The Pure Rock Slim 2 air cooler is the newest air cooler by be quiet! A compact tower design with a Pure Wings 2 92mm fan and rated for 130-watt TDP. After doing some temperature testing on my test PC, the Pure Rock Slim 2 is an impressive air cooler for only $25 USD. I did find one small disappointment that I wasn’t expecting in a be quiet! product.Read more “be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2 Air Cooler for $25 USD”
I recently updated my Windows 10 PC and discovered that the taskbar had a new widget called News and Interests. Needless to say, I didn’t need or want the weather forecast in my taskbar. Here are the steps to remove the widget from the taskbar.
- Right click on taskbar.
- Highlight “News and Interests” in menu.
- Click “Turn Off” in submenu.
- Bye-bye widget
SiliCon with Adam Savage announced their initial guest list several weeks ago. Dirk Benedict, Starbuck from the 1970s “Battlestar Galactica,” was the most notable guest. Most of the other guests were the usual suspects who showed up for Silicon Valley Comic Con. A new guest got added the next day.
William Shatner, Captain Kirk of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” will appear on Sunday only. He hosted the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” panel at SVCC 2017. That was the best run show the organizers for SVCC and SiliCon has ever put on.
Can William Shatner save SiliCon with Adam Savage?Read more “Can William Shatner Save SiliCon With Adam Savage?”
I went over to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to get my first Pfizer vaccine shot. That took only a half hour to get done. I went over to Valley Fair Mall to have lunch at Shake Shack. I showed the host my brand-new vaccination card and got a free order of French fries. Twenty-four hours later, I got a text from the California Vax For The Win about my incentive card I’ll get soon. After I get my second Pfizer vaccine shot, I’ll get a $50 USD gift card from the state. I could also win $50,000 USD or $1.5 million USD in the state drawings. When I made my vaccine appointment last week, I had no idea that doing my civic duty to society could be so rewarding.Read more “Get Vaccinated For COVID-19 And Win California CASH Prizes!”
BART released the renderings of the planned downtown San Jose subway stations. Future riders will have to descend 70 to 90 feet below street level to board the trains. For some people on Twitter, 90 feet is too deep for a subway station. One twit wrote, “Love to take a journey to the center of the earth to board my train.” How deep is too deep for a BART station?Read more “How Deep Is Too Deep For San Jose BART Stations?”
I have four items that I could track with the new Apple AirTag.
- Davinci Resolve Studio license dongle
- Manfrotto mini tripod with smartphone adapter
- Zhiyun Smooth-X Gimbal Stabilizer
- Brother P-Touch label maker.
I haven’t misplaced the license dongle. The tripod and gimbal, either together or separately, often disappear for a week or two after I use them. As for the label maker, it went missing for four months in my home office. Only one of these items will let me put the AirTag inside.Read more “Why I Put An Apple AirTag Inside My Label Maker”