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d387 Fanless Computing: Intel NUC DC53427HYE and Akasa Newton V

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I’ve been waiting for this for a really long time, at least since I dabbled with my fanless E6400 so many years ago.

About a year and a half ago, I got my T430 with the intent of using it as a desktop replacement. The idea was that the laptop draws less power, makes less noise, and takes up less space than even an SFF conventional desktop. It also has a built-in UPS (the battery), and you can obviously use it as a laptop in a pinch. This is all fine and dandy, and the T430 has been great so far, but it’s still a stopgap between that SFF conventional desktop and a machine that makes no noise and takes up even less space than a 14″ laptop and dock. Such a machine wasn’t really a practical option when I bought the T430… but it is now!

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Published by D, on March 21st, 2014 at 2:52 am. Filled under: d_others Tags: , , , No Comments

d386 Lego Miscellany: T18, Trains, Haruka, Kagurazaka, MASS, and Cyber Derp

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There’s been a fair bit of Lego stuff going on as of late (though I am trying to keep drawing on the side) so I figure it was time to make a post!

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Published by D, on March 9th, 2014 at 1:43 pm. Filled under: d_others Tags: No Comments

d385 The Actual GT1

Quite some time ago now I posted a GT1 Test Painting saying that I might talk about the GT1 more in the future. Well, now it’s the future, it just took more time to get here than I’d thought.

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Published by D, on January 26th, 2014 at 12:46 am. Filled under: d_others Tags: , No Comments

Weekend (mis)Adventures 2: RC Planes, part II

A couple weeks after our last adventure, D managed to tree his Gamma 370. However, it dawned on us that the entirety of the propulsion components of the 370 (Motor, ESC, and battery) were available from the local hobby shop. Given that the rest of the Gamma 370 was just some foam in the shape of an airplane, we decided it would be interesting to try to build a plane from “scratch”. Here’s what we had to work with:

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Published by J, on January 19th, 2014 at 1:45 am. Filled under: d_others,J_others Tags: , , , , No Comments

d383 Lenovo ThinkVision LT1423p

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Last year there were three products that I wanted or wanted to try, and they were all delayed and more expensive than advertised. The first was the Helix. The second, which I have not mentioned, but may write about in the future, is an update to the Corsair K60 with clicky keys and backlighting. The third, which has been delayed by far the longest, is the one I’m talking about today, the Lenovo ThinkVision LT1423p.

I’ve been complaining for a while now that there are basically no good convertible tablets out there anymore, and as of now I’m going to stick with that. Everything comes in a gimmicky form factor with the wrong digitizer in an overweight or underpowered package (I’m not really one to care about compute power, but I don’t want an Atom in my secondary notebook). As such I’ve been looking to go back to using a “conventional” tablet with an awesome ultraportable, but with a tablet more like a Cintiq than an Intuos. I was very close to shelling out and buying a Cintiq, but then, maybe early last year, I heard about the LT1423p.

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Published by D, on January 8th, 2014 at 12:51 am. Filled under: d_others,d_paints Tags: , No Comments

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