July 11/2017

Hi guys,

Sorry for being AWOL. There just hasn’t been much to post about. Canada Day weekend was already discussed in the July 3rd post.
The one person that I was always talking about in the past, starting after March 26, now has a boyfriend, as I found out the one day. We do still talk though, which I am happy about.

I’m hoping to “re-meet” a friend, that I haven’t seen for a while, sometime next week (Tuesday probably). Not really sure how it’ll go. I’m hoping it’ll go good, since we haven’t seen each other for a few years (not sure how many. 6, maybe 7?…) Wondering if they’ll recognize me, & honestly kinda nervous about “re-meeting” them after all these years. I’ll possibly post how that goes, the same day, or the day after. Just a note ahead of time, that this is a friend who we both had feelings for each other, but nothing ever happened, so it may be awkward.

Anyways, that’s all for now at 8:30 PM. Until next time… or the first edit… 😛

~ KN1IGHT

July 3/2017

So, this last weekend (Canada Day 150 weekend) was great.
Some events were held where I go out camping, such as bumper balls (I call them human soccer balls) & then the giant ball, which for easy reference, I just called a hamster ball. Got to take on a few people, close-ish to my age, that decided they were invincible because they were in a ball. Sunday, during the bumper balls & such, had a good laugh a few times, sharing stories with another person there, & then just a good laugh in general.

Saturday it started raining around 4-ish PM, sadly. But, at least the weather leading up to the rain wasn’t hot. It was warm, but at the same time, combined with the clouds hiding the sun & a nice breeze, was the perfect temperature/ condition for that. Sunday was damn hot. Was hot enough, that, for a while, it was basically a day where one would just sit under a tent & have something to drink. Around 2:30 – 3 PM how “busy” it was with the hamster ball & bumper balls, got busier, but everyone got a chance/ turn in, by 7 PM, when it was closed up.

Park director was more then happy with us helping.

Anyways, not much to say, other then a warning that these weekends I do go AWOL on the blog, because I essentially only have a data connection to use, & it does go up quickly, even if one is not watching/ listening to any type of streaming media.

That’s all for now, at 10:45 PM. Until next time… 😛

~ KN1IGHT

June 30/2017

So, I figured I’d make a post, before I basically go [b][i]”AWOL”[/i][/b] for this weekend. If you’re following my Instagram, or Twitter, or have me on SnapChat, you’ll see I’ll [i]”technically”[/i] won’t be AWOL, since I will be trying to post, however I just mean AWOL from the blog.
My SnapChat, Twitter & Instagram are all [b]KN1IGHT[/b] for the username.

Not really much happened today. Went out & filled up the truck with gas for the weekend, & then mowed the lawn. I didn’t sleep great last night, so I did sleep in late today.
Canada Day 150 events going on out camping. Stay safe

Until next time…. or the first edit 😛

~ KR

June 27/2017

So, nothing much has happened recently. Yesterday (Monday, June 26/2017) was quiet, despite the fact it was nice outside. Temperature at a city about 30 mins from me, was about 31 above at one point yesterday. Here, around 7 PM, the temp showed as 29.9 outside, & almost as hot inside…

When the temps start getting to that point, it’s almost to hot to do anything… even sit outside. Anyways, not much to talk about so far. Canada Day weekend is coming up, so keep an eye on the “CTSS” Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & SnapChat accounts & possibly my personal Instagram & SnapChat accounts.

Anyways, that’s all for now, at 12:15 AM…. Until next time…. or the first edit 😛

~ KN1IGHT

June 22/2017

Hey guys,

So an update about my last post, regarding the PC thing.
I ended up getting a new OS & drive, to use with my old PC case & an adapter to read the former drive from the old PC, since the OS wouldn’t boot. I was relieved to find out, the drive is still good. Just something was wrong with the OS section, probably explorer.exe that was the problem, since it did boot, but to a black screen with a mouse cursor, but the server application wasn’t running, so I’m guessing it never did get past the logon/ welcome screen.

After a few hrs of fighting that same night, I got the OS (Windows 10) installed. Had to be Windows 10, because they had no other OS, available on a flash drive & the system it was going into, has no optical drive. I borrowed the optical drive from it, for my new PC, when I built it, along with the original hard drive which contained the Windows 8 OS. I did find out that the database being on a 32-bit OS, & Windows 10 I got being 64-bit didn’t matter. I also learned, what I did wrong when I originally started using the old PC as a server…. At the time, I didn’t know much, & was trying to run the 64-bit server application on the 32-bit Windows XP OS…. All I had to do now, was download the 64-bit server files & overwrite all the 32-bit files. My server files, icons, images, database, etc. wasn’t overwritten when I did that, obviously.

