Commodore 1541 disk drive

Commodore 1541 disk drive

The Commodore 1541 disk drive was the most common Commodore 64 floppy drive. Commodore fans from the 1980s loved to hate it. It was the first disk drive priced low enough to gain mainstream acceptance. But it was slow and loud and unreliable.

We put up with it anyway. A home computer was a luxury in those days and most of us had some idea how lucky we were to live through that time and experience it firsthand.

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PIF file type meaning

When it comes to file types you should never trust, PIF belongs high on the list. PIF used to be an important file type, but it’s largely obsolete today. But if you’re curious, here’s the PIF file type meaning.

Get ready for a trip down computing history lane. But this once-important file format is risky today. In all honesty, it’s largely outlived its usefulness in most instances.

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Roku overheating fixes

Roku overheating fixes

I have a Roku 2720X. I’ve had it since 2014, so it’s a few years old now, but I like it. Lately it’s been having some problems though. It works fabulously with Hulu and Netflix, but streaming local media and streaming baseball give me trouble. I traced it to overheating. So let’s look at some Roku overheating fixes.

Some people replace their devices with newer models with faster dual- or quad-core processors. This works; a more powerful chip will handle the load of newer, more demanding apps better without heating up as much. But you can extend the useful life of your venerable single-core 600 MHz Roku devices too, at least until Roku stops releasing updates for them.

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Lionel 92 circuit breaker instructions

Lionel 92 circuit breaker instructions

The Lionel 92 circuit breaker provides an important safety feature. Additionally, if you use a low-end transformer that lacks a direction button, it provides a handy direction button. Unfortunately the original Lionel 92 circuit breaker instructions have one mistake in them.

Here’s how to use this critical accessory to maximize your personal safety. Depending on your setup, you may need more than one of them.

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Cyber security and cryptography

Cyber security and cryptography

Cryptography is one of the more difficult concepts to master when studying for a certification like CISSP. I know from my own experience it’s really easy to┬álet the details overwhelm you. After seeing an acquaintance’s Linkedin post, I thought I’d write about cyber security and cryptography and what you really need to know.

Let me start with one thing. I have never, ever had to encode or decode anything by hand. I’m very confident I can stay employed another 20 years in the cyber security field and never have to do the math myself.

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