Sunday, July 7, 2013

HTC EVO V 4G GPS freak out

When we go on walks I like to use My Tracks to, well, track how far we walk and how long we take. Normally a GPS track would look like this:
It's a nice and smooth track of our walk.

Here's what My Tracks suddenly started doing a few days ago.
Now obviously we weren't walking through people's yards and houses!

Well I tried a few things, mostly clearing the cache and trying other programs but still the same result.
So I finally decided to do a factory reset of my phone and that is what cleared it up and it's working normally again!
I can only imagine a settings file somewhere got corrupted and since I don't root my phone I wasn't able to find it and fix it. So doing a factory reset is a little extreme but the way I figure it I clean out a bunch of other junk at the same time. Of course you have to reload your apps and your accounts so that is the hassle part.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Installing a 3TB Hard Drive

The two main computers I work with in my house are my Windows Home Server 2011 and my desktop. The server I've been leaving on 24/7 for many years now and was just only turning on my desktop when needed. On both I run virtual machines, the WHS2011 has VirtualBox and my desktop uses Hyper-V.
Lately I've been finding that I've been leaving my desktop computer on over night for processing so I decided to eliminate the dedicated server and just go with my desktop. The desktop has 32GB of memory and is an Intel i7-3770 processor so it had plenty of power to handle the server and 4 other virtualized guests.
I would virtualize the server and run it as a Hyper-V guest. To make room for all the storage I decided to get a Seagate 3TB drive and here's the video of me installing it.