A new Amiga 1200 Case and Keys in 2020

I love my retro tech. Old computers are just great things. I moved to the Amiga after the Commodore 64 in the early 1990s. I stumbled upon this site and now I want to turn to my aging Amiga 1200 and black it out. https://www.a1200.net/ So, why would I want to do this to my … Continue reading A new Amiga 1200 Case and Keys in 2020

openSUSE Leap 15.1 | Upgrade and Fresh Install Successes

Every review I do is from a biased lens as an openSUSE user and this will be no different. I will be taking a biased look openSUSE Leap 15.1. I'd like to say this will be completely objective... but it won't. openSUSE is the operating system of choice for nearly every aspect of my life … Continue reading openSUSE Leap 15.1 | Upgrade and Fresh Install Successes

openSUSE Tumbleweed on Dell Inspiron 20 3048 All-In-One Desktop

For quite some time, I have been noodling around an idea about adding a "new" Linux machine to my home with a specific purpose and requirements in mind. The primary purpose of this machine would be to enhance my organization and reduce wasted time. I also had a very specific form factor requirement for my … Continue reading openSUSE Tumbleweed on Dell Inspiron 20 3048 All-In-One Desktop

Flashing Linksys E2000 Router with DD-WRT

When it comes to home networking, I have lost some "Geek Points" in the last few years. In general, I don't find all the bits that go into networking all that interesting, I know the basics, have had my network doing what I want it to do and have basically neglected it for some time. … Continue reading Flashing Linksys E2000 Router with DD-WRT

HP TouchPad in 2018.1 Update

Earlier this year, I repaired and updated my HP TouchPad with the latest firmware I could find. I have used it regularly since for numerous tasks and even tried to shoe horn it into other tasks to see if it would improve my workflow. Was all that effort worth it? Did I really need to … Continue reading HP TouchPad in 2018.1 Update

Upgrade Reliability of openSUSE Tumbleweed

For fun... or maybe negligence... I hadn't updated one of my openSUSE Tumbleweed netbooks. As a rolling distribution of Linux, it is generally considered in bad form to not keep it updated as it will likely break the installation. Not so with Tumbleweed. The System Acer Aspire One D255E Netbook Intel Atom CPU N455 @ … Continue reading Upgrade Reliability of openSUSE Tumbleweed

Wii Console Repair and Homebrew Hack

The Nintendo Wii, in my belief, was the best video game console ever created. It was a very popular family-unifying gaming counsel. Instead of the typical behavior of the gaming system monopolizing a single person's time, this brought family together much like you would have on family game night. A vehicle of interaction. The Wii … Continue reading Wii Console Repair and Homebrew Hack

Dell Latitude E6440 all on SSDs

Upgrading the 2.5" SSHD to a 2.5" SSD on a Dell Latitude E6440

HP TouchPad in 2018

I purchased two HP TouchPads a few years ago when they were fairly inexpensive. I wanted a larger tablet that wasn't built cheaply. They worked great for a while but started to act up. I used them less and less until they just stopped working all together. I put them on a shelf and forgot … Continue reading HP TouchPad in 2018