Tag Archives: Computers

Samsung 11.6″ Chromebook photos

Samsung Chromebook unboxing

  Brand: Samsung Graphics Processing Type: Integrated/On-Board Graphics Model: XE303C12 Memory: 2 GB MPN: XE303C12-A01US Hard Drive Capacity: 16 GB Product Line: Samsung S Operating System: Google Chrome Screen Size: 11.6″ Type: Netbook Processor Type: Samsung Exynos 5 Dual, Exynos 5 Dual Operating System Edition: Chrome OS Processor Speed: 1.7 GHz UPC: 887276007144    

Of mice and computer setups

Recently I have been pondering the history of my personal computing. Past, present and future hardware and peripherals. As such, I am writing a few notes here and posting a few links there for such time in the future when I can truly flesh out this history of JD’s computing Computing setups Early days – various 286, 386, 486 and Pentium computers that my dad used for work… some of my favs: Compaq 486C and a Dell with a 486DX

Upgrading/replacing a parity drive in unRAID

I’m preparing to upgrade my 2TB WD Green parity drive to a 2TB WD Black parity drive on my unRAID system. I did a lot of searching for resources on this topic and while there are some great forums posts out there, they are sometimes hard to find. So here is a consolidated list of useful links for parity drive replacement: NOTE: many thanks to all the helpful and supportive unRAID users out there, the credit for all of this

Favorite homebrew computers: 1997-2010

Some people enjoy building hot rods, or building model airplanes. I enjoy building computers. The first PC I built was in 1997, I was a sophomore in HS. I can still remember researching all the parts, using a computer in the HS science classroom (I didn’t have internet at home at that time). Tom’s Hardware and Anandtech were my primary sources of motherboard and CPU reviews.  Those two sites helped me immensely in choosing the best components for my “first

Fixing dual-monitor problems in Solidworks

My friend Dave does some amazing machining (CNC) work in Ozark, MO.  He recently upgraded to dual monitors on hid work computer but was having the following problem, I’m posting the correspondence here in case somebody else out there has a similar problem… PROBLEM: Dave here.  I wanted to see if you could help me out with my computer from work.  After installing the second monitor I’ve been having a couple issues.  When I have both of my programs up,