Sunday, December 14, 2008

Toner refill kit recommended

My home laster printer (Samsung ML-1710) really needed a new toner. After a bit of comparison, I figured, I'll give a try to toner refill kits.

I got a Universal refill kit #6. It is a breeze to replace, but look at the instructions first. On Samsung's toner you need to drill the hole on the right, pour some toner in and put a cap on.

Happy printing.

Seagate date code

Last week my Seagate hard drive broke. It had weird date code on it. I figured that on the internet there has to be a place where someone posted how to decrypt this 5 digit number.

After a bit of search I have found PDF explaining it, but I noticed I could not find a on-line calculator. Given that calculation is not hard to do, but still not intuitive for human to calculate I wrote a little calc that solves that problem for myself and anyone who is wandering what the date is (this may be important to figure out if your drive is under warranty).

So, here is Seagate date code calculator.