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day in review [Oct. 30th, 2000|01:48 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
-- built new windows computer ("pepper") ... it's a p3-800 mhz w/ 133 mhz fsb, 256mb ram, 7600 rpm 15 gig drive (enough for win2k, office, visual studio, and 10.7 gig to spare), 100 mbit ethernet card (always), and that's about it. extremely basic and cheap machine ... parts were about $1,000.
-- took exising windows machine ("dozer") apart and swapped out video cards with the new one i bought. (bought a voodoo 3000 (cheap) to go into the living room linux box, so i had to move my old voodoo 3500 TV from dozer to pepper.)
-- i then copied all my files over from dozer to pepper (not many, most my files i keep on my linux box)
-- i then reformatted dozer and installed linux... dozer is now "songx0r" (thanks to erik for the name)
-- songx0r is now in the living room, with an irman remote control receiver hooked up to it, being the living room mp3 appliance, hooked into the stereo and TV (but I can't figure out how to get the voodoo 3000's TV out to work under linux... need to go find documentation)

blythe was over on and off most the day as well. a bunch of us went to red robin's for dinner. i did my chore (vacuuming the basement and stairs) and other people all did theirs too (else we have to pay a $5 penalty... good incentive to spend 10-15 minutes doing our solitary weekly chore)

tomorrow i have more computer stuff to attend to:
-- need to put my new 60gb harddrive in my linux box.
-- need to fix songx0r's broken network cable running from the kitchen to the living room

anyway, now i sleep... class hell day tomorrow. no fun. night.

From: demo
2000-10-30 08:28 am (UTC)


we got one of those irman a while ago. I ended up just programming my own serial port reader for it instead of the lib they have. next time you are over i will have to show you the jirc (jim's ir controller) its mostly perl based. it has mass stuff in it. it even has a client/server setup so you can have all the unix boxes in the house sync'd up playing the same mp3. i made a windows client but win9x sucks for scheduling stuff like that so it doesnt sync up that well. YEAH our mp3 box is called noize.

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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-10-30 09:54 am (UTC)

Re: irman

hah... kick ass.
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[User Picture]From: erik
2000-10-30 08:39 am (UTC)
Is Songx0r going to have a Windows partition? I only ask because, with it being hooked up to the receiver, and being hooked up to the TV, it'd be AWESOME to play games on it. For instance, some Network Need for Speed.. on a big TV like that, with big speakers.. very nice. Brian and I used to play FIFA World Cup '98 on his Dad's TV... it was sooo much better than a little computer screen.
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[User Picture]From: seadawg
2000-10-30 08:45 am (UTC)

Re: TV out in Linux...

As far as I know, there is not much support out there for getting into the Voodoo3's more advanced functions. 3Dfx doesn't do a whole lot, and what they do do isn't well documented or anything.

I *think* one thing that works, is if you boot it to Windows and activate the TV out, it will continue to work in other OSs as long as you don't change it back. I guess it'll store something to activate it in the chip. I haven't tested this... only a minor witness one time on my box.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-10-30 10:12 am (UTC)



no windows.

if you wanna put a computer down there, you can put windows on it.
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[User Picture]From: visions
2000-10-30 09:18 am (UTC)
hehe. spoiling yourself eh?

oh, btw.. your scrollbar scares me :)
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[User Picture]From: rhiannonstone
2000-10-30 05:19 pm (UTC)
Hey! My intel box is named pepper! ;)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-10-30 05:22 pm (UTC)


I was thinking of Dr. Pepper ... it seems like you were thinking of a different type of pepper. :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2000-10-30 11:27 pm (UTC)

ugh, you can build an AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.0 GHz with GeForce2 MX, 20 gig HD, the works for $1000 (www.pricewatch.com)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-10-30 11:31 pm (UTC)


i don't want AMD.
i don't play games.
i only need 5 gig to boot.
i have 100 gb on my file servers.
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