Anyone ordered delivered water to your front door and have a bunch of empty bottle lying around?

I’m just wondering if I’m the only one whom have a bunch of empty water bottle lying around because I kept on forgetting to return the empty bottle back to the water delivering company LOL 🙂

At the beginning, these companies sent a schedule date of your delivery, and they’re mostly ontime and I need to leave the empty bottle for them to pick up. Well, I kept of forgetting the delivering date. Now they went high-tech and sent the delivery notice via email, that help a little bit, but not much. I read the email kept it in mind, but the next I know was I didn’t bring it out LOL.

I think I have a solution, since everyone, mostly, have mobile devices, texting might something to use, when the delivery coming in a few hours or next day or something send the text for reminder, the user can respond back and say “got it” that way they would not receive another text, other wise the reminder text will keep sending until it’s delivered or the person text back and said “stop” or “got it” lol 🙂 might sound irritating though.

BTW, I think those water delivered taste good, better than tab water for sure, and off course cleaner, haven’t seen complaint yet.

Fake “We Want Your Feedback!” CITI@e1.surveys2.com you will not get $10

Over the years, there has been many programs where you take survey to get paid via gift cards and so on. Well, lately there has been a lot of not so truthful and safe to say fake or scam survey just want your true opinion but will not pay you anything for your time either by saying already have enough people, or you’re not qualified. Well, the truth is, you took the survey, and they got the result what they need, you’re a donkey! in other word, the “sucker” is you, you felt for the trick.

Let’s take example of the latest email sent from surveys2.com or something like this “”We Want Your Feedback!” CITI@e1.surveys2.com” you may get $10. Well folks, so far everyone whom taken this survey ended up being a sucker, no $10, and everyone so far got the result of we got enough people filled already. In other word you’re a sucker to felt for this trick, even for $10 and using identity as CITI, and has a logo of Citibank on it.

 
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Bitcoin is in the positive number start of the week

Last week for a few days straight it’s been in the positive, many would thought this week it will go down in the red. However today, starting of the week, it’s still in the positive green, but we don’t know for how long.

Predicting Bitcoin price is like predicting on who will win the lottery or what # will be the winning #, yeah exactly! we don’t know 🙂

The only thing for an average Bitcoin enthusiast like myself here today is to watch the price, and read the news. I no longer doing any mining, although I still have the mining hardware, a few BFL and so, just sitting around collecting dusts.

I do hold on to a small # of Bitcoins, and hope one day it will go to at least $500 again. Optimistic about the $500, but higher than that, the probability is low! because everyone already know, bitcoin not supposed to go up that high that fast, but really not predictable.

Pope Francis was in the USA last week what have we learned?

I’m a catholic. I’ve been watching the Pope visit the US over the last few days, especially last couple of days, Saturday and Sunday where he’s in Philadelphia.

What have I learned personally?

  1. Pope Francis to me is all about unity, care for each others, everyone is included. This is easy to say than done. How do we do it? First I think through a lot of prayers where god will lend a hand. With faith that it can be done among all of us, I believe that can be done, it’s a like a chain reaction.
  2. Pope Francis mentioned being modest and humble. This to me makes lots of sense. In other word, we have the term “equality”, again easy said than done. However if each of us sees the need of others whom might be needed or want to be just like you, then lend them a hand to do so. Being modest, Pope Francis already set an example, with his Fiat car. Being humble, Pope Francis also set example, he does not ignore anyone, the sick, the handicap, the dirty, he will clean your feet and kiss it, and he’s the Pope will power as strong as the President of the US, but would the ever president kisses someone’s feet?
  3. The last thing I learned is, Pope Francis mentioned “what about you?” a very simple question, but not everyone have an easy straight forward answer. I’ve done good deed, help elder crosses the street, pay for a homeless man meal, “what about you?”

Overall, I think it was a successful visit. Pope Francis will be in Ireland for visit in 2018. Pope visited the US historical records: http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/francis/papal-visit-2015/history-papal-visits-to-united-states.cfm

 

2005 Nissan Quest Red Brake Light and Battery flashing on/off on dashboard?

If you have a 2005 Nissan Quest, and on your dashboard, the Brake Light and Battery light flashing on/off not consistently, it mean your battery is not charging.

Your battery is not charging it could be one of the top two problem. Your Battery is bad or your Alternator is bad.

If you’re on the road, stop by the next nearest auto store such as Autozone, AdvancedAuto, Kragen, whatever … even auto repair garage shop although they may charge you a fee for diagnosing the problem.

There’s a device that can quickly check your Battery or Alternator problem on every auto parts store or auto repair shop garage. They can check it, the process takes 5mins the most, and it should tell your whether your battery is bad or your alternator is bad.

Most likely your battery is bad, if you have it over 3 years or so and depend on the load, quality or weather. Mine said battery bad, replaced it and it’s been good.

