Justifying a video card upgrade in my workstation/gaming machine

  • 2 February 2017
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GIGABYTE Radeon RX 460 WINDFORCE OC 4G

Sometimes it's hard to justify buying a piece of hardware when you know you're really only going to use it's advanced features occasionally. For a little while I've had my eye on the (at least for me) new-ish GIGABYTE Radeon RX 460 WINDFORCE OC 4G video card. The Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H in my main workstation has worked really well with my A8-5600K processor and I really haven't had many complaints (other than when I first installed/upgraded to Windows 10 there was some issues with video tearing that went away with driver updates)... that was until this evening.

New KODI server build

  • 1 February 2017
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SPEC-01 case that holds our KODI server

Our current living room KODI server is getting a bit old. We currently have 8TB of storage between 2 x 3TB and a 2TB hard drive. Media is spread across the drives and is starting to get a bit disorganized. Part of the disorganization is because of the age of some of the data. Back when I first started ripping media for what was then called XBMC I used the command line interface program transcode to do a lot of work.

Kanban project organization via Google Docs and Kanbanachi

  • 7 January 2017
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My Kanbanachi board for home projects

This article is a bit of a work in progress. I've used Kanbanachi a little bit for organizing projects at work and personal organization, but I'm a newbie both when it comes to Kanban and the Kanbanachi Google add-on. In other words: I could be doing it wrong. This article covers what I'm using Kanbanachi for with an emphasis on the work I'm doing at home.

Annual Packt Publishing $5 ebook/video sale - title's I bought

  • 6 January 2017
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Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook

Every year around Christmas/Boxing day Packt Publishing runs a $5.00 sale. For $5 USD you can pick up any ebook or video in the Packt Publishing library. The past couple of years I've picked up books each time they've run the sale. The sale ends soon (January 9th). This year I picked up the following titles:

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