Category Archives: Hardware

Migrating Linux OS from 256GB to 512GB SSD

Thought I’d document how to migrate a Linux OS to a larger disk using 100% FOSS tools. 256GB is a bit pokey these days especially when dual booting, virtual or otherwise. Let’s get to it: The first step is optional … Continue reading

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Minty

So, the Mint devs have nailed the suspend issue introduced in 18.1! Good job as accidentally deleted my Clonzilla image back up of Mint 18.0. Doh! 

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M.2

So which is redundant & surplus? Which is of greater value? Dual SSDs or mobile broadband?  A singular Windows 10 instance is handy for troubleshooting a thorny PC problem now & then, & in matters of disk cloning & bootable … Continue reading

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iOS/Android

What follows is my newb observations; 16GB is far enough for as many Android apps as you like, especially if pared with an SD card. iOS, on the other hand, only manages two screens worth, including stock apps. It’s not … Continue reading

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Linux Compatible Wireless PCI Card

Tired of burning through your nano USB n 150 adaptors? Want a dual antenna 300 rated wireless PCI card with great Linux compatibility for your tower? Dual booting Win 7? Then look no further than the Monoprice PCI Wireless Lan … Continue reading

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Good Kayaking Read

Yes, you heard me right, kayaking, my new hobby. Not white water or anything, just touring the Somerset Levels to start with. Hey, if you wanna join me?… http://www.sitezed.com/the-grande-finale-of-the-jamie-mcewan-trilogy-denied-linville-gorge-1973/

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First Thoughts; Zealot 16 Back Pack

The Zealot 16 back pack seems to offer all I would want from a technical perspective. Roll out tool pouch, arm phone pocket, hydration, integrated lid & knee/shin carry. However, initial impresions tend towards cheap build quality. The materials used … Continue reading

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