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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,

Changing the php file upload limit in Funtu Linux

To increase the PHP upload limit on a Funtoo based server, I needed to adjust these two settings in php.ini: php_value upload_max_filesize 15M php_value post_max_size 15M More related resources: upload – Changing upload_max_filesize on PHP – Stack Overflow<?php ini_set(‘upload_max_filesize’, ’10M’); echo ini_get(‘upload_max_filesize’), “, ” , ini_get(‘post_max_size’) I end up with: Changing the php file upload limit in Ubuntu Linux | miscellaneous.debris nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini search for “upload_max_filesize” with Ctrl-W and change “2M” to “20M”. Save the file with Ctrl-O and exit…

Recommended extended battery for Galaxy Note 2 (6,200mAh)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a powerhouse of a phone and unlike some of its competitors (cough Apple iPhone, cough HTC One) it has a removable battery. That means users are free to install 3rd party batteries, including EXTENDED batteries! Over the past weeks I have been testing the Hyperion 6,200mAh extended battery on a U.S. Cellular SGN2. Performance/longevity have been excellent, I can leave bluetooth, GPS, wifi and cellular on all day with heavy usage (including music/movie playback and

Using a USB flash drive with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to use my old USB flash drives with my new Galaxy Note 2. All that was required was a compatible micro USB OTG cable: After connecting, the drive was automatically mounted and I used the Samsung ‘My Files’ app to access the drive. Pretty easy and not bad for about $1.70! 🙂 BONUS: USB hubs are also reported to work, so it should be possible to connected multiple devices (like a thumbdrive and a