Only weird part is the monitor I used to install Windows 10, it worked the night I installed it, but now I don’t get anything on it at all, which isn’t a big deal as long as Chrome Remote Desktop continues working just fine. I will be “investing” in a 2 port KVM switch though for the future, which, IF it works properly, I plug in my current mouse, keyboard & monitor to it, & then plug in each system to it, via their VGA Port & then via USB to allow the keyboard & mouse to control. It comes with a single wired button, for a “remote control” & all I’d do to switch screens is press the button & assuming it works, I will then be able to switch between each system & use one mouse, keyboard & monitor to control both… This is assuming I can figure out why the server system doesn’t want to display on the monitor I was using the night I set it up….

Either way, things went well for me that night & I got my server back up & running. Just gotta try get the CPU temps down a bit, since it does hit 55 – 65 Celsius under 15-30% CPU load, which I don’t think is normal… The lowest temp it’s been at since I turned it on tonight is 39 Celsius & highest is 66 Celsius, with the Max Operating Temp of this CPU being 71.3 Celsius. It’s sitting between 40 & 45 Celsius right now, which isn’t bad. I’ll just have to keep an eye on it.

Anyways, not much else to say right now at 9:07 PM…. Until next time… or the first edit… 😛

~ KR

Weeding Out The Bad Neighbors

(It is during summer and I am about nine years old. A few months prior, the city had decided to fix some nonexistent cracks in the sidewalks and make the residents pay about $500 each for it. Obviously, people complained, but the city informed them that the sidewalks were city property and that the residents had no right to decide whether the repairs were necessary. The residents tried to fight the cost being forced on them, but they lost. One of my neighbors is a bit of a grump who likes to turn tiny problems into huge issues. He also has a large garden, which he tends to obsessively. When I’m walking past his house on the way to a friend’s place, I see a tiny flower (clearly a weed) growing between the cracks of the sidewalk. I pick it and tuck it behind my ear before continuing on my way. My friend isn’t home, though, so I go back to my house. I find my mom and the grumpy neighbor arguing on the front porch.)

Neighbor: *pointing at me* “There! There it is! See? In her hair! That’s the flower she stole!”

Mom: “That little thing? The way you were going on, I thought you meant an expensive flower, like an orchid or something.”

Neighbor: “It doesn’t matter! She’s a dirty thief!”

Me: *thinking I’m about to get in a lot of trouble* “But it was just a weed! It was growing between the sidewalk cracks.”

Neighbor: “I don’t care where it was growing! You stole it from me.”

Mom: “What exactly is it that you want me to do? She can’t put the flower back.”

Neighbor: “I know she can’t put the flower back. Do you think I’m stupid? She destroyed it, and I want her punished! If you refuse to address this matter, I’ll have to involve the police.”

Mom: *pulling me behind her* “Go right ahead.”

Neighbor: *shocked* “What?”

Mom: *trying not to smirk* “As you well know after those repairs, the sidewalks are the property of the city, not you. The city has no laws forbidding children from picking flowers. Now, if that will be all, I think it’s time for you to leave.”

Neighbor: *sputtering* “But… but… she stole from me!”

Mom: “No, she clearly didn’t. But you’re on private property, and I’ve already asked to leave once. If you stay here, you’ll be trespassing, and I’ll have to involve the police.”

Neighbor: *leaves, looking like he just swallowed a lemon*

Me: *staring in shock at my mom, who’s normally very soft-spoken and non-confrontational*

Mom: “Never give in to people like that, honey. If you do, they’ll walk all over you forever.”

-> Weeding Out The Bad Neighbors

June 19/2017

Nothing much was done today. It rained majority of the day, despite it not being on the weather forecast at all. It didn’t rain enough to “form” mud, but it rained enough to basically not allow anything to be done outside.

I’m still working on trying to get my TeamSpeak Server PC back up & running. It’s just a matter of getting the files off the old hard drive (which I’m positive/ hoping hasn’t failed), reinstalling the PSU in my old PC Tower/ Case, install a new hard drive in it, then install a new 32-bit OS & then finally putting the TS Server files back on & praying it works. The OS needs to be 32-bit because when I originally setup this PC as the server, I tried using the database from my main/ gaming PC, but it didn’t work because my gaming PC’s OS is 64-bit.

If it doesn’t work, I’m not sure what I’ll do, because before it decided to crash, I had done a major “overhaul” on the way channels, server groups, channel groups, etc. were setup, especially for the gameplay channels, which, at the time, took me about a week to do, maybe a bit longer, since I had to do the testing using a separate TeamSpeak Identity I made myself.

The main thing I need is the files from the server. Then I’d say the OS & new hard drive can wait for a little bit. The folder contains multiple folders, which contain the server icons, avatars, channel files, & the database (most important) for the server. Either way, once I get the files, the server is in need of an upgrade either way. I checked a backup I had of the main server I always used before it crashed, & the backup is to old to even bother restoring.

Anyways, not much else to say right now at 6:46 PM. Until next time…. or the first edit…

~ KN1IGHT