Too Many Computers

I’ve recently been able to retire three general computers (my netbook, HTPC, and work desktop). I’m now down to 4 general use computers, here they are, in order of usage:

  1. MacBook Pro (15″, Late 2008, work supplied)
  2. iPhone 4
  3. iPad (Third Gen)
  4. Desktop (icebox)

On the weekend, the order changes to:

  1. iPad (Third Gen)
  2. iPhone 4
  3. MacBook Pro (15″, Late 2008, work supplied)
  4. Desktop (icebox)



15,471,232 Pixels

Screens I look at on a normal weekday:

  • iPhone 4 (3.5″) (960 x 640)
  • iPad (9.7″) (1024 x 768)
  • Netbook (10.1″) (1024 x 600)
  • Work MacBook (15.4″) (1440 x 900)
  • Work Desktop (27″ + 24″) (2560 x 1440 + 1920 x 1200)
  • Home Desktop (30″) (2560 x 1600)
  • HTPC (42″) (1920 x 1080)


Dear Intel,

Thank you for including Windows AHCI drivers on floppy disks with your new DQ35JO motherboard. However, putting a floppy disk drive controller on the motherboard would be useful too.



My Life in Processors

Here’s my history of processors I’ve owned in my primary computer. This does not count second, third, or fourth computers, laptops, servers, media, or Seti/Distributed machines. Only computers which were used as my primary machine count.

  1. IBM 486SLC2 66 MHz
  2. Intel Pentium 166 MHz
  3. Intel Pentium 2 266 MHz
  4. Intel Celeron 300A 300 MHz @ 450 MHz
  5. AMD Athlon 500 MHz
  6. AMD Athlon 1000 MHz
  7. AMD Athlon XP 2100+ 1733 MHz
  8. AMD Athlon XP 2500+ 1833 MHz
  9. AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0 GHz
  10. AMD Opteron 165 1.8 GHz @ 2.2 GHz
  11. Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz @ 3.0 GHz

CD Printing in Ubuntu

I just discovered Ubuntu Dapper has CD printing support built-in for my printers! This makes me happy, as I’m no longer stuck with the amazingly crappy CD printing software which came with my printers (WTF is there no UNDO option), and I can use some great apps like Inkscape and GIMP. This also means my small business will be running on 100% open source software. My Mac Mini will probably move to the living room, and be one sweet Video/Audio/Picture machine.

XGL Source is Out!

The source code to XGL is out, and people in the Gentoo forums are already compiling it. This may push me back to Gentoo on the desktop, or at least get me to dual boot again. The RR4 Gentoo installer could lead to a system that can do this somewhat quickly.

I’ll be crossing my fingers for an XGL LiveCD in the meantime.


The LiveCD List made the front page of Digg again today. Someone made a comment that I may be the most duped Digg, which is pretty cool. Maybe I can get up again for that :)