Tag Archives: help

I hope you are having a good Memorial day weekend

Greetings, readers. So far my Sunday has been wet! It was pouring down rain as I walked home from church. I do have plans to go to a neighbor’s party later, where I will have fun and stay dry. After that, I think I will take a nap, so I decided to get this blog entry done before the party.

I have a fundraiser I am doing for a friend of mine, who is about to lose her apartment. I hope to raise enough money to keep her in her home for at least another three months. If you feel like donating, the link is here. Thank you.

I want to say thank you to all the military people who have served our country. My prayers go out to all of you who have lost loved ones in the service of this country. Thank you for your sacrifice.

I will be back on Wednesday with another entry. Until then, have a good week, take care of each other, and happy reading.

My Summer Car help request and other topics

Greetings, readers. I know I just blogged about My Summer Car not too long ago, but it continues to bother me. In the latest update, the creator of the game added a wonderful moped (to me it looks like a dirt bike) and it is the only vehicle that I can drive with my frame-rate problem. Yes, that is my issue. Even on the crappiest settings, my frame-rates are horrendous. The van barely moves, as well as the diesel truck, and the boat won’t start, so I am forced to use the moped to get to town. That in itself was fun, I was finally able to buy things at the store, however I have no vehicle to get the items back home, as there is no basket on the moped.

I created a YouTube video approximately 5 minutes in length describing my woes of playing My Summer Car. If anybody can give me some tips or pointers on how to make the game run better, or any game with frame-rate problems, please leave your suggestions in the comment area either here or on my Facebook page. I would greatly appreciate any help.

Okay, on to other news. I found out that my idea for my new writing project cannot be done. Not only are the folks I was going to write it for basically finished with their productions, but the list of restrictions from the Star Trek world governed by CBS and Paramount are so ridiculously stupid that I can’t even work with them. For instance, your project can only by 15 minutes long or 2 parts for a total of 30 minutes. It has to be family friendly, so there goes any fight scenes or phaser battles, and I wouldn’t even be able to show them having a drink. Lord forbid little Johnny or Susie see the characters drinking Romulan ale. The whole thing is so frustrating.

I actually had a good idea with a strong story and subplot. I was excited about the project, and then just for giggles I wanted to see what the guidelines actually were. My excitement faded away quickly. I think I’m still going to do the project just for the writing experience. It would definitely get those writing muscles working again and boost my creativity. Will the story be able to be produced by anybody? I doubt it. Oh well, so it goes.

Okay, I’m done ranting and raving. I do have one other thing I want to share with you. Last week I had a comment in the spam filter that I deleted, but the question was close enough to a real one that I thought I’d answer it, in case I was wrong about it being from a spam bot. It asked about how I do the coding for this blog, and do I use html code. WordPress is a great host that does the work for me, even though I am using their free version. I log into my account, see a dashboard with different categories, click Add New Post, and I have a window to type the blog entry into, with easy to use features to put in a category and tags. When I am ready, I click Publish, and WordPress puts it live on my page. I would recommend WordPress.com to anyone who wants to do a blog, even if they are not tech savvy.

There’s my blog entry for today. Again, please if you would, watch that YouTube video and give me any help you can.

Until tomorrow, have a great day, take care, and happy reading.

Rolling the dice for a friend

Greetings, readers. I have just come from a meeting with two good friends of mine regarding the living status of someone who I call Mama. She lives in the same apartment building as I do. In my opinion, she’s being treated unfairly. I won’t go into any specifics, but after hearing from her on many occasions, I felt I had to step in and help.

As a general rule I am not a boat rocker. I like to live my life, do my own thing and keep my nose clean. But I cannot stand back and watch what I consider harassment of a friend any longer. So I rolled the dice and invited friend number two to meet with my tenant friend. In my estimation the meeting went very well. Whether or not it gets me in trouble with the apartment building’s management is up in the air. If it does, I’ll deal with it. It is time for me to take a stand.

I get my caring nature from my mother and father. Mom always loved to help people and did so often. I think if she were alive today, she would be proud of me for going that extra mile for my friend. If there are any repercussions to me, friend number two and I can contact my lawyer. I do not feel that I am in any danger.

Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, on Monday night we had one heck of a ferocious thunderstorm slowly roll through State College. The good news is that for the last two days we have enjoyed sunny warm weather with low humidity. My bedroom door which sticks every summer no longer does. Whoo-hoot.

This blog post is number 198. Number 199 will be a top ten list and number 200, with Rebecca and I putting our heads together, will hopefully be something awesome and worthy of a big number like 200.

Until soonest, take care, enjoy your day, and happy reading.