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Too Many Computers

July 15th, 2012 No comments

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)

 

 

Categories: desktop, ramblings

15,471,232 Pixels

November 13th, 2010 No comments

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)
Categories: ramblings

erm

September 11th, 2007 3 comments

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.

Thanks,

Nick

Categories: ramblings

My Life in Processors

September 18th, 2006 No comments

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
Categories: hardware, ramblings

Why am I not Asleep

August 7th, 2006 No comments

I have to be at work in less than 6 hours, tomorrow will be a long day.

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CD Printing in Ubuntu

March 16th, 2006 No comments

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.

Categories: ramblings

update

March 6th, 2006 No comments

Bought clothes today. Lots of shirts. I should be good for a while.

Categories: ramblings

XGL Source is Out!

February 7th, 2006 No comments

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.

Categories: ramblings

Comments now work properly

February 2nd, 2006 No comments

Thanks to pmark leaving comments on this blog (and possibly all other typo blogs) now works the way it should. See the fix here.

Categories: ramblings

Digg

January 15th, 2006 No comments

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 :)

Categories: ramblings