I did a video about a $3 US mystery PC expansion card called the Athena Power 2.5″ backplane two years ago. A 2.5″ drive in a removable carrier that was accessible through the back of the expansion slot. Newegg still has that card in stock but no longer discounted and cost $30 US for that and a floppy-to-SATA cable. I needed a cheaper alternative and found a $7 US PC expansion card that can mount a 2.5″ drive.Read more “Adding A HDD/SSD 2.5″ Mounting Bracket for PC Slot”
A YouTube Shorts video about the FortNite Segway Tour emote in Chapter 3/Season 2, the Clark Kent skin from Chapter 2/Season 7, and the Segway segment from Weird Al’s “White & Nerdy” song. You too can roll in FortNite.
YouTube reviews of the Apple Studio Display came out this week. The biggest flaw with the new 5K monitor was the non-removable power cable. You could rip out the power cable with brute force and risk damaging the display panel. Or use a special tool that available only to Apple employees to remove the power cable.
Should the Apple Studio Display have a removable power cable? I’ll explain from my experience as a consumer and an I.T. support specialist.Read more “Should Apple Studio Display Have A Removeable Power Cable?”
Does your PC monitor need an LED light bar? This accessory sits on top of your monitor to cast light on to the keyboard and the mouse. An area of your desktop that is lit indirectly by nearby lights.
The generic light bars are between $20 US and $40 US, has three color temperature settings, and plugs into a USB port. If you want recognizable brand name or features like a curved light bar, you can spend up to $150 US.
I’m going to review the Gomyhom monitor light bar and how I set up the light bars for two different monitors.Read more “Does Your PC Monitor Need An LED Light Bar?”
One of my most controversial tech videos was when I replaced a regular fan with a slim fan on the bottom of a case. Some viewers told me that a bottom fan was unnecessary.
“Heat naturally goes up! No fan needed, you stupid oaf!”
That was one of the politer comments. Does heat always go up inside a PC case?Read more “Does HEAT Always Go UP Inside A PC Case”
As an AMC Theatres shareholder, I attended three advance screenings in the last six weeks: “Moonfall,” “Jackass Forever,” and “The Batman.” I watched the movies days before they opened to the public. Should you become an AMC shareholder to join the Investor Connect program for this perk?Read more “Watching Movies As An AMC Shareholder”
Some viewers got upset that I couldn’t test the Rosewill PB240 AIO liquid cooler on the AMD Athlon 25W AM1 processor. Rosewill claimed AM1 socket compatibility on the box. That wasn’t true. Without a compatible mounting bracket, I couldn’t mount the cold plate on the AM1 socket.
Since I don’t have long hair like Steve at Gamers Nexus, I can’t get the Newegg-owned company to admit their mistake. If I can’t test the AM1 processor with the AIO, I’m testing the AMD Athlon 3000G 35W AM4 processor.
Does your AMD Athlon AM4 processor need an AIO?Read more “Testing Rosewill PB240 AIO on Athlon 3000G AM4 Processor”
Fry’s Electronics shut down suddenly but not unexpectedly one year ago on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. I made 14 videos covering the zombie retailer from September 2019 through August 2021. Take a trip down memory lane.
- Is Fry’s Electronics Going Out of Business? (9/7/2019)
- Is Fry’s Electronics Really Going Out of Business? (09/29/2019)
- Will Fry’s Electronics Have New Inventory For Black Friday? (10/27/2019)
- Will Santa Claus Save Fry’s Electronics on Black Friday? (11/22/2019)
- Black Friday 2019 @ Fry’s Electronics (11/29/2019)
- Fry’s Electronics Closed Two Stores During Holidays (01/08/2020)
- Will Fry’s Electronics Shut Down On 01/20/2020? (01/19/2020)
- Big Tech YouTuber Bitwit Discovers Fry’s Electronics Going Out of Business (02/29/2020)
- Are Real Estate Developers Shutting Down Fry’s Electronics? (04/19/2020)
- 6 Little-Known Updates About Fry’s Electronics (11/22/2020)
- Will Real Estate Developers Close Fry’s Electronics in 2021? (01/10/2021)
- The REAL ESTATE DEAL That SHUT DOWN Fry’s Electronics (02/28/2021)
- Fact Checking TechLinked on Fry’s Electronics #SHORTS (03/02/2021)
- International Space Station Shuts Down! #SHORTS (08/04/2021)
You can also check out my Fry’s Electronics playlist on YouTube.
Johnny B. Getgoode tweeted a screenshot from his developer Discourse server on February 13, 2022. Experienced programmers cringed at the repeating lines of if else to determine if a number is even or odd. That prompted a lively discussion on how to “un-cringe” this function.
Here are four ways to refactor the function for readability and speed in Python: match and case, recursive inner function, modulo operator, and bitwise operator.