Kindle 0 : Truck 1

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Don’t… Leave your Kindle in a friend’s car and then have it meet an unfortunate end before it could make it’s way back to you. I’ll spare you the details but even in it’s protective case Kindle vs. truck wasn’t a very even fight. The screen has ...

PC Case Upgrade: Antec P182 to CoolerMaster HAF-X

Monday, December 20th, 2010

So I always considered the Antec P182 (now replaced by the Antec P183) to be a big heavy case… until I met the COOLER MASTER HAF X ATX Full Tower Case. A few months back I upgraded to a pair of EVGA GTX 470 cards (for more CUDA fun and ...

Windows 7 RTM on the Samsung NC10

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Now Windows 7 has finally shipped I thought I’d update my series of posts on getting Windows 7 RTM (Release to Manufacture) up and running on the Samsung NC10. So here we go… How to get Windows 7 running on the NC10… After installing Windows 7 Enterprise and running Windows Update ...

Tom’s Hardware Compares Windows XP SP3 vs. Windows 7 RC on Netbooks

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Tom’s Hardware has a a reasonable article comparing performance if Windows 7 RC and Windows XP SP3 running on the Acer Aspire One D150. Windows 7 Versus XP: Which Belongs On Your Netbook? They conclude: At first glance, one might come away from our ...

How Green is Your PC? Estimating Power Usage Effectiveness

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

How efficient is your PC? Here’s a thought… How about taking some ideas from the peopl e who run data centers? Turns out data centers use a measure called Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to assess how energy efficient they are: Power usage effectiveness (PUE) is a ...

Windows 7 RC on the Samsung NC10 Netbook Updated

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Update: New version of this for the final Windows 7 release is here! I’ve been making regular updates to my Windows 7 RC on the Samsung NC10 Netbook post. If you’ve put Windows 7 RC on your NC10 and have had problems or figured out workarounds post them in the comments ...

Windows 7 RC on the Samsung NC10 Netbook

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Update: New version of this for the final Windows 7 release is here! Here’s an update on my Windows 7 Beta on the Samsung NC10 Netbook post from January. I’ve installed the Windows 7 Ultimate RC on my NC10. I’ve only been running it for a few days but so far ...

An Intel i7 based Development Machine: The Hardware and Build

Monday, May 4th, 2009

A lot’s been going on in the world of PC hardware recently, manycore processors and massively parallel graphics cards. More importantly the software is now available to make use of this. Microsoft’s Parallel Extensions to .NET 3.5 and Nvidia’s CUDA parallel computing architecture both allow developers to leverage the full ...

Updated Links and the Rise of the Complexity Pig

Monday, March 30th, 2009

I updated the Building a Green Windows Home Server and Samsung NC10 Memory Upgrade posts to include links to the latest hardware on NewEgg. Some of the items were no longer available so I added alternatives. The Complexity Pig post has finally eclipsed the 100+ comment will never die Windows 7 on the Samsung ...

Windows 7 Beta on the Samsung NC10 Netbook Updated

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Update: New version of this for the final Windows 7 release is here! I’ve updated my post on Windows 7 on the Samsung NC10 Netbook to include links to the newer, better Samsung utilities and how to enable two finger scrolling. Couple of other posts worth reading that show off some of ...