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Entries from October 2006

Theme changes

October 29th, 2006 · 2 Comments

I’m playing with new themes and some other changes on this site. If you find some things broken, please bear with me, the dust should settle soon.

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Geek to Live: Consolidate Firefox’s chrome: Some interesting techniques to maximize screen space in Firefox. (0)

YouTube – Jon Stewart on Net Neutrality: I hadn’t laughed so hard for a while… particularly the explanation at the end. (3)

Run xscreensaver GL hacks only on one xinerama screen

October 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment

I recently managed (accidentally, just by upgrading to get accelerated graphics working on my T43p Thinkpad running Gentoo. So now I get all the nice Xscreensaver GL hacks running at full speed – with one little problem: I have my system configured for dual-head mode (internal screen and external monitor) using MergedFB, with both [...]

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Project 365: something interesting to try… (1)

How to hotswap the Ultrabay in a T43p

October 12th, 2006 · No Comments

Thanks to the always-useful Thinkwiki, I am now able to hot swap the Ultrabay in my T43p, which makes it possible to exchange, for example, the DVD-RW drive for an additional hard disk, without having to reboot or even put the machine to sleep. Essentially, just follow the instructions on Thinkwiki, which boil down to [...]

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mimiFoto is a neat little Mac application that lets you change the photos that appear in the iPhoto and Preview icons to any photo you want. Useless but extremely cute! (0)

For the few times when I need to work in Windows, this really makes life a lot less painful: Xkeymacs (0)

How to enable DMA on UltraBay disk on a Thinkpad T43p

October 5th, 2006 · No Comments

I recently reinstalled Gentoo Linux on my Thinkpad, using a second disk, with my old disk mounted in the UltraBay slot. I found that I could not enable DMA on the old disk, which made most operations (for example, copying my quite large home directory) unbearably slow. I just found the solution in the always-useful [...]

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