Alexandar Tzanov's Personal Blog

Tag: hardware

  • How to fix Microsoft Surface 3 pen?

    If you have Microsoft Surface pen for Surface 3 / Pro 3 and it stops work, there are several reasons this might be happening. Here I am going to talk about the batteries. That is right, plural – batteries. This particular pen has three batteries in it – one AAAA battery, and two 319 button […]

  • How to mount and unmount a hard drive in Linux?

    I lease multiple Linux servers. One of them has multiple hard drives installed in it. After asking the data center to reload the OS on it, the staff did not mounted the second drive. Surprisingly it is extremely easy for anyone with a root access to mount a hard drive on a Linux-based system. Here […]

  • Verizon rep – being a long time customer is definitely important, but….

    I just got off the phone with a Verizon Wireless representative. I was inquiring about upgrading my phone and what kind of deal they could offer me. I had to revert back to a 5 year old phone due to a recent mishap with the mobile phone I was actively using. The deal they could […]

  • XBox 360 no video, only audio

    Over the weekend I had some lack of video from my XBox360. Nothing that some heat couldn’t fix. Apparently most problems with the Xbox360 are fixed by that which kills PCs – heat. I have an XBox360, which is one of those that was born with bugs and “genetic” issue – meaning an early version […]

  • Server scalability and Oxbury Publishing.

    Currently Hive Minds Hosting is hosting Oxbury Publishing, including their other web properties. As the company business is growing, and it is expending in to customized reports and articles, delivered via newsletter, I know that the current server will not be able to handle the load of newsletter campaigns that are going to take place. […]

  • 3000MB does not equal 3GB

    I find it so annoying when companies and individuals, who are in the technology business or are technically inclined, incorrectly calculate storage space. For example WordPress founding member Matt Mullenweg, in his “Free Space to Three Gigabytes” post states that the free space on WordPress.com will be increased to 3,000 MB, yet the title states that […]

  • Skype and broadband result in happiness.

    Last night, after 10 years, I was able to see my dad live. Thanks to broadband being available, and most of all more affordable, my dad and I were arable to have a video session via Skype. Last time I saw my dad was at the Sofia airport in Bulgaria in August of 1998. Since […]

  • Adventure games.

    Last night, in the quick chat, on Abandonia someone said “This site should be renamed “dedicated to adventure games”.”. My response to this was “That’s what games used to be back in the day. Now they are all about is this shiny enough? Yes! Can we make it cheep and sell it quick. Yes. Then […]

  • Your Internet for ransom.

    OK, so we thought that the government was taking our rights away, but how about your Internet Service Provider (ISP). For those of you who do not know what an ISP is, it is your gateway to the wild. It is Verizon DSL, Comcast, Adelphia, AOL, NetZero, and so on. They are the companies which […]