Darkstar One – getting to Odia
In DarkStar One, I was stuck trying to figure out how to get to Odia. Took a little searching, but I finally found it.
The lapping test – reducing temps by lapping a CPU’s heatspreader & heatsink
Lapping a CPU – the process.
Prime95 for Mac OS X
Trying to find Prime 95 for the Mac was a little tricky. After a fair bit of searching, I finally came across the download link.
Intel E2140 + ASUS P5B-VM SE overclocking
A look at overclocking the E2140, and results!
Optical SPDIF out on a Soundblaster Audigy 2
A detailed pinout and instructions for using SPDIF via the Audigy 2.
LED’s in an instrument cluster
The power savings by using LED bulbs in a vehicle can be substantial. But how about replacing the small bulbs in an instrument cluster?
From regular to LED bulbs – How much of a power savings can you expect?
I measure the current pulled by regular automotive bulbs, and then by their LED replacements. The difference in power draw is substantial.
Rub a dub dub, 3 men in a tub (actually a boat).
A brief, but fun riddle that involves transporting 3 people in the shortest number of trips possible.
USB hub review – the i-rocks CRYSTAL IR-4300 4-port USB 2.0 powered hub
I grabbed my first ever USB hub – the i-rocks IR-4300 and gave it a whirl. Pictures, specs, and instructions are included.
Here’s a fun one… Vista drivers for the Samsung ML-1210 printer (shared over a network)
Installing the ML-1210 on Vista, and over a network is a painful combination. I managed to do it, but it took a lot of trial and error. You’ll see why.
How to replace the timing belt in a 1991 Chev Sprint
The process for removing a timing belt from an 89-91 Sprint/Metro/Firefly, since I’ve done this about a dozen times.
Replacing rear wheel bearings in a 1991 Chevy Sprint
If your car is making a lovely crunching sound, here is the full process with pictures. Rear wheel bearings for other cars are often similar.
Logitech Premium USB Stereo Headset 350 review
A look at Logitech’s headset, and some problems I ran into 2 days later.
Key broken in the ignition of your Sprint/Swift/Metro/Firefly? Here’s how to fix it.
How to get the broken key out of the ignition by removing the lock assembly. Burglars: Please don’t read.
Energizer CHDC-CA Compact AA/AAA NiMH Battery Charger Review
A review of the Energizer Battery Cooker. I mean… Battery Charger. No wait, I was right the first time.
Blast from the past: Mac OS X on a regular PC experiment in 2006
If you ever wondered what early hackintoshing looked like, hop in my time machine and take a look at one of the earliest installs in history. The 3 part series has been condensed into a single page for easy reading.
Gigabyte GA-8I915ME-GL motherboard review
A look at the GA-8I915ME-GL motherboard. Fairly spec oriented, though I do include screenshots of the BIOS as well.
Kill A Watt P4400 Review
A short look at the Kill A Watt power device – an item that helps you check the power consumption of each of your devices.
Why can’t you connect neutral to ground to convert an outlet from 2-prong to 3-prong?
Another riddle (sort of). I suppose it could be a PSA too.
NITS M15AAA 15″ LCD Monitor Review
A look at a monitor that nobody’s ever heard about from a company that nobody’s ever heard about.