09/05/2009 07:40 PM — Apparently the problem is with the solder joints. I called HP and determined even if they cover the damage, because I am past 24 months, the replacement motherboard would only be discounted $150 so the cost of HP repair would be $250. I googled the issue further and saw some advanced / expert users (a category I classify myself in) attempting some black voodoo. I also googled and found replacement motherboards that I could use myself for $185 - so I knew I could try some manual repair techniques myself.
08/24/2009 02:59 AM — I have an HP Pavilion dv9000 series notebook (dv9339us) which I purchased in the summer of 2007. Yesterday, I was playing Counter-Strike: Source, which is a first person shooter computer game that uses OpenGL or DirectX 9.0c. Everything was working properly. All of a sudden, the game started getting incredibly slow. Everything was very laggy, but I noticed that the only thing having problems with the response time was the display / video output.
08/16/2009 11:30 AM — Over the weekend, I updated the site with some new components. I added a contact form, an area to showcase some projects I stay busy with, some information about me professionally (including my resume - as an example for those out there that need help - please know I am very happy where I am currently employed and am not looking for a job).
02/01/2009 08:38 PM — Tonight, the Pittsburgh Steelers declared victory over the Arizona Cardinals 27 to 23 in Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, FL at Raymond James Statium. Members of the Steeler Nation (ones who were born in Pittsburgh and ones from foreign lands) accross the country celebrated as their franchise became the first in NFL history to win 6 Super Bowls, making the Steelers the winningliest team in all professional football.
12/13/2008 07:37 AM — So I had the Verizon Wireless XV6800 (HTC Titan) for about 9 months. It started having Wifi issues. After a series of 4 exchanges for refurbished models (all defective-out-of-the-refurb box), they finally gave me the option of upgrading my phone, which to be honest, was not what I had intended at all.