Posts Tagged ‘OS’

Samsung Note 3 Endless Reboot Loop

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Sometimes mobile phone updates can be a little risky. Just this morning, I saw the update symbol prompt for the Samsung Note 3. Little did I know, I would end up in an endless reboot loop!

I thought the update would have been automatic, when I pressed the Samsung software update button and left the phone alone and came back to it later thinking the update process would have been done. (more…)

Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Quick Review

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

This Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V motherboard was a quick purchase decision without much checking as my old Gigabyte board burnt out on me while doing some file transfer. After 4-1/2 years of faithful

service with one hiccup on the BIOS, my old GA-MA69G-S3H was now a souvenir piece. I probably won’t keep it for long as it takes up space though I would keep the AMD CPU and DDR2 RAM for souvenir keepsake.

I decided to hop back to Intel based PC. AMD was not too bad. Although AMD positioned itself as a lower cost alternative with more features, I found that despite the AMD CPU being cheaper, the motherboard was not. And somehow the marriage between Microsoft and Intel seemed better for routine day to day usage. Not being a gamer, I suppose this pairing would be far more suitable for me.

Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V with Intel Core i3
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Rooting Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

After successfully rooting my HTC, I decided to root my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro. After all, it was great to gain more memory and thus able to install much more Android apps then it wo

uld otherwise be able without me having to buy another new higher end Android model just so to have more memory to install apps. I’m planning to save up some money to go for Android tablets instead to replace my netbook stolen by my runaway Indonesian maid.

Having used this Xperia X10 mini pro for almost 2 years now, my main grouse with it is the insufficient working RAM memory of 176MB. With the many application running in the background most of the time I get a balance of about 30MB or RAM memory which really slows down my X10 mini pro. The internal ROM memory was 212MB which was about 50MB more than my HTC Cha Cha still gives the X10 mini pro an edge for App installation especially it has less bloatware in comparison with HTC too helped to save up on the ROM memory usage.

My rooted Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro with the Superuser icon
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Multi Boot USB Linux with Pendrive Linux Yumi Software

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Multi boot USB Linux comes in really handy and recently I just discovered this Yumi software by Lance of Pendrive Linux website that can be used for booting multiple live distros of Linux! Previously my linux project was to install linux itself into my SanDisk Ultra 64GB flash drive, however I could only limit myself to boot 2 linux flavours in the thumb drive namely Ubuntu for its productivity suite and Puppy Lupu for its small size and speed. (more…)

Online Bookmarks Service for Synchronizing between PC and Browsers

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Store your bookmarks online and you can also synchronize between browsers and several PC including your mobile devices like iPhone, Android phone and Symbian enabled phones. Also no need to worry about losing all your bookmarks whenever you reinstall your PC. (more…)

Installing a portable Ubuntu Linux in a USB Thumbdrive

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

I couldn’t wait for the price of 32GB USB thumb drive to come down and decided to get one. I think the current size of most USB drive is way more than enough for the average Joe’s but not for power users like me! It seems like Moore’s Law don’t seem to apply for the USB thumb drive anymore if there is a lower demand for more storage space in USB drive. It now takes ages for the prices to come down for USB drive and if you compare with say a portable hard drive, it sure is lagging behind!

SanDisk Cruzer - micro and standard.
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Solution to slow data transfer of WD MyBook using Firewire 1394 with Windows 7

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Earlier this year, I upgraded my AMD Gigabyte PC from Windows Vista to Windows 7, 64bit. Although I was pleased with the nicer to use W7 and the better memory management using base 64 rather than the 32 bit thereby using up the entire 4GB of RAM memory efficiently. I noticed while transferring large files as well as large number of files (>1 GB) between WD MyBook external storage drive via Firewire 1394, it took ages to get the job done. (more…)

USB 2.0 to IDE / SATA Adapter

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Finally went ahead to purchase this hardware – USB 2.0 to IDE / SATA Adapter. At about $15 (RM45) it is probably not comparable to say a portable hard drive or an external powered hard drive that you can get for about $33 (RM100) with more storage capacity. I have been thinking of getting this hardware for some time now. My brother passed me an old Pentium III box and I deemed it too slow to do anything useful even if I donate it to some charity. I may as well cannibalize it for parts. One of the useful parts includes the old hard drive. (more…)

Brute Force Password Cracking

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Keep your password difficult to crack because brute force password cracking is possible to gain access to any of your secured work space such as your website. I happen to bump into this information some time ago (forgot which website) which gives a rough indication how secure your password is against a would be attacked attempting to use a brute force cracker to break your password and gain unauthorised access to your area of security. Thus it is prudent to create as unique and complicated password as you can to foil any attempts for a hacker to gain access. (more…)

WD MyBook seems to be slowing down

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

This Western Digital WD MyBook external hard drive which I got around Nov 2008 seems to be slowing down. Whevener I want to store a large file, it lags and takes ages to copy over. I’m not sure whether this is due to Windows 7 and the overal hardware of my desktop PC or just this WD MyBook HDD fault.

I tried switching from its current firewire connection to a standard USB connection and there was a slight improvement. Could be my imagination. Perhaps the Windows 7 firewire driver is not so good or what I’m not sure. Previously in Windows Vista the data movement was pretty smooth. (more…)