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back. [Nov. 25th, 2000|07:38 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
back in seattle. the drive up was interesting .... couldn't see the road for the majority of the trip due to all the rain.

once I arrived I unpacked, noticed my room smelled funny, went and did a bunch of dishes (that had been laying around my room), came back, unpacked, booted up computers, and within 20 minutes, my win2k box froze again. stupid windows. i'm thinking it has to be the video card.... i'll go buy a cheapo reliable 2d card as soon as i get a chance. recommendations? i don't want a GeForce2 or anything... i don't play games. just something that works.

now i'm going to work on LJ stuff.
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[User Picture]From: anilnaik
2000-11-25 07:46 pm (UTC)

I love this new housing arrangement.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-25 07:48 pm (UTC)

Re:

word.

kenji and scott could also be here and I don't think it'd be much different.
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[User Picture]From: ekashp
2000-11-25 07:57 pm (UTC)

LJ Work

Any progress on the replication ?

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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-25 08:25 pm (UTC)

Re: LJ Work

Yeah, I've been working on it, but I keep finding things that are necessary before I do that.

I'll let you know when I've got things ready for a test run....
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[User Picture]From: marcoo
2000-11-25 08:01 pm (UTC)

Why not a Matrox G400 DualHead ? Twin monitors can be handy... One monitor with a debug window and the other for the desktop... any combination possible :) You can find those in 16mo for very cheap now :)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-25 08:26 pm (UTC)

Re:

I don't want two monitors on the same operating system.....

Or, I would, but I still want Windows also. Linux still sucks in too many areas to ditch Windows entirely.
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[User Picture]From: marcoo
2000-11-25 08:29 pm (UTC)

Re:

Yeah I meant to run win98/2k in bi-monitor
anyway, i'd say a cheap G400 16mo, dualhead or not, or a TNT2 32mo, any brand
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[User Picture]From: nighthawk
2000-11-25 08:08 pm (UTC)

Vid Card

I'd say just go grab a classic TNT video card off of somebody on Pricewatch.com. Can't be THAT expensive.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2000-11-25 08:26 pm (UTC)

2D cards

If you want good 2D, definitely get a matrox card -- they're high quality and not quite expensive as the latest whiz-bang 3D accelerator.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-25 08:28 pm (UTC)

Re: 2D cards

yeah, I've got a matrox in my linux box now. matrox has never pissed me off.
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[User Picture]From: tydel
2000-11-25 08:41 pm (UTC)

Re: 2D cards

Matrox's are super-dependable ... I've had my Matrox MGA Millenium (4mb) for like 4 years and it's been perfect.
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[User Picture]From: mrwiz
2000-11-26 02:11 am (UTC)

agreed

get a matrox 400 or 450...

Most matrox cards are geared towards business and thus are extremely reliable and offer a very crisp 2d image.

can't go wrong there.
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[User Picture]From: detritus
2000-11-25 08:50 pm (UTC)

speaking of hardware..

Any recomendations for a modem that works with linux. I'm a newbie, and all the modems in my house are winmodems..
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-25 08:51 pm (UTC)

Re: speaking of hardware..

Is DSL or cable available in your area?

I couldn't imagine using Linux with a modem ... I'm always downloading new software.
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[User Picture]From: detritus
2000-11-25 09:06 pm (UTC)

Re: speaking of hardware..

Yeah, DSL is. Just haven't budgeted the $40 a month for it yet.

I'm just playing around with linux right now, to see if I like it..
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-25 11:52 pm (UTC)

Re: speaking of hardware..

Whitaker says a "Diamond SupraExpress 56k" is good. (in case you didn't read his reply)
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2000-11-25 11:50 pm (UTC)

Re: speaking of hardware..

You makin' fun of me, biotch? My whole network runs off a modem. hehehehe. I love it in the sticks.

-- If you get an external modem, can't go wrong there... I really like my Diamond SupraExpress 56k
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[User Picture]From: mart
2000-11-26 02:21 am (UTC)

Re: speaking of hardware..

Any external modem, which plugs into a serial port, will do you fine. The majority of internal modems are winmodems these days.

If you buy external, you remove the chance that it could be a winmodem.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-26 02:23 am (UTC)

Re: speaking of hardware..

Actually, you pretty much guarantee that it's not, I believe... I don't think the bandwidth over a serial port is fast enough to accomodate a WinModem's communication overhead.

Then again, I may be wrong ... I've never owned a modem in any of my computers. :-)
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2000-11-26 06:45 pm (UTC)

Re: speaking of hardware..

what i would recommend for looking for a modem that works with linux is check the Modem Howto for the list of compatible modems. all the howtos are great resources for anything you ever wanted to know about linux. 95% of the problems i have had with linux had the answer in the howtos. the best part is, it's really likely that you already have the howtos on your system at /usr/doc/.
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[User Picture]From: erik
2000-11-25 11:56 pm (UTC)
Ironically, I'm in the exact opposite situation. I have a basic 2D card (in addition to my Voodoo2 card, which Win2K won't recognize), and I want to get a nice, new GeForce2. You could buy mine (It's an ATI Velocity 128, I believe.. works fine with Win2K for me), and then I'd have an excuse to get my GeForce.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-25 11:58 pm (UTC)

Re:

word.

I'll give you $30 for it.

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From: sweetipy
2000-11-27 07:43 am (UTC)

So I'm Weird...sue me!

Don't ask about the subject...I have no idea...just what happened to come from my fingers...I have no idea who you are and I'm sure you have no idea who I am...at least I hope you don't...or that would be so weird....anywayz..I don't even know why I'm here...but I just had to say hi...so..HI...and you can find me somewhere on here...Sweetipy is my nick...buhbye!
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