It’s 4 in the morning and I’m not sleeping…

Guess I’ll have to stay up the night.

I can’t sleep. I’m looking for a new phone in the budget of a hundred fifty bucks.

Damn, it’s hard to find a cheap ass phone that can still run War Dragons.

P.S. My Pheonix OS failed. So I erased the OS, and now I need a new phone.

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Unboxing and Review of Xiaomi Router 3

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So, my Iptime Router died suddenly yesterday.

I got a new one. It’s Xiaomi Router 3. Of course, as tradition, I’m doing an unboxing and review of it.

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This is the backside of the router. It got numerous features, like USB, security, and such. Probably none which I’ll use. It also got 128mb of storage. Which is something that I will also not use.

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If you unbox the package, you get this. The router itself covered with white plastic. It was straight and unwrinkled at first, but I got it wrinkled, so… sorry.

You also get a power adapter, and an owner’s manual. You don’t get a lan cable, so you’ll have to prepare one for yourself.

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This is the picture of it set up under my desk. That small light in the middle changes depending on what state the router is in. It’s orange as it’s not yet set up properly, but now it’s blue, which means it’s working correctly.

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Setting up the router is fairly easy. The router does everything for you.

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But for advanced users, they give you this page to work on. Everything’s here, including the ddns and such.

So, what do I think of it?

Well, I got this router for 35 bucks. For 35 bucks, I think it’s a deal. It got 2 2.4ghz antennas, and 2 5ghz anthennas. It supports 1gzh ethernet, and although I don’t have a gigabit internet, I’m fairly happy with the results. It’s considerably faster loading stuff than my broken one, and It got more settings you can mess with.

My finaly score is 4 out of 5.

Do I recommend it? Well… yeah. But beware! This router might have some unclear stuff cuz it’s chinese! (Not being racist. I just don’t trust some of the makers yet, that’s all. My apologizes if you got offended.)


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…and my router failed.

My router failed today. About 2 hours prior to this article.

Fuck.

First I accidentally erase the windows on my computer, and now my router fails?

WTF?

I might have accidentally erased windows.

Umm…

I might have acidentally erased windows from my Surface Pro.

Yes, I am writing on my Surface Pro i3 right now, but I really did erase it from my computer.  I was trying to get Phoenix OS working on my computer, and accdentally erased the main drive of my computer.

So yes, all my data has gone to hell.

Thank god I already backed up all my important files (Music, Writings, Reviews, Pictues, etc) onto my other drive.

What I learned from today is that I should do backups on a normal basis. I still lost a few images and such, but nothing too important and nothing I can’t recover. Some are backed up to my google drive, and some are on my external sd card.

So, yeah. Thank gods I already backed the most important files, and thank god nothing really went wrong with my surface pro.

Hatchlings: Chapter 4

‘Ding!’

Aidey looked up from her computer and looked at her phone. It was a message from Dehious. After since they exchanged numbers, they contacted frequently. ‘Sup?’ the message said. Aidey smiled, and typed on her phone. ‘Nothing new. Why?’

The reply came shortly after she sent her message. ‘I’ve got a day off this friday. Wanna go somewhere?’

‘Where?’

‘Wanna go to the beach?’

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It was now friday. Aidey was working. Her boss had given her a stack of files to organize and sort through. She was listening to music through her earbuds while working. She loved music, and music helped her focus on her work. Now she was almost done.

‘Let’s see…’ she murmured as she looked at one of the last of the papers she had to sort. ‘So… this goes here… that goes in there…’ she continued murmuring as she typed on her computer, organizing all the files. Only a few sheets of paper needed sorting now, and she was trying as fast as she could to get through all the files. Today was the day she had agreed to meet up with Dehious and go to the beach. It had been a few weeks since she had met her friends because she always met up with Dehious each week, but she didn’t regret it. She quite liked Dehious, more than she had initially did. And it was worth spending her time with him. Dehious didn’t say that he liked her straight back, but now she was quite certain that he liked her back as well. Else why would her text her and ask her to go out?

