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March 28, 2007

Now *That’s* a Table!

Filed under: Amazing — cygnl7 @ 12:05 am

This Capstan table, when rotated, grows right before your eyes. You’ve got to see it to believe it.

March 13, 2007

rdesktop Video Corruption

Filed under: System Administration, Usability — cygnl7 @ 1:34 pm

Now that I have that Dell running with a decent video card I took it to work to use. I’m happy to be back using a Linux desktop (I really need to run Windows on my “primary” machine since our product doesn’t currently support Linux). It’s causing me to remember all the reasons why every day computer users shouldn’t use Linux as their desktop. One of those reasons is shown by my experience with rdesktop today.

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March 11, 2007

Dell SC440 and a Different Video Card

Filed under: System Administration — cygnl7 @ 1:28 am

People loved the SC400 and SC420 because you could make some minor modifications to allow a nice video card and have a pretty sweet desktop solution on the cheap. When people tried the same thing with the SC430 (of which I have one) it seemed as though Dell had disabled this through the BIOS. Since I recently received an SC440 I figured it would be worth it to give the regular mods a try.

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