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Forum: Digital Home News 01-16-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By Joel Crane
You guys are funny. I have two consoles in my...

You guys are funny. I have two consoles in my livingroom, an Xbox 360, and an Original Xbox. I still game on the 360, but it's common knowledge that it's starting to age. Skyrim chugs a little bit on...
Forum: Digital Home Events 11-01-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,949
Posted By Joel Crane
Wink Oh noes! Jason's rigging the contests! Now I...

Oh noes! Jason's rigging the contests! Now I understand why Thoughts is so popular...
Forum: Digital Home Events 10-27-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,949
Posted By Joel Crane
These speakers would be a major improvement over...

These speakers would be a major improvement over my current setup, which is a set of Cyber Audio desktop speakers. For $30, they actually sound pretty awesome. I use another set of them on my...
Forum: Laptop Thoughts Articles & Resources 05-31-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,686
Posted By Joel Crane
In general, I can't say that I really agree with...

In general, I can't say that I really agree with Ed, especially on his second point regarding automatic updates. His example uses Chrome itself, not Chrome OS! That isn't even applicable!

I...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 03-31-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,727
Posted By Joel Crane
Here's what is so weird to me: why has the...

Here's what is so weird to me: why has the conversion looked great on three videocards I've tried, and awful on the other two?
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 03-29-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,727
Posted By Joel Crane
DVI to VGA conversion woes, again

I've bee fighting this problem for 6 years. Back in the day, I had a Radeon 9200se with one VGA port and one DVI port. I used a cheap DVI adapter to convert back to VGA for my second CRT monitor. It...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 01-22-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,612
Posted By Joel Crane
Washed iPod... again.

A few months ago, my wife tragically washed my iPod Nano 1G. It was not fun, considering that I was saving every penny I could find to buy her a new Nano 6G. Christmas day came around, and I was able...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 01-09-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,782
Posted By Joel Crane
Oh gosh, finally! Wow that took forever!

Oh gosh, finally! Wow that took forever!
Forum: Digital Home Talk 12-30-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,784
Posted By Joel Crane
Yeah Jason! :D

Yeah Jason! :D
Forum: Thoughts Media Status Updates 12-27-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,302
Posted By Joel Crane
My wife and I totally surprised each other with...

My wife and I totally surprised each other with 6th gen iPod Nanos, a red one for her and a blue one for me. She also bought me a 4th controller for my Xbox 360. She's a very, very good wife.

It...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 12-16-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Joel Crane
The OS itself is familiar to me, because I've...

The OS itself is familiar to me, because I've been following the development of Chrome OS and Chromium OS since they were first announced.

First, it's dead simple to use. I've never used a...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 12-16-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Joel Crane
So... a Google CR-48 showed up in the mail today

A mysterious package showed up on my doorstep this morning. My wife and I were baffled at what it might be. The box had my name on it, but there was nothing significant about the address.

I...
Forum: Digital Home Articles & Resources 12-09-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,725
Posted By Joel Crane
The first one made me laugh. Internal combustion...

The first one made me laugh. Internal combustion engines? Does the author ever walk out of the house?

I've never, ever, ever seen a pure electric or hydrogen-powered car on the road. They are...
Forum: Android News 11-01-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By Joel Crane
My brother in law is an IT guy in the military,...

My brother in law is an IT guy in the military, and I can tell that he is very frustrated with them for overlooking open-source software. All of their workstations run Windows Vista, which is sad...
Forum: Android Articles, Resources & Developer 11-01-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,656
Posted By Joel Crane
I started out with CyanogenMod 6.0 on my T-Mobile...

I started out with CyanogenMod 6.0 on my T-Mobile G1. The biggest improvement by far with 6.1 RC is speed. The G1 with 6.0 was frustratingly slow. Now, things are far snappier. Thanks Cyanogen! :D
Forum: Apple iPods 10-21-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,124
Posted By Joel Crane
When I was in highschool, I used to do this with...

When I was in highschool, I used to do this with my Dell Axim x51v. Unfortunately, Windows Mobile was a real pain to use without a stylus, and searching for and connecting to hotspots was a real...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 10-14-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By Joel Crane
Looks cool, but too expensive. I've been...

Looks cool, but too expensive. I've been searching for a good charging solution: I have only USB cables for my G1 and iPod Nano. I grabbed a $3 powered USB hub, but it doesn't do the job.

My G1...
Forum: Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad 10-11-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By Joel Crane
My question is this: what happens to the car when...

My question is this: what happens to the car when the iPad becomes outdated? Ever seen a built in carphone? Normally, cars age very well, but a car with a dock for a very old piece of equipment...
Forum: Android Phones & Accessories 10-05-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,991
Posted By Joel Crane
Yes, it's a little slow by today's standards, but...

Yes, it's a little slow by today's standards, but I'm very happy with it. I am finding that a few programs do give up and crash consistently (Navigation, for example) but for all the essentials it's...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 10-04-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By Joel Crane
My $320 Mobile Arsenal

A few months ago, my mobile gadgetry was in a pretty sad state. My laptop was a very old Pentium III 933mhz, and my cell phone was a Nokia 6300. The battery in the laptop lasted no more than 10...
Forum: Android Phones & Accessories 10-04-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,991
Posted By Joel Crane
Unfortunately, the digitizer swap didn't go off...

Unfortunately, the digitizer swap didn't go off without a hitch, but check out the results!

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p200/joelacrane/T-Mobile%20G1/CIMG0040.jpg

The first digitizer was...
Forum: Other Slates & Tablets 10-03-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,546
Posted By Joel Crane
That looks awes- wait. Android 1.5? Considering...

That looks awes- wait. Android 1.5? Considering than Cyanogen can hack together Android 2.2 for my T-Mobile G1, they have absolutely no excuse whatsoever for shipping Android 1.5 on that device!
Forum: Laptop Thoughts News 10-03-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,486
Posted By Joel Crane
I hope netbooks don't disappear. I prefer the...

I hope netbooks don't disappear. I prefer the portability and economy of a netbook to a laptop. The Eee 1005HA that I'm typing this on right now is my one and only laptop. It cost me $270 shipped, it...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 09-27-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By Joel Crane
You are right, which is weird to me. I would...

You are right, which is weird to me. I would think that "720" would mean "720 pixels."
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 09-26-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By Joel Crane
DVI and 720p

My uncle gave my wife and I an older Maxent 720p TV, which I was thrilled about primarily due to it's DVI input. I promptly dug my DVI cable out of my box-o-stuff, and installed Boxee on an Ubuntu...
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