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  1. Desertion

    by , 5th June 2009 at 08:02 PM
    I haven't posted here for a while and there's a good (or bad depending how you look at it) reason.

    I've deserted. I'm expecting Dos_Box to put a bounty out on me and have me shot at dawn

    The blog as been moved and is now in full rant over at...

    if anybody is truely interested in my prose - don't blame you, I'm not
  2. NetBSD

    by , 23rd May 2009 at 04:16 PM
    I've been playing around with this for a while. I must say as an OS - I like it! It feels somewhat uncomplicated compared to other *nix's.

    Today I'm going for a fresh install of NetBSD 5 and see what I can get out of it. Wish me luck!

    The Platform
    Nice and simple - VMWare Fusion 2.x (whatever the latest is). 1 Core (from a 2.16Ghz Core Duo) and 768mb Ram. Hard Drive is 15Gb pre allocated.

    A word on the hard drive. I've noticed with previous ...

    Updated 25th May 2009 at 05:13 PM by tmcd35

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  3. Slow day at the office

    by , 22nd May 2009 at 04:56 PM
    A few small jobs to report on, this time nothing Mutliseat related ( ).

    Office XP SP3

    I'm not going to detail the process here since only out of date institutions like ours are still using this and if you really need the instructions are all over the net ( But, boy what a palaver! I thought I'd have to attach a update or to to the MSI deployment in GPO. Instead I had to unpack the update and tap in a pretty long command ...

    Updated 22nd May 2009 at 06:22 PM by tmcd35

  4. Comparing Specs

    by , 21st May 2009 at 09:18 PM
    So, I've placed the orders for my two Multiseat systems. Both machines will be self built. I've not ordered TFT's this time as I'm refurbing Lab1 over the summer and some of the old TFT's from their will be used with these two systems.

    Before I give the specs for the two Multiseats, I thought I'd share the specs of the front runner desktop I'm considering for Lab1.

    Room 1 - Desktop
    Acer Veritron L410
    • USFF Chassis
    • AMD Athlon X2 4400 (2.3Ghz Dual

    Updated 21st May 2009 at 09:24 PM by tmcd35

  5. Multiseat Computing

    by , 19th May 2009 at 11:33 PM

    Every geek has an area of computing that 'does it' for them. For some it's programming and the beauty in finding the most efficient algorithm to a particular problem. For others it's the use of a particular operating system and the challenge of optimising it to a particular solution. For me it's virtualisation.

    Virtualisation in itself is nothing new. The basics of the idea date back to early Mainframes with tens ...
  6. Projects - A new begining

    by , 16th May 2009 at 08:51 AM
    I've been meaning to start a (semi-)regular blog for quiet a while. The problem is having something of interest, at least to myself, to blog about.

    Well as it turns out I have several projects on the go. Some are in a very embryonic stage, others are nearing completion.

    I thought I'd start with a list of projects under way and then over the next how ever many blogs tackle each subject as the mood takes me and the projects progress.

    Goodbye WinSuite ...

    Updated 16th May 2009 at 08:54 AM by tmcd35

  7. Convergence

    by , 22nd December 2008 at 10:47 AM
    Today I find myself wanting to blog again, and once again it'd the good ol' PS3 that's caught my attention. I have finally achieved the coveted prize of 'convergence'. Though it's by no means perfect the future is here.

    For the past however meny years I've been paying the local cable company an extortionate amount of money for their 'V+' box. Digital TV, Video Recorder and OnDemand service all in one. The problems being their high price and small quick to fill hard drive. Also, ...
  8. iTunes Music Quiz

    by , 28th November 2008 at 11:29 PM
    Okay, so my sister has asked me to organise a music quiz as a party game this crimbo based on the contents of my infamous iTunes library.

    I thought I'd search the net to see if there's a piece of software to help me do this.

    Haven't (yet) found what I'm looking for but did find this quiz which I thought would make a good blog entry. Feel free to try the quiz yourself and post your results as a comment

    How Meny Songs in Total?
  9. The problem with the Playstation 4

    by , 8th November 2008 at 05:46 PM
    So, I'm an avid music fan (understatement) and I own a PS3. Putting these two facts together mean I naturally like a certain type of game - Singstar and Rock Band. I'm counting the days till the release of Guitar Hero World Tour.

    My PS3 has a 40Gb hard disk that must be getting quite full now with all the songs have been downloading for the aforementioned games. So next spring I plan to get a 500Gb hard drive and a PlayTV tuner.

    The PS3 will become my complete ...