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New Home New Computer

New Workhorse:

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配置

CPU Intel i7-7700K
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15
主板 Gigabyte Z270-HD3
内存 Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 8Gx2 DDR4 3200
显卡 NVidia GTX 670
机箱 Corsair Obsidian 750D Black
电源 ThermalTake Toughpower 850W
显示器 Dell 2711
键盘 Daskeyboard Ultimate
鼠标 Logitech G500 + Razor Destructor
音箱 Yamaha 2.1
耳机 Senheiser HD515
软件 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
硬盘 pc_storage_raid_ssd

Desktop Computer For Kids

配置

CPU Intel i7-2600k
主板 GA P67A-UD3-B3 (Rev 1.x)
内存 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
显卡 XFX 5970 2G Black Edition
网卡 Intel PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter
机箱 CoolerMaster HAF 932
电源 ThermalTake Toughpower 850W
显示器 Dell 2711
键盘 Daskeyboard Quiet
鼠标 Logitech G5
软件 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
硬盘 RAID 0 1T: 500G x 2

NAS

Synlogy DS916+ 2GB RAM
WD NAS Disk 6TB * 4 in RAID5

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How to re-calibrate the compass on Toyota Landcruiser Prado

Calibrated the compass on my 2005 LandCruiser Prado by doing the following:

  • Press the up and down arrows together until the inclinometer starts to blink.
  • Then press the “Mode” button to switch to compass. The compass should start to blink.
  • Drive your car in a 360 degree circle until the compass stops blinking.
  • And that’s about it.

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Upgrading the Navigation Maps on Toyota Prado 120

To save the cost on getting the upgrade from the greedy dealer for ridiculous $300 charge, simply download the image from Internet, burn it onto a DVD+R disc using any DVD burner software, then put it into your car.

I found DVD+R disc works best. I used TDK DVD+R Dual Layer but others reported Imation DVD+R works too. I used to use Philips DVD-R but they do not seem to work with the DVD drive in the Car navigation unit.

The latest version of Map I can found from Internet is Whereis V20 (2013). Good enough for me.

This should apply to most Toyota (including some Lexus models) that using DVD disc as the navigation map storage.

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单车支架

用了几根杂木头,加上一些螺钉作了一个简单的单车架放在车房里,起码这些单车和scooter, 滑板现在不会东倒西歪,也算有个窝了。

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A few knots I learned, useful in camping and fishing

Clinch Knot

  1. Pass the line through the eye of the hook, or swivel.
  2. Double back. make five turns around the line.
  3. Pass the end of the line through the first loop, above the eye, and then through the large loop. Draw the knot into shape.
  4. Slide the coils down tight against the eye.
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终于把鸡围起来了

从Bunnings买了三张1.8×1.2米的花园围栏,和一根3.6m的treated pine一裁两半做柱子。用了两袋快干水泥把柱子竖起来后,用铁丝将围栏固定在上面,再用一块废围栏做了个门。最后终于在后院的一个大致3×5米的角落里把原来原生放养的鸡们围起来了。

希望这样可以提高老婆孩子们在后院的出现率(之前老婆嫌鸡们把后院弄脏了),同时也阻止它们把蛋下的到处都是。

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My stringing machine

Finally the stringing machine (Eagnas Flash 825) I ordered two months ago has arrived.

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又败家了:车顶行李架

行李越来越多,家里的Ford Territory的车内空间开始显得愈发不足,上次去野营时脚下和多余的一个座位上不得不全部塞满。很快复活节要到了,我们已经和其他两家朋友约好了去湖边野营,到时还要带钓鱼的装备和帮忙带其中一家朋友的行李,光靠车内空间是不行得了,所以购置一套车顶行李架被提到了议事日程。

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修理Ford Territory的车窗

家里的Ford Territory已经开了6年了,我们都很喜欢它,简洁,宽敞,耐用。虽然从里到外都已经被我们和小朋友刮得遍体鳞伤,但是在外面从来没有给我们任何难堪过。不过小问题也有一些,比如最近就发生了车窗不能升起的问题。上星期三老婆把司机侧的窗户降下来后就再也升不起来了。网上查了一下之后发现这似乎是一个颇为普遍的Ford Territory的问题,本地福特论坛上已经详细讨论过。 显然,Territory系列用于将车窗玻璃固定在驱动马达的牵引绳上的的Slider设计强度有所不足,在某些情况下会断裂,导致车窗玻璃失去一边的支撑而倾斜,最终结果是车窗完全降下后倾斜的一边被车窗的封条堵在门框内,再也上不来。

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Fixing the Window Problem on Ford Territory

Ford Territory has been a  great car and my family loves it. But it does have several plaguing issues all along. One of the annoying problems is the ‘well-known’ window slider issue, which has been discussed all over at this fordforums.com.au post. Apparently the sliders on the window run mechanism supporting the window glasses on Territories are not strong enough so they may snap one day which means the the window glass will lose its support on the corresponding side. As a result, once the window is lowed down fully, it may get  stuck in the door frame (jammed by the rubber trim to be precise) and hence won’t rise up again. If you open up the door frame and give the window a hand (literally) to do the job of the slider is suppose to do, the window will rise properly.