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We Are Going To Be Giving Away The HiBook Tablet! We Just are Not Sure Of The Method…Yet

Yes folks, the HiBook tablet has been tested in all sorts of ways here at HiBook Labs and we are simply out of things to test on it!

We have installed Linux on it, edited videos on it, run a server off of it for over a year and a half  in a VM AND in Android and also watched hundreds of movies and TV shows on it!  Personally I love this thing, but it does sit around lately not being used too often and it still works perfectly!

So I have decided to do some sort of giveaway to someone who really could use a handy 10.1 inch, dual boot, Windows 10/Android tablet in perfect working order.

Of course the test facility here at HQ will continue to be called HiBook Labs for the foreseeable future, so do not panic! But the nature of the giveaway will be determined by those who choose to register on this web site and actually come up with a suggestion or two!

Why yes, “what a novel idea you are thinking, I could write a post on this site and perhaps influence the outcome/method of this giveaway”.

Of course if you register and do not login or post, yeah, you get terminated, if you post a bunch of links (URL’s) you get removed. Simple enough?

Make sure you are registering on tabletserver.com and not another site that this may be shared with! (yes this will be shared on my other site, so just making sure you are registering for the correct web site!)

That is all I have at this time, register and write or suggest, no comments please, since most folks screw those up and they get dumped by the security protocols.

Tim

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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: Tim Rambles On About Stuff That Just Plain Works!

Tonight we have a somewhat long video that adheres to my tradition of crappy videos, but offers up info that is actually useful, without the frills, nifty background  nor any real plugs for anything, except of course the HiBook site donations page.

This was all shot on what one would consider sub-standard equipment but if you watch you will get the point. You don’t need all the latest tech to get the job done!

I am not saying that the latest tech isn’t cool, but I simply try to remind folks that there are ways to cut your tech costs by not being sucked into the latest tech frenzy.

This was all shot in terrible lighting, on a BLU Studio Energy 2 phone that is what I use at work to shoot videos on all our cars  almost everyday. Obviously outdoor shooting is a huge advantage, but I have not yet yielded to the temptation to get a slightly larger phone with a better camera, because I simply love the 5000 mAh battery and AMOLED screen on this phone and, yeah, it just plain works.

So all that being said below is my latest crappy video!

That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News: Edition Number 990 Or Thereabouts…This Episode: Not A Whole Lot To Report Except…

Wow, the title left ya’all hanging didn’t it? Yeah, there really isn’t anything new on the tablet server front since it is still sitting on a large scale shared hosting platform until I can get my cable connected.

However I can still report that the old Chuwi HiBook is still the best overall portable device I own due to it’s size, speed and usefulness along with decent battery life.  The faster RAM after a BIOS tweak really does make it quite a bit snappier than the Hi12, which of course still has the far superior display and of course that huge 11600 mAh battery, but lots of little annoying glitches, such as not being able to tweak the BIOS!

Both of these devices are still available. Although for the most part you can only find the HiBook Pro  with a super hi-res 2560 x 1600 screen and larger battery, both of which are a bonus! The HiBook Pro is a steal right now at $182!

Lately though I am thinking that once I get cable back online I might just opt for a 7-8 inch super cheap tablet with Windows 10 and see what I can do with it as a server.  I think I have done all I can with the current smaller 10.1 inch HiBook to prove it’s value.

So that is all the news I have for today except for the fact that it is too damned cold outside here! But that will be gone by tomorrow and the world will be right again.

That is all,

Tim

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The HiBook And Logitech K480 Save The Day Again!

Today I was sick. I had a temperature and could not get warm all day. However I still went to work because I can be miserable there just as easily as at home and I simply don’t like to miss work. So after 8 hrs of misery I head home with the idea of getting horizontal under a dozen blankets and trying to get some sleep. Of course that plan never panned out out because I decided to fire up the Zotac PC and check the sites and any emails I might have. Well it just didn’t go well because I managed to spill my soda into my USB keyboard before ever getting logged in.

So I unplugged it, flipped it upside down so the soda would not head inside the keyboard, but out. Great plan, with a 99.99% success rate. I set the keyboard over a heat vent and let it dry for about 25 minutes. Moving on, I plugged it back in and all the keys seemed to work except 1, the letter “p”. Yeah you guessed it, my Win 10 login has a “p” in the password! Worse yet, Bluetooth was not turned on. Well I am sick and it is about 25F outside so I am not running to the store that is about a half mile away to get a new keyboard.

So what does one do in this situation? Well I still have my WiFi router and I do have 2 tablets, both capable of connecting to the router and it hit me after 5 minutes of reasoning things out. I plugged the Ethernet cable into the Zotac and fired up the HiBook, logged into the admin panel of the router, figured out which IP the PC had obtained and then I used VNC viewer to connect to the VNC service on the Zotac. Within a minute I had logged in, turned on Bluetooth and then I paired up the LogiTech K480!

So once again the LogiTab has saved my bacon and taught me that I simply do not need two keyboards anyway! With a simple rotation of the knob on the K480 I can go from either tablet or to the Zotac!

However I would like to point out to folks that if you check E-Bay you can still find a LogiTech K480 keyboard for about $21-$23 with free shipping. Do not buy those add-on keyboards for your tablets, go bluetooth and it will save your bacon! This keyboard is by far the best $27 I ever spent on anything computer related and if you have a 10.1 inch tablet you won’t need a stand to use it, because the slot at the top of the keyboard will do the trick!

That is all I have for this evening,
I am hitting the hay…

Tim

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The HiBook News: This Edition, Finally Got The Server Moved!

Eventually this server will end up back on a tablet but for the foreseeable short term future I thought it best to get all the good info on here loaded up onto a full server since I am in the process of moving.

Of course that meant changing a few things such as the URL of the site which no longer contains the :8080 (port 8080) because it is no longer necessary. So if you end up getting an error on a search or from a link on Google, just remove the :8080 part of the address and all should be good.

Obviously there may be some occasional errors, but overall everything should work. I actually created the new database and edited it all on the Hi12 tablet which as usual saved the day. There really isn’t very much that it can’t do when needed.

So please remember to update your book marks and remove that :8080 from the address, thanks!

That is all for now,

Tim

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