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Mar/15

Communal USB Charge Point

Overview I’m an Android user and have converted everyone in the house hold to be the same. As a convenience thing I decided to use one of the spare wall socket to USB plugs and put a micro USB cable … Continue reading

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Dec/14

Foscam FI9821W V2 Mini Review

Overview I had recently acquired a Foscam FI9821W V2 which is a wireless IP camera. I have been looking for one of these for a while because they are wireless and have a good wide angle view including low light … Continue reading

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May/14

Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook Running Ubuntu 14.04

Overview Like most problems with Linux based operating systems it lags behind on support of new hardware and with Ubuntu’s LTS releases being 2 years apart it can become a real hack to get support and drivers if new hardware … Continue reading

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Apr/14

Upgrading Samsung Series 9 SSD

Overview I have been using the 128GB SanDisk SSD that came in the Samsung Series 9 NP900 X3C A02UK. The SSD is the achilles heel in an otherwise well packaged laptop. Not for the lack of space but the bottle … Continue reading

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Mar/14

Preparing For Ubuntu 14.04

Overview With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS coming up I thought it would be fitting to discuss my plans for upgrading. My current setup has 1 computer running 12.04 LTS and it has been running relatively well except for the first few … Continue reading

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Dec/13

SATA3 v.s SATA3 Speeds

I’ve recently switched Asus Sabertooth X58 to an Asus Maximus VI Hero X87. Both had SATA 3.0 ports but I found they were not both equal. I used Samsung Magician which came with my SSD to perform for a simple … Continue reading

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Nov/13

Backup & Restore EXT To Smaller Drive

Overview Linux provides great tools for doing this albeit not in a very user friendly way. As usually it is best to backup before trying this and make sure the space used fits onto the new drive. This method can … Continue reading

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Sep/13

Logitech G700s Mini Review

Overview I have been using a Logitech MX Revolution mouse (mice?) for the last 4 years and it has served me well. It had great laser tracking performance, fast wireless transmitter and excellent battery life. A problem that has developed … Continue reading