I bought myself a late Christmas present!Dec 29, 2020
Yesterday, I took a box of old Nintendo game boxes/manuals in to a local video game store. I expected to get maybe $50 for the lot, but instead I received $158! I decided to treat myself with a shiny new Nintendo Switch from GameStop. They had just gotten a shipment in earlier that day and I got lucky and purchased the last one they had in stock. I am broke and cannot afford games for it though, so I bought 3 months of Switch Online to keep me busy.
I made a thing.Nov 9, 2020
It's not much, but it's honest work.
School starts on Thursday.... I need advice!Aug 18, 2020
I start my senior year of high school on Thursday. I want any and all advice I can get. I'm not mentally prepared for being an adult...
Also, I did a thing on my Ti99. I've been learning Ti BASIC.
The VMcomputers mod is fun.Jul 30, 2020
If you aren't familiar with it already, the VMcomputers mod for Minecraft lets you run VMs in game. I got Windows 10 running and decided to play the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl beta.
Happy birthday to me!Jul 21, 2020
Today I turn 17. My mental health has improved so much since I started living with my friend and his family. They are truly amazing people.
I bought my first car!Jul 2, 2020
Today marks the day I bought my first car! I did not expect to buy a car today, but it just kind of happened.
It's a blue 2003 Chevy Impala with a 3.4L V6. It only cost me $900!
Yet ANOTHER PC upgrade!! (This time it's actually good tho)May 9, 2020
I'm finally gonna have a GOOD PC! (Kind of)
So far I have the CPU, RAM, and PSU. The motherboard is on the way. I was going to order an EVGA 2060 KO, but I don't have the money anymore. lol. So I'm stuck with a 1050.
For those of you thinking that 1300watts is was too much, I got a REALLY good deal on that PSU. I bought it used for $80.00.
EDIT: This motherboard
Such WOW!Jan 3, 2020
I forgot to mention that after the blog post before the Christmas Eve one, I had gotten kicked from my friend Nathan's house. His parents got drunk and kicked me out. It wasn't very nice. I'm now staying with yet a other friends house. (Brandon's house) This time I'm actually happy. They are way nicer people than my grandparents and Nathan's parents.
They've helped me more than Nathan's parents. I was with nathan and his family for like 7 months and they did nothing to help me get a job. I've been at Brandon's for maybe two months and they've already gotten my social security card. Now that I finally have my Social Security card I can get a job. And I also got my learner's permit today! (Well it's 2am so technically yesterday) So I can take drivers education now. Big steps forward in my life. I'm very excited.
Christmas Eve Surprise!Dec 24, 2019
I got something I've wanted for a long time. I'm very happy. Best Christmas Eve ever!!
It's also my first Christmas present in 3 years!
Yet another upgrade to my PC setup.... Also, some other important things in my life.Oct 15, 2019I'm upgrading yet again, but this time, it will be a while before I upgrade again.
I am getting an ASRock Z97 Pro 4 motherboard with an i5-4670K. ($19 for the board and $50 for the CPU, so not a bad deal. Two of the USB 3 ports on the rear I/O don't work though.)
That motherboard and that cpu is an upgrade from the stock HP Compaq board and i5-2500 I was using. (I'm still using it at the time of writing. lol)
I have 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 I'm gonna throw into the build. Should be enough right?
My GPU has been upgraded from an EVGA 1050 Ti SC to an ASUS ROG STRIX RX 570 4GB card. Should be ok right?
PSU has been upgraded from the stock HP 320 watt to a Thermaltake 600 Watt PSU. It isn't the best, but it was 25$ shipped so I can't complain.
Along with a 250GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD and a 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Last but not least, I got a Zalman R1 white ATX case for free from a friend. It isn't too bad. It came with a single 120mm fan with blue LEDs.
So, yeah. I'm kinda excited for my new PC.
Anyway, you can read that if you want, this blog entry is mainly gonna be about how I've been and everything that's been going on.
So not a lot has changed since my last blog post. I'm still living with my friend and his parents. That's kinda been rough actually. My friend's parents are drunks. They come home from work, and drink all night. They do this every day. It gets really annoying. I try to deal with it, but sometimes it gets to the point where they get mad at me for being in their house. (more on that later).
