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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: BLU Studio Energy 2 Did Have a Virus!

Originally posted 2018-07-18 21:01:43.

A few days back I mentioned restoring the BLU Studio Energy 2 phone back to factory defaults and yes it was a long arduous process. Today however I may have discovered why.

Yeah, it looks like there was a virus on it and that virus has now been cleaned/destroyed/defeated! Well, at least for now!

So there isn’t a lot I need to explain that you can’t find out from watching the video below. Perhaps you might even learn something!

That is all for now, except please subscribe to our channel or click those big donation buttons on the website here!

Tim

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Another High End-Cheap Tech Video: This One Covers How I do Stuff At Work!

Tonight we have another video from your’s truly and it covers how I get stuff done at work. I actually did this for our dealership channel but added a small preface to explain why I am sharing it here and on my new YouTube Channel.

It is pretty basic and straight to the point. Bottom line is you can use older gear and get the job done and it will look alright!

There really isn’t a lot to explain here before the video, although it was all done on on my Zotac Ci323, supposedly inferior Nano-Box PC.

So let us get right to the video, because I am sure you are on pins and needles…..okay, probably not, but watch it and visit the Channel and look at the links to where I work and check them out also! You will also find them at the end of this post.

So without further rambling, here is the video!

That is all for tonight,

Tim

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Tonight’s Tablet Project: Getting Kodi/Chromecast To Run On A Dirt Cheap Amazon Fire Tablet

Tonight I decided to try and setup Kodi/LocalCast on one of those $50 (or less) Amazon Fire Tablets. It took a little while to find a decent video on YouTube that explained the steps to get the Play Store to work, after that it was cake. The video can be viewed below. It is quite handy to have what is essentially a 7 inch tablet/remote control for your TV! Essentially you will be installing the Google Play Store, then installing Kodi and an app called LocalCast after following the Play Store instructions/video below.

The video is about 8 months old, but worked like a charm. Essentially all you really need to do is the following, (but watch the video if you must):

  1. Go to Settings, Security and allow installs from outside sources
  2. Open the Silk Browser on your Fire Tablet
  3. Go to this URL and download/install all 4 apps: http://bit.ly/1TzWVzq
  4. Go to this URL and download/install the other 2 files: http://bit.ly/1X0RtdZ
  5. Restart the Fire Tablet, then install Kodi and LocalCast from the Play store. You will also need the playercorefactory.xml file which you can find if you poke around on Google or read my previous post on this subject. This will allow LocalCast to autoplay  via Chromecast on your Android device,(or the Fire Tablet) and it becomes quite seamless, allowing you to use the tablet or your phone even while casting to Chromecast.

You now have yourself a dirt cheap Kodi box! Yeah, it is just that easy!

Tim

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What are the specs on the Chuwi Version of The Tablet Test Server?

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You may be curious to know what the specs are on the Linux VM running inside of Windows 10 when the Chuwi HiBook is doing server duty. So listed below are the basic specs.

  • VMware Workstation 12
  • Debian Linux 8.4 LAMP Stack from Turnkey Linux
  • 10 gb partition
  • 1.7 gb ram assigned to the VM
  • The network adapter is set to bridged with a reserved IP
  • Processors are set to 4

The system takes roughly 30 minutes to setup, after which you can use Webmin to setup your Apache server and you are ready to go. Then you upload your WordPress files, install  the UpdraftPlus plugin, connect to your backup location and  run a restore from the last backup.

So even after the server is up for several hrs, the memory usage is rather impressive. No swap file in play at all.

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That’s all I have for today.

Tim

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