Monthly Archives: March 2009

virgin america rocks

Flying from Boston to San Francisco right now on Virgin America. The plane is new, the entertainment system runs GNU/Linux, you can order food and drink (soft drinks free, the rest is sadly overpriced) right from the touch screen in … Continue reading

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recycling a ton of old computing gear

We recycled at work this week – literally over a metric ton (estimated) of old servers. This is what about two thirds of that amount looked liked: Apologies for the low quality picture – I only had a crappy cell … Continue reading

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howto: replace a PLCC chip with a socket “ghetto style”

I used Peter Stuge’s “ghetto” method to replace a PLCC bios chip with a socket on an asus m2a-2vm board. This board has excellent coreboot support. The method basically consists of cutting off the legs of the PLCC chip as … Continue reading

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