Aidey hummed along to the song she was listening to, and looked at the last piece of paper she had to work on. It was quite a simple one to organize. A few moments later, she was done. ‘Phew! Finally!’ she said, shutdown her computer, said her goodbyes to her boss, and checked out. At that moment, her phone dinged, indicating that a message had arrived. Aidey pulled out her phone, and looked at it. It was Dehious again. ‘Where you at? I’m waiting outside your workplace.’ the message read. She smiled, and replied ‘Going out right now. Just a sec!’, and hurried outside.

Dehious was leaning against what was assumed to be his car, and when he saw her, waved at her. Aidey waved as well, and hurried over to him. He opened the car door for her. She thanked him, and climed into the passenger seat. Dehious walked around the car, and climbed into the driver’s seat, and started the car. Then he drove the car away from the curb, and merged into the road.

‘Nice car.’ Aidey said, looking around the interior of the car. His car was a Chevy Camaro, and by the sounds of it, she guessed it was a V8.

‘Thanks.’ Dehious replied, looking at the road. ‘She’s my baby.’

‘So.’ Aidey started. ‘I guess we’re not going to fly much today, huh?’

‘Guess not.’ Dehious replied.

‘Why did you bring your car today?’ Aidey asked. ‘The beach isn’t far away, you know.’

‘Umm… Just wanted to. Besides, I wanted you to have a ride in it. Oh, by the way, do you have a car?’ he asked, looking at her for just a second.

‘No. Never had a reason to get one. But I still have a driver’s license.’ she said. ‘Why?’

‘Wanna drive?’ Dehious said, looking at her again.

‘You’re gonna let me? You said this car was your baby.’ Aidey said, astonished, as it was something that she didn’t expect.

‘I always let my friends drive as long as they’re careful.’ Dehious said, now looking at the road again. ‘So, you up for it?’

‘You sure you want to do this?’ Aidey asked carefully. ‘I might not be a good driver as you are, you know. Haven’t drove in a few months.’

‘Oh, I’m sure. Don’t worry about it. Long as you’re not crashing or breaking her, I’m happy.’

‘Then thank you. I would love to drive!’ Aidey said, happily.

‘Good! I’ll stop right there. Let’s change positions there.’

So Aidey and Dehious changed positions, Aidey as the driver and Dehious as the passenger. Aidey started the car, and heard an angry roar from the engine, which kind of surprised her, although she had already heard it once. Dehious chuckled beside her, and Aidey slowly pressed on the accelerator. The car rumbled, and slowly moved forwards. Excited, Aidey pressed on the accelerator a bit more, and the car moved faster. ‘Can I floor it?’ Aidey asked, looking at Dehious. Dehious thought for a second, then nodded his head. Then he smiled evily. ‘Go for it.’ he said.

After making sure the coast was clear, smiling, Aidey floored it. The engine roared angrily, and the tire squealed behind them. The car shot forwards, instantly accelerating. Aidey gripped the steering wheel tight, and focused on driving. The speeometer climbed up and up. It said 40mph…60mph…100mph… it kept climbing. At 120mph, Aidey finally got afraid and eventually let down on the accelerator. The speedometer slowly crept down, and only when it was 40mph did Aidey step on the accelerator again.

‘Damn! You know how to drive!’ exclaimed Dehious, when Aidey had finally gotten down to 40mph. ‘I was afraid you’ll crash and we’ll both die, but we didn’t! You scared me, dragoness!’

Aidey giggled. The burst of speed had gotten adrenaline in her system and gotten her happy. It was actually quite fun to speed. ‘Can I do it again?’ she asked, looking at Dehious hopefully.

‘Umm… Maybe next time. We’re near the beach anyways.’ Dehious said, looking out the window.

