kitty's food is and when I ran downstairs to go and open the front door. My mom was standing behind the door telling me she just saw the impostor kitty. So, now I know that the impostor kitty and the white kitty have been fighting each other. Maybe the impostor kitty was mad because the white kitty didn't leave any food for it. When I opened the front door the white kitty ran inside and I put the bowl of water and the plate of cat food inside the study where I keep her from the other cats that live in my house. After I had finished putting the white kitty inside the study I grabbed a handful of cat food from the cat bowl in the kitchen and I threw it outside for the impostor kitty. I hope it comes back and eats the cat food before the raccoon's do. At least I know that the impostor kitty is still coming by my house. I hope the white kitty and the impostor kitty resolve their issues.
Posted by JosephAlsarraf at 2:05 AM
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I haven't seen the impostor kitty in awhile but, I have been seeing little scratches on the white kitty's nose. Maybe they got into another fight. Also the white kitty and the little kitty have started hissing at each other again. I think it has something to do with the impostor kitty since they look alike. I hope the impostor kitty is ok. I would keep as a pet but, the other kitties would fight with it. I can still give it some food whenever I see it. I'll let yall know if I ever see it again.
Posted by JosephAlsarraf at 12:40 AM
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Since the camera that I use is almost six years old and has a lot of problems I decided that I was going to go and look for one on ebay. I wanted to get a simple one for $20 so, I bought a Jazz camcorder. It was exactly $20 dollars and some change. I didn't know I could get a camera for that cheap. I think it might even be better than my Sony camera that cost $500 dollars when it was new. Also the Jazz camcorder that I bought has a memory card slot and it has a usb port so, I can hook it right up to my computer. Also I will be able to save money by not having to buy dvds anymore. The only thing that I don't like about though is that it requires AA batteries so, I'll have to keep replacing the batteries on it unless, it comes with a charger but, I don't know if it does though. I can't wait to get it in the mail.
Posted by JosephAlsarraf at 11:58 PM
Saturday, July 16, 2011
This is a picture of the B-52s shirt that got on Thursday for $8.95 on ebay. The front of it has the B-52s logo on it with the name of their 1989 album Cosmic Thing then, the back of it says X-Fest III 91X Sat. August 18, 1990 Aztec Bowl. San Diego then it has the names of the other bands that were playing there. When I got it I only wore it for a couple of minutes because the people that sold it to me said that I have to hand wash it since it is a vintage shirt and that I might ruin it if I wash in the washing machine so, since I don't know how to hand wash clothes I decided not to wear it until I learned how to. Until then i'm just gong to keep it in my closet. I'm glad that I got it. I've been wanting to get a B-52s Cosmic Thing T-shirt.
Posted by JosephAlsarraf at 12:14 AM
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
When I was looking for band shirts on ebay I saw that some of the prices of the shirts were $100 dollars. Especially if they had never been worn before. So, I was thinking that you should save the shirts that you get from concerts because you could then sell them later for a higher price on ebay. I think i'm going to start collecting band shirts from the 80's because I like 80's music alot. I just recently bought a B-52s Cosmic Thing shirt from 1990 on ebay for $9 dollars. Also it has never been worn before which I think is good because I don't like wearing people's used shirts. I could probably sell it for $20 or $30 dollars if I wanted to but, I think i'm going to keep it though just for fun. Just thought I should tell yall this so, that you'll know to save your shirts the next time you go to a concert.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
On Sunday I beat L.A. Noire! My Xbox is still working but, I don't know how long it'll last though. I hope it keeps working through September at least. I might've have gotten a new by then. Also they have turned the red light Cameras back on in Houston. I had made a post about this in November when they decided to turn the cameras off and I had asked if you thought that this was a good idea. I don't think it's a bad idea but, when they had turned the cameras off everybody stopped worrying about the cameras and they started running the red lights again. I think they need to install something in the cars that will make them stop or slow down when there is a red light. That way no one will have anymore accidents and then they won't have to worry about running the red lights anymore. I'm sure someone is developing something like that or has developed something like that before. It would help the people that are drunk and don't know what they are doing or, also the people who maybe can't see that the light is red because the sun is in their eyes or something. Anyway I hope the people will stop at the red lights now that they've turned the cameras back on.
