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A new thermometer

I don’t know where I got the idea from, but I’ve long thought that knowing how hot a pan is would be tremendously handy. And of course, the obvious way to measure surface temperature is with an infrared thermometer. So, … Continue reading

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XO Update: F11 based image

This past weekend I updated to the new XO-1 firmware image following the directions at this website.  The process was simple and painless. I believe this was the first significant update since Sugar was spun off from the OLPC project, … Continue reading

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Intel D510MO Atom

I had a theory that the Intel D510 CPU would be good enough for several tasks, including Linux audio (Ardour, Bristol, PureData, etc), NAS device, and HTPC (home theater PC). Not at the same time though, of course. I bought … Continue reading

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OpenSolaris on the Intel D510MO Atom

I wanted to tryOpenSolaris on the new Atom board on a seperate disk before the machine got settled into normal use (normal use covered in this post). First impression, the LiveCD booted and worked correctly including graphics in VESA mode … Continue reading

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Samsung BD-P1590, semi-review

This is an affordable BluRay player that also supports some streaming media. It works with Blockbuster Direct, Netflix, Youtube, and Pandora radio. As far as I can see, Netflix and YouTube are increasingly common features, but Pandora is unique to … Continue reading

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