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2nd Look: ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 & 10th Gen i7

This is a second look since NateS has posted a first-rate first look in the Lenovo forums: First Look: The 4th Generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga – Iron Gray Greatness! This laptop is a 10th-gen CPU refresh of the one Nate … Continue reading

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FOB Story II

What and Why: Who could forget the original – A FOB STORY: some notes on bootable flash drives – but it’s time for the sequel… m.2 SSDs have gotten faster (NVMe)  and less expensive, and there’s finally a usable m.2 NMVe … Continue reading

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Kanji Quiz – 漢字クイズ

For quite some time now I’ve used and enjoyed Philip Brown’s JDrill.  It’s a nifty Java program that lets me practice/learn/remember Japanese Kanji characters.  I keep a shortcut to it on all my monitors. There’s a rather obnoxious euphemism: “as … Continue reading

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ThinkPad X280: First Look

(Draft of Lenovo forum blog article) X280 and USB-C charger Another year, another CES, and another pre-production laptop to test and enjoy.  This year it’s a high-spec X280.  The below is not a review – more of a quick survey … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary ThinkPad

The “Retro” has arrived 🙂 I haven’t laid hands on one yet.  Looking forward to giving that classic  – but updated – keyboard and TrackPoint a test run. That’s what I miss most with recent ThinkPads: the 7-row keyboard.  And … Continue reading

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