I recently picked up a SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB 3.0 drive to check out and expand my high speed portable storage options…
I recently picked up a Lenovo Yoga 900, fully loaded. It has the i7 2.5 GHz processor, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD.
So far, I’ve wiped it and did a fresh install of Windows 10, got it all updated and ready to go, then ran some benchmarks.
For performance, the Yoga 900, is good… It’s not breaking any benchmark world records, but in real-world use, it’s quite responsive and snappy.
I also really like the look and feel of the Yoga, with a couple exceptions… The touchpad feels a little, for lack of a better word, cheap. It’s clicky and semi-responsive, it just doesn’t have an awesome feel to it. Also, the “clicks” leave a little be desired. It definitely works, just not in love with the track pad. Also, the border around the screen… there is a good ½” of border around the screen. I’m not sure why they did that, but, it would have been nice to have a little less bezel.
I recently purchased a new Dell U2415 monitor from B&H and so far it’s awesome, in fact I’m using it right now. This new monitor was added in addition to a Dell 2408WFP that I purchased quite a while ago… This isn’t a review, but I wanted to share some interesting numbers about temperature… not color temperature, but actual heat put off by the monitors.
Time for a new mouse! I’ve been using the same mouse for 6+ years, time to move to more modern technology! For computers and peripherals, I generally look towards gaming products, since, in most cases, they are better built and come with more features than general “consumer grade” products… But that usually comes with a bit of a price tag. But if you can handle the price tag, generally you will get a much better product for the money.
It was time for me to upgrade my old workstation, so I decided to build something custom as I couldn’t find what I was really looking for from a major manufacturer, for the price I wanted anyways.
I recently moved to Observium for my device and basic network monitoring, one of the things about running Observium that is, well, love it or hate it, is that there are a lot of updates to the software. And if you want to keep things up to date, you will probably want to perform updates quite frequently.
I created some scripts that help me simplify the update and upgrade process, when I choose to do updates (usually once or twice a month, assuming there are features that I want to check out).