Corsair Hydro after install Thermaltake Chaser MK-I

Here's a follow-up from my previous post about the Hydro and other PC upgrades

Some photos to see how it fits

hydro radiator close up liquid cooling liquid cooling over processor Chaser MK-I

Planning to add another of the large 140mm fans to fill that spot on the top.

And here's a snapshot of the running core temperatures. It's consistently in the 30-35 Celsius range. Before the install, the normal was high 40's

intel core i5 4670k temps

Here's some links for you curious people..

The liquid cooler used is the Corsair Hydro Series H110i
http://jiko.us/12ETXqp

PC case is Thermaltake Chaser MK-I
http://jiko.us/1FNVARz

& the software used to check CPU temp is hwmonitor
http://jiko.us/1oJymaq

Last day to buy the windows 8 pro upgrade for $40

windows-8-upgrade-sale

Windows 8 upgrade is on sale for one more day! If you buy the upgrade, you can run it later.

Starting tomorrow, the price for a Windows 8 upgrade jumps to $119.99 for the standard edition and $199.99 for the Pro version.

This is for a computer with a version of windows already on it (not for a home built PC or new hard drive)

Click the image or the link below to go to the upgrade page

windows 8 upgrade page

If you need the OEM version, it's on Newegg for $100

Did you Godaddy site go down? Here are 5 alternative hosting providers that don't suck



Bluehost

1and1 internet

MediaTemple

Rackspace

HostGator

Happy switching! If you have any questions about changing from godaddy to another host, leave a comment or tweet at me bro: @joejiko on twitter

Also, most hosts will be more than happy to walk you through it.

Since you're still reading, here's some GoDaddy history reading for you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godaddy#Controversies

facebook messenger for windows released!

Desktop application for facebook messaging. Very useful for people who use facebook for chatting (I know I do.)

Here're the goods-
download facebook messenger for windows

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From the help page:
Messenger for Windows is a new, trial application that lets you use Facebook without being on www.facebook.com. While you surf the web or use other applications on your computer, you can:

  • Chat and message with your friends on Facebook

  • See the latest updates from your friends in ticker

  • Get quick notifications about what’s going on


more information on the facebook helpdesk

Software or web application to download past tweets

I was browsing around and found a windows program called twitter2excel that advertised it would download ALL past tweets from Twitter. It was free, so I tried it out. Unfortunately, it lied. It only downloaded tweets from the past 4 months. Does anybody know of a method to download ALL tweets from twitter? Say... from as far as 2 years back (yeah, I've had twitter since 2009). Send me an email if you can help.. I don't mind paying for this.

(will update this if I end up solving this problem on my own)

"This call is now being recorded"

"This call is now being recorded"
Today I had an unnerving experience while on the phone with my mom. In the midst of our conversation, there was a short tone and a voice that said "This call is now being recorded". Um, WHAT? I promptly ended the conversation and took to the Google machine.

Here's what I found out
Google voice has a ghost that apparently decides to enable call recording inexplicably. OK. To be sure, voice recording is a nifty feature to be used purposefully. However, it is very creepy when it occurs unprompted. I found that pressing the number 4 any time during a Google Voice call will enable/disable call recording.

More information can be found on Google Voice's support site

Space bar going crazy! (solved)

Last night while performing routine computer/internet tasks, my computer suddenly decided to repeatedly receive SPACE input. My computer is a laptop, but I've got it hooked up to an HD monitor & I'm using a wireless bluetooth keyboard & a pen tablet. So, the first thing I check is that the spacebar isn't stuck on either keyboard. They weren't. Then I turned the bluetooth keyboard so that only the laptop's built in keyboard would be active. Nope, still actively spacing. Then, frustrated, I looked to see if there's some form of 'sticky keys' combination for the space bar. There wasn't, and why should there be? Utterly perplexed, I do the only thing I can think of & turn the whole computer off. Which, by the way, is incredibly difficult if the space bar is being held down. Try it some time.

That seemed to work this morning when I decided to log back on. 3 hours later, it's at it again! WTH? All the web site I'm viewing are scrolling to the bottom, all my dialog boxes are being closed as soon as they open, and all of my google searches look like http://www.google.com/search?q=++++++++++++++++++++++++s++++++p+++a+++c++e++++++++b++a++r+++++++++++s++++++t++++u++++c++k+++++++&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a.

About that time, I remembered that I had plugged in my backup keyboard: a 2-year old Logitech wave wireless keyboard/mouse combo. I looked down at the floor where it was sitting to see that the space bar was being pressed down by my shoe. I promptly unplugged it. Problem solved.

Smart moment there.