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Google Fiber: excellent in theory, disappointing in practice?

My friend Ronnie lives in Overland Park and as such I have been keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that he will get Google Fiber ASAP. Unfortunately, that has not been happening. Google has still not announced availability for Overland Park and beyond that they are not rolling out very fast to the areas they have announced. 🙁 Ronnie can tell you better than I can, so here is what he had to say: Hey JD.. Google Fiber.. They keep

What is O2Micro OZ776 SCR Driver? [answered]

Q. On my laptop I have a program listed in my add/remove programs page as O2Micro OZ776 SCR Driver, do you know what this is? Is it a virus? Should I uninstall it? A. That is the driver for an O2Micro Memory Card Reader and you should have corresponding hardware listed in the device manager ‘Disk drives’ section as O2Micro SD SCSI Disk Drive. I would not recommend uninstalling it, since that would effectively disabled you SD card reader. Also, if

Lenovo Lynx in-depth tablet review (frequently updated)

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 Review To begin with, some photos of the Lynx compared to an iPad (retina display) and a Samsung Galaxy Note 2: (I used The Verge website as the primary test/display page for most of these photos, primarily because it is a  modern site ideal for pushing the limits on these types of mobile devices… the other site used is jdhodges.com as it presents a lighter usage scenario) Pros of the Lynx Compatible with legacy Windows (x86) applications i.e.

Smaller iFixit toolkit

More info: iFixit 54 Bit Driver Kithttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KOTNVA/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=pixensity-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B008KOTNVA&adid=1B8FJSDN6VA6VZVCKJCM&Bits are hand picked by using the tool data from the thousands of free repair manuals on iFixit Comes with magnet tipped aluminum driver with rubber grips. Has a flexible shaft


New satellite internet review site

My Exede review is one of the most commented articles on my site (177 comments and counting). However, having that many comments on one page (or paginated) can be quite cumbersome for someone simply looking for an organized set of reviews  (Exede or otherwise). Therefore, here is the link to a satellite internet review and complaint site, which has a dedicated section for Exede as well as most other satellite ISPs. That site is meant to be a simple resource for people

NTFS or exFAT for removable media (SD/SDXC or USB)

UPDATE: my exFAT formatted 128GB SD card has been working wonderfully, I am happy with my choice of file system formats 🙂 exFAT has been mentioned previously on this blog, but for the first time I truly needed to decide: exFAT or NTFS for my new 128GB SD card… In the end, I chose exFAT for both speed and compatibility. My primary OSes are Windows and Android, both of which support read/write of exFAT. Android not so much with NTFS (at least

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

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