• Atomic Clock Radio

    29 Jan | 08
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I have a really old clock radio that my grandparents gave me when I was kid that I still use to keep time in my bedroom. It's so old that it's from before manufacturers figured out to stick batteries in to maintain the clock when there's no power. Every time the power goes out the clock resets itself to 12:00am. The clock only has two ways to set the time: fast and slow. Fast moves ahead about 1 hour every second, and slow is 1 minute every second. If you happen to overshoot on...

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  • Retaking my mailbox

    07 Jan | 08
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I've had the same email address for well over 12 years. It's probably on every single spammer's list that's out there. I've been getting over 500 spams a day for a long time and I've had to resort to sorting spam out into another folder because my inbox was constantly alerting me about new mail. Of course, sorting spam into another mailbox doesn't work . All you end up with is a huge mailbox so clogged with junk you'll never find a message that was falsely...

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  • I cut off one head and two grow back in its place

    21 Jul | 07
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    After many years of junk collecting, I have acquired a large number of Matrox Millennium II cards. These cards have a rather unique feature in that you can put more than one of them in a computer and use them at the same time. Those of you that used to run NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP no doubt recognize this card. In all I have five of the Millennium II cards. I also have an AGP Millennium G200 which also supports the multi-card feature. In order for this to be a "worthwhile" demonstration, I...

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  • Dumber than advertised

    20 Apr | 07
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    For the last week and a half I've been working on doing a complete network rebuild for a client, including all the servers and desktops. They are very heavily Exchange based, so the new servers had to be running Windoze. In their old environment the users were storing all their files on their local computer. This created obvious problems whenever they changed offices or when there was a hardware failure on their computer. When the time came to setup the new Windoze servers the first thing...

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  • No computer is an island

    24 Sep | 06
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    No computer is an island, unless of course it's a Mac with an operating system prior to OSX. Last night after getting rid of most of the old Macs I had, I was wondering if there had ever been a version of MAME that ran on 68k Macs. There was, so I thought what the heck and maybe I'll continue with my scheme of turning these junkers into "arcade machines" in order to get rid of them. I fired up both computers to verify they are working, and both booted up fine. Same as...

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