Wickens

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    • i7 920! Need some advice on something

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      Wickens

      Last week, my original PC died (Pile of Crap).
      I decided since I have a good job now, I'm going as much all out as I can without going totally nuts.

      Didnt work out so well...
      Wednesday:
      First I went to a store, Canada Computers.
      They didnt have my CPU, but I said if you can beat the Tiger Direct price by $20; I'll wait for it to come in.
      He said I should just go buy it at Tiger Direct...

      ANYWAY, he then told me that FutureShop also had a deal on the videocard I wanted and to go there. (Again, I said I'd wait IF he would match their price).
      Still said better off to go there.

      I bought my motherboard from there, because it was a good deal on a nice GigaByte.
      Fastforward to Saturday morning.
      After trying ALL the gear together, would not BOOT. Just wouldnt!
      The only used item was a borrowed 8800 videocard. Temporary solution.

      Went out, bought new RAM.
      Went out, bought a new videocard.
      Still wouldnt boot.

      Finally, I bit the bullet and ripped it ALL apart and went back to the store to return the motherboard. (I basically went by the rule of replace the cheapest parts first and see what happens. Luckily I didnt have to replace the CPU).

      I go to the return counter at Canada Computers and the guy takes one look at the mobo and said: Bent pin, cant return it.

      There was a SINGLE bent CONTACT POINT (They are NOT pins) on the CPU slot.
      I go and talk to another guy, NOTHING they can do. Unfortunately it was the same guy from before who said to shop somewhere else!

      I spoke with the manager, told him how I bought that motherboard THREE days ago and I just used it that morning.
      Didnt care, said I would have to go through gigabyte.

      So I walk out with a BRAND new (Cost as much as the damn CPU!) motherboard.

      Works.

      So, do you think I should call their head office or just go through gigabyte about getting my money back for the borked motherboard?

      (Keep in mind, I treat my computers with MASSIVE amount of care. I had on a static strap for crap sake.)

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    • So I went to the Toronto Zoo yesterday..

      12 years ago

      Wickens

      http://view.break.com/319514

      That's the first damn thing I saw. I couldnt stop laughing for a while.

    • ChrisWickens.com

      12 years ago

      Wickens

      ChrisWickens.com

      I finally got my server up and running, go check that shit out.

    • Raise at work, website soon.

      13 years ago

      Wickens

      Well, after busting my ass....ok, well all I really did was sacrafice my free time to make money. But either way!
      I started my current job in Oct'2005, and after 5 months I was promoted to a Supervisor position. I've busted my ass to make sure that I do any work my company needs me too, and it's now paid off.
      I got my raise yesterday!
      Working in contract security can be a little rough as the rate of pay for the guards is determined by the contract, and typically nobody makes more than anyone else.
      When the director of security for the building I guard found out I was trying to get a transfer for more $$ he basically told my boss no, and then my boss started discussions about a raise.

      Last night after work, my boss asked me to meet with him, and voila! My raise!
      I now make 12 bucks/hour, dont do much work at all (hell I'm writing this arent I?), and I have more senority than guards who have been with the company for a year smiley0.gif

      I finally decided to register my own domain name, so when my next cheque goes through, I'm going to get it all setup. Hopefully if I have the time, I'll be able to upload some video guitar tutorials, but mostly it'll be a depository for images/video's me and my friends take, and just random bullshit (also a good way to offend people!).
      After 4 straight weeks of work and 2 days off (one of which was a fluke but I still had to get up at 5am and got off at 8am), I'm going back home with the girley friend to see my old friends, X3, and to get HIGH. Very high.

      Me and my friends from where I live now are also planning on getting a townhouse togther. The ones we've been looking at look simply amazing, 2 car garage, back deck, finished basement, washer/dryer/dishwaser/AC. All for about $1300/month.

      Aparently getting kicked out of the band I was in was the best thing to ever happen to me.
      I have a job I really like, a GF who's amazing, the friends are no different, my friends back home still kick ass. And in less than a year I'll be able to save the cash I need to go to school, and at the same time pay off my car loan and buy anything I feel like.
      For now my extra raise $$ will be going towards my 2 creditcards and my transmission payment.

    • IT guys and their braindamage

      13 years ago

      Wickens

      So yesterday, the IT guy here came and told me
      No IRC, and no more FireFox...
      IRC I can understand, but at the same time; Everyone is allowed to use Windows Messenger... smiley6.gif

      But taking IE over FireFox? What a moron.
      Either way, he told me exactly this:
      "Dont download anymore IRC chat programs"

      Ok!
      Technically I didnt download any programs when it's a webbased Java Applet smiley0.gif

    • Me and Britney Spears? No I'm not joking

      13 years ago

      Wickens

      HA gotcha.
      Click here for funny stuff

      A guy from The Chronicles of Spellborn forums made that...I think it's freakin funny.
      Anyway! My GF is now playing Oblivion, and she stole it from me last night.
      But I slept, and aparently when she asked me what a birthsign was, I said it was a sword...I love sleep.

    • Xbox 360, good now.

      13 years ago

      Wickens

      Ok, so I FINALLY got another one. Took all of one sentence at BestBuy to get a replacement. Very hassle free.

      Anyway! My life is now over, Oblivion on a 42" widescreen TV in 1080i.
      That's it.

    • Xbox 360s are piles of SHIT.

      13 years ago

      Wickens

      That's right, I said what you're all thinking. smiley4.gif
      Waiting for PS3? Hells yes I am.
      Waiting patiently? FUCK NO. smiley5.gif

      I'm sick of PC games, if you dont have the latest and greatest, the game is either slow or looks bad. I want a PS3 over a 360 simply because the 360 is not really "next gen" - it's more current gen. And dont give me any shit about "graphics arent important" - they might not be to you, but I like having a good looking game personally. smiley7.gif

      Anyway, since I couldnt play PC games anymore, and my dad is in the same boat, there's now a 360 in my house. Doing what you may ask? Well currently it's acting as a holder for it's reciept. That's it....
      Other than that, it could be a VERY expensive and large paperweight, but I'd rather know it's packed back up in it's box.

      It was glorious. The dashboard in 1080p - MMMMM. smiley12.gif

      AAANNNDDD that's where it ends.
      Powered on, the disk tray opens...that's not right.
      Then the tray wont close, hardware button, or software selection. It's fooked up.
      Wont read the disk when you push it back in.
      So far I cant believe people hail this system as being amazing. First of all it's not.
      Second, it's microsoft technology. The same as the first point, but it has to be made into it's own point just to prove...that...point.
      ANYWAY
      3'rd - it's not even next gen. It's CURRENT gen. "OOOHHH WOW, LOOK AT THE BUMPMAPS AND SPECULAR MAPS!" DUMBASS - That shit's been around in PC games for years now, get a fucking clue.
      I could keep going, but currently that's all I have time for because this list is never ending.
      I know I'll enjoy it once it's all said and done. It will be a good hold over until I get my PS3, which WILL have next gen graphics. And the Wii, which just looks fun in general.
      FUCK microsoft. smiley5.gif

    • Fucking people

      13 years ago

      Wickens

      I hate people, especially ones who cant seem to comprehend reality and yet I'm still friends with them.
      I fronted 130 bucks for weed under the impression I would be getting paid for it the night I got it, not getting paid 4-5 days after and then finding out someone isnt even paying the full amount.
      Jess paid me, andrew owes me 12 bucks still, and aparently instead of splitting it intelligently, Jack is only taking 20 bucks worth of which I only have 5.
      Well aparently it's too much to ask that people actually make up their fucking minds and INFORM THE PERSON who drove to get the fucking weed, and paid for it as to what's going on. Instead I have to get pissed off then get bitched at for wanting my money? FUCK YOU.
      Jess actually thinks I'm going to apologize for being mad - HA she doesnt know me very well. I'm now out 40 bucks basically, and nobody seems to have a problem with that, and they think I'M over-reacting.
      Well, I'm not; I'm right and I know it. And aparently me saying I'm not going to do that ever again isnt cool or something...Right.
      Then Jess tried to trivialize the 40 bucks that I'm missing.... smiley6.gif
      I PAY 1000/MONTH TO KEEP MY FUCKING CAR ON THE ROAD AND I'M NOT ALLOWED TO BE CONCERNED OVER 40 DOLLARS. WRONG.
      Just because YOU live with your parents and work at a fastfood restaurant have no real responsibilities doesnt mean that you can trivalize MY money.

      FUCKING PEOPLE.
      So I'm either out 40 dollars, or I'm missing 4 grams of weed, and it's my fault....

    • Survey says! I dont give a shit!

      13 years ago

      Wickens

      Hmm...I guess that title isnt very accurate. If I REALLY didnt give a shit, would I post this? No.
      Either way.
      This weekend was good, great friends, great sex. Got stoned alot....
      Now I need to poo.

