BabbleOn

This is my blog, which will be filled with a large amount of different topics about which I tend to babble quite a lot; hence its name, BabbleOn

I am fairly new to the SSD game, and I, thus far, the only computer of mine with an SSD is the IBM T60 which I have written a couple of blog posts of previously. Therefore, I was not aware of a few — or, indeed, any — of the quirks that accompany the usage of an SSD and would hence like to quickly explore which settings I have changed in order to increase the life span of my SSD.

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General Information

Previously, I had used Jekyll to host my blog and I had been mostly satisfied with it; yet, as my server was deleted for apparently violating my hoster's Authorized Usage Policy, which meant I was forced to set up everything once again on a new server, I decided to switch to something else, namely WriteFreely.

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog post. Firstly, I would like to announce that my book has finally been published with its own ISBN, namely 978-3-752952-49-0. It is currently being sold for €11.99 in Germany, but the price may differ significantly if you order it from a different country. Within Germany, it can be ordered at virtually every bookstore using the aforementioned ISBN. Additionally, I have decided against making it available under the GNU FDL and instead opted to return to my previous idea of publishing it under a CC license. Apart from this, you will still be able to download a version of my book as a PDF from my website.

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This is just a quick post wherein I would like to talk about how it's possible to watch YouTube without lagging or high CPU usage on such an old machine; I will talk about some strange noises coming from the PC; and I will talk about some issues I had with screen locking.

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In this post, we'll be discussing the new SSD that I have installed into the computer and some more improvements that I have done to that TrackPoint.

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Battery

The new battery for my T60 has finally arrived! I was very happy about the fact that it seems to look basically identical to the original battery and about it being quite powerful. From my, admittedly rather short testing, it seems that it will last around 2 – 3 hours when fully charged, which is plenty. I will be keeping the battery that came with the laptop as a spare, should I ever need one, though. I was surprised to see how light it was in comparison to the original Lenovo battery, even though it has much more capacity; but I won't complain about that.
It does, as already expected, stick out slightly from the back of the laptop, but this isn't annoying in any way.

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Yesterday I created a post talking about the new laptop I was getting and well, I have finally picked it up. I was surprised to see it in such a good condition, even though the charging cable does seem to be a bit iffy (it works, but I may have to get a new one). The battery, as already expected, doesn't last a very long time (about an hour) and because of that, I have already ordered a new one (with over 8 Ah if I remember correctly) that should hopefully last a bit longer than the current one. It's one of these rather large ones that actually stick out from the back of the laptop, so that'll make this beast even heavier than it already is (2+ kg, which is about 5 lbs). But overall, I'm quite impressed by how well this laptop has been kept; there are no scratches, the display is very clean, the keyboard is working fine — everything just seems to work.

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In this post, we'll be discussing the new RAM that has arrived, the new file manager I've started using and a few other things.

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I've been meaning to get a secondary laptop for a long time but I have for some reason kept putting it off — but that is no more! I decided to get an old IBM ThinkPad T60 which is a laptop I had previously used as well; in fact, I still have a photo that I took of my T61 way back when.

Therefore, I thought it would be great to have another one of these very sturdy and nigh-indestructible laptops to take with me when I have to go places for work (or just a nice laptop that I can take with me whenever I go to the woods or something).

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Some may be aware of the fact that I started writing a book regarding the language of Ancient Egypt quite a while ago and, due to work, have taken much longer than anticipated to actually finish it. However, I have finally been able to finish my book and you may now download it freely on my website.

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