Friday, February 20, 2009

Computer Upgrades

I just ordered four 1 gigabyte memory sticks for my computer from Dell. Only about $88 for all four memory sticks. Wow 4 GB of RAM for $88 bucks. Pretty good if you ask me. Now I suppose I could have found it at an even less expensive price somewhere but I like buying upgrades for my Dell XPS from Dell.

As for this PC, I currently have two 512MB sticks in there and will replace them with the four new memory sticks. My Dell XPS will hold a maximum of 4GB of RAM and that is what I am putting into it. So can someone tell me, what is this going to do for my PC's performance? I figure to be buying a few nice PC games in the near future and am hoping the extra RAM will make them play at their best or at least better than with less memory.

Next up, a new operating system from Windows, no not VISTA but whatever comes out next.
My PC is 4 years old, or just a tad older, but I figure I'll get at least 2 or 3 more years out of it therefore the upgrades. I may buy a new one next year, and if I do then this upgraded one will go to my son who currently is using one that is about 7 years old.

All the best,
Glenn B

The Birthday Calculator

Here is something neat to give a try. It is an astrological and astronomical calculator concerning the date of your birth. Go here to give it a try:

Don't be confused when you get to that linked page because there are more than one thing on the page, such as a link to a site that supposedly tells you your real age based upon a test you take. The birthday calculator simply consists of three drop down boxes into which to enter your birthday and a submit icon. Once you enter your exact birthday, then click submit, you will be sent to a page that tells, among many other things:

The probable date and day of the week of your conception

On which day of the week you were born

How old you are by years, by months, by days, by minutes and by seconds (yes this last one will make you feel ancient)

Titles of, and links to, hit songs on your birthday, American celebrities with whom you share a birthday, a lot of nonsensical information about your: horoscope, birth signs, lucky numbers, your personality based upon your birthday and so forth (which amazingly enough was pretty right on for me), U.S. population and birth and death rates during the year of your birth, the phase of the moon on your birthday,a lot of other information about things related to your birthday.

What I liked best was my Fortune cookie, but of course I always add two words at the end of any fortune I get. What words? "In Bed" - what else! If you ever want a good laugh, try that next time you eat at a Chinese restaurant and get fortune cookies at the end of the meal.

The Birtday Calculator = Just an interesting and fun piece of curiosity.

All the best,
Glenn B