Openboardview.org is a site providing links to multiple versions of OpenBoardView. This opensource software runs without installing on Windows (EXE) and provides schematics for most popular motherboards and circuit boards. It's interactive, allowing a user to select a component and identifying it's respective connections.
Most times when Apple hardware breaks, it's generally a trip to the Genius Bar or an authorized Apple Repair location. However, Apple severely restricts what can be repaired onsite due to intentionally restricting spare parts. Additionally, the experience typically costs the same as when purchased new to fix. Rossmann Repair Group in Manhattan, NY bypasses all of this, providing excellent service, expert troubleshooting diagnostic and capable of repairing anything on-board. They also resell all of their high-end soldering equipment and supplies at store.rossmanngroup.com.
A nice pairing of both researching IP camera quality and spotlighting security gaps, enter insecam.org. Insecam has been online since around 2014 and shows thousands of private IP camera streams. The owners of this website report that none of the feeds would be available if the owners of the IP camera's simply changed their default login.
Klein Tools 10n1 Screwdriver
The Klein Tools 10n1 Screwdriver is the best tool to keep in your laptop bag. While there are many "X"n1 tools on the market, the Klein or Craftsman brands both have durable designs that prevent part loss. Premier brands Klein and Craftsman offer easily accessible lifetime warranties. Most Sears stores will swap out the tools without a receipt. Paired with pliers, this tool replaces the need to carry an entire tool bag.
My Personal PC
One of many ways I practice DR for myself and customers is not activating my Windows OS. Every 30 day I will wipe out my C-drive and reinstall Windows 8 (previously Windows Vista & 7). Sometimes if I'm feeling lazy, I will 'rearm' the license on the last day to give me 14 more days before activation is required. You can 'rearm' the Windows license only 2 times, the command is (run Cmd Prompt as Administrator): slmgr -rearm
One of my goals is to own a Falcon Northwest gaming laptop. Not just a gaming laptop but a custom-built, custom-paint job. Up to 6 color changing "flops" I can lift the lid of my new laptop and blind the people of Starbucks with my "pimped-out" ride. These guys are the best!
Cool guys, great products. Fusion-iO is doing something amazing. Building a hardware product that directly competes against large manfacturers like HP, Dell and IBM... and succeeding. Their ioDrive, ioCache, and ioTurbine products provide a solution to a problem all businesses have - slow performance.
My first experience with Cisco UCS chassis and blade servers was a memorable one. Virtualization is new to most Cisco engineers it seems because managing the UCS firmware is almost always performed incorrectly and is the cause for various communication, application, overall server performance issues. UCS produces a central status report showing green and red lights regarding system health. This can be used to quickly identify firmware mismatches which is the most common cause of PSOD (purple screen of death) hit to the hypervisor.