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Thursday, July 1, 2004


I'm pretty sure I proved to my family that I am an ultra-über-geek last night. I spent most of the night either watching or listening to the ISS repair spacewalk, or to the Cassini-Saturn orbital insertion feeds on NASA TV. Whilst not the most exciting stuff on Earth, it was still fun to listen in on NASA doing a few things right.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

While We're Talking About Cool Toys...

I'm a sucker for those live-CD versions of Linux--throw in a CD and boot a working Linux system which runs right from the disc (Knoppix is a longtime favorite). I'm also a sucker for live-CD versions of Linux which run from mini-CDs or bootable business cards. Unfortunately, while I've had 15 of those little CDRs for quite a while, I've also had a hard time finding a version worthy of a disc.

But now I've found just what I'm looking for: SLAX. Oh yeah--I run Slackware at home, and now I can run it anywhere else. Burn SLAX to a mini-CDR and off you go. It's pretty complete: it has X capability with fluxbox and even KDE, it has Konqueror, some editors and VNC capability too. Unfortunately it's missing some stuff I'd like, namely development tools.

Still, the SLAX website has some information on rolling your own version. Now that's going to be a fun project: a mini-CDR version of SLAX customized to my own taste.

NVIDIA Linux 1.0-6106 Drivers

NVIDIA has released new 1.0-6106 drivers for x86 and AMD64 Linux systems. It even includes a pretty slick settings program that is released under the GPL! This version supports NVIDIA's latest GeForce 6800 GPUs, PCI-Express, 4K stacks in the 2.6 kernel, and other groovy things. I'm hearing rumblings about speed improvements over the 1.0-5336 drivers too. I will find out for myself! Thanks Linux Games.

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