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Did a Bit More Testing on The Zotac ZBox Today. Just Checking the SSD Speeds.

Originally posted 2017-01-01 13:52:47.

So as you may already know the new “primary server” for all my sites, with the exception of this one, is a Zotac CI323 Mini PC. This little and quiet Mini PC is replacing the old Dell Optiplex 745, which is quite a decent machine, but a large power hog with serious limitations due to its age.

Today’s test was concerning the read/write speeds on the SP 240 gb SSD drive. They appear to match what the mfg claims and are much faster than the Dell with it’s old school 1-TB drive.  Below for your perusal are the scores achieved in the CrsytalDiskMark test. Not earth shattering, but adequate for a PC being used as a server for sure.

Silicon Power 240 GB Drive Test

That pretty much covers that test. Keep in mind that a virtual machine was also running at the same time this test was done in Windows 10. I would recommend this SSD to anyone needing a solid, inexpensive drive for a PC or even a laptop.

Tim

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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 First Video Worth Sharing: More Testing on the Hi12 With OBS Studio and Openshot

Yesterday I posted about the file size issues on the Zotac when editing a file from OBS Studio into Openshot. Of course the videos looked great, but they went from about 23 Mb to 299 Mb! I solved that issue with a small free program called Handbrake and today I decided to do some testing on the Hi12.

So I did a few videos, edited them together and surprisingly, they were not all that large after editing, maybe 3-5 Mb bigger, But I needed to know if Handbrake would work on the Hi12 as well as it did on the Zotac.

The net result was a decent video with very, very little loss in quality and it reduced the final output from about 98 Mb down to roughly 11 Mb!

So Handbrake could be a great product for you to reduce file sizes by roughly 80% or more. It is also easy to figure out and works quite fast. You can find it right here and it is free Open Source software!

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Tim

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It’s the Weekend And Time For More Insanity Here at HiBook Labs! Testing out More Linux on the HiBook Tablet. (video)

Originally posted 2016-12-04 01:52:53.

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It’s Linux Time Again!

Tonight I decided to try out some more Linux distributions on the Chuwi HiBook Tablet. This of course meant that I needed to dump one of my virtual machines so I could have extra space on the microSD card for anything new. It really is amazing how quickly one can use up 64gb of storage space.

My first distro install was called SparkyLinux and it was very good. The new (to me) windows manager had me searching all over for what I can easily find in Linux Lite 3, but it was a very decent lightweight distro, unfortunately it didn’t play well with the audio recording portion of SimpleScreenCapture and was quickly deleted. It’s too bad I had to move on because it actually allowed me to install Chrome rather than Chromium and the performance was extremely fast! Alas, because it wasn’t good for videos, it just had to go. Below is a picture I snapped of the basic desktop.

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Next on the list was Puppy Linux. It did work but the mouse pointer kept disappearing. Although it was just a bit glitchy and it worked well otherwise I simply decided to scrap it and move on.  Having used Puppy previously I can attest it is rather stellar on a PC with older hardware, simply not so good in a Virtual Machine.

So not to be deterred I am currently exploring the wonders of Ubuntu-Mate. This is a lightweight version of Ubuntu and so far is working nicely. The install took roughly 30 minutes and now I am adding the items I need/want, such as Chrome or Chromium, SimpleScreenRecorder and of course the Gimp graphics editor.

After a bit more testing we have some screenshots and a short video! How about those screenshots first? Click any image to see the gallery, (click outside the image to return here, if you have a high resolution display, you will see the X to exit the gallery).

I now have the video uploaded and ready for viewing. This was all shot on the Chuwi HiBook, in a VM, and all editing and uploads were done from the tablet. Capture was done using SimpleScreenRecorder and the videos were stitched together and processed using Openshot. In the video below I mention an install of Chrome, not Chromium, but the same program that impressed me when testing SparkyLinux. The link to a site with easy instructions is right here.

So ends another night of testing…

Tim

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Today’s Test on The Chuwi HiBook: Installing Revive Adserver

Originally posted 2016-09-21 11:52:53.

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Revive Login Screen

I rather like Revive Adserver, because first of all it is free and secondly, it works quite well.

Now of course I really have no real use for it on this site, but I just had to know if it would run. So this morning I installed it, created a few adverts and it seems to function quite well. Any of the adverts you see on here that point to Gearbest.com are actually running from the Revive Adserver on the Tablet here.

So it does work, I am once again impressed by how much this little tablet can do and of course the ad server is only going to function on this version of THE Tablet test server, because I am not going to install it onto the Asus Notebook.

You can find a copy of Revive at this link.

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