Two Drives, One PC

The two drives complement each other – the SSD is used to run the system while the HDD is used to hold data.

So I’ve been watching YouTuber Carey Holzman, and the man is full of useful information. He’s a certified technician and is happy to share the different ways he troubleshoots, maintains, upgrades, and builds computer systems.

In more than one video, he pours himself an icy glass of Coca-Cola and proceeds to geek out.

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Nicely Display Music in the Scion tC

I wanted to make sure my music displayed properly all the time. Here’s what I learned.

This post is about using a USB to play and nicely display music in a Scion tC, but it also applies to music kept on a smartphone.

The stock radio I have in my 2016 Scion tC is the Pioneer AXLP-Q16U T10071. It’s equipped with Gracenote, which is nice to have. When music plays, Gracenote displays an image of the song’s artist. If it doesn’t recognize the artist, it’ll display a generic image for the genre.

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A Quick Description of Plex

When I first heard about Plex I thought, “So what? I can access my media files without it”. Then I tried it.

What is the Plex Media Server Application?

First, imagine how nice it would be if you could have a Netflix-like environment for all of your favorite movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, podcasts, and even personal media like pictures and home videos.

Then, stop fantasizing because that’s exactly what Plex does. It’s a service that runs on your media server (or computer) and nicely exhibits your media library.

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Would You Please Backup?

Keep more than one copy of them, on different storage mediums, and decentralize where you physically keep those backups.

Protect What Really Matters – Your Files

The most valuable thing about our technology is the data on it.

The files we accumulate throughout our lives are, in a sense, our lives.  The pictures we take, the music we listen to, and the documents we work hard to develop are all at risk, but we could easily secure them by taking a few cautionary steps.

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