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The HiBook News: The Zotac Nano Mini Got The Windows 10 Creator Update But Then I Had a Strange Occurence

By Tim

Neither tablet I own has received the latest Windows 10 Creators Update, but my primary server which runs on the Zotac Nano Ci323 did get the update late this afternoon. It took forever to run and all appeared well.

However after the final restart all hell broke loose. The last restart causes the Edge browser to pop up and show you the cool new features, but alas once I clicked on one of the links, I was greeted with the very same web site claiming to be Microsoft support and indicating that I needed to call or the system would be shut down.

Now this was exactly the same sort of message that was being sent out on the primary server after it was hacked. That hack was fixed about a week ago, but my only guess is that I may have used the Edge browser when checking the server out. Perhaps it was in the cache/temporary files.

I did the usual, scan with Defender, ran Malwarebytes and found nothing. Of course before doing the aforementioned I had already cleared the cache in Edge so perhaps that was all that was necessary, but it certainly was disturbing. The site producing the warning showed up as  search.hub.

Last note here, this didn’t affect any of my web sites since they run in a Virtual Machine on Linux and were not on when the update ran.

I will post more if I find anything new. That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News, Edition Number 22,758…Okay I Might Be Exaggerating a Bit…This Edition: Notebook Choices

By Tim

In today’s edition we are going to cover a few subjects near and dear to my heart. First we are looking at the HiBook still being the most kick-ass little server on the web.

Of course if you happen to be one of the tens of visitors we get here you are aware that this site has been on the HiBook  pretty much since the day I got it back in August of 2016. It still has fantastic battery life, considering its small size and nothing spectacular battery with a roughly 6000 mAh battery. The HiBook Pro with the 2560 x 1600 display and an 8000 mAh battery is still available currently at $169.99!

Of course balancing storage space is the usual juggling act that one gets with a dual boot device that has only 64 GB to start with. But I manage to keep roughly 10 GB free and that is fine since it only has one other duty and that is to watch videos and movies on, sometimes using Kodi which works quite well.

The server itself is sucking up roughly 10 GB and only is really using about 20% of the space I allocated to the Virtual Machine that it runs on. So I can freely upload images, etc and not really worry about using up the server’s virtual space.

The Hi12 is still my work Tablet/notebook in conjunction with the super K480 Bluetooth keyboard, (which is sometimes referred to as my LogiTab), which works with all my devices. In fact this post is being written on the Hi12 right now. The Hi12 usually gets retired at night so it can recharge and I end up beating the heck out of the HiBook for my usual YouTube/movie/TV viewing.

Now moving on to my search for a notebook that is a little bigger than the Hi12 and capable of doing work and a little playing/video watching, it appears that I have settled upon the Chuwi LapBook Air which is a very nice, premium but under $400 notebook with a 14.1 inch FHD display. You can check my previous post on this one for the specs and a video.

So if anyone out there wants to send me a bit of cash or perhaps buy me a LapBook Air, please feel free to do so. Or please click the links on here to purchase one as the small amount I get out of the sale will certainly help!

That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News Delayed Edition: The HiBook is a Workhorse for Everything!

By Tim

This edition was delayed because I was a bit busy this weekend but here we go. I have been using the hell out of the HiBook and even after a year the battery life is excellent and watching videos on it is a pleasure!

The last 6-7 days I have been using it as the web server here AND to watch videos on Kodi or TV channels such as CBS All Access and  a lot of YouTube stuff.

Now considering the fact that the web server is using up 1.8 GB RAM out of the 4 available I have a real appreciation for this device. Sure it is only a 10.1 inch tablet and doesn’t have a super hi-res screen, but 1920 x 1200 is perfectly adequate for movies when viewed from roughly 3 feet away. The battery can get me through about 2 movies or 4 TV episodes and still be sitting at 40% or more.

I can only imagine how good life could be with the HiBook Pro model which can still be found at sites like this. This is one of the best tablets I have ever owned and worth every penny I paid for it. If you are looking for a 10.1 inch tablet, this is the one to get!

The HiBook Pro features a larger battery and a Z8350 processor and a 2560 x 1600 fully laminated display. Bonus here it is on sale again, this time for $170!

That is all for today,

Tim

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The HiBook News: This Edition Stopping Hackers, Chapter 3

By Tim

Last week my primary server was a mess. It was completely infested with something that was causing redirects to some not so reputable sites.

So finally I rebuilt the server on the Hi12 Tablet from a backup that predated the infections. So far that new copy of the VM seems pretty clean.

I ended up changing every password on those sites to something ridiculously long and impossible to remember and far more difficult to hack. So for the time being we seem to be okay. Of course there are never any guarantees on the internet, but for the last several days my primary server seems to be a-okay.

I can still see a lot of attempts to hack the server in the Apache logs, but as I spot them I add those IP addresses to my firewall. So far I have roughly 100 IP’s blocked and end up adding more each day.

So that about covers that issue for the present, so onto the HiBook. It had an issue yesterday where it simply shut down. After arriving home and plugging it in and trying to restart it the tablet suddenly decided to not respond at all. It would not charge or fire up.  It was stone cold dead. So I set it aside for about an hour and tried it again using the reset to defaults start procedure and it fired up and began to charge again.  Of course I had to go back into the BIOS and change the memory speed back to 1600 MHz and it is running just dandy again.

The lesson here is not to give up, but be patient and wait and think it through and sometimes it is just luck and others it is simply going back to the drawing board.

That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News, This Edition: An Update to Google Chrome Has Fixed My Screen Issues!

By Tim

A number of weeks back I wrote about a memory issue where when running Chrome  on the Hi12, if my screen went off it wouldn’t wake up. This annoying issue has forced me to use Microsoft Edge which is, to put it mildly, garbage.

Now this issue only affected my Hi12 and not the HiBook, but since I use the Hi12 as my daily driver at work, this was a very annoying issue. So every day I check for Chrome updates on the Hi12 and yesterday it updated and lo and behold the issue has virtually disappeared! Sure it went to sleep once in the last 24 hrs and did not wake up, but it used to be every time and even using the Edge browser it would happen occasionally.

Sure the Hi12 still has issues with the BIOS being non-writable and     the memory only running at 1066 MHz rather than the full 1600 MHz, but it is still faster than the HiBook and of course has the killer 2160 x 1440 display. Let us not forget the absolutely fantastic battery life of about 10 hrs of normal heavy use!

As for the HiBook, it continues to be the primary server for this site and works flawlessly in that capacity. Sure I have to keep a handle on files that I store on it because the Hi12 gets the big 64 GB microSD card and all the HiBook has free is about 10 GB. Keep in mind that the server Virtual Machine itself sucks up 12 GB of disk space, so in truth I would have all sorts of room if I wasn’t running a server on it.

This is the primary reason that my next device will have easily expandable, SSD type storage. Of course that is the reason I am looking so hard at notebooks and have yet to decide upon one. Of course we are all still waiting on the Chuwi LapBook Air which, if it has an easily accessible SSD expansion slot like the Chuwi LapBook 12.3, would probably be my first choice.

By the way you can still find an Hi12 for only $215 on Gearbest and the HiBook Pro with a larger battery and the Z8350 processor can be found right here for about the same price of $215.

That is all we have for today,

Tim

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