Tag Archives: Tablets

This has Now Officially Become an Obsession! More Revive Ad Server Testing.

Originally posted 2016-09-30 17:33:04.

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I have not yet begun to test!

After having tried several versions of the Revive Ad Server software on the Chuwi HiBook Tablet the last week or so, I reached the conclusion that it was not going to work.

However, because I hate to have a mystery on my hands, I went ahead and installed the latest Release Candidate onto the Asus Notebook version of THE Tablet Test Server here and it has been up and running for almost 24 hours with not a single glitch. No errors in Apache at all, none, zero, zilch. Configuration wise these 2 platforms are running the identical virtual machine. The only differences being that the notebook is a mere dual core Intel Celeron running at 1.6 GHz and the tablet has a Quad Core Z8300 Intel at 1.44GHz, which should be, in theory, a more powerful CPU. The allocated ram on the Asus Notebook was bumped to 1.9 gb versus the tablet running at 1.7 gb, but memory was never the issue at all.

So while this is not technically “tablet” related, it is related because we are finding out if it is a hardware issue or a software issue. That and I just hate to surrender too easily. Any advert prepended with “Shop Gearbest” is being served via the Revive software.

Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: Gooseneck Mount Work Around – If It Was a Snake It Would Have Bit Me!

The other day I received my desk edge mounted gooseneck mouse  accessory. I did a video, posted an article here and the only open question was how to mount the smartphone with the holder being vertical and the phone being horizontal.

I did mention I was going to need to shim it somehow. While my current phone has a center positioned camera, future phones will more than likely have them to the left or right.

So I was still searching about for a good solid shim device and I spotted one from my seat here in front of the PC.

I realized that my tablet charger for either my Chuwi HiBook or Hi12 was just the right width!

So without further explanation, below you will find the video.

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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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: Finally Some Hands On Review Tech!

Starting a YouTube channel can be a laborious project. It requires small steps before making big gains and often times the creator has to supply all the equipment.

So tonight, since we have nowhere near enough subscribers to get my hands on stuff to test I spents a few bucks and in roughly a week we will have an item I need and one to run an actual hardware review on!

It may not seem like much, but it is a step in the right direction!

So all that being said, check out the video below and then Like the video and subscribe if you have not already!

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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Chuwi HiBook Pro On Sale Right Now For $179.99!

Originally posted 2017-07-18 17:52:26.

The HiBook Pro has a fantastic display!

As everyone who has visited this site should know, it normally runs on a Chuwi HiBook 10.1 inch tablet. My version is the original HiBook with the BIOS tweaked to boost memory speed.

This tablet has zero glitches, no shutdown issues and a great display at 1920 x 1200 display. Battery life is good for roughly 6+ hours of average use or 9-10 hrs of use as a server since the screen isn’t used.

Now all that being said I will get right to the point and that is the HiBook Pro is on sale for a mere $179.99 which is less than I paid for my version. Considering that it has the following improvements, it seems like a fantastic buy! Which is why it made it into my back to school recommendations post the other day!

  • 2560 x 1600 display
  • Z8350 CPU
  • 8000 mAh battery

It appears that this sale ends in roughly 33 hrs from now, July 18, 17:30 hrs, CDT  (you do the math). So don’t whine to me if you miss out, but I suggest a few minutes of research, check a few YouTube reviews and then go for it.

That is all for now,

Tim

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How Stuff Works Relatively Smoothly Here At The Tabletserver Site. Just a Bit of Insight.

Originally posted 2017-06-12 21:48:11.

In case you were wondering just how I manage to keep an up-time of about 98% running a server off of a tablet, here are the secrets. Actually most of it involves a whole lot of common sense and just a bit of forethought.

First and foremost is that ANY tablet or laptop I get my hands on gets tested as a server. That means that normally I have about 2 tablets on hand and occasionally more if I am in possession of a laptop/notebook.

This also means if everything goes to hell in a handcart on one device I can easily switch to the other and lose at most a post or two that was created after the last backup.

So an average day here at HiBook Labs begins when I get home from work and generally plug in the HiBook to recharge it. Most days that doesn’t take long at all and while that is happening I will run a backup using a plugin called Updraft Plus which is easily configured to send the files up to Dropbox. Surprisingly, a full backup only takes up about 550mb.

Next, I merely fire up the Hi12 or any other device I may have on hand, and start up the Virtual Machine. In less than 1 minute I have a server up and running and then I merely change my port forwarding over to the recently fired up server IP.  These IP addresses are reserved and I know them by heart.

Next, I go into the dashboard in WordPress, go to the Updraft Plus plugin and re-scan remote storage. The latest update will be there, I click restore, tell it to do everything and after downloading and processing and restoring I am rewarded with the same identical site that the HiBook was showing.

Lastly I change the header image to let folks know which server they are actually hitting. Yeah, it is that easy.

Occasionally I will run into a corrupt file and that can sort of blow up the server. Not a big deal, go into the Linux Webmin page or phpmyadmin, and drop the entire database. Then dump the config file, re-install WordPress from the setup menu, activate Updraft Plus which should still be on the drive, configure it and either try the same backup once more, or change forwarding back to the previous device, run another, and then restore.

So as you can see, it ain’t rocket science kiddies. It is all about planning a few minutes or perhaps an hour ahead and then keeping track of what you are doing.

That is all for now,

Tim

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