Workbench: XFS Format NAS Drive Recovery

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A few days ago while I was helping my brother reinstall his Operating System, one of my Buffalo Terastation’s drives went kaput, thanks to bad sectors. With a whole lot of irreplaceable data ranging from Workbench Project backups to priceless media. Something I could not afford to lose. So I set out to recover as… Read More »

Raspberry Pi: Installing Google Chromium/Chrome on Raspbian Jessie

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In one of my previous articles I covered on how to turn your Raspberry Pi into an kiosk style display board using Chromium under wheezy. The problem for Jessie, is that Chromium does not (just checked.. Not there) exist in the package repository for Raspbian. This means you cannot use apt-get to install it. But,… Read More »

Workbench: Windows 10 Black Screen Problem

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A lot of people out there are apparently having an issue with laptops upgraded to Windows 10 from other operating systems, in the form of black screens. The typical example includes seeing the spinning dots, and eventually, just a black screen. As of recently I have looked at a computer exhibiting such symptoms and have… Read More »

Workbench: Why to keep your computers files organized

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Almost everyone these days has a laptop, however very few people keep it organized correctly. As a result, when their OS crashes, it makes the lives of the Technician behind the keyboard, nervous and flustered. Luckily in the case of the Toshiba I am working on, things are kept nicely stored in their respective folders. Windows… Read More »

Workbench: Toshiba Satellite A7200 won’t boot into Windows 10

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So with the amount of side work I do fixing computers, it beneficial to start a new category here that I am going to call Workbench. To kick this off, I had someone bring me a laptop that would not boot. A Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200. I started by observing its characteristics. A reboot loop after… Read More »

GTA Online – Rockstar Games’ half-baked money generating engine

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Most days of my life, I couldn’t recount precisely where I was. However, September 17, 2013 is an exception. At midnight, I was standing in line at the midnight launch of Grand Theft Auto V, at the time, the hottest and most awaited game to come out, in a very, very long time. At least it… Read More »

Raspberry Pi: Auto-Expand File System Shell Script

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So with work, we have developed a process to develop and distribute software for Raspberry Pi’s for many purposes ranging from Menu Boards, to Kiosks all under Raspbian. One of the critical failures of this process, is the learning curve of configuration once they are being deployed. Before, the Support Team had to have an understanding… Read More »

Tip: Don’t Crawl entire WordPress sites with Google Search Console

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So while playing with this WordPress website, I have found seen and done some interesting things using Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools). It has taken me some time to understand the entirety of my faults, and where I went wrong. When you have Google crawl your site, it follows every clickable link embedded in… Read More »