Laptop Swag

I’ve never really had a large budget to work with when it came to PCs/laptops and the gear that goes along with them, but I’ve been able to find tried and true accessories that are reliable and have aged well for me. Hopefully they’ll work well for you guys, too! Continue reading “Laptop Swag”

How much RAM do you need? – A Practical Guide

When building or upgrading your PC/laptop how much RAM do you really need? A topic that changes with time and varies by opinion. I hope this article can clear up some confusion to help you understand how much you will need based on how things are now. (Yes I do plan on keeping this article up to date in the future). Continue reading “How much RAM do you need? – A Practical Guide”

Computers Enable Minimalism Right?

Everyone can be a minimalist in the the digital era right? You stream your movies or music, you can store all your copies of music, movies, photos, documents, mail, bills etc to a device smaller than your thumbnail. No more clutter and nothing eating up the precious space leaving everything clean and neat. However, this is only true for the physical world. Continue reading “Computers Enable Minimalism Right?”

Wiring Your Home Network Part 2: Making Wall Plates and Tool Review

Earlier this year I wrote about why I choose to wire my apartment with Ethernet. I reviewed the crimp tool I use to make patch cables(connect from the PC to the router or wall). Now I will show you the tools you need to make the wall jacks themselves.

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October 2015 Toshiba Laptop Update: Bluetooth and Trackpad

If you have been following along my Toshiba Satellite posts, you should be eager to hear these updates! Some bad news, and some great news about it’s hardware! Continue reading “October 2015 Toshiba Laptop Update: Bluetooth and Trackpad”

13in 2015 MacBook Pro Review

I did an unboxing post that you can find by clicking this link. Let’s talk about my partner in crime. Continue reading “13in 2015 MacBook Pro Review”

Thoughts: Standing Desk

I recently built myself a standing desk to help offset the hours I sit everyday. So what’s the world of standing desks like? It’s an adjustment, that’s for sure. Continue reading “Thoughts: Standing Desk”

Back To School: Technology Prep Checklist

It’s that time of year again, back to school. With class starting soon or already underway there is a lot to think about. Is your technology ready for the new school year? Read on to see how you can prep your tech to take on the new year! Continue reading “Back To School: Technology Prep Checklist”

Digital Spring Cleaning

It’s about that time a year in the northern hemisphere for Spring cleaning to commence! In addition to the standard clean up of your residence, don’t forget to clean up your digital residences too! Don’t let those personal photos, videos and emails sit for much longer. While you are still stuck inside waiting for the coldest part of the year to end is the perfect time to back up your files and respond to long overdue emails, voice-mails and more! Continue reading “Digital Spring Cleaning”

Restoring Windows 8.1 from a USB Recovery Drive

After playing with Linux Mint on my laptop for a while I found that I wanted to try to get Windows 8.1 reinstalled so I can learn more about it and hopefully create more how to posts here at NautilusMODE.   So if you have been following along with my other posts regarding my new laptop(found here, here and here), my back up of Windows had been corrupted which is why I had installed Linux.  So how can you still recover Windows once your recovery image has been destroyed? The answer lies within the recovery USB stick that is required to restore from a back up.

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