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Journal: CMI9739A

Journal by steak

this is really here for my own purposes.



IEC958 Capture Monitor
IEC958 Capture Switch
IEC958 Capture Valid Switch


Journal: Biostar iDEQ 200V and Fedora Core 1

Journal by steak

I recently purchased a Biostar iDEQ 200V from newegg, and i love it. I bought
it for the express purpose of having a small-form-factor linux box; and I chose fedora core
1, mainly because I have been using red hat related products since red hat 5.2
(my fisrt distro was caldera 1.3, oh how times have changed). Set up was pain
free, as most distros are nowa days. I didn't try to use the onboard video card
although Via does provide drivers for the km400 chipset. Instead I used
my newly freed up radeon 7500 (thank you 9800 pro) as the video card. One note
about drivers the sound card was detected as a Via 8233, but Biostar says that it is a C-Media 9739/A. Either way it worked just fine the way Fedora autodetected it. The network card also worked right out of the box and was autodetected as a Via Rhine-II card. The only problem I have had is getting 3d hardware acceleration to work, and since I am planning on taking this rig to Quakecon this year I'm gonna need hardware aceleration. My roomate found this helpful how-to for upgrading Fedora Core 1 to 2.6.x on Linux Electrons; I don't know if your in to that or not.

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Journal: mac haters

Journal by steak

I just realized something. people always talk about how blindly loyal mac fans are, but they never mention how unreasonable mac haters are. for example, while i am a mac fan, i admit that the hardware is overpriced. there is not much you can say bad about os x (although it is in no way perfect), and when i start speaking about how much better os x is than windoze all they can say is "os 9 sucked." yes it did now get up off your ass and come into 2003.

p.s. i have also noticed that said mac haters are almost always use windows and think that linux is something you put in the bed of your truck.

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Journal: sour and sweet II

Journal by steak


storm borks 3 year old motherboard

gigabyte ga7zx-1, athlon tbird 700, 768 pc133


i have a legit reason to replace my 3 year old motherboard

gigabyte ga7vaxp ultra, athlon xp 2500+(barton), 256 pc2700

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Journal: sour and the sweet

Journal by steak


$300 g-chart card for my dad's gps stop working


hurricane claudette knocked the gps around and it started working again.

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Journal: amazon dvd recomendations

Journal by steak

today i was really really bored so i played with the recomendations page on amazon and i got my dvd recomendations down to

1. The Day the Earth Stood Still

is this movie any good, hopefully i just confused amazon with all my inputs in the space of 30 minutes. becuase i wouldnt know what dvds to buy if amazon doesnt tell me. ;)

"I have not the slightest confidence in 'spiritual manifestations.'" -- Robert G. Ingersoll