Mon, 14 Nov 2005

acer al1916w

Acer AL1916W
I purchased my first LCD monitor for myself tonight after seeing this Acer AL1916W on for $375 CAD at Kingston Computer Planet here in town. I was a little sceptical about it since it's pretty cheap for a widescreen lcd, but it turns out so far that it's a pretty sweet deal. I set it up and the image quaility is quite alot better than I expected and the 1440x900 resolution is very nice to work in. It's very chrisp, bright and has a much better image than the Viewsonic g220f CRT that it's replacing. Great deal if your looking for a widescreen lcd monitor.

I had a bit of trouble finding information about running 1440x900 resolution in linux and it required me to setup a modeline for this specific monitor. I took an existing modeline I found for some laptop and just modified it to work with the specifics for this monitor that are listed in the manual. Insert the following into the "Monitor" section of the XF86Config-4 (or xorg.conf depending)

HorizSync 30-82
VertRefresh 56-76
Modeline "1440x900" 106.5 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +VSync


And set your resolution to 1440x900. Press the autoconfig button on the monitor after your running in the new resolution and everything should look pretty sweet.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2005

linux hawg

I was cleaning up some stuff the other day and came across this pdf about Linux called The Hole Hawg of Operating Systems that someone sent to me a long time ago. It's a really good explantion of linux in the form of a analogy about a tool called the Hole Hawg. If you haven't read it before, it's worth checking out as it's a very good explanation :)

Update: I quickly converted it to html as well since it wasn't really necessary as a pdf.

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Sat, 05 Nov 2005

darth vader

Thought I'd post some random image to liven up the page a little bit. This is my son going all vader with a light saber... And on that note if you haven't read the darth vader blog before, and you enjoy star wars, you probably should :)

light saber action

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panoramio

Came across panoramio.com in my random browsing. It's kind of a neat idea although I'm not sure what use it has, or how it'll work out in the long run. (i see people posting alot of crap and whatnot to it). It's a neat piece of technology though.

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Fri, 04 Nov 2005

aquarium blog

I've been keeping track of my aquarium maintenance and such in a blog for a little while now, and if your interested in that type of thing you can find it at /aquarium on the site.

posted at: 20:41 | path: /aquaria | permanent link to this entry


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