Category Archives: Reviews

Logitech K780 and M720 mini review

I rather like the K780 keyboard and M720 mouse from Logitech (alas, not sold as combo). Just picked it up a week ago, so I can’t say about longevity yet, but they feel solid. The key shape on the keyboard … Continue reading

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Nexus 7

Two years after my last attempt at getting an Android tablet (the Eken M001, see here and here), I got a new tablet, the Nexus 7. In short, the Nexus 7 is everything I wanted then. Of course expectations have … Continue reading

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Zoup (but not salad)

A resturant chain called Zoup is about to open at Park City (local mall). Deb and I got invited for a pre-opening meal. In case the following sounds like an endorsement, I will comment that they did bribe us with … Continue reading

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Video Game High-School, Episode 9 (spoiler alert)

I enjoyed the Video Game High-School web series. There first episode can be found here. The series is 9 episodes long. The final one came out yesterday here. However, I don’t think that it ended as well as it could … Continue reading

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HTPC

Back in September, I posted about evaluating an Intel D510MO board for HTPC applications, and determined that it wasn’t good enough. Now, I am trying again with an Atom 330 / ION motherboard. This is a slower CPU, but a … Continue reading

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OCZ SSD in my Toshiba laptop.

I put a OCZ Vertex 2 60 Gig SSD in my Toshiba laptop. It really is fast. Booting is pretty quick, although I don’t do much of that. Chrome and Thunderbird launch quickly although, again, I mostly just leave them … Continue reading

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Replaced the touchscreen on a HTC Droid Eris

I got a free HTC Droid Eris with a broken touch screen. The LCD seemed to operate without issue. The glass touch screen in front was badly cracked, but still fully functional. I looked on line and found that replacement … Continue reading

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πp-v2, the new Plan 9 file protocol

The symbol is Pi. I point that out since it doesn’t render very nicely in my web browser. The URL for the paper is: http://proness.kix.in/misc/%CF%80p-v2.pdf Yes, they stuck the symbol into the file name as well. Plan9 people seem to … Continue reading

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Eken M001, Upgrade Follow Up

Installation Today, I tried upgrading to a newer SlateDroid than what came on the device. BTW, a small tip for use on Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install p7zip p7zip-full p7zip-rar Find the new firmware at: http://www.slatedroid.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=99 Stupidly, to get the download … Continue reading

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Eken M001, Android Tablet

I recently purchased an Eken M001, one of the cheap android tablets that you can find on eBay. There are a lot of the super cheap tablets using Via WonderMedia chips. Based on online specs, the biggest differentiator between different … Continue reading

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