SSD Benchmarks

Using Crystal Diskmark 6.0.2

On a Lenono Thinkpad P72

Samsung MZVLB2TOHMLB-000L7






















WD Blue External SSD Drive 500Gb










Disk manager


Portland Opera

Some video clips created using the awesome Canon EOS RP with the EF 28-135mm USM lens handheld.




Book Picks 2019

Personal book picks, books l am reading, checked out, read a bit of , have a e-hold on [Libby] or have read so far in 2019







List is more for my self – a reference notebook. I really don’t do formal book-clubs. Read what works for you, when and where, just don’t – not-read.

I purposely preferred not to place any hyperlinks, purchase links, ratings etc. #bingit

🙂 Enjoy.


  • Thinking Machine – Luke Dormehl
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#uck – Mark Manson
  • Maya Python – for Games and Film – Adam Mechtley – Ryan Trowbridge
  • The Man who couldn’t die – Olga Slavnikova [Russian Lbrary]
  • I will teach you to be rich – Ramit Sethi
  • Perfect Exposure – Michael Freeman
  • Life 3.0 – Max Tegmark
  • Little Brother – Cory Doctoro
  • The Truths we hold – An American Journey – Kamala Harris
  • Banking on Freedom Shennette Garrett-Scott
  • An Orchestra of Minorities – Chigozie Obioma
  • Nigerians in Space – Deji Bryce Olukotun
  • Heads You Win – Jeffrey Archer
  • Cemetry Road – Greg Iles
  • Principles – Ray Dalio
  • Things my son needs to know about the world – Fredrik Backman
  • With the fire on high – Elizabeth Acevedo
  • The path made clear – Oprah Winfrey
  • Everything Is F#ucked A Book about Hope – Mark Manson

eBook/Tablet/reading apps,tools suggestions:

  • Libby
  • Aldiko
  • O’Reilly / Pluralsight
  • RBDigital
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary

AD Blocker

Not sure why thinks l would want to remove this…..   🙂



OctaneBench – Benchmark results

I use primarily Nvidia GPU cards for rendering, some ML, Cuda projects etc – and occasionally run benchmarks on the cards l have on different workstations for comparison.

Using OctaneBench – click here to download – here are some results. I used OctaneBench 4.00c

GTX970 4GB Desktop PC     94.16











GTX1060 6GB – on Alienware 17R5 Laptop   91.31










GTX 1080 8GB – Desktop PC – 147.30











Seems a bit odd to me that a GTX1060 is beat by a GTX970, but that might be because of the mobile vs desktop version? , l am pretty sure l have ran other tests posted on this website showign a GTX1060 exceeding a GTX970


QuadQuadro M600M 2GB   21.23