      Name: Wickens
      Birthdate: July 25'th, 1983
      Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
      Current Location: Toronto Ontario, Canada
      Eye Color: Blue
      Hair Color: [Natural] Dark brown
      Height: 6'2
      Weight: 185-195lbs
      Piercings: Labret
      Tattoos: None yet
      Boyfriend/Girlfriend: NO, yes
      Overused Phrase: I dont care

      FAVORITES

      Food: food rules in general
      Lollies: Candy isnt my forte
      Number: 6
      Color: Blue
      Animal: Cats, dogs, polar bears!
      Drink: Water
      Alcoholic Drink: Beer
      Bagel: EVERYTHING!
      Letter: Z
      Body Part on the Opposite Sex: BOOBIES

      THIS OR THAT

      Pepsi or Coke: Coke
      McDonalds or Hungry Jacks: McDonalds
      Strawberry or Watermelon: Strawberry
      Hot tea or Iced tea: Niether
      Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla
      Hot Chocolate or Coffee: Coffee
      Kiss or Hug: Either
      Dog or Cat: Dog
      Rap or Punk: Punk, rap isnt music
      Summer or Winter: Winter
      Scary Movies or Funny Movies: Scary but funny (See: Army Of Darkness, Evil dead, Evil Dead 2)

      YOUR...

      Bedtime: Usually around 12-1am
      Most Missed Memory: Memories of my grandmother
      Best Physical Feature: What?
      First Thought Waking Up: I dont wanna go to work!
      Goal For This Year: Do nothing and enjoy it
      Oldest Best Friends: Josh and Steve
      Best Friends: Why have one best friend when you can have tons of great friends?
      Weakness: Guitars
      Fears: Spiders, old people and kids.
      Heritage: Dutch
      Longest Relationship: Friends: 7, Female: 3

      HAVE YOU...

      Ever Drank: Yes
      Ever Smoked: Yes
      Ever Smoked Pot: Yes
      Ever Been Drunk: yes
      Ever Been Beaten Up: No
      Ever Beaten Someone Up: Yes
      Ever Shoplifted: Yes
      Ever Skinny Dipped: No
      Kissed The opposite Sex: Yes
      Been Dumped Lately: No

      IN A GUY/GIRL

      Favorite Eye Color: No preference really
      Favorite Hair Color: No preference really
      Short or Long: No preference really
      Height: Shorter than me
      Style: Punk/Skater/Metal
      Looks or Personality: Personality combined with good looks
      Hot or Cute: Why cant a cute person be hot?
      Drugs and Alcohol: Drugs, alchohol leads to alchoholism. Smoke weed, you'll be fine.
      Muscular or Really Skinny: No preference really

      RANDOMS

      Number of Regrets in the Past: None, why regret what you cant change?
      What country do you want to Visit: Europe!!!! And Japan.
      How do you want to Die: Playing guitar, while driving with boobies in my face, smoking a joint, and getting laid. And a cigarette.
      Been to the Mall Lately: Yes!
      Do you like Thunderstorms: Oh yea, they're fun!
      Get along with your Parents: Yup!
      Health Freak: No
      Do you think your Attractive: Yea...I'm teh hawt.. 0.o
      Believe in Yourself: I believe in what I know, and I know myself pretty damn well
      Want to go to College: Audio Engineering Technology BIATCH
      Do you Smoke: Yes
      Do you Drink: RARELY
      Shower Daily: Yes - cept for the odd time
      Do you Sing: Yes
      Want to get Married: No idea
      Do you want Children: Not until I'm done with my life
      Have your future kids names planned out: No...?
      Age you wanna lose your Virginity: Little late...
      Hate anyone: Yes, many people, they must die.

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  • Comments (102)

    • Achiles97

      12 years ago

      hey man, hows it going?

    • TorontoVice50

      12 years ago

      Its the old version of the Sony Cybershot 7.2 ( The Big One, They are smaller now) I seen the new version for around $350

    • Jesuscakes

      12 years ago

      You sir, kick ass.


      You will like this. Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie singing "Feed My Frankenstein."

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAxixddxufo

    • Gadgetman

      13 years ago

      Happy Amateur Explosives Day smiley0.gif

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      damn, its been a long time since i saw you on here

    • TorontoVice50

      13 years ago

      yah the TTC almost got me but I got a ride home from a co worker

      Bastards going on strike with no warning

    • badgirl

      13 years ago

      it's contest time again, could you please vote for me? http://rvb.roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=1008060

    • Unitup

      13 years ago

      Go Canada. We are the BOMB. However we have none so we just shower everyone with kindness and hope we won't be attacked. That's our strategy and were sticking to it.

    • Master_Moron

      13 years ago

      It matches by guitar quite nicely.

    • thegrunt1639

      13 years ago

      yea i also dont need to listen to your BS okay so just shut the fuck up none cares

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      check out my new journal...
      you mite find it to be funny...
      (not the journal, but whats at the link)

    • badgirl

      13 years ago

      could you please vote for me in Kharma's contest again.... voting has started over and will end on may 14th.... thanx

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      o yea, u lose ur sponsership...

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      hahaha
      evryones turning into ?s

    • badgirl

      13 years ago

      would you like to vote for me in Kharma's contest? i would give you mods but i dont have any right now.... i will give you some when i do if you vote for me.... thanx and if you could get anyone else to, i would greatly appreciate it... thanx

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      hows it going?

    • Achiles97

      13 years ago

      wish you a happy beltain

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      i HATE it here.
      this is the most horrible place on earth.
      and to think people actually want to come here.
      and this is said by a US resident!

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      yea.
      i hate it when people try to argue in circles, like that guy after me, try to find a nation w/out sin?
      im tryn to make a point that the US is the most sinful place on fucken earth here.
      i mean, las vegas, san fransisco, NY, seriously.

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      here ya go

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      look at the last comment
      crationism vs evolution

    • Master_Moron

      13 years ago

      Today is my birthday. :D

      I bet your jealous. :D

    • Hempel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      good music selection

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      hey, do you know of a program that can record the sound on your screen?
      ive tried the sound recorder but it doesnt work

    • NinjaJesus

      13 years ago

      you damn right it wasnt NinjaJesus -disappears- smiley3.gif

    • Gadgetman

      13 years ago

      good.. you had me worried there... then again that NinjaJesus is an elusive lil bugger... ~_^

    • Gadgetman

      13 years ago

      you killed Jesus? It wasn't NinjaJesus.jpg was it?

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      hey, check this out!
      cowboys from hell
      its my friend playin guitar.
      hes the lead in my band

    • churchrvsb

      13 years ago

      someone negmodded your pictures, so I'll fix some of them smiley8.gif

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      look at what gavino said in my new journal...

    • Milkman

      13 years ago

      On my tv I get a Canadian cooking channel. What is that, Maple Syrup and Bacon?

    • probchild0

      13 years ago

      dont we all love boobies...im in rehab right now and im adicted to them but they can never stop me!

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      whats up wickens?

    • churchrvsb

      13 years ago

      thanks

    • Roxy_S

      13 years ago

      He said sumin about doing that, heh anyhow I gotta get going
      Catya later

    • Roxy_S

      13 years ago

      You should get someone to make one, if not yourself..
      Oh yeah and all the channels wit' Zim on it are full >.>

    • deathmonkey2

      13 years ago

      this is true, the little rappers DONT know what they are missing. everyone just likes rap cus anyone can do it. as long as you can sit down and make up a buncha things that rhyme to the word "nigga" you are a rapper. then all ya need is a nice drum loop, and the ONE bass note they all use. and if you TRY really hard for a little melody in a melodie-less style, you add a little keyboard loop, thats just a pathetic attempt lol. but, hey, linkin park has some rap but they are bad-ass cus they know what they are doin, they have melody lol. up untill jay-z, that guy needs to be shot over and over and over again haha.

    • t00117527

      13 years ago

      very nice pics

    • Evil_Nixon

      13 years ago

      I'm thinking I'll have to

    • iamaskier

      13 years ago

      ha.....me and my freinds got *loaned* yesterday for a college lecture. and then had a letdown on *bash*

      *-sounds like

    • Evil_Nixon

      13 years ago

      That is very cool. If I knew you, I'd probably worship the ground you walked upon.

    • deathmonkey2

      13 years ago

      whatsup? i see you like Children of Bodom and In Flames... kick-ass el band-o's :)

    • orion_ktulu1

      13 years ago

      nah, thats allright.
      people need to stop bieng little douchebags anyways.

    • Roxy_S

      13 years ago

      Oh my goodness ^_^
      Thanks!!
      Woah I'm gonna ask me bro to do that tomorrow after school..his machine is the only one with Winamp on it at the moment.
      Don't worry about thanking me, you deserved the mods smiley1.gif

    • Takani

      13 years ago

      That's right,I said it.....Cuntscab.

    • Takani

      13 years ago

      And quit talking about Abeus you pussywhipped father-blowing cuntscab!

    • Takani

      13 years ago

      ''Sign from God''?
      Freaking blasphemy. :(

    • homebrew

      13 years ago

      Hahahah classic

    • homebrew

      13 years ago

      Who is that?

    • Wickens

      13 years ago

      Lombardo is crap anyway. So is Lars.

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