Archive for the 'Hardware' Category

How to build your own powerbook in 2 minutes

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

I made a video demonstrating the upgrade and reassembly of an Apple 12″ Powerbook G4. Upgrades include a 16X Dual Layer DVD burner, a 100GB hard drive, new speakers with a louder bass response, and a new Apple rainbow logo on the lid. All of this in about a minute and a half! Check it […]

AnandTech: Sun?s T2000 ?Coolthreads? Server: First Impressions and Experiences

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

AnandTech: Sun?s T2000 ?Coolthreads? Server: First Impressions and Experiences An interesting article regarding the T2000 from Sun running Solaris 10. (This CPU is an 8 core 32 thread processor that consumes ~ 72W). This machine even with a 1GHz CPU is still capable of keeping up (or near) to a quad core opteron server. Some […]

Klantenservice: Serienummers (Apple Serial Numbers – Decoded to display product information)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Klantenservice: Serienummers The above website will allow you to decode hidden meanings behind your apple product – model, name and even date of manuf. can be determined by entering the serial number at the site.

Starforce are evil – Boing Boing: Anti-copying malware installs itself with dozens of games

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Boing Boing: Anti-copying malware installs itself with dozens of games Starforce are acting in what I believe an evil manner. For one they are silently (or manufacturers of games) installing their “copy protection” software onto PC’s – this software is not perfect and goes against its mandate to protect the software from being copied. There […]

Laptop selection as at December 2005

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Choosing a laptop can be a pain in the backside. I have been doing research on various models for several weeks now and have concluded that the laptop that closest suits my needs is a Toshiba Tecra S3 the S2 is very similar to the S3, but has a 15.4″ widescreen LCD. I think the […]

eBay.au: Apple iPod 40GB – Incl. Dock, Protective Case (item 5833740805 end time 30-Nov-05 11:18:33 AEDST)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

eBay.au: Apple iPod 40GB – Incl. Dock, Protective Case (item 5833740805 end time 30-Nov-05 11:18:33 AEDST) I’m selling my iPod on eBay to fund various little side projects. This fine 40GB 3rd Generation model is brand new from warrantee repair. I expect that it will give the new owner much muscial happiness. You could be […]

Videora iPod Converter – iPod Video Converter

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Videora iPod Converter – iPod Video Converter Need a method to convert various formats into a compatible version for the Video iPod? I am currently testing the above product. Looks like it works. UPDATE: This has not been update/convert WMV to MP4. Nero Recode 2 however is able to convert it from WMV -> Nero […]

Vista, Intel IDF and the Mac OS X Intel transition.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

While reading my atomic magazine which arrived earlier in the week (which happens to have as its main feature set articles on Windows Vista/Longhorn there was a coverage of the Intel Developer Forum going into details about up and coming chipsets specifically the i945 express chipset which features onboard graphics compatible with the Vistas Windows […]

Power Supply Calculator

Monday, August 8th, 2005

I accidentally stumbled across this site that has a fancy calculator that helps you calculate the required power supply for your system. Personally I would always add 50W to the result that this calculator gives just for the sake of safety and expansion (you might want to add a DVD drive or extra HDD to […]

AMD file anti-trust suit against Intel

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Looks like the little boy of the x86 world is going to take it to the school yard bully. Have you ever tried to get machines with the AMD processor out of Dell? Notice how the number of AMD machines offered by large OEM’s is pitifully small? Well its due to intel and its special […]