K4KFH's Blog

Hi, I'm Hampton. I love Linux, networking, programming, electronics, model trains, and anything else electronic! I love sharing my projects with others!

Windows mSATA SSD Woes

I was installing Windows 7 on a Dell Precision laptop for my CyberPatriot team to compete with, and I threw an SSD in for extra speed. I planned to install Windows to the SSD (as the C:\ drive) and then use the mechanical hard drive just for storage. This did not work out like I wanted, as I...
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Bachmann ALCo S-2 with ESU LokSound - Quick Demo

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I just recently finished up an installation of ESU LokSound in my new Bachmann ALCo S-2 switcher, which I got on a spectacular deal from ModelTrainStuff. I paid less than $40 each for two of these, and I plan to repaint one to mimic a local museum's S-2. Decoder I used the LokSound Select decoder, which I ordered...
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Peco Inspection Pits: Installation + Template

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A while back, I purchased some PECO Inspection Pits from ModelTrainStuff. I planned to paint them a more concrete color, weather them, and install them inside the small shop building I'm putting together from a PikeStuff kit. I decided to share the process with you, and I included an easy printable cutting template to make the holes for...
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ZephyrCab: Plans for Fall

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It's been a while since I posted about ZephyrCab, and for good reason. I've been busy with various other projects, like my Arduino Turntable Controller. But with the fall approaching and me having limited time for hobbies, I intend to focus more on ZephyrCab's development. Read on to see what's in store! What is ZephyrCab? For those just...
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Proxmox with ZFS RAIDZ + SSD Caching

This tutorial is sort of unfinished, but since the ZFS setup part is done, I figured I'd go ahead and post it and just add to it later. In its current state, you can get totally finished setting up a new install, but you're on your own to restore backed up VMs, create new VMs/CTs, and migrate...
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