Archive for April, 2006

Please Welcome Freeple.com to the Internet

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Internet, this is Freeple.com.
Freeple.com, this is the Internet.

On behalf of the Internet, I would like to welcome you to the world. May you live many pageviews, have plentiful visitors, and limitless ad revenue.

I bought the domain Freeple.com because it was available and I liked the sound of the name. After many months of nothing, I have turned it into somthing.
Please let me know what you think. And if you have a funny forward, feel free to post it.

Bacon and Band Aids, Together at Last

Friday, April 21st, 2006

I absolutely love bacon. It’s delicious, smells great and goes with just about any food. You can have bacon for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert. And now, it’s a fashion statement for the injured who won’t settle for any ordinary band aid.

While shopping online, I found and bought bacon bandages from Urban Outfitters. They look very realistic and certainly bring a smile to someone’s face when they see what it is. They are even cut in the shape of a strip of bacon! Unfortunately, they do NOT smell like bacon nor taste like bacon. Yes I tried licking one, I just couldn’t resist.

Now I can’t wait to get a paper cut or skin my knee. I am actually looking forward to being injured 🙂

I saw this video on how to put on a band aid so it stays on all day, but there is no way that I am cutting up my bacon band aids!

All this talk about bacon is making me hungry. Mmm, bacon…

I Removed the Battery Too Soon

Friday, April 7th, 2006

In order to avoid turning it on myself, I had to update the BIOS of my digital picture frame laptop with a floppy disk. Thanks to my friend Kevin for loaning me his external floppy drive.

I installed the BIOS update on a floppy and booted up the laptop. All seemed well until I got this message: No Battery BIOS Error Message

“This process requires a charged battery to avoid an accidental power-off during an update. Turn off the computer and install a charged battery in the computer.”

Before I glued the LCD screen to the back of the laptop, I removed the battery to save on weight. Now I have absolutely no access to the battery compartment.

At the moment, I see no way to have the computer turn itself on at scheduled times unless it can properly hibernate from Windows XP. It can’t hibernate because the BIOS doesn’t support windows XP, and I can’t update the BIOS because I removed the battery.

Maybe I can hack the BIOS update to make it think the battery is installed. Hmmm, stay tuned…

I Have to Turn It On Myself??

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

I got my digital picture frame back from the framing store and they did an excellent job. Thanks Darretta Custom Framing & Gallery!

I use the Windows My Pictures Slideshow Screensaver to randomly display pictures from a directory I chose. I have a scheduled task which will put the laptop into Hibernate or Standby, depending on what is selected under the advanced power settings for the sleep button. The command is:
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

But, after many hours of trying to get the laptop to turn back on from standby or hibernate modes, I was unsuccessful. That means I have to physically push the power button in order for it to turn on and display pictures. Considering how lazy I am, this is unacceptable.

The bad news is that the current BIOS version does not support Windows XP. The good news is that there is an update that can be installed by a floppy disk. Now I need to borrow a floppy drive to install the latest BIOS…