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For Christmas I was given some of the things I wanted most. I got a pair of Gigabit NICs from Intel, a CF-to-IDE adapter and cash. The cash partialy went to the purchase of an Athena Power rackmount chassis with power supply and a 1u cooler for the socket 478 Read more…


I have been working on acquiring the hardware to build a new firewall for my home network. Recently I was given an AMD board along with an Athlon 2000+ CPU and video card. Go figure almost right after I find a computer sitting next to the trash drop point in Read more…


There are pages all over for one to get the pin outs for an Ethernet cable. I am going to add mine to the lists. I will however provide the information I hear from time to time. Which type of cable do I use for what application.


I recently went to install Slackware 12.0 on a mini-itx board I have had for some time. I was a bit confused when after starting the kernel load the board rebooted. It would loop like this until I halted the process. At first I thought it may be the disc Read more…


Just thought I would make a quick note on hardware usage. There was talk in the irc channel ##slackware on freenode about Urban Terror and setting up a server. Well I had some spare hardware and figured why not. I quickly threw together some hardware and put the thing on Read more…

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