Setting up an iMac A1311 – It was.. different

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A couple of days ago, I set up an iMac A1311 for a local client of mine. All three components were very sleek, more pieces of art than computer. There were no wires other than the power and Ethernet cable, and it all looked good on the desk. Apple supply a small manual (small in […]

USB 3.0

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Before you rush out and buy a USB 3.0 enabled motherboard and, if you have a bunch of USB 2.0 devices, there is no real need, consider the option of a USB 3.0 PCIe card. It will save your hard earned cash It uses the ‘to date’ useless tiny PCIe port at the side of […]

The forecast.. Today will be cloudless

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This is just the beginning..;content Today it is Microsoft, tomorrow an entire continent or maybe the world. Even if we as individuals do NOT subscribe to the cloud, there will be a background service upon which we rely that is cloud based. The only problem is that we may not realize that we rely […]

Network monitor gadget

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This is the blurb.. “Monitor the status of up to 60 devices on your network or internet by pinging them and testing for a response with this Windows Desktop gadget. Various options available including variable ping timeout, option to display alert and play sound when devices go offline or come online, writing of log file […]

Newly released LG ‘retro’ phone requires a retro computer.. Grrrrrrrr

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I recently replaced a lost cellphone with an LG Madison (GB255G). It is a retro style flip phone, simple, easy to use and works generally quite well. I didn’t pay too much for it , and I was quite pleased. The cellphone has Bluetooth capability and can hook up to a PC. It can also […]

The new system – an update..

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It is 23°C in the computer area, courtesy of a 12000BTU air conditioner unit. The oversize heat-sink and fan are keeping the CPU below 40°C even under load, core and hard drives too. As you can see from Speedfan, the three fans connected to the motherboard are not exactly spinning out of control. Core temperature […]

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