An APEVIA X-QPACK2 user review – small and light

One of the most interesting cases I’ve ever had, the APEVIA X-QPACK2 is insanely light and makes for a tight-fitting setup.

Samsung UN22D5003 review – a TV, and an awesome PC monitor

The Samsung UN22D5003 – they sell it as a TV, but it makes for one heck of a nice monitor.

A quick Antec NSK2480 user review…

The Antec NSK2480 is… well… an Antec. Nice and quiet, cools well, but I did run into a few issues.

Having trouble undervolting? Do more undervolting!

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.

Sandy Bridge undervolting – offset vs manual – observations

I spent some time trying to see whether a BIOS offset voltage or manual voltage allowed the best undervolting results on Sandy Bridge.

Intel’s HD 3000 – not as constrained on memory bandwidth as you might think…

Contrary to what I’d read elsewhere, faster RAM speed was providing faster iGPU performance on my Sandy Bridge processor.

Repairing a broken spider (on a Whirlpool Duet Washer)

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.

THE FIX – Mass Effect 3 “diplomat terminal” bug

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.

The NP-Q460 box.

A quick Samsung Q460 laptop review

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.

Cooler Master Storm Scout filtration review (and modding)

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.

How to replace bearings in the Whirlpool Duet WFW9200SQ02 washing machine

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.

1500W oil heaters – Bionaire vs Garrison

A comparison of 2 locally-available 1500W oil-filled heaters. Each have their strengths and weaknesses, depending on what features you’re looking for.

Chevy Impala driver side power window not going up – THE FIX

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!

Jailbreaking, and installing Plex on the Apple TV 2

I jailbroke my AppleTV 2, installed Plex, and documented the procedure.

Winegard HD8200U installation and review

Winegard makes wonderful large heavy-duty antennas. I go through the assembly/installation process and provide a few thoughts at the end.

Mac OS X slow for 10-15 minutes after boot – THE FIX

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.

Civilization 5 – From Archaemennid to Safavid achievement bug workaround

Civ 5 came with it’s share of achievement-related issues and bugs. Here’s a way to work around the Archaemennid to Safavid bug during a play.

D-Link DIR-825 router review – poor design for the low price of $150

My D-Link DIR-825 came with a heatsink that looks like… well… not a heatsink. How it cost over $100 is beyond me.

Review – a couple Honeywell Air Purifiers

I exposed a couple locally-available air purifiers to a smoky room. Here’s how it turned out.

Thoughts on the Antec 300

Yet another Antec review – this time, the 300.