I’d previously worked around stutter in an earlier version of VLC. The new version had new options, so I took new screenshots and provided the workaround here.
I go over each of the Advanced Settings in Handbrake 0.9.6 (similar to other versions) in great detail.
A detailed look at custom denoising in Handbrake. Note that I have since replaced this with a newer/better version, and have provided a link to it.
One of the most interesting cases I’ve ever had, the APEVIA X-QPACK2 is insanely light and makes for a tight-fitting setup.
The Samsung UN22D5003 – they sell it as a TV, but it makes for one heck of a nice monitor.
The Antec NSK2480 is… well… an Antec. Nice and quiet, cools well, but I did run into a few issues.
Usually, more voltage helps fight against stability problems. When hitting stability problems on the Maximus GENE-Z, I found that UNDER-volting was the solution.
I spent some time trying to see whether a BIOS offset voltage or manual voltage allowed the best undervolting results on Sandy Bridge.
Contrary to what I’d read elsewhere, faster RAM speed was providing faster iGPU performance on my Sandy Bridge processor.
If your washing machine has a broken spider and you’re thinking of trying to repair it, the steps I went through on mine are listed here.
It wouldn’t be a BioWare game if it didn’t have at least 1 bugged quest that couldn’t be completed. Here’s how you fix the “diplomat terminal” bug on the PC.
I give instructions for pulling apart the Samsung Q460 (with pictures) and replacing the thermal paste. It’s not easy, and I didn’t see an improvement. But it’s here.
It’s always tough to find a mid-range laptop with a mid-range dedicated GPU at a low cost. But the Samsung Q460 fit the bill. Here’s a closer look.
CM’s Storm Scout is one of the few full-sized cases that have handy carry handles. Instead of a gaming-focus, I look at filtration and methods of minimizing the dust that enters this beast.
A number of Whirlpool washers end up with bearing problems. You can throw it out, pay $ for a new basket, or replace the bearings. I did the latter.
A comparison of 2 locally-available 1500W oil-filled heaters. Each have their strengths and weaknesses, depending on what features you’re looking for.
If your Impala’s window switch appears dead, you can follow these steps to take it apart, clean it up, and get working power windows once again!
I jailbroke my AppleTV 2, installed Plex, and documented the procedure.
Winegard makes wonderful large heavy-duty antennas. I go through the assembly/installation process and provide a few thoughts at the end.
If you’ve got a BootCamp partition on your Mac and found that Mac OS X inexplicably runs slow after startup, this may be the solution.