A battery 'replacement'

2017-10-11 00:00:00 -0700

So at one point or another my phone battery decided to go all end-of-life on me by inflating like a pillow. Oops!

Exorcising network demons

2017-05-01 00:00:00 -0700

So for the last three weeks or thereabouts I’ve been getting weird networking issues on my Clevo P650RS laptop while plugged in to Ethernet - occasional dropped packets and whatnot. Specifically, there was a certain peculiar series of symptoms I was observing while making video calls over Ethernet from this computer: Every now and then downlink would fall to a trickle, while upload would persist for a few seconds before dropping off again.