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Fooling around with hardware and software in various ways
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CANed dreams

CANed dreams

Besides investing mildly into new hardware to keep me able to waste my time I also did some real hacking, or at least prepared it.

During a long phone call with a good friend I got an interesting idea. There’s a company that offers modules for almost all BMW models with which you can turn them into your own custom …..

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I’m back, with a new toy, too

I'm back, with a new toy, too

No I didn’t die. My mother actually did, but that’s neither about tablets nor technology.

Until some weeks ago I was still using my trusty Fujitsu T4210/15 as my main mobile computer and the TC4400 slate I built myself also saw some use from time to time. ┬áBut the hinge of the T was obviously starting to show its age …..

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Slate update – CPU trouble and shielding

Slate update - CPU trouble and shielding

I fucking hate this. I wrote this within an IE9 window for some reason and it swallowed all my text… GRMPF! Ok, so time to rewrite it. God, why did I use this abomination of a browser anyways…

I had two problems with the slate’s function after testing it a bit.

Number one was the CPU. I used the T5200 I …..

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I wanted a new CPU and now have a custom slate, too

I wanted a new CPU and now have a custom slate, too

Actually, the market has pretty much changed in the last couple of months and currently there’s some things on the market that are better than what I ended up building. But let’s start somewhere else…

You might remember, from the times when I had updates on a regular basis, that I own some TabletPC. After putting in some newer hard disk …..

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Low-Fi for the living room II

Low-Fi for the living room II

The last weeks the speaker box has been in use and proved to do quite well, with a notable exception. While the speakers were able to produce actual bass, they started to distort quite early. Too early for some kinds of music to be listened at a normal volume. So, as there is enough space and volume for a …..

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Good solutions don’t need to cost much

Good solutions don't need to cost much

Well, I was about to title this “Good solutions are sometimes simple”, but they are most of the time. In my journey to get rid of paper as thoroughly as I can I’ve already cursed my Tablet’s dock. It sits nearly flat on the ground, which is not bad for typing, but if you want to use it as …..

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A little outlook of what is to come soon

A little outlook of what is to come soon

There’s been a lot of hassle around the house again which keeps me from being unproductive in the most preferable way – by tampering all kinds of hardware. So I couldn’t order a set of new toys early enough to arrive in time for some easter fun.

The Low-Fi box has proven to be too Low-Fi and will get a …..

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Low-Fi for the living room

Low-Fi for the living room

Yes, I have been absent for quite some time. Besides a bit of stress related to the usual triple of university, work and private life there’s been a lot of death and illness. Death is most notable for one of our cats, that passed away at the biblical age of 21. A week after that my GF took a …..

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Turning VMWare Workstation into Server, kind of, and with still limited features

Turning VMWare Workstation into Server, kind of, and with still limited features

I introduced Misaka to you earlier and a RAM upgrade for her should be shipping the next days. I also told you the beautiful sexy’s mainly virtualizing things. There’s only a limited number of options, though, if you want to have a Windows host and virtualize stuff with the (perceived) need for state of the art options and the …..

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Why not make your own, custom digitizer?

Why not make your own, custom digitizer?

As said before I possess am the legal owner of two digitizers, graphic tablets, or what ever you wanna call them. The stationary, classic graphics tablet is usually occupied by my GF, though. When I bought it she questioned whether I need that thing and said it’s a waste of money. She does not say this anymore, but the …..

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