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Journal Journal: Cheapskate tricks #1

Many times, I find myself on the run between work and gigs. Traffic around Boston can be insane, so inevitably I have to choke down some fast food. Not for price, but for speed.

If you do the obvious thing, it will cost you about $7 for one of those so-valued "value" meals. Surely, we can do better. If you're going to suffer the insult of eating crappy food, why overpay for it? You can get a dinner for about $2. Here's how:

Displays

Journal Journal: LCDs do get burn-in

You may think now that you upgraded to a nice LCD you won't get any burn-in like on your CRT.

I noticed the other day, after working a few hours on a score, than I had ghost images, dark spots. all over my Samsung 191T. I like a very dark and boring background (blue or purple).

At work, I have a Viewsonic VX2000 (an incredible monitor!) and a NEC MultiSync 1830, both of which are seemingly impervious to this.

Hardware Hacking

Submission + - Connector pinout site reborn as a wiki

An anonymous reader writes: Hardware Book has been around for more than 10 years. Full with 500+ pinouts and cable descriptions for the poor students or hardware enthusiasts. Now reborn as a Wiki and updated with new pinouts. You'll find everything for your old C64 and your new Nintendo Wii.

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