HP 15 Notebook – Now in-correct Windows

I got an HP laptop last summer. When I was in a private mental hospital involuntarily last summer, they let us have our computers for like an hour a day if they were portable. We even got to have WiFi at a Bellevue public library two days a week. So on a wellness Wal-Mart outing, I used my credit card and I bought a $200 HP-15 Notebook with Windows 10.

That private mental hospital Telecare, though not technically a hospital, best mental hospital I’ve ever been in, ‘cept it was a stinking nut house. It was coed, dual, and smoking.

  • I’m not dual, but they think they can treat illness like an addiction so I was in there anyway.
  • So why do I have a problem with it being coed? Them female cray! I’ve heard stories from eavesdropping the staff banter when I was in Lincoln Regional State that the women’s building is a lot more violent than the men’s building, and boy did I see some violence in the men’s building. Man, did those crazy females ruin my day at Telecare, every single day!
  • And my problem with smoking is that all the patients would panhandle for smokes, even though I didn’t smoke, and then they would violently fight over the smokes. It sucked.

Here is a picture taken from the Notebook camera at the facility library.
I posted a picture of me at the facility to my Tumblr, and they busted me for their NO-Cameras policy and wouldn’t let me have the laptop back until I deleted the picture. Catch-22? She must of been snooping hard to find the picture, because it was in American flag style from my this thing for the 4th of July. I’d show the picture now that I’m free; in fact I think they said I could, but I’m afraid I’ll get sued or something.

Getting back to the computer, I was getting the feeling that it didn’t have the specs for Windows 10, which is typical of a $200 computer (might even need Xbuntu instead). Things weren’t working right. My trackpad preferences never saved for one thing, and it was Windows 10 Home and I wanted to do Pro stuff anyway (not sure what).

I’ve got a retail Windows 8.1 Pro DVD that I bought from the Microsoft Store to run Freehand Mx in VMware Fusion on my iMac. All of 2015, they kept notifying me in the virtualized Windows that I can upgrade to Windows 10 for free, which VMware wouldn’t even let me do. So I format this Windows 10 Home HP notebook and install Windows 8.1 Pro, first time I used my disc on an actual PC. Turns out the free 10 was just a temporary promotion and I formatted all, so if I want 10 back now, I’ve got to buy another Windows DVD (or perhaps they only do digital anymore?) that costs more than this little computer costs in the first place.

Meanwhile me on my iMac, I’ve only spent $15 on new operating systems since 2010 and they’ve all been free since Mavericks. This is factual; I’m not even saying I’m a pirate or anything.

Long story short, this HP 15 Notebook only has drivers for Windows 10, so a lot of the machine won’t even do anything. I’m not even sure how I got the internet to work, but it happened so anyway. The Windows Update was also stagnantly loading for days. I had to use the Method 4 fix from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFfc22x3I_s to get Windows 8.1 to update.

It installed 251 updates in Windows 8.1 (just now finished), meanwhile on my iMac, looking at the update history in the App Store, OS X Sierra has only been updated like five times.

What was I even talking about again? I’ve got a cheap PC that doesn’t work right with 8.1 or 10; said PC I’m probably going to go Ubuntu on. The Madison County Mental Health board put me in a private mental hospital at Region 4’s expense, because I wasn’t doing anything wrong to send me to state again like they wanted to (other than refusing horrible meds). That and I have a ComiPo Manga Maker blog, and I’m considering starting a secret ComiPo Hentai blog on Tumblr (sans WordPress PG policy), because… I’ve got the time.

External Hotlink Tester

This kind of thing is irrelevant today because most social media proxy uploads any external images that you embed. It’s about security, that.

However, if you are still on a 2004 BB forum that allows embedding of external images, you might find that you cannot embed all images that you find on Google. Some of those images show a hotlink protection. It’s best to test first.

This uses CURL to test hotlink, so you will not make the mistake of seeing your own cache, making you think that you can embed it, but later you realize it’s a no hot-linking image, etc.

This old thing tests all that for you.

http://jakeis.com/hotlink_tester/ << this link here thing

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Client-Side Internet Speed Test

This downloads a non-cache-able GIF and calculates your average internet speed.


JSON App For Image Info

I’ve made a few JSON apps as long as I have paid hosting. Most of these are non-practical for the average user and I only make them for my own personal internet use. Here is one that anyone can use. It returns image dimensions, bit size, mime type and more info about any image.

