Tagged: Hardware


Close-up of a hard disk head resting on a disk...

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or Why I Almost Lost Data Today

Some of you who follow my twitter may already know that one of the inevitable misfortunes that can happen within a computer centric lifestyle is Hard Drive Failure. Let me tell you what has happened to me.
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Juniperus macrocarpa

Juniperus macrocarpa, Langeri, Paros Island, G...

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… or ‘How I upgraded my computer’

It all started a few months ago. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my shiny Hex-Core processor.

Juniper can idle very happily at 35° C, portage runs go as high as 40-50° C. Games are fine, most of the heavy lifting is offloaded to the GPU, rarely do they take up all the cores all the time. This usually leaves some cycles free to run media and a single threaded jobbie behind the scenes. Continue reading