Thursday, June 26, 2008

Prolonging your Laptop battery life

I normally make fun of people who blog about computer stuff, and then secretly read their blogs. So feel free to call me a computer nerd today. But today, I was just noting that my cell phone battery seems to still last pretty long compared to my previous cell phones, and I think it's because I only charge it when it's down to 33% battery life or lower. So I was thinking, shouldn't that work with my laptop too? I googled it, and this guy says that to prolong a Lithium battery (which my MacBook uses), you should only charge it when it drops below 35-40% and stop charging it when it reaches 80-85%. I'm gonna try it whenever I'm at home, but I'll charge it up to 100% before I take it to class and only use it on battery when I'm in class. Has anybody else heard anything about this?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Busy Last Few Weeks

We've been pretty busy the last couple of weeks and it's been forever since I posted. I got inspired since our friend Sarah asked me earlier tonight if we had a blog and said she would subscribe to it. So Sarah, I expect you to be reading this. :) 

Ben's parents came to visit us a couple weeks ago and we had a nice time showing them around where we live and places nearby. We went on a Duck Tour and visited a museum, and Ben took them to a town not far away where they toured a historic church and other sites. We also introduced them to Wii and had a lot of fun playing tennis, MarioKart and other games together. 

In the Public Garden

We play WiiPlay

Shortly after that, we took a weekend trip to Vegas for my cousin Jason's wedding to his fiancee, Claire. We had a great time celebrating with the happy couple and hanging out with my parents and lots of cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and other relatives and friends. We also played a few slot machines (yes...please don't judge us) and got ahead for a little while, but didn't end up winning anything. Oh, well. The way I see it, the money you lose (as long as it's just a small amount) is the price you pay for a little entertainment.

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Chan!

This past week we had the treat of a visit from some familiar faces from the church that we went to back home (well - home for me, at least). Chens and Yees, we had a fun time at dinner with you - wish we could have spent more time together!

It's Miley Cyrus! Err - I mean Erica, and Michelle.

Finally, today was Ben's birthday! After a tasty birthday dinner - actually two, thanks to two generous gift cards we had received - we had some of our friends from church/seminary over for Wii games and ice cream cake. Friends, thanks for coming to celebrate with us! Hope you had as much fun playing Wii as we had watching you play. :) 

Happy birthday, Ben!

Looking back, we have been incredibly blessed with so many family members and friends, and the opportunities to be with so many of them recently. For those we haven't seen in a while, hopefully it won't be long before we see you, too.