Also, I want to address some of the things people have said about me and my life. I see no reason why people think that I am pulling these "stories" out of my ass. I'm being honest when I make these blog entries. My grandparents really did kick me out. And I really do live with a friend right now.
Anyway, another thing is, my friend seems to think that I should obey his every command. One time, he wanted to modify his stereo for some reason. I told him it wasn't a good idea, but he insisted that I hand over my soldering iron so that he could use it. When I told him that I wasn't going to let him use it to break his stereo, he just gave me a death stare, then slapped me across my face.
After that little incident, he went and told his parents that I didn't listen to what he told me to do, and they yelled at me because I didn't listen to what he told me to do. His parents told me that I should and will obey what he says to do, as if he were an adult authority over me. And I honestly think that is complete bullshit. Why should I have to obey anything and everything he says to do?
Anyway, he and his parents aren't very nice to me anyway. I try to deal with it, but tbh I just wanna move out, but I have nowhere else to go.
Also, for some reason, his parents think that I should pay them for everything they do for me. Whether it be food, clothing, school supplies, etc. And I think that is also wrong, because they are now my legal guardians and legally they are required to provide food, clothes, and shelter to me. School supplies and other things are a different thing though.
Idk, what are you guys' thoughts and this?
RATE MY NEW SETUP.... AGAIN!!!Aug 28, 2019
I finally have a computer with a case that fits all the components inside!!! (Big thanks to my friend that gave the PC to me!)
HP 500-217C case and Motherboard
AMD A8-6500 APU (Sucks ass) (Quad core but only 2 physical modules??)
ASUS ROG STRIX RX 570 4GB card. I love it, but the CPU holds it back.
24 GB DDR3. (2x Corsair Vengeance 8GB and 2x Samsung 4GB sticks)
Apevia Raptor 500W PSU (Like... $25 psu so.... it may explode one day...)
1TB Seagate Barracuda Desktop HDD
Samsung EVO 860 250GB SSD
(I was planning one using a lot more HDDs but the PSU only has 3 SATA power so... I have a new PSU on the way! lmao)
I ran Cinebench R15 and the results didn't surprise me.... 54.69 FPS and the CPU had a score of 269 CB
If anyone has any suggestions on a Motherboard/CPU I should get, please let me know. I'd rather stick with DDR3 because I have a lot now. I don't have much to spend so I'd prefer under $100 if possible. Just anything that would work well with this new RX 570 I have would be great. I'd use my old board and cpu, but the HP power supply doesn't supply enough for my new card. lol
Happy birthday to me...Jul 21, 2019
I'm 16 today. I don't feel older though. I don't act older either. Oh well.
Another update about my situation.Jul 15, 2019
It's been a while since my last update.
So long story short, my friend's parents wanted to get guardianship over me but my grandparents didn't want that. After a bit of arguing, they finally agreed to give these wonderful people guardianship. So now they can get me registered for school and I can get a driving license. I deeply miss my brother and sister (they are still with my grandparents), as well as my mom and dad. I love them all.
Well, I'd say that this is the end of this blog series. I want to thank everyone that have helped me through these hard times.
And for those people that think this is all bullshit, you need to get your heads out of your asses and look at today's world.
Again, thanks for all the mental support.
This is for everyone that plays Pokemon. I need your opinions!!May 30, 2019
So, I just got back into playing Pokemon X. I started yesterday and I've been doing a LOT of Wonder Trading. I've received some shiny legendary and mythical Pokemon.
Some of them seemed a little suspicious, so I backed up my save and opened up PKHex. Most of them are illegal, so that sucks.
But, I did get a Lv 51 hidden ability Shiny Salamence. When I view it, PKHex says it's illegal. "Invalid: Can't obtain species in Ball." It was hatched from an egg and evolved according to PKHex.
So, my question is, would you guys consider it "legal" if I changed the ball to an Ultra ball or something like that?
Rate my NEW setup!!!Apr 12, 2019
I finally got a new setup.
Actually, I got a whole new computer!!! It's a HP Compaq Elite 8300 Small Form Factor (SFF)
It has an Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
10GB DDR3 RAM
AND A CASE!!!!
It has Windows 10 Pro on it too.
I'm also getting a GTX 750 tomorrow.