If it’s alternator problem, it’s not a good idea to drive at night time, or driving while using anything that can drain the battery. Go home if you can and replace the alternator. If you’re far away or in the middle of no where, try to get to the nearest auto repair shop and get the alternator replaced. It may take a whole day, so prepare to wait or go somewhere and come back.

Bitcoin price continue to climb today

Well not a big jump, but over the past couple days it’s in the positive direction mostly.

There isn’t any good news at all, and it’s still in the positive position. Not a big jump is a good thing my personal opinion, because meaning it’s stabilized. It has been stabilized for months now at $200s, where it supposed to be I guess.

I have to admit it, that I purchased some Bitcoin using my no interest credit card, a small volume, but I’ve already paid off all 🙂 and I don’t think I will ever do that again. It was such a huge risk to that. It’s like gambling and gambling is not a good thing, you can get rich one day, but you can also get poor or even worst, suicidal thought loosing everything including your family.

I think stability is good 🙂

Russian planning to criminalize all Bitcoin activities including transaction mining owning

Despite some news about Russia planning on to criminalize anyone whom have anything to do with Bitcoin, including transacting, owning, and mining, but apparently that news doesn’t hurt Bitcoin price today, it went up over 3% to $234.

Russia doesn’t have much activities with Bitcoin in the market anyways, so maybe that’s why it doesn’t impact bitcoin price much. Let’s hope that other countries are not threatening Bitcoin as Russia does.

However Bitcoin price going up and down like this doesn’t really mean anything because it has been like this for months, but good thing doesn’t follow that same pattern, a little up then big down. At least it’s kind of stable at $220 to $230.

 

AMD does not honor late games coupon activation no exception!

I wrote on my previous entry blog in regard to redeeming my game coupon, it got expired, see if they can help make it an exception.

Well I received a respond today from AMD (AMD4U D4U Support <gamingevolved@amd4u.com> ) saying that they will not honor my late game coupon redemption, furthermore their email below offer no exception because of the Terms of Service they have.  Oh well, it was a good tried. If you run into same situation as me, don’t waste your time, AMD will not honor your expired game coupon, no exception.

 

Hello,

Unfortunately, your promotional offer expired on April 30, 2015.

This promotion ended earlier this year and all coupon codes are now void and cannot be reactivated in our database.

Please refer to our terms and conditions: https://www.amd4u.com/radeonrewards/files/never-settle-space-edition-terms.pdf

Thank you for your time and cooperation.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that we may have caused for you.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

Regards,
AMD4U Support

Replacing new brake pads without resurfacing your brake disc or rotors can cause noise

I still have a 2005 Nissan Quest family car, and I’ve been doing my own maintenance. It has 103K miles on it, and I think it’s to replace the spark plugs, but I think that will be painful. Anyhow, the latest maintenance I did was replacing the brake pad. After putting on a new brake pads, all four wheels, it started to make screeching noise when I applied the brake at certain point, somewhere in the middle of the pedal, not when it’s completely down or at the beginning. Also sometime the steering wheel shake violently back and forth, I mean I can feel it.

I did some research, and it appears that because my brake disc and rotors surface isn’t matching with the brake pad surface. People recommend when I replace the brake pad, I may need to consider resurfacing the brake disc and rotor also especially it has over 100k miles on it, the disc and rotor surface doesn’t align with the new brake pad. Also it’s best to also use grease on all metal contact.

I think resurface cost like $25 a piece, so if four pieces then it’s like $100, I think I can get new disc and rotors for the same price, why resurface it 🙂 LOL.

I ended up purchased cheap AM parts I think, and replaced all four wheels brake rotors and disc, with the new brake pad, it work wonderfully, no noise at all, and the steering is smooth, no vibration or shaking when driving or braking.

Seized or stuck Wheel Bearing 2005 Nissan Quest solution for $2

I have a 2005 Nissan Quest with 103K miles on it. It’s making a lot of “won …won …won …won …won …won …” noise or sound when driving, doesn’t matter what speed. I did some research and confirmed it’s the Wheel Bearing. I purchased both front pair and back pair for about $150 in ebay, probably made in China or cheap brand, well now a day anything made in China anyways. Beside my 2005 model is over 10 years old, why spend a ton of money.

However I started to work on replacing the Wheel Bearing, I noticed the Wheel Bearing is seized. I tried whatever methods were recommended including using Liquid Wrench, Slide Hammer, Knock with hammer, for several hours. Nothing work. So in the end what work for me was a $2 nut and bolt from Homedepot did the trick. Here’s I did it.

  1. Knock out of the wheel stud screw with a hammer.
  2. Get a nut and bolt from local Homedepot that fit your wheel stud hole.
  3. Screw in the nut bolt and push the Wheel Bearing, you may want to repeat the process top and bottom, until you can pry it out. Be careful not to damage the axle gear to the Wheel Bearing.

I’m sure you can use this same methods for many other model cars without spending a ton of money on liquid wrench, slide hammer, special tools, and so on. Just $2 will do the trick. 🙂