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Asus’s “Q” connector

Now here is something that’s really neat. If you’ve ever built a PC you’ll know how tedious it is to fit all those front panel connectors. At least, unless you have an Asus motherboard in which case you receive a Q-connector which you plug the fiddly connectors into (nice and easy since it’s a seperate […]

ASRock and virtualisation

Well, I was a bit disappointed the other day to go into the BIOS of my PC and discovering that “Virtualization” was set to disabled and that I wasn’t allowed to change it. So, I sent an email off to ASRock asking what’s up (I know several manufacturers disable it and won’t turn it on […]

Computer names

Ah, that old chestnut. Well in planning my new setup, I need to come up with a naming scheme. I have an old naming scheme, but there was no big pattern to it (basically mythological creatures). Ideally I’d like something with several sub-classes to it, e.g. DMZ, test, etc. I’ve so far seen: famous computers […]

New PC

Well I’ve RMAd the graphics card and obtained a refund, now I just need to see what happens with ATI’s DX10 cards and await the new Nvidia cards mentioned for the first time here. This is good, I was probably going for the med-range DX10 from nvidia when released. 8600Ultra perhaps looks about on the […]


As I mentioned the other day, I’m going to be purchasing some monitors to replace my old trustworthy Iiyama visionmaster pro 450. My normal way of working many years ago was: 1600×1200 netscape or emacs full height at right hand side about 2/3 screen width three xterms arranged vertically down the left hand side This […]


Just thought this up on IRC and thought it was amusing: AeroPain: when your machine isn”t fast enough to run Vista”s eye candy

New PC – this time it’s for real

Well sometime ago I was looking at getting a new PC, but held off for Intel’s Conroe CPU (aka Core 2 Duo). That worked very well as it’s a superb chip and even if I went with AMD, they’ve decimated their prices (they had dropped a lot already, they’ve just dropped another 50% apparently!). Here’s […]

new PC

Well I think it’s about time I started looking for a new PC now that Oblivion is almost upon us. I don’t seem to have picked a good time to buy, Conroe looks like it could quite severly kick AMDs butt (3Q), and the new AM2 socket supports DDR2 (any _maybe_ DDR3) (2Q). However the […]

PC build – windows

In an effort to make life faster the next time I do this, I’ve documented the changes I made to the pre-installed XP on my Dell laptop.


Well it’s been quite some time since I last wrote an entry – if it is any consolation I’m on my second day (just) of using the dvorak keyboard layout which I last used about six years ago. After touch typing for quite sometime I now have to think before typing each key – instinct […]