Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

New Machine and Being Stuck in Linux Theming Hell

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Oh Jesus, where to start?... Read More

From Win/Linux dual boot to Linux RAID

Monday, May 21st, 2012

I’ve just had a shit of a time going from a dual boot setup with Windows on sda and Ubuntu on sdb to a Ubuntu only software RAID1 setup using both drives without having to erase or otherwise screw up the existing Ubuntu install on sdb (I’m using Lucid Lynx). ... Read More

Vertical dual screen setup with XRandR and Compiz

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
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I recently bought a Samsung Syncmaster. As opposed to the last time I tried to setup my second screen in a vertical position it worked this time. The Samsung screen has the same viewing angle and picture quality when positioned vertically as it has when positioned default horizontally.... Read More

Weird USB problems with Sony VAIO – Solved!

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

I just experienced the weirdest problems ever with my Sony VAIO and the USB ports.... Read More

The Maltese Falcon

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you might know that I currently live in Malta.... Read More

Logitech MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse review

Monday, February 15th, 2010

So I just got my new MX 1100 and I think it’s a great mouse, the only gripe I have with it is that it isn’t laptop friendly. That however is not Logitech’s fault. It would simply be great if there was a model that looked and felt like the MX 1100 but had the mini USB reciever and laptop snapping ability.... Read More

Ubuntu Netbook Remix on Lenovo S10e – review

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I just downloaded Ubuntu Netbook Remix and managed to install it on my Lenovo S10e.... Read More

SONY VAIO AW11Z review

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Three weeks ago I bought the SONY VAIO AW11Z C2D 2.53 4GB/640 BD-RE 18.4#VHP. It’s not really a laptop, more like a portable (barely). Yes it’s big but still, the weight is only 3.9kg.... Read More

Installing Intrepid Ibex – Ubuntu 8.10

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

I just installed Intrepid on my dual head machine at work and the experience was without flaw, easier than ever.... Read More

Recovering a corrupt hard drive

Friday, August 8th, 2008

I’ve just had the uncool job of recovering, or rescuing if you will, my external USB HDD. It’s a mess, Google is completely overrun by companies selling solutions for $39.95. Gah! This is my blow in the fight against this development, I hope it will help some poor soul one day.... Read More