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 Post subject: ThinkPads on the job
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:42 am 
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Hi all,
I started a new gig working on the ground crew for an aerial photography team.
We do most LPGA and PGA golf tourneys, so our "season" is just beginning.
Here's some shots of a couple of ThinkPads "in the field" at the LPGA ANA inspirational, held two weeks ago at the Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, CA.

First, a W520 doing real time RF spectrum analysis of the signal from the camera in the air.
This machine was built from spares, a T520 lid with 1920 x 1080 display. Quad i7 with 16 gig of ram, 256 gb mSATA ssd and 1 tb data drive.

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Next, the W520 and an X61 tablet that monitors a hex antenna array. The gear on the left is the receiver and the mpeg4 encoder.

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Last, me hard at work (not). a real fun gig.

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I'm off today for the LPGA LOTTE Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii. Should be a good trip.
Got some great comments from the network crew about the ThinkPads. There's still a lotta love for them out there.

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 Post subject: Re: ThinkPads on the job
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:24 am 
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Nice! :thumbs-UP:

I like to see ThinkPads doing work. A thread like this was long due...

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 Post subject: Re: ThinkPads on the job
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:32 am 
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Nice shots of some 'pads in action!

Secondly, this thread needs to be stickied.

Here's a shot of my new to me T430's

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I work in IT. Tomorrow I'll have it hooked up to a rack at clients site while I troubleshoot their SDI/HDMI encoder (Granicus setup). I'm having to trick the AJA HA5-PLUS by feeding an HDMI signal to it from a dvd player because we don't have a DV camera that outputs over HDMI yet. Just one that outputs over RCA. So the audio signal gets embedded in the HDMI stream on its way over to the encoder box. The biggest problem is that the DVD player shuts off if there's no disc. But I don't want the DVD unit to output audio which will interfere with the audio stream that's coming over the RCA jacks.

Solution: create a 2 hour "movie" that consists of the clients logo on a black background. Burn to disc. Thought of it on the way home today. Created the movie on my T430s and I'll burn it tomorrow morning then go on-site and test my theory.

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 Post subject: Re: ThinkPads on the job
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:35 am 
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Bit late, but this may help: http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-230 ... -hdmi.html


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 Post subject: Re: ThinkPads on the job
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:38 am 
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Other hint - may be DisplayPort to HDMI adapter can help your Thinkpad stream different audio and video sources to debugging devices....


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 Post subject: Re: ThinkPads on the job
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:07 pm 
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Location: British Columbia, Canada
I just found out that my T430 will be my last work ThinkPad. We've been supplied with ThinkPads at work since I started, back in 2003. Lenovo's prices have been rising significantly in Canada (probably the result of the sliding dollar), so the IT department made the decision to change brands, and the replacement (coming in June) will be a Dell. It's the end of an era, but to be honest, the T430 wasn't my favourite ThinkPad. 16:9 screens don't have enough vertical real estate.

I may have to put together my own machine for work if I can't handle the Dell keyboard. If so, it will likely be a T410 ... for the 16:10 LCD.

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 Post subject: Re: ThinkPads on the job
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:33 am 
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I still use my A30 occasionally to do typing at work. We have Dells at work with crappy keyboards and overly sensitive touchpads, so when I need to do some heavy laptop typing, I will sometimes bring out the Pad. It's gotten a raised eyebrow here and there from my students. They have no idea what a Trackpad is!

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: ThinkPads on the job
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:18 pm 
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Aloha Mahalo!
Just finished the LPGA tournament at Ko Olina Golf Club Oahu, Hawaii.
We had a lot of rain and some frequency interference problems, but everything got worked out.
I brought two W520s this time, the extra screen real estate was really helpful.
Gotta love ThinkPads, they worked hard 12 hours a day in inclement conditions without skipping a beat.
I'll be posting some pics after I get home to Florida this week.
Again, Aloha.. 8)

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Daily: W520, X61T

Museum: Z61M and Z61T Titaniums, X301, T43p, X32

In progress: T/W520 speaker mod

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