Hangsun S80 Lamp

I purchased one of these lamps in 2016.  Below details my findings and some help to others (maybe). The product is not good at all – indeed if returning it were a practical option I would – but because I live down-under, shipping costs make this prohibitive – so I’ve tried to make the best…

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BD-F6500 region free upgrade – Firmware 1010 / 1017 note

In case anyone has the same issue – A few months ago I purchased a SamsungBD-F6500 from Noel Leemings (A whiteware retailer in New Zealand).   A few days ago, we purchased some DVDs which were “region 2” and would not play on our NZ/AU – region 4 player(s). I attempted to region unlock the DVD…

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DRBD for SSD+USB

Summary:  DRBD provides a nifty way of allowing a “RAID when available” setup, which offers more flexibility then MDADM.  When in “RAID” mode, DRBD performs about 10% slower then MDADM, but provides near SSD performance when DRBD is not mirroring.  Importantly you don’t need to have the USB drive connected all the time, so its…

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Linux and Samsung CLX-3185FN

I recently acquired a Samsung CLX-3185FN colour laser MFC. Although the device claims to work with Linux, it is a bit of a mixed bag.  Below are my views and outcomes of lessons learned thus far. Background and Review FWIW I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, and am only interested in connecting the device across a…

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