Howto: Glass Bed Upgrade for the Monoprice Maker Select v2
June 16, 2017
One of the most commonly recommended upgrades I’ve found (For all printers) is switching to a glass bed (Technically tempered Borosilicate). While it is not a hard nor expensive upgrade, it can be a bit time consuming. Since your bed is very important to the print process, this shouldn’t be something to rush, so I’d recommend at least two hours to complete (not including print time). Please note that the process here should work just fine for the Wanhao Duplicator i3 and similar series printers however you may need to verify what the correct glass size is.
pfSense 2.3 is out and it’s Bootstrap’ing!
April 13, 2016
Yesterday pfSense 2.3 was release and it’s a fairly major UI change. The key is the conversion from the previous web-UI (that was tragically out of date) to a new Bootstrap based design. Not only does this make the UI look really slick, it also gains built-in responsiveness! The best part about the overhaul is that they really managed to maintain the same general look and feel while giving it a face lift. Anyone who’s familiar with pfSense won’t suddenly be left out in the cold.
First day’s results for Windows 10
July 29, 2015
Something happened So the results are in from the first day of the Windows 10 release, and they are mixed. John has gone through the the upgrade process successfully on two machines (Windows 7 Home and Windows 7 Pro). In my case I got the wonderful “Something happened” when trying to write a USB installer (from two different machines). Eventually I broke down and downloaded the Windows 10 ISO from MSDN and burned it to a USB using the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool. It annoys me a great deal when there’s an error with no diagnostics information, fortunately I could work around it.
Are you ready for Windows 10 day?
July 28, 2015
Tomorrow will see the release of Windows 10 to the general public. Normally I would have long ago tested/reviewed Windows 10 myself, but I didn’t have time until recently so I’m waiting patiently for the release like everyone else. While Microsoft’s most notable product has generally been lamented through the years, Windows 10 is seeing a lot of very positive reviews. The last few months has also seen a blitz of marketing which centers around “of course, the start menu is back” and “Free upgrades” which are both popular choices with the user base.
Making a bootable USB drive of OS X Mountain Lion
July 25, 2012
As of this morning, OSX 10.8 “Mountain Lion” is out. It’s a whopping $19.99 on the App Store and a couple hour download (depending on your internet connection). If you’ve got multiple machines to install, or just like to be prepared, you can make a bootable USB thumb drive of Mountain Lion. It’s really easy, in fact it is the exact same process as making USB drives for 10.7.