Here is the source so you can self host an app like this: http://jakeis.com/json/image_info/index.php?source I have shared economy Godaddy hosting now and I have no longer have my dedicated IP with SSL so this application/json will not embed on https websites.

I make my apps weird because I’m self taught. The /image_url goes at the end. A little .js is optional at the very end because I’m weird about embedded javascript elements. The /callback/ goes at the beginning of the url. An optional /argument/ goes in the middle, but it only gets used when adding AS_ARG or AS_ZERO to the end of the callback function so the argument will become an argument or become a property 0 of the callback object.

Click “Generate” and see. It’s easier to show than explain.



Callback Style:

This is an iFrame that shows the JSON.

In retrospect, you can already do this with javascript, but my intent for JSON is so you can get this info prior to the image load. Of course if you use my thing on my server external to yours, it becomes JSONp which also is not synchronous.

Also, the reason I use $_SERVER[“REQUEST_URI”] instead of a $_GET[“query”] like a normal callback app, is because many hosts blacklist entire URLs passed as queries. Also the query of the url in query gets included this way.

April 25th, 2016 – Hyrdoxycut Pro Clinical Review

This stuff is awesome!

You aren’t supposed to take it with coffee or other caffeine. I do.

You may notice I’m constantly b*tching about my outpatient-commitment involuntary bipolar meds (redundantly!). This diet pills is how I self medicate for that crappy shot. I prefer this Pro Clinical, but it only keeps me sane on this Haldol shot. I’ve actually lost weight when I take SX-7. I can’t handle that kind though.

I don’t take this stuff off-meds. I can’t even handle Mtn. Dew, off meds.

So I showed this box to my concerned therapist Doug at East Central, and he says it’s basically the chemical equivalent of coffee wrapped in candy coating, after reading the ingredients.

JSON Include External Page

I wrote this app to include my Tumblr pages in my themes. It’s lost its value now that I’m on wordpress and can do all that with theme php. Regardless, back then I had a page of the blogs I follow (I can do followers too with a different thing) on my main blog and then I used this generated javascript to include themed blogs-I-follow on all my secondary blogs which is not by a Tumblr default thing. This is custom made for Tumblr “custom” pages because it removes the Tumblr page garbage, but this can include any HTML page anywhere.

<script type="text/javascript" id="myScriptID" src="http://jakeis.com/json/include_page/replace/myScriptID/with/https://sans-social.tumblr.com/test/json.js"></script>


https://sans-social.tumblr.com/test – is my page
myScriptID is the ID of the script or element, will be replaced with included html

It’s simple.

Here is a button with the ID to be replaced instead. Click the button to embed this sample page.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://jakeis.com/json/include_page/replace/replaceThisButton/with/https://sans-social.tumblr.com/test/json.js"></script>

It’s easier to replace the script that deals it, but for this live example I replace a button with that ID.

Ethically you should only include html pages that you own. I think if you try to include Google or something it will block the curl.

April 14, 2016 – Eviction From My Home of Five Years

Maintenance man, Chris at Columbus Place, Columbus, was in my apartment shouting like an angry meth head, figuratively or possibly literally given his behavior. All I did was take down my blinds which was apparently against the lease in small print I had forgotten about years ago. Chris wasn’t even working there at the time. He probably doesn’t even work there now.

This sounds like a funny story, but I don’t even talk to people in this building. Confrontation is way out of my comfort zone. I raised a fist at him and backed him out while he was still shouting at me, and my knees wear shaking with utter fear as I did this. (fight or flight) But I called the cops on him and lost my apartment.

I’m not your dad Chris. God knows who is. You were in my home.

I should have been shouting at him if I had the courage to speak up about the building during his 1 year as maintenance man.

Look at his work.

He left me without hot water all winter and without a whole home in the summer.

He came in my apartment to spray and wipe stuff, which is something I do anyway.

Generate Random Birthdays



First time Hy-Vee spring water buyer review…

I’ve been buying drinking water for a while now because Columbus, Ne water comes from a river and it’s hard enough for my dentist to notice hard water stains on my teeth.

So Hy-Vee was out of drinking water so I got spring water. I used to live near a spring that came out of the Ogallala aquifer and there was a bottled water distributor in town who sold it and that water was pretty good. I grew up with my family’s own aquifer ground water well. That water is prime.

The Hv-Vee spring water tastes like Des Moines tap water. At least this jug does; maybe it’s a bottling mistake. I’m a connoi-sewer about bad city water.