They drove to the beach, and Dehious parked. Then they walked along the shore, occasionally stepping in the water. The sun was setting now, and the sunset was extremely beautiful. Dehious pulled out his phone, and took a picture of the sunset. Then he turned towards Aidey. ‘Wanna take a picture?’ he asked.

Aidey nodded, and to her surprise, Dehious put a wing over her, holding his phone on selfie mode. Aidey jumped a bit, making Dehious realize his mistake. ‘My apologies. I should’ve asked first.’ he said, sincerely.

‘No, no. It’s ok.’ Aidey said, waving her talons. ‘You just got me by surprise. But next time, please do tell me.’

‘I’m sorry.’ Dehious said. ‘Can I put my wing on you? For the picture, of course.’

‘You may.’ Aidey said, smiling a bit. To be fair, it felt good for a second before she jumped out from under his wing. Even if they weren’t official couples yet, it felt like she was loved. And she liked it.

‘Smile!’ Dehious said, and snapped a picture. They reviewed the picture, and decided that they were happy with it. Dehious sent the picture to Aidey, and Aidey save it. Then they continued on walking along the shores, looking at the setting sun and talking to eachother about this and that.

Eventually they stopped walking, having walked from one end of the beach to another. ‘…so I told him to piss off, and he was never seen again in front of me.’ Aidey said, to Dehious who was barely not laughing. The experience Aidey had was hilarious. After a few deep breaths to calm himself down, Dehious started to walk back towards his car. ‘I guess it’s my turn to talk now.’ he said, as he unlocked the door of his camaro and climbed in. He started the car, and reversed his car out of the parking space. ‘Well, it all started when me and my friends were drinking. One of my friend got convinced that he was in love with the dragoness who served us. Of course, it was not real love, it was cause he was drunk. Seriously, to now, I could remember the scene like it was just yesturday. My friend trying to act sexy and cool in front of the dragoness, and the dragoness looking at him like he was one of the craziest dragons she’d ever met. Of course, we were all drunk, but what my friend did was just hilarious. First he tried to look sexy, then he tried to look cool. Then he tried to buy her with money, and when the dragoness asked him why, he literally slurred that he loved her! I mean literally! That made the dragoness look at him in a even weirder way, and in the end, she couldn’t bare with him so she went and got the manager! So we got kicked out, but even when getting dragged out, he continued to say that he loved her. He passed out shortly after that, and to this day, doesn’t remember what he did that day. Ane everytime me and my friends tell him, he just asks us to shut up. Apparently it’s not something that he wants to remember.’

By now, they were halfway home. Aidey giggled in the passenger seat, and Dehious laughed along as well.

After about 20 minutes of talking about random things that came into mind, they were at Aidey’s home. ‘Thanks for the ride!’ Aidey said as she climbed out of the car and closed the door behind her. ‘I’ll contact you later!’ She was in a good mood, and it had been a good day today.

‘Hey Aidey!’ Dehious called, behind her. She turned around, facing him. ‘Yeah?’ she said questioningly.

‘Do you like me?’


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Hatchlings: Chapter 3

Aidey was getting ready. Today was the day she had promised with Dehious to meet up. She had cleaned her scales until they shone, made sure her claws were sharp, and kept her teeth white. Basically making sure she was presentable and looked nice.

When she was finally ready, Aidey walked out of her house, made sure she locked the door, and took off into the sky. After flying for about 10 minutes, Aidey landed, and waited for Dehious to come. He came soon after, and the two greeted each other, and took off into the skies again.

‘So, where do you want to go?’ asked Dehious, polite as ever.

Aidey thought for a bit, then replied. ‘Why don’t we go to the park? We can walk around.’ Dehious nodded, and they flew together towards the park. While they were flying, Aidey looked at Dehious, who was flying beside her. She quite liked him, actually. He had good manners, felt mature, and looked good. She didn’t like one thing, though. He didn’t seem to smile a lot. He looked like the type of dragon who was always serious. ‘If only he smiled a bit more…’ she thought.

