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Adding Proper Audio Support for the HP Stream 8 tablet in the Linux Kernel – My first contribution to the Linux Kernel

Adding Proper Audio Support for the HP Stream 8 tablet in the Linux Kernel – My first contribution to the Linux Kernel

Hi everyone, For several years already, I have owned an HP Stream 7 and HP Stream 8 tablets. These were low budget, Windows 8 tablets powered by an Intel Atom Z3735G Bay Trail processor and having only 1GB of RAM. These tablets are also limited to running the 32bit version of Windows not only because of the extremely low RAM amount by today’s standards, but also because the BIOS only runs 32-bit EFI images. This tablet can be upgraded to…

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Fixing apt upgrade in Ubuntu 22.10 in WSL

Fixing apt upgrade in Ubuntu 22.10 in WSL

Today, I wanted to update my Ubuntu WSL setup by running sudo apt upgrade. Unfortunately, it failed with the following problem: To fix this problem, I went ahead and removed these files: After running sudo apt upgrade again, this time it succeeded: I’m running my Ubuntu WSL instance in WSL1 mode. Hope this post helps you fix your apt upgrade problem if you have encountered this same issue. Post Views: 103

Finally received the KZ x HBB DQ6S IEM

Finally received the KZ x HBB DQ6S IEM

Hi everyone, After almost 2 months of ordering the KZ x HBB DQ6S, I have finally received it. I’m currently in the process of listening to it and will have my first impressions/review soon. A little teaser: This IEM seems to sound great! More details will be posted soon along with the full unboxing. Post Views: 4

Blackouts in Puerto Rico

Blackouts in Puerto Rico

Hi everyone, Today, I want to talk about blackouts in the island of Puerto Rico. I’m writing this post while I’m passing through a blackout in this moment. Puerto Rico is a caribbean island where the electricity generation is done by plants distributed usually near the coast in several parts of the island. Most of these plants burn gas and some are of combined cycle. These plants are old and sometimes gives problems. Blackouts in the island happens because of…

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The General Electric GE 2-Pack 6-Outlet Power Strip

The General Electric GE 2-Pack 6-Outlet Power Strip

Hi everyone, A couple of months ago, I wrote about the AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Power Strip disappearing from Amazon and having to go with an alternative power strip. I chose to order the GE 2-Pack 6-Outlet Power Strip which was similar to the original strip that I wanted to buy, and here it is: As we can see, the packaging is very, very simple and doesn’t come in a box like the AmazonBasics power strips did. This means it is less…

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The 4-Pack EBL Lithium-Ion 1.5V AA Rechargeable batteries

The 4-Pack EBL Lithium-Ion 1.5V AA Rechargeable batteries

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the 4-Pack EBL Lithium-Ion 1.5V AA batteries. These are AA batteries but are special in that they are rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and charges using a Micro-USB cable. An advantage of these batteries when compared to the NiMH batteries are that the former will output 1.5V while the latter will output 1.2V. This is important because some devices expect the battery to fully output the 1.5V. Other devices may work with 1.2V but may…

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The Coca-Cola machine with multiple drink selections and a touch screen

The Coca-Cola machine with multiple drink selections and a touch screen

Hi everyone, Today, we will see a Coca-Cola machine that is found on some fast-food restaurants. This machine is different than the usual drink dispenser as this one only has one dispenser. So you may wonder, how does it dispense the drink you want? The answer to that lies in the touch screen and how it is made internally. These machines have a touch screen that allow you to select your preferred drink. It also dispenses ice via the handle…

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CHUWI UBook Battery Replacement

CHUWI UBook Battery Replacement

Hi everyone, Some months ago, I wrote about my CHUWI UBook having a swollen battery. Today, I’m sharing the pics of it using a replacement battery I got on AliExpress: This battery seems to no longer be on sale but searching for CHUWI Ubook battery will show some results. You may get more refined results by either searching for CWI509 or by HW-31130148. As long as the description says it fits the CHUWI Ubook and the connector matches and is…

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Upcoming Reviews

Upcoming Reviews

UPDATE 1/15/2022: The KZ ZEX Pro Review is now live. You can read it here. Hi everyone, On the following days, I will be writing about the following 2 products: KZ ZEX Pro I have finally received the KZ ZEX Pro, which is a 3-driver per side IEM. I’m currently listening to it. Groove Onn CD Player with FM Radio I found this CD Player at Walmart and was cheap enough to grab one. I will be testing it soon….

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TEGIC Block 01 Battery Issues

TEGIC Block 01 Battery Issues

Once again, I experienced a battery swelling issue. This time with the TEGIC Block 01 Power Back I received about 2 years ago and was a Kickstarter project I supported. The battery swelling issue happened on its own. The unit was fully charged before and didn’t present this issue. However, last week, when I attempted to use it, I noticed it got swell. The battery swelling seems to affect one side more than the other. It seems to be swelled…

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