The personal website of Scott W Harden

Charge a Razor phone from a PC USB port

I’m posting this because I wanted to charge my Motorola Razor v3 Phone from a USB port on a PC using one of those standard miniUSB cables, and you wouldn’t believe how hard it was for me to find out how! I didn’t want to do any special software imports or exports or communication with the phone - I just wanted to get my battery charged before it died! It was surprisingly hard to find the software to send power to the USB port for windows. These were the two solutions I came across.

Solution1: Install DriverTool.exe (which will add some drivers) and allow power to be sent to the phone when it’s plugged in.

Solution2: Simply use UBUNTU (booted from the LiveCD or an installation) and plug in the cord. It automatically sends power to the phone, no drivers needed!

The Day I Decided to Stop Writing

Summary: Scott wrote his first blog post after losing his original domain name due to a billing error, and he reflects on how he started writing regularly three years later.
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Ignore Me Because I Hate DNA

Summary: The author is unhappy with their current experience in graduate school. They feel disconnected from their studies and frustrated with the amount of information they are expected to memorize, particularly in molecular biology. The author questions the importance of memorizing so much information when they can easily look it up when needed. The author is working on their thesis research, which involves discovering something novel in the field of molecular biology and microbiology. The author would like to use their free time to write, but has not done so in years due to being overwhelmed with their undergraduate work.
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Discomfiting and Inexplicable

Summary: The author of the blog is unable to summarize their own life in one paragraph and instead provides a textual snapshot of who they are at the current moment.
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One Among Many Recorded Fragments of My Life

Summary: Scott Harden writes a new blog entry after months of not writing, reflecting on how much has changed in his life since his last entry and sharing some personal thoughts and experiences.
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