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Dammit Tim! Quit Cloning Around!

Strangely alike, these two.
Strangely alike, these two.

Sometimes we do things without realizing and other times we just become creatures of habit, but I was staring at my 2 displays tonight, on the Chuwi Tablet and on the Dell PC monitor…

Looks like I could use a little variety in my desktop display choices. On the other hand, a P51 Mustang is a killer aircraft, no pun intended and has to be one of the finest propeller driven aircraft ever produced, although there is a good argument for the Spitfire also, but both share that Rolls-Merlin engine.

Just an observation here. Nothing technical to discuss. But hell, the purpose of the tablet test server is to simply see what it can do, so post content is sometimes less important than posts themselves. I also checked the Asus notebook, yeah same desktop look. But I am happy to report that the Linux Lite VM on  the tablet has a Lamborghini desktop image and the Asus Linux Lite VM has the image seen below.

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Tim

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Today the Chuwi Made My Life Easier. Sure, it Involved Running Some Linux, but is That Not Cool Unto Itself?

Linux-Video-Editor-OpenShotToday I was creating some videos for the folks over at the local car dealer. The process itself is quite simple, shoot the video of a car from my phone in 3 parts, stick them together with AndroVid Pro app and send to the web.

But, I created a little credits sequence for the end of their videos and it needed to be update  to show 2016 in the copyright section.

So how does one go about creating a simple copyright video that you can tack on after uploading to YouTube?

Well of course you use Openshot, a super duper, and free video editor available in Linux. So I opened up my Linux Lite 3 Virtual Machine, installed Openshot and in a short period of time had the credits video completed.

Once again, having the option to run a VM inside Windows 10 makes this a super handy tablet.

Tim

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No Sooner do I Bitch About Selling the Dragon Touch X10 and it Sells!

61oSDuBYzgL._SL1000_The previous article mentioned my woes with selling the DTX10 Tablet and low and behold that one viable customer I had, called this afternoon and drove 35 miles to pick it up!

So my faith in humanity is restored, the DTX10 has found a new home and all is once again well on the tablet front. Although I no longer have 2 tablets to run this site from. On the other hand the buyer purchased a great tablet for a super reasonable price and it appears from what he told me it will get some decent usage!

So closes the saga of the DTX10. A somewhat sad day, but a happy day for the new owner!

Tim

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Still Selling the Dragon Touch, Only One Real Bite on it so Far. Everyone Else Wants Charity.

61oSDuBYzgL._SL1000_After having put the Dragon Touch up for sale 3 weeks ago I have yet to get more than one viable offer for it. Everyone else seems to think I should give it to them for next to nothing. I politely direct those folks to Amazon and tell them to go ahead and get a new one for $119.

It will never cease to amaze me that when you are selling used electronics, folks want something for next to nothing. I believe that $60 is an extremely fair price considering the perfect condition and the fact that it also includes a case.

So bottom line is I wait,

Tim

 

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Just Another Chuwi HiBook Test. This Time Testing the Speed of A Debian Server on the microSD Card.

IMG_20160811_004907Since disk space is a bit limited anyway and the simple fact was I needed to install a newer version of the Virtual Machine software on the tablet I decided to put it onto the microSD card and see what the results would be.

As you can gather if you are reading this, which is actually being written and served from the microSD based version of the server, it works just dandy.

Just another test, completed. Once again, nothing earth shattering, but if you can run a Linux web server off of a microSD card, videos and photos should work just fine.

For the curious the microSD card in this tablet is a Samsung EVO, 64 gb, class 10.

Update: After running this little experiment I moved the VM onto the main drive. All appears to be well.

Tim

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