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Precomp GUI v0.1 released!

Precomp GUI v0.1 released!

Hi everyone, Today, I’ve officially released Precomp GUI: This is a software that allows you to precompress files which can help you on compressing them further with tools like 7-zip or other specialized data compression sofware. The GUI is a front-end for the Precomp command line utility. The software is very simple to use. You just drag a file, specify the output path, select the precompression mode, and press the Start button. The inverse of precompressing is recompressing, where a…

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PAQCompress v0.3.9 released!

PAQCompress v0.3.9 released!

Hi everyone, Happy Easter! Today morning, I have released PAQCompress v0.3.9: This new release fixes a message that always said “Browse for a file to compress” even when the Extract Radiobutton was checked. This was located in the OpenFileDialog Title: Now, the message will say “Browse for a file to extract” when the Extract Radiobutton is checked: You can download this new release at GitHub by clicking here. Enjoy!

Shucking the Western Digital WD Elements 10TB External Hard Disk Drive

Shucking the Western Digital WD Elements 10TB External Hard Disk Drive

Hi everyone, Today, I’ll show you the process of shucking the WD Elements 10TB External Hard Drive that I got the last 2 weeks. We need to use a sharp object and slide it toward the edges to take off the clips from the case. Then, we’ll slide it to the right carefully: We’ll keep sliding it right until it gets out: The drive inside my WD Elements is a WD100EMAZ: Now, we need to take out the Hard Disk…

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The Western Digital 10TB WD Elements External Hard Drive

The Western Digital 10TB WD Elements External Hard Drive

Hi everyone, Last week, I got a new Western Digital 10TB Essentials External Drive, which was on sale at $160 on Amazon: The reason for getting this drive is that in today’s world, digital content is growing by a lot, and files are taking more space than ever. Video resolutions are growing and so are the quality of music, which takes a lot of space. Recent development on newer audio and video codecs may keep the audio file size small,…

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PAQCompress v0.3.8 released!

PAQCompress v0.3.8 released!

Hi everyone, Today, I updated PAQCompress and released version 0.3.8: This new release adds support for the newly released paq8pxv v8 You can download this new release here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/PAQCompress/releases/v0.3.8 Enjoy!

PAQCompress v0.3.6 released!

PAQCompress v0.3.6 released!

Hi everyone, Today, I have released PAQCompressv0.3.6: This release adds PAQ8PXv v5. The previous release added PAQ8PX v4 and PAQ8P_PC. You can download this new version at the project’s GitHub page here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/PAQCompress/releases/tag/v0.3.6 Enjoy!

PAQCompress v0.3.3 and v0.3.4 released!

PAQCompress v0.3.3 and v0.3.4 released!

Hi everyone, Today, I have released PAQCompress v0.3.3 and v0.3.4. Yup, 2 versions in a day. What happened was that paq8pxd v63 was first released, so I downloaded it and added support for it in PAQCompress. That’s what v0.3.3 adds. A few minutes later, it turns out that paq8px v178 was also released, so I also added support in PAQCompress and that’s what v0.3.4 adds: So there you have it, 2 version in a day. Of course, you should only…

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Introducing the new, better PAQCompress GUI

Introducing the new, better PAQCompress GUI

Hi everyone, I started this year being productive and have coded for the past couple of days, hence my absence of posts in this site. I’ve worked on updated a graphical user interface I wrote several years ago for the PAQ Compression software. At the time, I had limited skills writing code, and my GUIs were not that great. Hence, I took that software and rewrote it from scratch to provide a better user experience. I also updated the software…

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Shucking a Western Digital 8TB My Book External Hard Disk Drive

Shucking a Western Digital 8TB My Book External Hard Disk Drive

Hi everyone, In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some pictures of my shucked Western Digital 8TB My Book External Hard Disk Drive. I got this hard drive as I’ve already had 2 other Seagate Hard Drives fail and needed another drive. I changed brands to Western Digital as I’ve been having a bad luck with Seagate lately. Here’s the drive’s box: The drive outside of the box: The front of it: Here, I’ve taken the drive out of the main…

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