Upgrading RAM and Hard Drive for Toshiba L455D

I am working on computers again and wanted to share the fixing and upgrading of this Toshiba Satellite L455D. It came with Windows 7 (32-bit) and part of the upgrade involved removing viruses, fixing the registry, defragging the drive, BIOS update and removing lots of bloatware. Last but certainly not least the RAM was doubled from 2GB to 4GB and replaced an ancient hard drive (5400rpm) with a solid state drive. 🙂

It was so bad it took around 5 minutes to simply boot up into the desktop. Plus, when I tried doing a re-assessment of the Windows Experience Index score it failed to complete! Afterwards, as you can see in the video it boots up a lot faster!

 

Donating Free Rice

No joke the website is called freerice.com and all you do is play a word puzzle on their front page. For every answer you get right, 10 grains of rice is donated. They are working with the World Food Program to help end hunger in various regions across the globe. It is free to use and all it cost is some of your free time 🙂

 

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screenshot of FreeRice.com

 

Percy Pilcher – 19th Century Aircraft

I was watching a very interesting documentary a few days ago. Most of us probably don’t have a clue as to who Percy Pilcher is but he was an aviation pioneer during the late 19th century. He built some of the world’s first hang gliders and made a bit of a name for himself at the time. His biggest creation was he was in the process of building the world’s powered aircraft. Unfortunately he died in a crash when demonstrating one of his earlier gliders and never managed to finish the project.

A century later some aviation experts obtained his blue prints and thought the craft had a lot of potential. So they set out to finish his project to see if it would work. If Pilcher had not died in that hang glider accident he could’ve very likely built the world’s first workable aircraft before the Wright Brothers by about several years.

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One of the coolest vending machines I’ve seen

Something I saw a while going about my normal day and couldn’t resist recording a video. I’ve never seen a vending machine so large and with so many different items for sale. Besides having candy and soda it also carries everyday grocery items as well. I’d go so far to say it’s an automated convenience store. Advanced drones and robotics is the path western society is steadily going towards. It started of with those unmanned Predator drones, now Amazon will be delivering packages via drones and soon there will be unmanned taxis via Uber and Lyft.

 

 

Update: Yep I was right on it being more of an automated store and some are bigger than the embed from above. They’re made by a company called Shop24 and after a quick image search a few have been branded under major retail chains.

Carrie Fisher

If you all remember a few days ago on the news that they said Stars Wars actress Carrie Fisher had suffered a heart attack during a flight? Eventually saying that Fisher was in “stable” condition but unfortunately it was not so stable because she died earlier today. Normally when hearing news of a celeb dying I just kinda say “oh that sucks” and kinda move on but this news of Carrie Fisher has me a bit upset.

Rest in Peace Carrie Fisher and may the force be with you!

 

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Minecraft Toilet Humor

This is an old map I recently loaded up on my Minecraft server and this is a build I never really shared. What motivated this creation is one of my friends was caught gifting himself sea lanterns and building a large building with them. He tried to deny it at first then somebody else on the server kinda poked fun at him. Suggesting if sea laterns were so easy to obtain, then he ought to make a toilet comprised of diamond blocks, with sea laterns as the sewer pipe and flush dragon eggs with it. Then that’s when I decided to make his imagination into reality 🙂

 

#NoDAPL Protest in downtown OKC – Dec. 1st 2016

1st protest I’ve recorded and luckily I was working near the area so I was easily able to visit and get some footage of it. Sorry in advance for the audio quality, you may need to set volume to max to hear it.