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Blue microphones logo

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.bluemic.com/

A stereo microphone just shy of being studio-quality. Very high quality and very highly recommended.

With no drivers needed, this thing has been tested and works on various Linux distributions, Windows XP, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I've also tested it as an audio output device (a "sound card") and it works great.



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This is just shy of being unused, because I wrecked the audio jack.

noise-reduction-digital-voice-recorder-1

Not in stock at dx.com, but perhaps try one of:
http://www.dx.com/p/384612
http://www.dx.com/p/323532

A very high quality and easy-to-use dictaphone / mp3 player / usb stick.

highly recommended

  • There is no name brand or model identification on this device or its documentation.
  • dx names this 1.2" 8GB Noise Reduction Digital Voice Recorder w/ Speaker - Grey
  • This uses the exact same packaging as Digital Voice Recorder.
  • This replaces Digital Voice Recorder.



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Digital Voice Recorder 1

http://www.chinabuye.com/4gb-digital-stereo-voice-recorder-dictaphone-mp3-player-1

A basic dictaphone and mp3 player.

It records with horrible static with both its in-built and provided microphone, but its mp3 playback is spectacular. Its utterly shit mp3 interface, slow song switching and no shuffle make it basically useless as a player.

I bought this lower-sized version because it mentioned having a lithium battery. It does not, which pisses me off to no end.

While this works, it is definitely not recommended. Buy something else, even if it costs more.

  • There is no name brand or model identification on this device or its documentation.
  • Chinabuye names this item 4GB Digital Stereo Voice Recorder Dictaphone MP3 Player
  • This was replaced by Noise Reduction Digital Voice Recorder



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The batteries on my Zaurus SL-C1000 failed to work, so I did some looking around and found a solution.

My battery could charge and would boot up my device. While it showed as fully charged it would "drain" extremely quickly.

Following these instructions I was able to completely resurrect one battery, but a second one did not work. That second battery had a bit of a bulge, so I'm guessing it went completely bad.

With great thanks to SWilliams: https://youtu.be/CCQU8eW3TGk

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Whoops, I broke my HP 200LX.. I'll have to get it repaired before I can re-open this project.

NOTE TO SELF - Maybe try to get a 96 MB upgrade. What did I have?

This is just a placeholder page for now.

HP 200LX image

(on Wikipedia)
http://old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=1088
http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?sp4ts.oid=44092

8086 DOS Clamshell Palmtop

  • ~2015-08-27 -- This was replaced by my Zaurus SL-C1000.
  • 2006-06-12 -- I still have my HP 200LX which I adore but just haven't been using.

    • If I can get a DOS emulator going on my Zaurus SL-C1000 then I'll be doing some heavy work to get my DOS stuff back up and running.
    • Either way I'll have access to Ruby programming and random Linux hackery, so I'll be happy.
  • 2005-11-05 -- This was ported from my old CMS, and refactored.

    • I had noted: There's more work to be done though, and more porting to be had.
  • I got this before 2001-03-04, and around or after 2000-10



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During my recent Linux distributions experimentation, I noticed a few times that Windows 8.1 would no longer "see" a particular USB stick I was using. It would appear within the device list, would test correctly but would not appear in the left-hand pane in explorer.

I learned that this was because one or more of the distributions I was testing would, for unfathomable reasons, prep the USB stick strangely.

Why Windows wouldn't just offer to format the stick is unknown to me.

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