Opening this Dell up and checking out components. The fight I had getting it open. Hackintoshing. Linux. Undervolting. Bios modding. Compliments. Complaints. It’s all in here!
Since the panel had a 25 year warranty, I expected at least 1 hassle-free decade. 3 years was a little quick to be pulling things apart. Oh well.
A heavier game on this little laptop with a 6W TDP. Seriously, I have LED light bulbs that use much more power than this laptop. Let’s see how this goes…
Just in case 64-bit Linux on a 32-bit EFI mac wasn’t complicated enough on it’s own…
Making the GNOME Terminal look and feel a little more like the Mac Terminal.
I like ASUS. I also like really low cost laptops. The X541 kind of marries those 2 things. Let’s see how this marriage worked out.
Low heat, power consumption, and price… what’s not to love!? Oh right, using sharp knives to get the thing out of the enclosure.
Solving an odd little issue where instead of printing the backslash character to my Arduino-connected LCD, it was printing the Yen (¥) symbol!
Looking at this small scale wind turbine. Does it generate power? Yes. Does it generate *lots* of power? Well…
After buying/trying tonnes of controllers in an effort to try and utilize all the power my wind turbine can generate, I found a solution: Design and build my own controller!
A “30A” charge controller that struggles to provide 5A.
A solid little DC boost converter I’ve had for the last year.
How to install one of the fastest Linux distros currently in existence on Google Compute Engine!
Avoiding unpredictable behavior when trying to mount a networked drive.
The parents wanted an alarm and I got to pick and install one. Taking a look at one of the most cost-effective home alarm systems I could find!
Yes, I made a calculator… for worm things… Also optimized it for performance because I like performance, even on the web.
The first LED I’ve bought that actually outputs *more* than it claims. Exciting!
A look at a D-Link IP camera – one of the few cameras that let you upload images to an FTP server at regular intervals. And all without needing to install apps or use “the cloud”.
1 year later, a few dead LEDs. And many, many dead bugs.
I wanted a computer that had low idle power consumption and could handle some casual gaming. Was I successful?