Nexus 5X SAR

The SAR for Nexus 5X is very hard to find on the web.

Go to http://www.lg.com/global/support/sar/sar. In the boxes at the bottom of the page, — Select Category — Mobile Phone, then search on LG-H790.

Results I get are:

-Europe & Middle East & Africa & Asia & Oceania

The highest SAR value for use at the ear is 0.607 W/kg (10 g) and when worn on the body is 0.397 W/kg (10 g) at 15mm

-USA & Canada

The highest SAR value for use at the ear is 1.25 W/kg (1 g) and when worn on the body is 1.28 W/kg (1 g) at 10mm

The FCC Grantee Code is ZNF, Product Code H790. Search here for much too much to sift through: https://www.fcc.gov/general/fcc-id-search-page

PC Engines APU and m0n0wall

I brought up a sandbox router at work yesterday using a PC Engines APU and m0n0wall for the purpose of testing Samba 4.

The APU was purchased as a kit with case from Netgate. The kit arrived intact within three business days, standard shipping. Assembly with the included heat sink was a little tense, read the instructions here twice.

I flashed generic-pc-serial-1.8.1.img to the included SD card. At this point I realized that my trusty USB to Serial to Null Modem setup was at home. I booted the box anyway, hoping that the Ethernet ports would auto-detect. By trial and error I found that the ports auto-detected in reverse order from the case labeling so that:

OPT1 = re0
WAN = re1
LAN = re2

with re0 assigned to LAN, re2 unassigned in the router software.

m0n0wall does not allow assigning Ethernet ports from the UI as far as I know, so I downloaded the configuration to my laptop through the Diagnostics: Backup/restore page of the m0n0wall UI and edited the <interfaces> section of the XML, substituting re2 for re0.

Uploading the edited config using the Restore configuration button on the backup/restore page completed the port reassignment.

Presto, up and running with no serial cable.

The APU is fully compatible with m0n0wall and better than easy to set up. For my usage, load is under 1%. My justification in purchasing the APU is to eventually replace one of our ALIX routers, which are more heavily loaded.

Lenovo ThinkServer RD330 – Danger Danger Danger

Last year my employer purchased a ThinkServer RD230 for a server consolidation virtualization project. This was the most competitively priced server I found matching my specs after a reasonably careful search. My plan was always to purchase a second server as a backup, but my manager delayed the second purchase for a year.

By the time the second server was approved, RD230’s were discontinued. I ordered an RD330 4304E3U, thinking it would be about like the ‘230, only somehow less expensive, with six, not four cores. I order servers without hard drives when I have a choice because it is almost always a better deal.

When I opened the box, I had a surprise. The server arrived with no hard drive trays. One bay was empty and the other three contained fillers that look just like a hard drive tray from the front but have no tray on the back of the bezel. Provantage, my supplier of choice and generally very good, does not sell the trays or even trays with drives.

The parts manual lists the 3.5″ tray as 03X3969. The best price I found on the web from non-Ebay sources for the tray was $89. Times four trays would add $356 to the price of the server. The manual lists about 40 hard drives, presumably with trays. Part numbers for 1 TB SATA 3.5″ are: 03X3950 (HS) and 91Y1655 (WD). Searches on the Web on these part numbers and the word price do not produce any useful results. Needless to say, this server is going back.