I’ve got my new box up and running. I assembled it on Monday afternoon and started looking into OSx86 since I wanted to triple boot the box with XP MCE and Linux. After walking into several dead ends I decided to quit for the day. Tuesday came and I decided instead of messing with OSx86 and getting a MCE bootleg I would take the easy route: install Gentoo. First, I grabbed a tarball from the Jackass! Project which offers optimized toolkits (I’ve built them by hand before). I had laid out my partition scheme the night before, so most of the install preparation was done. I made sure to leave two 20GB primary partitions for OSx86 and XP if I decide to install them in the future. The only change I made from the Jackass default was using the “-march=nocona” compiler flag for Pentium 4 EM64T. After the base install, I installed X.org, fluxbox, and firefox. Then I immediately began folding!
Lumenlab has released their LCD projector
plans. I only mention this because the site comes up every time we mention the words lcd and projector
around here. I haven’t had a look yet, but the
instructions are apparently chock full of “more details in our forums”, which you have to pay for.
Linksys has started selling the WRT54GL as their
Linux model since they’ve switched to vxware on their main product line. It’s nice knowing you won’t have to guess what
is inside the box when purchasing a new router. It’s good timing too, since OpenWRT
has a new, sexy GUI. Check out
the developer’s screencast.
Usually I pass on stories with sensational headlines like “Fed wiretaps defeated by intermittent beeping”. Luckily,
Dan has the full details of how this attack works.
Cracker Jack has been finding some hardware
design weirdness in the new 360. Things like EEPROM not being found on the premium even though it appears on the
core. I’m guessing this was a running change in production, but why?
QuickSynergy is a GUI for easily configuring Synergy2, a seamless
keyboard mouse switch. I never thought the original was that hard to set up, but if this gets more people to use
Synergy, more power to them. [via TUAW]
Extremetech has a guide
on case painting.
The Red Ferret Journal has details on the Pedgen I pedal powered
DIY USB Lassen SQ GPS receiver [kerry s]
The guys from DVguru admitted that their
external SATA RAID
array how-to isn’t a hack, but they sent it in anyway knowing that we wouldn’t be able to contain our hardware
I saw links to Linux Journal’s terabyte backup server in a
couple different places. The “terabyte” in the title is just fluff. The article is really only useful to see how you
can use rsync or samba to backup your network.
MenuetOS is an OS written entirely in 64bit assembly. [Steve]
I don’t think Google has admitted it yet, but others have determined that
Google’s antivirus is being provided by Sophos.
If you are planning on getting some heavy rack gear off of eBay you should
search for items near your zip code and do local pickup.
[adrenalin] commented on racking stuff in IKEA
furniture. I have looked into this before: the
OPPLI TV bench will fit 17″ wide audio components, but you’ll have to use the
OPPLI single unit if you want to mount 19″ rails.
I have a “WTF” label in GMail that I use specifically for tips like this:
Name: BunnyRanch Dennis
Subject: Unlock Blackberry 8700C
HACK Site: href=”http://www.hackaday.com/” target=”_blank”>http://www.hackaday.com/
Help the stars of HBO’s Cathouse. I was given a cingular 8700C at the
american Music awards and want to use it on my T Mobile ACC.
How do I unlock it?
I’m sorry. We don’t do that kind of work here.