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Here you will find the articles I have written about various topics (mostly computers)

Explaining RAID4 & RAID5

Posted March 26th, 2012 by

So after months of nothing, I finally come back to with website and I see 84 spam comments… I really should get some sort of spam filter, but I guess since nobody ever really comments much anyways (0 in total, I believe) I’ll just go ahead and delete all of the comments.

And now to the actual post…

Hard drives are a fragile device indeed; dropping them causes them to break, shaking them causes them to break, magnets can cause them to break and time can cause them to break. It’s interesting how these devices that we rely so heavily on with our data are actually constantly failing at random intervals.

So why do hard drives break, anyway?

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Using the Task Manager

Posted January 19th, 2012 by

The Windows Task Manager has been an integral part of the operating system for over a decade and the interface has remained pretty much the same throughout. New features that have arrived from Vista have improved upon the functionality of the program, but the fundamental purpose for the task manager is, and always has been, to let the user manipulate and control the vast number of tasks running on their PC.

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Using HTML

Posted October 18th, 2011 by

In this article, I’m going to (attempt to) show you how to use HTML – A language used to create websites and display web pages.

Yesterday, something interesting happened… I started trying to get the word out that I owned a website, so I got a few friends to look at it. It just so happens that one of them noticed something: The comment box says that you are allowed to use certain HTML tags. THe problem is, not everyone knows how to use them. So it hit me, I should write a tutorial on using HTML.

And here it is…

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Explaining the Internet (Part 2) – The Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Posted August 11th, 2011 by

The Internet is a complex place, and if you haven’t already, you should go read part 1 of Explaining the Internet.

This article will cover the real in-depth details regarding the Internet.

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Using FFMPEG to convert videos

Posted July 12th, 2011 by

FFmpeg is tool that’s used to convert audio and video to other formats. It’s very versatile, and is cross-platform and supports input from files, streams and video/audio devices. Pretty much every codec I can think of is supported, making FFmpeg my favourite tool for converting videos for viewing on my phone. In this article, you’ll learn how to use FFmpeg, with its many parameters and properties explained.

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