Hack Your Gadgets and Void Your Warranties This Weekend. Speaking of hacking - why not - let me share my hacking experience today: On multiple levels!
- A digital photography tech comment, if you will. I just received my brand new Eye-fi X2 Pro card. Totally forgetting to check how Magic Lantern firmware hack - currently installed on my Canon 550D/T2i - deals with it, anxious as I was to test the thing up, popped it in and turned the camera on. Nothing. Screen went blank, as if there was no battery. Recharged both my batteries and tried again to no avail. At that point, I was having a mini heart attack. Removed the battery, popped my 8Gb Sandisk back and, oh relief of the Gods, everything was back to normal. Google time! Found out after some research that new X2 versions of the Eye-fi cards won't work well with Magic Lantern. No way. So I managed to make Eye-fi work with my computer, after some time setting my router to work with the card's MAC Address (yes, I keep my router completely locked) - but the night was far from over.
Top 10 Ways to Unlock the Unlockable. Top 10 Gaming Hacks and DIY Projects. Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future. SExpand I have written How-Tos for many of them, but I concentrate on the "why" answers, not the "how".
There are lots of places on the internet with step-by-step guides. That isn't my best skill, I know this. When I do attempt to explain how-to, I don't deal with GUIs unless absolutely necessary. Why not? For folks who want an all-in-one solution, [www.zentyal.org] seems reasonable to get most of those things with a web GUI. There's also [www.howtoforge.com] with step-by-step instructions for commonly needed configurations from desktops (search for "Perfect Desktop") to servers (search for "Perfect Server") . * LinuxQuestions.org is helpful. * The forums for your distro-of-choice can be very helpful. * Your local LUG. Effort is required. I may start a series of articles on doing this once Ubuntu Server 11.10 comes out. . * copy/paste, * edit a few local things for your situation, then you'll be golden. Top 10 Awesome Things You Can Do With the Underused Gadgets You Already Own. My computer recently broke- a Windows PC that just decided to stop working from time to time.
The back of the computer will lose power, and a few times it has blue-screened on me. I got a new computer, but I thought "I'm sure there's something I can do with this one... " With all the tech issues it's having- anyone have a good suggestion? Since we're on that topic, I also have an old laptop. There's no touch screen, the driver for wireless refuses to load onto it, and the screen is way too large to use it for another screen on my main computer. I guess I should also throw in that I have an old Classic iPod (upgraded recently to an iPod Touch), and an old digital camera...would love some suggestions, as I've never really modded anything before.