Logtar Fixes your computer!

After my encounter with the Geek Squad I decided that I would provide some computer help. First I want to start by saying that if your computer is messed up after you attempt to fix it I am neither liable nor responsible. :)

With that out of the way I want to start with some simple tips on how to make your computer run better.

When was the last time you Defragged? If you answered, never, a while ago, or why are you talking about cheese? we have a problem. No my advice is not going to be go and defrag right now… actually you need to do a little clean up first.

Most users install tons of useless applications on their PCs. Most of them never get used, some of them should not even be installed. Even though downloading music online seems like the reason we have computers, it should not be. P2P software is an open door for malware (viruses, spyware, adware). Other applications are also very bad for your computer performance. Anything that will make your desktop cute, or change all the time comes with a price. Windows XP is pretty nice and lets you see how long it has been since you used a piece of software and even lets you sort by that criteria. The software removal has become a lot better than the old days when uninstalling a piece of software could spell doom for your machine.

Head over to your control panel and look for add or remove programs. Chose from the list every single piece of software you don’t use. It is taking valuable real state in your computer. You might think I have 80gig, but in reality your disk might have to be reading all over just to use that latest application that you are using every day. After removing all of the software you don’t use anymore then go ahead and run the defrag. One word of caution, if while removing the software you get a message talking about common files, as a good measure, go ahead and leave them there.

Defragging for those of you not in the know is like reorganizing your book case. You take all the old books you never use and put them on the shelf that is hardest to reach and places your dictionary or that cooking book on the shelf that is closest to you. It is just that instead of your book case it does this to your hard drive.

If you have never defragged before, you can find the little useful program over at programs, accessories, system tools. Now do not panic if the program tells you that you have problems with your hard drive. If the program starts complaining about clusters and bad sectors, let it fix it. If the program tells you that you need to run scandisk before continuing do so. If the defrag does not complain and it finishes I assure you that you will see performance increase in you Personal Confuser.

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Why do immigrants come here illegally?

Many people would argue that the reason so many illegal immigrants come to this country is because they are poor to begin with and our system is flawed not letting the poor people in. I think the real reason for the illegal immigration problem is a simple economics 101 topic. Supply and Demand.

Millions of people come to this country because America is addicted to cheap labor. We have seen a lot of jobs shipped overseas to satisfy corporate America’s addition to cheap labor. It is a drug that our corporate backbone cannot live without… or can it?

There are plenty of other rich countries in the world. In fact there are a lot of countries that have a more liberal political structure, better welfare and even a better happiness index. But why are illegal immigrants not flooding these countries? There are no jobs there for people that do not go there legally.

I am sick and tired of this whole topic. I am tired of hearing the half researched, CNN or FoxNews, told me so arguments. The solution to this problem is simple. If you truly want America to get rid of illegal immigration you have 3 simple steps.

One, send corporate America to rehab so they can get over the need for cheap labor. Not just illegal but also outsourcing to other countries. How? Simple, make fines so steep that the cheap labor would never offset them.

Two, introduce legislation streamlining naturalization for the people that are already in the country. Give a deadline for everyone to register as a guest worker, give them an Social Security Card so they can start paying taxes.

Tree, deny all government services to anyone that is not in the country legally. After a certain date, deportation would not be to the border, or country of origin. I cannot resist introducing a little humor. We are nice people, sun, sand and a pair of sandals. Lets send everyone that is here illegally to a nice place like Iran.

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30 Question no one thought of asking before

It looks like a regular meme to me… but oh well, lets see how it goes.

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
I need to shave!

2. When is the next time you will have sex?
Soon, very soon.

3. What’s a word that rhymes with “FUCK”?

4. Favorite planet?

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell-phone?

6. What is your favorite ring on your phone?
Tetris (serioulsy, the tetris midi)

7. What shirt are you wearing?
Black long sleve shirt.

8. Do you “label” yourself?
Only on Tuesdays.

9. Name the brand of shoes you’re currently wearing?
Versace… but I doubt they are authentic, purchased in Colombia :)

10. Bright or Dark Room?
Dark, the darkest the better.

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
Well I saw this in a couple of places. I think April is someone to admire in many levels, and I think some day she will be some famous person that I will be like (I know that Congress woman)… The other Olympus dude is a weirdo… talking about double fistings and stuff like that. I don’t know about that dude.

12. If you’re alone in a room with two beds, which one
Ok, this one fried my brain… I need a nap.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Writting a blog post.

14. What did your last text message you received on your mobile say?
No your Not.

16. What’s a word that you say a lot?
“excellent” – Same as Olympus – Weird.
17.Who told you he/she loved you last?

18. Last furry thing you touched?

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
Just the regular happy pills and vitamis.

20. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed?
I think a couple.

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
I think 15 was fun.

22. Your worst enemy?
Mad scientists.

23. What is your current desktop picture?
A Red 2006 GSXR

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
“Beaver, you are such a waste of time”

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly, which would you take?
Fly that is not even a question.

26. Do you like someone?
I like most people.

27. What was the last book you read?
State of Fear

28. If the last person you spoke to was getting shot at, what would you do?
I would make every attempt to save their live… unless we were hunting with Dick Cheney and then I would run like quail or hope I had already gotten my flying powers.
30. What is the closest object to your left foot?
My chair.

I did not get the boycott memo

Maybe my Latin-Hispanic card got revoked and I did not even know, I had to wait until the news told me about this May 1st boycott thing. Maybe it is because my friends know that I am not the protesting kind of guy, especially for a cause that I don’t respect or quite frankly understand.

Our country has a lot of issues. If you want to pick a cause to fight for, why not fight to end poverty. Why not fight for the inequality that was rubbed in all of our faces during the Katrina disaster. I’ll tell you why not, because we are sheep. We have become followers of causes that we don’t even begin to understand.

Let me break the immigrant issue down for you. ILLEGAL immigrants want equal rights. They do not want to be looked as criminals, even thought they are breaking the law by entering this country illegally. They want a quick route to citizenship, the same citizenship that took me over 15 years to obtain the legal way. The U.S. does not have a good relationship with Mexico when it comes to immigration. There is no workers program that would allow Mexicans to come here and have a clear path to citizenship. The reality of the situation is that we have a neighbor that with a fail economy it’s bleeding its most valuable resource. It’s people.

I am not even going to address the people that are saying that California is part of Mexico. If we are going to call on history about ownership of land, the Native Americans are the only ones that even have any kind of argument here. Do you really want the Mexican government to take over U.S. territory? What are they doing right now for their people?

I am all for pride. I am all for Mexican pride… but there comes a point where you have to understand that being proud of your culture does not mean that it should override law and logic. I am proud of being Colombian, but that is not going to make me want to support drug traffic.

I do support the cause of someone doing everything in their power to take care of their family. I also know that the jobs that are being performed by illegal immigrants right now are not ones that have a line of people that want to do them. However I am prepared to pay what a strawberry is supposed to cost if picked by a legal immigrant or a citizen of our country.

I have a personal experience that I will share with you. I was hit head on during a heavy snowstorm on a side street. My cars front end was destroyed and the driver and passenger of the other car hit the windshield because they were not wearing sit belts. After making sure that everyone was ok, thank God their cuts were just minor; I called the cops to file a report. When the Police got there, they made me sit in the back of the squad while they talked to the driver of the other car. That has been my first and only time in the back of a police car. The cop and his partner came and told me that they were sorry but the driver of the other car did not have insurance, he did not even have a valid license.

Someone that was undocumented and had no business driving in this country hit my car. I was left to deal with the damages to my vehicle and the guy’s punishment was that he would never be able to get a drivers license unless he paid for my damagers. We all know that if he did not have a license to begin with, why would he even bother now.

While this incident did leave a bad taste in my mouth, I still understand and respect the desire of so many people to come to this country and live and work. It does make me mad that they do not follow proper channels, break the law and overall disregard our society. Now we have people walking out of their jobs to protest about the inequalities. I hope that their attempts do not make Hispanics the target of even more hate.

I am not boycotting anything. In fact I urge everyone to go to work and not observe this movement. People need to understand the issues that they are fighting for and what they are going to be able to accomplish with their efforts. This movement is not going to help anything. Sure it might illustrate the buying power of Hispanics in this country, or their impact on some cities with a high concentration of Hispanics. But then what? Whose cries are going to be heard? Whose demands would be met?

If it was up to me, I would get another holiday out of this deal. May first is the International Workers Day and an actual holiday all over the world. We need more national holidays for sure.

I have felt like an outsider since I moved to the U.S. I am sure my position on this subject is not going to make me new friends in the community. I am sorry but I love America, I love the dream that I fight for every single day and I wish people would try to fight just as hard instead of waiting for a favor or a handout.

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For all of you making it seem like illegal immigration is no big deal answer me this.

A poor person breaks into your house, maybe an open window. They sit in your couch, watch your TV, make themselves a sandwich and then take a nap in your bed. To be honest, before they took a nap, the vacuumed and washed the dishes, not just the ones they use but all the dirty ones. When you come home to find them there, they tell you, hey I am poor and hungry. Can I be your roommate?

Would you call the police and get them out of your house, or just give them amnesty and let them become your roommate without knowing who they are?

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