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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

Canceled Amazon mom, still receiving emails

Quite some time ago I signed up for Amazon mom and subsequently canceled it. Now I still receive an occasional email from them (despite my cancellation). Therefore, in an effort to clean up my inbox ;-), I sent the following message to Amazon… we shall see how they respond! TRANSCRIPT: Hello, I canceled my Amazon Mom Membership yet I continue to receive emails about it. Specifically the emails are from and when I go to the URL listed for

Hardware toolkit for reparing laptops, phones, computers

If you work on computers a lot then you know how important it can be to have the right tool for the job. 🙂 Thankfully, most computer upgrade tasks are handled with fairly common tools, but if you happen to have a particularly difficult upgrade/repair task ahead of you it might be worth checking out a comprehensive toolkit such as this one: I have the utmost respect for iFixit as they do a phenomenal job of teardowns and takeaparts. However,