Saturday, April 08, 2006

Flickering Lights / Headphones

I have absolutely no idea why the lights in my apartment blink at times. First it was just quick blinks for several hours, everyone including my parents could just shrug it off and ignore it. Then the flickering got worse until the fluorescent lights itself stop working for a few seconds and interrupt the power of my CPU, making it restart by itself.

It came up a few days ago while I was using my computer for several hours, but stuff like these never happened before. I'm guessing that my leaving my computer on to download through BitComet might be a reason for it though, and it uses too much power from a power point. Eh, it's just a guess of mine. Though when I spoke to dad about the lights, his voice lowered and spoke with a whisper and said "it's a ghost". Boy did I enjoy what he managed to tell and spook me when I was a kid, but seriously this can be scientifically explained. I'm a skeptic now, though I see stuff at the edge of my eyes occasionally. I just shrug it off too.

Anyways, have to either cut down the use of the TV and computer though. The worst was these past two nights, but then now the situation seems somewhat okay already.


Got myself another pair of Philips headphones last month. It's a pair of closed ear headphones. 40 bucks, it kinda burned a hole in my pockets though. Imagine the pain that I went through when nephew tried to stretch the headphones. Grrrr... Anyways, another week or two after that, I dropped it and the sound quality of the left side declinded big time. It became somewhat muffled but it can be solved crudely by adjusting the balance of the sound.

Strangely, a second accidental drop a week ago fixed that problem but it introduced another problem. Wires seem to be a bit lose, and the sound partly or completely disappears when that happens. Stuffing the base of the wires deep inside helped a bit though. If it was others I think I might've chucked this pair of headphones away, but I definitely wouldn't. I'm gonna get a better pair in the future, and I absolutely will not let it fall into the hands of a kid again!


Kelvin said...

Kia Ora (hello) from a blogger down under in New Zealand. If you won't let your headphones fall into the hands of a "kid" again, doesn't that rule you out too !!! (hehe) You have too look after your things - money doesn't grow on tres !!!

Andy said...

Difference is, I'm 17 and that kid's just 10! :P

It's a newbie fault of mine for not taking note of the wires and just dragged the whole thing down onto the floor accidentally.

Thanks for stopping by Kelvin! :D

Jin said...

I think you over worked the power point.

I tend to neglect care for my appliances as well - dropped my mobile phone onto the floor and it has a lot of ugly scratches on it now.

titoki said...

Kids are evil. Lock them up. ;)

And my friend, all new things will become "old" one day... So don't fret.

There is a Chinese saying goes, if "old" things don't go, new things won't come! Cheers.