Category Archives: Other stuff

Dammit Tim! Quit Cloning Around!

Originally posted 2016-08-23 21:52:35.

Strangely alike, these two.
Strangely alike, these two.

Sometimes we do things without realizing and other times we just become creatures of habit, but I was staring at my 2 displays tonight, on the Chuwi Tablet and on the Dell PC monitor…

Looks like I could use a little variety in my desktop display choices. On the other hand, a P51 Mustang is a killer aircraft, no pun intended and has to be one of the finest propeller driven aircraft ever produced, although there is a good argument for the Spitfire also, but both share that Rolls-Merlin engine.

Just an observation here. Nothing technical to discuss. But hell, the purpose of the tablet test server is to simply see what it can do, so post content is sometimes less important than posts themselves. I also checked the Asus notebook, yeah same desktop look. But I am happy to report that the Linux Lite VM on  the tablet has a Lamborghini desktop image and the Asus Linux Lite VM has the image seen below.

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Tim

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ME572C Comes Through Again! Great Tablet!

Originally posted 2016-01-17 16:00:21.

My Network Toolbox
My Network Toolbox

I don’t always take the Dragon Touch with me but I always carry the Asus ME572C along everywhere I go…

This little 7 inch ME572C Asus never ceases to amaze me. Today I was out and about and realized that one of the yourfreewordpress demo sites was broken.

So what did I do? I installed a couple of free FTP clients and it did take a bit of time but I was able to fix demo site 3 on that server.

Not bad for an inexpensive, little tablet! I was running numerous apps all at once and checking football scores and highlights and there wasn’t a single slowdown or glitch from this tablet.

If you can still find one of these online I still recommend it as one of the best tablets you can buy for the money. Bonus news, it fits in your back pocket!

Tim

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Tonight I Did My Taxes And My Return Will Be Okay, But….

Originally posted 2018-02-01 23:36:08.

As the title states, I did my taxes, filed electronically and hopefully should see a return that will pay the cable bill for a year and perhaps a month’s rent.

Yeah, living on your own ain’t cheap and we need to have stuff to test as usual, this being tax time I would have already ordered the Chuwi LapBook Air or the tiny GPD Win 10 or perhaps another 2-3 devices except cash flow here is at a minimum!

So here is the deal, the folks who donate to the site at a level of a whopping 1 dollar, will be entered to win the legendary HiBook Tablet! I of course will come up with the giveaway videos, etc in the next few days. Who knows, if you were to share this article, perhaps we would have enough donations that I could give away more cool stuff.

I want to bring testing back into the home here and have total control of the server(s) and test the crap out of whatever device I can get my hands on! It might appear to be a strange thought to you, but think about this, what other site on earth has run most of its life on a tablet? Yeah, go check, we are the only idiots doing this stuff!

Tablets, notebooks, anything mobile gets put into service as a web server. So click the damned donate link and help us reach our rather minimal goal of $1800, or if you happen to be a manufacturer send us your product and we WILL beat the crap out of it and offer unbiased reviews!

So click here to donate and I will ask no more of your time!

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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The Chuwi HiBook News: Sept 17th Edition.

Originally posted 2016-09-17 13:33:12.

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The HiBook and Logitech Keyboard

For the second week in a row the Chuwi along with the Logitech K480 keyboard has become  my go to notebook! To put it simply, it does everything my Asus X553SA Notebook does but with a brighter screen and faster response times.

This is truly one of the best little tablet notebook combinations I have ever owned and tested. It does everything well.

I do however recommend buying the HiBook Pro version because it has better resolution along with a larger battery. Gearbest has it at a very reasonable price.

Tim

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The HiBook News: Today’s Edition – Still Waiting For My Wireless ac Dongle

Originally posted 2017-05-06 13:33:51.

So once again I am at my top secret location having lunch and typing a post from the Hi12/Logitech keyboard combo. I really don’t have much to report on as far as testing goes. The HiBook is still the primary server here and the Hi12 comes online in the evenings.

I am still waiting for my little USB wireless ac dual band adapter to arrive from the Netherlands. Apparently it is being sent via rowboat since we are coming up on 27 or so days in transit.  I really am eager to test this little accessory and see how it works. It may or may not be the best little investment I have ever made. I picked it up for $10.69 but it is currently available for $9.99 on Gearbest.

Perhaps the postman will surprise me and it will be in the mailbox when I arrive home today so I have something to test on both tablets this weekend. Because  other than reporting on the fact that the Hi12 and HiBook are both working perfectly I really don’t have much in the way of amazing news.

That is all for now,

Tim

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