In pursuit of my Team Fortress glitching, I’ve added a PCI slot cooler to my computer — the Antec VCool. In general, a PCI slot cooler mounts into one or two PCI slots (the VCool occupies two), and either draws air into the case or exhausts hot air out of the case. The VCool, positioned [...]
The Netgear WGR614 saga continues. I discovered yesterday that the router’s power adapter was putting out 16 volts; it’s only supposed to put out 12 volts. A ha! The source of my troubles? Heat seems to be the major issue: when it gets hot, it stops working correctly. Of course, being driven at 16v instead [...]
My Netgear router that I wrote about previously is acting up again. I’m seeing the same symptoms as before: dropped connections, etc. I know it’s the router because:
When web pages stop loading, I can’t access the router itself either (at 192.168.1.1). Once webpages start loading again, I can also access the router.
I’m seeing no slowdowns [...]
As a followup on my previous post, I managed to capture more Team Fortress rendering glitches last night.
The polygons in this sniper are all facing in odd directions. Notice the two long, thin polygons going down and to the left.
This sniper’s head and rifle butt seem fine, but the rest of him is [...]
In November I posted that my Antec NeoPower 480 power supply had died. Antec’s warranty came through, and I received a new Antec NeoPower 500 a few days later to replace the dead 480.
Three months later, I got around to actually installing this new power supply. Yeah, I’m lazy like that sometimes.
The new NeoPower [...]
I’m unusual in that I’m a technology guy who prefers a cell phone that is simply a phone without a lot of bells and whistles. For this reason, I continued carrying my trusty Audiovox 9100 phone for six years. Yes, I carried the same cell phone for six years.
Now, the End Has Come. [...]
Question: What if you want to listen to music while your iPod is plugged into a computer?
Say you want to listen to your iPod at work, but discover that your iPod’s battery is dead. If you’re like me, you probably have a perfectly good computer at your desk with perfectly good USB ports which [...]
I received a replacement power supply from Antec yesterday — a NeoPower 500, which is a bit of an upgrade from my previous NeoPower 480. I’m going to install it this weekend, and we’ll see how it works out. Hopefully this one will last for many years (knock on wood).