Posted by JosephAlsarraf at 12:26 AM
Friday, July 8, 2011
Yesterday when I was playing Midnight Club Los Angeles on my Xbox 360 I noticed that the fans were louder than the last time I was playing it. So, I asked a Xbox 360 repair man why the fans were louder and he said that it was probably because of the bolted on X-clamps that were put on the Xbox before I had bought it. I don't know if my Xbox 360 is repairable or not but, it would probably cost about as much to fix it as it would to buy another one of them. Plus if I buy one from a store than I can get a warranty on it so, that if it breaks I can get it fixed for free. It only costs $99 dollars to buy a used Xbox 360 console with a warranty from Game Stop. That's not a bad price considering that it costs about $60 dollars to buy a newly released video game.
Posted by JosephAlsarraf at 11:37 PM
Thursday, July 7, 2011
On the first day of July I finished fixing my Xbox 360. I replaced the bolted on x-clamps with the original ones and then I cleaned the heat sinks. After that I put some Arctic Silver thermal paste onto the heat sinks. Then I put the Xbox back together. At first it didn't work but, after I had left it on for a couple of hours it started to work again. I've played with it through this past week and it still seems to be working fine. It's not making any weird noises and i'm not having any problems when i'm playing my games. Actually the games seemed more responsive. I remember when I first tried to fix it the cars in Midnight Club Los angeles seemed to be having trouble. I was pressing the accelerator button as hard as I could and the cars were having trouble getting over 50 mph. At first I thought that this was because I was driving a slower car but, after I had tried to fix my Xbox again the cars weren't having any trouble getting over 50 mph. Also the cars in L.A. Noire seemed to be driving better. I hope I finally fixed my Xbox 360 this time. Driver San Francisco is supposed to be coming out on September 2 and I want to be able to play it when it does. If not I might just have to buy another Xbox. If I do I'll make sure that it still has a warranty on it so, that I can send it to Microsoft to get it repaired if starts having any problems. Hopefully I won't have to though.
Posted by JosephAlsarraf at 12:24 AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
This 4th of July weekend my dad, my brother, and me went to Galveston and San Antonio. On Sunday we went to Galveston and we swam in the beach. The water was kind of dirty but, there wasn't any trash floating around in it like there was when we went there last year.Then on Monday we went to San Antonio to swim in the Rio Frio river. I liked going there because it was in a forested area and it was near alot of small mountains. The water wasn't really that deep in most areas of the river but, you were still able to swim in it though. There was also alot of slippery rocks that we had to walk through to get to the deeper parts of the river. I felt like I was swimming in a pool except that there was alot of sand and some fishes in it. I saw a golden colored fish that I wanted to grab but, it swam away too fast. After we went swimming in the Rio Frio river we went to eat dinner in San Antonio. I was hoping to see some fireworks while we were there but, I don't know if they had any in San Antonio. We got there at around 9:30 pm and we left there at around 11 pm. Maybe they did them earlier before we got there or, maybe they did them after we left there. I don't know but, that's ok though. I still enjoyed this 4th of July. I hope we get to go there next year!
This photo of Rio Frio is courtesy of TripAdvisor
This photo of Rio Frio is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Posted by JosephAlsarraf at 2:01 AM
Monday, July 4, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Today is Canada's independence day! I only know this because of the calendar that I use to see what dose of coumadin i'm supposed to take that day. Canada Day is the day that Canada gained it's independence from the United Kingdom. Under the British North America Act of 1867 the three British colonies were formed into a single nation called Canada. I just thought I should share that with everyone just in case no one knew about it. I also thought that it was cool that they won their independence from the United Kingdom in July just like we did. I wonder why they didn't say anything about on Google? If you want to know anymore about Canada Day you can go and search about it on Wikipedia or, on some other website that has some information about it. Wikipedia is where I found my information though. I hope you had a good Canada Day! Or, at least a good July 1, if you didn't celebrate it. : )