Chris Kelly

Using an HP LSI SAS 9212-4i in IT mode as a SATA3 Controller Card


Continuing from my last post, I was able to join modern times by adding an SSD to my circa-2011 gaming system. The performance improvements have been fantastic and I couldn't be happier with the decision to upgrade.

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November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Upgrading an Intel X58 Gaming System to SSD


For a long time I've been keeping an eye on SSDs as an upgrade path for my gaming PC. Upgrading to an SSD is likely the final upgrade possible for my aging X58 system. Until now, I have been carrying on with an older Western Digital Black HDD from the day I built the machine in 2011. It had served me well, but after upgrading my girlfriend's laptop to a new Samsung 850 EVO SSD and seeing the before and after performance, I had a massive itch to upgrade the hard drive in the ol' gaming rig.

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September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome Home, Jim


Jim Thome

If there was any Indians player that I idolized as a kid, it was Jim Thome. I felt a bit of a bond to him, he being a big-time left handed infielder, the kind of hitter that I wanted to be playing baseball in rec leagues and middle/ high school. I used to be able to emulate the swings of almost every player on that team, but Thome’s was my favorite. The wide stance, holding the bat out in front until the pitcher started his wind-up, then finishing with a huge swing. I used to wear his number, 25, and of course wore my baseball socks knee-high, the “right way”, just like Thome. I even took practice swings in my bedroom at night to his infamous ’95 World Series home run at-bat.

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August 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Music Lockers, Streaming Services, and My Ultimate Music Service


Steve Jobs’ WWDC 2011 Keynote is less than a few minutes away, and the rumors are abuzz about the notion that iCloud will be the new iTunes. John Gruber’s article mentions that this service will encompass much more than just music, but for many, that music portion is the biggest of this new service, at least for the immediate future.

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June 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

California, Here We Come


The Golden Gate at Dusk
It’s official. We’re moving to San Francisco.

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April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Windows Phone 7: Can We Still Be Friends?


From my previous post, I mentioned I was switching to Windows Phone 7. 29 Days later, I headed back to the AT&T store and replaced it with an iPhone 4.

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January 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Why I've gone Windows Phone 7


I’ve been a long time iPhone fan. I purchased the original iPhone on launch day in 2007 for its unsubsidized price. In fact, I bought two, one for myself and one for my girlfriend Erin. I even upgraded to the iPhone 3G the following year.

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November 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

A fresh (re)start


I've finally restarted this blog.

I had moved it to tumblr with the hopes that the easy-to-post interface would spur me to write more. That didn't have quite the result I was hoping for. So, back to the drawing board.

This go-around, my plan is to make writing something I dedicate time to every week, rather than hope that something inspires me enough to write more than 140 characters.

Along with the renewed focus on writing for this site, I've given it a visual refresh. The styling isn't too different, but it feels cleaner, and also allows for things like code highlighting, one of the topics I'm hoping to write more about in the future.

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October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments