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Today I had a lot of time to kill and a netbook and Android phone on hand. Mainly due to having taken the kid to an anime convention… After working for a long while on getting OpenVPN working on my Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite (link coming soon) I needed something new Read more…


I built my desktop system a decent while back. One of the things that I never got working really well was the multi-monitor hardware accelerated video of the three Asus ENGTX465 video cards. That has finally been corrected. I started digging in an effort to resolve the issue. The first Read more…


The WPEA-251N is based on the reference module from Atheros themselves. It provides 2.4Ghz, 5.8Ghz and bluetooth in a single PCIe card that is half height. Perfect for netbook expansion.


Digging around I learned the LM2596 from Texas Instruments would do the job. As luck would have it ebay is a great source for these devices.


This is part 1 of a multi-part post. I am breaking this one up to make it easier to follow. In my efforts to manage the temperatures and therefore fan speed of my nvidia graphics cards I have created two scripts. There are two as one step only needs to Read more…


After a long time of searching I have finally found the cause, video card heat from my three Asus ENGTX465 video cards.


Multiple monitors are becoming more and more common these days. In previous posts I detailed how my desktop system has three Nvidia¬† based Asus ENGTX-465 cards with a monitor each. I have been using xinerama to configure the screens to allow me to move a window across all the screens Read more…


Part 2 of the gentoo server config. I need to have some sort of monitoring in place, nothing live or real time but something that just allows me to check on things. In the past I have set up and used phpsysinfo


I acquired an HTC Sensation as my new phone device a while back. It worked flawlessly for a good while and I am still extremely pleased with the upgrade from the Samsung Vibrant. The reason I say “a good while” is it has developed problems with headsets. Only those with Read more…


I loaded Cyanogenmod onto the now unused Vibrant, what an impressive difference…

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