Month: January 2008

Z81D Update

I ordered the wireless card for my laptop from Newegg, and it should be here sometime next Monday. If I am lucky, I’ll get it early: the UPS guy that does the shipping route for my office also does the

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Z81D: Phase 2

The Z81D is up and running nicely, except for the wireless. I have a plan for that though. I recently read about this guy who took an Asus Eee PC and handwired in some stuph directly to the USB Bus.

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More laptop stuph

The Armada 7800 project is officially dead. Now, the project is the Asus Z81D. I have the machine up and running. The original processor was dead and I managed to acquire a replacement. The original was an A64 2800+, and

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Armada 7800 Project: Phase 2

After running the installation all night, the system is up and running Ubuntu 7.10 desktop. On login it said something about being unable to start the Gnome Settings . .. something. Didn’t write it down. Too lazy. Will fix it

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Armada 7800 Project: Phase 1

So, I got this Compaq Armada 7800 as a toy to play with. I figured I would put Ubuntu on it, just to see if I could. Machine has a Pentium II, some unknown amount of RAM (haven’t been motivated

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I am still alive. I have a life. It doesn’t get posted here. Nothing geek to speak of, except my ancient Armada 7800 linux project. Just a timekiller. Oh, and SimCity 4, but that comes later.

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Massive Systems Overhaul

Finished a large systems overhaul this weekend (well, large by my standards go) to get the server upgraded to some faster kit. I took my previous “secondary machine” and made it the server, then swapped the old IDE drives for

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