Category Archives: hardware

Bridging ExpressCard to PCIe for LTO

In the mid-1990’s I worked as a photoshop jockey for the Sydney Morning Herald and other Fairfax Media newspapers. At that time we would regularly send a photographer into the field with a large Pelican case that held a digital … Continue reading

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Atari 2600 hardware mod

This week, much of the gaming world focused the release of GTA V from Rockstar Games. I found some spare time to get an old Atari system cleaned up and working by installing an atari 2600 composite output mod. After … Continue reading

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How to install Windows XP on an external USB drive connect to an Apple MacBook

In August 2006, I posted instructions on how to install Windows XP onto an external USB drive to the forums. I’m reposting the instructions here so that this information does not get lost. Some notes on these instructions: These … Continue reading

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Apple’s new sales feature

Time was when purchasing an Apple computer was a pleasant experience. You went into your local Apple Store and browsed around. Maybe you did this a few times, poking at all the shiny machines on display. Eventually, one one of … Continue reading

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When RAID-edition doesn’t mean “will work in a RAID”

At work last year I built out a home-grown RAID solution to support my current project. RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. RAID technology has been around since the 1970s and provides both a way to use multiple … Continue reading

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