The two landed in front of the park entrance. They walked in silence, just enjoying each other’s company. But eventually the silence got too much, and Aidey tried to start a conversation. ‘So, how was your day?’ she asked, looking at him.

‘Not bad.’ he replied, turning his head and looking at Aidey. Then he looked forward again. ‘It’s just like usual. A few assy customers, who won’t even buy a car, and just some normal customers who came to check out some cars. Didn’t sell any, though.’

‘Oh… too bad…’ Aidey said.

‘Don’t be. It’s just a normal day for me. What about you? Had a nice day?’ Dehious said, looking at her.

Aidey looked at Dehious. ‘Wasn’t bad.’ she said. ‘My boss still lets out all her stress on me, but it’s bearable. Except for that, Nothing’s really that bad.’

‘I feel sorry for you. You get through that a lot?’ asked Dehious, now passing a chair.

‘I think you’re going through more than me. Hey, let’s sit here.’ Aidey said, sitting down on the chair Dehious almost passed. Dehious stopped, turned around, and sat down as well.

Aidey looked at Dehious. Something kept intriguing her to him. Noticing Aidey looking at him, Dehious looked at her as well. Truth be told, he quite liked Aidey as well. She seemed like a fun dragon to be around, and she met up well with his normal serious mood. The first time they met, she was drunk, and Dehious didn’t like that so much. But now that she had her mind, she looked like a decent dragon. She wasn’t a drunk, and had a life. Plus, she kept trying to make conversation with him to get close to him.

And truth be told, he didn’t dislike it. Not at all.

It was surprisingly comfortable and easy to make conversations with Aidey. It was as if she was a friend he knew from a while ago. And, she didn’t look half bad, either. It was clear that she had cared about her looks today, as she had shiny scales and sharp claws, but beneath that, he could see the natural beauty. Looks weren’t everything, but if she kept on like this, he knew he would eventually like her. Or did he already like her?

Shaking his head from the thoughts, he decided to start a conversation. He had to try as well, didn’t he?

‘So… do you live alone?’ he asked, carefully. ‘Or do you have any family members living with you?’

Dehious mentally hit himself for not getting a better topic to talk on. Aidey looked at him, surprised. Then she looked forwards. ‘I live alone. Why so suddenly?’ she asked, not looking at him.

‘Just… curious.’ he said. ‘Sorry if you felt uncomfortable.’

‘Apology accepted.’ Aidey said. ‘So, you live alone as well?’

‘Pretty much. My parents come by from time to time, but normally, I live alone.’

‘You don’t talk much, do you?’ asked Aidey.

Dehious was kind of surprised. How did she know? ‘Yeah.’ he said. ‘How did you know?’

‘I can tell.’ Aidey said, and looked at him and smiling. ‘You make a terrible attempt at making a conversation. But it’s ok. I forgive you?’

Dehious laughed, and looked away. ‘And I thank you for that.’ he said, still laughing. ‘Guess you’ll have to start the conversation then, right?’

‘Yeah. Just let my start the conversation. Anyways, you got any siblings?’

‘Yeah. Got 2 sisters. I’m the only male of the clutch.’

‘Well, I got 2 brothers and 1 sister. I’m second, next to my brother.’

‘Oh. I wonder how it feels to have an older brother. I’m the first. Is he good to you?’

‘Well… Except that he’s at times bossy, which totally pisses me off, he’s alright.’ replied Aidey. Then she got up. ‘I’ve rested enough. Shall we continue on the walk?’

Dehious got up as well, and followed her through the park. Midway through, they got thirsty, and they decided to go to a nearby store to buy some drinks.

‘I’m having Ice tea. What about you?’ Aidey asked, when they were in the store and were looking at the shelves of drinks.

‘I’m having some coke.’ Dehious said, and picked up one. ‘They’re on sale anyways. Want some?’

