This has little to do with Android, except for how I got here…
I have been using my Lenovo M91 for about a year now (the core components – case, mobo, CPU – I have bought for $10 as it was surplus). When I put this PC together, I cannibalized the remaining parts from my older M58 (Video Card, RAM, HDD, SSD) which included 12GB of RAM. Three sticks of four. For a four slot machine. This means back then, I was going from and going to a situation where I would not be setting up my PC to full potential. Continue reading “Halloween Special – The RAM Episode”→
Yesterday was my birthday, so I started a video setting up a gift to myself, using CloneZilla, a StarTech adapter, and other tools.
I recently replaced my EeePC 900HA (ASUS) with a ThinkPad T420 (Lenovo). The T420 came with a 128GB SSD, and as much as I would have appreciated the speed boost, 128GB would be a downgrade for me coming from the 160GB platter drive I had in the EeePC. Considering I maintain two OS’es on laptops (WIndows and GNU/Linux), the estimated 18 to 30GB for shared data between them is not enough. Continue reading “My Birthday SSD Adventure”→
Poor timing for this project, being a very hot and humid day.
I haven’t had much recent luck with bed frames. The one I had for over a decade (built to handle a waterbed), much neglected (the fasteners were slowly loosening); a bracket cracked, and eventually snapped off.
Enter the stand-in. It was gifted to me in my time of need. It wasn’t until I got it home when I realized that it was not going to work “out of the box”. It required a foot board (one I did not have), and it assumed a one-piece box spring (due to my house I require a split box spring). So I made it work, but I cursed the thing since day one, and every time my shin hit that makeshift foot board.
Also known as the “coffin up a storm” ride. This is a wonderful event that promotes physical activity to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. They hold bike rides and walks in eight communities all over Nova Scotia for about a week every year. This year is rather special, as it is the 10th anniversary!
I suppose home improvement season has begun. The snow has disappeared, the thermometer is rising, and the flowers are starting to show.
A week or so ago, I repaired the front porch planter box which had the bottom start to fall out of the past winter (or possibly, two). Took out all the soil, and added screws where I could. It should hold for another five years, not much longer though.