Daniel Kautz

Ubuntu LTS Update

I haven’t been playing with my Sandbox (Linux) computer for several months. Too busy messing with the Intel NUC Win10 computer. That changed today. I energized Sandbox and expected I would have some usual application software updates to perform. Yes, there were quite a few. When the those updates completed, the Ubuntu OS informed me a new LTS (Long Term Support) update was available for the Ubuntu OS itself. A move from the 16.xx LTS...

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Intel NUC Blower Replacement

Let’s not hurl brickbats trying to define if this component is a fan or a blower. Technically it is a reverse curve centripetal blower but what difference does it make if we call it a fan or a blower. Perhaps air moving device. But that is so clumsy… Ha! The problem is that the original device started making an extremely loud buzzing vibration sound. It couldn’t run up to full speed and the computer was...

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Intel NUC Fan

The cooling fan on my Intel NUC minicomputer suddenly went berserk. Sounded like it threw a bearing. A coffee grinder making espresso grind would have been quieter. I did some Internet research (Intel NUC fan noise) and it seems like the fan has been a problem for these machines. The noisy fan is not an unusual problem. There is a three-year warranty on the components, so it can be covered by warranty. Two options it...

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Spider Bite?

I put a question mark on the title as I have no proof of a bite other than the symptoms. Proof requires a sighting and better yet, capture of the little critter. The pictures are a bit graphic. Don’t click to enlarge if it bothers you…  🙂 I like Dr. Pepper and now drink mostly the diet version. It helped me loose 35 pounds. We bought a large case of 36 cans in one box....

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