‘Nah. I’m good. Enjoy your drink!’ Aidey said, paid for the drink, opened her bottle and drank a bit of Ice tea. The sweet moisture felt good on her dry throat. Looking at Dehious, he probably felt the same as well. Aidey was just about to take another drink from her bottle when Dehious accidentally burped, stopping her right on her tracks. Aidey turned around and faced Dehious, who was now looking down, embarrassed. He said ‘Excuse me… sorry…’ in a small voice. ‘I didn’t mean it. I really didn’t. The soda made me. Sorry…’

Aidey looked at him, then laughed. Dehious looked at her, confused, but at the same time, relieved that she wasn’t angry. ‘It’s ok. Soda made you do it. Just don’t do it again, ok?’ Aidey said, after she was done with laughing. It was so funny to her that a serious dragon like Dehious accidentally burped. She didn’t know why it was that much funny, but it was funny to her, and so she laughed.

‘Won’t do it again.’ Dehious said, looking at her. ‘Again, I’m sorry.’

Aidey walked over to him and nudged him slightly. ‘Don’t be so sorry. Those things happen. Besides, you need to loosen up a bit. No need to get all stiff and official, you know? It’s just a friendly flight and walk between us.’

Dehious’s pose was still stiff, but Aidey could see him trying to loosen up a bit. Good. So he wasn’t just ignoring her.

Dehious and Aidey walked through the rest of the park, and in the end, was once again at the entrance of the park.

‘It’s late.’ Dehious said, pulling out his phone and looking at the clock.

‘Yeah, it is.’ Aidey said, also pulling out her phone and looking at the time. She knew it was time for her to go home. But she didn’t want to. Something kept pulling her to Dehious, and she didn’t want to separate with him.

The two just stood there in silence, wanting to enjoy each other’s presence more, and other dragons walked around them. After what seemed like hours, Dehious finally moved. ‘Come.’ he said. ‘It’s late. I’ll take you home.’

‘Isn’t it my turn to take you home?’ asked Aidey, wanting to offer to take him home.

‘Yes, it is, but you don’t want to come to my neighborhood. It’s kind of rough over there. And I don’t want to put you in risk.’ Dehious replied. ‘Besides, I want to take you to your home.’ he added quickly, looking away.

Aidey’s mind froze for a second. A lot of thoughts of hope like ‘Does he like me?’ or ‘Am I really getting a date?’ passed through her mind. Finally she regained her mind, and decided to ask something that was half a joke and half a sincere question. ‘Why? Do you like me?’ she asked, in a light tone, acting like she didn’t care about the answer. But no, she was really hoping that he’ll say yes. It would make her day.

‘I… I don’t know. I might? Is that a good enough answer?’ said Dehious uncertainly.

Aidey’s heart half fell apart, and half jumped with hope. So there was still hope! Although… he might have a change of hearts and decide that he doesn’t like her. She kept a straight face, and acted like she didn’t care. ‘Ooh. Well, tell me if you decide!’ she said lightly, and opened her wings. ‘What are you waiting for? Let’s go!’

Dehious looked thoughtful, but still opened his wings and followed her. Looking at his thoughtful expression, Aidey wondered if she made a mistake by acting that way, but shrugged it off and kept on flying towards here home, leading Dehious.

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‘So… Goodbye?’ said Dehious, standing outside her door.

‘Yeah. Goodbye. It was nice to have a walk with you! Can we meet again next week at that park entrance? I certainly had a good time today.’ Aidey said, happily.

‘Yeah. Sure.’ Dehious said, his face lighting up a bit. ‘See you, then!’ and he turned around, and opened his wings, preparing to fly to his home.

Aidey was just about to close the door when Dehious suddenly turned around and yelled ‘Wait!’

‘Huh?’ Aidey said, surprised. ‘Why?’

‘Can I have your number?’


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09.25.17 (Mon)

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Just did a translation job. Not my best job, but hopefully it passes.

11:41

Im tired…

1:33

Got a new transcription job.