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Installing Windows Vista/7 the lazy way!

Have you ever needed to perform a Windows install, but lacked the necessary hardware to do an install?  After ridding my house of optical drives, and having a limited number of large USB drives, I devised a way to install Windows without the use of either!  By using Linux’s wonderful KVM application, it’s possible to install Windows 7 on your hard drive with nothing more than a Windows ISO.

Warning:  This information comes without a warranty.  I won’t guarantee support if you break your hardware.  I’m not responsible for anything you do with this information.  For entertainment purposes only.  I’m probably lying.

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Tiling Window Managers: A Comparison

Over the past few years I’ve been trying to find the perfect window manager for me. Some have had the correct features, but terrible behavior. Some turn me off with painful programming languages. Others have horrible authors who are bat-shit insane.  What follows is a chronicle of my progression through various window managers, and a brief overview and review of each.

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Oregon Zoo!

Here are some pics that I snapped of the Oregon Zoo!

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AlwaysInnovating Touchbook Photo Gallery

The AlwaysInnovating TouchBook is an ARM-based netbook that also has a removable keyboard base that contains a second battery.  I was hoping that though one, I could experience what ARM hardware could bring to the traditional Intel-dominated netbook market.  Today I received shipment of the AlwaysInnovating TouchBook.  Here’s the unboxing and subsequent first-boot.

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Snow Leopard Preview

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I decided to give Snow Leopard gold master(10a432) a try on my fancy Macbook unibody.  I had become accustomed to some of the particular quirks and performance of Leopard 10.5 on my hardware, and wanted to see what new features or performance I should be expecting for the next release of OS X.