Monday, January 30, 2017

Toshiba Laptop Num Lock Stuck On Fix

I have a laptop, Toshiba model Q301L, that for some reason since installing Windows 10 the num lock is always on when I startup the computer. How you tell is that when you type certain letters it shows something other than the letter your typing. For example the p will be a * and 0 will show up as an /. This can be really annoying! Sometimes when it's turned off, it'll come back on sometime later. I've seen the post about how to fix this in the registry, which didn't work in my particular case.  The following steps helped me to fix the problem on my computer.

1. Type OSK in the search bar and hit enter. OSK is the On Screen Keyboard.
2. If num lock is on, you'll see it highlighted in the bottom right hand side of the screen. Click on the num lock key.

That's it, now you num lock is off and you can start typing normal again. You can see in the picture below that the num lock is highlighted. If it's always on when you restart your computer, check in the bios to see if it's on by default. You can Google how to do that. Hope this fix helps some people out!



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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Closing Down the T-shirt Business

I knew it was a pretty slim chance of my t-shirt business taking off. One of the issues was that I'm the only one running the business. It takes a lot of time to keep everything running. This included marketing, new designs, and just keeping everything organized.

On the marketing side I tried Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, as well as Twitter Ads. I even had a one on one call with a Google Adwords consultant that helped setup keywords for my business. If you really want to get the word out it takes more money than I was willing to spend. Even with all this I wasn't getting a good return rate on the site.

Initially most of my sales came from family and friends. Sharing on Facebook was really helpful as well, but this will only take  you so far. I only really received a few sales that weren't friends or friends of friends.

So in the end I decided to shut the business down because I just didn't have enough time to keep it going with having a son, girlfriend, and other hobbies that I to give more attention. Without sales, I was still paying for the website. So if I'm not getting any business, I'm losing money. You can really only lose money for so long before you want to hang it up.  It was a good run while it lasted and it was a good learning experience. I'd like to thank everyone that contributed and supported me through the process.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Fink Goods - My New T-shirt Business

I started a new t-shirt company called Fink Goods that sales military, veteran, patriotic t-shirts. I've been wanting to do this for a while and finally put my mind to it. All the t-shirts are designed by me. Right now I have 20 shirts on my site at http://www.finkgoods.com that go from $20 each. I'll be adding more shirts in the future.

So you may be asking where I came up with the name "Fink Goods?" My great grandfather's last name was Fink. He also served in a artillery division in WW1. Do yourself a favor and head on over and checkout the t-shirts at http://www.finkgoods.com and buy a few. Below are some of the collections.


Fink Goods Collection
 Patriotic and other t-shirts
 Patton Collection

Here are some pictures of the actual shirt! I love them!



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Sunday, July 12, 2015

July Cars and Coffee Car Show

Oh man, I always look forward to the first Saturday of every month for the Cars and Coffee car show at the NC Music Factory. I'll post some of my favorite cars below and include a link to all the pictures.

July 2015

Lamborghini Hurican

Lamborghini Hurican Back

Lamborghini Gallardo

Cars and Coffee Car Show

Ford GT40

Ferrari FF

Audi R8

Tesla

Nissan GTR

Bentley Continental Convertable

Chevy Corvette Z06

Chevy Z28 Hennessey

Pontiac G8 GXP

BMW Z4 M Series

Aston Martin

Cars and Coffee Car Show

BMW

Toyota Supra

Lotus

Ford Mustang

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Chevy Beretta

Dodge Viper

VW Herbie Bug

VW Bug

Pontiac GT0

Chevy C10 Pickup

Chevy Pickup

57 Chevy


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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cars and Coffee Car Show - NC Music Factory

Since the first Saturday of the month coming up I thought I'd post about the Cars and Coffee car show. It's a free car show held on the first Saturday of every month at the NC Music Factory in Charlotte, NC (at the time of this posting (be sure to check the website in case things change.) I was actually surprised at the amount of cars that show up at this place. You have everything from newer Lamborghini's and Ferrari's to old Corvettes and MGs. They have something for anyone and everyone. They have free refreshments (I recommend tipping), but depending on how warm it is sometimes they run out pretty quick. I recommend just bringing your own refreshments.  Another neat thing is that most of these cars were driven in, not trailered.

It's better to get to the car show early, preferably around 8:30am. I tend to spend around 2 hours checking out all the great cars. You'll see them driving in and out as you walk around checking out all the awesome cars. I didn't get as many pictures in May as I did in June. Be sure to check the gallery links below. If you have any free time this Saturday morning, be sure to check out the Cars and Coffee car show at the NC Music Factory in Charlotte, NC.  If you have a cool car, bring it!  Click here for directions.

JUNE 2015
Yellow Lamborghini Gallardo

Yellow Lamborghini Gallardo Trunk

Red Ferarri

Red Ferrari

Old Camaro


Dodge Vipers

Old VW Bus

Cars and Coffee Car Show

Corvettes - New and Old

2 Corvette Stingrays

Corvette

Cars and Coffee Car Show

Dodge Charger SRT

Cars and Coffee Car Show

Chevelle

Cobra

Cars and Coffee Car Show

Audi R8

Dodge Viper

Old Truck

Ferrari

Can-Am Spyder

Lamborghini


Yellow Ferarri

Black Audi R8

Jaguar XKR-S GT

Sweet Dodge Truck

Cobra

Nice Motorcycle


MAY 2015 (Didn't get as many pictures)

Purple Lamborghini

Lamborghini Countach

Camaro

Pontiac Trans Am

50's Corvette



VW Bug

Old Car

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