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Archive for August 6th, 2012

Pricetracker/-watch/-drop alters/-history charts for Newegg.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy, BackCountry.com, Zzounds.com

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/08/06

Cool: sites that allow you to do track prices, get history charts, get alerts for price drops, etc. Got there through SSD prices in steady, substantial decline – The Tech Report.

Your account works at all of our price tracking sites:

And your account will work at any new sites we launch!

The SSD price drop together with the HDD Prices Not Expected to Decline Until 2014 makes me think: if/when I should finally ditch my RAID 5 storage server and build an ZFS server with server hybrid storage (which is totally different from desktop hybrid storage).

Many of the great references at Understanding how to use SSD as Hybrid Storage Pools for ZFS point to the old sun.com site, and suffer from link rot. A few I found back: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Hardware, Internet, LifeHacker, Power User, SSD | Leave a Comment »

When your WiFi fails, use Device Manager to disable/enable the Wireless LAN device

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/08/06

I’ve seen this happen on various brands of hardware, and various flavours of operating systems:

over time (usually a few days or even weeks of use) suddenly your WiFi connection doesn’t want to connect to some or any of your wireless networks. Most often this happens when you wake up your machine from sleep.

What doesn’t work is flipping the Wireless LAN device off and on using a physical switch.

What usually works for Mac, Windows and even Android is either of these (from least intrusive to most intrusive): Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

 
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