After many many hours of pulling my hair out and screaming every colourful word that my mind could conjure at AMD and even selling my AMD based desktop I finally got my computer working (the one that is not my desktop). It was not as hard as I expected honestly, but it was certainly not obvious. It required quite a bit of research, and some grabbing a little bit of this here and there, and custom tailoring it to my needs. This should apply to pretty much anyone with Ubuntu 13.04 and work as long as you have a card that is newer than the HD 5XXX series, an E series APU or A series APU or newer. I am not going to promise that, but I am pretty confident.
Windows 8.1 Update, and how it has changed my experience with my Surface RT for the better (Student Review Followup)
For all of you who previously read my review on the Surface when I first got it; this review is sort of a follow up in some ways. So for those of you who did not read it this is not a review of Windows 8.1 entirely, but I will be reviewing it from the standpoint of how it improved for me as a student. I was fortunate enough to be able to use it for the last quarter of my semester with the preview. There were a few kinks, and just absence of features altogether with the device when it first launched. Not blaming Microsoft for that. It was just a new release. Every device has that slump period. As a student however, this was pretty much minimized due to the programs that Microsoft had included for me right out the door such as Microsoft Office, a PDF reader, Remote Desktop, and Internet Explorer. Without remote desktop this covered 90% of what I needed as a student, and even entertainment needs (Netflix, Hulu, ect). With remote desktop I was able to do things that I normally would not be able to do on the RT or even on my laptop; for example development for some of my programming classes. Since launch however, the way that I have used the device has changed even before 8.1 new apps were released that further enhanced it, and new apps continuously come out further diminishing any need for another device for anything school related.
As I am sure some of you know my site was down for almost two weeks, and here is my followup. Figured there might be someone else out there who could use this, and what a better time to write an article than when it is still fresh in my mind. This entire process is rather simple. I will just assume that your website host has phpMyAdmin as a service that you can use. If not you can use some sort of alternative program to do something similar, but I will not be covering that. My environment for this tutorial was a fresh install of WordPress 3.5.2. I am recovering my blog that was version 3.5.2. I am by no means a professional with this, but I followed the guides on WordPress’s documentation, and have compiled them into one guide here. If you find something that you do not like in this guide let me know, and I will make my changes.
Sorry about the downtime guys. It was unplanned, and just so happened to come around exam time so I sorta had to leave it be. Turns out it was a database issue. Switched hosts to cut back on some costs (I am a student after all), and repaired the database. Had to do everything from scratch. So if you find anything that is out of the ordinary or are getting errors let me know and I will try and fix it. Thanks for understanding!
Think I might make a tutorial on going through what I just did.
Just a quick and simple meal that I threw together since I had a whole bunch of leftovers from Christmas, being the oranges, and everything for the salsa. Just so happened to get a great deal on the tilapia at $2.50/lb at my local grocery.
Cost: $1.50 per serving |Â Servings: 1 |Â Time to Prep: 6 minutes |Â Time to Cook: 35 minutes
- 1 cup mango salsa
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1 blood red orange
- 1/8 tsp minced garlic
- pepper flakes
This Christmas I must say I got a bit of a surprise from the family and they had given me a Microsoft Surface RT 32GB as a gift. To put it bluntly I was ecstatic when I unwrapped the gift it was just what I had wanted. As a student I have a few requirements that I ask from my laptop, some of these things it cannot really meet due to limitations of the form factor, but my list goes like this:
- Long battery life ~8 hours or more aka long enough to make it through at least 3 2.5 hour classes on a single charge.
Not sure if all of you are familiar with pho, but basically Pho is a vietnamese rice noodle soup. It is pretty complex in flavor and uses many different spices. Similar to other asian dishes I have made this is basically another one of my clear out the fridge meals. I normally will take all of the veggies that I have saved up such as onion skins, carrot tops, or things that are just about to go bad and make a stock this way nothing goes to waste. After making the stock I can either make a dinner with it right away or I can freeze it and use it later. Â However I must confess this time I cheated. I did not make this broth from scratch, but I did it with you all in mind. Here on GeekedChef I am to try and make meals not only quickly but cheaply as well. Pho can be made cheaply, but making a stock is not a quick ordeal no matter how you do it. So in order to make this quickly I grabbed some Pho broth paste from the localÂ AsianÂ market. I just grabbed the first one I saw. Â Came out to like $3 for the entire bottle which can make about 25 soups. Â For those who have never use a broth paste you really should. It is similar toÂ bouillonÂ except it offers a great more deal of flavor and it tastes much closer to the real thing and not quite as salty either. So now for the how to:
*Windows users I will be creating a guide for Windows when I find the time. The steps will be very similar but these guides take some time to create.
Introduction and Downloads:
I know there have been a lot of posts on other sites about creating media centers, but yet not a single one has really gave me the features I desire. Â I would like one that;
- Affordable but quality htpc with enough power to play blu-ray movies at 1080p but also be energy efficient.
- Be able to play and record live television (I have FiOS TV)
- Play Hulu, Netflix, and CrunchyRoll (one of my favorite anime streaming sites) and the flexability to add other sites if I so chose
- Plenty of room for expansion of hard drives.