dada tomāto. dada tomăto.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

classic savory

Ate lunch at Classic Savory in Festival Mall Alabang a few weeks ago.

classic savory at festival mall - beef with broccoli and pancit canton
classic savory at festival mall - pancit canton, beef broccoli, chicken, yang chow fried rice

Saturday, October 17, 2015

8.1 restart loop, final straw

Oct. 13, 2015, Tuesday
What now?
Did i press the power button the wrong way?

My Win 8.1 desktop was on a "repairing," bsod ("...a problem...), restart loop tonight with "bios update... creating bios image..." and error descriptions on the bsod occasionally showing up. Must say though, the bsod on 8.1 is not so scary.
*bsod (blue screen of death)

Of course, I tried to boot from my usb media but it wouldn't go through from 1-time boot, not even when I put it first on bios. Is my mobo faulty?

Dunno but something is.

Just waited for it to hang a 3rd time so I can power down for a fresh try in an hour or so.

4th Round. Somehow, it managed to repair itself and I was able to work until a bsod/restart came on. Twice, I had a 15-minute window to work. But before another bsod could come on again, I shut it down properly. Will see if it will be better (or worse) tomorrow.

one problem after another

When it rains, it pours. Been having one tech problem after another. It's wonderful when everything works and so affecting when it doesn't. Yes, it makes me sad.

But this is the final straw. I made up my mind. I'm getting a new laptop.

Oct. 14, 2015, Wednesday
It booted OK and is running fine so far.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

pldt modem replaced

pldt baudtec white
the replacement pldt baudtec

October 7, 2015, Wednesday
I was asleep. They said we lost our Internet connection. They power-cycled. The modem did not turn on. The modem is dead.

I called PLDT 172 this afternoon. They will send a technician to check and replace the modem. The price for the new modem will be added to our bill.

I also told them that our DSL connection has not be steady. They said they'll check that. The rep said he's hearing some static in the background while we're talking. They will check that too.

October 8, 2015, Thursday
The pldt tech arrived this morning before 10 a.m. He replaced the dead red-orange zyxel with this white BaudTec modem/router. He made sure it connected and then he left. I do not know if he checked our line.

I gave up on setting it up with our linksys router. It would not give an IP to the wireless devices. I figured the linksys would have to be reset but I was tired and couldn't be bothered to make it work anymore. The linksys is old (WRT54G), had it for over 7 years. Time to retire.

Deteriorating PLDT modems
We first used the red-orange zyxel in June last year (2014). It broke yesterday. That's only 16 months.

Before that, we were using the black zyxel that worked far longer. It ran more or less 5 years before the pldt dsl light wouldn't stop blinking and then stopped lighting up at all.

This white baudtec, I wonder how long this will last.

Notes on the white BaudTec modem/router so far
Its vents are on the bottom. It is now sitting on a wide bottle cap so it can at least breathe (pictured above).

The tech said to turn it off if there's thunder and lightning.

So far, our connection is still unstable. Limited/no connectivity every now and then. It usually comes back within 5-15 minutes.

October 9, 2015, Friday evening
Day 2 with this new modem. Experienced limited/no connectivity this evening. When it still did not return after 15 minutes, I power-cycled. sigh.

*To power-cycle is to switch it off, wait a minute or two and then switch it on again.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

sad pug

when there are issues on your website...
and it's the vendor's fault...
and all you can do is wait till they get it back to normal
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