After returning home from college for the summer, I wanted to get my desktop computer online with the wireless network. Unfortunately for my Internet addiction, the desktop computer didn’t have a wireless adapter. I ordered one off of NewEgg, but in the mean time I was left without the glorious internet on my desktop computer’s big screens. What do I do?! The laptop could connect to the wireless network, so there’s a start. Windows has the ability to share the Internet connection of one network adapter over another. Bingo. I describe the process in the following video.
After months of blaming my i7 desktop computer’s tendency to overheat on it’s high performance and small size, I discover that… the CPU fan was on backwards. fail. It’s temps used to hover around 50°C, now they’re down to just below 40. Recently, when transcoding a DVD with HandBrake, the temps got up to 80°C, but now with the fan reversed, and all of that dust removed, it rises to a reasonable 65°C. Happy days!
I just got a new LG Flatron w3000H 30″ monitor in the mail. Along with the fanless Radeon HD 4670 that I got yesterday gives me a total of 8.704 (that’s ((2460*1600) + 2*(1920*1200))/10^6) megapixels to work on.
I’m really behind on posts. I couple weeks ago I built a new i7 computer, leaving my old (ha!) Core 2 Quad computer lonely and unusable. To remedy this sad situation, I bought a 1 terabyte hard drive and a copy of Windows Home Server to convert my trusty ol’ compy into a happy new home server. I’m not going to go too deep into the project in this post, but rather I am simply going to post this picture: