Month: December 2012

Mini-ITX PC Overclocker…

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Well, the next step of the road is here, we’ve built a 12-gallon sized computer that uses an ATX board (P8Z77-V Deluxe), an overclocked Intel Core i5 3570K with dual eVGA GTX-670 in SLI. It’s been running fine (except I can’t get the pump to throttle). Here are notes on the first step of building…

Some welcome relief upgrade Android…Fail

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From a day of dealing with legal agreement, high stakes discussions and generally stressful stuff. Let’s take something simpler. Upgrade a random T-mobile Android device to the latest release. I’m way too use to the iPhone ecosystem where there is an update system for all of this. Instead with Android, devices come out and then…

Binoculars

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Last minute ideas for geeks… Great Binoculars | The Wirecutter If I needed binoculars for zeroing in on birds, fireworks or the people in the building across the street, I’d get the Nikon Monarch 8x42mm. The glasses cost about $250, but you could spend a lot more and have little to show for it, or spend a…

No more Activesync so need to move to IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV

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It will still work for existing customers, but sounds like Google is moving away from Microsoft. At least they are still supporting Apple customers as the iCloud stuff just doesn’t work that well (at least for me). Will have to experiment with using CardDAV and CalDAV to see if these work better. And of course…

Christmas cards and plural family names

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It may seem wierd by if you want make a family name plural (like the Tongs), you don’t need an apostrophe Plural Noun Forms The plural form of most nouns is created simply by adding the letter s. more than one snake = snakes more than one ski = skis more than one Barrymore = Barrymores

Haswell coming in 2013

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Well, time now to slow down if you don’t really need a computer right, right now. The major tock in the Intel release strategy is coming. It is called Haswell and uses much lower power.  Leaked document reveals Intel ‘Haswell’ chips potentially bound for 2013 iMacs Details on 14 new desktop processors set to launch…

Nvidia pixel patcher

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For a 1080p monitor you need 358hz to run at 120hz but nvidia limits this to When you are running your monitor ultrafast in 1440p at 120hertz u need to unlock the pixel clock and the sli lock as well. See  ToastyX fix. I installed this last week and then Nvidia complained the driver wasn’t properly…

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