Aka "That Focus RS Guy"
- Sep 19, 2010
Microcenter = The Devil........lolI was at MicroCenter (Westmont) this past Monday night. Managed to get out the door for $30, only needed a new soldering iron. But damn there were a few things I easily could have grabbed, like a 32" monitor.
Hat or splitter. I use an Ethernet/USB micro/C splitter just cause its cheaper than the poe hat. Poe hat allows for a cleaner look I suppose.I just picked up a pi 4B what is the preferred method of POE? Splitter or hat? Which ones? There's 500 different ones
I just picked this up online. Can't wait to use it. I tested it out and it heats but goddamn near instant and all usb-C powered.I was at MicroCenter (Westmont) this past Monday night. Managed to get out the door for $30, only needed a new soldering iron. But damn there were a few things I easily could have grabbed, like a 32" monitor.
Man, talk about progress and evolution. The cheap $20 one I picked up is dial-a-watt/temp, and that's about it.I just picked this up online. Can't wait to use it. I tested it out and it heats but goddamn near instant and all usb-C powered.
Plus you can update the firmware and update it as needed.
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yeah its nuts. my old one basically takes up half a drawer, this one I can put in my pocket and it feels like a pen.Man, talk about progress and evolution. The cheap $20 one I picked up is dial-a-watt/temp, and that's about it.
The framework laptops are getting pretty cool.
I wasn't worried as much with the batteries themselves as much as the surge protection properties and all that.If you can get “new” APC-branded batteries I’d go for it. If the only batteries are Hgoponkif Amazon seller batteries, pass.
Depends on their condition.I feel like a this might be a dumb question but I don't often play in the rack mount space.
A guy local is selling 2 APC SUA1500RM2U UPS with bad batteries for 100/ea. So far I'm sold. He bought them refurbished 3 years ago, I can get batteries for about 40-50 per set off battery shark. I asked him for the date code. manufactured in 06 and 08. I did see these were just discontinued last year but I passed on them when I found out how old they were. I am now second guessing myself. Would you buy these being into 2 2u 1500va UPS for $280ish with batteries or pass?
Figured this out, it appears that DisplayPort Cables are uni directional; The adapters to go drive a DP Monitor are about $20 each minimally. I'm thinking for that kinda bread $85 to get a video card with DP outputs is going to be the solution.APC batteries are jelly bean parts. You can probably go to Batteries+ or whatever and get some new ones without it being a huge deal honestly. The lead acid stuff is somewhat "safer" than the Lithium Ion shit that'll burn everything down if it charges wrong. Look around online too, some of them have hereditary problems batteries won't fix. Varies from model to model.
So, a few things on KVMs since I have one successful and one not successful install at the moment:
-If your monitors take HDMI or DVI input you're good to go. You just get the adapter cables and go.
-Displayport, HDMI and DVI outputs from a computer are fine going through an HDMI KVM.
This is where problems start. My work has issued me a set of Displayport only Dell Monitors. They DO NOT work with HDMI or DVI adapter cables using a DVI Source to drive them. I have tried a few different adapters and both an HDMI and a DVI KVM. For me to make use of this setup, I'm going to have to change monitors. The other options are that I get a DisplayPort video card or that I get a USB keyboard/mouse switch and return this then run monitors separately.
My wife running HDMI/DVI monitors works perfectly though. Her thin client is displayport while her docked laptop is DVI through an HDMI KVM. The one I got seems nice enough, for an extra $15 or so you can get a nice remote button too.