Christmas In The Park is an annual tradition in Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA). This event has Christmas displays and trees decorated by students from local schools in the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Last year I mentioned in a video that I might spend my Christmas bonus on the new 2018 Apple Mac mini and get a Panasonic Lumix G7 camera. Or I could get the camera but upgrade the processor, mainboard and memory on my video editing PC. If you watched my channel for the past year, you may already have a good idea how I spent my Christmas bonus. If not, keep reading to find out.
We are less than one week away from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” coming out in the movie theaters. Disney issued a warning “that visuals and sustained flashing light” in the movie could affect those who are photosensitive. If this seems like a familiar problem, it is. Pixar, also owned by the House of Mouse, had to put out a similar warning for “The Incredibles 2” after it came out in theaters. A problem that Disney partially fixed when it came out on Blu-Ray. You would think that Disney wouldn’t have avoided making the same mistake twice.
While browsing Facebook a month ago, I came across a Newegg ad for an unusual PC expansion card by Athena Power. The card fits any card slot since it doesn’t plug into the mainboard. The card has two internal connectors that you often don’t see together: a SATA data connector and a floppy drive power connector. With a $15 discount for a limited time, the card sold for $3 USD and I ordered a pair from Newegg. What is this mysterious expansion card? Why would you want to get a pair for your PC?
For the Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019 shopping weekend, I bought the AMD Athlon 3000G processor, Microsoft Windows 10 (MD-100) certification practice test, and the AMD Ryzen 7 2600 processor. Why did I buy two very different AMD processors for the same PC, and a practice test for a certification I still haven’t taken?
Forget about the Tesla Cybertruck. Tesla will introduce the Cyber Landmaster for a global warming world. An all-terrain vehicle that can survive harsh environments. An optional weapon system (not California legal). Available for pre-orders on January 1, 2020 for a 2049 delivery.
Three months ago my friend and I went to Fry’s Electronics after reading a news article that the Palo Alto store was closing. We visited the Campbell store to find an empty parking lot, barren shelves, few customers and less helpful salesclerks. On Black Friday 2019, we went back to the Campbell store to find cars in the parking lot, less barren shelves, more customers and still less helpful salesclerks. However, all the new inventory is just crap that people don’t need or can buy at Best Buy for less. This is a bad start to the holiday season. Will Fry’s Electronics remain open in 2020?
AMD started shipping the Athlon 3000G, their newest $50 USD budget processor, to retailers last week. Initial reports spotted Amazon pre-order pages for various countries in the European Union. Neither Amazon nor Newegg had pre-order pages for the US. Does any online retailer have a pre-order page for the 3000G? Surprisingly, it’s B&H.