Corrado Update, Blog, and News for Friday 5-16-2015

The new server hosting DoogieLabs.com -- Click for the new G5 Quad page --   So, this site has been a bit dormant lately. Not to worry folks! It's not going anywhere. I am now on a new server, one I've dreamed of having for a very long time and now it's finally here and "almost" sorted. I will actually be leaving the server running on a processor that is

Phase Change Computer Case Day #2 & #3

After a long busy week I didn't really get a chance to compile the latest stuff from the build that we have so far. Well, let's kick it off. . If you haven't seen the video for Day #2 on the computer case already, here ya go: In Day #2 I made a blanking that filled in the old power supply location. I added in the chosen fan for this

YouTube removed old subscriptions page, youtube.com/my_subscriptions

http://www.youtube.com/my_subscriptions?feature=mhee Was removed, are you crazy? I am very outraged that Google would do something so BOZO! Life doesn't revolve around Google+ , people who use YouTube don't want to be fused with another social media gig. If someone took the old YouTube software, and put it up at another domain name I bet you would lose out on your online video market share completely, because you've butchered it beyond

August Announcements!

You haven't been hearing from me because I have been busy as a MoFo. I have been packing up and making arrangements to move to Grand Rapids and take up my new position at The Geek Group as Director of Vehicular Sciences.   I pick up the moving truck on the 15th of this month, and am leaving on the 19th of this month. I have been catching up on

Stingray Corvette Day 2 & 3

Work continues on the exhaust and finalization of dynamat in a couple of places that I could fit scraps that were directly panels to the outside body. This included the triangles that make up the C-Pillar and support the back window. I also did a section of the firewall up by the ran tray, as well as underneath each T-Top. [caption id="attachment_1430" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Painted track with rust preventative, used

Random Update

Sales, sales, sales. I have been working hard on getting my SGI Inventory out the door and into the hands of those who can use them. That's mostly what I've been upto this month. Check the eBay and store sections for the latest parts postings. The SGI Fuel's have been flying off the shelves, I can barely list them fast enough. Some other SGI stuff has been hanging around a

Late January update!

SGI Fuels are now in stock! Well things have been kind of slow in the way of progress of personal projects because I have been busy trying to get my stuff together and listed on eBay. I recently made the next round of purchases of computer equipment and a bunch of it will be listed up very soon. If you are looking for a laptop or an SGI Computer this

Vintage Computer Collection: Toshiba Libretto 50 & 70CT

I first picked up a broken one, then I was hooked and had to have a working one. After a couple of weeks of research I was ready to build my portable vintage DOS Gaming machine. I liked playing SimCity 2000, Simtower, Doom, the original GTA and the like. Modern windows does allow most of these games to run, but many without sound (sound blaster emulation not available, etc.) Then

100 Posts! Old & New; Fuel Vaporization Experiment

Since December of 2009 I have been sharing my thoughts and projects using this website. It has come a super long way. It has become quite an archive of history, knowledge, and my abilities. Thanks for visiting, I hope that the information posted and provided here helps out people in their projects or adventures. A few days ago I was able to actually find my old DoogieLabs site on the

Motorola MW800 Tour & Resources

Motorola MW800, Tour and Information Resources: Once in a while I am able to obtain a batch of these magnificent machines, and when I do I sell them. Here is some information I have to share: For those who cannot watch the above video; the Motorola MW series are mobile workstations commonly used in Police cars and City vehicles. They have other uses is many industries requiring rugged computers. For

Stand up and FIGHT! Or we’re screwed!

I received an email in regards to the six strikes rule. It sounds like the Obama administration is side stepping the house and senate to pass internet censorship on their own via an executive order. This could mean the end of the internet as we know, ushering in a new generation of mega corporate owned and controlled internet. Sign this petition to stop it: https://act.demandprogress.org/letter/six_strikes/?akid=1657.2041142.qMJXF0&rd=1&t=5 Here is my video rant,

VIDEO: SGI Altix 450 Supercomputer Tour and Mini Demo

Welcome to the SGI Altix Museum page! SGI Altix 450 / 4000 series (Single IRU): 8x 1.6GHz Itanium2 Dual Core Processors for a total of 16 Cores, over 1MB of L2, 18MB of L3 Cache, 533 Frontside Bus. Codename "Montecito" .. 1.7 BILLION transistors per die! (IA-64 Arch) 8GB of DDR2 RAM per Node board, so 32GB total min per IRU with room for lots more NUMA-Link Interconnect that allows

Upgrade for the V880!

I got the cable in that I have been wanting for a very long time. . I decided to make a video of the installation process, pretty neat! I ran a UnixBench routine at the end for a real world filecopy example. I have noticed that there is a slight performance hit when copying to the raid versus a  a single disk. I suspect that this is because it is

Late Sept News Part I and SGI Woes

SGI, HPC with cost as no object; but what did reliability cost? SGI has been a very interesting new road for me, it was the better part of 10 years before I was able to clinch ahold of Octane2 un-obtainium. After gaining a better understanding of how the Octane / Onyx racks work with their NUMA Link and Crossbars, I knew that I wanted to have one as a server.

A moment in vintage computers

One of the items that was included with my last pallet of stuff that I picked up was a new in box vintage IBM Thinkpad external CD-Rom drive. This is an option that you just don't see anymore, so I figured I'd make up a video and share. I have another video coming up soon as well. I wanted to finish editing but due to recent events the server had

Blog and news for Friday, July 22nd 2012

Maintenance Notice! The Icebox server will be moved to a new location no later than August 31st, 2012. We expect the move to take a few hours and there will be minimal service interruption. We expect the move to take place on a Sunday evening. Please continue to check back and I'll post an exact date and time once arrangements have been made. Whats up! Things have been very busy

Doing more work, more goodies coming!

Quick silly random update / preview of some stuff coming down the pipeline since I'm off this weekend, whooray! If anyone needs this done on their Sun Machine, please get in touch with me. This will also be added soon once I get the shopping cart all working and in order; Play safe, Doogie

News and Blog for Tuesday, March 20th 2012

Whats up all!   I have been pretty busy with stuff here at the shop. I have had a few repair jobs, and a couple of unforeseen projects. The first repair job is recovering or resetting the BIOS password in a Dell Inspiron 1000 series. Since there is no security chip on this particular machine, and the password is stored on the eeprom that holds the bios itself, I actually