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So I inherited a Mac

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you have probably noticed that I frequently take in very old computers and do stuff with them. I got a lot of use from the ancient Compaq Presario 1240 which … Continue reading

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New Toy: Compaq Presario 1800

I have inherited yet another old laptop. This time it is a lovely Compaq Presario 1800. If you have never actually seen one of these, here is how it looks like: I have no clue what is it with my … Continue reading

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Python, Telnet and GUI-fying Legacy Apps

Today I want to talk about telnet. Yes, telnet is stupid and you should use ssh. Sometimes you can’t though. For example if there is some old legacy app that is sitting on some remote server that is not even … Continue reading

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Using Spare Laptop LCD as a VGA Monitor

We have bunch of old broken laptops lying around at work. Most of them are unusable, but I don’t like to throw them out because they are a great resource of spare parts. Sometimes I’m able to dig in that … Continue reading

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Ubuntulite: Problems Running Feisty on Old Hardware

While I was moderately happy with Fluxbuntu, I decided to give Ubuntulite a shot. It sounded like a great idea – the most basic of basic systems, with minimal Openbox setup on top of it. Fluxbuntu still seemed to exhibit … Continue reading

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Installing Fluxbuntu on Compaq Presario 1240

This post is yet another entry in the Compaq Presario 1240 saga. If you have been reading this blog for the past week or so, you know what is going on. If you are new, let me explain. Last December … Continue reading

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Consistent Nero Burn Errors

The other day I noticed that none of the 5 [tag]iso[/tag]’s I burned passed the [tag]integrity check[/tag]. I’ve been fighting with Ubuntu and fluxbuntu for couple of days now, and they always seem to be having the weirdest errors during … Continue reading

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Installing Slax Popcorn on Compaq Presario 1240

I was slightly disappointed with my installation of Damn Small Linux on the Compaq Presario 1240. Since Arch Linux didn’t work I decided to try another compact distribution called Slax. It’s based on Slackware and is designed to boot from … Continue reading

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