Tag Archives: Dragon Touch

So the REAL purpose of this site is to Show Folks That a Tablet can Run a Web Server.

Originally posted 2016-03-01 00:47:02.

web-serverSo many of the posts on this site are about the Dragon Touch X10 and yes it is a great tablet, maybe the best buy on earth, now the real purpose of this site it to demonstrate the fact that a tablet can run a server.

This site is basically a site similar to my old Tablet server that server which ran for months on an Asus MEMo  Pad HD 7, eventually got moved onto a virtual Linux server, it now has a variety of articles, primarily about tablets, but on various other tech subjects.

Obviously the addiction to showing people that you can run as small site on something as simple as a Tablet never went away. Call it an addiction, but if you are getting a few dozen to perhaps even 100 visits per day it can be done with a dirt cheap Android Tablet. It is absolutely perfect as a demo site for any sort of business!

As always, stay tuned for the latest news in tablet-based servers and various and random other posts…

Another note here, the server backup for this tablet is an Android phone. Yeah, that’s pretty cool isn’t it?

Tim

 

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Okay, Sometimes Plans Just Do Not Work Out! But There is a Silver Lining, Like an Asus Z580CA Tablet!

Originally posted 2016-03-06 06:51:24.

EVERY-CLOUD-HAVE-A-SILVER-LININGSo my overall plans for my recent purchases was to use the new BLU Studio Energy 2 as a backup, because it has a huge battery. But, no matter what I do, including wiping the device twice, it won’t run the KSweb app as a server.

However, the new tablet, well, another story totally. Not only does the Z580CA from Asus run it, it does it just as fast as the Dragon Touch X10! The ME572C had definite issues with speed when running as a backup, but the new tablet just handles it perfectly!

This is probably a simple issue with the BLU Studio Energy 2, but it is minor, because the phone itself is a huge step forward from the BLU Studio X it replaced. The display is better, the storage is better and the battery is HUGE! I intentionally ran it all day, leaving it set at a 5 min display timeout and left it running on WiFi, downloaded a bunch of stuff and still had 65% battery after 14 hrs of heavy use!

So in both cases I am happy to have purchased the BLU Studio Energy 2 and the Asus Z580CA (also known as a Zenpad 8). So there will always be a backup server here…just not the one I had intended.

Incidentally the Blu Energy 2 is still getting a minimum of 3 days battery life after over a year of use!

Tim

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I am actually impressed with the Dragon Touch X10 Tablet as a server

Originally posted 2015-11-20 01:25:16.

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This post originally appeared in Nov of 2015

Sure my Dell computer has a faster processor and is running multiple virtual servers..but still….fact is I have been posting stuff and also watching TV at the same damned time on My Dragon touch X10! Yeah, this little tablet multitasks as well as any human I know….

No, it is not the right platform to run your corporate website on….but you could damn sure run a small web site for a small company on a tablet like this one!

Of course that is my opinion….and ONLY my opinion…damn it the TV show is done with commercials.

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After a Full Week of Running a Server on the Asus Z580CA I have Reached Some Conclusions.

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The Asus Z580CA

For the last week I have run this server almost exclusively on the Asus Z580CA tablet and am very pleased with the results. The Dragon Touch X10 handles server chores quite well, but having 4gb of ram really does make a difference. The Asus can be used for multiple chores while still running the server with no visible lags on the device at all.

I am in fact using the Asus to type up this post tonight, although the server is running on the Dragon Touch this evening. I am always amazed at how well it works when using a Bluetooth keyboard and wireless mouse.

So now onto performance as a server. As I stated previously it runs flawlessly as a WordPress platform. More importantly, when setup correctly, it will run easily for 12 hrs on battery. The way this is done on this device is to simply plugin a wireless mouse and the WiFi will never sleep. The screen will stay off all day and therefore the prime user of battery is eliminated.

With the Dragon Touch the only way I  can get the wireless to stay awake is leaving the screen on, fully dimmed with Chrome running on a blank page, with no tabs open and therefore mostly black screen. For those who are thinking why not set the wireless to always on, and that simply doesn’t actually work on either of these tablets. Why, I do not know, I have tried every possible setting in settings, to no avail.

My conclusion is that overall, the far better server platform is the Asus Z580CA. I know, most folks are not interested in running a web server on their tablet, but for those who are, or maybe just want to try it, the Asus is the better choice.

Tim

 

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Little lessons that we occasionally forget.

downloadSo tonight I decided to upgrade the firmware on my router. All went well except I forgot one or two critical items.

Why yes kiddie, here is what I’ve forgotten…I forgot to screen capture all of my port forwarding settings and reserved IP’s.

Thank goodness I remembered all my IP addresses for all my servers. At least I was able to reserve the IP addresses to the correct Mac address without too much problem.

The lesson here children is to simply screenshot every setting on your router before doing a firmware upgrade!

That is all for tonight,

Tim

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