One of the Best lunch’s in Reno

I often use this space to bitch and moan about a company, this time I wanted to say how much I am thankful for Nu Yalk Pizza in Reno. Its the closed thing to real pizza ( NY pizza ) in the area.

Project Fi

I got a Google Project Fi phone and sim card for testing about a month ago, with a phone I had so Google just opened it to more people. For a quick rundown it means a lower cell phone bill and more data. And it works overseas just like it works in the states at no extra charge. Verizon $10 per day charge is killing me and they limit the data you can use, it use to be whatever you had on your plan data wise you could use when traveling.

Long story short I’m going to be using the Google phone ( and number ) for the next month or so to see if the bill is lower. So if you need to contact me via text it might be delayed.

Update as of Sep 10th 2018…

Well I dropped my wife line off Verizon and got her the Moto G phone like I have and ported her number over to it . Now the real test is ou trip to Mexico. Now the only difference between the phones we have is mine was bought from Amazon hers wa bought via Google Fi . I had a small issue getting connected on the Amazon version of the phone but a reboot seem to have fixed that. For the most part the phone was working and when we got to the resort I had a connection and could share the connection. I saw a few days later my wifes phone the one bought from Google Fi had a LTE connection where mine just said “H” whatever that is.

I contacted Amazon and Motorola about this and Moto said there are just some “differances”in nphones depending on who they are being built for. Well that sucks.

Amazon was nice enough to give me refund on the phone because of what Motorola said and I ordered another one from Google.

The last month has been….

I know I have not posted in a while but the last month has been rough , not on a personal level or anything, but on a computer point. So I buy one of the high end joysticks that the friends I play with have, and that is where the fun starts.

X-56 joystick by Saitek was the stick that I ordered and it was not cheap, 103 key combo’s times 3 so you have almost unlimited set ups for air and ground . This was a Amazon buy from  a seller I had not used before. I connected the new stick and it seemed that everything was working fine on the new computer .

First off the software can be programmed to do keyboard commands with the touch of a button. This should work out great, till days go by and I find out nothing I’m programmed worked. After looking up fixes and trial and error I reinstalled the software and now the programming is working.

So during all of this on the new gaming rig I just built I’m playing a shooter game with the grandson and the system locks up hard. I almost couldn’t get Windows to restart it was that bad, found out it was The onboard sound card ( I should have known better) had died.

Fine I say and replace the sound card with one from my old rig. Plug the Saitek and continue programming, and now everything is pulling to the right on takeoff. After some advice from a friend and more testing ( and by testing I mean drunken raints) 3 weeks in I send it back for the “new version” of the stick.

Now a week with the new sick that had the same software problem, I’m back to game programming…wish me luck.